Police Blotter: Mom Finds Baby in Pool

By Annie Potasznik
|  Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011  |  Updated 3:37 PM CDT
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Police Blotter: Mom Finds Baby in Pool

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Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 16, 2011.

Mom Finds Baby in Pool
Garland police and fire paramedics responded to a possible drowning in the 2700 block of Manor Drive Monday night. At the home they found 17-month-old Cecilya Garcia, unresponsive and not breathing. Attempts to revive the child by her mother were unsuccessful. Paramedics took over and continued CPR as they transported Cecilya to Baylor Hospital of Garland. Cecilya later died while at the hospital. Garcia found Cecilya floating in the family’s 2-foot-deep wading pool. Garland police are investigating the drowning, which at this time appears to be a tragic accident.
 
Aggravated Robbery Suspect Caught on Video
Dallas Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help identifying and locating an aggravated robbery suspect that was captured on surveillance video using his victim’s credit card. The robbery happened at 4848 Military Parkway. The thief used a semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim's property. Police said they think he frequents the Ferguson/Woodmeadow neighborhood. Anyone with information about this suspect or this offense is asked to contact Detective Tabor at 214- 283-4800 or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.
 
Man Wields Knives, Gets Shot
A man was shot by Plano police Monday after he failed to drop his weapons when asked. It happened when police responded to a 911 call in the 4600 block of Hershey Lane. The suspect, who held a knife in each of his hands, ran at the officer when ordered to put the knives down. That’s when the officer, who is am 8-year-veteran of the Plano Police Department shot him. The officer is now on routine administrative leave with pay.
 

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