Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Nov. 17, 2009.
POLICE SAY DALLAS CARJACKER HAS EXPENSIVE TASTE
Dallas police say an armed robber is carjacking men driving expensive cars near Uptown Dallas. Investigators have connected at least six cases so far, including one in Highland Park. In the past three weeks, the man has targeted BMWs, Mercedes and other high-end cars, forcing the men behind the wheel to drive to ATMs at gunpoint and withdraw cash, police said. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.
CAR HITS, KILLS PEDESTRIAN IN PLANO
A Dallas woman died Monday night after a car struck her in the 5700 block of Headquarters Drive, Plano police said. A driver traveling westbound hit Mecaela Guadalupe-Castillo, 23, just west of Parkwood Boulevard, police said. The driver of the car was not injured. The victim was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
MISSING WOMAN'S BODY FOUND IN CEDAR HILL
Cedar Hill police said they found the body of a woman, who has been missing since Oct. 28, in a wooded area along Highway 67. Kamesha Hall was last seen getting into an unknown car and according to cell phone records that was the last day her phone was used, her family said. The medical examiner ruled the 18-year-old woman's death a homicide. Her family is asking anyone with information in the case to come forward. Click here to watch the video report.
SMALL PLANE CRASHES IN FORT WORTH
An investigation is underway after a twin-engine light aircraft crashed Tuesday at about 8 a.m. near Hicks Airfield, said FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford. The pilot, who was headed to Arlington, was the only person on board and there were no injuries reported. The pilot said he was applying power to his Piper PA-34 Seneca during takeoff when the aircraft failed to climb, Lunsford told the Star Telegram. Lunsford said the aircraft dropped after reaching about 200 feet in the air. FAA records show that the aircraft is registered to Glen R. Smith of Colleyville, the paper reported.
NEIGHBOR RESCUES WOMAN FROM BURNING HOUSE
An elderly Dallas woman who was trying to keep warm was rescued by a neighbor after a fire broke out inside the house Monday night, Dallas-Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said. The neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke at about 10:30 p.m. and then pulled the 92-year-old woman from the house in the 700 block of Green Cove Lane in Oak Cliff, Evans said. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER HOURS-LONG STANDOFF
Arlington police arrested an armed man who barricaded himself inside a relative's home for several hours Monday, the Star Telegram reported. William Dennis Bowling, 32, is accused of breaking into the home in the 6600 block of Saddle Ridge Road shortly after 1 p.m. and holding a woman hostage for a couple of hours before allowing her to leave, police said. He faces a charge of aggravated kidnapping, burglary of an inhabitation, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, endangering a child and two counts of aggravated sexual assault.