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Daily Police Blotter: Small Plane Crashes in McKinney



    Daily Police Blotter: Small Plane Crashes in McKinney
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    There were no serious injuries in connection with the plane crash.

    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on March 26, 2010.

    A small plane crashed in McKinney while practicing take-offs and landings. The pilot veered from the runway during one of the exercises when he was struck by a cross wind. The plane, a Cessna 172, suffered minor, repairable damage. The pilot was not injured.

    A 53-year-old contract worker died after falling into a pit at a water tower construction site in Cleburne. A statement from the city of Cleburne, located about 25 miles south of Fort Worth, said the accident happened Friday morning. An autopsy has been ordered. Cleburne Fire Chief Clint Ishmael said the man fell into a 3-foot deep concrete pit and was unconscious when paramedics arrived. The man was taken to Texas Health Resources in Cleburne, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators said the man landed on his head in the pit. The name of the worker was not immediately released, pending notification of family. Cleburne spokesman Charlie Hodges says the man worked for Phoenix Fabricators & Erectors, which is based in Avon, Ind.

    Police are looking for relatives of a toddler who was dropped off at a fire station Friday morning. Firefighters said the woman arrived in a cab, rang the bell and dropped off the boy, who appears to be about 18 months old. Texas has a Baby Moses law that allows parents to drop off unwanted babies with no questions asked, but the child is too old for the law to apply. The Baby Moses law only applies to babies younger than 60 days old. The child, who appeared to be in good health, was taken to Dallas Children's Medical Center for an examination. Child Protective Services is investigating the case. Irving police are trying to find the child's mother to see if other family members can care for the child. Click here to watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.

    A 70-year-old woman was attacked while walking to a bus stop along the 500 block of Marsalis near Lansing Street early Friday morning. The woman told police a man wearing a large coat, hoodie and cap dragged her behind an apartment complex and assaulted her at about 6:30 a.m. The man then fled the area. The woman was treated at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The Dallas Police Department would like to speak with anyone who may have seen anything.

    Dallas police are searching for three men suspected in an armed robbery overnight Thursday.  Police said the men robbed a couple in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Stag Road. The victims called police, who quickly spotted a car matching the description of the one driven by the robbers. Police said the driver of the car lost control and crashed along the 5100 block of Corrigan. The men who were in the car ran off. Officers found a weapon inside the car.

    Dallas police are searching for a Molina High School student missing since January. Police said Angela Jaramillo sent her mom a text message indicating she was going to spend the night with a friend. But the girl's friend said she never showed up. Jaramillo, 16, was at a house party that night, and friends said she left at about 2 a.m. Schepps Dairy is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to Jaramillo's safe return.

    When a high-speed chase finally ended in Fayette County, police were surprised to see that the driver inside was a 12-year-old boy.  Officers had been chasing the driver for quite some time and at speeds that hit 100 mph.  When the driver finally stopped, he told poolice he was trying to call his mother and had taken his father's truck without permission.  The child is in juvenile detention.