Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on July 3, 2009.
Allen Teen Thwarts Home Invasion
Police said two men who tried to rob an Allen family Friday morning were arrested when the couple's teenage son called 911. Investigators said Alfred Rosales and Michael Enriquez kicked in the door of a home in the 1200 block of Cordova Drive and forced the couple into a bathroom at gunpoint. The couple's 16-year-old son heard the commotion, hid in his bedroom closet and called police. Rosales and Enriquez have been charged with aggravated kidnapping and felony burglary. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
Denton Woman Spits on Police Officer
A woman was arrested in Denton Friday morning in the 2500 block of West Prairie Street is accused of resisting arrest, cursing at an officer and spitting on the officer and his squad car. Andrea Longino was riding her bicycle on the wrong side of the street at about 3 a.m. when an officer on patrol noticed and attempted to stop her, police said. She then began yelling obscenities and refused to stop, police said. The officer was unable to arrest Longino, and a backup officer was called to detain her. Longino was charged with resisting arrest, retaliation, harassment and riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the street.
Dallas County Jail Guard Arrested for Having Sexual Encounter With Inmate
A Dallas County Jail Guard was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having a sexual encounter with an inmate. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department would not say exactly what David Cade is accused of doing, but he was been arrested and charged. Cade faces two charges of improper sexual activity with a person in custody. He was released on bond, which was set at $2,500 for each charge.
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Cab Driver’s Body Found Dumped in Denton County
Denton firefighters found the body of a Freedom taxi driver when putting out a grass fire Thursday night. The taxi driver, whose name was not immediately available, was found near State Highway 114 and John Day Road. Police said the man was stabbed several times and his body was partially burned. His van was found abandoned about a mile away. Investigators said they believe the man was robbed and then killed. Police said they are looking for two white men in their early 20s in connection with the slaying. The men got into the victim's taxi near the Dallas bus station and asked to be taken to Wichita Falls, according to the taxi company's records. Video surveillance footage from a nearby convenience store shows one of the men buying beer, police said.
Horses Found Dead on Parker Co. Ranch
Authorities in North Texas are investigating the deaths of 11 horses, possibly from a lack of food and water. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said nine of the 40 horses on the 3,000-acre ranch near Lake Weatherford were found dead Wednesday. Two were euthanized Thursday. Fowler said the owner of the horses leased the land and hired someone to feed and provide water to the horses. Fowler said there was no water and the well was broken. Once the owner found out what happened, he got a veterinarian to the horses and had the well repaired, Fowler said.