Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas and Texas law enforcement. List compiled on May 25, 2010.
STRANDED DRIVER STRUCK, KILLED BY 18-WHEELER
A driver fixing a flat tire was killed Tuesday morning in Balch Springs, reports DallasNews.com. The fatal wreck occurred shortly after 1 a.m. when an 18-wheeler headed southbound on Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway over Elam Road rear-ended a Ford Thunderbird, police said. The driver of the vehicle, 57-year-old Doris Satterfield, died at the scene. A passenger in the Thunderbird was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas in critical condition. The driver of a Jeep Cherokee involved in the collision, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The names of the remaining victims have not been released. The crash closed off Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway for several hours overnight. Balch Springs police are investigating the crash.
STANDOFF ENDS PEACEFULLY
A man believed to be armed and barricaded inside a Colleyville home kept police at bay for several hours overnight Monday. Just before 9 p.m., police responded to a call regarding a resident needing help at a house on the 1500 block of Tennison Parkway. A woman told police a man was armed and barricaded inside. The area was sealed off while officers talked to the man and tried to get him to leave the home. The standoff ended peacefully at about 1 a.m. Colleyville police took the man into custody, but have not yet filed any charges.
TEACHER'S AID CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT OF STUDENT
A teacher's aid from Naaman Forest High School has been charged with sexual assault of a child, Garland police said. Dennis Connor, 27, was arrested after police learned of the alleged assault. Connor is currently in the Garland Detention Center and is being held on $25,000 bond. Detectives are investigating the possibility of more inappropriate relationships between Connor and his students. Anyone with information is urged to contact Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-8477.
MAN FOUND DEAD IN HIS DALLAS APARTMENT
Dallas police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a home early Tuesday. Officers responded to a 911 call on the 200 block of Stoneport Drive at about 12:30 a.m. and found the man dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Investigators have not released the victim’s name. No arrests have been made.
HOMELESS MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO STEAL NUGGETS
A 22-year-old homeless man is being held on $3,500 bail for attempting to steal chicken nuggets from a fast food restaurant, police said. At 9:30 p.m. Monday, Marquis Marsh strolled into the Wendy’s Restaurant on the 6000 block of Greenville Avenue, jumped the counter and grabbed six chicken nuggets, reports DallasNews.com. He then jumped back over the counter, knocking over a cash register. While trying to run from the store the store manager, who tried to intervene, was punched in the face several times. Dallas police arrested Marsh a few blocks from the restaurant following a short foot chase. Read more here.