Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept 6, 2011.
Woman Raped in Her Apartment
A woman was sexually assaulted by a man who broke into her far northeast Dallas apartment late Monday. It happened, according to police, about 11 p.m. after an intruder slashed her screen door and found the 47-year-old woman alone in her home in the 11600 block of Audelia Road. He fled into the night after assaulting her. Police said it was too dark for the victim to provide a detailed description of her attacker. The victim was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian of Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News. Anyone with information about the incident can call Dallas police at 214-671-3584.
Reverend Arrested for Indecency With Child
The Rev. Roland Lee Smith Jr (pictured right), pastor of a church in Alvarado was arrested Saturday on two counts of indecency with a child. Both children are under the age of 17, according to Alavardo police. Smith, 56, was formerly a member of the clergy at a church in Fort Worth and another in Cleburne. He is currently still in jail.
Overnight Fire in Lewisville
A shopping center in Lewisville caught fire overnight along Highway 121 just before 2:30 a.m. Investigators arrived on the scene after the fire had smoldered for some time. Smoke from the fire traveled through the shopping center’s attic into several other businesses. It’s not yet known what caused the fire. No one was hurt.
Joe Pool Lake Drownings
Two men disappeared at Joe Pool Lake on Monday. Tommy Tran, 22, from Carrollton and Choung Tran, 27, from Grand Prairie slipped beneath the water near Estes Point south off Lynn Creek Park and were not seen again. Grand Prairie Police, along with members of the Grand Prairie Fire Department and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens searched the area but were unable to locate the missing men. Search efforts continued on Tuesday.