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Police: Dallas shooting suspect had troubled past

DALLAS (AP) – Authorities in Texas and Utah say a former Utah state trooper suspected in a series of rush-hour shootings near Dallas had an addiction to painkillers, and he was wanted in connection with a recent robbery.

Dallas police think 37-year-old Brian Smith was responsible for at least one shooting death. They won’t talk about a similar killing in nearby Garland, which is out of their jurisdiction. Police say Smith fits the description of the man they were looking for.

Smith is on life support at a Dallas hospital after authorities say he shot himself in the head following a brief stand-off early yesterday.  Full story HERE

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December 24, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Search continues for gunman who killed 2 in evening rush hour

Authorities continued their search today for a gunman in a pickup who fatally shot two drivers and injured a third on roads in northeast Dallas and Garland.

Police were investigating four incidents Monday after the first fatal shooting was reported about 5:40 p.m. in Garland just north of LBJ Freeway.   More Here

December 23, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , , , | Leave a comment

Suspicious White Powder Letters Received Around the United States

From FBI.gov

Since Monday, December 8, letters containing a note and suspicious white powder have been received by the offices of more than 40 governors across the country. Additional letters have been received at several U.S. Embassies overseas, said Robert E. Casey, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Dallas FBI.

The white powder in each of these letters has been field screened and the tests have met with negative results. The powder has been forwarded to local laboratories for further testing. The FBI has contacted the governors’ offices and State Department to be on the lookout for additional letters.

To date, all letters have been postmarked from Texas. These letters are all similar in nature.

Sending a hoax letter is serious and can have severe consequences. This is a great drain on each city’s response teams.

This investigation is being conducted by the Dallas office of the FBI and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).

Anyone with information on who may be sending these letters is requested to contact the FBI, USPIS, or local law enforcement.

If you receive a letter, please notify the FBI and your local authorities. Information on how to handle a suspicious package can be found on www.fbi.gov

December 17, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Homeland Security | , , , | 1 Comment

Attention North Texas Gun Owners!

An important announcement from our friends at TexasFred.net:

We’re inviting local all Dallas-area gun owners to join us on Saturday, December 6th.

We’re going to get together, get to know each other, get some chow in our bellies and get to enjoying some of our favorite toys while exercising some of our favorite constitutional rights. (Please note: range fees are on each individual.)

Please JOIN US and please HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

We’ll be there from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Feel free to come by whenever you like between those hours.

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Targetmaster
Street: 1717 S. Jupiter Road
City/Town: Garland, TX

Hope all our North Texas readers will have an opportunity to join the gathering!  I can think of no better way to spend an afternoon than good food, friends and shooting stuff….

November 30, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, Misc., trucking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

City starts to enforce anti-idling ordinance

Dallas began enforcing its new anti-idling ordinance this week, an initiative intended to improve air quality in the city by fining truckers found to be idling excessively.

The city issued 11 tickets Thursday, the day the ordinance went into effect.

Passed last May by the City Council, the law prohibits trucks weighing more than 14,000 pounds from sitting still with their engines running for more than five minutes within the city limits. It will be enforced during the state’s ozone season, April 1 to Oct. 31.

The Class C misdemeanor carries a $350 fine.

The city is asking anyone who sees a vehicle violating the ordinance to call 311 and report the license plate number. From the Dallas Morning News

I don’t know if the brain surgeons who thought this law up are aware of it, but truckers live and work out of their trucks. Perhaps the city should turn off their air conditioners in the Texas heat for awhile and see just how great of an idea it is. Just another way to get money out of the pockets of already cash-strapped truckers.
RTaylor

May 7, 2008 Posted by | trucking | , , | Leave a comment

Man Suspected In Trucker’s Murder

Detectives were inches away from arresting this man for the murder of a semi-truck driver earlier this week. But he slipped through their fingers, and now they say not only is he on the loose in the North Texas area, he’s also armed and dangerous.

24-year-old Roshoddrick Thomas has a warrant out for his arrest. Police say he’s responsible for the shooting death of 30-year-old Matthew Moore.

The victim was discovered slumped over the wheel of a big rig cab that was running and parked on the side of the road at Toler Street and Metker Drive in Irving on Monday morning.

With the help of U.S. Marshals, Irving police managed to track down Thomas to an address in Tyler overnight. But just after midnight on Thursday morning, he got away before they could arrest him.

Investigators believe he is in the DFW area, and are asking anyone who sees him to immediately call police.  From MyFoxDallas

May 1, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , , , | 3 Comments

Ga. police bust human smuggling ring

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — For the second time in a month, a routine police traffic stop on I-85 has led police to the discovery of human smuggling.

On Monday, Gwinnett police officers stopped a 2001 Chevrolet van with Texas license plates traveling north on I-85 at Buford Drive because its windows were tinted darker than the legal limit.

The driver allegedly had a suspended license, but that was the least of his problems.  More from Police One

His “problem”?  He had 19 illegal aliens stuffed in his van.  The men, women and children were being smuggled from Dallas to New York.  All were taken into custody.

RTaylor

March 21, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, illegal immigration | , , , | Leave a comment