Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 16, 2009.
POLICE SAY DOZENS OF CARS SUGARED
Sugar was poured into the gas tanks of dozens of vehicles overnight Tuesday, the Dallas police report. The cars were vandalized while parked at apartment complexes along the 12000 block of Jupiter Road. Police said the sugar damaged gas tanks and paint jobs on as many as 60 vehicles. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
ARMED MEN ROB RICHARDSON FAMILY
Three armed men grabbed a woman at the Sonterra Apartments on the 500 block of E. Buckingham in Richardson at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. She was walking to her car when the men forced her back into her apartment where her husband and son were sleeping. Two of the gunmen kidnapped the man, while another man held the wife and child hostage, police said.
The men forced the man to drive them around for several hours using his ATM card before dropping the victim off at his home unharmed around 9:45 a.m. Police said they were searching for the robbers. Click here to watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.
EX-DEPUTY ACCUSED OF SOLICITING TEEN DRIVER
A former Montague County deputy is accused of soliciting sexual favors from a 16-year-old girl during a traffic stop. Brian Edward Henry, 27, of Roanoke, has been free since posting $102,000 in bonds after his arrest last month following his indictment, which initially was sealed. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of indecency with a child charge and a year in jail if convicted of official oppression.
MAN SHOT IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
A man was shot in the face at the Snug Harbor Apartments in Dallas early Wednesday morning. Officers found the man just after midnight and learned that he and a female companion were approached by two men who demanded money. When the victim said he didn't have any, one of the men shot him before they fled on foot. The woman was not injured. The man was transported by paramedics to Baylor Medical Center in serious condition. Minutes later, another armed robbery took place just three blocks away. In the second attempted robbery, the armed men also fled with nothing. No one was injured in the second robbery. Police said a third offense, occuring earlier in the evening, may also involve the same two men.
ARMED NAKED MAN ARRESTED AFTER WOMAN FOUND SHOT
A Cleburne man was arrested Tuesday after being found naked and holding a shotgun while a woman laid unresponsive on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers arrived at the home early Tuesday to check on an unresponsive female. Though when the arrived, they were not allowed in the home. After three hours, officers convinced the man to allow them inside to check on the woman's condition. It was then they found him armed and naked. The woman was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where it was determined she had a bullet of an unknown caliber lodged in her head. Her condition is not currently known. Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested the naked man, who has been charged with aggravated assualt with a deadly weapon. The investigation is ongoing.
"OUTLAWS" HIT WESTERN WEAR STORE
A Denton man said the people who broke into his business are nothing more than outlaws. Mark Foster said someone broke into his Western wear and saddle shop on Sunday night and got away with about $100,000 in merchandise. The burglars kicked over shelves, broke display cases and cut holes in the roof, allowing rain to pour in.
DAY CARE DRIVER ACCUSED OF LEAVING KID IN VAN
Fort Worth police have arrested a day care driver who is accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy in the back of a van. Neighbors found the boy wandering around the 7300 block of Laurie Drive, crying. Shirley Robinson told officers she left the boy in the van because he was asleep. She has been charged with abandoning and endangering a child. The child was released into the custody of his mother.
COPS: TEEN HUGGED MOM BEFORE STABBING HER IN BACK
Grapevine police said a 15-year-old boy in Grapevine was arrested Tuesday morning after he pretended to hug his mom and then stabbed her in the back with a 6-inch kitchen knife. The mother was treated at a Dallas hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the boy and his mother argued Monday night. He pretended to apologize Tuesday, but instead stabbed her while they embraced. The mother ran to her bedroom, locked the door and called 911. A police spokesman said the boy's identity is being withheld because of his age, but he faces a juvenile charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
WOMAN DIES IN CRASH WITH DUMP TRUCK
A woman died in a fatal crash with a dump-truck Tuesday morning. The accident took place just after 6 a.m. at 5800 N. Main Street in Fort Worth. The woman, 41, was a passenger in a Grand Caravan that hit the dump-truck turning onto Main. According to witnesses, speed may have been a factor in the collision. The accident is under investigation by the Fort Worth Police Department.