Garland Police have recovered 63 of 86 guitars that were stolen in the burglary of a mini-storage reported on Christmas Eve of 2009.
Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Jan. 11, 2010.
SOME STOLEN CELEBRITY-SIGNED GUITARS RECOVERED
Garland police have recovered 63 of 86 guitars that were stolen in the burglary of a storage unit on Christmas Eve. The guitars, signed by various celebrities, were going to be used to raise money for the Friends of Purtis Creek State Park. Police have an arrest warrant for Robert Allison Davis, 31, and want to talk to a second person of interest, Jason Bruce, 31. Detectives believe some of the remaining 23 stolen guitars may have been given as Christmas presents and the people who have them have no idea they are in possession of stolen property. Police are asking anyone who received a guitar signed by a celebrity for Christmas to call Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-TIPS (8477) so that the serial number can be checked.
OWNER AND DOGS FOUND IN FRIGID POND
A Fort Worth woman is fighting for her life after she spent nearly two hours in a frigid neighborhood pond, fire officials said. The woman and her dog were found shortly before noon in a pond on the 7300 block of San Diego Trail in North Fort Worth. Read more on NBCDFW.com.
APARTMENT COMPLEX FIRE OVERNIGHT
Dallas fire investigators are searching for the cause of a fire at the Acacia Village Apartment in the 8300 block of Park Lane overnight. Dallas police officers on patrol saw the flames coming from the complex at around 2 a.m. and called the fire department. Firefighters were able to keep the flames contained to one two-story building, and say the fire was centered over the utility room. No one was injured, the complex is slated to be torn down by the city to make room for a public library.
MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING STEP-FATHER
Lancaster police say one man is dead after a shooting in the 100 block of Annette St. on Sunday afternoon. Police got the call about a shooting just before 2:30 p.m. and found James Morton, 47, dead at the scene. 30-year-old Jonduval Collins was arrested at the location, police say the victim is his step-father. No word on why shots were fired.
4 HOSPITALIZED AFTER SHOOTING ON STEMMONS FREEWAY
Dallas police continue to look for the people responsible for a shooting on I-35E early Sunday morning. Police were called to a Quick Stop at Emerald St. and Royal Lane at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police believe it started with a disturbance at a local night club. Investigators say as the victims and suspects left the nightclub and the shooting happened on Stemmons Freeway. Four victims were shot and transported to Parkland Hospital, no word on their conditions.
MISSING COLLIN COUNTY MAN FOUND IN LAKE LAVON
The body believed to belong to Morton Hendricks, 78, was found in his pickup truck approximately 15 yards from the boat ramp at Collin Park on Lake Lavon according to the Collin County Sheriff's Office. Hendricks was reported missing after he didn't return home December 4, 2009, and his family said he didn't follow his normal daily routine. After a search of all of Lake Lavon's parks failed to locate Hendricks, his family hired Dennis Watters of Team Watters, Inc. in Moro, Illinois. Watters is an expert in side image sonar. Watters searched the lake and found what he believed was Hendricks pickup Sunday afternoon. The Collin County's Sheriff's Office recovered the vehicle and found the body of a male matching Hendricks description. The Collin County Medical Examiner's Office is working to make a positive identification.