Daily Police Blotter

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009  |  Updated 11:24 PM CDT
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A car and dump truck carrying wet concrete colliding leaving a mess at the intersection of Hampton Rd. and Bickers St. in Dallas.

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A car and dump truck carrying wet concrete colliding leaving a mess at the intersection of Hampton Rd. and Bickers St. in Dallas.

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Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 30, 2009.

DUMP TRUCK OVERTURNS ON TOP OF CAR
A car and dump truck carrying wet concrete collided leaving a mess at the intersection of Hampton Rd. and Bickers St. in Dallas Wednesday morning. Dallas police say when they arrived they found an overturned dump truck partially on top of a car. Firefighters removed the driver of the car and took him to Parkland, the driver of the dump truck was not injured. Accident investigators say the truck was northbound on Hampton and was going through a flashing yellow light when the car going westbound on Bickers went through a flashing red light and into the path of the truck. The truck slammed into the car pushing it through the intersection then flipped on its side smashing the car and spilling wet concrete on the roadway according to police. The truck was heading to a nearby road construction project. Crews worked quickly to clear up the concrete before it hardened.

AMMO STOLEN FROM DPD SHOOTING RANGE
Dallas police say they believe someone in the department stole more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition from the department's shooting range. A routine inventory check Wednesday morning revealed 38 cases of missing ammunition. Investigators said only a handful of officers have access to the storage bunkers at the southwest Dallas training center. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.

POLICE: MAN ROBBING, ATTACKING WOMEN IN THEIR SLEEP
Dallas police said a woman in the M Streets neighborhood who was attacked in her sleep Sunday fought off her attacker. Police said they believe the same man is responsible for a similar attack in August and a sexual assault in October 2008. Police said the attacker entered the homes from an unlocked door. The attacker also robbed the women. Police said people should lock their doors and windows before going to bed and call 911 if they see a suspicious person in their neighborhood.

TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASHES INTO DFW TOLL PLAZA BUILDING
The driver of the tractor-trailer rig lost control and hit a building at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Wednesday morning. DFW airport spokesman David Magana said the driver of an 18-wheeler was traveling northbound on the service road near the north toll plaza leaving DFW airport when he lost control of the vehicle. The big rig jumped a curb, traveled across four lanes of traffic, went over a earthen berm and crashed through the wall of a building that contains offices and a break room for toll plaza workers. No one was hit, and the driver of the tractor-trailer escaped injury. Investigators are looking into why the driver lost control.

PARKER COUNTY DEPUTY SHOT IN LEG DURING STANDOFF
A Parker County sheriff's deputy and a suspect were wounded in an exchange of gunfire as officers tried to serve an arson warrant. Sheriff Larry Fowler says the deputy was shot in the leg early Wednesday when the barricaded suspect fired through a door. Deputies returned fire, wounding the suspect who had tried to hide in a shed, in the Greenwood community just west of Weatherford.  Both men were transported to Fort Worth hospitals. The deputy, 33-year-old Rick Crosley is in good condition at Harris Methodist. Details on the wounded suspect were not immediately released.

ROWLETT GRANDMA GUILTY IN CHEESE HEROIN CASE
Sentencing is Dec. 28 for a Dallas-area woman who was accused of peddling "cheese" heroin from her home across from a city park. Barbara Sims of Rowlett pleaded guilty to federal drug possession with intent to distribute. The 60-year-old woman could be sentenced to 40 years in prison and fined $2 million. An attorney for Sims, Sally Goodman, declined comment Tuesday on the plea agreement. Law officers raided the woman's home in February after receiving a tip. Rowlett is about 15 miles northeast of Dallas.

YARD WORK TURNS DEADLY FOR ARLINGTON MAN
Tree trimming turned deadly for an Arlington man who accidentally hung himself Sunday in his backyard. Ted Wandel, 58, was trying to remove a tire swing at his home in the 6100 block of Yorkford Dr. according to the Star-Telegram. Wandel got caught up in the rope and couldn't free himself the medical examiner's office told the paper. Read more in the Star-Telegram.

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