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Local emergencies & public safety incidents in the Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas area


Shooting (Josephine)

Numerous agencies including Josephine PD, FD, Collin County EMS, and other law enforcement personnel are on scene of a reported shooting incident in Josephine. A medical helicopter has landed at the scene to airlift the victim to a trauma center. Reported to have occurred at or near the City Hall building.


Homicide (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of White Hall Road at the Rush Creek Apartments around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Officers arrived on scene and found a man in his 40’s deceased in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound. Witnesses reported seeing two men arguing in the parking lot before hearing several gunshots. It’s possible the deceased man was involved in an argument.

Detectives believe the second man ran towards a white passenger car which drove away after the shooting. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office once next of kin has been notified. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ben Lopez at 817-459-5373. Tipsters may also remain anonymous by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.


Search (Ft Worth)

Arlington PD and Fort Worth PD are searching for a possible kidnapping suspect in the area of Miller Ave. and 287. Suspect described as a young skinny black male, last seen wearing black shorts but no shirt. On foot in the area. APD and FWPD officers are on scene along with Air-1 helicopter. Call 9-1-1 if you see someone suspicious in the area matching this description.


Shooting (Burleson)

Burleson Police, Fire, and MedStar EMS are on scene of a shooting incident in the 800 block of Pecan Street (residential subdivision). Engine 1 and MedStar are on scene requesting a medical helicopter to the scene. AVOID this area.


Major Accident (McKinney)

McKinney Fire/EMS and Police are on scene of a vehicle vs. Denton ISD school bus at the intersection of Wisteria Way and 380. One vehicle high speed into the back of a school bus. Westbound lanes of 380 are closed. Avoid! (Information: First Response Photography)


Structure Fire (Plano)

Engine 1 is on scene with a fully involved structure fire in the 1400 block of F. Ave. Defensive fire operations. Medic 1 on scene assisting with the water source. Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 6, Truck 1, Truck 4, Battalion 1, Battalion 2 all assigned.


House Fire (Ft Worth)

Multiple FWFD crews are on scene of a report a residential structure fire in the 1800 Block of Beacon Way. CareFlite has just landed at the scene. We have multiple reports from followers that they heard an explosion type noise a short time ago. We have not heard an update on the situation. Avoid this area.


Homicide Investigation (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department responded to a report of someone that was stabbed in the 4600 block of S. Cooper Street at a retail location on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 9:32 p.m. When officers arrived, they located a man in his 20’s with apparent stab wounds. This man was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown.

 

Approximately 6 minutes later, officers responded to a disturbance involving a knife in the 4800 block of S. Cooper Street. Officers determined that a man stabbed a female at this location behind a retail business. The woman in her 40’s was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased due to multiple apparent stab wounds.

 

While officers were trying to stabilize the scene, the suspect, a man in his 40’s, started causing self-inflicting wounds to his body by stabbing himself multiple times. He was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown.

 

Detectives are in the process of interviewing multiple witnesses at both scenes. Investigators believe that the victims and suspect knew each other and may have a family relationship. It is too early to determine what led up to this incident.


Major Accident (Ft Worth)

Engine 1, Engine 5, multiple MedStar ambulances, and FWPD are all on scene of a major accident involving at least one vehicle and an 18 wheeler on northbound I35W near I30. MedStar has transported multiple people from this scene, at least one with serious to critical injuries. Delays in the area = slow down!


Motorcycle Accident (Frisco)

Frisco Engine 8, Medic 8, and PD are on scene of a major accident involving a motorcycle on southbound 121 between Custer Road and Independence Parkway. Medic 8 is ground transporting a motorcycle rider, trauma alert, with major injuries. CPR in progress.


HazMat (Ft Worth)

FWFD is on scene of westbound I20 around Mansfield highway with a hazmat spill, possibly diesel fuel. Westbound 20 is closed, traffic being diverted to northbound 820. Hazmat team and TxDot sand truck en route. Avoid this area.


Grass Fire (Boyd)

Boyd FD is on scene of a grass and hay bale fire near the 100 block of County Road 4756 near County Road 4757. Structure threatened. Grass and hay bales on fire. Requesting assistance from Newark FD, Rhome FD, and Tarrant County. Smoke will be visible.


Structure Fire (Frisco)

Frisco Quint 7, Medic 7, Truck 6, Engine 6, and others are on scene of a structure fire near the 200 block of King Road. Fully involved structure fire. Reported to be a barn. Heavy smoke visible from this fire. Little Elm FD requested to the scene for a tanker.


Fatality Incident (Burleson)

Early this morning around 12:45am, Johnson County sheriffs deputies and Burleson PD responded to a possible vehicle crash on FM 917 just east of Chisholm Trail Parkway. PD units arrived on scene and found two victims, both suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was deceased on scene. FD launched and landed CareFlite for the second victim who was flown to Harris downtown, but did not survive. Burleson PD now report this as a murder-suicide incident.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Willow Park)

Willow Park FD, Aledo FD, Lifecare EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident westbound I20 near the 416 mile marker. CareFlite has been launched to the scene. Landing zone is being established at this time. Extrication is in progress, reported to be two people trapped. Major delays on both sides of I20. Take another route.


Body Recovery (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department responded to a death investigation in the 800 block of E. Sanford Street near 400 Truman Street around 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, September 02, 2017. A citizen reported finding what is believed to be some human remains in a wooded area near a creek. Detectives have worked through the weekend and continue to track leads in this case.
Investigators have located additional remains believed to be related to the initial call on E. Sanford Street. During the execution of a search warrant, additional human remains believed to belong to a second person were also located. This discovery was made in the backyard of a house at 202 Burton Drive.
During the scope of the investigation, detectives have charged Mariano Sanchez with Murder. Mariano is also being held on a Burglary of a Habitation warrant out of Tarrant County and a Possession of a Controlled Substance charge out of Arlington.
Detectives have also identified a second suspect related to this case. An arrest warrant for Murder has been issued for Hector Acosta-Ojeda, 28-years old, approximately 5’08” tall and 190 pounds. *Hector is considered armed and extremely dangerous.* Anyone with information related to Hector’s whereabouts is asked to contact APD’s Tip Line at 817-575-8823. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.
Investigators believe that the victims were specifically targeted in this offense and this was not a random incident. Homicide detectives have not ruled out the possibility that the killings may be drug-related.
Crime Scene personnel are still processing the Burton Drive address and may be there for several days. The department is working with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office on the recovery of the deceased.


Structure Fire (Arlington)

Arlington FD Truck 9, Engine 9, Engine 12, Truck 1, Engine 16, Engine 3, and others are on scene of a reported structure fire at a building under construction near Collins St. and I20. All workers are out of the building. Fire reported to be inside of the wall. Part of the building is smoldering, per first FD units on scene.


Police Investigation (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD are investigating a reported major accident in the 10400 block of South Freeway service road near Garden Acres. This morning around 10:00am, officers responded to a major accident involving a person that was in the back of a truck and fell off. The person was declared deceased at the scene. The service road was closed for police investigation.


Police Incident (Waxahachie)

Waxahachie PD and FD are on scene of a police incident in the 200 block of Bent Creek Drive. Dispatched as a domestic situation and someone possibly stabbed. Ellis County EMS has transported a patient from the scene with serious injuries. The suspect is now barricaded. Please avoid this neighborhood while law enforcement units work the scene.


Major Accident (Parker County)

Hudson Oaks FD, Lifecare EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident in the 3000 block of Lakeway Drive. Reported to be a vehicle vs. a tree. EMS Supervisor on scene requesting a second ambulance. Air medical was on standby, but has been canceled. FD/EMS units do report at least one patient with major injuries.


Major Accident (Dallas County)

Wilmer FD, Ferris FD, multiple law enforcement, and others are on scene of a major accident with vehicle fire on southbound I45 at Malloy Bridge Road in far south Dallas County. Units reporting fatality accident. All lanes of southbound I45 are closed due to this accident. Expect an extended closure.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Dallas)

Battalion 4, Engine 28, Rescue 57, Dallas PD, and others are on scene of a major accident with entrapment in the 9400 block of Walnut Hill Lane at White Rock Trail. ONCOR has been requested to the scene. USAR 19 (Urban Search & Rescue) is responding to assist with extrication. Three ambulances have been requested to the scene along with an additional engine.


House Fire (Dallas)

Engine 53 is on scene of a well involved structure fire in the 2500 block of Hillsboro Ave. Working fire. 2nd in engine catch the plug. Battalion 1, Battalion 8, Engine 31, Engine 39, Truck 53, Truck 39 all assigned.


Major Accident (Plano)

Southbound lanes of Preston Road are closed between Hedgcoxe Road and Legacy Drive while Plano Police and Fire/EMS work a major accident involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Engine 8, Truck 8, Squad 1, and Medic 12 all responded. Medic 12 ground transported a patient to Medical City Plano with major injuries. Accident investigators are on the scene.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Venus)

Venus FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident, reported to be a possible head-on collision, on Highway 67 just east of Venus. CareFlite 1 has just lifted from the scene, airlifting a patient to Harris downtown.


Major Accident (Weatherford)

Weatherford Engine 3 is on scene of a major accident along I20 near Bankhead Highway. Dispatched as a vehicle that crashed off the highway and onto the railroad tracks. FD reports one vehicle on the tracks with major damage. Checking for injuries. Lifecare EMS is also responding.


Major Accident (Cleburne)

Cleburne FD has landed CareFlite air at the scene of a major accident at Country Club Road near Bellevue Drive. CareFlite ground EMS, Cleburne EMS, and Cleburne PD are on scene. CPD reported it as a possible head-on collision.


Officer Involved Shooting (Ft Worth)

Its best to avoid Loop 820 between I30 and Trinity Blvd. due to a police situation. Heavy traffic. Fort Worth PD reports this is an officer involved shooting. Units were responding to reports of a person standing in the middle of the freeway.

Update – Southbound lanes of 820 are now completely closed, and will likely be for some time, while FWPD investigates the shooting. Find another route!


Accident w/ Entrapment (Mansfield)

Mansfield FD/EMS and MPD are on scene of a major accident with entrapment along southbound 287 at Walnut Creek Drive. Reported to be a vehicle vs. bridge column. Extrication is in progress. EMS helicopter launched to the scene. Southbound lanes will be closed for the landing zone.


Possible Missing Child (Denton County)

Several FD and PD crews are looking for a possible missing child in the area of 601 Villa Paloma Blvd, Catherine Bell Middle School. The missing child is a black female, 2nd grade age, wearing a teal shirt and a teal bow. Last seen walking from the school down Villa Paloma Blvd towards the community swimming pool. This is in the Paloma Creek area just south of 380. If you live in the area – please call 9-1-1 if you spot the child.


Death Investigation (Irving)

The Irving Police Department is investigating the discovery of a dead body in the 2000 block of County Line Road. At approximately 0753 hours this morning, a passing motorist called police to report finding an adult male that had apparently been shot. Detectives are working to identify the person’s identity and the circumstances surrounding his death. – Irving PD


Major Accident (Ellis County)

Ennis FD, Ellis County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident, reported to be a person struck by a vehicle, along southbound I45 near FM 879. All southbound lanes are closed. Air medical was on standby, but has been disregarded. Unknown injuries at this time. Avoid the area.


Near-Drowning (Frisco)

Quint 4, Medic 7, and other Frisco FD and PD units are on scene of a near-drowning in the 3700 block of Guinn Gate Drive. Child found in the pool. CPR successfully administered. Medic 7 is ground transporting the child to Children’s Legacy hospital, conscious and alert. #CPRWORKS


Apartment Fire (Dallas)

Battalion 3, Engine 8, Truck 17, and other DFR units are on scene of a working fire at an apartment complex in the 5000 block of San Jacinto Street. Battalion 1, Engine 17, Engine 19, and Truck 19 are all assigned. Fire attack in progress.


Recovery (Dallas)

Battalion 6, Engine 40, Rescue 25, and Dallas PD are on scene of a reported person in water in the 2200 block of W. Five Mile Parkway near Rugged Drive. Battalion 6 has requested the USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) team to the scene for assistance, along with the Medical Examiner.


House Fire (Ft Worth)

Quint 38, Engine 38, and other FWFD units are working a house fire in the 11800 block of Cottontail Drive. Requesting two additional engines for assistance. Battalion 6, Engine 37, Quint 35, Engine 31, Engine 41, and Engine 11 are all assigned to the fire.


Major Accident (Fort Worth)

Forest Hill FD, Fort Worth FD, Medstar EMS, and multiple PD units are on scene of a major accident on the southeast Loop 820 at the northbound 820 / eastbound I20 interchange. Medstar is ground transporting a pediatric patient to Cook Children’s with CPR in progress. Reported to be a possible rollover accident with ejection. Avoid this area.


Shooting (Frisco)

Multiple Frisco PD and FD/EMS units are on scene at Stonebriar Mall for a reported gunshot wound victim. One person shot. Serious injuries are reported. Frisco Medic 5 is ground transporting the victim to Texas Health Plano hospital.


Structure Fire (Ft Worth)

Battalion 3 and Engine 25 are on scene with heavy smoke showing from a reported trailer home in the area of N. Houston St. and W. Long Ave. Working fire. Quint 12, Engine 12, Engine 15, Engine 6, Engine 19, and Safety 1 are all assigned to the fire.


3 Alarm Fire (Dallas)

Multiple DFR units are on scene of a 2 alarm apartment fire in the 3200 block of N. Hall St. in Uptown Dallas. Heavy smoke showing from a multiple story apartment building. Avoid this area.

Update – 3rd alarm has been requested to the scene.


Major Accident (Ennis)

Ennis FD, Ellis County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident with entrapment on Highway 287 in front of the Texas Motorplex. PHI Med 6 helicopter has landed at the scene for air transport. Major delays in the area.

Update – PHI Med 6 is airlifting to Parkland. Ellis County EMS is also ground transporting at least two patients from this scene.


Major Accident (Red Oak)

Red Oak FD, Waxahachie FD, Ellis County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident on Highway 77 near Deer Creek Drive. Red Oak FD has extinguished a vehicle that was on fire. Unknown injuries at this time. Major delays on Highway 77 between Waxahachie and Red Oak – avoid!


Drowning (Forney)

CareFlite ground EMS has ground transported a patient from a drowning incident on Dublin Drive West to Baylor Scott & White Forney. CareFlite helicopter has landed at the hospital to airlift the patient into Dallas.


Shooting (Euless)

Euless PD is investigating a reported shooting incident at an apartment complex in the 800 block of E. Ash Lane. Medic 551 is ground transporting a shooting victim to Baylor Grapevine with serious injuries.