Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on March 16, 2009.
TARRANT COUNTY REPORTS 2 CHEESE-RELATED DEATHS
The Tarrant Count Medical Examiner's Office reported Monday two of the 16 heroin-related deaths in the county since the beginning of the year may have involved "cheese" heroin. In two cases, toxicology found acetaminophen and diphenhydramine in combination with heroin. Cheese is a combination of black tar and ground-up cold medication.
POLICE: MAN SHOT, KILLED IN DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE
Police said a Euless woman shot and killed her common-law husband on Monday. The woman was arrested and charged with murder. Investigators said the couple was fighting in a house on Sage Lane before the shooting at about 5 p.m. No one else was in the house at the time, police said.
ARMED ROBBERS KICK IN DOOR OF RICHARDSON HOME
Three adults and two kids escaped injury after three armed masked men kicked in the back door of a home in the 1100 block of Carleton Drive early Monday morning, Richardson police said. The armed men fled with cash and other items, the Dallas Morning News reported.
DALLAS POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF BABY GIRL
Child abuse detectives are investigating the death of a 10-month-old baby girl, Dallas police said. Denastma Rhone died at Children's Medical Center Saturday night. She was taken there from the 2800 block of Kings Road where paramedics tried to save her with CPR. The medical examiner has not ruled the cause of her death.
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POLICE: TEEN CUTS MAN, THEN STEALS CAR
Fort Worth police said a man who gave a ride to a 16-year-old boy and his girlfriend ended up having his throat cut and his car stolen by the boy early Monday morning, the Dallas Morning News reports. The incident happened in the 3900 block of Baylor Street after the man gave the teenager and girlfriend a ride to the store. The man was treated and released at John Peter Smith Hospital. Police were searching for the teenager.
BULLET GRAZES MAN IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING
A bullet grazed a man's back during a drive-by shooting early Monday morning in the 3200 block of Surrey Street in Fort Worth, police said. The victim was treated at the scene. Police said five or six shots were fired at the house from a yellow Mustang or Mercury Cougar.
STATE SCHOOL RESIDENT'S DEATH RULED HOMICIDE
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a 53-year-old resident of the Denton State School a homicide. Janice Campbell died Friday in a Fort Worth hospital of a closed head injury suffered earlier in the month, the medical examiner's office said. She had been taken to the hospital from the school on March 3. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
TEXAS JAIL WAS AN ANIMAL HOUSE, AUTHORITIES SAY
For months, perhaps longer, the Montague County Jail was "Animal House" meets Mayberry. Inside the small brick building across from the courthouse, inmates had the run of the place, having sex with their jailer girlfriends, bringing in recliners, taking drugs and chatting on cell phones supplied by friends or guards, according to authorities. They also disabled some of the surveillance cameras and made weapons out of nails. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
MAN ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN BANK LETTERS CASE
A New Mexico man pleaded guilty Monday to mailing threatening letters with suspicious powder to U.S. banks and federal offices. Richard Leon Goyette of Albuquerque pleaded guilty in Amarillo to one count of threats and false information and one count of threats and hoaxes. Goyette had faced 64 counts of threats and hoaxes over last fall's letters. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.