Daily Police Blotter

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009  |  Updated 6:47 PM CDT
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Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Nov. 11, 2009.

DRUG BUSTS AFTER UNDERCOVER OPERATION AT DALLAS CAR WASH
Dallas police arrested 27 people after weeks of surveillance. Police said they received complaints for years about drug dealing and other problems at a car wash in the 2700 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. During the summer, undercover narcotics detectives conducted surveillance and made drug buys at the car wash.  The investigation revealed that several individuals at area residences were connected to this criminal activity. In addition to the arrests, police seized crack cocaine, marijuana, pcp, a gun and hundreds of dollars in cash. As a result of this operation, police said the owner of the car wash is working with police to keep his business clean.

DALLAS MOTHER QUESTIONED IN CHILD'S DEATH
Child abuse detectives were questioning the mother following the death of her 3-year-old boy. The child was rushed by ambulance early Wednesday to a local hospital after a call to 911. Police were called to the Rosa Vista Apartments in the 3700 block of Legendary Lane in Oak Cliff to investigate.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS MAN DIES IN GYM POOL
James Sanchez, 41, of North Richland Hills died in the pool of the Lifetime Fitness Center in Colleyville. The medical examiner said it appeared Sanchez died after suffering a medical problem while swimming. Investigators are classifying Sanchez' death as accidental.

TWO WOMEN DEAD IN KAUFMAN COUNTY
Deputies are investigating the deaths of a woman and a small child who were found northeast of the city of Kaufman. A jogger found the bodies that were apparently dumped in a ditch along a county road on Tuesday. The bodies were partially submerged in shallow water and appeared to have been dumped there. The medical examiner will determine who they are and how and when they died.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN FLOWER MOUND
Police are investigating the death of a Flower Mound teenager. Brittany Munoz, 16, was founded dead in an apartment in the 1700 block of Timber Creek Road. Munoz' sister called 911 after finding her sister's body on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators said the victim suffered obvious signs of trauma but it was not clear when she was killed. Police were looking for the victim's boyfriend as a person of interest in the crime. Click here to watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.

NYPD: WHITE POWDER PACKAGE HAD DALLAS POSTMARKS
A fifth foreign mission to the United Nations has received an envelope with a suspicious white powder inside -- mailed from Texas. The FBI is trying to locate the sender. New York City police say the envelopes, which included Dallas postmarks, were tested and so far the results show the substance was not toxic. Three envelopes sent to the French, Austrian and Uzbekistan missions contained flour. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says testing has not yet been completed on the envelopes that arrived at the British and German missions. The mission to the United Kingdom reported receiving the envelope yesterday. Hundreds of workers were evacuated. The German mission to the UN got a similar package earlier in the day. Envelopes arrived Monday at the missions of France, Austria and Uzbekistan.

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