Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 21, 2009.
TROOPER SHOT WHILE SERVING WARRANT IN DALLAS
Police said a state trooper was shot while serving warrants in Dallas on Monday night. Authorities said the trooper was part of a multi-law enforcement agency taskforce that was serving warrants on robbery suspects at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of 52nd Street. The shooter then barricaded himself in an apartment. The FBI said the man is a bank robbery suspect. A Dallas homicide detective was also injured but was not shot, police said. The trooper was taken to a Dallas hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
ESCAPED INMATE SUSPECTED IN DALLAS ROBBERY
Dallas police said that an inmate who escaped from a facility in Galveston on Saturday may have robbed a home in southwest Dallas on Monday afternoon. Dallas police said Joshua Duane Barnes, 21, is believed to be driving a 2009 white Chrysler PT Cruiser with Texas tag LYS-388. Barnes, of Amarillo, was being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch prison medical center for injuries he got during a fight when he escaped. Click here to read this story and watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.
BUS FULL OF SWIMMERS ENDS UP IN POND
18 students, a coach and a school bus driver ended up in a pond after the bus they were riding in left the road on FM 549 near Heath. Everyone evacuated safely. Five students and the driver were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Click here to read more and see the video on NBCDFW.com.
MARINE HELPING CRASH VICTIMS HIT, KILLED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE
Arlington police said a Good Samaritan who was assisting victims of a car crash on Interstate 20 was struck and killed by another vehicle Sunday morning. A Marine reservist and another man stopped to help three vehicles that had been involved in a wreck on westbound I-20 between Collins Street and Matlock Road at about 6:15 a.m. A man driving around the vehicles hit the Marine reservist. Police said the driver was not speeding or intoxicated and do not anticipate filing charges. The victim was assigned to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. The Marine Corps will release his name Monday. A man and a woman in the initial crash were taken to a Fort Worth hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to watch a video report.
WRONG WAY DRIVER CAUSES THREE ACCIDENTS
A 21-year-old driver is under arrest after police say he caused three different accidents while driving the wrong way on I-30 late Sunday night. Alan Rozil Mojica was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-30 when he caused accidents at Hampton, Sylvan and West Moreland according to the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. In all five vehicles were involved in accidents and two people were transported to the hospital for injuries. Mojica was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated according to the sheriff's department.
WHATABURGER CAR FIRE CAUSES A COMMOTION
A husband and wife made an unexpected pit stop in Dallas early Monday morning. The couple was heading home to Oklahoma after a weekend trip when their car overheated. They pulled off the Stemmons Freeway and pulled into a Whataburger at Regal Row. When they stopped the car it burst into flames. The couple escaped injury and tried to stop the flames with a fire extinguisher but Dallas Fire-Rescue had to put out the fire.
41 COWBOYS FANS JAILED FOR INTOXICATION
Attendance may have been 105,121, but at least 41 of those fans found themselves in jail. 41 people were sobering up in the Arlington city jail on Monday morning according to the Star-Telegram. Two people were arrested for fighting and three people were suspected of driving while intoxicated near the stadium. Bail for intoxication is $304. Read more in the Star-Telegram.