Wednesday, September 16, 2009

City of Lewisville—Police Department
“the place to be"

Week of
September 7, 2009 – September 13, 2009
Theft of Vehicle Rims

At 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, two Dallas men, 32 and 36 years-old, were arrested for theft in the 600 block of Idlewilde Drive. The men were in the process of stealing rims from a Chevrolet Tahoe when a neighbor saw them and notified police. Officer Martinez located the two men. Each man was charged with two counts of theft, which were enhanced to felony offenses due to prior convictions.

Theft of Lawn Mower

On Friday, September 11, at 1:15 a.m., two Home Depot employees saw two men in a pickup truck pulling a cargo trailer pull up to a $3,500 lawn mower. The men cut the chain securing the lawn mower and began loading it in to the trailer. The employees intervened and chased off the thieves. The employees then contacted the Lewisville Police Department. Officer Johnson located the truck and trailer headed southbound on the interstate. He was able to stop the suspects and arrest them for theft. Detective Harvey, during his follow-up investigation, determined that the trailer was stolen the same night from Tractor Supply in Denton. The two suspects, 32 and 41 year-old men of Arlington, were arrested for theft. They face additional charges stemming from the Denton theft.

Fatality Accident

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 13, members of the Lewisville Police and Fire Departments responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 2300 block of North I-35E south bound. A wrecker stopped to assist on an accident was struck from behind by a green Mitsubishi SUV. The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 23 year-old man, was killed in the accident. His passenger a 20 year-old woman suffered serious injuries and was transported by Lewisville ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The driver and passenger in the wrecker suffered minor injuries.
Suspect Charged in Identity Theft

In July 2009, a Lewisville resident reported that an unknown person was using her identifying information fraudulently. The victim realized the crime while completing paperwork for the State. Detective Billy Wilson was assigned the case for investigation. Detective Wilson verified that a person employed in the restaurant industry was using the victim’s social security number. Detective Wilson contacted the corporate office of the restaurant and was able to retrieve the employment records for their employee. The records indicated the employee listed the victim’s social security number as their own. The employee was working in a Jacksonville, Texas restaurant. Detective Wilson and Detective Henley interviewed the suspect in Jacksonville. The suspect admitted to using the social security number. The suspect stated he had purchased a counterfeit social security card at a Dallas bazaar in 1994. The suspect has been charged with Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information.

Stolen Motorcycle Recovered

In October 2008, the victim met a person on craigslist who stated he would repair the victim’s motorcycle. The victim gave the suspect the motorcycle to repair. The victim stated that after a period the suspect did not return any of his phone calls or emails about the status of the repairs. The victim said he located a listing on craigslist and it appeared the suspect had attempted to sell his motorcycle. Detective Scott Kelly was able to make contact with the suspect who stated that he still had the motorcycle. Detective Kelly recovered the motorcycle and returned it to the victim. Detective Kelly continues to investigate this case.
Suicidal Subject - 625 E. Vista Ridge Mall Drive

We all know how serious a threat of suicide is, but a threat by a police officer has drastic ramifications for the officer, his family, and our law enforcement community. In the early morning hours of September 11, a lot of us did a good job of resolving the threat so that no one was hurt. Dispatcher Rindy Schutz answered the 911 call from the wife of the suicidal Dallas Officer and over a 10 minute period, handled the call in a professional, calm, and empathetic manner. The questions she asked, the information she obtained, and the speed in which she updated the patrol officers contributed to the positive outcome. Great Job Rindy!

Personnel Openings:

Patrol: 3 CSO: 1 Property & Evidence Tech: 0
Public Safety Dispatcher: 1 Dispatch Supervisor: 1 Call-Taker: 1

Thank you for your interest in Lewisville, TX
151 W. Church Street
972-219-3400 - Phone
972-219-3410 - Fax

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