Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on June 14, 2011.
Man Killed in North Dallas House Fire
A 59-year-old wheelchair-bound man was killed in a house fire Monday night. Firefighters said they arrived at the house in the 3800 block of Crown Shore Drive at about 8:30 p.m. to a 2-alarm fire that had already reached an advanced stage. Firefighters said a woman was standing in front of the house yelling through the front door for her son who was still inside. Firefighters moved inside for a search and rescue but had to pull out after the fire escalated. The body of the man, identified as Mark Toles, was later found in the front of the house. No firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Three Dallas Officers Injured by Bullet Fragments
Three Dallas police officers were wounded by bullet fragments Tuesday. The officers were hit after a man started shooting at them after they kicked in the door of his apartment. The officres were at the scene responding to a shooting call. Police spokesman Warren Mitchell said officers did not return fire and the suspect later surrendered. Another man, located inside the apartment, has been treated to a gunshot wound to the leg. Further details on the investigation were not immediately available. None of the officers were seriously wounded.
Police Looking for Missing Woman
Police are soliciting the public's help in locating a missing Sulphur Springs woman. Melissa McVay Darling, 34, was last seen on June 9 at a Super Handy Convenience Store by First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. She was driving a 2010 black Ford four-door sports track Explorer that has no running boards. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sulphur Springs Police Department at 903-885-7602 or the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department at 903-438-4040.
Duncanville Police Searching for Robbers
Duncanville police are asking for help identifying two men who robbed a Cash America Pawn on Saturday. Police said the men entered the Cash America Pawn in the 900 block of East U.S. Highway 67 at about 9:30 a.m., armed with a black assault rifle and a hammer. The men held the employees at gunpoint while they stole from the business. Police said one of the men was black, between 30- and 35-years-old, and was wearing a black baseball cap, a grey long sleeve T-shirt and blue jeans. The other was black, between 30- and 35-years-old, and was wearing a blue baseball cap, blue long sleeve T-shirt and blue plaid shorts. He also has a birthmark close to his left eye and tattoos on the back and right side of his neck. Anyone with additional information on this incident can contact Det. Jeff Pollock with the Duncanville Police Department at 972-780-5000 ext. 1103.