Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on March 27, 2012.
Man With Mohawk Robs Richardson Bank
Richardson police say a man robbed the Mutual of Omaha bank at gunpoint Tuesday. He is described as black, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his 40s or 50s and was wearing a tan shirt, brown fedora hat, khaki pants and sunglasses. Officials say the man has a goatee and a mohawk haircut. The man fled the bank on the 15000-block of Preston Road while carrying a black, plastic bag and is believed to be in possession of two handguns.
Man Gunned Down at Dallas Apartments
A 22-year-old man, Danny Odom, was gunned down at the Villa Bonita Apartments in Dallas late Monday night. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots inside the complex off La Prada Drive at about 10:30 p.m. When they went outside to investigate, they found Odom collapsed in the parking lot, clinging to life. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died. Dallas police are investigating and searching for the gunman.
Violent Crime Way Up in Dallas
Numbers from a new crime report show a disturbing trend in Dallas -- an 18.5 percent increase in violent crime. The February report also shows the overall crime rate down in the city however, by 5.6 percent. Dallas Chief of Police David Brown told city leaders that numbers for March are looking better.
Man Dies After Collapsing at Mall Monday
Just after midnight Tuesday a security guard at Valley View Mall in North Dallas found a man slumped over the wheel of an SUV. The guard calld 911 and paramedics transported the man to an area hospital where he later died. The man, identified as 36-year-old Robin Rothlein of Dallas, was dressed in sports attire and had been playing racketball. There were no signs of foul play. Results from an autopsy are expected Tuesday.
18-Wheeler Crash Cuts Power Lines
The driver of an 18-wheeler hit a utility pole at North Haskell & Capital Avenue near Central Expressway shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, knocking down power lines. No injuries were reported in the crash. The utility company is working to restore power to the area.