Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 15, 2009.
EX-POLICE CHIEF ACCUSED OF POSSESSING CHILD PORN
Police say an investigation of a former officer accused of harassing a detective turned up child pornography. Michael Meissner, who has reportedly worked for 17 police agencies in the last 18 years, was arrested Monday in Arlington. Combine police said they began investigating Meissner after he allegedly began making threatening telephone calls about a detective to the police department and city officials in April. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
DAY CARE DRIVER ACCUSED OF LEAVING KID IN VAN
Fort Worth police have arrested a day care driver who is accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy in the back of a van. Neighbors found the boy wandering around the 7300 block of Laurie Drive, crying. Shirley Robinson told officers she left the boy in the van because he was asleep. She has been charged with abandoning and endangering a child. The child was released into the custody of his mother.
COPS: TEEN HUGGED MOM BEFORE STABBING HER IN BACK
Grapevine police said a 15-year-old boy in Grapevine was arrested Tuesday morning after he pretended to hug his mom and then stabbed her in the back with a 6-inch kitchen knife. The mother was treated at a Dallas hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the boy and his mother argued Monday night. He pretended to apologize Tuesday, but instead stabbed her while they embraced. The mother ran to her bedroom, locked the door and called 911. A police spokesman said the boy's identity is being withheld because of his age, but he faces a juvenile charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
POLICE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE OF INTEREST IN STUDENT'S SLAYING
A 20-year-old student at the Art Institute of Dallas was found dead in her apartment last week, the Dallas Morning News reported. Samantha Michelle Nance suffered "multiple sharp force injuries," according to the paper. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Police said they are looking for several people of interest in the case.
COPS: DALLAS FLASHER ONLY WEARS PAPER BAG
Dallas police a man wearing a brown paper bag on his head jumped a fence Friday night and flashed a woman through the French doors in her living room. Police said they think he previously exposed himself to a 13-year-old. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.