Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on April 13, 2010.
TEEN SHOT AFTER INTERRUPTING BURGLARY
A high school honors student and athlete was shot and killed when he walked in on burglars ransacking his home Monday afternoon. Seventeen-year-old Eric Forrestor and his 21-year-old sister came home to have lunch at the house on Poco Court, just off South Hulen Street in Fort Worth. Forrestor, a senior honors student and member of the swim team at Southwest High School, was shot in the head and died Tuesday.
SIBLING SPAT LEADS TO TEEN'S ARREST
A Plano 17-year-old was arrested during spring break last month after his 16-year-old brother called 911 when the two boys were arguing. The police asked the 16-year-old if he wanted his brother to be arrested and took the 17-year-old into custody when the boy said, "Yes." He has been charged with assault with bodily injury. Their mother said her sons were arguing over the volume of their video games. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
DAD ACCUSED OF LEAVING KIDS IN CAR TO HIT STRIP CLUB
Dallas police said a McKinney father locked his two children in his car while he partied inside an all-nude men's club. Michael Galloway, 36, was in Pandora's Men's Club for up two hours, police said. A tow truck driver who was about to tow the illegally parked vehicle called police when he noticed the children, ages 9 months and 3 years old. Child Protective Services is looking into the case. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
FEDORA-WEARING THIEF TARGETING CHURCHES
Denton police have released video surveillance footage and photographs of a fedora-sporting believed to have stolen from at least four churches across the Metroplex. Investigators say the thefts usually occur when the churches are most populated, Sunday mornings and afternoons. Thefts during the week have occurred during basketball games or other activities. Denton police said they have connected the man to thefts in Denton, Mansfield, Farmers Branch and Midlothian. Investigators are also looking into a similar case in Southlake. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
5 KIDS TAKEN FOR RIDE IN STOLEN SUV
Fort Worth police said a woman stole a sport utility vehicle with five children inside late Monday afternoon. The children's mother left her five daughters and the keys in the vehicle while she looked at a rental house, police said. Investigators said Beverly Bates, 29, jumped into the SUV and took off. Police said four of the children, two of whom were still in their car seats, were let out of the vehicle a short time later. Police found the abandoned SUV a few minutes later with the fifth child still inside. Bates faces several felony charges, including auto theft and endangering a child.