Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled Oct. 20, 2009.
FORT WORTH POLICE RELEASE SKETCH
Fort Worth police have released a sketch of a man wanted in a sexual assault near Texas Christian University. Police say the victim was walking to the school library from her dormitory when the suspect grabbed her and dragged her to a dark area near a building, then sexually assaulted her. The victim described the man as being in his early 20's, six feet tall, blonde straight hair, unshaven with a mole on his right cheek. He was wearing a dark shirt with a white or cream circle design on the front and blue jeans. The victim said he smelled of men's cologne. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477).
HOME INVASION LEAVES ONE MAN INJURED
Dallas detectives continue to look for suspects after a home invasion in the Bachman Lake area. Dallas police say a man was hospitalized after being pistol-whipped and kicked in the 3100 block of Lanoue Dr. on Tuesday. Detectives say five masked men entered the home at around 3:15 a.m and tied up a man and his mother. After the robbers fled, the woman was able to untie herself and run to a nearby business to call police. Residents tell police there have been several recent burglaries and robberies along that street.
BOOTLEG DVD OPERATION BUSTED IN DALLAS
Dallas County Sheriff's deputies shutdown a major bootleg DVD operation on Friday. Deputies confiscated more than 10,000 counterfeit video and music DVD's. The tip came from the Motion Picture Association. Read more on NBCDFW.com
MAN FIRES GUN AT DALLAS POLICE OFFICER
An early morning patrol was anything but routine for a Dallas police officer early Tuesday. Dallas police say an officer who was on routine patrol at around 3:30 a.m. in the 8400 block of Walnut Hill Ln. was a suspicious man walking along the road. Police say When the officer called out to the man from outside his police cruiser, the man turned toward the officer and pulled a gun out of the pocket of his black hoodie, pointed it at the officer and fired. The officer took cover behind his squad car and the bullet missed hitting the police car on the rear driver side door, shattering the window. Dallas police say the officer called for backup as the suspect ran away through a nearby creek bed. Officer, the police helicopter and K-9 units were unable to locate the suspect.
DENTON WOMAN KILLED IN OKLAHOMA CRASH
A Texas woman has been killed in a collision with a semi in southern Oklahoma.The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 69-year-old Carol Louise Wheeler-Liston of Denton, Texas died in the crash about 3 p.m. Monday. Troopers say Wheeler-Liston was northbound on U.S. 377 near Madill when her car crossed into the oncoming lane and was hit by the semi. The driver of the semi was not injured.
18-WHEELER ACCIDENT IN NORTH FORT WORTH
An accident involving an 18-wheeler and a Texas Department of Transportation vehicle led to traffic troubles on Hwy 287 at W. Bonds Ranch Rd. in North Fort Worth Tuesday. Witness tell police a TXDOT vehicle ran into the back of the 18-wheeler causing the big rig to rollover and spill diesel. Both drivers had non-life threatening injuries.
TEXAS SOLDIER KILLED ON LEAVE FROM IRAQ
A 25-year-old West Texas woman faces charges of manslaughter after an Army soldier on leave from Iraq was found shot to death over the weekend. Hill County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyons said 20-year-old Pvt. Cody Ryan Patterson suffered an apparent gunshot wound to his chest at a home in Blum, located about 40 miles north of Waco. He was pronounced dead early Saturday morning. A Hill County jail spokesman says April Thompson, of Odessa, was charged with manslaughter Sunday after she was arrested in Glen Rose, located about 30 miles west of Blum. Her bond was set at $125,000. It wasn't clear whether she had an attorney.
AMBER ALERT CONTINUES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD
Authorities are searching for a 3-year-old boy and his father, a man they're calling a person of interest in the death of the boy's mother. The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert for Mitchell Romero, a 3-year-old Hispanic male with black hair. Denver City police said he was discovered missing Thursday from the home where his mother, 29-year-old Vernonica Esquivel Romero, was found dead. A statement from police said the cause of death is under investigation. Investigators suspect the husband, 34-year-old Mario Romero, is driving a maroon 2004 GMC Yukon with Texas license plates 434-FX6. He is a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 205 pounds. Denver City is about 80 miles southwest of Lubbock.
GUNS AND HOSES BOXING TOURNAMENT
There were plenty of fights before the Dallas Stars game Monday night in Dallas, but it was all for a good cause. Click here for the NBCDFW story and video.