Daily Police Blotter

Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on June 3, 2009.

Bank Executive Falls to His Death
Fort Worth police are looking into the death of man who plunged 14 stories to his death Tuesday.  Investigators are trying to figure out if Gary Robeson, 57, was pushed or if he jumped to his death from the Carter-Burgess Parking Plaza at about 3 p.m.  Witnesses said they heard a man screaming at the time.  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in 2006 Robeson was the senior vice president of Frost Bank.  Frost Bank has offices in the Carter-Burgess building.  According to the Star-T, investigators believe Robeson may have fallen to his death, though police are treating Robeson's death as a homicide until they determine otherwise.

Kitchen Catches Fire at Dallas Hilton
Dallas Fire-Rescue is looking into an early-morning kitchen fire at the Hilton Garden Inn on the 2300 block of Stemmons Freeway.  The one-alarm fire was reported at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. There were no reported injuries from the fire.

Fort Worth Going After Unpaid Violations
If you have an outstanding ticket in the city of Fort Worth, it's time to make good on your fine or face collection efforts.  At Tuesday's city council meeting, the city approved hiring Fort Worth-based Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson, LLP, to go after scofflaws who are currently in default to the city to the tune of $170 million.  Violations range from speeding tickets to code violations.  All outstanding warrants and unpaid fines are posted on the city's Web site and can be paid online.

Man Rescued From Creek
Something Hernando Botero does at least twice a week nearly cost him his life on Tuesday.  Rescue crews pulled Botero from Big Fossil Creek after he drove across the dam and was swept into the spillway by high water.  Botero was driving across the dam to deliver fertilizer to Diamond Oaks Country Club at the time of the incident.

Two Cops Accused of Assaulting Prisoner
Two Dallas police officers are under investigation after being accused of assaulting a prisoner.  The Dallas Morning News reports that officers Christian Mendoza and Henry Silvestriz were placed on administrative leave after surveillance video from the city's detox center shows the two pushing a prisoner to the ground and then hitting him in the face. Investigators said it doesn't appear the prisoner did anything to provoke the attack.

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