Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 13, 2013.
Man Wanted After String of Insurance Agency Robberies
Area police are looking for the man they say is responsible for seven robberies of insurance agencies and one instance of deadly conduct. The man, described by police as black, between 25 and 30 years old and between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, is believed to be armed with a blue-steel revolver and has been seen wearing a shirt with the No. 8 on the back or a red shirt with a red hat. He can be seen in the photo above. In two videos released by the Dallas Police Department, he can be seen with a bandanna over his face. The man is believed to have robbed five Baja Insurance locations as well as Lopez Insurance, Latino's Insurance and LA Insurance - all since July 26. Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call Det. A. Nordyke, at 214-671-3638 or the Dallas Police Department's Robbery Unit at 214-671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense or any other felony offense.
One Killed in Crash on Lake Ray Hubbard Bridge
Dallas police are investigating a fatal crash that took place Friday morning. The crash occurred over Lake Ray Hubbard when a car spun out of control after hitting a parked tow truck on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 at Dalrock. A woman was ejected from the car and fatally struck by oncoming traffic. Read more here.
Suspected Burglar Caught on Home Security Cameras
A suspected burglar was caught thanks to external home security cameras. A homeowner shared the a video with police that showed a man trying to break into cars while carrying a red rag in his hand. Officers later found Deveron Callicoatee in the area and took him into custody. Several cars around the 2900 block of Cambridgeshire in Carrollton were burglarized.
Patrols Increased After Church Burglaries
People in Oak Cliff should expect to see more police patrols following a series of church burglaries. The most recent one took place at New Calvary Hill Church where the pastor said someone pried open the side door and stole electronics. Pastor David Early said he believes he has an idea about who may be responsible. "I believe most of these people are people we have helped in the neighborhood. We have fed them when they were hungry and clothed him and sheltered some of the people when they were outdoors. This is the thank you we get," said Early. Early said he still plans to go ahead with a special ceremony Sunday to mark the church's 13th anniversary.