Weekend Crime Blotter: Smash & Grab

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    The following is a list of crimes from across North Texas, compiled July 13-14, 2013.

    Two Arrested After Smash & Grab ATM Theft
    Smash and grab robbers stole an ATM from a Love's Truck Stop overnight Saturday, causing a lot of damage in the process.  The crooks rammed the store at Interstate 20 and Polk Street in far South Dallas and got away with the money machine.  About a half hour later, police spotted a truck with an ATM in the back along SM Wright Freeway near Pine Street.  Officers pursued the truck and the occupants bailed out and tried to get away on foot -- but were taken into custody by police.

    Child Thrown From SUV in Crash
    A child was thrown from a vehicle during a crash Sunday morning.  The crash took place on southbound Interstate 35W near Northside Drive when the driver of a sports utility vehicle hit a median barrier, ejecting the child.  There were several people inside the SUV at the time of the crash, but the child was the only one injured.  The child, whose age is not known, was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

    Man Found Dead in Parked Car
    A man's body was found inside a car parked at an apartment complex on the 9700 block of Military Parkway early Saturday morning. Dallas police were called to the location just after 1 a.m.  When officers arrived, they found 53-year-old Juan Zelada dead from apparent gunshot wounds to his chest and face. Police said Zelada was drinking in his vehcile and that robbery is a possible motive in his murder. Investigators said witness information and evidence are limited and they have not revealed any suspects.

    Fight Leads to Shooting in Dallas
    Just after midnight, Dallas police responded to a shooting call on the 9400 block of Arbor Park Drive.  When officers arrived they found an injured man, later identified as 30-year-old Guillermo Rayas, in the street and several shell casings on the ground.  The man, who had been shot, was able to tell police he'd been in a fight with a man who followed him to this location and shot him.  The victim provided police a license plate number, which led them to a nearby apartment complex where they took a person into custody for questioning.  The victim was transported to Baylor Medical Center and, at last check, was listed in critical condition.

    Denton Officer Arrested in Fort Worth
    Fort Worth police say a 15-year Denton police officer was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving overnight Friday.  The officer, whose full name has not been released, was arresteed on the 16000 block of Blue Mound Road around midnight.  The man was taken to the Denton County Jail.