Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on March 18, 2009.
MAN FOUND DEAD IN BLOOD SPATTERED APARTMENT
Homicide dectectives are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man found in an apartment in the 2300 block of Ridgmar Place in Fort Worth. Officers found blood in the living room and bedroom where the man was located, police said. The medical examiner has not determined the cause of the man's death.
1 DEAD IN EARLY MORNING DOUBLE SHOOTING
One person is dead after a double shooting Wednesday in the 2000 block of Scotland Drive in Oak Cliff, Dallas police said. It happened just after 1:30 a.m. Two people were transported to Baylor Hospital. A 34-year-old man who arrived in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds died, and the second victim remains in the hospital.
BOYFRIEND DISPUTE SPARKS GIRL FIGHT
A dispute over a boy led to a fight between two teenage girls Wednesday in the 3100 block of Lipscomb, Fort Worth police said. Police said a 15-year-old girl confronted a 17-year-old girl at about 2:15 a.m. During the altercation, the 17-year-old girl was hit across the head with a crow bar or lead pipe, witnesses said. Paramedics said she needed a few stitches. When officers arrived three teens were issued citations for curfew violation and one was cited for consuming alcohol, police said.
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MAN DODGES GUNFIRE FROM PASSING CAR
Bullets fired from a passing car sent a Fort Worth man running for cover Tuesday in the 1800 block of Mitchell, police said. Virgil Williams, 38, was working on his car at about 3 p.m. when a man driving a black four door Pontiac took a shot at him. Williams escaped being hit by gunfire, but was taken to a hospital for a leg injury he received while diving for the ground.
ECSTASY KILLED 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL
The drug ecstasy killed a 16-year-old girl who was found dead on Feb. 15 inside her boyfriend's Hurst apartment in the 500 block of Precinct Line Road, the Star Telegram reported. Tiffani Bach died from acute ecstasy intoxication, and the death was an accident, according to the medical examiner's office.
MAN SHOT SEVERAL TIMES IN SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE
Two people are dead after a shooting at a mobile home park, and an exchange of gunfire with police left another with serious injuries. The shooting took place around 9:15 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Grove area of southeast Dallas. Officers were initially called to the 700 block of Cliffview for a robbery, but when they got there, police said they heard gunshots coming from inside one of the mobile homes. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
TEEN ACCUSED IN SLAYING OF GIRLFRIEND'S MOM IN TREATMENT
Roanoke police said a teenager accused in the death of his girlfriend's mother has been taken to a state hospital. The 17-year-old at Vernon State Hospital for treatment, officials said. The Denton County district attorney’s office declined to comment on any details because he is being treated as a juvenile. The teenager is accused of killing Susan Bailey, 43, in September when he was 16 years old. The woman's daughter, Jennifer Bailey, 18, is accused of conspiring with him and her 14-year-old brother in the slaying. The three were arrested in South Dakota, driving Susan Bailey’s car, police said. Read this story at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
MAN ROBS FORT WORTH CITIBANK AT GUNPOINT
Police said an armed man robbed a Fort Worth bank on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said the man walked into a Citibank in the 15900 block of Championship Parkway at about 10:20 a.m. and forced all the employees into the bank vault. The man, who was armed with a black semiautomatic pistol, made employees fill grocery bags with cash from the vault. He also forced four employees at gunpoint to empty tellers' register drawers. The man may have fled the bank in a white four-door vehicle, police said. Investigators said the man may be an experienced bank robber. He was described as 5 feet 6 inches, heavy-set and wearing a gray hooded shirt, a black mesh mask, a red bandanna around his neck, jeans, white tennis shoes and white gloves.
GANG MEMBERS GET SOPHISTICATED WITH ORGANIZED CRIME
Gang members are now putting together sophisticated burglary crews, police said. "They are using technology too, many of them post lookouts armed with two way radios to let the burglar in the home know if trouble is on the way," said Dallas Police Sr. Crpl. Kevin Janse. "We have been successful in working with the gang unit to arrest some of these guys and charge them with organized crime." He said police are looking at different ways to foil the burglary crews, including putting undercover officers in the neighborhood to try to catch the thieves in the act.
VICKY'S PANTY RAIDS MOVE TO THE 'BURBS
Two men and a woman snatched $3,400 worth of unmentionables from a Victoria's Secret in Hurst last week, police said. The thieves took 100 panties valued at $14 each and 125 valued at $16 each on March 9, the police report said. No arrests have been made. The Victoria's Secret location at Mockingbird Station has also seen panty raids in recent months. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.