Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on April 9, 2009.
MISSING WOMAN BELIEVED TO BE ENDANGERED
Dallas police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who has been missing since April 5. Cynthia Ray, 54, was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. at her home in the 6000 block of Lytham Drive. Police said that because of the suspicious circumstances, detectives feel she could be in danger. Ray's 2001 gray Honda sport utility vehicle, which has a personalized license plate that reads "IXIA," is also missing. She is described as a blue-eyed, gray-haired white woman who is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call 214-671-4248 or 214-671-3661.
MAN ELUDES POLICE AFTER CHASE ENDS IN CRASH
Dallas County deputies are searching for a man who lead them on a chase Thursday afternoon. Police said Jonathan Moody is wanted on a warrant for burglary. When an officer pulled him over near Interestate 30 and MacArthur, he lied about his identity and then fled, police said. He drove until he ended up crashing his car at railroad tracks near the Trinity in Fort Worth, then fled on foot into the woods, police said. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
MOTHER FIGHTS BACK AS CARJACKER DRIVES OFF WITH KIDS
A carjacker took off with a woman's two children in the back seat Wednesday at a home near Mockingbird Lane, Dallas police said. The mother was backing out of her driveway into an alley when an armed man appeared and demanded her sport utility vehicle. The man jumped inside the vehicle and began driving away with the woman's 7- and 9-year-old children. The man stopped the vehicle as the woman struggled with him outside the truck, then continued to drive away before stopping to let the kids out. Police said they are trying to determine if the carjacking is related to five others that occurred in the past two months.
22 PARENTS ARRESTED IN CHILD SUPPORT SWEEP
Dallas County constables arrested Thursday 22 parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. The countywide sweep was conducted in conjunction with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's Child Support Division. The operation kicked off at 5:30 a.m., when three two-person teams in each precinct began locating and arresting noncompliant parents. Delinquent parents arrested on civil warrants may face up to six months in jail, the attorney general's office said. Cash bonds that parents post to get out of jail are paid to the custodial parents who are owed back child support.
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MAN CARJACKED AT STOP SIGN
Two carjackers ambushed a man during his Thursday morning work commute, Fort Worth police said. The victim had stopped at a stop sign in the 3500 Block of Bryan Avenue at Biddison Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. when the men approached him. One man armed with a handgun approached the driver and told him to get out of the truck as the other man stood at the passenger door. When the victim got out of his truck both men jumped in and drove away. The victim was not injured.