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

Closure Notice - City Hall & Public Works

COVID-19

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County, recent outbreaks in certain city facilities and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration decided to close City Hall and the Public Works facility to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020.

Although these buildings are closed to walk-in traffic, all city services are still being delivered.

For a full list of operational changes affected by COVID-19 see:

Police Department

Press Releases

Issued out of the Haltom City Police Department.

HCPD Media Release - May 29, 2020

Date of Incident: Friday, May 29 2020
Time of Incident: 2:10 a.m.

Murder – 5100 block of Ira St.

On Friday, May 29, 2020, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a Murder in the 5100 block of Ira Street. The resident, William Nickell, 87, called dispatchers and told them he had shot his wife, Betty Nickell, 86. When officers arrived on scene, William Nickell surrendered to officers without incident. Officers went into the residence and found the victim had sustained a single gunshot wound to her head. Haltom City Fire Department and MedStar Ambulance personnel arrived on scene to treat the victim. The victim did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Haltom City detectives and crime scene investigators arrived on scene to conduct their investigation. William Nickell was transported to the Haltom City Police Department to speak with detectives. After speaking with detectives, William Nickell was transported to the North Richland Hills Jail where he was released into their custody. Nickell was seen by a magistrate Friday afternoon, and his bond was set at $10,000. He posted bond and was released late Friday afternoon. Detectives are still investigating a motive for this offense.

This is an ongoing investigation and further 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.

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Haltom City, TX 76117

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HCPD Media Release - June 1, 2020

Date of Incident: Monday, Jun 1 2020
Time of Incident: 2:45 p.m.
Shooting – 4100 Northern Cross Blvd.

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Haltom City officers responded to The Grand on Beach apartment complex, located at 4100 Northern Cross Blvd, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male in his early thirties with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. First aid was rendered and the male was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment. After an investigation, it was determined that the male was shot while attempting to force entry into an apartment. Due to his injuries and need for medical treatment, the suspect was released at the hospital with charges pending.

After interviewing several witnesses and the victim, it is believed the suspect and several other males and females attempted to force their way into the victim’s apartment. The victim, believing his life was in danger, fired a single round from a handgun towards the suspect. This appears to stem from a personal feud between residents of the victim’s apartment and the suspect. The victim, a 19 year old male, was released at the scene and charges are not anticipated. No arrests were made at this time.

This is still an on-going investigation and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. 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 - June 22, 2020

Date of Incident: Monday, Jun 22 2020
Time of Incident: 10:45 a.m.
Shooting - 4800 NE 28th St.

On Monday, June 22, 2020, at approximately 10:50 a.m., Haltom City officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 4800 block of NE 28th Street. Upon arrival, they found a 29-year-old male that had been shot in the abdomen with a handgun. The victim told officers that a white male wearing a tank top and jeans had shot him in the stomach. The victim was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect fled the scene in a black Audi Q7. Detectives were called to the scene and have been in contact with the person that rented the black Audi. Through their investigation, they believe they have identified the suspect and are preparing a warrant for his arrest. The detectives believe this was an isolated incident as the victim and suspect knew each other.

This is an ongoing investigation, and as such, more information will be released when it comes 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 - May 24, 2020

Date of Incident: Sunday, May 24 2020
Time of Incident: 7:05 p.m.

Officer Involved Shooting – 2300 McGuire Street

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, at approximately 7:05 p.m., Haltom City Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of McGuire Street in reference to a shots fired call. As the officers were approaching the residence, a black vehicle came around the corner of Nina and McGuire. The driver stopped in the middle of the road, got out of the vehicle while yelling at the officers, went to the trunk of the vehicle and retrieved an item from the trunk. The driver got back in the vehicle and drove the vehicle in the direction of the officers. Four officers fired at least one round toward the driver of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was struck multiple times, and the car veered into a telephone pole. The driver of the vehicle was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with life threatening injuries. No officers were injured in this incident. As per policy, the four officers were placed on administrative leave. The Texas Rangers have been contacted to assist with the investigation as well as the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Law Enforcement Critical Response Team.

This is an active 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 - Apr 12, 2020

Date of Incident: Sunday, Apr 12 2020
Time of Incident: 4:25 p.m.
2600 block of Portwood Court
Shooting – 2600 block of Portwood Court

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Haltom City Officers responded to the 2600 block of Portwood Court in reference to a victim who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, a 27 year old male, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds from a handgun. The victim, who was conscious and talking, told officers that he was shot by a white male in his 50s, who was an acquaintance of the victim. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The victim was transported by MedStar Ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with life threatening injuries. This is all the information available at this time.

This is an active 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 - Mar 18, 2020

Date of Incident: Wednesday, Mar 18 2020
Time of Incident: 5:40 p.m.
6800 block SH121 NB service road
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Fatality Crash

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had run off the road and into the creek in the 6800 block of SH121 northbound on the service road. Upon arrival, officers observed a white 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that had come to rest across the creek on the embankment. The vehicle had sustained major front end damage. The sole occupant was still inside the vehicle. Richland Hills and Haltom City firefighters and paramedics arrived on scene to tend to the driver’s injuries.

The driver, a white male in his late teens or early twenties, was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died as a result of his injuries. He will be identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office once the family notifications have been made. No other vehicles appear to be involved.


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 - Mar 17, 2020 (Update)

Monday, Mar 16 2020
5300 block of Ira St. North
Information: 817-281-1000
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MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE

Shooting (Update)

haltom city police department james reevesOn Monday, March 16, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Haltom City officers responded to the 5300 block of Ira Street North, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 12 year old female in a bathroom in the house that had sustained a gunshot wound to her back. As officers were tending to her wounds, other officers discovered that the person who had fired the weapon had left the scene. Witnesses told officers that the person that fired the weapon was in an adjacent bedroom when he fired a handgun into the closet of the bedroom. The projectile went through the closet wall and into the bathroom where the female was located. Haltom City Fire Department and MedStar Ambulance personnel arrived on scene to treat the victim, and she was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in serious condition.

Detectives had been in contact with the suspect and were attempting to get him to voluntarily come to the police department to speak with them. The suspect and victim’s older brother, James David Reeves, 20 years of age, did not come to the police department to speak with detectives, so on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, warrants were issued for his arrest. Once arrested, he faces charges of Reckless Injury to a Child, $30,000 bond, Tampering with Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair Investigations, $15,000 bond, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, 4 – 400 grams, $30,000 bond.

Anyone with information on James Reeves’ location is asked to contact the Haltom City Police Department at 817-222-7000 or dispatch at 817-281-1000.


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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HCPD Media Release - Mar 16, 2020

Date of Incident: Monday, Mar 16 2020
Time of Incident: 3:30 a.m.
5300 block of Ira St. North
Information: 817-222-7143
You may also be interested in: HCPD Media Release - Mar 17, 2020 (Update)
Shooting

On Monday, March 16, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Haltom City officers responded to the 5300 block of Ira Street North, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 12 year old female in a bathroom in the house that had sustained a gunshot wound to her back. As officers were tending to her wounds, other officers discovered that the person who had fired the weapon had left the scene. Witnesses told officers that the person that fired the weapon was in an adjacent bedroom when he fired a handgun into the closet of the bedroom. The projectile went through the closet wall and into the bathroom where the female was located. Haltom City Fire Department and MedStar Ambulance personnel arrived on scene to treat the victim, and she was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in serious condition.

Detectives have been in contact with the suspect, a 20 year old male, and are attempting to get him to voluntarily come to the police department to speak with them.

This is an ongoing investigation, and as such, 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 - Mar 2, 2020

Date of Incident: Sunday, Mar 1 2020
Time of Incident: 4:38 a.m.
UPDATE - Shooting 2300 Thomas Road

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, at approximately 4:38 a.m., Haltom City Officers responded to the 2300 block of Thomas Road for a report of a person with a gun. While en route, officers were notified that a victim had been shot with a shotgun. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle leaving the area and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and led the officers on a pursuit that ended with the vehicle coming to a stop in Van Zandt County close to Canton. The driver, a 42 year old Hispanic female, and a passenger, a 37 year old Hispanic male, were taken into custody without incident. They were transported to the Van Zandt County Jail to be seen by a magistrate before being transported back to Haltom City.

Officers that were on scene in the 2300 block of Thomas located a 23 year old Hispanic female that had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Haltom City Fire Department personnel and MedStar Ambulance arrived on scene to treat the victim’s injuries. She was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital to be treated for her injuries. Her condition is unknown, at this time. The driver and passenger of the vehicle have been identified as Rhoda Jimenez, 42 years of age, and Armando Dimas, Jr., 37 years of age, respectively. They are both being held at the North Richland Hills Jail on charges of Evading Arrest in a Vehicle and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Bonds will be set once they see a magistrate later today. Detectives are still investigating their involvement in this offense, 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 Press Release - Vehicle Pursuit

Date of Incident: Dec 28, 2019
Time of incident (approximate): 11:59 p.m.
Information: 817-222-7000
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MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE

On Saturday, December 28, 2019, at approximately 11:59 p.m., Haltom City officers attempted to stop a black 2005 Cadillac STS they believed to be driven by an impaired driver. The vehicle was eastbound in the 4800 block of NE 28th Street. The vehicle continued eastbound on NE 28th Street and crossed over East Belknap onto Midway Road. When the officer pulled in behind the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to stop the vehicle and fled from the officer southbound in the 2300 block of McGuire. After a short pursuit, the vehicle became disabled after striking a concrete barrier on the service road of SH121 east of Handley Ederville Road. As the vehicle slowed, the driver failed to put the vehicle in park, and the vehicle continued rolling forward as the occupants were exiting. As the driver was exiting the vehicle, he fell to the ground, and as he was getting up, the officer noticed the driver had a handgun in his right hand. The officer heard the handgun discharge, and the driver threw the handgun in the direction of the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded construction area. The officer did not believe the weapon was fired at him. The officer believed the suspect accidentally fired the weapon as he was getting up from the ground. Additional units arrived on scene and the passenger was taken into custody after hiding behind a concrete barrier. While the vehicle was being cleared by a Haltom City officer and his K9 partner, a Richland Hills officer sustained minor injuries when he was accidently bitten by the K9. A search ensued for the driver that fled on foot. Haltom City and Watauga officers and their K9 partners began tracking the driver. The Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter arrived on scene and assisted with the search.

After a short search, the driver, who was found hiding in an industrial complex, was taken into custody without incident. The driver, who initially gave false information, was identified as Carlos Hernandez, 20 years of age. He faces charges of Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Fail to Identify Fugitive/Giving False or Fictitious Information, as he had outstanding warrants for his arrest from Haltom City and Fort Worth. The passenger was identified as Nicky Channita, 25 years of age. He faces a charge of Evading Arrest or Detention/Previous Convictions. He was also held on outstanding warrants from Haltom City.


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