Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept.3, 2009.
GOOD SAMARITANS, TELLER HELP NAB BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT
Arlington police said Thursday that two Good Samaritans helped a bank teller chase down a woman suspected of robbing two banks. Kathiana Pierre, 22, is accused of robbing the Bank of America on Pioneer Parkway near Collins Street at about 10 a.m. Michael Vasquez and his father helped a bank teller chase Pierre in their car. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
ONE DEAD IN SENIOR CITIZEN VAN CRASH
One person is dead after a rollover accident at Wilbur and Boyd in Oak Cliff Thursday morning. Police told NBCDFW the driver of a pickup truck was adjusting his GPS when he ran a stop sign and T-boned a van carrying residents of a nearby senior home. The van rolled over and came to rest against a house. Police confirm one person in the van died, 10 others were injured. The driver of the van was unharmed. Click here to watch the video report on NBCDFW.com.
CAR CAREENS INTO DALLAS CREEK
Four people, three adults and a child, had to be rescued after the car they were riding in flipped into a Dallas creek. The driver told Dallas Fire Rescue that her brakes malfunctioned as she drove down Boulder Drive. Unable to stop, the car crossed Kiest Boulevard, hit some trees, then flipped into Five Mile Creek before landing on its wheels. Two adults in the car were able to get out, but a man and child were still trapped. Dallas Fire Rescue used ropes and pulleys to get everyone to safety. Everyone in the car was wearing seatbelts, and the child was in a booster seat. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
TCU POLICE TRY TO IDENTIFY LOCKER ROOM THIEVES
Police at Texas Christian University have released photos of two people they believe are responsible for thefts from a locker room on campus. Police reports show a dozen football players reported money, wallets and cell phones were taken from the John Justin Athletic Center on Saturday, Aug. 22. Read more in the Star-Telegram.
FALLING GLASS FORCES FORT WORTH STREET CLOSURE
Part of Main Street in busy downtown Fort Worth had to be closed Thursday morning after a window broke at the top of the 40-story office tower at Carter Burgess Plaza. No injuries were reported from the falling glass and police shut down two blocks of Main street so that crews could clean up the debris. The building at 777 Main St. is home to the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth. Read more in the Star-Telegram.