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Police arrest wanted felon at Garland home

Today, March 14, 2023, at approximately 12:00 PM, Garland Police Officers observed a wanted felon, 37-year-old Manuel Acosta De La Sancha, enter a residence in the 3400 block of Hillsdale Lane. Out of an abundance of caution, the Garland SWAT team responded to the location.

On scene, Garland SWAT Negotiators continuously gave Manuel commands to exit the residence, to which he eventually complied.

Officers arrested Manuel for a felony warrant for Family Violence Assault with Previous Convictions and a felony warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

He is currently in the Garland Detention Center, and no bond is set for either charge.

Large Spring Break gathering causes disturbance at Mansfield park

On Monday, March 13, 2023 around 7 p.m., Mansfield Officers responded to Katherine Rose Memorial Park in reference to a large crowd. Officers estimated at least 1,000 people were at the park.

As officers attempted to disperse the crowd, officers reported hearing gunshots. The shots caused a panic and attendees to flee the park into surrounding neighborhoods and streets. Officers have collected some evidence, including bullet casings, at the park to indicate there was a shooting.

No one was shot.

The park was subsequently cleared.

Multiple agencies assisted to disperse the crowd and no officers were injured. The investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has any information or tips, please contact Sgt. Hale at

Parker County man charged with felony after killing service dog

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a man in connection with an animal cruelty case.  

Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said the incident occurred Sunday, March 5, 2023, when the suspect shot a dog at a residence in the 6300-Block of South FM 113.  

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence and observed the deceased dog with several gunshot wounds.  

A witness reported to deputies that he observed the suspect as a passenger in a truck traveling down the driveway when he shot the dog which was running toward the truck.  

The witness also reported that the suspect not only shot the dog from the cab of the truck, but after the truck stopped, he exited the truck and shot the dog several more times. The suspect then re-entered the truck and left the scene.  

Sheriff’s deputies reported the dog, named Dandi, was a 2-year-old Doberman and Labrador mix-breed, which was a registered service dog belonging to the occupant of the residence, who is disabled in a wheelchair. Witnesses on the scene reported as Dandi was bleeding from the gunshot wounds, she was trying to crawl toward her owner and was whimpering. Witnesses observed Dandi was wearing her service dog harness at the time she was shot.  

Dandi had suffered severe injuries. It was obvious to those on scene that Dandi would not survive. She was humanely euthanized at the scene to end her suffering. 

Sheriff’s deputies transported the dog to a local veterinarian, who recovered numerous projectiles from the Dandi’s right ear, leg, ribs, shoulder, abdomen and spine.  

The suspect was identified as Noel Britten Nolen, 41, of Parker County.  

Justice of the Peace Judge Randall Grissom was presented with the facts of the case and immediately issued a felony warrant for Nolen’s arrest on the charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals. Nolen was apprehended Friday and was booked into the Parker County Jail.

Information courtesy Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Grand Prairie officer hit by red light runner

A Grand Prairie officer has sustained minor injuries after a crash on the northbound SH 360 service road at Eden Road.

Reports indicate a Grand Prairie police officer was traveling through the intersection when another vehicle ran a red light and hit the squad car.

Luckily, the officer only sustained minor injuries. The other driver was also not seriously hurt.

Expect some minor traffic congestion in the area while police and fire crews clear up the scene.

Thanks to Ula N. Pang for the photo.

Two people shot in Frisco

The Frisco Police Department is currently investigating a shooting in the area of Alviso Road and Marbella Drive.

Police responded to a shooting and located two victims. Both victims were transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

One suspect has been taken into custody. Frisco officers and other assisting agencies are currently searching the immediate area for any additional suspects.

You may see heavy police activity in the area of Panther Creek Parkway between Hillcrest and Preston.

Updates will be provided when released by officials.

UPDATE – 8:07pm – Frisco PD confirm a second suspect has been detained. The investigation is ongoing, but at this time there are no further suspects outstanding, per FPD.

UPDATE – Frisco PD’s full statement regarding the incident:

On Sunday, March 5, 2023, at approximately 5:17 p.m., Frisco Police Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Alviso Road and Shasta Drive.  Callers reported hearing gunshots in the area, saw multiple subjects fleeing from a white passenger vehicle, and observed one subject laying in the roadway.

Upon arrival to the area, officers located an individual with multiple gunshot wounds on the ground near the vehicle and immediately began first aid.  Other responding officers located and detained a second person, who had been observed fleeing east from the scene.  

Not long after the initial reports of the shooting, Frisco Dispatch received a call of an injured person at a residence in the 10400-block of Attleborough Drive.  Officers in the area were flagged down in reference to the call, and after entering the home, found a second individual with multiple gunshot wounds.  While providing medical attention, officers learned that the person was related to the original incident.  They determined that another individual at the residence was also involved, and that person was later detained.

Frisco Fire Department personnel transported both of the wounded to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

In investigating the events leading up to the incident, officers learned that the two subjects in the 

passenger car met up with the two subjects from the neighborhood.  An altercation ensued in which shots were exchanged, resulting in two persons being wounded.   Of the four parties involved, one of the wounded remained at the vehicle, while one subject fled east.  The other two subjects, including the other that was wounded, fled to the residence on Attleborough.

This is an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public.  Three of the subjects have been taken into custody and charged with offenses ranging from Aggravated Robbery to Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The fourth subject remains hospitalized, and charges are pending.  

Due to the ongoing investigation, the identities of these individuals are not being released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Frisco Police Department at (972) 292-6010. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by texting FRISCOPD and the tip to 847411 (tip411) or by downloading the Frisco PD app.

18-wheeler jack-knifes, leaked fuel catches fire on I35E near downtown Dallas

At around 2:07pm this afternoon, Dallas Fire Rescue and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on northbound I35E near Riverfront Blvd just south of downtown Dallas.

The driver of an 18-wheeler jack-knifed the rig and hit the right median. Impact from the collision ruptured the truck’s saddle tank and caught the leaking fuel on fire.

Officials say the driver was not seriously hurt.

The resulting fuel spill snarled traffic for hours.

Dallas firefighters respond to fire at old Valley View Mall

On Saturday, February 11th, at 12:07 a.m., Dallas Fire-Rescue units responded to a 911 call for a structure fire at the old Valley View Mall, located at 13331 Preston Road, in North Dallas. 

Firefighters arrived to the sight of thick black smoke coming from the three-story building, in the area where the movie theater was located. Firefighters deployed handlines and worked their way through the building to find a fire, which had mostly burned itself out, on the ground floor, as well as another fire on the floor above. A second alarm response was transmitted for manpower, which resulted in the approximate total of 45 – 50 firefighters responding to mitigate the situation. The fire was officially declared extinguished almost four hours later. 

Despite the duration of this incident, there was more time spent ventilating smoke from the structure, to confirm there was no fire remaining, than actually extinguishing flames. 

There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident, but there was one homeless man who had to be rescued from the roof after the smoke build-up left it as his only place of refuge. The man was uninjured and is not believed to have anything to do with the fire’s origin. As it currently stands, the cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation.

Driver rescued after crashing into Rendon pond

At 8:32am this morning, multiple emergency responders from the Rendon Fire Department, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Worth Fire Department, and Everman Fire Department were called to a crash at a neighborhood pond near 7300 Red Leaf Court.

Police say the driver thought the pickup was in drive, but it was in reverse. She lost control of the truck and it rolled downhill into the water. The driver had to bust through the sunroof to get out of the submerged vehicle.

First arriving deputies utilized a homeowner’s boat to rescue the driver.

Fort Worth FD’s Dive Team assisted in recovering the vehicle from the water.

The driver was not injured.

Criminal mischief investigation underway at Dallas Zoo, police say

The Dallas Police Department has started a criminal mischief investigation into the Friday disappearance of a Clouded Leopard.

As reported, Dallas police were contacted Friday by authorities at the Dallas Zoo regarding a missing Clouded Leopard. Officers assisted zoo personnel in the search for the animal which was located at approximately 4:40pm, several hours after the initial report.

Nova, the missing Clouded Leopard. Photo: Dallas Zoo

Further investigation determined a cutting tool was intentionally used to cut an opening in the fencing of the Clouded Leopard’s habitat. A criminal investigation was initiated after this discovery.

After discovering the cut fencing in the Clouded Leopard habitat, zoo personnel showed investigators a similar cut found at a habitat that enclosed a breed of monkey known as Langurs. All the Langurs were still inside their habitat and did not appear to be harmed, or in any danger. A criminal mischief offense was filed.


The investigation is ongoing.

Eastbound 635 closed due to fatal 18-wheeler rollover crash

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident along the eastbound lanes of IH-635 near Hillcrest Road.

At 4:30pm this afternoon, Dallas Fire Rescue crews and Dallas PD officers responded to the scene and located an overturned FedEx 18-wheeler. The crash caused significant damage to the cab, killing the driver. Paramedics pronounced the driver deceased at the scene.

All lanes of eastbound 635 are closed while TxDOT crews clear up the scene. An accident investigation is also ongoing.

It is best to avoid this area.

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