Police Blotter: Driver Dies in Toyota Rollover Crash

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Greg Janda
    Generic Fort Worth Police logo patch on officer's arm.

    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on April 29, 2010.

    DRIVER DIES IN ROLLOVER CRASH, CHILD INJURED
    A driver died in a single-car crash Thursday morning after being ejected from the vehicle and pinned under the car.  Investigators said the driver of the Toyota Highlander SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when it rolled over near the 3400 block of North Tarrant Parkway.  Two children were in the car, including one that was transported to Cook Children's in an unknown condition.  The second child was in a car seat and was not injured, police said.

    CHILD DIES AFTER BEING LEFT IN CAR, POLICE SAY
    Dallas police said a child mistakenly left in a car for as many as four hours died Thursday afternoon. Family members told investigators they found the 7-month-old girl unconscious in the car and called 911. Paramedics worked to revive the child before transporting her to Methodist Central Hospital, where she later died. According to police, a relative planned to drop the child off at day care, but mistakenly left the child in the car.  Read more here.

    COCKFIGHTING BUST
    A noise complaint led to a bust of a large cockfighting operation in Dallas.  At about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers arrived at 13335 Nile on the city' southeast side and found a cockfighting arena in a building on the property. As it is illegal to attend cockfights, spectators were identified and could face charges.  The owner of the property could also face charges, though none have been filed yet. Investigators seized about 50 birds, some injured, and transported them to the Dallas Animal Shelter.

    ATM THEFT LEADS TO CHASE
    A Dallas patrol officer spotted a minivan dragging an ATM out of Shell gas station shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday.  The officer attempted to stop the driver, but the driver continued down Pleasant Oaks and a short chase ensued.  A short time later, the ATM fell from the van into the roadway.  The chase continued to the 10300 block of Big Thicket, where three people, two wearing masks, fled on foot.  Officers set up a perimeter and detained a man and woman who were found in the area.  The gas station, located at 9450 Lake June Road, was open at the time of the theft.  The clerk was shaken, but not injured.