Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on March 31, 2009.
DALLAS OFFICER CHARGED WITH DWI
A Dallas police officer was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after she wrecked her personal vehicle, authorities said. Sr. Cpl. Alma M. Fowler was off duty when she was involved in a single-vehicle wreck at about 1:15 p.m. in the 1700 Block of East Ledbetter Drive. Fowler is assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division and has been with the police department since September of 1984. She has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
PRISONER ESCAPES SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT VEHICLE
Deputies were searching Tuesday for a prison escapee with a history of burglary. Michael Monk, 45, was working on detail when he jumped out of a Dallas County Sheriff's vehicle at Westmoreland at Fort Worth Avenue in Dallas. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
78-YEAR-OLD SET ON FIRE AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT
A man who was going door-to-door sexually assaulted a 78-year-old woman and set her on fire on Monday afternoon, Grand Prairie police said. The man, who may have been trying to sell magazines, told the woman he was talking to people during a "communications exercise." The man poured rubbing alcohol on the woman and set her on fire after he sexually assaulted her, police said. The woman was taken to a local hospital with second-degree burns. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
ME RULES TEEN'S DEATH A HOMICIDE
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office has ruled the death of an Arlington teenager as a homicide, Arlington police said Tuesday. The medical examiner is still trying to determine the cause of Elizabeth Varga's death. She was found dead in her bed on Monday morning . Police said Elizabeth would not respond when her mother tried to wake her up. Investigators said they will be talking to Elizabeth's friends as they build a time line of her activities in the days before she died. Anyone with information is asked to call officials at 817-459-5667, or Crime Stoppers at (817) 469-TIPS.
TEEN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING NEIGHBOR FACES TRIAL
Testimony is underway in the case of a Frisco teen who is accused of knocking on the door of a home and shooting the 14-year-old boy who answered back in 2006. The victim survived the attack. Edward Ji later confessed to the random shooting, saying he just wanted to kill someone, authorities said. Ji is facing attempted capital murder charges. If he is convicted he faces up to life in prison.
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4TH DALLAS OFFICER IN FAKE DRUG CASE PLEADS GUILTY
The last of four Dallas police officers charged in a fake drug scandal has pleaded guilty in exchange for probation. Former Officer Eddie Herrera apologized to the victims of the bogus arrests after his court hearing Monday. He said he understands if no one wants to hear his regrets. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.