ROBBER ATTACKS ELDERLY WOMAN
Police are asking for the publics' help identifying a man accused of attacking an 87-year-old woman. The suspect was captured on surveillance video entering a grocery store where he attempted to use the victim's stolen credit card, police said. The McKinney Police Department is asking anyone who recognizes the man to call 972-547-2728. Click here to see the photos on NBC DFW.
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN STORE CLERK'S FATAL STABBING
Homicide detectives said they believe they have arrested the man responsible for the murder of Jasbahadur Rai, a Rapido Grocery Store employee who was stabbed early Tuesday. Police said Leonard Junior Coulter, 46, was located in the 3200 block of E. Lancaster where he was arrested on a warrant and later questioned, which led to the capital murder charge. For four years the clerk had commuted from Venus to work at the store in a effort to make enough money to bring his two teenage children to the United States from Nepal, the Star Telegram reports. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.
POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED PUPPY THIEVES
Two people accused of stealing a puppy from a Plano pet store were arrested Tuesday. Sergio Milanovic and Jessica Oliver are believed to be the people captured in a surveillance video that shows a woman and man taking a 10-week-old, 2-pound toy poodle from its cage on New Year's Day. The dog was returned unharmed a couple of days ago. Click here to read this story on NBC DFW.
HURST POLICE ARREST 2 WOMEN IN DISTRACTION THEFTS
Police say an undercover operation led to the arrests of two women who are suspected of stealing billfolds from shoppers’ purses over the past year near a Hurst mall. Investigators noticed a pattern as the crimes picked up the last few months, and undercover officers set up surveillance around a strip shopping center across the street from Northeast Mall. Click here to read this story on NBC DFW.
MAN CUTS PASSENGER WITH KNIFE DURING ARGUMENT ON DART TRAIN
Officials say a man cut another passenger with a knife this afternoon during an argument on a DART light-rail train that was heading into Union Station in Dallas, the Dallas Morning News reports. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with injuries that were not life-threatening. Click here to read this story from the Dallas Morning News.
PROSECUTORS: MANSFIELD SCHOOL BUS DRIVER DIDN'T INTEND TO HARM STUDENTS
Prosecutors said they don’t believe that a Mansfield school bus driver intended to harm a group of children who said he pulled a pocketknife on them and accused them of leaving cookie crumbs on a bus seat, the Star-Telegram reports. William Allen, 66, who has since been fired, was arrested Dec. 19 after school district police investigated the allegations. He was accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.