Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 17, 2011.
Illegal Gambling Operation Shut Down
Police shut down an illegal gambling operation Friday night. It happened at the Dumien Café in Haltom city. Police said several men were caught using poker chips while playing cards as another man gambled on an eight-liner machine. “Eight-liners” is a colloquial term for video slot machines that reward players based upon the visual results of nine simulated slot machine rollers (the term comes from the fact that there are eight ways to win -- three horizontal lines, three vertical lines, and two diagonal lines -- based upon the combination of images on the machine). The owner of the café was arrested and several of the Vegas-style slot machines were confiscated.
Roll-Over Accident in West Lake
An early morning roll-over Wednesday morning shut down HWY 114. Rescue crews responded to the scene near HWY 170 where a car had flipped over. The driver was thrown from the car. He was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital. His condition is not yet known.
Thieves Steal $5K in Cigarettes
Four men stole more than $5,000 worth of cigarettes from a store in the 3200 block of North Elm Street Tuesday morning. The thieves smashed the store’s glass door with a large rock and then ran inside and grabbed the cigarette packages and some cigars. The crime, which took place in just over a minute, was caught on surveillance video. A manager has reported 700 packages of cigarettes, 750 packages of cigars and 25 cans of smokeless tobacco stolen.
Motorcyle Shop Robbed
Garland police said one of three men who broke into a motorcycle shop is barely taller than 4 feet.Detectives released surveillance video of the burglary in the 3900 block of South Shiloh. Read the full report here.