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

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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 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.

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.

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