Category Archives: Talking

Grand Prairie police warn of dangerous snake on the loose

The Grand Prairie Police Department is warning residents in a particular neighborhood to watch out for a dangerous snake on the loose.

Last night (Tuesday) at around 6:30pm, Grand Prairie Animal Services were contacted about a missing snake that had escaped an enclosure at a home in the 1800 block of Cherry Street.

Crews from animal services and professional snake apprehension specialists searched for the snake inside and outside the house throughout the night, but the snake was not located. They believe the snake may have slithered into the surrounding neighborhood.

The West African Banded Cobra snake is venomous and dangerous, police say. They are warning people not to approach or capture the snake.

The owner is permitted to have the snake, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The Grand Prairie Police Department has partnered with the Grand Prairie Fire Department who has alerted area
hospitals of the missing snake and initiated a protocol with Parkland Hospital to treat this type of snake bite in
event of a human encounter. GPPD has also been in contact with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
related to policy and procedures on the permitting of venomous snakes in residential areas.

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Couple arrested for murder after killing woman at Garland home

The Garland Police Department has arrested Kvaughandre Presley and Gabriela Liliana Torres after they allegedly shot and killed a 60-year-old woman during the burglary of a Garland home.

Police say the woman was helping family move into the house when both suspects entered through the garage to commit a burglary. They shot her multiple times, leaving her for dead while they burglarized the home.

Emergency responders were called to the house, located in the 700 block of Briar Way, around 7:00pm on Tuesday evening. The suspects had already fled from the house, burglarizing other homes and vehicles in the neighborhood. At one point, police say the male suspect pointed a gun at a homeowner, committing yet another felony.

This morning (Thursday), they were both arrested for Murder. Both suspects are in the Garland jail.

Young man street racing killed in Carrollton crash

The Carrollton Police Department has released additional information regarding the fatality accident last night at Trinity Mills Road and Willowgate Lane.

Traffic investigators say a 19-year-old driver was racing his friend in another car when the crash occurred. The young man lost control of the car and hit a tree near the Briarview Senior Living.

His friends in the other vehicle were not injured. The driver of that vehicle is cooperating with police.

Lanes of Trinity Mills were closed from around 8:00pm until 2:30am while investigators conducted their investigation.

“Street racing is punishable under Texas Transportation Code Section 545.420 as a second degree felony when it involves serious death or injury,” noted the Carrollton Police Department. Violators could face up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Man stoned, killed by landscaping bricks after shooting multiple people at Fort Worth house

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a multiple victim shooting that occurred overnight at a house in the Como neighborhood of west Fort Worth.

Fort Worth police were called to the house in the 5600 block of Shiloh Drive at around 1:00am this morning after reports of a shooting.

Detectives learned that a man attending a party at the house became upset for some reason and left. He later returned with another person and engaged in a verbal argument with the partygoers. During the argument, the man shot and injured another person at the party. Other attendees immediately started chasing the man after he shot their friend.

As the partygoers chased down the suspect, he fired multiple shots at them, hitting at least two other people. They started throwing landscaping bricks at the suspect, eventually pinning him to the ground and hitting him several more times with at least one brick.

When paramedics arrived on the scene, the suspect had died from his blunt force injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. At least three people were shot, one fatally. Others are seeking treatment.

A handgun was recovered from the scene.

Homicide detectives are still investigating the motive behind the incident.

Recent high school graduate killed in ATV crash near Granbury

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred during the overnight hours of Saturday, July 10th.

At around 1:20am on Saturday morning, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene of an all terrain vehicle crash along Bolton Road near Farm to Market Road 51 (Weatherford Highway) just north of Granbury.

DPS troopers say a 2017 utility vehicle was traveling along Bolton Road when the driver crashed off the road and into a fence.

The driver, identified as a 21-year-old man from Granbury, and two sibling passengers, an 18-year-old man and 21-year-old woman, were ejected in the crash and seriously injured. The 18-year-old was pronounced deceased yesterday (Sunday) afternoon after being airlifted to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth. The 21-year-old woman sustained serious injuries. The driver was also injured, but unknown severity.

The victim has been publicly identified as a recent graduate of Godley High School. Godley ISD published a post on their Facebook page as a remembrance.

Bystanders pull injured driver from high speed crash in Arlington

A driver has been hospitalized with serious injuries following a high speed crash in Arlington yesterday afternoon.

At around 3:30pm on Sunday, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene along North Collins Street near E. Lamar Blvd after a single vehicle crashed into a pole.

Officials say the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashed off the roadway, and overturned. The vehicle ended up against a large pole, and caught fire.

Bystanders were able to rescue the driver before first responders arrived, according to Arlington police. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital with serious injuries. His condition has not been released.

Fight leads to shootout at Irving park; one killed, one injured

The Irving Police Department is investigating a shooting that resulted from a fight this morning at the Mountain Creek Preserve park located in the 1000 block of E. Hunter Ferrell Road.

Police say several individuals met up at the park this morning to fight. During the fight, multiple people branded firearms and a shootout occurred. Residents nearby heard the gunshots and called 9-1-1.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found one shooting victim deceased on the scene. He has been identified as a 21-year-old man. A second victim showed up at a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. He is currently hospitalized in unknown condition.

During the investigation, it was discovered that several people involved in the fight were at a house on Trinity View Street. Irving PD’s tactical team responded with patrol officers and apprehended 3-4 individuals at the house.

Some of the people are cooperating, but some are not. No arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

NEW: Murder suspects lead police on chase that ends in shootout on I35W in Alvarado

A Hill County law enforcement officer and two suspects wanted in connection to a murder in Dallas are all recovering in the hospital tonight for injuries sustained in a lengthy pursuit and shootout.

It all started around 2:00pm this afternoon when the Dallas Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit was conducting an investigation involving two wanted felons. Both were suspects in a homicide investigation. The suspect’s vehicle, a red Dodge Neon, was spotted on Interstate 35E in Waxahachie. A marked Waxahachie police officer attempted to pull over the suspects, but they sped away.

A lengthy pursuit went through Ellis, Hill, and Johnson counties involving several agencies. During the pursuit, the suspects fired multiple gunshots at police, striking a Hill County Constable. He was taken to a Fort Worth hospital where his injuries and condition have not been disclosed. We have heard unofficially that he was hit in the shoulder and face. Burleson Police Department has identified him as Kevin Cordell, one of their former officers.

The suspects continued to fire at police throughout the pursuit, eventually exiting off Interstate 35W at County Road 604 in Alvarado. They u-turned on the service road to go back southbound on the highway when a DPS Trooper utilized his vehicle and rammed the suspects.

The suspect vehicle came to rest along a grassy median along the highway. A shootout then ensued between several police officers and the two suspects. Both suspects were injured and taken to local hospitals. We have heard at least one of the suspects sustained major injuries. No other officers were injured.

Lanes of Interstate 35W were closed for approximately 30 minutes while police apprehended both suspects. CareFlite sent two medical helicopters to the scene.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation at this time.

UPDATE: The two suspects involved in yesterday’s shooting have been identified as 19-year-old men from Dallas. One of the suspects was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other remains hospitalized. Hill County Constable Kevin Cordell also remains hospitalized.

Thanks to Michael Beard Photography for the banner photo of the scene.

Significant damage reported along I35E in Ellis County after tornado hit

Multiple emergency responders are currently responding to a major incident on Interstate 35E near Johnson Road between Waxahachie and Forreston in Ellis County.

At around 9:00pm, a tornado crossed the highway at the given location. The tornado has flipped at least two 18-wheelers and reports of people trapped in the wreckage.

All lanes of northbound and southbound I35E are currently blocked in this area due to significant damage.

Updates to follow.

Body found in apartment pool believed to be missing autistic boy

The Dallas Police Department is investigating an unfortunate incident involving a young autistic child.

On Friday morning, 8-year-old Keydall Jones was reported missing. He was last seen at an apartment complex in the 13600 block of Montfort Drive. Dallas police issued a Critical Missing Person alert since Keydall was autistic and nonverbal.

Officers and K-9 searched the area throughout the day Friday and into the evening hours, but he was not located.

At around 8:00am today (Saturday), officers discovered a body in the apartment complex swimming pool. Dallas Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

Although the victim has not yet been identified, those close to the situation indicate it is the missing boy. Positive identification will be released by officials when confirmed.

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