Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on April 20, 2009.
1 DEAD, 3 INJURED IN AMBUSH SHOOTING
One man was killed after an ambush shooting Monday morning outside a popular North Oak Cliff restaurant, police said. Two men fired more than 30 rounds as the restaurant owner's son pulled into the back parking lot, police said. He was injured in the gunfire, and his passenger, 37-year-old Antonio Aviles, was killed. A third victim from a second vehicle nearby was also shot. One of the men suspected in the shooting was wounded and quickly captured after police followed a trail of blood into the woods. Police are still searching for the other shooter.
POLICE: WOMAN CAUGHT WITH STOLEN MAIL ARRESTED
Police and U.S. Postal Inspectors have arrested a woman accused of stealing mail from all over the metroplex. Police said someone spotted Tracy Jo Rhine, 38, leaving a Valley Ranch apartment complex with a big stack of mail. Irving officers stopped Rhine near the Oaks of Valley Ranch apartment complex on East Valley Ranch Boulevard early Wednesday morning. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
GRENADE FOUND PERCHED ON FIRE HYDRANT IN AZLE
Investigators are trying to figure out who placed a grenade on top of a fire hydrant in Azle. City utility workers found the grenade in a residential neighborhood. The workers put the World War II era grenade in their truck and drove it to city hall. The fire marshal determined it was a live grenade and called in the Fort Worth bomb squad. Demolition experts used a robot to blow up the grenade in the park behind Azle City Hall
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WOMAN ACCUSED OF STABBING HUSBAND
Dallas police arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed and killed her common-law husband Monday in the 800 block of Marsalis Avenue. Officers were called to the Drakemont Apartments shortly after 1:30 a.m. where they found 22-year-old Depree Willis. Laquisha Coleman, 21, was taken to the Lew Sterritt Justice Center.
INMATES EVACUATED AFTER FIRE
About 115 inmates were evacuated Sunday night after a fire broke out inside a McKinney jail. Investigators said the blaze started in a clothes dryer inside the laundry room. There were no major damages reported and no one was injured.
CALIF., FORT WORTH MEN SENTENCED IN CHILD SEX CASE
Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in a self-proclaimed religious movement that encouraged sex with children. Allen Harrod, 61, of Sacramento, and Michael Labrecque, 50, formerly of Fort Worth, were sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Sacramento. A jury convicted them in February of multiple charges of interstate transportation of minors for sexual activity. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
75-YEAR-OLD MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING MISSING WOMAN
Coppell police said Monday night a 75-year-old man was arrested in connection with the disappearance of a missing former teacher. Kathleen Garza, 49, went to the market on Thursday and never returned home, police said. An acquaintance of Garza, Leroy Tellgren, of Coppell, has been arrested on suspicion of capital murder, investigators said. Her body has not been found. Tellgren is being held on a $1 million bond. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.