Police Blotter: Horse Shot And Killed

By Annie Potasznik
|  Friday, Jul 29, 2011  |  Updated 4:16 PM CDT
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Police Blotter: Horse Shot And Killed

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Another day of crime in DFW.

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Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas Law Enforcement. List compiled on July, 29, 2011

Horse Shot And Killed
Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people involved in a horse shooting Sunday, July 17. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the horse owner told deputies she performed a routine security check when she discovered her 14-year-old quarter horse "Lacy" lying motionless on the ground about 100 yards from the fence off of Chisholm Hills Road. Lacey had a gunshot wound to her neck. "It's just a senseless crime which results in the death of a horse or any livestock," said Fowler. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Parker County Sheriff's Office at 817-594-8845 or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 817-599-5555.

Van Kills Man on Interstate 20
A stranded driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 20 after a van rear-ended his pickup truck Friday morning. It happened in the eastbound lanes of I-20, just east of Campus Drive. The victim stopped because of a flat tire, according to investigators. The driver of the van was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital and is expected to recover. Police said they don’t yet know if he will be charged.

Suspected Arsonist Arrested
Dallas Fire-Rescue Arson Investigators arrested a Dallas man in connection with a 1-alarm fire that occurred on July 18. Cameron Ford was taken into custody at fire department headquarters and charged with arson, a second degree felony in this case. According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, Ford had a disagreement with a neighbor, burglarized the neighbor's home in the 4200 block of Lomax Drive and set the clothes ablaze to start the fire.

One Man Shot, Another Injured in Arlington
The search continues for the gunman who shot a man in Arlington and injured another Thursday night. It happened at an apartment complex near the corner of Center Street and Arkansas Lane. Both victims are recovering from serious injuries at John Peter Smith Hospital. Anyone with information on the attacks can call Arlington police Detective Travis Gilliam at 817-459-5312 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477. Tipsters will remain anonymous and are eligible to receive an award of up to $1,000. The Guns and Gang Busters Program is offering an additional award of $250 for information on the case.

Fire Inside Thomas Jefferson High School
A minor fire occurred inside Thomas Jefferson High School after an air conditioning motor shorted out. It was reported by construction crews working at the school. No one was hurt.

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