Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on August 2, 2009.
DRIVER IN FATAL CRASH TRIED TO FLEE, POLICE SAY
Police said the driver of a sport utility vehicle was allegedly speeding when he rear-ended a flatbed tow truck at Harry Hines Boulevard and Webb Chapel Extension early Sunday. Police said David Ortiz Aguilar, 22, fled on foot into a wooded area after the wreck, which occurred at about 3:30 a.m. After a "brief foot chase," officers arrested Aguilar shortly afterward. Fabian Perez, 24, a passenger in the SUV, was killed in the crash, police said. Aguilar faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter.
STORE ACCUSED OF OFFERING CASINO-TYPE GAMBLING
Police said a video-exchange store in Duncanville was operating an illegal casino. Investigators seized 37 illegal gambling machines at the business in the 700 block of South Cockrell Hill Road. Investigators said the gambling operation, which had video poker, keno and blackjack machines, had been in business for approximately three months. Officers said the 17 customers who were gambling were issued citations. Police said they are investigating other locations operated by the same owner. The owners and investors may be charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, police said.
POLICE SAY MAN LOST CONTROL OF CAR
A man died Sunday morning when he lost control of his car and went off the road in Azle, police said. A female passenger in the vehicle was transported by CareFlite to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
POLICE REQUEST HELP IN FINDING BANK ROBBERS
Police are investigating the Saturday robbery of a Wachovia Bank in the 39700 block of LBJ Freeway in Dallas. Investigators said two men entered the bank at about 10:40 a.m. One man approached the counter with a semiautomatic handgun while the other man stood by the entrance. They ordered everyone to lie on the floor and told a teller to remove cash from the teller stations. Police said the men were described as Latino and in their early to mid-30s. They left the bank in a white four-door Pontiac Grand Prix with Texas license plate number 676NHD. Anyone with information should contact the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at 972-559-5000.
TEEN ACCUSED IN SHOOTING TURNS HIMSELF IN
Ceon Leonard Henry,19, who is accused of shooting a man several times turned himself in to police Friday night, The Dallas Morning News reported. Michell Lulka, 36, was shot several times outside a home in the 2300 block of Macon Drive while he was installing a security system. Witnesses said they heard gunshots at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, after Lulka went to his truck to get supplies, police said. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Henry faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
TWO MEN SOUGHT IN FORT WORTH BANK ROBBERY
Fort Worth police are looking for information on two men who robbed a Bank of America on Saturday morning, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Police said the men were armed with handguns when the robbed the bank in the 110 block of East Seminary Drive at about 9:20 a.m. The men fled in a black Mazda, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 817-469- TIPS.