Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Jan. 27, 2010.
ARRESTED MOTHER DOESN'T TELL POLICE ABOUT 2-YEAR-OLD LEFT ALONE IN FILTHY APARTMENT
A 2-year-old girl is in custody of Child Protective Services after she was left in a filthy Dallas apartment when her mother was arrested, according to the Dallas Morning News. Dallas police said they arrested Monica Evone Malone, 31, on Sunday morning on cocaine possession charges, but she never told them her daughter was alone in their apartment. Police said family members called them about the girl and when officers went to the apartment they found her covered in feces and alone in a playpen. Police said she had been alone in the filthy apartment for more than 12 hours. More: Dallas Morning News
WOMAN BEATEN AND ROBBED OF JEWELRY
A Dallas woman is recovering after she was beaten and robbed of a $90,000 diamond wedding ring and other jewelry outside a Whole Foods on Preston Road in North Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News. Dallas police said it happened Monday night shortly after 7 p.m. The woman told police she was returning her shopping cart when a man approached her offering to help. She said he grabbed her, threw her to the ground and beat her. The woman said the man tore a diamond necklace from her neck and yanked the diamond wedding ring off her finger before jumping into a white getaway car. More: Dallas Morning News
WOMAN DEAD AFTER HUSBAND HITS HER WITH TRUCK
Mesquite police said a man backing his truck down the alley near his home hit his wife on Tuesday; she later died from her injuries. Officers said Lynn Ray and his wife Diana were looking for the family dog. The woman found the dog, put it in the back of the truck and started walking back to the house, according to police, The woman's husband did not see her in the alley and struck her as he was backing his truck down the alley. She was taken to a local hospital before being flown to Parkland Hospital where she later died.
DALLAS BANK ROBBER SOUGHT
Dallas police said they are searching for a bank robber they consider armed and dangerous. Police said a man entered the Capital One Bank on the 3500 block of Frankford Road at about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday and displayed a weapon while demanding cash. The teller complied and the man left the bank in a black, 4-door 2003 Ford Taurus with no front plate and possibly a paper tag on the back, according to police. Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI at 972-559-5000.
DALLAS CAN ACADEMY STUDENT ARRESTED
A Dallas Can Academy student was arrested for bringing a gun to school, Dallas police told the Dallas Morning News. The school heard rumors of a gun on campus, pulled students from class to search for weapons and found the .38 caliber handgun in Jarvis Duane Brown's desk. Brown, 17, told police he brought the gun to school for protection. More: Dallas Morning News
FORT WORTH BUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE
An early-morning fire destroyed a commercial building north of downtown Fort Worth on Wednesday. The Fort Worth Fire Department said passing motorists called 911 at about 4:30 a.m. Fire fighters said flames engulfed Magnum Staffing Services in the 800 block of Interstate 35W. The fire department estimated the loss of the building and contents was $350,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. More: Star-Telegram
POLICE SAY 2 ROBBERS TARGETING MALL PARKING LOTS
Dallas police say a pair of robbers is targeting shopping center parking lots. Three people were gunpoint leaving the AMC movie theater at NorthPark Center on Monday at about 10:15 p.m. On Tuesday, a similar robbery occurred in a Galleria parking garage, police said. Police said they are stepping up patrols at area shopping centers. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.