Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on Dec. 1, 2008.
HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT, BOOTS
Hurst police are searching for the person who smashed into a truck and stole more than $500 worth of cowboy boots and hats.
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WAL-MART NEAR NEW STADIUM VICTIM OF BOMB THREAT
The Wal-Mart near the new home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington was evacuated Monday after a bomb threat. Just a few minutes before 1 p.m., someone called the store on the 900 block of Randol Mill Road claiming a bomb would explode at 1 p.m. Police officers arrived at the scene and began searching for a device, but found nothing. The store has been reopened.
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DALLAS POLICE BUST COCKFIGHTING RING
Dallas animal services is caring for more than 50 roosters after they were seized during the raid of a cockfighting ring over the weekend. Officers arrested two men and handed out 70 citations during the bust. Gregory Case, 55, is charged with running an illegal gambling operation and unlawful possession of a firearm. Animal services is also looking into several neglected dogs that investigators found on the property during the raid. A judge will determine what happens to the birds next month.
FATHER HOLDS FAMILY AT GUNPOINT
A Dallas man is behind bars Monday morning after police said he held his wife and three children at gunpoint. Investigators said Bruce Macon, 40, barricaded himself in the house with his family after a fight on Saturday night. Macon later released his wife but police had to go in to retrieve the children who were all under the age of 10. No one was injured in the standoff.
MAN TOSSES POWDER INTO AIR ON DANCE FLOOR
At about 1 a.m. Sunday, a man on the dance floor at Club TMC in Dallas threw an unknown powder into the air. The man was stopped by employees and turned over a glass container with the powder residue. The employee tested ths substance using his finger and tongue and was later treated by Dallas Fire Rescue for a blister to his tongue. Officers blocked traffic on Regan St. from Cedar Springs to Dickason while the fire department tested the substance. The unknown substance was taken to the Baylor Property Room. No arrest has been made in connection with the disturbance.
FOUR ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF CARJACKING
Dallas police chased down a group of carjackers early Sunday morning. Officials said the carjacking took place near the intersection of Marsh and Forest lanes where three men and one woman took the vehicle at gunpoint. The carjackers drove in circles between Denton Drive, Northwest Highway, Webb Chapel and Walnut Hill while trying to elude the Dallas police on the ground and in the air. The suspects eventually bailed out of the car and were quickly taken into custody. An officer, who tripped during a foot chase, injured his knee but is said to be OK.
REWARD OFFERED IN MURDER OF DALLAS MOTHER
A $10,000 reward is now offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect or suspects who killed Wyshina Harris. The mother of two died November 15after she was struck by a bullet that was fired into her car. The shooting happened in the 7100 Block of Scyene Road near Jim Miller while she drove to work. Schepps Dairy will pay $10,000 and the North Texas Crime Commission is offering an additional $5,000. Anyone with information should contact Dallas Police at (214) 671-3661, or, North Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).FORMER CITY SECRETARY ARRESTED
Kaufman County Deputies arrested former Combine city secretary Pamela Stone. Stone is accused of using a city credit card for personal use. Investigators say she made purchases at Walmart, a bowling alley and a book store in addition to other purchases. In all, investigators say Stone charged in excess of $10,000 in personal expenses to the city's credit card. Stone is facing charges of theft and is free on bond.