Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Dec. 1, 2009.
FAKE MASSEUSE GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR IN DENTON
A Denton woman said a man posing as a masseuse-in-training talked his way into her home Monday for a massage, asked her inappropriate questions and asked her for a date. Denton police said the man could be charged with assault by contact, a misdemeanor. Police said they don't know if there are any other victims. The man is described at a white man in his early 20s with short brown hair and a circular tattoo on his arm. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
EX-PRIEST GETS PRISON FOR CHILD PORN
A former Grand Prairie priest who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison. Mathew Bagert was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in federal prison without parole by U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay in Dallas. U.S. Attorney James Jacks of Dallas said in a statement that the 40-year-old Bagert also must register as a sex offender. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
EX-DALLAS DRUG INFORMANT SENTENCED FOR BOGUS BILLS
A former narcotics informant involved in the Dallas police fake-drugs scandal has been sentenced to eight years in prison for counterfeiting. The Dallas Morning News reported 52-year-old Enrique Martinez Alonso was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to counterfeiting and immigration charges. He could have received a 20-year prison term for his pleas. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
FAKE NONPROFIT LURES CHILDREN INTO "CANDY SCAM"
Dallas children are being lured into a scam by men operating a fake nonprofit organization called Teens with Dreams, KRLD reported Tuesday. The men have posted fliers saying children can earn up to $300 a week by selling boxes of candy. Two men were arrested and charged with child endangerment over the weekend for bringing at least 12 children to a Waco-area town to sell the candy. The children were not injured. Click here to read this story on KRLD.com.
POLICE SEARCH FOR CHURCH ROBBERS
A 77-year-old deacon at a Dallas-area church slugged it out with three robbers to protect Sunday's offering. The robbers fled with Bill Hammett's wallet and some cash, said Dallas County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kim Leach. Hammett said he got in some punches of his own in the confrontation at First Baptist Church in Sunnyvale. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.