Police Blotter: May 19, 2011 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Police Blotter: May 19, 2011



    Police Blotter: May 19, 2011

    Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on May 19, 2011.

    Police Investigating Car Found in Park Creek
    North Richland Hills police are investigating why a car was driven into a creek at Liberty Park. Police received a call around midnight about a car submerged into the water at 5825 Holiday Ln. Officers jumped into the water and swam down to the car to find it empty. Grapevine Fire Department's Dive Team was called out to assist in the search for a body. The divers were able to attach a tow cable to the car allowing a wrecker to pull it out. Officers responded to the address the car was registered to and found the adult male driver. Police are still investigating why the driver lost control and why he didn't contact police.

    Third Grader Struck, Killed by Car
    Grand Prairie police are investigating a crash that killed a little boy. According to police, around 7:40 p.m, 8-year-old Jordan League was riding his bicycle at the intersection of Christopher Street and Christopher Court in south Grand Prairie when he rode in front of a 1985 Dodge pickup truck. The truck's driver, 40-year-old Michael McNeal, attempted to avoid the collision by braking and swerving to the left, but hit the child anyway. The boy, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was knocked to the ground. The child suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to Medical Center of Arlington where he was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m. McNeal did not have a driver's license and his state issued identification card was suspended for previous violations of not having a driver's license. He was arrested at the scene of the collision and booked into the Grand Prairie Jail on charges of driving with an invalid license, a charge punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. This is the eighth traffic fatality in Grand Prairie this year.

    Children Mistake Methamphetamine for Candy
    A mother of two has been charged with criminal child negligence after her children told police they tried methamphetamine because they thought it was candy. Amanda Gail Walker, of Hallsville, was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in Longview following a fight with a relative. Walker is charged with assault causing bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance and criminal child negligence. She also faces an outstanding DWI warrant. Police confiscated a bag believed to contain methamphetamine from Walker.

    Police Solicit Public's Help in Finding Robbers
    Fort Worth Police are seeking the public's help in identifying four men that robbed a pawn store on May 13. The robbery happened around 10 a.m. at the Cash America Pawn Shop located at 3333 S. Lancaster Road. The suspects took large amounts of cash and jewelry from the store and were seen fleeing in a late-model silver Ford Taurus with a paper plate in the rear window. The men were described as black, between the ages of 25 and 35. Three of the men wore red shirts and one wore a black shirt. One of the men was armed with a large caliber semi-automatic handgun. Video of the offense was captured and can be seen here. If anyone has information regarding this robbery, please call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477) or contact Det. Butler in the Robbery Unit at 214-671-3622.

    Man Pulls Gun During Fight Over Bar Tab
    A man drinking with three friends pulled a gun during a fight over who was paying a $30 bar tab, police say. The incident took place just after 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Applebee's restaurant on the 3400 block of Illinois Avenue in Dallas.  A witness flagged down a passing Dallas police officer and said there were injured people inside and a man with a gun. Find more details on this story by clicking here.