Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on March 2, 2009.
SWAT RIFLE STOLEN FROM GRAND PRAIRIE POLICE CAR
A fully automatic Colt M-16, used by members of the department's tactical squad, was taken from the trunk of an officer's squad car late Saturday night in the 1300 block of Hickory Street, Grand Prairie police said. Police said they hope to recover the powerful SWAT rifle before someone gets hurt. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
5 ARRESTED IN BEATING OF FORT WORTH OFFICER
Four adults and one juvenile were being held in a Tarrant County jail Monday morning accused of beating up an off-duty police officer, the Dallas Morning News reports. Alejandro Lopez, 19, Jose Antonio Molina, 32, Joseph Molina, 17, and Albert Cabello, 20, all face felony charges of aggravated assault against a public servant. Click here to read this story from the Dallas Morning News.
POLICE CHASE ENDS IN MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH
A police chase ended Monday morning with a man trapped inside his vehicle after crashing into two parked cars, Fort Worth police said. Police said it all started at about 2:50 a.m. when officers responded to a disturbance call and the man took off from the scene. After a short chase, he slammed his pick-up into a parked van and flipped over into a yard, pushing another vehicle into a third parked car, police said. The truck landed on its side trapping the man inside. He was freed and taken to the hospital. There was no word on his condition.
LONG-DELAYED TRIAL OF ROCKWALL GRADUATE ACCUSED OF KILLING PARENTS SET TO BEGIN
The long-delayed capital murder trial of a Rockwall High School graduate accused of killing his parents is scheduled to begin this week, the Dallas Morning News reports. Brandon Woodruff, 22, was arrested in October 2005 six days after a family friend found Dennis and Norma Woodruff dead in the home they were moving into near Royse City. He has been in the Hunt County Jail, with bail set at $1 million, ever since. Click here to read this story from the Dallas Morning News.