Police Blotter: Two Found Dead in E. Fort Worth

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, May 4, 2010  |  Updated 1:40 PM CDT
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Police Blotter: Two Found Dead in E. Fort Worth

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Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on May 4, 2010.

TWO FOUND DEAD IN E. FORT WORTH
Fort Worth police are investigating the deaths of two people on the city's east side. In the first incident, a woman was found dead inside an SUV in an apartment complex near east loop 820 and John T. White.  In the second incident, a man was found dead in a car in the Albertson's parking lot across from the apartment complex.  So far, no other details are yet known.

OFFICER FOILS SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM SAFE THEFT
Two men who apparently tried to steal a safe from the Sixth Floor Museum at the old Texas School Book Depository were foiled by a Dallas County security officer.  The officer spotted an old pickup truck leaving the rear of the building with a safe dangling from a winch in the bed of the truck.  The officer attempted to stop the driver of the truck, who then, according to police, drove at the officer. The officer pulled his gun and opened fire, causing the driver of the truck to hit a curb.  With the vehicle damaged, the two men bailed out and escaped on foot. The pair remain at large. Dallas County sherriff's spokeswoman Kim Leach said the officer wasn't injured and that the condition and a description of men is not available.  Leach added that she wasn't aware of the contents in the safe. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.  The museum chronicles the final days and assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

MAN'S BODY FOUND IN DALLAS CREEK
The body of a black man was found in a Dallas creek Tuesday morning.  Police said the body, which was found near Interstate 635 and Skillman, appears to have been at the location for some time. At this time, the Dallas police have released no further information about the man.

ARLINGTON APARTMENT CATCHES FIRE
Arlington firefighters spent part of Tuesday morning battling a 2-alarm fire on the 3200 block of Misty Ridge Circle on the city's north side. The fire was at the Kings Landing apartments.  Firefighters reported heavy fire and smoke coming from the second story of three-story building.  At this time, it is not known how the fire started or how many residents have been displaced from the fire.

MAN SHOT IN DALLAS HOME INVASION
A man is recovering after an attempted robbery at a Dallas home early Tuesday morning. Investigators said the man forced his way into a home on the 6600 block of Starkey Street in South Dallas at about 1 a.m.  A woman inside the home ran for help and returned to find the victim with a gunshot wound to his stomach.  Police believe the shooting may have been drug related, as weapons, cash and a large amount of marijuna were found in the home, DallasNews.com reports.  The victim, Joseph Williams, 25, is in stable condition and not cooperating with police, the paper reports. Dallas police are looking for the shooter.

TWO INJURED IN SW FORT WORTH SHOOTING
Two people were injured in a shooting in southwest Fort Worth early Tuesday morning.  The injured, a man and a woman, were taken to separate hospitals in unknown conditions after being shot along the 3700 block of Hulen Park Circle, the Star-Telegram reports.  According to the paper, officers received reports of a man yelling for police and that another man was shooting.

FEDS SAY ARLINGTON WILDLIFE IMPORTER IS A FUGITIVE
Federal officials who issued an arrest warrant for an Arlington wildlife importer say the man is now a fugitive. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Jasen B. Shaw is wanted in violation of the Lacey Act, the main federal weapon against illegal hunting and criminal trade in wildlife. The Dallas Morning News reports that an arrest warrant was issued for him Feb. 10. In December, more than 26,000 animals were seized from Shaw's company, U.S. Global Exotics. Many of the animals were dead or dying. Shaw's attorney, Lance Evans, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Shaw moved back to New Zealand before a criminal complaint was filed. Evans says he's going to wait until he has further conversations with the government before commenting on when Shaw might return to the U.S. (Click here for Dec. 16, 2009 video: Exotic Animals Seized From Arlington Warehouse)

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