Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on Jan. 11, 2009.
Dallas Deputy Arrested in Squad Car After Drug Sting
A Dallas County sheriff's deputy was among three people arrested Friday on federal drug charges. Prosecutors say Deputy Standric Choice, Terry Anderson and Charlie Hill were in possession of cocaine and were planning to use the illegal drug. Choice arrested a confidential informant during an undercover investigation and seized four kilograms of cocaine, investigators said. Moments after that, prosecutors said Choice drove away and met the two other men in a deserted area where it is alleged a handover of the drugs took place. Officers arrested Choice when he returned in his squad care to the Dallas County Sheriff's department. If convicted, each person could face up to 80 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Dallas Police May Make Arrest Soon in Smoke Shop Shootings
Dallas police say they know who they are looking for in a deadly shooting last month at the Gas Pipe in the 18600 block of Marsh Lane. Surveillance video from the Dec. 30 shooting helped police identify the 20-year-old Dallas man suspected of pulling the trigger. Rebeca Kemp, 18, of Mount Vernon was killed, and three others were injured in the shooting. Police believe robbery was the motive.
Woman Charged in Fatal Arlington Crash
An Arlington woman is being charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after a fatal overnight crash, police said. The woman, 30-year-old Erica Kolanowski, was traveling eastbound on Green Oaks Boulevard just after 11 p.m. Sunday when police said she ran a red light at Cooper Street and crashed her Chevy Blazer into a car driven by Matthew Lundy. Joshua Carter, 20, was killed in the crash. Lundy is in critical condition. Read more here (nbcdfw.com)
Teen Gunned Down at Dallas Apartment Complex
A teenager was gunned down late Sunday in Dallas at an apartment complex along the 10000 block of North Central Expressway. Officers responded to a shooting call at the Advenir at Foxmoor Apartments at about 9:30 p.m. Ryan Washington, 18, of Garland, was found at the scene. He died a short time later. Investigators said they have not indentified any suspects.
McKinney Murder Suspect Expected in Court
The death penalty trial starts Monday for Raul Cortez, one of the men accused with killing four people in the most brutal murder case in the history of the city of McKinney. Read more here (nbcdfw.com)
Driver Shot After Roadway Confrontation
Mesquite police said a 21-year-old driver was shot and crashed his van at about 3 a.m. Sunday after a confrontation with occupants in a dark-colored sedan. Two other occupants in the van were injured in the crash. The driver of the van crashed into the center barrier of U.S. Highway 80 near the Interstate 30 interchange. So far, no arrests have been made. Mesquite police are asking anyone with information to call them at 972-285-6336.
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Dogs Seized After Man Fatally Shot in Oak Cliff
A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in east Oak Cliff. Police responded to a call in the 400 block of Avenue F and interviewed someone who was home at the time of the shooting. The victim was transported in critical condition to Methodist Medical Center, where he later died. After the man was pronounced dead, Dallas Animal Control officers took several pit bulls from the residence.
Former Anna City Councilman Indicted
An outstanding warrant has been issued for David Crim, who is accused of attempting to steal money from the Anna Community Development Corp. Collin County court records and Anna Police officials confirmed Crim, 45, has been under investigation since June of 2008 for his alleged attempt to steal money from the ACDC while he served as its president, the McKinney Courier-Gazette reported. Crim now faces a second-degree felony indictment of attempted theft by a public servant, a charge that carries a possible prison term of two to 20 years in jail and a possible fine of up to $10,000. Read more here (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Crowley Man Dies After Wrong-Way Collision
Joel Peña, 47, died Saturday at John Peter Smith Hospital, almost 14 days after he was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on Airport Freeway. Peña was driving home Dec. 28 when he was struck near the Sylvania Avenue bridge by 26-year-old Matthew McCoy, of Fort Worth, who was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes, according to police. Read more here (Star-Telegram)
Man in Critical Condition After Shooting
Fort Worth police said they are looking for two juveniles who were in a truck with a man just before he was shot. Police said the victim, who was shot in the head, is in critical condition. Witnesses said the man was sitting in the truck with two kids when they heard a loud pop. The boy and girl then ran away, witnesses said.