Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 23, 2009.
FORT WORTH BANK HOLDUP BELIEVED TO BE 'TAKEOVER' CREW
Investigators say a Fort Worth bank robbery Tuesday was the third "takeover" robbery in six weeks. Fort Worth police said three armed men forced the employees of a Wells Fargo branch and the customers inside to the ground at gunpoint. Police said one of the robbers watched over the customers while the others jumped the counters to take money from the tellers' drawers. Investigators said they believe at least two of the same men robbed Bank of America branches on South Hulen Street on Sept. 12 and Seminary Drive on Aug. 1. In each robbery, the bank was full of customers.
TYLER TEACHER STABBED, DIED OF INJURIES
Police responded to a report of a stabbing at John Tyler High School in Tyler. Todd Henry, 52, was stabbed and taken to an area hospital but did not survive his injuries. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
GARLAND COP KILLER EXECUTION SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY
Condemned killer Kenneth Mosley faces execution Thursday for the February 15, 1997 killing of a police officer during a bank robbery in Garland. The widow of fallen police officer Michael Moore is on the witness list, but isn't sure she'll actually watch the execution in Huntsville. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
ESCAPED PRISON HOSPITAL INMATE CAPTURED IN DALLAS
A 21-year-old fugitive who escaped from a Galveston prison hospital has been captured in the Dallas area. State prison officials say Joshua Duane Barnes of Amarillo was caught Wednesday morning by police responding to a call of a suspicious man in a park in Irving. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said a man later identified as Barnes fled as police approached. She said the man briefly barricaded himself in an abandoned house before surrendering. Barnes escaped Saturday from the prison unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he was sent after a fight. He's serving a 35-year sentence for seven burglaries and an aggravated assault charge and has a history of escapes.
FORT WORTH GRANDMA ADMITS TO GREEN-CARD MARRIAGE SCHEME
A Fort Worth grandmother is set to be sentenced Wednesday after admitting to running a scheme in which her family members married foreigners seeking to stay in the United States.Federal prosecutors say Maria Refugia Camarillo arranged the green-card marriages for more than two decades.She recruited her children, nieces, nephews, and even her three teenage grandchildren to be the American spouses of would-be immigrants. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Camarillo pleaded guilty in July to a count of conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with immigration documents. She faces up to five years in prison.
INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO WOMAN FOUND DEAD ON HWY 175
The Dallas sheriff's department continues to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found in the middle of Highway 175 Wednesday morning. Investigators were called to CF Hawn Freeway east of Masters Drive after several drivers called police. Witnesses say at least one vehicle and perhaps two hit the woman but never stopped. Several people stopped to help the woman but it was too late. Investigators collected evidence and hope to track down the vehicles and drivers who fled the scene.
BIG RIG FIRE SHUTS DOWN HWY 80 in SUNNYVALE
A major accident closed down eastbound Highway 80 at Collins Rd. in Sunnyvale Wednesday morning. Sheriff's deputies shut the highway down after they arrived to find the tractor portion of an 18-wheeler pulling double trailers on fire. Deputies believe a car was involved in the crash. The truck driver escaped the cab before the rig burned.
POLICE SEARCH FOR MAN WHO ATTACKED UTA STUDENT
Police in Arlington are looking for the man behind an attack on a college student. Investigators at the University of Texas at Arlington say a man walked up behind a female student in the laundry room of the Center Point Apartments and punched the woman in the face and took off with her cell phone.