Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Jan. 14, 2010.
TEENAGER SHOT OUTSIDE HIS HOME
Dallas police are searching for the gunman responsible for shooting a 15-year-old boy Thursday afternoon. The shooting happened in the 9900 block of Grove Oaks Road. Police said the teenager was standing in front of his house when a dark-colored car pulled up to the home. The boy went over to the car to talk to people inside when someone shot him. The teenager was taken to Baylor Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon.
REWARD OFFERED FOR MISSING DOG
The SPCA of Texas is offering a $5,000 reward for the safe return of a dog belonging to Andrea Benua. Benua, 34, died Monday night after plunging into an icy pond as she tried to rescue her other two dogs. Read the NBCDFW report.
WOMAN DRIVES CAR INTO POND
Irving firefighters were called to the scene of a car in a pond just before noon Thursday. Firefighters said a woman accidentally left the roadway and drove into a pond on O'Conner Road at Highway 114. The woman was able to climb out of the minivan and was reported to be in good condition, just cold and rattled.
CADILLAC FOUND IN A CREEK
Dallas Fire-Rescue pulled a car from a creek bed on early Thursday morning. It happened in the 6100 block of Lazy River Drive. Rescue crews found a Cadillac DeVille standing on its nose in a creek next to Singing Hills Park. Firefighters used ladders to get to the car and found no one inside. A wrecker pulled the car from the bank. The Cadillac had not been reported stolen. Police said it's unclear if the driver lost control on the winding road and drove into the creek or if the car was dumped there. Police are attempting to contact the owner.
CHASE BANK ROBBED
Grand Prairie Police are looking for the man who robbed the Chase Bank at 220 N. Beltline Road on Thursday morning. It happened at around 10:40 a.m. The robber wore a Texas Longhorn sweatshirt and a black and white ball cap during the robbery. The man handed the teller a note, and the teller handed him money and dye packs that exploded after he left the bank. Some of the money was recovered in a field east of the bank. Police said the man should have red dye on his hands, shirt and face. Anyone with information is urged to call Grand Prairie Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477.
BURGLARY SUSPECT CAUGHT ON TAPE
Dallas police have turned to YouTube to catch a man who burglarized a business. Police posted video of a burglary in the 1300 block of Round Table Drive on Tuesday in hopes of catching the man. The video features several angles showing a man throwing a rock wrapped in a piece of clothing threw the front door of the business, he then takes off with equipment from the business. Watch the YouTube video.
MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF HIS WIFE
Irving police said they arrested a Dallas man in connection with the slaying of his wife. Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Glenwood Drive just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of a domestic assault. Police said the initial report was that Calvin Miller, 68, had possibly choked his wife Betty Miller, 66. The first officer to arrive at the location arrested Mr. Miller while paramedics treated Mrs. Miller. She went into surgery for injury consistent with assault by choking, but died from the injury. Mr. Miller is being held in the Irving County Jail where he's charged with murder.
STORE OWNER ORDERS ARMED ROBBER OUT
Investigators say one man is suspected in 14 armed robberies of businesses in five different cities within one week. Police said the man has targeted restaurants, gas stations and a vitamin story in Dallas, Richardson, Plano and Allen. The owner of a Frisco beauty store refused to cooperate with the man and ordered him out when he tried to rob her store. Frisco police released video of the robbery attempt. Watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.
POLICE DISCOVER POSSIBLE COCKFIGHTING OPERATION
Dallas police said they discovered what appeared to be a cockfighting operation at a Southeast Dallas home Thursday afternoon. Police had received a call that the home in the 6000 block of Tyrone Drive near South Ledbetter Drive could be a drug location. Officers said they found about 30 injured roosters in cages and narcotics. Khotam Pholeuanghong, 47, was arrested on a felony drug charge. Police said he is also expected to face animal cruelty charges.
DALLAS POLICE FIRE OFFICER
Dallas police said Chief David Kunkle fired an officer Thursday. Bryan Crews is accused of taking unauthorized photos of crime scenes, failing to comply with several department procedures and showing his co-workers inappropriate photos while on duty. Crews was with the department for four and a half years.