Daily Police Blotter

Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on June 4, 2009.

Drowned Boater Recovered From Lake
The body of a man who fell overboard on Lake Ray Hubbard Sunday has been recovered.  Kevin Charles Jackson, a 39-year-old Dallas resident, was found in the water near the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, north of the Interstate 30 bridge and close to the Rockwall city shoreline. Dallas Fire-Rescue has searched for Jackson's body since Sunday. Police said Jackson's home was burglarized sometime between Monday and Tuesday, and was reported by his mother, the Dallas morning News reported

Robbers Who Killed Man May Have Only Gotten $1
One man is dead following an overnight shooting in Dallas. Police said a man and a woman approached a minivan at the Town Club Apartments in the 2400 block of Arroyo Avenue and demanded cash from the occupants. The driver handed over his wallet, which contained only $1. The passenger, Jose Luis Aguirre, got out and the woman opened fire. Aguirre was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. The driver wasn't injured. The robbers stole Aguirre's wallet, but it was not clear how much, if any money was in it. The duo may have only gotten away with the $1 in the driver's wallet.  No arrests have been made.

Denton Cracking Down on Graffitti
The Denton Police Department is cracking down on graffitti heading into the summer months.  Officers set up a new hotline to report acts of vandalism and they are encouraging anyone to call 911 if they catch someone in the act.  Vandals can be fined up to $10,000.

Bomb Squad Investigates Briefcase
A brief case caused a big scare in Plano on Wednesday.  Police were called to the 2900 block of Custer Road after someone noticed a briefcase sitting next to a car.  As a precaution, the bomb squad called out its robot to check it out.  The briefcase was taken to a remote location where officers discovered it was empty.

Sheriff's Deputy Fired
A Navarro County Sheriff's Deputy, Lt. Richard Holloway, is now unemployed after an internal investigation revealed he used excessive force on an inmate. An inmate said Holloway shot him repeatedly with a pepper ball gun.  Holloway was already on probation for a previous incident.

Parking Garage Death Ruled Suicide
The death of a man who fell from a downtown Fort Worth parking garage has been ruled a suicide. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office issued that ruling in Tuesday's death of 57-year-old Gary Robeson of Hurst. Police say Robeson may have fallen from the 14th floor of the parking garage that's near an office building and Bass Hall. A witness who called police reported hearing the man scream and seeing him fall Tuesday afternoon, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

McKinney Historic District Faces Old Problem: Burglars
McKinney residents near the city's historic district are reporting a rash of burglaries of homes and garages. Nearly 100 residents attend a neighborhood meeting last month.  Many of the attendees said they had been victimized this year. One resident, Jay Crum said his home had been burglarized three times in the past month. Police say the area may be a target because many homes are surrounded by high trees and shrubs that make it difficult to see homes from the street.

Football Coach Indicted Over Pawned Items
A former Mesquite high school football coach accused of pawning $100,000 worth of school equipment has been indicted. Records show Stephen Earl Halpin faces a charge of abuse of official capacity. An investigation began after school staff reported missing items. Some equipment later reappeared mysteriously. Investigators said Halpin had pawned items over 18 months. He was indicted last month.

Cops Suspect Foul Play in Mom's Disappearance
Police say a mother of two disappeared from her best friend's home in south Dallas Saturday morning. La'Trese Daniels had been out on a date Friday night and was dropped her off at her best friend's apartment on West Wheatland Road. Her friend heard Daniels come home and later heard the doorbell ring at about 2 a.m. The friend found the front door open when she got up Saturday. Police said they have eliminated Daniels' date as a possible suspect.

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