Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Dec. 25, 2009.
10-YEAR-OLD SHOT IN THE FACE DIES, FATHER CHARGED
A single father of four is charged in the shooting death of his 10-year-old daughter according to Denton County Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened Thursday night at the family's home in the 500 Block of Naylor Road in Oak Point. Denton County investigators said Ashley Watrous was shot in the face, emergency crews performed CPR but couldn't save her. Duke Watrous is charged with one count of manslaughter. Investigators are trying to find out what led to the shooting.
THREE DEAD IN MULTI-CAR COLLISION IN FRISCO
US Highway 380 was shut down for several hours after a multiple car collision left three people dead. It happened at around 4:35 p.m. Thursday. Frisco police say a car traveling westbound on US 380 between the Dallas North Tollway and Person Road lost control and spun into oncoming traffic, where it was hit by two other eastbound vehicles. Two passengers were killed and the driver was taken to the hospital where she later passed away according to Frisco police. Richard Wilbourn, 62 of Cedar Hill, Katherine Nelson, 92, of Kemp died in the accident. The driver, Patricia Wilbourn, 66, of Cedar Hill died from her injuries at the hospital Friday morning.
DART INVESTIGATES TRAIN FATALITY
Transit officials in Dallas are investigating the death of a man who lay down on the tracks in front of an oncoming train. The death of the man Thursday evening was the first Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail fatality since March 2007, when a 56-year-old man was struck after lying down on the tracks. DART officials say the operator spotted the man Thursday but could not stop the train in time. Train service in the area was stopped while the investigation continued. A bus is being used to transport riders who would normally take the train in that area.
THIEVES TRY TO STEAL ATM FROM DALLAS CITY HALL
A maroon minivan smashed through a back window at Dallas City Hall in what police say was a failed attempt to steal a city credit union ATM. The van rammed the building around 4:15 a.m. Thursday. Several city workers in the area say they saw the crash. The Dallas Morning News reports that the suspects realized they were seen and fled in the van without the cash machine. Police say the van was found a short time later abandoned outside the Dallas Police Association building. Police determined the van had been stolen overnight. Police say they questioned several people sitting in cars outside city hall who may have been acting as lookouts. No one was arrested.