Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Crime

January marks Human Trafficking Prevention Month after former President Barack Obama created a proclamation in 2010 with every president thereafter following his example.

Hood County saw an increase in crime across nearly all categories in 2023 compared to the 2022 year. In total, the county had 989 reported incidents, 998 offenses, 1,000 victims and 819 known offenders. This was a 10.03% increase from 2022.

A new scam tactic is causing confusion and chaos as people receive phone calls where the person on the line sounds like someone the receiver knows — but it’s done through voice cloning. The scammer will attempt to create a scary scenario and usually will proceed with asking for money. Another scam being pulled is a number popping up on someone’s phone of someone they know, but it’s not the actual person. These scams have been circling the United States and have now hit Hood County.

The Hood County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit (SCU) conducted a months-long operation that finally came to a head on Tuesday, Nov. 14, resulting in 11 arrests and 23 felony charges.

The Hood County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an Indian Harbor shooting incident that resulted in the deaths of two Granbury residents.

The Hood County News received an anonymous tip the morning of Nov. 6 that Granbury City Council Candidate Brad Benson’s house was raided the morning of Nov. 6.

Granbury resident and former Hood County Judge candidate Mark Burton Shackelford was arrested at his residence in Nassau Bay at 6:44 p.m. on Nov. 3, on a misdemeanor Class A charge of deadly conduct.

Hood County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be wary when it comes to answering phone calls after they have received several call-ins from the community receiving scam calls.

Nayeli Carranza, an eight-year-old student at Brawner Elementary School, was shot by another juvenile on Sept. 25, in the 2900 Block of Oak Trail Shores subdivision in Granbury, according to the Hood County Sheriff's Office.

Almost 35 years have passed since the tragic death of 23-year-old Granbury resident Holly Palmer. But with the case remaining unsolved, family members and friends aren’t any closer to …

Bond was set at $1 million Saturday for Richard Anthony Metten, who has been charged with the murder of 31-year-old Andrea Stinson. Stinson’s body was found in a shed on Metten’s property in …

The Hood County Sheriff's Office, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety-Ranger Division, has arrested Richard Anthony Metten for the murder of Andrea Stinson, Sheriff Roger Deeds announced …

Editor's note: A Washington, D.C. television station has reported that independent evaluators have deemed Kellye SoRelle not competent to stand trial for her role in the Jan. 6 attack on the …

A Hood County 911 call was received early Thursday evening indicating that someone had jumped off the main bridge that spans Lake Granbury, but the incident resulted in a citation being issued to the …

Oath Keepers founder and January 6 conspirator Elmer Stewart Rhodes, convicted Thursday of the rare charge of seditious conspiracy for his role in attempting to overturn the 2020 election, had …

Earlier this month, five Granbury police officers conducted site visits to stores that sell vaping products and confiscated 4,613 items containing illegal amounts of THC that were packaged to look …

Thomas Edward Demopoulos, who had evaded arrest for more than eight years for first-degree felony child sex crimes, on April 26 was sentenced to 90 years in prison by a jury in 355th District Court …

Jeffrey Bryan McLaughlin, a 58-year-old man who has been in custody at the Hood County Jail in Granbury since January charged with the murder of his wife, was pronounced dead Saturday morning after …

Former Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett was sentenced in 355th Judicial District Court on Monday for a third DWI conviction. According to Sheriff Roger Deeds, Hulett was booked into the Hood County Jail …

A 60-year-old Lipan man is in stable condition in a Fort Worth hospital after being wounded late Monday night as a result of two gunshots fired by the 14-year-old son of his adopted daughter, …

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