Thieves steal Scout trailer before fishing trip

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Benbrook Police are searching for a trailer that was stolen from a Boy Scouts troop in Benbrook. Continue reading “Thieves steal Scout trailer before fishing trip”

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Man shot in robbery of store on Cherry Lane

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A man was transported to the hospital after being shot during a robbery at this Quik Sak on Cherry Lane near Brewer Middle School this past Friday night. Police are looking for two black males, one being 5’4”-6” and the other 5’8”-10” tall, thin build.

Police are looking for two men who held up the Quik Sak convenience store located at 898 S. Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The store is located across the street from Brewer Middle School. The call came in at 8:21 p.m. on Friday night. Continue reading “Man shot in robbery of store on Cherry Lane”

Police looking for west side armed robber

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Police are searching for a man suspected in at least two business robberies in Fort Worth.In each of the robberies the suspect used a small, black handgun to take money from cash advance loan businesses, according to police reports. The suspect is believed to be responsible for multiple armed robberies in the north Texas area. The suspect robbed the Advance America Store about 2:15 p.m. Monday in the 9100 block of Camp Bowie West Boulevard. Police believe the same suspect also robbed the Cash Store in the 3200 block of Sycamore School Road about 10 a.m. on Nov. 16, a police report said. He was seen running to a black four-door car, police said. The suspect is described as a light skinned African-American man between 25- and 30-years-old. He is between 5-feet 5-inches and 5-feet 8-inches tall, about 220 pounds and wearing a goatee. The suspect was seen wearing a red ball cap and a light blue denim jacket during the Advance America robbery, police said.Anyone with information is asked to call 817-392-4383.

New members sworn in with Oath of Office

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Newly elected city council member Evelyn Spurlock is sworn in by City Secretary Amy Arnold.

Oaths of office were administered Tuesday night at the White Settlement City Council meeting to newly elected council members Evelyn Spurlock and Danny Anderson. City Secretary Amy Arnold  governed the ceremony and became somewhat emotional during the reading of the oath due to the fact that her father-in-law, who recently passed, served in a council position. Council members unanimously voted newly elected member Danny Anderson as Mayor Pro Tem. Continue reading “New members sworn in with Oath of Office”

Fifteen graduate from citizen academy

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A group of local citizens spent three hours every Thursday night for over two-months learning about police department procedures that included searching vehicles, officer approaches on traffic stops and shot training simunitions. On Sept. 6, this group graduated from the Citizen Police Academy. Included in the photo are: back row from left to right: Cpl J. Carter, Faron Young, Fredrick Brewer, Frank Childress, Brent Snelling, Ralph Davison, James Johnson, George Tucker, Chief J.P. Bevering; Middle Row left to right: Lilliane Davison, Susan McNutt, Laura Carter, Sabrina Tucker; Bottom Row left to right: Dolores Vazquez, Veronica Herrera, Angela Arnold, Oakley Bowman.

Two men rob victim in late night transaction, one shot

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A man was shot by an off-duty Fort Worth police officer that was searching for a robbery suspect just before midnight on Wednesday.
At 11:55 p.m., police dispatch received a 911 call from the victim of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a gas station in west Fort Worth at the intersection of Las Vegas Trail and South Normandale Street. The victim told police that they had agreed to buy an item online and was to meet the seller at the gas station. Two shirtless men arrived, and one pulled out a silver handgun and robbed the victim, they said. Continue reading “Two men rob victim in late night transaction, one shot”

Drug arrest made at local motel

Perfecto Grimaldo (Left) and Melinda Delangel were arrested by WSPD.
Perfecto Grimaldo (Left) and Melinda Delangel were arrested by WSPD.

Last week the White Settlement Police Department announced a drug bust that was made at the Scottish Inn off Western Hills Boulevard.  On June 4, WSPD Officer Banner noticed suspicious activity at the Scottish Inn.  Upon further investigation by Officer Banner, arrests were eventually made and drugs were seized in the motel room.  260 grams of methamphetamine and over 200 grams of GHB, along with paraphernalia associated with the sale of illegal narcotics were all found in the motel room. Continue reading “Drug arrest made at local motel”

Police officers search home near Fine Arts Academy

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Late Monday afternoon the White Settlement SWAT team executed a search warrant on a home on Downe Drive near Lake View Ridge Drive in White Settlement. Multiple calls came into The Grizzly Detail Newspaper office as well as the school district regarding the large police presence and the yellow crime tape that was strung around the home.

“Our crime scene investigator along with the assistance from the Tarrant County Sherriff’s Department have been searching for and collecting evidence,” said White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering in an email response late Tuesday afternoon. “We do not have anyone formally charged with any offense at this point.”

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It is still unclear at this time why the home was searched or what police were looking for. More details will follow in The Grizzly Detail Newspaper as they are released.

White Settlement School District spokesperson Desiree Coyle said they had received some calls from concerned parents but the police activity did not impact the school day operations.

Man fatally shot in apartment complex

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A man in his mid-20s was fatally shot at the Serrano Ranch apartments in far west Fort Worth Monday night, according to Fort Worth police.
The first 911 call came in at 8:49 p.m. The caller said a man was lying on the ground in the parking lot of the complex in the 8000 block of Calmont Ave. He was not breathing and bleeding from the back of his head, according to a police incident report.
A MedStar ambulance crew reported that the man was dead at the scene.

Vandals strike residents in Westpoint neighborhood

Fernando Perez cleans graffiti from his garage door in West Fort Worth after vandals painted words of hate towards Fort Worth Police on his home. None of the homes or property affected had any connection with police, and the homes affected appear to be random.
Fernando Perez cleans graffiti from his garage door in West Fort Worth after vandals painted words of hate towards Fort Worth Police on his home. None of the homes or property affected had any connection with police, and the homes affected appear to be random.

Some Westpoint residents in Fort Worth awoke to a message of hate instead of love on Valentine’s Day.  Vandals had painted distasteful messages towards Fort Worth police on their homes and property. Continue reading “Vandals strike residents in Westpoint neighborhood”

Police confiscate large amounts of narcotics during search

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The White Settlement Police Department S.W.A.T. team stormed a house in the 7900 block of Downe Drive this past week after a search and arrest warrant were issued for the sale of illegal narcotics from a known drug house. The warrant was obtained by the White Settlement Street Crimes Unit (SCU). Continue reading “Police confiscate large amounts of narcotics during search”

Texas neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out Oct. 6

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Traditionally held the first Tuesday in October, National Night Out gives residents the chance to enjoy an evening of activities and the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. The White Settlement Police Department will be hosting a community event in its parking lot that will include a dunk booth, bounce houses and lots of other fun activities for citizens. The event starts at 6 p.m. Continue reading “Texas neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out Oct. 6”

Locals remember individuals in hometown crime show, Part 2

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Be sure to tune in to TNT this Friday night, Sept 18 at 7:00 p.m. as the second half of the White Settlement centered episode of Cold Justice airs. This special two part episode takes a look at a 1992 sexual assault and murder of a woman who was stabbed to death in her home, and a double homicide of two young men whose throats were slashed. Both crimes happened within months of each other and in the same neighborhood leaving local law enforcement with three unsolved murders. The team will have to determine if these two cases are potentially connected, and bring whomever is responsible to justice.

Show to feature two White Settlement unsolved murders

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The purpose of the mysterious film crew that was filming at White Settlement City Hall in recent months has finally been revealed.  White Settlement will be featured in Friday night’s episode of the reality crime show Cold Justice.  This show follows a former prosecutor and a former crime scene investigator as they dig into real life cold cases around the United States.  The duo work with local law enforcement to reopen old cases and over the life of the show their investigations have led to 21 arrests.   Continue reading “Show to feature two White Settlement unsolved murders”

IRS phone scam hits westside, citizens should be cautious

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by A.C. Hall

A recent telephone scam where callers pretend to be with the IRS has started calling numbers in White Settlement.  The White Settlement Police Department has received multiple reports from people who have received the calls.  One such person who received a call from the scam artists was White Settlement City Council member Steve Ott. Continue reading “IRS phone scam hits westside, citizens should be cautious”

Police, community work together to bring down suspected thieves

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by A.C. Hall

A string of home and vehicle burglaries struck the 500 – 700 blocks of Hallvale Street last week.  The White Settlement Police Department said reports were coming in for about two weeks related to thefts in the area.  One person who lives on that block says the thief struck seven times in one night last week.  Detective Brandon Tibbit of the White Settlement Police Department explained how the thieves were scouting out their targets. Continue reading “Police, community work together to bring down suspected thieves”

City of White Settlement names new police chief

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The search for a new Chief of Police for the White Settlement Police Department has come to a close.  After conducting an internal search and interviewing all members of the WSPD command staff, current WSPD officer J.P. Bevering has been selected as the new Chief of Police.  Bevering has been an officer with WSPD for 23 years and is currently serving as Interim Police Chief.  A promotion ceremony will be held on May 11 where Bevering will be elevated to the Chief of Police level and will take his oath of office.

Dispatchers get hands-on look at SWAT operations

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On March 11 the White Settlement Police Department SWAT team hosted the Tarrant County 911 District Basic Tactical Dispatch Practical Exercise.  This is the second time that the WSPD SWAT team has hasted this event.  Designed to give dispatchers an up close look at SWAT operations, the scenario based exercises showed several aspects of SWAT.  This included basic tactical deployment with an emphasis on communication responsibilities.  The training was attended by various agencies throughout North Texas.

Council names themselves as city crime board

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After being discussed off and on for several years, Tuesday afternoon the White Settlement City Council voted 4 to 1 to replace the current Crime Board with the council.  This means the citizens previously named to that board will no longer serve with the council acting as that board from now on.  This action came after a contentious meeting that saw Mayor Ronald A. White, council member Steve Ott, and several citizens voice their disagreement with the move.
Council member Danny Anderson was in favor of the move, and spoke early on about the reasons he feels make this action necessary.   Continue reading “Council names themselves as city crime board”