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Officer Libby funeral 2 p.m. Saturday

A Memorial Fund has been established at Wells Fargo for the family of McKinney Police Officer John Libby. Donate at any bank branch.

You can donate to the memorial fund for McKinney Police Officer John Libby, who died Monday, May 26 in Frisco after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while he was off-duty. Visit any Wells Fargo bank branch to donate to the John Libby Memorial Fund.

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller: “This weekend we are remembering Officer John Libby who passed away this past week. John was one of our motorcycle officers. He leaves a wife and two young children. A fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank. You can contribute at any branch by donating to the John Libby Memorial Fund. Prayfully consider helping this young family, who have lost a father and husband.”

Visitation: The family of John Libby will receive friends during a visitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway in Allen.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at the Family Worship Center, 5780 Virginia Parkway in McKinney. The procession will go from the Family Worship Center and arrive at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow for a Police Memorial Service.

Libby and his family moved to Princeton, Texas, from New Jersey in 2007. Police said the accident happened on Custer Road and Winding Creek. He was 38. Frisco Police investigators “determined that a white 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee was westbound on South Cotton Ridge in McKinney and attempted to turn southbound onto Custer Road in Frisco. The black 2006 Yamaha XVS1100 motorcycle driven by Libby was traveling northbound on Custer Road and struck the side of the Jeep.” Frisco Fire Department personnel transported the motorcyclist to Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, where he was pronounced dead.

Police statement: “John has honorably served the citizens of McKinney for nearly six faithful years. John’s commitment to his family, community and fellow officers will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Libby family during this difficult time.”

A Benefit for fallen Officer John Libby’s family will be Sicily’s Pizza and Pasta, 1502 West University Drive (Hwy. 380) in McKinney from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17. … One hundred percent of the proceeds that day will be donated to the family. Dine-in only. Donations accepted over the phone on June 17 • 972-542-9365

High speed chase finally ends in Plano

Police chased a speeding female driver in a 1995 Honda Civic as she sped through Ellis, Dallas and Collin Counties before she was stopped minutes ago in Plano and arrested. A 3-year-old and a 5-year-old were in the vehicle and are safe.

Where did it end?
The chase ended in Plano on Spring Creek Parkway after police used “stock sticks” to force her to put on the brakes in a road construction zone on the tollway near the exit at Legacy. She finally pulled over and was arrested.

How did it start? Ellis County officials received info from Navarro County that there was a possible abduction and spotted the car around 3 p.m. In the Dallas and Collin County areas, the chase went up Central Expressway, the George Bush Turnpike, 121 and the Dallas North Tollway.

Shooting in Plano leaves one dead; police arrest 20-year-old man

A 50-year-old Plano man has died after being shot Friday afternoon in the 800 block of 19th and Ave. G.

The dead man found inside the home was identified by police as Ismaell Torres.

A woman (about 20) was also shot and hospitalized. She was in critical condition on Saturday night.

Plano Police charged Edgar Alberto Romo with murder and aggravated assault on Saturday. Romo is being held at the Collin County Detention Center.

Two men charged with murder in shooting at Frisco Walmart

Two suspects have been arrested in the murder of 30-year-old Andre Lang Currier of Frisco, who was found dead Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 8555 Preston Road.

The two suspects, identified as 17-year-old Daniel James Ramsour and 20-year-old Raymond Anthony Washington, both of McKinney, were arrested early this morning in Beaumont, Texas, by the Beaumont Police Department.

Frisco Police Department detectives and Texas Rangers have been tirelessly investigating the shooting since Wednesday night and have conducted a multitude of interviews in order to bring this case to a swift conclusion.

“I’m proud of how hard everyone’s been working as a team to solve this crime,” said Chief Todd Renshaw, “and hope that this will put people at ease who live near where the shooting occurred.”

It is believed that Currier was acquainted with Ramsour and Washington, and may have been involved in a drug transaction at the time of the shooting. Detectives believe that the shooting occurred in the parking lot of Wal-Mart and that both suspects fled in a vehicle from the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

The individual reported to have been in the black Mercedes with the victim and later to have fled on foot from the scene was a friend of Currier’s who was with him at the time of the shooting. His identity will not be released.

Public Information Officers will be available from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at the Frisco Police Department to conduct interviews. No additional information will be available after the interviews until Monday morning.

Ramsour and Washington are being charged with Murder, a First Degree Felony punishable by five to 99 years in prison. For more information on this case, refer to Frisco Police Department CFS# 11-046293.

Man shot dead near new Walmart in Frisco; police hunting suspect

Frisco police said they are investigating a deadly shooting close to the Walmart at Hickory Street and Preston Road. This is the second homicide in the city this year.

Police are searching for a suspect, after a 30-year-old white man was killed.

On Wednesday night, Dallas police were called in and searching for him in the air, and Plano police dogs were also hunting him down.

This is the Walmart that recently opened in Frisco after creating a controversy. Neighbors had protested the store over worries about property values falling and crime coming into their neighborhood.

Here’s what happened: Frisco police say a disturbance was called in around 8 p.m. Wednesday and gunshots were heard on Hickory Street.

Police spotted a black Mercedes that was driving around the store.

The car stopped, a guy jumped out, and he went inside the Walmart. Frisco police closed in on the Mercedes and found another man, who had been injured. This man, estimated to be about 30 years old, was taken to Centennial Medical Center. It was there that he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released his name as of early Thursday morning.

What happened to the guy who ran into the Walmart?
He found a back way out of the store, opened a door, set off an alarm and got away.

There is also a possible second man involved. He was seen running away down Hickory Street.

Know what happened or where suspect is? Call Frisco police at 972-292-6010.

Plano: Two charged in murder of 67-year-old man; bank robbed

On May 26, 2011 at approximately 8:00 a.m., Plano Police Officers responded to a Welfare Concern call in the 7400 block of Alma Drive.

Police found a deceased white male was located with apparent head injuries and transported to the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The deceased has now been identified as Paul W. Halperin, a 67-year-old white male from Plano.

On May 26, 2011, Plano Police Officers arrested Lakeisha Jean McWay (pictured on right), a 19-year-old black female from Dallas, and Shaniqua Shuntay Shelton (pictured at left), an 18-year-old black female from Dallas’ Pleasant Grove in connection with the homicide of Paul Halperin.

Both suspects have been charged with Murder and are being held on $500,000 bond amounts in the Plano City Jail.

This investigation, by the Plano Police CAPERS Unit, is on-going.

Bank robbery

In another crime on May 24, 2011 at approximately 6 p.m., Plano Police Officers responded to a Bank Robbery at the Chase Bank in the 5900 block of West Parker Road.

Upon Officers’ arrival, it was determined that the suspect entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money.

The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect fled the location with an unknown amount of currency.

The suspect is described as a black female, approximately 5-9, in her mid-30s, thin build, and was last seen wearing a purple jacket, white shirt, and a black hat.

If you have any information regarding this offense or the location of the suspect, please call the Plano Police Department Tip Line at 972-941-2148 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 877-373-8477.

Body found in field near Weston; local man charged with murder

A Weston man has been charged with murder after a female’s body was found near Weston by Collin County Sheriff’s office on Thursday.

At 8:07 a.m., the Collin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a man had dragged his girlfriend, and she may be dead.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a female’s body with a rope around her neck in a field off CR 209 near Weston.

Deputies say that 47-year-old Theron Wayne Johnson, 47, of Weston told deputies that the victim placed the rope around her neck and tied it to the vehicle’s bumper.

Johnson was charged with murder at the Collin County Detention Facility. No bond has been set.

The victim has not been identified yet.

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