Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Oct. 27, 2009.
FAMILY OF TEEN HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM ASKS FOR INFO
The family of a 16-year-old who was hit and killed while trying to cross a busy Dallas highway last week is asking the driver who struck him to come forward. De'Ray was struck when he slipped in the road on Interstate 45 on Friday evening. He was hit by at least two cars, but only one stopped to render aid. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
FAMILY CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION IN INMATE'S DEATH
The family of a man who died while he was incarcerated at the Lew Sterret correctional facility is threatening to sue Dallas County, the Dallas Morning News reported. Bernardo Pena, 44, was in jail for a parole violation when he appeared to suffer a seizure after fighting with another inmate, investigators said. He later died at Parkland Hospital. His family attended the Dallas County Commissioners court meeting Tuesday morning and asked for answers to questions about what happened to cause his death.
MAN'S 4,000 YEAR CHILD ABUSE SENTENCE UPHELD
The Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth is upholding a Springtown man's 4,000 year sentence for child sexual abuse, WBAP reported. James Kevin Pope was found guilty last year on 40 counts of sexual assault of a child and three counts of causing the sexual performance of a child. He received 100 years for each sexual assault conviction, and 20 years for each sexual performance conviction. The judge ruled the sentences must be served consecutively.
DALLAS COP INJURED IN WRECK
A Dallas officer was treated for minor airbag burns Monday night after he rear ended a car on Coit Road in north Dallas, officials said. The officer was on patrol driving south on Coit Road from Belt Line Road at about 11:45 p.m. when he hit a woman driving ahead in an SUV. The woman had stopped abruptly when she came upon a temporary construction plate, which she thought was debris in the road.
SOME TAGGERS USE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS TO SPRAY GRAFFITI
City leaders say some taggers are using fire extinguishers to propel paint even higher, making it much tougher for Fort Worth to cover up their mess. The city Parks and Community Services Department said they've cleaned three or four such sites in the last six months. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.