Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Nov. 12, 2009.
MAN ARRESTED IN WIFE'S 2004 DISAPPEARANCE
Texas Rangers and the Denton County Sheriff's deputies have arrested the estranged husband of a woman who has missing for nearly five years on suspicion of murder. Katherine Stobaugh was last seen on Dec. 29, 2004, at the Sanger home of Charles Stobaugh, her estranged husband. Charles Stobaugh has been indicted on a charge of murder and is being held on $100,000 bail. Read more on NBCDFW.com.
POLICE SEEK MOM WHO TOOK 2 CHILDREN
Police said Thursday they are looking for a Frisco woman who allegedly went against a judge's orders and took her two daughters. Police said Leslie Anne Hurt was last seen in the Houston area Nov. 7. Police said her 6-year-old and 8-year-old daughters have not been in school all week. Police have obtained two felony warrants for interference with child custody. Police said Hurt is reportedly driving a silver Toyota Camry with Texas license plate 858-HTT. Frisco police said Hurt is a reservist in the U.S. Marine Corps and a competitive shooter. She is believed to be armed with a handgun and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
VANDALS TAKE SPIN THROUGH PLANO PARK
Plano officials say a number of city parks have been vandalized. Vandals even drove onto the field at one park a few weeks ago, tearing doughnuts into the grass. The city said people should call the police if they see anyone driving on the grass. Read more on NBCDFW.com.
WOMAN ARRESTED, CHARGED IN INFANT CORPSE MYSTERY
A 36-year-old woman was arrested after DNA evidence linked her to three infants whose corpses were found in southeastern Tarrant County, Sheriff Dee Anderson said Thursday. Rachel Lynette New was charged with tampering with physical evidence and was being held on a $50,000 bond. He said investigators are thinking about filing two additional charges against New. Read more on NBCDFW.com.
THREE KILLED IN DALLAS HOUSE FIRE
Authorities are trying to determine what sparked a house fire in Dallas that left a couple and their 5-year-old son dead. Emergency officials say neighbors reported the blaze early Thursday. The Dallas County medical examiner's office told The Associated Press that the victims were a man, a woman and a child. Names were not immediately released. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says the fire apparently got into a stairwell and quickly advanced to the second floor of the home in northeast Dallas. Authorities at the scene said the family's two dogs also died in the fire.
THREE TEENS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CRIME SPREE
Three teens were arrested Tuesday, suspected of being involved in a crime spree that left an elderly man seriously injured. Bryant Soriano, 17, and Jose Ignacio Razo, 18, were arrested along with a 16-year-old juvenile during a traffic stop following a convenience store robbery and two separate burglaries of elderly residents. An elderly woman, 72, and a mostly-deaf, divorced elderly man, 85, were terrorized in their homes after three men broke in early Tuesday morning. The elderly man was beaten severely and hospitalized in the attack. The widowed woman, who was not injured, had her wedding ring stolen along with other items. Read more at the Star-Telegram.
ATM STOLEN IN ADDISON SMASH & GRAB
Addison police responded to an apparent smash & grab burglary of an ATM Thursday morning. Officials said two or more people pulled the front doors off of the Addison Market at Spectrum Drive and Addison Circle using a Jeep Cherokee and then stole the ATM. The men were driving away when they were spotted by a patrol car responding to the scene. A chase ensued, but officers lost the vehicle just south of downtown along Interstate 30. Investigators are confident arrests are forthcoming.