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DPD Beat 2018-04-21 16:09:59

Updated on April 21, 2018 at 3:37 p.m.

Ms. Sarah Barnes has been located and is safe with family.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Sarah Barnes.  Ms. Barnes was last seen on April 21, 2018 at about 9:00 a.m. in the 3200 block of Simpson Stuart.  She is driving a black 2011 Ford Escape with an unknown Mississippi license plate and a silver front eastern star plate.  Ms. Barnes has dementia and may need medical care.

She is described as a 71-year-old Black female with gray hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’4” tall, weighs 160 pounds, and was last seen wearing a green tank top with a purple jacket, green pants, and white Fila tennis shoes.

If anyone knows the location of Sarah Barnes, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


DPD Beat 2018-04-21 11:02:21

On April 20, 2018 at approximately 8:50 p.m., the victim, Juan Cruz, a Latin male 36-years-old, was shot one time in the torso at 600 Edgedale Drive. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries. Dallas Police responded, including the Homicide Unit. Through the course of the investigation, Dylan Taylor, a black male 20-years-old, was identified as the suspect who shot the victim. An arrest warrant was obtained and executed by the SWAT Unit, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was taken to the Dallas Police Homicide Unit to be interviewed and, after being provided with his Miranda rights, subsequently invoked his right to remain silent.

Anyone with information regarding this offense should contact Detective Parker at 214-671-3630 or Edward.parker@dallascityhall.com.

Please see probable cause affidavit below.

 


DPD Beat 2018-04-21 02:47:15

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Barbara Ann Dupree.  Mrs. Dupree was last seen on April 20, 2018 at about 3:00 p.m. in the 3000 block of Redmond Drive.  She has dementia and may need medical care.

She is described as a 79-year-old Black female with brown hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’6” tall, weighs 110 pounds, and was last seen wearing a purple hoodie, black silk pajamas brown bandana and black Nike shoes.

If anyone knows the location of Barbara Dupree, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing Child – Jeremiah Modester

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Jeremiah Modester.  Mr. Modester was last seen on April 20, 2018 at about 11:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Maryland Avenue.  He may be danger to himself.

 

He is described as a 12-year-old Black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’6” tall, weighs 135 pounds, and was last seen wearing an orange shirt, white and red jacket with hood, silver and white Nike shoes.

If anyone knows the location of Jeremiah Modester, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Thief Caught on Video Taking iPhones from Boost Mobile

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect seen in this surveillance video. On April 11, 2018 at approximately 1:20 p.m., the suspect entered the Boost Mobile Store located in the 7000 block of Military Parkway and asked to see two Apple iPhones valued at $1,249.98. After the phones were placed on the register counter by an employee, the suspect grabbed the phones and fled the store on foot. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 075713-2018.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective French with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Assault in Deep Ellum

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at about 1:50 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a disturbance call in the 2700 block of Canton Street. The victim and the suspect, who were in a dating relationship, were involved in a physical altercation. The suspect struck the victim multiple times on her head and face with his fists. The suspect then threw the victim to the ground before getting into his vehicle. The victim got into the vehicle with the suspect where he continued to assault her by placing both of his hands around the victim’s neck and strangling her for approximately 7 seconds. The victim got out of the vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle and ran after the victim, shoved her against a brick wall, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The victim suffered a laceration to the back of her head, scrapes on her knees and a chipped tooth from the assault. 

The suspect left the location before responding officers arrived. Domestic Violence detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, identified as Jarod Broussard, Black male 36-years-old. He was taken into custody by the Fugitive Unit and taken to Lew Sterrett Jail.

 


Officer of the Month April 2018 – Senior Corporal James Songer

On April 19, 2018, Senior Corporal James Songer received the Officer of the Month Award for April 2018 from the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee at a luncheon hosted by the Dal-Cliff Wynnewood Lions Club.

Senior Corporal Songer is currently assigned as the Neighborhood Patrol Officer for the Central Business District. Senior Corporal Songer is tasked with providing valuable crime statistic information via crime watch meetings. He also provides various police services in the Central Business District. Corporal Songer has been recognized for an outstanding level of service from such businesses and organizations as Bank of America, Downtown Dallas Inc., and The Camden Farmers Market Association. Lieutenant Rick Rivas stated, “Senior Corporal Songer does an exemplary job of facilitating the working relationship with our downtown stakeholders. His social media presence and proactive community engagement allows him to understand and effectively address the needs of the downtown constituency.”  Sergeant Gonzalez said, “Senior Corporal Songer serves as the front-line liaison between the Dallas Police Department and the Central Business District. Corporal Songer’s regular email notifications concerning significant offenses and the latest crime statistics to stakeholders help establish a culture of transparency for the department and facilitate the much-needed two-way dialogue with the community we serve.”

Congratulations Senior Corporal Songer! 



Critical Missing Person – Bobbie Smith Manns

Update On April 19, 2018 at 12:30 a.m.

Mrs. Manns has been located and is safe with family.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Bobbie Smith Manns.  Mrs. Manns was last seen on April 18, 2018 at about 3:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of Commerce Street.  She is elderly and suffers from dementia.

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She is described as a 76-year-old Black female with brown hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’8” tall, weighs 280 pounds, and was last seen wearing a brown shirt and dark green pants.

If anyone knows the location of Marlene Williams, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing Person – Roy Bernard Hart

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Roy Bernard Hart.

On April 17, 2018, at about 11:30 a.m., Mr. Roy Hart was last seen walking on foot at 3100 Martin Luther King Blvd. Mr. Hart is a 29 year-old Black male, standing at around 6 feet tall, weighs 180 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with blue jeans and purple and green shoes. Mr. Roy Hart may appear to be a danger to himself or others. 

If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact 9-1-1, or the Missing Person’s Unit at (214) 671-4268.


Critical Missing Person Natasia Estelle

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Natasia Estelle.  On April 14, 2018, Ms. Estelle made statements about wanting to harm herself and others. Ms. Estelle was last seen on April 16, 2018 leaving on foot from 7777 Forest Ln, Medical City Hospital. Ms. Estelle may be a danger to herself and others.

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She is described as a 19-year-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’5” tall, weighs 125 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white tank top, denim jacket and black pants.

If anyone knows the location of Natasia Estelle, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing Person Tania Robinson

Update 4/14/2018 @ 10:20 pm: Critical Missing Person Tania Robinson has been located and is safe in Houston.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistants in locating Critical Missing Person Tania Robinson.  On April 13, 2018, around 4 p.m., Ms. Robinson left the hospital in the 3500 block of Gaston Avenue heading to Van, Texas driving a white 2008 Ford Escape, Texas LP# FLC-9643.

Ms. Tania Robinson is described as a 52 year old White female, 4’11” 300 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you see Ms. Robinson or know of her whereabouts, please call 911 or contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.


Academy Class #357 Graduates

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The Dallas Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Academy Class #357. The class started the academy on July 26, 2017. Twenty-six brave young men and women, some of whom were born and raised in the Dallas area, answered the call to serve the City of Dallas. In spite of the current challenges facing law enforcement officers, the recruits completed the arduous nine month training academy to earn the title of Dallas Police Officer. The graduation marks only the beginning of their journey as the officer’s head to their new duty assignments at the patrol stations to begin field training and working to keep the City of Dallas safe. Congratulations Class 357 and always remember “Our excellence begins with you”.

~CA


Critical Missing Person- Leticia Chico

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Leticia Chico.

On April 12, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Ms. Leticia Chico was last seen on foot in the 4100 block of Gentry Dr. Leticia is a 36 year-old Latin female, she is about 5 feet tall weighs 115 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white and beige long sleeve shirt with hearts on the sleeve and flower pants. Ms. Chico may be confused and in need of assistance.

If you see this person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.


Burglary Suspects’ Identities Sought

On January 14, 2018 at approximately 5:00 a.m., the suspects forced entry into the Oportun Loans located at 2959 S. Buckner Blvd., and attempted to break into the safe. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 009900-2018. Approximately ten minutes later the same suspects broke into a second Oportun Loans located at 10325 Lake June Rd., and attempted a second safe burglary. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 009903-2018. The suspect vehicle used in these offenses is a white four door sedan, possibly a white Chrysler 300.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the burglary suspects seen in this surveillance video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to call Detective T. French #9182 with the Dallas Police Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112.

 

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Help Needed to Identify Person of Interest

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On April 1, 2018, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 4300 S. Malcolm X Boulevard regarding a shooting.  The victim, Brandon Chew, a black male 34-years-old was shot and transported to an area hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries.  Detectives are attempting to identify and locate a person of interest who was seen talking to the victim moments before he was killed.  After the shooting, witnesses observed this individual attempting to enter a white Chevrolet Suburban with a Texas paper dealer’s tag that was parked nearby. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense or the identity of this person of interest, is encouraged to contact Detective Eric Barnes at 214-671-3480 or eric.barnes@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to report #67791-2018.    

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Theodore Roosevelt Award Ceremony 2018

Each year the Theodore Roosevelt Association recognizes a Dallas Police Officer who has overcome a life threatening injury, illness, or other overwhelming obstacles and who demonstrates exceptional courage, determination, and perseverance while overcoming adversity and ultimately returning to serve with the department. This year, Officer Zacharie Perez has been awarded the 20th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Award. 

On August 20, 2017, Officer Zacharie Perez, a four-year officer of the Dallas Police Department, was involved in a major accident while responding to a call for service. The driver of the other vehicle was subsequently charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Due to the accident, Officer Perez sustained a series of injuries which included; four skull fractures, a brain hemorrhage, a concussion, and multiple abrasions. Officer Perez also suffered short-term memory loss and loss of cognitive skills from his head injuries. Officer Perez was released from the hospital several days after being admitted. Officer Perez began cognitive and physical therapy soon after the accident and worked diligently so that he could return to work earlier than expected.

In early December of 2017, Officer Perez returned to full duty at the Northeast Patrol Division. His ability to return to work after such a devastating accident has earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow officers. Officer Perez continues to perform his job at an exceptional level following a remarkable recovery.

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Critical Missing Person Andrew Huerta

Update 4/12/18 @ 5:00 P.M.:  Critical Missing Person Andrew Huerta has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Andrew Huerta.  On April 11, 2918, at about 10:30 p.m., Andrew was last seen in the 900 block of Sedgemoor Avenue.  He is a danger to himself and others.

Andrew is described as a Latino male 19 years old.  He is 4’11 and weighs approximately 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and green Nike sweat pants.

If you have seen Andrew or know of his whereabouts, please contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268 or call 9-1-1.


National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2018

Did you know that just last week our 911 call takers received 36,339 calls? And last year they answered a total of 1,983,906 calls! 

These are just some of the many reasons the second week of April is recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  During this week, public safety telecommunicators from across the country are honored for their service to the communities and public safety departments in which they work. 

The Dallas Police Department is very proud of our call takers and dispatchers who are often the lifeline between the community and officers. These heroes stay calm in the most chaotic situations and bring comfort to those in need of help. The Dallas Police Department would like to say thank you to all of our call takers and dispatchers.  We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication. 

 


Fatality Accident on Canada Drive

On April 10, 2018, at approximately 7:21 p.m., Dallas police responded to a major accident at the 1400 Block of Canada Drive. Upon arrival officers discovered two vehicles and four victims at the scene. All victims were transported to an area hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue. The Victim’s Shamyia Walton, a Black female 36-years old and Thois Hutchinson, a Black male 62 years old were pronounced deceased.

Detectives determined that victim Walton intentionally drove East Bound into the West bound lane of 1400 Canada Drive colliding her vehicle into the vehicle occupied by victim Hutchinson and his spouse.


K-9 & Central Patrol Division “Chief on the Beat”

On Saturday April 7, 2018, the K-9 and Central Patrol Division hosted it’s very own ”Chief on the Beat” Health and Safety Fair. However, this one had a twist. This edition included your doggies as special guests.  People lined the front entrance to get free rabies vaccinations for their pups. On the inside there was live music, line dancing, and health care providers introducing and providing services all for free for those in attendance. Please enjoy the posted photos from this weekend’s event.

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“Chief on the Beat” is one of the most successful community engagement events for the Dallas Police Department. If you would like to attend our next event please follow us @DallasPD on Twitter for future “Chief on the Beat” information.

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Homicide on Rothington Road

Update: April 18, 2018

As a result of the investigation, Ronny Nikile Robinson, a black male 19-years-old was identified as the suspect who killed Ophfesious Fields Jr. and stole his backpack at 8000 Rothington Road.  On April 18, 2018, with the help of the Dallas Fugitive Unit, Robinson was arrested and transported to the Dallas Police Homicide Unit to be interviewed.  Robinson was read his Miranda rights and invoked his right to remain silent by requesting an attorney.  Robinson was placed in jail for capital murder with a $500,000.00 bond.    

Please see the probable cause affidavit below.

 

 

On April 8, 2018, at approximately 8:17 p.m., Dallas Police responded to the 8000 block of Rothington Road regarding a shooting.  The victim, an unidentified Black male, was shot and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective McDaniel at 214-671-4236 or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to case  number 73620-2018. 

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Critical Missing Jeanette Virginia Murillo

Updated April 9, 2018 at 1:20 p.m.:

Jeanette Murillo has been located and is safe. 

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing 18-year-old female.

Critical Missing: Jeanette Virginia Murillo

Critical Missing: Jeanette Virginia Murillo

On April 8, 2018, at about 10:00 p.m., Jeanette Murillo was last seen in the 11000 block of Visalia Drive. Jeanette Murillo is a Hispanic female 18 years old. She is 4’11 inches tall, weighs 98 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Jeanette was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and an unknown colored shirt. Jeanette Murillo made threats to harm herself and could be in danger.

If you see Jeanette Murillo please contact 911 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Operation Blue Shield 5K/10K – 2018

On Saturday April 7, 2018, Operation Blue Shield hosted a 5k/10k race through the streets of Downtown Dallas. The race began in front of city hall and included first responders, community leaders, and children. During the races participants from all walks of life ran side by side in unity.

Operation Blue Shield  funds and promotes programs which brings citizens, local businesses, city and state government officials, and first responders together to engage in open and constructive dialogue. The increased dialogue through  organized activities helps create safe and secure neighborhoods. 

The 5K and 10K run is just one of the many ways Operation Blue Shield impacts our community.

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Homicide Investigation – 500 Early Dawn Trail

On April 6, 2018, at approximately 9:50 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at 500 Early Dawn Trail.  The victim, Adan Carbajal, a Latin male 31-years-old, was shot multiple times and died as a result of his injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers, #7157 at (214) 671-3647 or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Critical Missing Aniya Brewer – 6 Years Old

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing 6-year-old female.

 

Critical Missing Aniya Brewer

Critical Missing Aniya Brewer

On April 6, 2018, Aniya Brewer was last seen about 3:00 pm, walking from school in the 3000 block of Tips Boulevard, heading towards the 3500 block of East Overton Road. Aniya is a black female 6 years old. She is 4 feet tall, weighs 70 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Aniya was last seen wearing a pink jacket, pink and white tennis shoes, and a white school uniform type dress.

 If anyone has information or locates  Aniya Brewer, please call 911 or the Dallas Police Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing Robert Lee Henderson-84 Years Old

On April 6, 2018, at about 7:00 A.M., Robert Lee Henderson was last seen on foot leaving the 3400 block of Great Trinity Forest Way. Mr. Henderson is a Black male 84 years old. He is 5’10, weighs 155 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. Mr Henderson was last seen wearing a black jacket and possibly wearing khaki pants. It is believed Mr. Henderson may be confused and in need of assistance.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Henderson are asked to contact the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.

 

 


Please Help Identify Skimming Suspect

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The Dallas Police Department Financial Crimes Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the above person of interest.

On April 1, 2018, the above person of interest entered the QT convenience store located in the 5900 block of W. Davis Street in Dallas and in seconds placed a skimming device on the front of the ATM machine. This device gathers credit card/debit card numbers along with pin numbers. The suspect was seen leaving the location in a newer model silver Ford F150, with an unknown license plate.

If you have any information contact the Financial Crimes Unit, Detective Morris #7224 at 214/671-3506 and reference case # 068709-2018.

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Endangered Child: Jennifer Mejia

Jennifer “Vanessa” Mejia

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jennifer Mejia.

Jennifer Mejia, who also goes by Vanessa Mejia is a juvenile female who was reported as an Endangered Child to Child Protective Services (CPS). Information from CPS indicated the child came from Honduras about a month ago and she is in the company of her father, Felipe Mejia. According to a witness, the child may be somewhere in San Antonio or in the North Texas area.

Jennifer is a 13 year-old Latin female, she is 4’11” weighs 100 lbs., she has black hair and brown eyes. 

If you have any information regarding Jennifer’s location or if you have come in contact with her, please contact a detective with the Dallas Police Department’s High Risk Victims & Trafficking Unit.

Detective J. Ortiz: 469-226-9699

Detective M. McMurray: 214-502-7271

Sgt. R. Sigala: 214-725-0044. 


Community Awareness: Attempted Kidnapping

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at around 4:50 p.m. a 14 year-old female was walking home from a bus stop in the 8500 block of Cadenza Lane, when a green minivan stopped and a Latin male suspect exited the vehicle. The  suspect grabbed the female and attempted to pull her into the van. The female was able to run away and the suspect left in an unknown direction. The female victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a Latin male, between the ages of 25-35 years of age, he is about 6 feet tall, has black hair in a box shape with brown eyes. The suspect was seen wearing a white shirt, light colored blue jeans and dirty black work boots. The suspect walked as if he was bowlegged and the minivan had a ladder on top. 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating this suspect. If anyone observed this incident, please call Detective J. Morgan at 214-671-4313.

 

 


Suspect In Sexual Assault at 4500 S. Lancaster Road – Arrested

On March 4, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., a 20-year-old female reported to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police that she had been sexually assaulted in a portable building located on the VA Hospital property located at 4500 S. Lancaster Road.  Dallas Police assisted U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police with the follow-up investigation, and Zachariah Duntay Smith (Black male 24 years old) was identified as the suspect who committed this offense.  An arrest warrant was obtained.  On April 4, 2018, members of the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit apprehended Suspect Smith. Zachariah D. Smith is currently at Lew Sterrett Jail on a $25,000 bond, charged with Sex Assault. Suspect Smith has prior arrests for Theft and Possession of Marijuana.


HIGH RISK VICTIM

Jennifer “Vanessa” Mejia

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jennifer Mejia.

Jennifer Mejia, who also goes by Vanessa Mejia is a juvenile female who was reported as a possible Child Sex Trafficking Victim to Child Protective Services (CPS). Information from CPS indicated the child came from Honduras about a month ago and she is in the company of her father, Felipe Mejia, who may be selling her for sex. Dallas Police Detectives spoke to two possible suspects who later fled the Dallas area. According to a witness, the child may be somewhere in San Antonio or in the North Texas area.

Jennifer is a 13 year-old Latin female, she is 4’11” weighs 100 lbs., she has black hair and brown eyes. 

If you have any information regarding Jennifer’s location or if you have come in contact with her, please contact a detective with the Dallas Police Department’s High Risk Victims & Trafficking Unit.

Detective J. Ortiz: 469-226-9699

Detective M. McMurray: 214-502-7271

Sgt. R. Sigala: 214-725-0044. 


Glen Wash & Dry Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the burglary suspect seen in this image taken from the surveillance video.

On March 18, 2018, at approximately 4:00 am, the suspect forced his way into the Glen Wash and Dry located at 2902 S. Buckner Blvd. The suspect was targeting change from candy and game machines. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 057021-2018. 

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective French of the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112.

 


Motor Vehicle Assault

On March 30, 2018 at approximately 7:20 PM, the victim and her boyfriend were involved in a vehicle accident at 8300 Clark Road in Dallas with an unknown suspect. The victim exited her vehicle to exchange identifying information with the suspect, but the suspect tried to flee the accident. The victim was in the path of the fleeing vehicle and became trapped on the hood as it drove off. The victim was carried approximately one mile at high speeds before she fell from the vehicle near the intersection of Clark Road and Spur 408. The victim suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the fall.

The suspect is described as a Black female approximately 18-25 years old and was driving a white sports-utility-vehicle, possible a Mazda or Nissan.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the assistance of the public in identifying the suspect, or the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this offense should contact Detective Gamez with the Assault Unit at (214) 671-3614 or patricia.gamez@dallascityhall.com.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at:  (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Critical Missing Ra Qwuan Warren

Critical Missing Ra Qwuan Warren

Critical Missing Ra Qwuan Warren

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a critical missing male.

On April 2, 2018,  it was reported that Ra Qwuan Warren could not be located by his friends and family. Ra Qwuan is described as a Black male 22 years old. He is 6’0’’ tall, weighs 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  It has been determined Mr. Warren may be a danger to himself and needs to be located.

If anyone has information regarding Ra Qwuan Warren, please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Person Unit at 214-671-4268.


Help Locate Assault Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in this case. 

On Monday, March 26, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the suspect (pictured below) entered the Sassy Beauty Supply, located at 3632 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX 75287, and assaulted the victim by punching and kicking her. After the assault, the suspect fled the location in a black Nissan sedan with temporary tags.

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The suspect is described as 25-35 years-old Black female with blonde hair.  She is 5’6” tall, weighs 150 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts and white tennis shoes.

If you have any additional information or possibly came into contact with the suspect, please contact Detective C. Sanders #6641, (214) 671-3604 at the Dallas Police Department Assaults Unit.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at:  (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 


Critical Missing Person – Brionna Granger

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Brionna Darshel Granger.  Ms. Granger was last seen on April 2, 2018, at about 12:40 p.m. in the 9800 block of Brockbank Drive.  She may  in be danger and threatening suicide.

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She is described as a 22-year-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 4’11” tall, weighs 110 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black jacket, white shirt and blue jeans.

If anyone knows the location of Brionna Granger, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Great Arrest on a Good Friday

On March 30, 2018, at about 12 noon, Dallas officers responded to an Aggravated Robbery call in the 900 block of E. 8th Street.  When officers arrived at the location, they came in contact with a known suspect that matched the description given by the victim.  As the officers approached the suspect for questioning,  the suspect began running in an attempt to elude the officers. 

The suspect was eventually cornered a short distance away and began wielding a large knife while saying he was not going to comply with officers’ instructions.  The officers, understanding that they were now faced with a lethal situation, continued giving loud verbal commands for the suspect to drop the knife.  However, the suspect continued to keep the officers at bay with his knife.  The officers, showing restraint, made several more verbal attempts to get the suspect to drop the knife and resolve the incident peacefully.  In the meantime, one of the officers deployed a 40 mm stinger, which is a less lethal weapon system designed to fire sponge rounds.  When the suspect refused to dropped the knife, the officer fired the stinger toward the suspect causing him to drop the knife.  However, the suspect still refused to surrender or comply with the officers’ commands.  The officers then used a taser on the suspect, but it had no affect.  The officers eventually closed in on the suspect and were able to place him under arrest without any injury to the suspect or officers.  The suspect, Diondrick Davis B/m/19, was charged with Aggravated Robbery. 

The officers are to be commended for their excellent work in deescalating a volatile situation resulting in a Felony arrest and no injuries to the suspect or officers.  


Critical Missing- Elsie Bufford

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Elsie Bufford. 

On Sunday, April 1, 2018 Elsie Bufford left her residence with a known friend and has not been heard from since. Ms. Bufford is  a 93 year old Black female, she is 5’ 11 weighs  175 lbs., has gray hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a brown and black shirt. Ms. Bufford suffers from congestive heart failure and may be in need of medical assistance.

 If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268. 


Critical Missing Person – Xander Woodson

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Xander Woodson.  On March 30, 2018, at 8:01 a.m., Xander was seen leaving the 4600 block of Lafayette Street with his 12 year old sister, Bryanna Gadlin.  Bryanna is a Runaway.

Xander is described as a Black male 4 years old, 3’0” in height and weighing 30 pounds.  He has black hair with brown eyes.  Xander was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue shirt, light brown shoes, and carrying a black and red bobcat football backpack.  He was not wearing his glasses when he left.

If anyone locate Xander, please contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268 or 9-1-1.


Community Awareness Bulletin – Robbery at 7-11 on W. 9TH Street

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the 7-11 located at 825 W. 9th Street was robbed at gun point. During the commission of the robbery the suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money before fleeing on foot. The suspect is described as a Black male, between 15-17 years of age, and armed with a black handgun. He was seen wearing a gray or white jacket with the hood over his head, a black mask, khaki shorts and white tennis shoes. 

In the last few days the same suspect has been involved in several other business robberies to include another 7-11 located at 2802 N. Fitzhugh Avenue.   

The Dallas Police Department asks that all citizens remain vigilant of their surroundings. If anyone has any information about this offense or any similar offenses, please contact Detective Lacy of the Criminal Investigations Division at 214-671-3636 or email at daniel.lacy@dpd.dallascityhall.com.

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

~CA


Suspect Arrested for Murder on Serenade Lane

On March 28, 2018, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 1245 Serenade Lane. Upon officers arrival, they discovered the victim, Grace Mathis, a 63-year-old Black female, deceased from a gunshot wound.

The suspect, Willie Elder, a 78-year old Black male, was taken into custody at the scene. The murder weapon was recovered at the scene by officers. The suspect was placed in jail for murder with a $250,000.00 bond.


Dallas Regional Chamber Sets Out to Create Innovation Economy Roadmap, Releases Regional “Innovation Scorecard”

Collaborators include Accenture, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and SMU

DALLAS – The Dallas Regional Chamber has teamed with Accenture, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and SMU to launch a new regional study to build a strategy to accelerate the growth of North Texas’ innovation economy and strengthen its reputation as a hub for innovation. The goal of this comprehensive, multi-stakeholder study is to better understand the state of the innovation climate in the DFW Region and to identify recommendations for attracting more capital investment; shoring up research and development collaboration among universities and the public and private sectors; and facilitating local start up activity.

“Innovation is one of the most important driving force for regional economic growth and for keeping our market resilient during down times,” said Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “We already have a roster of innovation-focused global companies headquartered here across a diverse set of industries, top notch universities producing highly skilled graduates, and a growing community of cutting-edge and creative entrepreneurs. This study will look at what we can do collaboratively to become a recognized hub for innovation on a global scale.”

The announcement of the study was marked by the release of the inaugural DFW Region Innovation Scorecard, which compiles global rankings to create a snapshot of how experts perceive the DFW Region as a center of innovation excellence. Benchmarking the region against global peer markets,
the scorecard serves as a barometer of the DFW Region’s standing and ability to generate and adapt to continuous innovation.

The main takeaway from this initial scorecard is that the DFW Region is in a position of strength across many indicators. It also identifies areas where we can most efficiently improve against peer major metros. Other key findings include:

  • In terms of overall innovation readiness, Dallas outperformed New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, ranking #3 in Milken’s Best Performing Cities list of which metros offer the greatest opportunities for prosperity and innovation
  • Dallas ranks well against other top global cities in Dell’s Future Ready Cities, charting ahead of global powerhouses Munich, Beijing, and Hong Kong
  • Dallas performs well against other U.S. cities in the Kauffman Indexes, ranking 11th as a market for startups and 10th as a market got entrepreneurship growth.
  • In the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation that Matters report, which examines the
    health of startup communities in the country, Dallas ranks 7th, ahead of Seattle and New
    York City – and jumping up 12 spots from 2016
  • CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, two global commercial real estate firms, evaluate tech
    cities across measures of talent, community support, and nurturing. Dallas ranked 10th and
    21st respectively.

The scorecard serves as a first step in the process to better understand and encourage the ongoing development of the DFW Region’s innovation economy.

In collaboration with Accenture and working closely with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and SMU, the study is designed to identify opportunities to develop the DFW Region’s innovation ecosystem and will include a survey of local business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics, researchers, nonprofit leaders and venture capitalists across North Texas, as well as learnings from the development paths of other cities.

“For our clients in North Texas, innovation is an imperative to compete, transform and drive growth in today’s digital economy,” said Jorge Corral, Accenture’s Dallas office managing director. “We are excited to team with a wide spectrum of Dallas-Fort Worth leaders to define actionable ways to
elevate our community as a global hub for innovation.”

“Innovation is the key to opportunity, and the opportunities Dallas provides are major factors in bringing ambitious, talented students to SMU from all over the world,” said SMU Provost Steven C. Currall. “The ‘wildcatter’ spirit still lives here among people who think a good idea is always worth
pursuing. We look forward to how this survey can help support the connections between SMU research and commercial investment.”

“Innovation is expanding rapidly across North Texas, sparking the development of new solutions to complex community challenges,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “United Way is proud to partner with corporate, civic,
education, and community leaders to embrace and encourage pioneering approaches to building a better future for us all.”

The study will be conducted through June 2018. Results and analysis from the full report will be released by the Dallas Regional Chamber and partner organizations in summer 2018.

About the Dallas Regional Chamber
The Dallas Regional Chamber is one of the most established business organizations in the nation and serves as the voice of business and the champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas Region. We work with our 1,100 member companies and regional partners to strengthen our business community by advocating for pro-growth public policies, improving our educational system, attracting talented workers from around the world, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in America to live, work, and do business.

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Help Locate Aggravated Assault Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in an aggravated assault offense.

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the victim was physically assaulted and knocked unconscious by the suspect at The Skellig Pub, located at 2409 N. Henderson Avenue. The unknown suspect is described as a White male, 5’10” tall, and 190 pounds.  The suspect fled on foot towards Bennett Avenue.

If you have any additional information or possibly came into contact with the suspect, please contact Detective E. Calhoun #7129, (214) 671-3659 at the Dallas Police Department Assaults Unit.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at:  (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

~CA


The Quartermaster – An Inside Look

The quartermaster plays an essential role in the Dallas Police Department operations.   The quartermaster team provides uniforms and equipment for all sworn and most civilian employees that require departmental issued equipment.  Providing uniforms and equipment for over 4,000 employees is no easy task! The quartermaster unit accomplishes this enormous assignment with only 12 team members. 

The quartermaster hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and they are on call 24 hours a day in case of any emergencies.  During their regular work hours, the quartermaster services about 70-100 people a day for various issues such as replacing items (i.e., trousers, shirts, duty jacket, mace, etc.), new issuance’s (vests, helmets, duty gear), alteration requests, audits, patches, and loaners (i.e., radio that needs repair).

Over the years, the quartermaster has kept a manual file on each and every individual they have serviced.  Each file contains every piece of equipment a person has ever received from the quartermaster.  The quartermaster is currently working with IT to produce a program that will allow them to digitally maintain their bookkeeping.  Going digital will save time for employees receiving equipment and speed up the process for conducting business while at the quartermaster.

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The quartermaster is to be commended for the recent work they performed in distributing ballistic vests and helmets to all patrol officers.  This was a tedious job for the quartermaster team since they had to measure each individual officer for their helmet and vest sizes.  The quartermaster made it easy for the officers by going to each individual station and coordinating the measurements through one contact person at each station. After submitting all of the officers’ sizes, the next thing that had to be determined was the ordering of the ballistic vests and helmets as well determining the financial payment for the equipment.  This was no easy task since the financial payment had to be submitted from grants and the others were donated from Dickey’s Barbecue, Boots and Badges.  Once the ballistic vests and helmets were delivered to the quartermaster warehouse, they had to then be separated by the officers’ size and then separated and re-boxed according to the location where the officers work.  Once all the equipment was re-boxed according to the officers’ work place and sizes, they were then picked up by Dickey’s Barbecue, Boots and Badges and SWAT to be delivered to all the stations were the officers work.

This is just a small portion of what the quartermaster team does to make sure all sworn and civilian employees have what they need to get their jobs done.  Thank you to all of the quartermaster employees for everything you do and thank you for your dedication to the Dallas Police Department.


Suspect Arrested for Homicide at Holiday Inn Hotel

On March 28, 2018, at approximately 1:11 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at the Holiday Inn Hotel located at 9089 Vantage Point Drive.  The victim, Adane Weldekiros, a 72-year-old Ethiopian male, was discovered shot multiple times in the parking lot. 

Victim: Adane Weldekiros B/M/72

The suspect, Randal Terrell, a 34-year-old Black male, was taken into custody at the scene after confessing to shooting the victim.  A firearm was recovered next to Terrell in an open briefcase at the time of his arrest.  He was placed in jail for murder with a $100,000.00 bond.   

 

      


23rd Annual Shining Star Ethics Award Ceremony

On March 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., a recognition ceremony was held in the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference room honoring all the Shining Star recipients.

The Shining Star Award honors both sworn and non-sworn members of the department for ethical conduct, individual acts which go beyond the call of duty, or other actions which bring favorable recognition to the Dallas Police Department. In 1995, Mr. Cary M. Maguire began sponsoring the Shining Star Awards for the Dallas Police Department to recognize and honor community members who exemplify the spirit of moral leadership and public virtue. 

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Shining Star Awards, the following individuals performed exceptional acts of kindness, demonstrating why we continue to strive for excellence in the City of Dallas. 

Top winner- Shalisha Parker

1st place winners- Sergeant Edward Cate & Sergeant Frederick Mears 

2nd place winner- Sergeant Demetrick Pennie 

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Shining Star Certificate Recipients: John Abraham, Oladapo Alli, Timothy Brown, Rebekah Cameron, Sharla Corson, Maria Davila, Shanna Ellison, Dorine Painter-Fernandez, Samuel Hanson, Osama Ismail, Donavan Johnson, Rachel Jones, Megan Knowles, Sissel Macias, Micheal Nealey, Jared Pomponio, Joe Ramos Jr., Joseph Reyes, Martha Salinas, Kevin Scahill, Petra Tamez, Andre Taylor, Maria Torres, Aundrea Vann, and Joanne Wilson. 

 


Critical Missing – Casey Presswood

Update: March 28, 2018- Casey Presswood has been located and is safe. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Casey Presswood. 

On March 28, 2018 at about 12am Casey Presswood was last seen in the 10400 block of N. Central Expressway in Dallas, TX., and then again in the 1700 block of Buena Vista Avenue in Garland, TX. Casey is a 33 year old White male, he is 6’02 weighs 160 lbs., has brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black sleeveless jacket with the words “ Paris, TX Livestock” written on the back, blue jeans and  boots. Casey  could be a danger to himself and others. 

If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.


Critical Missing Person-Orilester Smith

 

Update: March, 28, 2018- Mr. Smith has been located. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Orilester Smith.

On March 27, 2018 at about 11:25pm, Mr. Orilester Smith was last seen in the 3800 block of Marshall St. in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Smith is a 79 year old Black male, he is 5’05, weighs 110 lbs., has brown eyes is balding with white hair. He was last seen wearing brown jacket and one shoe. Mr. Smith may be a danger to himself.

If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.


ARREST MADE: Murder Investigation at 11134 Cotillion Dr.

Updated April 2, 2018 at 3:15 p.m.:

On March 25, 2018, at approximately 7:26 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 11134 Cotillion Drive. Upon officers arrival, they discovered the victim, Thomas Hobson, a 20-year-old Black male, deceased from a gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives developed information that led to the arrest of Josue Manuel Castro-Arrida, L/M 20 years of age. The suspect was taken into custody on March 30, 2018. The Bbond is set at $250,000.00

 

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Victim, Thomas Hobson

On March 25, 2018, at approximately 7:26 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 11134 Cotillion Dr. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim, Thomas Hobson, a Black male 20-years old deceased from a gunshot wound. The victim was driving his vehicle and struck a utility pole after being shot.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Det. Loeb at 214-671-3702 or Jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to Case# 630152-2018.

 

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Help Identify A Package Thief Caught on Video

On March 19, 2018, at about 12:40 p.m., an unknown suspect took a package that was recently delivered from a front porch located in the 8300 block of Midway Road. The theft was caught on doorbell video.

In the video the suspect is seen driving a 2006 Acura MDX with a sunroof into the driveway of the theft location. The suspect then exits the vehicle, walks up to the front porch, and steals the package from the porch. 

The suspect seen on video is a Black male, approximately 20-years-old wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a light blue button down shirt, dark pants and silver shoes. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Janse at 214-671-8066.


Critical Missing Person – Francisco Cabello Rodriguez

Updated Post:  Mr. Rodriguez has been located on April 2, 2018 at 4:18 p.m. and is safe.


The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Francisco Rodriguez.

On March 25, 2018 at about 9:30 a.m., Mr. Francisco Rodriguez was last seen walking on foot in the 2900 block of Ruidosa Avenue. Mr. Rodriguez is an 88 year-old Latin male, standing at 5’5” weighs 140 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing an orange baseball cap. Mr. Rodriguez may appear to be confused and in need of assistance. 

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.

 


Information Needed In Homicide Investigation – 1300 Block of Adelaide Drive

On March 25, 2018, at about 10:07 PM, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 1300 block of Adelaide Drive. Upon arrival, officers  found the victim, Charles Thompson, a 57-year-old black male deceased from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Chaney at (214) 671-3650 or derick.chaney@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case# 063097-2018.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Critical Missing Person – David Williams

UPDATE 3/25/2018 at 11:30 am:  Mr. David Williams has been located by officers and returned home safely.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person David Williams.  Mr. Williams was last seen March 25, 2018, at about 1:05 a.m., walking in the 4000 block of Stanley Smith Drive.  He was wearing a sleeveless black shirt, white pajamas and no shoes.  Mr. Williams is diagnosed with Dementia and could possibly be in danger.

Mr. Williams is described as Black male 65 years old, 5’06” approximately 188 pounds with a bald head and brown eyes.  If you see this person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

 


Homicide on W. Red Bird Lane

 

On March 23, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3636 W. Red Bird Lane.  The victim, Chasity Williams, a black female 33-years-old was discovered deceased inside her apartment from multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers spoke to witnesses and arrested the victim’s boyfriend, Daimon Howard, a black male 29-years-old.  Howard was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters and read his Miranda rights.  He waived his rights and agreed to speak with detectives, where he admitted his role in this offense.  He was booked into Lew Sterrett jail for murder with a $250,000.00 bond.