Daily Police Blotter: Officer Arrested on DWI Charges

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010  |  Updated 7:01 PM CDT
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Daily Police Blotter: Officer Arrested on DWI Charges

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Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Jan. 18, 2010.

ARLINGTON POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON DWI CHARGES
Arlington police arrested one of their own this weekend. Arlington police say they received a call from a citizen at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday regarding a man driving erratically southbound on Collins Street. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 3400 block of S. Collins Street and arrested Elliott Porter, 29, an off-duty Arlington Police Officer. Officer Porter was taken to the Arlington City Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated. Bail was set at $1,000 by the court. He posted bail and was released Sunday morning. Officer Porter has been placed on routine administrative leave. Arlington police say that in addition to the criminal investigation, an internal inquiry will also be conducted.

ARMORED TRUCK ROBBERY
Dallast police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the robbery of an armored truck Monday morning. Dallas police say a man approached an employee of Garda Armored Transport as he made a delivery to PLS Check Cashing at 2100 Singleton Blvd. just before 11 a.m. The man demanded the cash bag from the Garda employee according to police. The employee tells police he handed the money over then chased the suspect as he ran behind the building and got away in a black Cadillac CTS with a paper dealer plate. Anyone with information is urged to call Dallas police (214) 671-3661 or the FBI at (972) 559-5000.

MAN DRAGGED BY CAR
Dallas police say a man found lying in the street with road rash isn't cooperating with their investigation. Residents heard the man screaming and called 911 according to police. When officers arrived they said they found the man in the street in the 10300 block of Sand Springs Avenue. Investigators believe the man had been dragged by a motor vehicle because they found his pants and wallet a block away. Officers are investigating if this an assault, however the victim isn't talking to police. Investigators say with limited witness information and a victim who refuses to cooperate the case may be classified as an injured person report.

ATF INVESTIGATES SEVEN CHURCH FIRES
State fire officials are working with U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local agencies to investigate seven suspicious church fires in east Texas since the beginning of the year. Two of the fires happened this weekend in Tyler, three in Athens, one in Canton and another in Martin's Mill. Read the report on NBCDFW.com.

TEENAGER SHOT OUTSIDE HIS HOME DIES
A 15-year-old boy shot outside his home Thursday afternoon died at Baylor Hospital according to Dallas police. The shooting happened in the 9900 block of Grove Oaks Road. Police said Jerson Archaga was standing in front of his house when a dark-colored car pulled up to the home. Investigators say Archaga went over to the car to talk to people inside when someone shot him. Dallas police continue to search for the gunman responsible for shooting.

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