Daily Police Blotter

Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on May 26, 2009.

Crash Leaves Man Critically Injured, Engine in River
A violent crash in Dallas Tuesday morning left a man in critical condition and his car's engine in the Trinity River.  Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived at Mockingbird Lane and found the car crashed and a man lying in the road.  Accident investigators suspect the man struck a concrete barrier and was thrown from the car. Officials said the force of the one-car crash was so great that the engine flew out and into the Trinity River.

Man Shot After Answering Door
Early Tuesday morning Dallas police said one man was shot on the 5100 block of Echo Avenue.  The man was transported to Baylor Medical Center in serious condition and is expected to recover.  Police said the man and a woman were in the home when someone knocked on the door.  When the man answered the door, two armed men entred and shot the man.  The victim was able to escape by diving through a window.  There were no reports of other injuries and officers have not revealed a motive.

Man Gunned Down at Dairy Queen
A 28-year-old man is dead after being shot multiple times in North Dallas Monday night.  The shooting took place at a Dairy Queen on Rosemeade and Marsh Lane at about 7:30 p.m.  Investigators said an arguement between two men sparked the shooting. Police are talking to witnesses but have made no arrests.  Investigators said they are looking for four people who may be connected to the shooting.

Mesquite Warns of Purse Snatcher
Police in Mesquite are alerting women after a recent rash of purse snatchings.  Police said a man is targeting older women in the parking lots of grocery stores.  In two of the attacks, the victim's credit cards were used in the Balch Springs area within minutes of being stolen.

Officer's Gun Stolen From Car
Dallas police officer Tarviant Campbell's gun stolen was stolen from a vehicle at about 7 p.m. Sunday. Investigators said someone broke through the front passenger window and stole a black duffel bag containing the gun, a SIG Sauer P226, 16 rounds of ammuntion and her police uniform pants. Campbell's vehicle was parked along Northwest Highway at the time of the theft.

Dallas County Announces Another DNA Exoneration
A 47-year-old who has been behind bars for more than two decades is set to become the latest wrongfully convicted inmate cleared through DNA testing in Dallas County, the nation's leading county in DNA exonerations, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said Tuesday. A hearing is set Wednesday for post-conviction DNA test results for Jerry Lee Evans to be entered in court. Watkins said that earlier this month DNA results proved Evans' innocence of the 1986 aggravated sexual assault. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.

Man Suspected in Ex-Girlfriend's Shooting Death Turns Himself In
A man accused of killing his former girlfriend at a Como convenience store surrendered to police Tuesday morning, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Fort Worth police said Jackie Lee Bibbs, 40, followed Candalin Daniels into the Sunny Food Mart at 4806 Horne St. and shot her several times. Bibbs is also accused of pistol-whipping Daniels' 11-year-old son in her home before the shooting. Click here to read this story at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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