Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 8, 2009.
SCHOOL BUS CRASHES INTO HOUSE
A school bus driver was fired after a bus carrying kids to Wylie East High School crashed into a house Tuesday morning. None of the 13 students on the bus were injured, though the bus driver did suffer minor injuries. The school district said an initial investigation does not indicate that anything was mechanically wrong with the bus. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
ARMED MAN KILLED BY POLICE AFTER FIRING IN NEIGHBORHOOD
A 40-year-old man was shot and killed in Garland by police after the man was said to be shooting a shotgun in a residential neighborhood Tuesday morning. Residents called police and said a man, identified as Ronald Darnell Chester, was shooting a shotgun at people. Officers arrived and found Chester standing in a yard on the 1000 block of Cherrywood while holding the gun. After ordering Chester to drop the weapon, he pointed it at police who then opened fire. Chester was transported to Baylor Hospital of Garland where he died. It is not yet known what caused Chester to begin shooting. The officer is on paid administrative leave while a routine investigation into the shooting is conducted.
7-ELEVEN ROBBER CAUGHT ON TAPE
Fort Worth police are searching for a man they said robbed two 7-Eleven stores. The first robbery took place at the store on the 4600 block of SW Loop 820 on Sept. 5, at 4:38 a.m. The second occurred at 3601 W. Freeway on Sept. 6, at 1:24 a.m. Investigators are asking for any information regarding the man in the photos below to contact Det. K. Sullivan at (817) 392-4383. All calls are confidential and information leading to the apprehension of this suspect or others connected to the robberies will result in a reward.
7-ALARM FIRE BREAKS OUT AT DESOTO REPAIR SHOP
Firefighters are investigating the cause of an early-morning 7-alarm fire at an auto shop in DeSoto. The fire started at about 3 a.m. Tuesday at Allstate Transmission on Hampton Road. No one was injured in the fire, though several cars inside the repair shop were damaged.
TWO MEN FOUND DEAD AT NATURE PRESERVE
DeSoto police are looking into the deaths of two men whose bodies were found along a hiking trail. The men were found inside a car at the Windmill Hill Nature Preserve on West Wintergreen Road at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Investigators said it appears that both men were shot. So far, the names of the men have not been released.
RESIDENTS CRACKING DOWN ON CAR WASH DRUGS, PROSTITUTES
Neighbors in Dallas' Fair Park and Oak Cliff neighborhoods are cracking down on car wash crime. Where you should only receive a car wash, community leaders said people can often also procure illegal drugs or meet prostitutes. Detectives with the Dallas Police Department launched Operation Car Wash to help fix the problem. Nearby residents back the plan and have signed affidavits to give officers the right to cite people for trespassing on their property.