WOMEN ACROSS DALLAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
Dallas police said women across the city have been attacked in violent purse snatchings. Police said the victims were robbed in parking lots of businesses such as drug stores, video stores and discount stores. Investigators said they do not believe the robberies are all related, because they happen in different parts of Dallas at different times of the day. (NBC DFW)
11-YEAR-OLD, MAN SHOT IN DRIVE-BY
An 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg in a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon in Dallas. The child was in stable condition Wednesday night. Emergency crews also treated a man for bullet wounds. The Dallas police gang unit is investigating the shooting.
ARREST MADE IN BREAK-IN AT POLICE OFFICER'S HOME
A Dallas man accused of breaking into a police officer's apartment was charged Wednesday with burglary. The officer was home at the time of the break-in and fired several shots at the intruders. Michael Harper was arrested after he dropped off the injured man at the hospital.
POLICE SAY WEEKEND CRIME SPREE INCLUDED KIDNAPPING, ROBBERIES
Police said a weekend crime spree in Dallas that included aggravated kidnapping and multiple robberies occurred between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators said the men were caught on surveillance video during one of the robberies outside a gas station on South Hampton Road. The men were armed with guns and baseball bats and drove a maroon or burgundy Yukon, police said.
DALLAS CHARITY BURGLARIZED JUST BEFORE THANKSGIVING
A Dallas charity said thieves broke into its office and stole computer equipment. The burglars smashed into a window at the Catholic Charities office on Maple Avenue. Vanna Slaughter said the break-in was "pretty disheartening." (NBC DFW)
HUNDREDS FEEL STING OF CREDIT CARD SCAM
Plano police, along with surrounding agencies, are looking for a man behind a string of fraudulent credit card transactions. Investigators said they believe Ike Henry Cook Jr. is responsible for as many as 100 other fraudulent credit card uses in the Metroplex. (Plano Star-Courier)
SAGINAW WOMAN GETS 10 YEARS FOR ROLE IN BEATING DEATH
A Saginaw woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping to move the body of a man who was beaten to death by her son two years ago after she told him that the man had assaulted her. (Star-Telegram)
GRAPEVINE CAR FIRES APPEAR TO BE ARSON, INVESTIGATORS SAY
Firefighters in Grapevine were called to the Ambassador Apartments in the 2400 block of Timberline Drive where a car and an SUV were on fire just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. Fire officials said they believe both fires were intentionally set so now arson investigators are involved in the case. (NBC DFW)
POLICE: MAN SHOOTS TEEN WHO 'APPARENTLY LOOKED AT HIM THE WRONG WAY'
Police searched for a gunman Wednesday who opened fire on a teen after the youth apparently looked at him the wrong way at an apartment complex. The 16-year-old was hit in the right buttocks, and his injury was not life threatening, police said. (Star-Telegram)
WOMAN TELLS POLICE THAT 'FAKE COP' STOPPED HER NEAR MIDLOTHIAN
A man driving a car with flashing lights on the dashboard stopped a woman at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 67 north of Midlothian, but he was an impersonator, police said. The woman suspected that was the case, so she "got the real police involved," said Capt. Don Cole of the Midlothian Police Department. (Star-Telegram)