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

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HCPD Media Release - Apr 28, 2022

Date of Incident: Thursday, April 28 2022
Time of Incident: 8:55 p.m.
Pursuit - 22H12454

On Thursday, April 28th, 2022, at approximately 8:55 p.m., a Haltom City PD patrol officer observed a tan passenger car, possibly a Nissan, driving erratically in the northeast portion of the city near Shipp Drive. The driver ran over a curb and then was seen weaving in and out of traffic. A traffic stop was initiated, but the driver fled onto NE Loop 820 heading west. The pursuit continued south on Interstate 35 where the driver exited 28th Street. The suspect cut through a parking lot in the 3200 block of Main Street and struck an adult male pedestrian who sustained significant injuries which required transport to a local hospital. The driver didn’t stop, but officers terminated the pursuit to render aid to the victim. The suspect later abandoned the vehicle nearby which was located by Fort Worth Police.

The suspect is still at large and is described as a Hispanic male in his late teens or early twenties, dark brown hair, red shirt, baggy jeans and white shoes. Haltom City and Fort Worth police are working together to process the scene, conduct interviews with witnesses, and gather evidence that will help to identify this person. If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000. This is still an ongoing investigation, and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. Information will be released as it becomes available

HCPD Media Release - Mar 25, 2022

Date of Incident: Sunday, February 20 2022
Time of Incident: 8:30 a.m.
Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual – 5700 block of Bonnie Wayne St.

21-year-old Daniel Loya was arrested on 03/18/2022 and charged with: Texas Penal Code - 22.04 Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual. The shooting resulted in the injury to an elderly citizen.

On Sunday, February 20, 2022, at approximately 8:30 A.M., the Haltom City Police Department responded to the 5700 block of Bonnie Wayne Street after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. Another caller reported that his neighbor had been injured during the shooting. Officers secured the area and discovered one house that had multiple bullet holes caused by handgun rounds. The victim inside the home was struck by one of the bullets, but only sustained minor injury. There was no one else inside the home during the incident.

HCPD Media Release - Feb 16, 2022

Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 16 2022
Time of Incident: 3:11 p.m.
Shooting – 3500 Eatridge Dr.

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at approximately 3:11 p.m., the Haltom City Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Eastridge Dr after receiving a call about gunfire in the area. When officers arrived, they found several vehicles and a house had been struck by bullets in an apparent drive-by shooting. Unfortunately, a juvenile inside the residence was injured by the gunfire. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Haltom City Detectives and Evidence Technicians are on the scene and actively working to develop suspect information. At this time, we are not aware of a motive for this crime.

This is still an ongoing investigation, and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. Information will be released as it becomes available. If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000. This is still an ongoing investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

UPDATE - February 18, 2022

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Within hours of the shooting on February 16, 2022, Haltom City Police were able to locate and arrest the suspected shooter. Jesus Vela-Alferez, a 46-year-old male, was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Fort Worth. The father of the injured young girl and Vela-Alferez had a pre-existing business relationship. It is believed this shooting was in response to a business dispute. Vela-Alferez has been charged with four counts of Deadly Conduct and one count of Injury to a Child.Both charges are Third Degree Felonies, and each carries a potential sentence of between two and ten years in prison.

If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000. This is still an ongoing investigation, and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. Information will be released as it becomes available.

HCPD Media Release - Feb 19, 2022

Date of Incident: Friday, February 18 2022
Time of Incident: 11:30 p.m.
Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon

 On Friday, February 18th, 2022, at approximately 11:30 p.m., our victim from Dallas drove to Haltom City to meet up and purchase some expensive jeans listed on an OfferUp ad. The purchase was planned to occur at an apartment complex located in the 5600 block of Coventry Park Drive. The victim was initially suspicious of the transaction due to the late hour but decided to proceed anyway. As the seller approached the victim's vehicle it was clear that the jeans were not as described, and the sale was not going as planned. The victim decided to drive off and the suspect pulled out a pistol and began shooting. The victim's vehicle was struck multiple times. One of the rounds made it through the vehicle and lodged in the victim's jacket. The bullet luckily had lost enough velocity to not penetrate through the jacket and only bruised the victim. CID and Crime Scene were both notified and assisted with processing the scene.

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HCPD Media Release - Mar 17, 2022

Date of Incident: Thursday, March 17 2022
Time of Incident: 11:00 a.m.
Pursuit – 3500 Haltom Rd.

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Haltom City Police Department responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Monna St. in reference to a disturbance. When officers arrived, they found an agitated female in the front yard. While the officer tried to speak with the female, she got into a vehicle and led officers on a pursuit. During the pursuit, the female intentionally struck a police vehicle and attempted to strike several officers. Due to the female’s violent and erratic behavior and to protect the citizens that had gathered outside to observe the pursuit, a Pursuit Intervention Technique was utilized. This led to the female’s vehicle striking a tree and coming to a stop in the 3500 block of Haltom Rd. Officers immediately provided first aid until medical personnel arrived. The female was transported to a local hospital where she is being treated for what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries. Due to the extent of her medical injuries, she is being released to medical personnel.

This is still an ongoing investigation and information will be released as it becomes available. Criminal charges are anticipated and will be determined after a thorough investigation.

If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000.

HCPD Media Release - Feb 16, 2022

Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 16 2022
Time of Incident: 5:20 p.m.
Deceased Person – Buffalo Ridge Trail

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Haltom City Police Department responded to the Buffalo Ridge Trails near Black Dr. in reference to an injured person. When officers arrived, they found a 54-year-old male laying unresponsive next to a bicycle. Officers and medical personnel provided first aid but were unable to resuscitate the male. Haltom City Detectives and Evidence Technicians are on-scene. From the initial investigation, it appears that the injuries were caused by a bicycle accident and there is no evidence of foul play. The name of the male is being withheld until his family has been notified.

If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000. This is still an ongoing investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

HCPD Media Release - Feb 16, 2022

Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 9 2022
Time of Incident: 12:25 p.m.
Shooting – False Alarm/Report at Haltom Middle School

On Wednesday, February 09, 2022, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Haltom City Police Department was made aware that Haltom Middle School had been placed into a lock-down. The lock-down was initiated after the school office received a phone call stating that an armed intruder was on campus. Police officers quickly entered the school and began the process of ensuring the safety of those inside. After the school was thoroughly and systematically checked, it was determined that no threat existed.

An investigation into the source of the original call was initiated. Investigators have identified a juvenile that made the call as a "prank." This juvenile is not a student of or otherwise affiliated with Birdville ISD. Making a False Alarm or Report involving a public school is a State Jail Felony. Due to the suspect being a minor, we are unable to release any additional information at this time. This is still an ongoing investigation, and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. Information will be released as it becomes available.

HCPD Media Release - Dec 6, 2021

Date of Incident: Friday, December 3 2021
Time of Incident: 5:35 p.m.
Major Collision – Denton Highway and Webster St

 On Friday, December 3, 2021, at approximately 5:35 p.m. Haltom City police department was notified of a possible intoxicated driver. The suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Tanner Dodson, reportedly had struck two vehicles in separate hit-and-run collisions. As officers arrived in the area, they were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle at a local restaurant. As the officer approached Dodson in the parked vehicle, he fled the scene north on Denton Highway. Dodson’s vehicle entered the intersection of Webster St and Denton Highway at a high rate of speed, striking a vehicle. This collision resulted in four vehicles being damaged.

The driver that was initially struck by Dodson’s vehicle had to be extricated from their vehicle by the Haltom City Fire Department. Subsequently, the driver was transported to a local hospital for their injuries and listed in serious condition. Dodson sustained severe injuries from the collision and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Dodson was placed under arrest and a blood search warrant was executed based on evidence of intoxication. Due to the severe extent of Dodson’s injuries, he was released from custody. Charges, including Intoxication Assault (3rd Degree Felony) and Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle, are anticipated and will result in an arrest warrant being issued for Dodson.

This is still an ongoing investigation, and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. Information will be released as it becomes available.

HCPD Media Release - Nov 15, 2021

Date of Incident: Monday, November 15 2021
Time of Incident: 3:30 p.m.
Homicide – North Park

Update - November 25, 2021

All three suspects linked to the homicides that occurred on November 15, 2021 are now in custody. As stated in an earlier release, one male juvenile was arrested shortly after the offense occurred. The second suspect, 17-year-old Rylin Montgomery turned himself in yesterday and is being held in the Tarrant County Jail on a $750,000 bond. Our last suspect, another male juvenile, was arrested earlier this morning by the El Paso Police Department.

Over the last 10 days, officers and detectives have worked tirelessly to piece together this horrific tragedy. They used all available resources and partnered with other agencies, including the U.S. Marshal's Task Force, to apprehend these three subjects. Today we are thankful, but there is still work to be done. We hope this news brings a bit of peace to the victim's families and those affected by these senseless acts.

Additional updates will be posted as information is released.

Update - November 22, 2021

This press release is a summary of the facts and circumstances known at the time. The incident is still actively being investigated so the information provided in this press release is subject to change. Additional details will be released to the public as they become available.

Investigators have been working around the clock to compile evidence, conduct interviews, and follow up on leads in reference to last Monday's shooting at North Park that left two local students dead.

Police have arrested one male juvenile and identified a second male juvenile and one male adult. The adult male has been identified as 17-year-old Rylin Montgomery. Warrants have been issued for both subjects that are not already in custody. All three subjects are being charged with Capital Murder. Additional updates will be posted as information is released.

Update - November 16, 2021

On Monday, November 15, 2021, at around 3:30 p.m., Haltom City officers were notified of a shooting near the basketball court of North Park, a city park located at 5220 Denton Hwy. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found two deceased males with gunshot wounds. The victims have been identified as Daijhuan Jones of North Richland Hills (age 16) and Isaiah Mendoza of Haltom City (age 17). Daijhuan was a student at Birdville High School and Isaiah attended Winfree Academy in North Richland Hills. We have been in contact with Birdville ISD and Winfree Academy and offer our full support as they process this tragic loss. Both campuses have made counselors available for students and staff.

While we are still working to determine a motive for this crime, we do not believe there is an on-going threat to the public. Out of an abundance of caution, you may see increased police presence at local school campuses.

As investigators continue to work through leads and compile data, we ask for your help. If you have any information that might aid in this investigation, please contact us Haltom City Police at 817-222- 7000 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS. You may also visit https://469tips.com to submit anonymous information.

Homicide – North Park

Initial Press Release

On Monday, November 15, 2021, at around 3:30 p.m., Haltom City officers were notified of a shooting near the basketball court of North Park, a city park located at 5220 Denton Hwy. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found two deceased males with gunshot wounds. The males have not been identified at this time but appear to be between 15-22 years of age. We are unaware of the motive for this crime and no suspects were located at the scene.

Our detectives are working diligently to locate any suspects and we ask anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Detective St. John at 817-222-7032 or . This is an ongoing and active investigation, and as such, more information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Haltom City Police Department

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 - Oct 27, 2021

Passing of Haltom City Police Officer

On October 27, 2021, our city lost one of our very best, and we are heartbroken. Officer Kris Hutchison passed away after a long battle with Covid-19.

Kris served for four years in the United States Marine Corps before entering law enforcement in 2014. Kris served close to five years with the Haltom City Police Department. He also served with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office and the Kennedale Police Department. Most recently, “Hutch” as we know him, served as a school resource officer; he loved helping kids.

Please keep Officer Hutchison’s family, as well as our entire police community, in your thoughts as we all try to find comfort, hope, and peace in these trying times. He leaves behind his wife, son and daughter, and many other family and friends. We have established a communication liaison who can be reached at 817-222-7100. A GoFundMe account has been created to help his family through this difficult time. We have a dedicated communication liaison assigned who can be reached at 817-222-7100. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

To honor Kris “Hutch” Hutchison #1306, we have parked his patrol vehicle at the front of our Police Department building, located at 5110 Broadway Avenue. We welcome those wishing to pay their respects to our fallen hero to visit anytime. We mourn with you during this difficult time and ask for continued support from our community.

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Update - November 2, 2021

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. for Officer Kris Hutchison #1306. The service will take place at Northwood Church located at 1870 Rufe Snow in Keller. We appreciate those who showed their support last night during the candlelight vigil and we ask for continued support in the coming days. There will be a live stream to view the services tomorrow using the following link: https://northwooddfw.online.church.

Update - October 29, 2021

We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support since the passing of Officer Kris Hutchison. We serve the best community and they have stepped up as they always do. Our partnering agencies are here, shoulder to shoulder with us, providing their assistance, resources, and guidance as we continue to provide services to our citizens.

The timeline for events to honor Hutch is listed below. Please continue to pray, support one another, and know that we are with you.

  • Monday, November 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. - A candlelight vigil will be held at the Haltom City Veterans Memorial located at 3113 Haltom Road (Haltom Road Park).
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. - Visitation at Northwood Church located at 1870 Rufe Snow in Keller.
  • Wednesday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. - Funeral service being held at Northwood Church located at 1870 Rufe Snow in Keller.
Haltom City Police Department

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.

HCPD Media Release - Oct 13, 2021

Date of Incident: Wednesday, October 13 2021
Time of Incident: 1:00 a.m.
Deceased Person

This press release is a summary of the facts and circumstances known at the time. The incident is still actively being investigated so the information provided in this press release is subject to change. Additional details will be released to the public as they become available.

At just after 1:00 p.m. this morning, officers received information about an adult male found under the NE Loop 820 bridge at Denton Highway. The report came from a citizen who was walking down by the golf course and found the man. The witness asked another citizen to call 911 from the nearby apartment complex. Officers searched under the bridge and located a male, appearing to be in his early to mid-fifties, who was unresponsive. Haltom City Fire personnel assisted, and the man was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The subject’s name will not be released until he has been positively identified and sufficient efforts have been made to notify immediate family members. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and Crime Scene Unit were called to the scene and have assumed the investigation. More information will be released as the investigation continues and details emerge.

Police are asking that anyone who might have information regarding this investigation, please contact Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000.

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.

HCPD Media Release - Jul 29, 2021

Date of Incident: Wednesday, July 28 2021
Time of Incident: 3:00 a.m.
AggravAted Sexual Assault

This press release is a summary of the facts and circumstances known at the time. The incident is still actively being investigated so the information provided in this press release is subject to change. Additional details will be released to the public as they become available.

At just before 3:00 a.m. on July 28, 2021, officers responded to the 3900 block of Broadway Avenue for an aggravated sexual assault that had just occurred. Officers met with the female victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a black male approximately 6 feet tall, medium to thin build, 35-40 years of age, short black hair (possibly a fade), clean shaven and wearing a white or yellow t-shirt. The subject used a handgun during the commission of the offense.

Working together with other agencies, citizens and businesses, we have obtained several video clips and still images of a vehicle of interest and a composite sketch of the suspect. As investigators continue to work through leads and compile data, we ask for your help. If you have any information that might aid in this investigation, please contact us. Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest or clearance of this case. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, please contact Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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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.

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.

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