Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Nov. 3, 2009.
SHOT FIRED IN LATEST DALLAS RESTAURANT ROBBERY
Police said Tuesday that a group of masked robbers who are suspected in as many as eight business robberies across Dallas and Garland is getting more violent. Dallas police said the Halloween-masked robbers fired a shot at some of their victims at a popular Chinese buffet on Central Expressway and Meadow Road on Monday night. Police said they suspect the group robbed a nail salon and check-cashing store earlier Monday. No one has been seriously injured in the robberies. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
2 DEAD IN DALLAS RELATED TO DRUGS
Dallas police say the shooting deaths of a man and a woman at a house appear to have been drug related. Police identified the pair found slain as 30-year-old Sandra Williams and 37-year-old Samuel Woodson. Sgt. Bruce McDonald says investigators continue to piece together the scene to determine what happened early Monday. Police responded to reports of an alarm going off and neighbors hearing gunfire. Officers say they found marijuana in the residence. Police did not immediately report any arrests. More in the Dallas Morning News.
FW OFFICER SHOOTS, INJURES MAN
A Fort Worth police officer responding to a reported business robbery on the city's south side shot and injured the suspect. The officer was responding to a robbery at a U-Haul business in the 3400 block of Alta Mesa Blvd. when he came across a green Ford Ranger pickup that matched the description of a truck similar to one possibly connected to a series of business robberies, according to a police spokesman. The Star-Telegram reports the officer fired one shot, hitting the suspect in the upper body. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a Fort Worth hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. The officer-involved shooting will be investigated by the department. More in the Star-Telegram.
FEDEX TRUCK ACCIDENT SNARLS TRAFFIC
A FedEx truck pulling double trailers hit a concrete construction wall on eastbound Hwy 80 in Sunnyvale causing the diesel tank to rupture and the rear trailer to roll over on its side. It happened just east of Collins Rd. at around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic was blocked in both directions on Hwy 80 while crews cleared up the diesel spill, righted the overturned trailer and cleaned up the spilled load of packages. Unfortunately there are no service roads along the stretch of road so drivers were tied up as sheriff's deputies directed traffic through the area on the lanes that were available, then traffic was diverted at Collins Rd.
CAR VAULTS OVER CENTER MEDIAN
A wild accident just before midnight left a car stuck between two center walls on southbound Stemmons Freeway. Dallas police say the car was traveling along I-35E just south of the Hwy 183 merge when it crashed into the guardrail, vaulted over the center wall and got stuck between the southbound and northbound walls. The driver was pulled from the wreckage and taken to the hospital. A heavy duty wrecker was brought in to flip the car back over the wall. Southbound traffic was shut down for about an hour while officers investigated the crash and removed the car.
POLICE: BODY MAY BE MISSING WOMAN
Cleburne police believe a body found Friday near Buffalo Creek is that of 67-year-old Virginia Burns who was last seen on Oct. 9. Police say the decomposing body was found about five blocks from the apartment complex where Burns was last seen. The area was searched twice by helicopter but because of the density of the trees her body couldn't be found. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine cause of death.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF RAMMING POLICE CAR FOUND INCOMPETENT
Euless police say she rammed a police cruiser not once, but twice in September, now Rosemarie Adams, 28, has been found incompetent to stand trial and will be treated at a state hospital according to the Star-Telegram. Adams is accused of hitting a Euless police officer's patrol car twice at an Airport Freeway service road exit on Sept. 26. According to police reports Adams motive was a dislike of police. More in the Star-Telegram.