Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on March 3, 2009.
RIVER OAKS STANDOFF ENDS WITH STRUGGLE, MAN IN CUSTODY
A 59-year-old man wanted on warrants is in custody this morning after a standoff and struggle with Tarrant County sheriff's deputies at a River Oaks Motel in which he tried to cut officers with a knife, the Star-Telegram reports. Fugitive officers had gone to the Caravan Inn at 2601 Jacksboro Highway about 9 a.m. to arrest Michael Wynns on aggravated robbery and theft of property warrants, said Terry Grisham, a spokesman with the Sheriff's office. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.
5 STUDENTS ARRESTED ON HAZING CHARGES AT TWU
Texas Woman’s University police officers arrested five students on hazing charges Monday morning and are looking for a former student who has an arrest warrant as well, the Denton Record Chronicle reports. TWU Police Chief John Erwin said the women are members of an unsanctioned sorority they call Krimson Kourts. They are accused of hazing pledges during initiation rituals between Jan. 29 and Feb. 8. Click here to read this story from the Denton Record Chronicle.
WOMAN BEHEADED AT BUFFALO, N.Y., TV STATION HAD REPORTED SPOUSAL ABUSE TO FLOWER MOUND POLICE
A New York woman who was found beheaded at her husband’s television station last month had reported incidents of spousal abuse multiple times to police, including here in Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports. The body of Aasiya Hassan, 36, was found at the Buffalo television station on Feb. 12, less than a week after she filed for divorce. Her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, who founded Bridges TV, a station that works to eradicate Muslim stereotypes, is accused in her death. Click here to read this story from the Dallas Morning News.
BAD BADGE BEHAVIOR DISHEARTENS DEPUTY
Robert Raymond Reynolds, 52, spent 13 years of his adulthood between 1985 and 1998 protecting and serving the city of Duncanville as a police officer. Now, he could spend much longer than that behind bars. Deputies in Hunt County arrested Reynolds on felony burglary charges Monday, calling him the leader of a major theft ring.
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FORMER NAVY PETTY OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO TAKING PART IN ID THEFT SCAM
One of the key players in an identity theft ring that preyed on naval employees pleaded guilty Monday to stealing personal information from 8,000 people and using it to scam nearly $2 million from 100 sailors and reservists at two Texas military bases, the Star-Telegram reports. But Cora Dixon, a former Navy petty officer who agreed to a 15-year prison term for her part in the scam, was led astray by her boyfriend, Seneca Wills, the mastermind, said Dixon’s attorney, Michael Heiskell. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.
ARLINGTON ROBBERY SUSPECT BEATEN BY VICTIM
Police said a robbery suspect was hospitalized Monday after he was beaten by a would-be victim, the Star-Telegram reports. Just before 10:30 Monday morning, a woman and two men knocked on a door in the 2700 block of Parkchester Drive, Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis said. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.
SMU STUDENT SAYS SHE WAS ROBBED BY CAB DRIVER
A student at Southern Methodist University said a cab driver pulled a gun and robbed her early Friday morning near Ford Stadium. She told SMU police the cabbie told her to leave everything in the vehicle and get out of the cab when she tried to pay. Campus police posted more than 250 bright orange "Crime Alert" bulletins all across campus to warn students. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
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POLICE: SERIAL RAPIST TARGETING GIRLS IN NORTH DALLAS
Police said they believe a serial rapist is stalking schoolgirls in North Dallas and attacking them when they are at home alone. Investigators said three children, ages 12, 13 and 14, have been bound and sexually assaulted. Police said they believe the same man is responsible for all three attacks. In all three cases, the girls were home alone in apartment complexes in North Dallas, police said. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.