Month: August 2018

Early morning fatality crash -PR 18-09

Early morning single vehicle fatality closes 820 eastbound at 121 split

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at about 5:00 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle accident in the 7800 block of eastbound Loop 820 at the 121 split. Upon arrival, they located a motorcycle and a deceased white male driver.

Accident investigators responded to the scene and the freeway was closed for about an hour to conduct the investigation. Accident Investigation reports that speed appears to be a factor in the crash. It does not appear any other vehicles were involved.

The name of the deceased will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner after family notifications have been made.

Carissa Katekaru – Media Relations Coordinator/PIO

ckatekaru@nrhtx.com

Office – 817-427-7076

Cell – 682-325-1832

Scam Smart Seniors – Steps to Avoiding Scams

Our Community Services Division offers “Scam Smart Seniors,” a class on identifying scams, and protecting financial info.

We know many of the seniors in our community do not have the fast world of social media available at their fingertips, so we wanted to work to bring the information to them. Our incredible Community Services team makes time to travel to our Senior Center, Retirement Communities and even church groups with the “Savvy Saving Seniors” class. This class is dedicated to arming our senior community with steps to identify scams or fraudulent activity so that they don’t become the next victim.

To learn more about it or to schedule a class at your facility, contact Community Services today! 817-427-7021 or by email: Officer McEachran: rmceachran@nrhtx.com or Officer Kasterke: gkasterke@nrhtx.com

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February 2018 Missing Man located – PR 18-04-2

February missing man’s car found in Trinity River in Dallas. Recovery efforts to remove the vehicle were successful.

After a lengthy and exhaustive search, the North Richland Hills Criminal Investigations Division was alerted by the Texas Department of Public Safety that on August 7, 2018, their dive teams had positively located and identified the vehicle of missing NRH resident, James Booth. The vehicle was located in Dallas, downstream from the area where our department initially received reports of a white sedan in the river on February 21, 2018.

On August 8, 2018 recovery efforts continued, as crews worked to remove the sedan from the river. Once the vehicle was removed, remains were found inside.

On August 9, 2018 the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office positively identified the remains as that of Mr. James Booth. Per our investigators, there is no foul play suspected in the case.

Our department extends our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Booth’s family during this process. It remains our goal to at least provide them with a degree of closure, with the hope that it may be helpful to their grieving process.

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Link to original Press Release

 

Carissa Katekaru

Media Relations Coordinator/Public Information Officer

PR 18-04-2

Phone: (817) 427-7076

Cell: (682) 325-1832

E-Mail: ckatekaru@nrhtx.com

Warrant Scam

We’ve been made aware of yet another scam circulating our town regarding a phone call about warrants!

While our volunteers DO make courtesy warrant notification calls from our main police line, we can assure you that we will NEVER ask for financial information, ask you to call another out of state number, or ask you to pay your warrant in gift cards or iTunes cards.

The warrant calls we do make, that occur on every other Wednesday, are simply a courtesy notification and direct you to visit the court in person to handle your unpaid fines – NOT to make any payments over the phone.

Should you receive the spoof/scam call, please report to the FTC via https://www.ftc.gov/complaint and do NOT provide any financial or identifying information over the phone.

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Painted Address on Curbs

We were made aware that people are going door to door stating they are with the City and Police/Fire Departments and have been sent to paint house numbers on curbs.

While the Public Safety Departments encourage homeowners to have their address prominently displayed out front, we can assure you that we are not requiring or endorsing any service that may be going door to door selling the curb painting of house numbers. Should you encounter someone doing this, give dispatch a ring and provide them with a description of the subjects (817-281-1000) or check their solicitor permit status via the city website. NRH Solicitor Permits

Having a properly numbered house does make it safer for first responders and residents, as it allows us to locate and access locations faster. But again, curbside addresses are neither a requirement or an endorsement effort by the City or Police/Fire Departments.

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