Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 19, 2011.
Missing Woman Found
Garland police released a short statement Friday about the whereabouts of 40-year-old Carolyn Cordova, who was reported missing 11 days ago. Here’s what it said:
Garland Police located Carolyn Cordova this morning after releasing her information as a missing person. Carolyn is in good condition and has been gone on her own free will.
On August 8, Cordova left a bar with a friend and wasn’t heard from since. Police found her SUV a couple days later. There wasn’t any indication of foul play, nor were there any clues as to where Cordova was. Her family grew alarmed when police told them her purse and several personal items were left in the SUV. On Thursday, police released a sketch of a man who may have been connected with the case, but haven’t released any additional information on this case.
Crash Shuts Down SH26
A crash Thursday morning shut down Texas State Highway 26. The driver of a Dodge Caravan turned westbound off of Ponderosa Drive and tried to beat a tanker truck coming eastbound. The tanker truck broadsided the van. The driver of the Caravan was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital by air ambulance. The tanker truck was towed off the roadway to a nearby parking lot to be secured before towing away. Driver of the tanker truck wasn’t hurt.
Good Samaritan Beaten to Death
An 80-year-old man was beaten to death Thursday night in his northwest Dallas home. Walter Cisneros Diaz, 27, (pictured right) was arrested and charged after police said he bludgeoned the man inside his home in the 10800 block of Brockbank Drive around 10:30 p.m. The elderly man had let Cisneros camp out in his backyard because he was homeless. Three others camping at the home near Royal Lane heard the attack Thursday night and saw Diaz inside the house with blood on his shirt, according to police documents. The group prevented Diaz from fleeing, physically restraining him until officers arrived, police said.
Search Continues For Hit-and-Run Driver
Irving police are asking for the public’s help to find the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run accident. A 17-year-old was hit by a 2010 or 2011 Dodge Challenger on the service road of HWY 183, according to the Star Telegram. It happened Sunday morning. Anyone with information is urged to please contact Irving police.
Truck Spilt by Train
A train smashed into a truck hauling a large gooseneck trailer loaded with postal trucks in Terrell Thursday night. It happened at Rockwall Street just south of Moore Avenue. Two people in the truck got out of the rig and used flashlights to signal the approaching train. The EB Union Pacific train attempted to stop but couldn’t. The train slammed into the rig leaving the trailer loaded with postal trucks on the north side and the truck on the south. There were no injuries to either the train crew or the people in the truck.
Oak Cliff Truck Fire
A big rig loaded with roofing material caught fire Friday on southbound I-35 at Ann Arbor Street in Oak Cliff. The driver pulled over to the shoulder after he saw flames coming from the rear of his truck. His trailer buckled and the tires of his truck flattened. No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is unknown.