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Police Blotter: Car Burglaries on Rise in Garland



    Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 20, 2011.

    Garland Car Burglaries
    Garland police have seen an increase in car break-ins in recent months. As many as 46 car break-ins were reported in just a week's period. Officer Joe Harn said 75 to 80 percent of break-ins happened when valuable items were left in cars or when doors weren’t locked. Police said they plan on having more patrols in problem areas like parking lots at sports complexes and shopping centers.

    Fire Truck Hit
    A man was taken to the hospital after he crashed his car into a fire truck Monday night. It happened on Farm-to-Market 920 in Wise County. Police said the fire truck was hit while it was pulling out of a drive way after responding to a call not far from Bridgeport. The firefighters weren’t injured in the crash. There wasn’t any word on how the driver of the car is doing at the time of this report.
    Weed Field Found
    Sheriff’s deputies in Navarro County found a marijuana field in a wooded area south of Navarro Mills Lake dam. They seized 215 marijuana plants ranging in size from three feet to ten feet tall. Read the full report here.

    Armed Keller Firefighter Kills Intruder
    Authorities said a Keller firefighter who fatally shot a man who broke into his North Texas home has been placed on administrative leave. Read the full report here.

    Number of Car Break-Ins Up in Garland

    [DFW] Number of Car Break-Ins Up in Garland
    Police in Garland said the number of car break-ins has increased in the area recently.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011)