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Arrests in Organized Criminal Activity
Grapevine, Texas
   
 
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GRAPEVINE, Texas  -  Four juveniles and one adult face multiple charges after a pursuit overnight in Grapevine.

 

On Friday, March 6, 2020, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Grapevine Police officers responded to a 911 call about a burglary in progress at a home in the 500 block of Woodhill Court.  An officer located an SUV nearby that matched the suspect vehicle description.  He activated his emergency lights, but the suspect vehicle sped away.  

 

A pursuit began on Post Oak Road, traveled through Grapevine, and ended on the service road of south SH-121 in Euless.  Five people in the suspect vehicle jumped out in a parking lot in the 2600 block of SH-121 and ran in multiple directions.

 

The vehicle pursuit involved two Grapevine PD units, while Euless PD assisted in the foot chase.  In the end, all five suspects were found and taken into custody.  Nobody was injured in the pursuit or foot chase.  

 

Four of the suspects, a 12-year-old and three 14-year-olds, were transferred to a juvenile detention center, while 18-year-old Sergio Ortiz was booked into the Grapevine Jail.  All five suspects are residents of Fort Worth.

 

During the investigation, Grapevine Police discovered the suspects were driving a vehicle that was stolen out of Fort Worth.  Various stolen property was also located inside, and personnel are processing the items to be returned to owners.

 

Charges include: Burglary of Habitation, Evading Arrest Detention, Theft of Property $30,000-$150,000, Warrant- Other City, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Evading Arrest Detention w/Vehicle, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Poss CS PG 3 < 28 G, Poss Marj <2oz, and Burglary of Vehicle.

 

Any victims from the neighborhood around Woodhill Court whose vehicle was burglarized must first make a police report for items stolen.  Recovered property will be reunited with owners based on information given in the police reports.  Victims should call the non-emergency police number to begin the process of making a report.  The Grapevine Police non-emergency dispatch line is available 24/7 at: 817.410.8127

 

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Not all suspects face all of the charges.  Ortiz is charged with: Resisting Arrest Search or Transport, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Theft of Property $30,000-$150,000, and Evading Arrest Detention.

 

Amanda McNew

Media Manager

Grapevine Police Department

 

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