Here is a list of events drawing the attention of local law enforcement. List compiled August 2, 2010.
One Arrested in String of Vehicle Break-Ins
At least 160 vehicles have been broken into in the city of Rowlett in the past seven months. According to Rowlett police, many of the thefts were from vehicles which were unlocked. Josue Garcia was arrested on July 26, and has been tied to at least one of the break-ins. Many of the crimes happen between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on residential streets or in driveways. In order to avoid becoming a victim, police recommend first locking your car and second to remove any valuables from the vehicle. Lastly, they recommend parking in a well-lit area. And, even if you are making a quick stop, always turn off your vehicle and take your keys with you."Clearly the best defense against this type of crime is to lock your car and take your valuables with you; it only takes a few seconds to keep from becoming another victim. Remember that crime prevention is a team effort. Help us help you make Rowlett a safer community for all of us," said Chief Matt Walling.
Worker Who Fell From Tree is Rushed to Hospital
Also in Rowlett, one person was taken by air ambulance to the hospital after falling from a tree on Monday morning. Rescue crews were called to treat a traumatic injury just before 11 a.m. The worker fell about 20 feet but was breathing on his own when we was transported.
Man Hit by Train in Fort Worth
A man was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital on Monday morning after reportedly being hit by a train. According to the Star Telegram, the pedestrian was hit near the intersection of West Felix and Main streets in Fort Worth just before 10 a.m.