CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117  817-222-7700

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HCPD Media Release - Feb 23, 2021

Date of Incident: Tuesday, February 23 2021
Time of Incident: 11:30 a.m.
Deceased Person - Big Fossil Creek

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Haltom City Officers responded to the area just east of Dogleg Circle and Fairway Circle for a possible body found in Big Fossil Creek. Officers, Detectives, and Fire Department personnel worked together and were able to retrieve a deceased adult male from the creek. The initial investigation does not indicate any foul play. Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s made the scene and are working to positively identify the person and the cause of death. His name will be released by the Medical Examiner after his family has been notified.

Anyone with information, please contact Detective Junker at 817-222-7028. This is an ongoing investigation, and as such, more information will be released as it becomes available.


Sergeant Rick Alexander

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

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HCPD Media Release - Jan 23, 2021 (Updated 1/25 & 1/28)

Date of Incident: Saturday, January 23 2021
Time of Incident: 9:35 p.m.
UPDATE - Jan 28, 2021
Arrests Made: Murder – 4200 Northern Cross Blvd.

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Haltom City Detectives arrested two 14 year old juvenile males in connection with the murder of Ryan Munsie at an apartment complex in the 4200 block of Northern Cross. Robbery appears to be the motive in the case, and Munsie sustained a fatal stab wound to her neck during the attack. Haltom City Detectives and Officers had been working non-stop since Saturday to develop leads and identify any suspects in this case. Detectives were able to discover evidence that linked the two juveniles to the offense. SWAT team members were able to take the juveniles into custody without incident at an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Tanacross in Fort Worth. Both juveniles were transported to the Tarrant County Juvenile Justice Center in Fort Worth after their arrest. They face charges of Capital Murder. Because they are juveniles, their names will not be released.


UPDATE - Jan 25, 2021
Murder – 4200 Northern Cross Blvd.

On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the victim in this case as Ryan Munsie, 31 years of age, of Fort Worth. She was working as a delivery driver for a meal delivery service when this offense occurred. Crime Stoppers Tarrant County has issued a $1,250 reward for information that leads to an arrest for the person or persons responsible for this crime. Anyone that has information about this offense can call Crime Stoppers Tarrant County at 817-469-8477 or the detective assigned to the case, Corporal Miller, at 817-222-7027. Tips can also be submitted online through Crime Stoppers Tarrant County at www.469tips.com or through mobile app by downloading P3 Tips. For investigative purposes, the cause of death is being withheld at this time at the request of the assigned detectives.

The Haltom City Police Department would like to remind everyone, especially delivery drivers, to be vigilant in your surroundings in your everyday activities and when in unfamiliar areas. Call the police department to report any suspicious individuals or suspicious activities.


Murder – 4200 Northern Cross Blvd.

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 9:35 p.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of person lying in the breezeway in front of the caller’s apartment. The caller said the person had obvious signs of trauma. Officers arrived on scene and found a female (unknown age) lying on the floor of the breezeway with signs of trauma. Haltom City Fire Department and MedStar Ambulance personnel arrived on scene, but the female was pronounced deceased at the scene. Haltom City Detectives and Crime Scene personnel were called to the scene to conduct their investigation. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner will release the name of the female once notification has been made to immediate family members.

This is an ongoing investigation, and updated information will be released when it becomes available.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Jan 27, 2021

Date of Incident: Wednesday, January 27 2021
Time of Incident: 4:00 p.m.
Train Incident – (near 6100 Denton Hwy.)

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at around 4:00 p.m., Haltom City Police Officers were notified of a pedestrian that was struck by a train near 6100 Denton Hwy. Officers located an adult, white male with significant injuries and no signs of life. The male was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. At this time, we are working to identify the male and the reason he was on the tracks in unknown. The train was operated by United Pacific.

The employees on the train were uninjured and are cooperating in the investigation. The impact to traffic is minimal and the only intersection blocked is at Whitecreek Dr. and Huddleston St. Please use Huddleston St. to Western Center Blvd. as a detour for the time being. We expect the train to be able to regain operations shortly.


Detective Matt Spillane

817-222-7029

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Jan 26, 2021

Date of Incident: Saturday, January 23 2021
Time of Incident: 11:00 p.m.
Robbery - Taco Casa (3160 Denton Hwy.)

On Saturday, January 23, 2021 at around 11:00 p.m., Haltom City Police Officers were informed of a robbery that occurred at the Taco Casa restaurant (3160 Denton Hwy.). Several employees were inside the store preparing to close when the suspect was observed by the back door. The suspect then demanded money and indicated he had a weapon underneath his jacket. The suspect threatened the employees if they did not give him the money from the safe and the employees, fearing for their lives, complied. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the store on foot. A search of the area was unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, standing approximately 5'10’’ with a medium build, and wearing black hoodie, dark pants, blue or black face mask, and gloves. If you have any information on this incident, please contact Detective Trevino at 817-222-7035 or .


Detective Matt Spillane

817-222-7029

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Dec 26, 2020

Date of Incident: Saturday, December 26 2020
Time of Incident: 7:35 p.m.
Information: 817-222-7143
Pursuit - 4400 Eileen St.

On Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 7:35 p.m., Haltom City officers attempted to stop a gray 2019 Hyundai passenger car in the 4400 block of Eileen St. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield, and the officers engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle led officers west into Fort Worth, back east through the mid-cities, south into Arlington and east through Grand Prairie into Dallas. The driver exited the freeway and led officers through the surface streets of Southwest Dallas. The vehicle slowed in the area of Interstate 35 and Church Street, where the driver attempted to flee on foot. Officers were able to apprehend him after a short foot pursuit. The 37 year old female passenger did not flee the vehicle when it came to a stop. She was released at the scene. The 42 year old male driver faces charges of Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle and Evading Arrest/Detention for fleeing on foot. He also had outstanding parole violation warrants for Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle and Resisting Arrest. The driver was transported back to the North Richland Hills Jail where he was released to their custody. He will be identified after he is arraigned on these charges.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Nov 21, 2020

Date of Incident: Saturday, November 21 2020
Time of Incident: 6:30 p.m.
Major Collision – 5000 SH 121, Northbound

On Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., Haltom City officers responded to a report of an automobile versus pedestrian collision in the main lanes of 5000 SH 121 northbound. A witness on scene said he saw a white female (unknown age) lying in the roadway. The witness said he stopped and called 911. The witness said it appeared the female was alive and lying in the middle of the roadway when he stopped to call 911. While he was on the phone with the 911 operator, he attempted to get the attention of oncoming drivers but was unsuccessful, and the female was struck by several passing vehicles. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by MedStar Ambulance. Traffic Investigators were called to the scene to conduct their investigation. All northbound lanes of SH 121 at Haltom Road are expected to be closed for an extended amount of time while the investigation is conducted. The female will be identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner once notification has been made to the family members.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Nov 12, 2020

Date of Incident: Thursday, November 12 2020
Time of Incident: 7:10 p.m.
Information: 817-222-7143
Major Collision – 4400 Glenview Dr.

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a head-on collision in the 4600 block of Glenview. Upon arrival, officers found two vehicles, a red Ford EcoSport SUV and a black Mazda 6 four door, that had been involved in the collision. The two adult male occupants of the Mazda and the adult female driver of the Ford were trapped in their respective vehicles. Haltom City Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and extricated all the occupants of the vehicles. The 34 year old male driver of the Mazda and the male passenger, unknown age, were transported by MedStar Ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital and Harris Hospital, respectively. The 70 year old female driver of the Ford was transported by Watauga Fire Department Ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital. All occupants have severe injuries due to the head-on collision.

Traffic investigators were called to the scene to conduct their investigation. Preliminary investigation indicated that the Mazda was traveling eastbound and the Ford was traveling westbound when the Ford crossed the center line into the path of the Mazda. Both directions of Glenview from Old Denton to Jordan Park remain closed while the investigation is ongoing. Any charges will be determined after the completion of the investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Nov 5, 2020

Date of Incident: Thursday, November 5 2020
Time of Incident: 3:55 a.m.
Information: 817-222-7143
Pursuit/Major Collision – 6125 E. Belknap St.

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 3:55 a.m., Haltom City Officers attempted to stop a gray 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle which was reported stolen from Lewisville. The operator and back passenger of the motorcycle failed to stop, and a short pursuit was initiated eastbound in the 5600 block of Webster from Denton Highway. The motorcycle continued eastbound on Webster through the neighborhood. At the intersection of Willowcrest and Broadway, the motorcycle went southbound through the parking lot of the Birdville Stadium, 6125 E. Belknap. While going through the parking lot, the motorcycle struck a speed bump, and the operator and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle. Neither the operator nor the passenger was wearing a helmet. The 34-year-old male operator was taken by MedStar ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries. The 31-year-old female passenger was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with life threatening injuries. Traffic investigators and Crime Scene personnel were called to the scene to conduct their investigation. Any charges will be determined after their initial investigation is complete.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Sept 4, 2020

Date of Incident: Friday, September 4 2020
Time of Incident: 7:40 a.m.
Information: 817-222-7143
Fatality Collision - 5100 NE Loop 820 (eastbound)

On Friday, September 4, 2020, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a major collision in the 5100 block of NE Loop 820 eastbound. Upon arrival, officers saw three vehicles that had been involved in the collision. A brown Nissan Altima was on the inside shoulder disabled with a flat tire. A silver Ford Focus was sitting in front of the Nissan, and one of the occupants of the Focus was out of the vehicle helping the driver of the Nissan change the tire. A white Ford F150 was eastbound in the inside lane. The driver of the Ford F150 said he lost control of his vehicle while reaching for a water bottle, and his vehicle veered to the left. The vehicle rode up the inside barrier and struck the back of the Nissan causing the vehicle to launch into the air. The front of the Ford F150 came down on the back of the Ford Focus collapsing the passenger compartment of the Ford Focus. The female driver of the Ford Focus was sitting in the driver’s seat and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three males were transported to area hospitals. One of the males that was changing the tire was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital, and the other male that was changing the tire was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital. Both of those males had life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford F150 was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital with minor injuries. Traffic Investigators and Crime Scene were called to the scene to conduct their investigation. The eastbound lanes on NE Loop 820 were expected to be closed for approximately two hours at the time of this release. Traffic was diverted onto the Haltom Road bypass of the service road or onto the eastbound TEXpress lanes. The deceased driver of the Ford Focus will be identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office once notification of family members has been made.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more details will be released as they become available.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - August 30, 2020

Date of Incident: Sunday, August 30 2020
Time of Incident: 8:35 p.m.
Information: 817-222-7143
Fatality Collision – 5400 NE Loop 820 (Eastbound)

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, at approximately 8:35 p.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a wrong way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the 5600 block of NE Loop 820. Witnesses reported a blue Chevy pickup was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of NE Loop 820. As officers started to arrive in the area, they drove upon a crash that had just occurred in the 5400 block of NE Loop 820 eastbound. The two vehicles involved, a gray BMW passenger car and a blue Chevrolet Silverado pickup, were sitting on the inside lane and shoulder of NE Loop 820. The BMW was starting to catch fire. Officers were able to pull two occupants of the BMW out of the wreckage before the vehicle caught fire further; however, they were unsuccessful in removing the third passenger from the vehicle. The occupant of the pickup was pulled away from the fire. All three occupants of the BMW, an adult male, an adult female, and a minor female, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The sole occupant of the pickup was taken by CareFlight to Harris Methodist in Fort Worth with life threatening injuries. It is believed that alcohol was a factor in the collision. Traffic investigators, crime scene, and detectives were called to the scene to conduct their investigation.

The male driver of the gray BMW has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Favian Chavez Garcia, 35, of Dallas. The other two occupants of the vehicle have not been identified, yet.

The suspect, Sione Pitone Nusi, 45 years of age from Irving, faces three counts of Intoxication Manslaughter. He was seen by a magistrate, today, and his bond has been set at $100,000 for each count ($300,000 total). He remains in-custody in the intensive care unit of Harris Methodist in Fort Worth. No mugshot was available due to him being in the hospital.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - Aug 2, 2020

Date of Incident: Saturday, August 1 2020
Time of Incident: 9:45 p.m.
Information: 817-222-7029
Capital Murder – 4900 block of Orien St.

On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Haltom City officers responded to a residence in the 4900 block of Orien St. in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found a seven-year-old male victim with multiple stab wounds. While officers began immediate first-aid to the victim, officers located the suspect at the intersection of Katrine St and Katrine Ct. The suspect, the twenty-year-old brother of the victim, had an apparent self-inflicted wound to his upper-body. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and provided first-aid.

The suspect was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment of his wounds. The victim was transported to Cook Children's Medical Center. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all involved, the victim was pronounced deceased a short time after arrival.

At this time, we are unable to ascertain a motive. Due to the age of the victim, the suspect is expected to be charged with Capital Murder. This is an active investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Detective Matt Spillane

817-222-7029

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - July 8, 2020

Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 7 2020
Time of Incident: 4:00 p.m.
Major Accident – 4100 E. Belknap St.

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Haltom City officers responded to the 4100 block of East Belknap St. in reference to a major accident where motorcycle had struck a silver SUV. Upon arrival, officers located a male on the ground with major injuries. The driver of the motorcycle, later identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Officer as Asa Rape, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and passenger of the silver SUV were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic Investigators made the scene and are investigating the cause of the accident. No arrests were made, and charges are not anticipated at this time.


Sergeant Eric Peters

817-222-7143

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

HCPD Media Release - July 8, 2020

Date of Incident: July 7 & 8, 2020
Information: 817-222-7000
Robberies

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020 and Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Haltom City had two robberies occur that we believe involved the same suspects:

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 5:20 p.m. Haltom City officers responded to the 3100 block of Glenda Ave in reference to a robbery. The victim was an electrician working at a residence on the street and was in his car waiting for the other workers to arrive. Two males approached his vehicle on foot and ordered him out of the vehicle at gunpoint. The two suspects got into the car and fled the area. The victim said the suspect with the gun was wearing a mask and black jacket with a hood. The victim did not have a good description of the second suspect. Surveillance footage from the residence shows the suspects were dropped by a dark colored Chrysler 300 sedan with large, star shaped rims. The suspects appear to both be Hispanic males. The victim’s vehicle is a dark silver 2012 Toyota Camry (Texas license plate BGB8647) with a shattered rear window.

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at approximately 11:30 a.m., we received report of a robbery at 1718 Haltom Rd., Doc’s Food Store #7. Witnesses described two Hispanic males enter the store, one armed with handgun and demanding money. They fled the store and were observed getting into a silver Toyota Camry with Texas license plate BGB8647, the vehicle stolen from the previous robbery, and being followed by a dark colored Chrysler 300 with large, star shaped rims. They were last seen getting on northbound Highway 121.

The suspects and vehicles used in these robberies appear to be involved in similar incidents in Fort Worth and Hurst. Our detectives are working closely with neighboring agencies to attempt to identify and locate these suspects. If anyone has information on these suspects, please contact the Haltom City Police Department at 817-222-7000.

Images of the suspects & vehicles involved can be seen in the attached PDF file linked above.


Detective Matt Spillane

817-222-7029

The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, Texas 76117
817-222-7700