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Public Service Announcement- Dating Apps

Criminals have been using dating apps to target victims in Dallas and other cities.

During the month of December 2017, seven victims were robbed and assaulted in Dallas, TX. The victims were lured to a location through the use of the dating app “Grindr”. The Dallas Police Department would like you to consider these tips if using a dating app to meet someone:

• When meeting in surrounding cities that may be unfamiliar to you, always research a safe meeting location and familiarize yourself with the area.
• Always meet in a well-lit, public place.
• Never go alone.
• Always meet during the day.
• Keep your cell phone close and be ready to call 911 at the first sign of trouble.
• Never give out personal or financial information.
• Let someone know where you’ll be and who you are meeting.
• Leave if you feel uncomfortable and call 911 to report any suspicious activity.


Critical Missing Person: Yanavi Jones

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Yanavi Jones.

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Yanavi Jones a B/F/15, 5’03”, weighs 170 lbs​​​, with red hair and brown eyes​ left on foot to an unknown location. Ms. Jones was last seen wearing black and white tights, brown shirt, black boots, and bright red hair near the 2400 block of Lanark Ave, Dallas, TX. There is reason to believe that Ms. Jones may pose a danger to herself.

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


Critical Missing Person- David Hanson

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

On January 16, 2018, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Mr. David Hanson was last seen in the 4800 block of Paloduro Lane leaving on foot. David is a 57 year-old White male, standing at 5’07” and weighs 200 lbs., he has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue skull cap, a blue jean jacket and gray pants. David suffers from dementia and may be in need of assistance.

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


Auto Theft Prevention

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Prevent Auto Theft and Burglary!!!

As the holiday season ends and cold weather sets in the Dallas Police Auto Theft Unit and ABTPA wants to remind everyone to protect your property, lock your vehicle and tailgate to prevent theft and burglaries and to NEVER LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED WHILE RUNNING.  

The Auto Burglary Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) and the Dallas Police Department recommends the following tips to prevent citizens from becoming victims of auto theft and break-ins.

  • Never leave your vehicle unattended with keys in the ignition
  • Lock your doors and keep the windows closed, even when parked in front of your home
  • Do Not Leave Extra Keys in the Vehicle.
  • Park in busy and well-lit areas
  • Do not leave valuables (GPS, GPS holder, cell phone, iPads, etc.) in view
  • Equip your vehicle with an alarm or other anti-theft devices
  • Never leave your vehicle registration or other personal documents in your vehicle
  • LOCK YOUR TAILGATE…

Following these safety tips should help prevent you from becoming a victim of auto theft and/or break-ins.  But if you do become a victim of auto theft, report it immediately. Provide local authorities with the make/model/license plate and vehicle ID number (VIN). A good idea is to keep a photo of your vehicle with the license plate number on your smartphone so that you can show officers. This will help get your vehicle information into the National Database faster.


Auto Theft Prevention

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Prevent Auto Theft and Burglary!!!

As the holiday season ends and cold weather sets in the Dallas Police Auto Theft Unit and ABTPA wants to remind everyone to protect your property, lock your vehicle and tailgate to prevent theft and burglaries and to NEVER LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED WHILE RUNNING.  

The Auto Burglary Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) and the Dallas Police Department recommends the following tips to prevent citizens from becoming victims of auto theft and break-ins.

  • Never leave your vehicle unattended with keys in the ignition
  • Lock your doors and keep the windows closed, even when parked in front of your home
  • Do Not Leave Extra Keys in the Vehicle.
  • Park in busy and well-lit areas
  • Do not leave valuables (GPS, GPS holder, cell phone, iPads, etc.) in view
  • Equip your vehicle with an alarm or other anti-theft devices
  • Never leave your vehicle registration or other personal documents in your vehicle
  • LOCK YOUR TAILGATE…

Following these safety tips should help prevent you from becoming a victim of auto theft and/or break-ins.  But if you do become a victim of auto theft, report it immediately. Provide local authorities with the make/model/license plate and vehicle ID number (VIN). A good idea is to keep a photo of your vehicle with the license plate number on your smartphone so that you can show officers. This will help get your vehicle information into the National Database faster.


Dallas Police Department 2017 Uniform Crime Report

The Dallas Police Department has reported the 2017 year-end crime statistics to the FBI for the Uniform Crime Report. The department is pleased to announce that Dallas ended 2017 with an overall crime reduction of -3.60%. This is the lowest per capita crime rate since 1964. Also, in 2017 the total number of offenses reported was 53,001, making it the lowest number of total offenses in Dallas since 1968.

Property crimes were down -5.10% compared to last year. However, burglary, theft, and auto theft (property crimes) accounted for 80.5% of overall crime. We want to remind everyone to lock, take, and hide your valuables. If you can’t take them with you, at least lock the items in your glove compartment or your trunk. Leave nothing in “plain sight” that might make your vehicle worth “investigating” by a thief.

  • Try to park in busy, well-lit areas
  • Lock ALL your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time
  • Set any alarm or anti-theft device
  • Don’t hesitate to call DPD to report ANY suspicious activities, persons or vehicles.

In 2017, homicides were down -4.1% and robberies were down -4.9%, however, there was a slight increase in overall violent crime 2.9% compared to last  year. Remember, if you see something, say something. Please do not walk alone, stay in groups, and park in well-lit areas. Always be aware of your surroundings. Keeping yourself safe means being aware of your surroundings at all times. If you see any suspicious persons or activity, please call 9-1-1. 

 

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Community Awareness Bulletin: Home Invasion Sexual Assault

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On January 12, 2018 at about 6:00 p.m., a female victim reported she was sexually assaulted in her residence located at the 6200 block of Melody Lane in Northeast Dallas. At around 5:00 a.m., the suspect entered her home through unknown means and sexually assaulted her while threatening her with a knife for an extended period of time.  The suspect remained in the victim’s residence and held her there. 

Immediately after the offense, patrol officers were provided with a detailed description of the suspect, to include reddish-orange hair color, tattoos and the type of weapon used.

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, officers canvased local businesses for video evidence. Less than a mile from the offense location, patrol officers found video of a person fitting the suspect description who was previously involved in a disturbance at that business. The person involved in the disturbance was identified as Dewayne Turner B/M/32.

On January 15, 2018, patrol officers found Turner walking in the 6100 block of Ridgecrest and detained him.  During a pat down search of Turner, officers located a pocket knife in his pants pocket which matched the description of the weapon used in this offense. The tattoos and other marks on the suspect matched the complainant’s description.  Detective Haecker obtained an arrest warrant for Turner and he has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault. 

He is in jail with a $50,000 bond.  Turner has a prior arrest for Theft and Failure to Identify.  Turner’s full criminal history is not available at the time of this report, so it is not known whether he has other convictions in any other jurisdictions. The suspect’s DNA profile has been submitted for comparison to other sexual assault cases.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of sexual assault by a suspect fitting Turner’s description is asked to come forward and contact Detective Haecker at 214-671-3584.

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.

 


Critical Missing Person: Laurel Cox

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Laurel Cox. 

On January 16, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Mr. Cox is described as a white male, 86 years old, 6’00” tall, weighing 200 lbs, with gray hair and blue eyes, last seen in the 6200 Prestondell Drive leaving in a white 2010 Nissan Altima Texas license plate BW7V667. Mr. Cox last seen wearing denim long sleeve shirt, navy blue vest, khaki pants and may be lost and confused.

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


Homicide on Webb Chapel Ext.

On January 15, 2018, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Dallas police were called to 3320 Webb Chapel Ext. regarding the shooting of an unidentified Black male in the rear parking lot.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense or the identity of the victim is encouraged to contact Detective White at 214-283-4825 or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #011034-2018.

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.


Homicide at 6400 Military Parkway

On January 14, 2018, at approximately 6:36 p.m., Dallas Police responded to the 6400 block of Military Parkway regarding a shooting.  The victim, Alberto Macedo, a 28-year-old Latin male, was shot and crashed his black Chevrolet Corvette near the intersection of Fair Vista Drive and Military Parkway.  He died as a result of his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective David at 214-671-3627 or steven.david@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to case number 10291-2018.

Victim: Alberto Macedo L/M/28


Homicide at 6000 Greenspan Avenue

On January 13, 2018, at approximately 12:00 a.m., Dallas Police were called to Charlton Methodist Hospital regarding a male with a gunshot wound who was driven to the location by private vehicle.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the victim, Keith Fowler, a 28-year-old Black male, was shot at 6000 Greenspan Avenue and died as a result of his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Walton at 214-671-3632 or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to case number 009055-2018.
 
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 Person – Rhonda Rutledge

Updated January 13, 2018:

Rhonda Rutledge has been located and is safe. 

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Rhonda Rutledge. Ms. Rutledge was last seen on January 12, 2018 at about 3:00 p.m. in the 10900 block of Estate Lane. She is driving a gray 2010 Dodge Journey with Texas license plate HDD-3808. Detectives believe Ms. Rutledge may be a danger to herself or others. 

Ms. Rutledge is described as a 53-year-old White female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a t-shirt and jeans. She is 5’8″ tall and weighs about 165 pounds. 

If anyone has any information about the location of Rhonda Rutledge, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

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Information Needed About Homicide on Water Oaks Drive

On December 30, 2017, the victim, Cathy Herrera, was found murdered in an alley way in the 10700 block of Water Oaks Drive. She was last seen on December 29, 2017 at about 10:30 p.m. at the Bruton Beer and Wine Store, near Bruton Road and Masters. The victim was last seen wearing a blue jacket, black pants, and red shoes. This offense is documented on case number 295029-2017. If anyone has any information about this case, please contact case Detective J. Loeb at 214-671-3702 or email at jeffrey.loeb@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

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.

Victim: Catarina “Cathy” Herrera


Police Alumni Connecting with Students

The Dallas Police Department is embarking on an exciting mentoring venture with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD).  Dallas police officers that are an Alumni of DISD is connecting with students and building bridges in the community.

                                                                


                   

This new partnership is named PACS (Police Alumni Connecting with Students).   PACS provides a great opportunity for students to know that the Dallas Police Department is here to support the students through there educational journey of success.  Today, PACS began their partnership by helping the students and staff of South Oak Cliff (SOC) High School move into their new interim location.  This is historic because SOC has been plagued with a series of problems with their facility.  While the school is being renovated, the students will be housed at a temporary campus located at 4949 Village Fair.  The officers assisted the students with decorating classrooms, moving furniture, and providing officer presence to the students.  The officers that participate in this program are genuinely concerned and care about the students’ well-being and are here to offer a helping hand in any way they can!    

If you’re interested in joining PACS, please contact Sergeant Debra Thomas at 214-670-4415 or debra.thomas@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

 


Update: Critical Missing Person – Jacqueline Hughes

Updated January 17,2018

As a result of the on-going investigation into the disappearance and murder of Ms. Jacqueline Hughes, detectives have identified Brandon Charles Sampson B/M/31 as a suspect and have obtained an arrest warrant for the offense of Murder.  Please review the attached bulletin. 

 

Anyone with information as to Brandon Sampson’s whereabouts or additional information regarding this case, is asked to call Detective Chaney at 214.283.4804, 9-1-1 or their local police department immediately. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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.

Updated January 10, 2018

On January 1, 2018 about 9:20pm, the reporting person went to the South Central Patrol station and reported her adult daughter, Ms. Jacqueline Hughes had not been seen since Christmas Day and this was unusual. Officers completed a “Want to Locate” report regarding the victim’s disappearance. The case was assigned to a Missing Persons detective who began to reach out to the reporting person to follow up on the initial report. On January 4th, officers conducted a health and welfare check at a house in the 3800 block of Castle Hills Drive at the request of the reporting person, but the house appeared vacant and there was no answer at the door.

A few hours after the welfare check, a shooting occurred at the same residence in the 3800 block of Castle Hills. The victim’s brother, Clifton Hughes, and other family members confronted the victim’s boyfriend regarding her whereabouts. During that confrontation, Clifton Hughes shot an individual inside the residence who suffered non-life threatening injuries. Officers and crime scene personnel searched the house, but found no obvious evidence of Jacqueline Hughes. Clifton Hughes was subsequently arrested on January 9th for the Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon offense. This arrest is documented on case #2080-2018. 

On January 8, 2018, the reporting person came to headquarters and provided additional information to detectives that indicated her daughter Jacqueline was in imminent danger. Based on that information provided by the reporting person, officers upgraded Jacqueline Hughes’ status from a “Want to Locate” to an “Endangered Person.” This change includes issuing bulletins, national teletypes and notifications to surrounding agencies.

On January 9, 2018, officers obtained a search warrant for the entire premises of the residence in the 3800 block of Castle Hills Drive. During the search, officers found the body of a deceased female who was later identified as Jacqueline Hughes. She died as the result of homicidal violence. 

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact case Detective Derick Chaney at 214-671-3650 or email at derick.chaney@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

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.

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Jacqueline Hughes. Ms. Hughes was reported missing on January 1, 2018 after her family had not heard from her since December 25, 2017. Detectives received information on January 8, 2018 that leads them to believe Ms. Hughes is in danger. She is described as a 34-year-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’03” tall and weighs about 160 pounds. This incident is documented on case number 000500-2018.

If anyone has any information about the location of Jacqueline Hughes they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268. 

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Aggravated Assault Suspect At Large

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

On Sunday, December 31, 2017 at approximately 8:00 a.m., at 1004 West Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX., at the intersection of Camp Wisdom Rd and Polk St, an unknown suspect shot the the victim, striking him in the abdomen. The suspect is described as a Black male, between the ages of 25-35 years old, standing between 5’07 -5’10” weighing at about 220 lbs. The suspect was wearing a black jacket, black jeans with red pockets, red/black shoes with a black/brown fur hat. 

 If you have any additional information or possibly came into contact with the suspect, please contact Detective B. Billings #7626, (214) 671-3083 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.


One Year Ago: Homicide Investigation On Going

Victim: Grady Dunn

A year ago on January 4, 2017, at approximately 9:49 P.M., the victim Grady Dunn was shot at 9556 Brewster Street after the suspect collided into the victim’s vehicle and tried to rob him and another witness. The victim was transported to an area hospital and later died from his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this offense should contact Detective C. Walton, #8479, with the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 214-671-3632 or by email christopher.walton@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 003344-2017.


DPD Announces Upcoming Transition to NIBRS

In 2015, the Criminal Justice Information Services Division Advisory Policy Board (APB) approved the recommendation to move from the traditional Summary Reporting System and replace it with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by January 1, 2021. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s transition from summary to incident-based data will establish NIBRS as the national standard for crime reporting.

The Dallas Police Department is proud to announce their upcoming transition to NIBRS reporting in early 2018. 

Once NIBRS certified, the Dallas Police Department will be the largest agency in the state of Texas submitting NIBRS data.

Using the NIBRS data, the Dallas Police Department can identify patterns and trends and have a more comprehensive overview of crime statistics within the city.  This new way of data collection will serve a two-fold purpose.  First, NIBRS reporting will help the Dallas Police Department prevent crime and have more informed conversations with the community on crime reduction.  Secondly, NIBRS reporting will allow the Dallas Police Department to present a more transparent overview of crime and social issues within the city.  Overall, NIBRS reporting will have a cumulative effect on combating crime issues as well as solving quality of life issues.

The Dallas Police Department will continue to provide summary reporting.  This aspect of crime reporting will not be going away.  The Dallas Police Department plans to run both methods of reporting for side by side comparisons for at least one year.

What the NIBRS transition means to the Dallas Police Department:

  • More comprehensive data collection
  • More transparent crime reporting
  • More accessibility to crime data
  • Crime data modernization

The Dallas Police Department will have a more precise knowledge of where crimes take place, what form it takes, and characteristics of victims and perpetrators so it can better define the resources it needs to fight crime.   This transition will also allow the identification of common crime trends among similar jurisdictions allowing agencies to work together to develop proactive strategies for addressing issues.

What the NIBRS transition means to the citizens of Dallas:

  • More accountability to the citizens of the status of public safety within the city
  • More accountability to the citizens of the most efficient and effective use of city resources
  • More transparency to the citizens with crime reporting

The transparency in crime reporting that NIBRS offers will allow the community and the citizens more seats at the table when voicing their needs, concerns and expectations to the city leaders.  Accountability and service are the driving factors that facilitate the need for this transition.

What to expect during the NIBRS transition phase:

  • There will be a small black-out period during the transition process
  • There will be a slight delay in processing report requests
  • The dates for the black-out period will be announced when we approach the end stages of the preparation period

*Please note:  Our public police data portal will not be updated during the black-out period while the department is upgrading the system.  No new information will be available during this black-out time.  Upon going live, the information of incidents that occurred during the black-out period will be made available to the public portal as well as information going forward.

What’s next:

  • The Dallas Police Department will send updates on the progress of the transition as it moves closer to the changeover date. This will include the anticipated length of the black-out period referenced above.
  • A “Save the Date” notice will be forthcoming in the near future for our media release on the NIBRS transition
  • The Dallas Police Department will have officers in the community getting more information to the citizens as we move forward with this transition

How you can help:

The Dallas Police Department has created a NIBRS “Question and Answer” email link:

DPDNIBRSQA@dallascityhall.com

Once a week, the Dallas Police Department will post the frequently asked questions and answers on the Department’s website, which is DALLASPOLICE.NET, so that the community can have hands on involvement during this very important transition.  Also, please feel free to email us any suggestions as our core goal is to be of service to the citizens of Dallas.


Information Needed in Homicide Investigation – 4300 Malcolm X Boulevard

UPDATE: Jeremy Demond Ward, Black/male 28 years old has been arrested for the below offense and charged with Murder.

Original Post: January 7, 2018 @15:52

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance for information needed in a homicide investigation.

On January 7, 2018, at approximately 4:08 A.M., officers responded to a shooting call in the 4300 block of Malcolm X Boulevard.  Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, an unidentified Black male being transported to Baylor Hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim died as a result of his injuries. Detectives responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses. Witnesses told investigators that there was a physical altercation between the victim and an unknown Black male suspect. The suspect walked away after the fight, returned with a gun and shot the victim multiple times. The victim has not been identified at this time. A murder offense will be documented on case number 004683-2018. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information regarding this offense contact Dallas Homicide Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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.  


Public Assistance Needed in Homicide Investigation

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance for information needed in a homicide investigation.

Victim: Fredrick Ware

Victim: Fredrick Ware

The victim Mr. Fredrick Ware, a black male 33-years-old was found deceased from homicidal violence at 7100 Fairport Road, between 7:00 p.m. December 30, 2017 and 11:39 a.m. on December 31, 2017. Information is limited and we need your help. 

Anyone with information regarding the victim’s death is encouraged to contact Detective Isom, #9272 at 214-671-3701 or andrea.isom@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #295819-2017. 

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.


Help Us Identify Robbery Suspect






The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify and locate a suspect who has committed multiple business robberies.

Since December 22, 2017, we believe the same unknown suspect has robbed four businesses. In each offense the suspect wears the same distinct clothing. 

The suspect is described as a Black male, 6’1”, 170 lbs., wearing a black jacket, grey hoodie, black jeans, black ski mask, and black and white Adidas tennis shoes.  The suspect wears either a North Face backpack or a black Nike backpack during the robberies. 

The following businesses have been robbed by this suspect:

La Familia Insurance    12/22/2017        2618 S. Buckner Blvd               289957-2017

Shell                              12/31/2017         2438 S. Buckner  Blvd            295691-2017

Carl’s Jr                         1/2/2018             2930 S. Buckner  Blvd            001306-2018

Anita Beauty                 1/4/2018              7020 Military Pkwy                002796-2018

Anyone who recognizes this suspect, or who has information on these offenses is asked to call Detective Brow at (214) 671-4296 or Detective Lacy at (214) 671-3636. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

 


Chief Hall Makes Ayodeji Augustine Adekilekum Chief for the Day!

Update January 12, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.:

It is with great sadness that we inform you that our “Chief for a Day” Ayodeji Augustine Adekilekum passed away last night from his illness.   On January 11, 2018, Ayodeji was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was stabilized and then care flighted to Children’s Hospital.  After several attempts to revive him, a decision was made to let him go.  He fought the good fight with his mother there by his side.  Please keep Ayodeji’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. “This is Chief for a Day Ayodeji, and I’m on a double six.”    

Original Post dated January 5, 2018:

A few months ago, Officer Rashid Brown met Ayodeji while conducting foot patrol at Dan F. Long Middle School.  Shortly after meeting Ayodeji, Officer Brown was informed that Ayodeji was suffering from a brain tumor.  Unfortunately, doctors have recently told Ayodeji’s family that they have done all they can do for Ayodeji and placed him in hospice care.  Officer Brown wanted to do his best to ensure that Adojeji and his family felt love and support during the holiday season.  On Christmas Day, Officer Brown was able to bless the family with two hams and a donation of $300.00.

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Officer Brown and his partner Officer Lamar Glass contacted Chief Hall about making Ayodeji an “Officer for the day.”  After hearing Ayodeji’s story, Chief Hall decided to make him, “Chief for the Day!” 

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This morning, January 5, 2018, Chief Hall arrived at Ayodeji’s apartment bringing gifts and prayers. The family was very thankful and overwhelmed with all the love and support they received from the Dallas Police Department.  During the emotional visit, Chief Hall declared Ayodeji the official Dallas Police Department “Chief for the Day.”  


Keeping Dallas Safe: No Refusal DWI Initiative Results

The Dallas Police Department has concluded its Christmas/New Year Wave (Impaired Driving Mobilization) initiative which ran during the enforcement period of December 19-31, 2017.  Dallas Police Department had 68 DWI arrests during this enforcement period. We will continue working hard by keeping intoxicated drivers off the streets with our zero tolerance on DWI’s.

Costs associated with DWI arrest and conviction can add up to more than $17,000 for bail, legal fees, court appearances, court-ordered classes, vehicle insurance increases and other expenses.

Choose your ride. Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.


One Year Later: Homicide on Pine Street

Updated January 5, 2018: 

One year ago, on January 3, 2017, at approximately 11:27 p.m., Tiera Kinnard was shot and killed at 3303 Pine Street. If anyone has information regarding this offense contact Homicide Detective Chaney, #7830, at 214-671-3650 or derick.chaney@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us Please refer to Dallas Police case number 002632-2017.

Victim: Tiera Kinnard

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On January 3, 2017, at approximately 11:28p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call at 3303 Pine St regarding a deceased male at the location. Upon officer’s arrival, they discovered victim Tiera Kinnard, a Black male 31 – years old deceased from a gunshot wound.

Victim: Tiera Kinnard

Victim: Tiera Kinnard

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661 or Detective Chaney at 214-671-3650, derick.chaney@dpd.ci.tx.us


One Year Later: Murder at 3619 Folklore Trail

Updated: January 5, 2018:

One year ago today, on January 5, 2017, at about 1:59 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a shooting call at the Spring Ridge Apartments located at 3619 Folklore Trail. The responding officers found the victim, Jaquan Dwest Brooks B/M/28, deceased in his vehicle from a gunshot wound.  The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this murder to call Homicide Detective Montenegro at 214-283-4801 or by email at e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us 

This offense is reported on Dallas Police case number 003760-2017.

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Victim: Jaquan Dwest Brooks

On January 5, 2017, at approximately 1:59 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a shooting call at the Spring Ridge Apartments located at 3619 Folklore Trail, Dallas, Texas. The responding officers found the victim, Jaquan Dwest Brooks a 28 year old Black male, deceased in his vehicle from a gunshot wound. The victim was parked in the apartment parking lot and shot by an unknown suspect.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the murder to call Homicide Detective Montenegro at 214-283-4801 or by email at e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us
This offense is reported on Dallas Police case number 003760-2017. 

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.


WalletHub – 2018’s Best Places to Find a Job – Plano #6

With 2017 behind us, it’s time to think about fresh starts again. But whether that means a small change or a complete life overhaul, finding a new or better job will be a top resolution. If that’s your mission for the new year, it’s a good time to be on the job market. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report, the national unemployment rate has fallen to a 17-year low of 4.1 percent while hiring is up.
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Critical Missing Person Ruben Valdez Lopez – 80-Years-Old

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing 80-year-old Hispanic male.

Ruben Valdez Lopez was last seen on January 4, 2018, at about 10:00 a.m., in the 7800 block of Military Parkway.  Mr. Lopez left the location in a green 93 Nissan Altima Texas license plate 3JDGS. Ruben Valdez Lopez is a Hispanic male, 5’0”, weighs 110lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray and black stripped shirt, white pants and brown work boots. Mr. Lopez may be confused and in need of assistance. 

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


Updated: Community Awareness Bulletin – Suspect Wanted

Updated: January 4, 2018:

The Dallas Police Department has released more surveillance video of the sexual assault suspect in hopes that someone will be able to identify him. If anyone knows the identity of this individual, please call Detective A. Lopez at 214-671-3683.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

Updated: December 12,2017 @ 3:10 p.m: 

The Dallas Police Department still needs the public’s assistance in identifying an assault suspect.  The suspect in the offense is wearing a white tank top, possibly compression pants with shorts over them, and Christmas socks.  He has a jacket over his shoulder and is carrying a pair of white shoes.  This video was taken in the Dollar Tree store at Ledbetter Drive and Interstate 35E.  If anyone knows the identity of this individual, please call Detective A. Lopez at 214-671-3683.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

 

Updated: December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.:

The suspect in the offense is wearing a white tank top, dark pants, and Christmas socks.  He has a dark jacket over his shoulder and is carrying a pair of white shoes.  This photograph was taken in the Dollar Tree store at Ledbetter Drive and Interstate 35E.  If anyone knows the identity of this individual, please call Detective A. Lopez at 214-671-3683.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

 

Original Post:

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

On November 30, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a female walking into her garage was assaulted by an unknown male.  The male was seen pushing a shopping cart down the street prior to the offense.  The male suspect is described as being in his teens, approximately 5’5” and average build. The male fled Southbound on foot from the 500 block of W. Five Mile Parkway, Dallas, Texas.

Persons with information are asked to call Detective A. Lopez #7493 at 214-671-3683. Citizens are being asked to be on alert for any persons within the vicinity of this reported offense that match the description or suspicious.

CRIME STOPPER 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.


Suspect Wanted for Bank Robbery

On January 2, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m., an unknown suspect robbed the BBVA Compass Bank in the 3900 block of St. Francis Avenue.  The suspect pointed a rifle at bank employees and demanded money.  Employees complied with the suspect’s demands and were left unharmed. 

The suspect is described as a Black male, 6’0” tall, 140-150 pounds., 25-35 years old, wearing a black ski mask, black jacket with a “security guard” patch on the left sleeve and dark gloves. The suspect was observed getting into a light blue 4-door Saturn car with light tinted windows. Several unknown male suspects were also inside the vehicle as it left the bank. 

Anyone that recognizes this suspect, or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Winn at (214) 797-0296 or the FBI Dallas Field Office at (972) 559-5000.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 and the FBI will pay up to $2,500 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense Call Crime Stoppers anonymously at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Critical Missing Person Shirleanne Bowers Castle – 74 Years Old

Updated January 4, 2018:

Shirleanne Bowers Castle has been located and is safe with her family.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing 74-year-old female.

Shirleanne Bowers Castle was last seen on January 3, 2018, at about 12:00 p.m., walking in the 5600 block of Marblehead Drive.  Mrs. Castle is a Black female 74 years old, weighs 115 lbs, 5’7 ‘’, wearing  a blonde wig and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing dark colored clothing.  Mrs. Castle could also go by the alias last name of Mitchell. Shirleanne Bowers Castle suffers from Alzheimer’s and may be confused.

If anyone that has information regarding Mrs. Bowers please cal 911 or contact the dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing Person Sandra Morgan-Grusczynski

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing 54-year-old female.

On Monday, January 3, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Sandra Morgan-Grusczynski could not be located by her family. Mrs. Morgan-Grusczynski was last seen on Saturday December 25, 2017. Mrs. Grusczynski is a White female 54 years old. She weighs 120lbs, 5’7’’, with blonde hair and brown eyes. There is reason to believe that Mrs. Morgan-Grusczynski may pose a danger to herself.

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


Package Thieves Caught on Camera

Over the past month, two Hispanic females have been driving around Northwest Dallas in a blue 2000 Ford F150 pickup truck stealing packages and mail from front porches.

Doorbell cameras have captured them on several occasions walking up to the porch, immediately grabbing the packages and mail, and then driving off in the truck.

They are described as Hispanic females in their late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’5″ tall, weighing about 160 pounds. One of the females has blonde hair.

The case numbers for these thefts are 285204-2017 and 281972-2017. Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to call Detective K.D. Janse at 214-671-8066.

 

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One Year Ago: Information Still Needed in Homicide Investigation – 9220 Skillman Street

Victim Christian Dawson

Update 1/1/2018 – One Year Ago:

One year ago today, on January 1, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the victim, Christian Dawson, was shot and killed while at a New Year’s Eve party with several friends located at the Azure Banquet Hall 9220 Skillman Street, Dallas, Texas 75243. Anyone with information regarding this offense should contact Detective C. Walton, #8479, with the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 214-671-3632 or by email christopher.walton@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 000059-2017.

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.

Original Posts dated January 1, 2017:

On January 1, 2017, at about 1:04 AM, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 9220 Skillman Street.  The victim, Christian Dawson, a Black male 19-years-old was shot at the location and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Other patrons, who were also injured, sought treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information regarding these offenses is encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661 or Detective Walton at 214-671-3632.    


Critical Missing Person Alex Camp

Update 12/31/17 @ 4:10 a.m. – Mr. Camp has been located.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Alex Camp.  On December 30, 2017, at about 5:00 p.m., Mr. Camp was last seen in the 6900 block of Vivian Avenue.  He is driving a 1973 red/orange Volkswagen Thing SUV with Texas license plate HNW-2498.  Mr. Camp suffers from Alzheimer’s and may be disoriented. 

Mr. Camp is a 74 year old White male, 5’10” tall weighing 160 pounds.  He has brown eyes white hair and was last seen wearing a brown overcoat and black pants.   

If you locate the above individual or know of his whereabouts, please contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268 or call 911.

Alex Camp


Captured: Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

Updated: January 5, 2018, at 3:05 p.m., the pictured suspect was identified as Taurick Walker a 36 year-old Black male and was arrested this afternoon.  

 


On December 30, 2017, at approximately 1:20 PM, the Chase Bank in the 18200 block of Midway Road was robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect demanded money from a teller and left the bank. No one was injured during this offense.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 5’9″ to 6’0″, 180 lbs., 25-30 years old, last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black t-shirt, black hooded fleece jacket, dark blue jeans and white tennis shoes.  The suspect vehicle is a blue possibly 2012-year model Ford Fusion.

Anyone that recognizes this suspect, or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Carcone at (214) 412-8474 or FBI Dallas Field Office at (972) 559-5000. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


Keeping Dallas Safe: Officers Work Together to Arrest Kidnapping Suspect

On December 25,2017 at about 1:38 a.m., a call to 911 was made regarding a child abduction at the Racetrac gas station in the 8100 block of East R. L. Thornton Freeway. Information provided to officers stated that a white Chevy Malibu with two small children had been taken by a Black male and fled southbound along N. Jim Miller Road.

Officer J. Villar #11199, Officer C. Alvarado #10420, Senior Corporal G. Ceraso #9415, Officer J. Ruiz #11141, and Senior Corporal J. Debevec #9672, responded to the call for service. During the investigation of incident, Officer J. Villar located the mother of the two small children and quickly began gathering further descriptive information of the vehicle and suspect, relaying both to fellow officers and dispatch over the police radio.

Air 1 was requested to assist in locating the white Chevy Malibu containing the two small children that was driven by the suspect. Sergeant J. Scott #8765 worked with the Communications Division to get a better location of the vehicle. Air 1, being piloted by Senior Corporal L. Lespagnol #7874 and Senior Corporal L. Turano #9186, responded from the hangar to assist officers in the field with this investigation. Senior Corporal J. Debevec quickly notified Youth Operations of the child abduction and all information gathered up to that point, who in turn notified on-call Detective G. Harper #9668.

Air 1 eventually located a white vehicle in the 1300 block of East Clarendon. The pilots determined that the vehicle observed was indeed the white Chevy Malibu taken in the offense, and relayed this information to officers in the field.

Officers assigned to the South Central Patrol Division assisted the officers from the Southeast Division, and with a coordinated effort from Air 1, K-9 units, and Patrol elements from both Southeast Division and South Central Division, the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody. Both small children were located unharmed still inside the vehicle.

Once both children were determined to be unharmed and evaluated by paramedics, they were reunited with their mother by officers. The suspect, mother of the children and the children were then transported to Jack Evans Police Headquarters to be interviewed by Detective G. Harper 9668 with Youth Operations. Upon completion of the interviews of all persons, the suspect, Calvert Johnson B/M/40, was transported to Dallas County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, two counts of Kidnapping, and Evading Arrest on case number 291604-2017.

Because of the quick response and coordinated efforts of Southeast Patrol officers, South Central Patrol officers, K-9 Units and Air 1, the suspect was quickly located and the children were safely returned to their mother. The Dallas Police Department is proud of these officers for their quick thinking and hard work to bring a frightening situation to a peaceful end. Great work!  


Critical Missing Person – Charles Pease

Update 12/26/2017 @ 10:10pm: Critical Missing Person Pease has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Charles Pease.  On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Mr. Pease left unescorted in his wheelchair and was last seen in the 4200 block of Live Oak Street.  Mr. Pease is described as a Black male 67 years old, 6’00” tall and weighing 192 lbs.  He has black and gray hair with brown eyes and was last seen wearing  a black beanie, gray pants, gray sweater, and black shoes.  Mr. Pease suffers from dementia.

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


Wanted: Aggravated Assault Suspects

 

On Thursday, December 21, 2017 at approximately 4:40 a.m., two unknown suspects entered the gas station in the 10000 block of Harry Hines. The Black male suspect argued with the Latin male victim at the gas pumps. The Black male suspect then shot three victims, a Latin male, a Latin female and a 9-year-old child. Both suspects were last seen leaving in a gold Toyota sedan.

Suspect 1 is a Black male with black curly hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket with blue jeans. 

Suspect 2 is a Latin male with short brown hair, a brown beard, and was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket with a white shirt and dark blue jeans. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in this case.  If you have any additional information or possibly came into contact with the suspects, please contact Detective E. Calhoun at (214) 671-3659 in 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.


PSA: Unattended Vehicle with Children Inside

The Dallas Police Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of leaving vehicles running while unattended.

This time of year people like to go out and start their car to warm it up, or leave it running while they go into a store for just a “couple of minutes.” Not only is it against the law to leave your unattended vehicle running (Texas Transportation Code 545.404), it’s extremely dangerous and it puts you at risk of not only being the victim of vehicle theft, but also having the items inside your vehicle stolen.

Compounding this situation is when a child is left inside the running, unattended vehicle. We all understand the inconvenience of loading, unloading and reloading a child into a vehicle. However, we must never put our own convenience above the safety of our children. Your quick run into the store can easily take much longer than you had originally planned. Vehicles are stolen with children alone inside quite frequently. This happens even in the safest neighborhoods and it only takes a few seconds for a thief to jump into your vehicle and take off with your child in tow. Texas Penal Code 22.041 states that a person having custody, care, or control of a child younger than 15 years can be charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child if intentionally abandoning the child in any place under circumstances that expose the child to an unreasonable risk of harm. This carries a punishment of 180 days to two years in jail, as well as a possible fine not to exceed $10,000.

The Dallas Police Department encourages citizens to take the few extra seconds necessary to shut off and secure their vehicle, and to remove children when leaving their vehicles unattended. Our hope is that every parent is educated about these frightening situations that happen all too often. Think it can’t happen to you or your child? Think again. These are not risks you want to take with your child.


14 North Texas companies recognized by Entrepreneur magazine forgrit, innovation

Dallas-Fort Worth is known as a haven for entrepreneurs and thriving businesses. That was definitely on display when a national magazine highlighted the companies that best exemplify the attributes needed to succeed. Entrepreneur magazine on Tuesday unveiled its annual list of the most entrepreneurial companies in the country and North Texas made a strong showing with 14 winners.
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Zagat names DFW as one of the most exciting areas for food

Zagat has ranked the 30 most exciting food cities in America for 2017, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region made the cut. The dining website asked editors across the country to make a case for the city they believe had the biggest year in food by assessing the number of exciting new openings, award recognition and national media attention. Then it asked media food critics to weigh in.
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Arrest Made in Dolphin Road Homicide

On December 22, 2017, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting in the 4800 block of Dolphin Road.  The victim, Reymundo Lopez, a Latin male 19-years-old was shot in his front yard.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect information was developed through witness information.  A tip led us to her location where she was arrested by the Southeast Deployment Unit for and outstanding warrant.  Suspect Bustamante was brought to the Homicide office where she a videotaped voluntary statement admitting to shooting the victim.  The statement was given after the suspect had been advised of the Miranda Warning.   Please see the arrest affidavit for more information. The offense was documented on case number #289352-2017. 

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One Year Ago: Detectives Seeking Information in Mountain Creek Parkway Homicide

One year ago today, on December 21, 2016, the victim, Rogelio Mulato L/M/45 was found shot and lying on the side of the road at 3200 Mountain Creek Parkway and died as a result of his injuries. This offense is documented on case number 303411-2016. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective D. Wilkins at 214-671-3665 or duncan.wilkins@dpd.dallascityhall.com

Victim: Rogelio Mulato


Happy Holidays from the Dallas Police Department

Happy Holidays from the Dallas Police Department and the Elf on the Shelf!