Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Jan. 6, 2010.
MAN DEAD IN BALCH SPRINGS SHOOTING
Balch Springs police want the public's help in the investigation of a fatal shooting in the 4500 block of Hickory Tree Road. Police say the victim was the passenger in a pickup truck that was fired on by someone in a Cadillac. Police say surveillance video from a drive-thru liquor store in 11000 block of Seagoville Road shows the Cadillac bumping the truck, then the Cadillac followed the pickup, pulled up alongside it, and someone fired several shots at the truck. Abraham Ovalle-Torres, 24, was shot and died shortly upon arrival at Parkland Hospital.
TEXAS RANGERS LOOK FOR SERIAL RAPIST
The Texas Rangers hope a stolen clock will lead them to a serial rapist wanted for as many as 12 attacks on women ages 65 to 91 who live alone in rural areas. Rangers released a photo of a unique clock stolen from one victim's home in Leon County on Sept. 5, 2009. Investigators hope someone will see the clock and lead them to whoever stole it.
STOVE USED TO HEAT HOME MAY BE CAUSE OF FIRE
Duncanville fire investigators are searching for the cause of a house fire in the 200 block of Martin Luther Circle at around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. A fire department ambulance returning from a call spotted the fire and tended to the resident who escaped the blaze while firefighters battled the flames. The man told firefighters he was using the kitchen stove to heat the home and that he was asleep when the fire started.
MOM ACCUSED OF SOLICITING SEX WITH CANADIAN TEEN
Authorities say a Houston mother faces charges in Texas after flying to Canada and allegedly luring a 16-year-old boy from his home for sex in a relationship that started online. Lauri Price appeared in a Houston courtroom Wednesday after being arrested a day earlier when the 42-year-old returned from Canada. Authorities say Price went to the boy's home in Barrie, Ontario, on Dec. 19 and took him to a nearby town to have sex. Price is not facing sexual assault charges because the age of consent in Canada is 16. Houston prosecutors charged her with two counts of online solicitation of a minor and one count of enticing a child with the intent to commit a felony. Price's attorney didn't immediately return a phone call.
IRS REP ADMITS TO ACCEPTING BRIBE
An IRS worker in Dallas who accepted a bribe in exchange for a promise of no audit faces a maximum 15 years in prison. Read story on NBCDFW.com.