Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Feb. 3, 2010.
MOTHER: "I JUST KILLED MY BABIES"
A 911 call led police to a home where officers found the bodies of two young boys whose mother was jailed Wednesday on charges of killing them. Police Chief William McManus said the brothers, ages 1 and 3, had been stabbed. The woman, 22, told officers "I just killed my babies" and she extended her arms to be handcuffed, appearing to be calm, according to McManus. Bexar County Detention Center electronic records show that a woman whose address was on the same block as the home where the boys were found slain was in custody Wednesday facing two counts of capital murder of a child. Police received an emergency call from the home around 5 p.m. Tuesday and discovered the boys, dressed and next to each other, on a bed, McManus said. The children "looked like they were sleeping," the police chief said. Police made previous calls to the home for family violence, records show. The father was in custody on an immigration-related charge, McManus said. Neighbor Betty Estrada, 48, said she saw the woman standing with police late Tuesday and noticed blood on her arms. "All the neighbors would have helped her if she would have asked, if we would have known," Estrada said. "It's just so sad." Another neighbor, Angelica Puentes, 34, said she had talked to the woman a couple of times and said she seemed like she was in a daze. The children appeared to be "normal, happy boys," Puentes said
MAN IN WHEELCHAIR ATTACKED; GUIDE DOG KILLED
Parker County Sheriff's Department said the search continues Wednesday for the two men who attacked a man who uses a wheelchair and killed his guide dog. It happened in the West 40 Estates community in Azle on Monday night, according to the Star-Telegram. Parker County deputies said the victim was in bed when two armed men forced their way into his home and demanded cash. The 12-year-old German Shepherd named Major attacked the robbers. Deputies said the men shot and killed the dog as he tried to defend his owner. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Parker County Sheriff's Department at 817-594-8845. (Star-Telegram)
GRAND PRAIRIE HOUSE FIRE WEDNESDAY MORNING
A Grand Prairie police sergeant on patrol in a south Grand Prairie neighborhood notified firefighters when he saw and smelled smoke. Grand Prairie police said after notifying dispatch he found a 2-story home with flames showing in the 100 block of Crane Drive. After making sure no one was in the home, the officer and other officers evacuated homes next door in case the fire spread Grand Prairie police said. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control before it could affect nearby homes. No word on the cause of the fire.
FOUR INJURED INLEWISVILLE CRASH ON STEMMONS
Four people were hospitalized after an accident in the 400 block of northbound I-35E in Lewisville just before midnight. Lewisville police said a Chevrolet Prism and a Toyota Tundra were traveling westbound on College Street, disregarded a stop sign and the frontage road, traveled down the embankment and onto Stemmons Freeway where the cars collided with a Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound on the freeway. A male passenger was ejected from the Prism and taken to Parkland according to police. The driver of the Sonata was transported to Medical Center of Lewisville. Police shut down the area for several hours to clear up the debris.
TWO ROBBERY ATTEMPTS IN UTA PARKING LOT
University of Texas at Arlington police say robbers are targeting female students. Two men in a four-door sedan have attempted to take purses from students in a campus parking lot on South Cooper Street on Monday and Tuesday nights. Campus police said the robbery attempts happened at about the same time of night in Lot 49. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.