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Alert – Suspects Sought in Multiple Agg. Robberies

UPDATE December 11, 2018 7:00 pm

This afternoon at approximately 2:41 pm two additional individuals were detained and brought to the Dallas Police Headquarters for questioning in regards to the recent string of robbery offenses. One of the individuals will be charge with four counts of Aggravated Robbery and the second suspect will be charge with two counts of Aggravated Robbery.

The first suspect who was brought in earlier and charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery will also be charged with an additional two Aggravated Robberies.

This investigation is ongoing and therefore the names of these arrestees will also not be released at this time.

UPDATE 12/11/18 10:00 AM

This morning at approximately 4:23 am three individuals were detained and brought to the Dallas Police Headquarters for questioning in regards to the recent string of robbery offenses.  One of the Latin males brought in for questioning was arrested for two aggravated robberies. The second Latin male brought in this morning will be charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He was driving a vehicle that was taken in one of the robbery offenses. The third male brought in this morning is a juvenile and he will be arrested for unrelated charges.  This investigation is ongoing and therefore the names of these arrestees will not be released at this time. 

UPDATE 12/8/18 @ 9:15pm:

As detectives continued to work the Aggravated Robbery investigations throughout the evening, they have discovered additional offenses that may be related to the same suspects.  The additional locations are list as follows:

5900 Llano Avenue on 12-07-18 @ 10:20pm 262775-2018

1000 S. Pearl Expressway 11-30-18 @ 11:23pm 257824-2018

5200 East Side Avenue 11-30-18 @ 11:17pm 257794-2018

700 Comal Street 11-30-18 @ 10:56pm 257779-2018

Original Post:

Dallas Police Department is currently investigating multiple Aggravated Robbery offenses that have occurred at the following locations:

4300 Cabell DrIve on 12 -02-19 @ 9:48 pm Case Number 259211-2018

2700 Maryland Avenue on 12-04-18 @ 5:52 am Case Number 259984-2018

700 Nolte Drive on 12-04-18 @ 5:53 pm Case Number 260380-2018

900 Evergreen Hill Road 12-04-18 @ 6:00 pm on Case Number 260390-2018

300 Hobson Street 12-06-18 @ 10:35 pm Case Number 261984-2018

 

These offenses have occurred between December 2, 2018 and December 7, 2018, at multiples times during the evening hours. Suspects are Latin males between the ages of 17-20 years old, armed with handguns. The suspects are approaching victims as they are in their driveways and forcing them into their homes at gunpoint. The suspects have been seen driving a Black Cadillac 4 door sedan and a gold pickup truck.  The Dallas Police Department is asking that every members of the community please be aware of surroundings as you arrive home during evening hours and report any suspicious activity to the police.  If you have information relating to these offenses, please contact Detective Joshua Romero (214) 671-3645 or email him at Joshua.romero@dallascityhall.com.

Always remember, “If you see something, Say something”.


Double Homicide on Palo Alto Drive

UPDATE 12/10/18 at 9:15 a.m.:

Lexington Malik Wright

During the investigation of this offense, the Dallas Police Homicide Unit has identified Lexington Malik Wright, an 18-year-old Black male, as the suspect who killed two unidentified victims and shot and injured another in the 2700 block of Palo Alto Drive on December 7, 2018.  Lexington Malik is currently being sought for an active Capital Murder warrant, a Capital Felony.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect is encouraged to call 911.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

 

Original Post:

On December 7, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call regarding a shooting that occurred at 2700 Palo Alto Drive. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 16-year-old black male and two other unidentified black males, all of whom had been shot inside of a vehicle. Dallas Fire and Rescue transported all three to local hospitals, where the two unidentified males later died from their injuries. Witnesses reported that a black male, wearing a black hoodie and dark-colored pants, shot into the vehicle and then fled on foot Eastbound towards Santa Rosa Drive.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. McDaniel with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4236, or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #262446-2018.

Crime Stoppers

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.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY – BMW Dallas Marathon

Please be advised, the BMW DALLAS MARATHON, is scheduled to occur this weekend.  

A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the race organizers in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions.  The Dallas Police Department will work traffic through the route as necessary. Roads will reopen as the race passes each intersection. 

For more information regarding the event please visit https://www.bmwdallasmarathon.com/. Listed below is the map and road intersections that will be affected.

 

Full Marathon, Relay & Ultra Marathon
Start at Marilla St / Akard St running west
West on Young St
North / Right on Market St
West / Left on Main St
West / Straight onto Commerce St
North / Right on Riverfront Blvd
East / Right on Continental Ave
East / Straight onto Lamar St
North / Left onto Houston St
East / Right on Olive St
North / Left on Cedar Springs Rd
North / Straight onto Turtle Creek Blvd
North / Straight onto Lakeside Blvd
East / Right on Armstrong Ave
North / Left on Highland Dr
Northeast / Right on Drexel Dr
East / Right on Beverly Dr
North / Left on Sewanee Ave
East / Right on Cornell Ave
South / Right on Airline Rd
South / Straight onto Central Expressway SB Access Road
East / Left on McCommas Blvd
RELAY – North / Right on Glencoe St.
RELAY – East / Right on Martel Ave, exchange adjacent to Glencoe Park
South / Right on McMillan Ave to rejoin course at McCommas Blvd.
East on McCommas Blvd to Greenville Ave
South / Right on Greenville Ave
East / Left on Richmond Ave
E on Richmond Ave thru Skillman St
North / Left on Alderson St
East / Right on Belmont Ave
East / Straight onto Lakewood Blvd
Southeast / Right on Tokalon Dr
Southeast / Right on Winstead Dr
Northeast / Left on White Rock Rd
North / Left on W Lawther Dr
Continue N along W side of White Rock Lake on W Lawther Dr
ULTRA – continues north on White Rock Creek Trail
ULTRA – turns around just past the Fair Oaks Tennis Center and returns to Mockingbird.
East onto Mockingbird Ln
South / Right on Scout Hill Dr
South / Left on E Lawther Dr
Continue South along E side of White Rock Lake on E Lawther Dr
South / Straight onto White Rock Lake Trail
Southwest / Straight on White Rock Lake Trail along Garland Rd
Exit White Rock Lake Trail
North / Right on Winsted Dr
Southwest / Left on Tokalon Dr
West / Left on Lakewood Blvd
West / Straight onto Belmont Ave
South / Left on Alderson St
West / Right on Richmond Ave
South / Left on Skillman St
Southwest / Right on Swiss Ave
South / Left on Fitzhugh Ave
Southwest / Right on Gaston Ave
Southeast / Left on Haskell Ave
Southwest / Right on Elm St
South / Left on Exposition Ave
West / Right on Main St
South / Left on Good Latimer Expy
West / Right on Canton St
West / Straight onto Young St
South / Left on S Ervay St.
West / Right on Marilla St to finish line just before Akard

 

 

 


CPI Leadership Development Graduation

Today, the Caruth Police Institute (CPI) held a graduation ceremony for Dallas, Irving, and Dallas City Marshal, UNT Dallas Police officers who completed the Leadership Development Series.  The three-week course was designed to develop and/or enhance the leadership skills for the future leaders in their respective organization.  The Keynote Speaker, Scott Donaldson, Director of Collin College Law Enforcement Academy challenged the graduates to become better community leaders than the example of leadership that had leading them the way to leadership.

Thank you graduates for recognizing the importance of leadership and taking the initiative to move your respective careers to the next level.


Please Help Locate Person Of Interest

Updated Post:

On December 7, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Dameian Beal, a 41-year-old black male, was arrested by the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit at his residence at 2106 Village Way for the murder of his father, Price Beal, on August 3, 2018. Damiean Beal was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he declined to speak further with investigators. Damiean Beal was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett jail and has been charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. His bond will be set by a Dallas County Magistrate.

 

Please see PCA below

 

Original Post:

On August 3, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., the victim, Price Beal was found deceased inside his apartment.  Detectives would like to speak to Dameian Beal, the victim’s son, regarding his father’s death.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Montenegro, #6991 at 214-671-3624 or e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to case #170494-2018  

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.

 


Homicide Investigation – 1800 Block of Bickers Street

Update Post:

On Wednesday, December 05, 2018, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Eugene Webb, a 26-year old Black male, surrendered to investigators at the Dallas Police Jack Evans Headquarters.  During the interview with investigators, he admitted to shooting the juvenile victim.  Eugene Webb was taken to the Dallas County Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with manslaughter, a felony two.      

Original Post:

On December 4, 2018, at approximately 6:10 p.m., the unidentified victim was shot inside the residence of 1855 Bickers Street. Dallas Police responded, along with Dallas Fire and Rescue, and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Through the course of the investigation, Eugene Webb, a 26-year-old black male, was identified as the shooter. The suspect is now wanted for manslaughter, a felony of the second degree.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect to contact Detective Lopez with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3676, or abel.lopez@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #260397-2018.

 

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 Willie Tucker -23 Years Old

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing male.(Photo is from the critical missing persons ID – actual age is 23)

On December 6, 2018, at about 9:30 a.m. Willie Tucker was last seen in the 3800 block of Timberglen Road. Willie is a Black male, 23 years old, 6’5’’, weighs 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. There is no last known clothing description. Detectives believe that Mr. Tucker may be a danger to himself.

Persons with information regarding Willie Tucker are asked to call 9-1-1 or the police department at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing Person Gilbert Garcia

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s is locating Critical Missing a Person Gilbert Garcia.  On December 5, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Mr. Garcia made threats to harm himself and is considered to be a danger to himself and others.  He is driving a 2013 black Audi A6 with Texas license plate LDS4412.

Mr. Garcia is described as a 32 year old Hispanic male, 5’9” in height and weighs 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes with unknown clothing descriptions.

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


ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on this surveillance video. On November 19, 2018 at about 2:00 a.m., the suspect broke into a business located in the 2600 block of W. Illinois Ave and stole the Victim’s property. 

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-0635, Case #254512-2018.


Burglary Suspect’s Identity Sought

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the burglary suspect seen in these images taken from the victim’s surveillance video.  On November 28, 2018, at approximately 2:00 am, the suspect attempted to pry open two ATM machines and forced entry into a bank located in the 3300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 256479-2018.

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  Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T. French #9182 with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).

 

 

 


Critical Missing Person – Brianna Pizarro

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Brianna Pizarro.

Brianna Pizarro was last seen December 5, 2018 at about 10:50 a.m., she was last seen walking in the 1000 block of Morocco Avenue.  Brianna is described as a 34-year-old, Latin female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’7” tall and weighs 180 pounds. Ms. Pizarro was wearing a black top, black sweat pants and a black cap.  Ms. Pizarro could be a danger to himself and others.

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


December’s Officer of the Month – Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, #8427

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On December 4, 2018, Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, #8427, was awarded December’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee. Senior Corporal Howard received the award during a banquet at the Park City Club located at 5956 Sherry Lane #1700, Dallas Texas.

Detective Howard is a 15-year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Federal Task Force Office attached to the ATF. He began his career assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division before joining Operation Disruption. In 2009, he became a member of the Gang Unit before being assigned to the Federal Task Force where his knowledge allows him to be integral to dozens of federal investigations related to guns, drugs, and violence. After years of intensive investigation, Detective Howard was able to gather enough evidence to arrest a narcotics trafficker as well as seven other members of his criminal organization, who were utilizing one of the most violent gangs in the Dallas area as an intimidation tool.

Detective Howard has been the North Regional Director of the Texas Gang Investigators Association since 2014.  In that position, he coordinates on gang intelligence for his region and holds conferences which are attended by gang investigators and prosecutors at the local and federal levels.

By collaborating with local gyms, he has built relationships with the community by bringing at-risk neighborhood kids together to play basketball. This keeps the kids off the streets and allows them to experience positive mentors. By engaging the citizens, he has created an open dialogue within the community and an understanding that he is there to make their neighborhoods safer.

In a letter to the Meritorious Conduct Board, Sergeant Adrian Ballin, #7579 who nominated Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, stated, “This is the type of dedication that Detective Howard has always brought wherever he has worked. He is a thorough investigator who takes pride in doing good police work.” 

Thank you, Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, for your extreme dedication, hard work, and professionalism that has brought great credit to yourself and the Dallas Police Department.


Shaq visit Dallas Police Department Headquarters

Shaquille O’Neal made a surprise visit to the Dallas Police Department Headquarters while in town.  The 7’1″ gentle giant met briefly with the command staff and then shared the Christmas spirit with other members of the Department.  He handed out gift cards to our stouter male members, signed autographs and took plenty of pictures.  Thank you, Shaq for spreading and sharing the holiday cheer.

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Critical Missing Person Taylor Simmons

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Taylor Clarence Simmons.  Mr. Simmons was last seen on December 4, 2018, at about 10:00 p.m., walking away from the 3800 block of S. Tyler Street.  He is described as a Black male 24 years old, 6’05” 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  Mr. Simmons was wearing a black leather jacket, black shirt, blue jeans and black & blue shoes.  He could possibly be a danger to himself or others.  

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


Harry Hines Murder Suspect Arrested

On Monday, December 03, 2018, at approximately 8:24 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Anchor Hotel located at 10230 Harry Hines Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim, an unidentified Latin male, approximately 17-years of age, lying on the bed with an apparent gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.  During the investigation, it was learned by detectives that a suspect, Gerardo Rodriguez-Cardona, a L/M 19, shot the victim in a hotel room. 

Suspect Rodriguez-Cardona was transported to Jack Evans Headquarters where he was interviewed by a homicide detective.  Suspect Rodriguez-Cardona admitted to shooting the victim.  After the interview, he was arrested for Murder and transported to the Dallas County Jail.    


Help Locate Critical Missing Francisco Almendarez Jr.

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

On December 2, 2018, at about 4:35 p.m., Francisco Almendarez Jr. was last seen in the 11900 block of Greenville Avenue. Mr. Almendarez is a White male 24, 6’3, weighs 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts. He is driving a blue 2011 Chevrolet Cruz, Texas License KRD9468. Mr. Almendarez is considered to be a threat to himself and others.

If you see this critical missing person call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Help Us Identify a Theft Suspect

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a theft suspect.

On November 15, 2018, a homeowner hired the suspect seen on the posted surveillance video to do odd jobs at his residence. The suspect parked in the homeowners backyard and was seen on home surveillance playing with the homeowners dog.  The homeowner explained to the suspect what work he needed done and left to attend to other business. While the homeowner was not paying attention the suspect left the location and took a 7 month old Teacup Schnauzer (microchip implanted) and tools from the location without permission and never returned.

If you know the suspect in the surveillance video please contact Detective Adams at 214-283-4923.


Help Us Locate Critical Missing Laderrick Campbell Franklin

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

On November 26, 2018, at about 2:00 p.m. Laderrick Campbell Franklin was last seen in the 9100 block of Forest Lane. Mr. Campbell Franklin is a Black male 26 years old, 5’7”, weighs 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo of a flame on his upper left harm. As of November 30, 2018, Mr. Franklin may be considered a danger to himself.

If you have information regarding this critical Missing please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Detectives Seek Assistance in Homicide Investigation – 5454 Peterson Lane

On November 27, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Dallas police responded to 5454 Peterson Lane regarding the death of Maria Ezquerro, a Latin female, 23-years-old.  She was discovered deceased inside her apartment from homicidal violence.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Det. Scott Sayers, #7157 at 214-671-3661 or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #255711-2018.

    

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.

 

 

 


Request For Public Assistance – Fatality Crash 3400 E. Illinois

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a victim in a fatality crash.

On November 11, 2018, around 9:25 PM, an unknown male was crossing the 3400 block of E. Illinois when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west bound. The unknown male was later pronounced deceased as a results of his injuries. The Dallas Police Vehicle Crimes Unit has been unable to identify the male(see posted sketch). He appears to be Hispanic, around 55 to 65 years of age, and is possibly handicap and uses a small bicycle for mobility. The accident is documented on case number: 245123-2018.

The vehicle that struck the unknown male is a white pickup, unknown make, or model.  No driver description is currently available.  The suspect vehicle should have damage to the left front quarter panel. If you have any information regarding the unknown male in the sketch or any information regarding the suspect vehicle, please contact Detective Gerald Baum in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0010.     

                                                                                                                                                         

 

                             


Detectives Seeks Help in Homicide Investigation – 500 block of Woodacre Drive

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 7:21 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 500 block of  Woodacre Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Michael Deshawn Daniels a 40-year old Black male, lying on the porch with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.  Homicide detectives canvassed the neighborhood and interviewed several witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Frank Serra, #10031 at 214-671-4320 or via email: frank.serra@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 252929-2018.

 

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.


Detectives Need Help in Homicide Investigation – 2444 Walnut Ridge Street

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 4:42 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Dallas Cabaret South located at 2444 Walnut Ridge Street.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Nicholas Shauqhan Diggs, a Black male 25-year old, in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him deceased at the scene.  A second victim, Joshua Brown a Black male 28-year old, was shot and transported to an area hospital.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Edward Parker, #7566 at 214-671-3630 or via email: edward.parker@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 252511-2018.

 

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.

 


Detectives Seek Help in Homicide Investigation – 3800 block of Pinebrook Drive

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, at approximately 5:52 p.m., Dallas police responded to a prowler call in the 3800 block of PInebrook Drive.  While investigating the call, officers discovered the victim, Dwight Manning, a Black male 18-year old, at the 6200 block of Bonnie View Road underneath the tree branches at the edge of a grassy field with injuries that were consistent with homicidal violence.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.        

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Erica King, #9488 at 214-671-3684 or via email: erica.king@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 252279-2018.

 

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.


Black Friday & Cyber Monday Safety Tips

The 2018 holiday season is upon us.  As we focus on family and great food, we want to give you a quick reminder to stay safe while you are out shopping for the holidays. The National Crime Prevention Council has great tips to help you shop safely while getting those great holiday bargains on Black Friday. Here are some savvy safety tips to remember:

Shopping in Stores

  • Do not buy more than you can carry.  Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or asking a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.
  • Save all receipts.  Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a file folder to keep all receipts together and to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in.
  • Don’t flash the cash. Consider alternate options to pay for your merchandise, such as onetime or multi-use disposable credit cards or money orders, including at online stores.
  • Wait until asked by a cashier before taking out your credit card or checkbook. An enterprising thief would love to shoulder surf to get your account information.
  • Deter pickpockets.  Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.
  • Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag or package. The same applies if you are using mass transit.
  • Do not leave packages visible in your car. Lock them in the trunk, or if possible, take them directly home.

Shopping With Small Children

  • If you are shopping with children, make a plan in case you are separated from each other.
  • Select a central meeting place.
  • Teach them to know they can ask mall personnel or store security employees if they need help.
  • Have them memorize or keep your cell phone number handy.

Shopping Online

  • Before surfing the Internet, secure your personal computers by updating your security software. Everyone’s computer should have anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam software, as well as a good firewall installed.
  • Keep your personal information private and your password secure. Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will not contact you in this manner.
  • Beware of “bargains” from companies with whom you are unfamiliar — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Use secure websites for purchases. Look for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom of the screen or “https” in the URL address.
  • Shop with companies you know and trust. Check for background information if you plan to buy from a new or unfamiliar company.
  • To avoid purchasing counterfeit products, carefully examine the products you want to buy for signs of missing information (manufacturing information, warranty, product codes, etc.), broken or missing safety seals, different or incomplete packaging, and subtle or obvious changes to a company logo.

To find more useful shopping tips and personal safety information, visit the National Crime Prevention Council’s website.


Homicide Investigation – 4900 Lomax Drive

On November 22, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 4900 Lomax Drive regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, the victim, Felipe Hernandez, a 17-year-old Latin male, was found on the street with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Baylor Hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue, where he later died. Immediately after the shooting, witnesses reported seeing three young black males running Eastbound on foot towards Skyline High School.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. McDaniel with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4236, or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #252052-2018.

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 – Kerrie Herod

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Kerrie Herod.

 

Kerrie Herod was last seen November 21, 2018 at about 7:30 p.m., she was last seen in the 13900 block of Skyfrost Drive.  Kerrie was driving a marron 2005, Chevy Suburban with a Texas Tag KMD5605. She is described as a 39-year-old, Black female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 6’2” tall and weighs 290 pounds. Ms. Herod was wearing a black and gray shirt and grey sweat pants. She may be a danger to himself and others.

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


Critical Missing Person – Roderick Eugene Whitehead

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Roderick Eugene Whitehead.

 

Roderick Whitehead was last seen November 21, 2018 at about 6:20 p.m., he was last seen in the 3200 block of South Lancaster Road.  Roderick was driving a black 2003, Chrysler 300 with a Texas tag KLZ2385. He is described as a 34-year-old, Black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’11” tall and weighs 170 pounds. Mr. Whitehead was wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans. He may be a danger to himself and others.

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


Citizens & Officers Save Lives From Burning Apartment

Today, officers of the Northeast Patrol Division were in the right place at the right time. The officers were investigating a call at 11760 Ferguson Road. During the investigation, Officers noticed smoke coming from a nearby apartment building. They quickly jumped into action and called for cover. The officers began knocking on doors to get everyone out of the apartment building which was starting to engulf in flames. They discovered that six residents including a baby, from two different apartments were trapped on the 3rd floor with no way out. The breezeway where you enter their apartments had become completely engulfed in flames.


Dallas Fire Rescue issued a statement:

Despite the excellent work of firefighters, the real heroes showed up prior to the arrival of Dallas Fire Rescue. Dallas Police Officers in the area, along with some of the residents of the complex, began running through the breezeway and knocking on doors to wake people up. At one point they noticed residents still trapped inside apartments on the third floor. Realizing the residents had no other means of escape the officers (and residents helping) grabbed mattresses from some of the apartment units to create a cushion on the ground for the trapped residents to jump onto. Six residents, including a baby who had to be caught, jumped to safety from the third floor.

Everyone was able to get out safely with the assistance of two citizens and the responding officers.

Sergeant Mike Mata said “This is a great example of citizens and officers coming together to save lives.”

Thanks to quick action of the citizens, Sergeant Mike Mata, Officer Muller, Officer Pease, Senior Corporal Simler, Officer Jordan, and Officer Oates six lives were saved today.

 

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Officer Helped by Citizen

On today November 21, 2018 the Dallas Police Association presented citizen, Steve Mabry with an award for his heroic actions in helping Officer Lowman apprehend a suspect.  On last Friday officer Lowman had called for an officer assist while trying to arrest a combative suspect on Ross Avenue and Henderson Avenue.  Officer Lowman had help enroute but needed immediate assistance to arrest the suspect that’s when Steve jumped right in and assisted the officer with the arrest of a suspect.  Steve you are to be commended for your actions and we thank you for your help!




Critical Missing Person – Arnett Earl Williams

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Arnett Earl Williams.

 

Arnett Williams was last seen November 20, 2018 at about 8:00 p.m., he was last seen walking in the 2800 block of Fordham Road.  Arnett is described as a 77-year-old, Black male with gray hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’5” tall and weighs 140 pounds. Mr. Williams was wearing a dark gray coat and black pants. He may be a danger to himself and others.

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


Critical Missing Person – Lee Stricklin

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person Lee Stricklin.

 

Lee Stricklin was last seen November 20, 2018 at about 3:45 p.m., on foot in the 3500 block of Gaston Avenue.  Lee is described as a 76-year-old, Black Male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’9” tall and weighs 164 pounds. Lee was wearing a black ball cap, blue t-shirt and olive green pants. He may be a confused and in need of assistance.

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


Critical Missing Person – Michael Galicia

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person Michael Galicia.

 

Michael Galicia was last seen November 18, 2018 at about 6:20 p.m., in the 1400 block of N. Edgefield Avenue.  Michael is described as a 26-year-old, White Male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’6” tall and weighs 150 pounds. Michael was wearing a black hoodie, and gray sweatpants. He may be a danger to himself and others.

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


Critical Missing Person – Michael Groves

 

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Michael Douglas Groves.  On November 18, 2018, at about 7:15 p.m., Mr. Groves was last seen on foot in the 4000 block of Joshua Lane, Dallas.  He may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Graves is described as a 23 year old White male 5’09 in height and weighing about 190 pounds. He has red hair and brown eyes.  Mr. Graves was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

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


Critical Missing Person-Edgar Martinez

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Edgar Martinez.  Mr. Martinez was last seen on November 17, 2018, at about 11:39 p.m., walking away from the 10000 block of Tokowa Drive in Dallas.  He may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Martinez is described as a Latin male 29 years old. He is 5’7 in height and weighs about 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Martinez was last seen wearing black pants with black and grey shoes and no shirt.

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


Critical Missing Person – Kaleah Stevenson

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Kaleah Stevenson.  On November 16, 2018, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Kaleah was last seen in the 18700 block of Marsh Lane.  Kaleah is considered to be a danger to herself and others.  

Kaleah is described as a Black female 14 years old.  She is 5’02 in height and weighs about 140 pounds. Kaleah has black hair and brown eyes.  Her clothing description is unknown.

If you see Kaleah or knows of her whereabouts, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268e.


ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on this surveillance video. On October 21, 2018 at about 5:00 a.m., the suspect broke into a business located in the 4500 block of Bernal Dr and stole the victim’s property.

 

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-0635, Case #231679-2018.

 


Attempting To Identify Suspects

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on this surveillance video.  On October 29, 2018 at about 4:30 a.m., the suspects drove to the victim business in the 4300 block of W. Camp Wisdom Road in a white Ford Expedition and committed a theft offense.  The suspect vehicle has a dent on the back-passenger side by the tail light and has chrome wheels.

Anyone who knows the identity of any of these suspects or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-063, Case #236169-2018.


Shooting at 7272 Marvin D Love Freeway

On November 15, 2018, at 5:50 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 7272 Marvin D Love Freeway at the Magnolia Creek Apartments. Suspect Nicholas Chambers, a 25-year-old black male, is a uniformed security officer, who was armed with a handgun. The suspect was working a security detail at the apartment complex when the victim, Christopher Means, a 22-year-old black male, approached the suspect as he sat in his vehicle and assaulted him with a lug-nut wrench. The suspect exited his vehicle and the victim ran from him. The suspect then shot the victim multiple times as the victim ran away and fell to the ground. At one point, the suspect stood over the victim as he laid on the ground and shot him. The victim was transported to Methodist Central hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue, and was later pronounced deceased. The suspect was transported to Charlton Methodist hospital and treated for injuries to his head and face.

The suspect was discharged from the hospital and transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by a homicide detective. During the interview, the suspect admitted to shooting the victim as he ran away from him, and then standing over him as he laid on the ground and shooting him again. The suspect was transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. His bond will be set by a Dallas County magistrate.


Critical Missing Person Christine Folds

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

On November 15, 2018 around 11:00 a.m., Ms. Folds was last seen leaving the hospital in the 3500 block of Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX.   Ms. Folds frequently rides the Red Line of the Dart transit system.  She has diminished communication abilities and a poor sense of direction.  Ms. Fold is described as a B/F, 77 years old, 5’04” tall, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes and is in need of assistance.

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


Hook, Line, and Sinker

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The Dallas Police Department’s Bait Car Program originally began in the Auto Theft Unit in 2003.  At that time, the program solely focused on Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV) offenses.  In 2010, the Department began the use of an additional Bait Car Program that focused on Burglary of Motor Vehicle (BMV) offenses in an effort to combat an increase in theft offenses throughout the city.  In 2013, the Department merged the two operations to create the current Bait Car program we have in use today. The cars became so intelligent that the unit was moved from Auto Theft to Operational  Technology.  Since that time, the program has grown to a fleet of more than 25 vehicles with the hopes of expanding in the next few years.  Since the merging, there has been a total of 997 Activations and 1,160 arrests to date.  Of those activations and arrests, 848 were for BMV and Theft and 149 were for UUMV.  Those activations yielded 983 arrests for BMV and 177 for UUMV.  Nearly all of the persons arrested for these offenses showed a long criminal history and have aided detectives in solving many other investigations.  The Bait Car Program hopes to expand and grow those numbers as well as the functions of the platforms the Department is using moving forward.


Help Locate Homicide Suspect

Joseph Murrell Carmouche

On Wednesday, May 6, 2018, at about 4:40 p.m., Joseph Murrell Carmouche shot and killed the victim, Quincy Sibley. Joseph Carmouche is described as a B/M, 22 years old, 5’03” tall, 120 pounds and is wanted for murder. The suspect is known to hang around Samuell and Hunnicut.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Tonya McDaniel, #8890, at 214-671-4236 or tonya.mcdaniel@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.

 


Detectives Seek Assistance in Homicide Investigation

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Marco Clewis                                                                Buris Clewis

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 4215 Copeland St. The victim, Marco Clewis, was found shot inside his residence and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The brother of the victim, Buris Clewis, got into his vehicle and chased after suspects. The suspects were driving a small white four-door vehicle, possibly a Nissan Sentra. During the chase, the victim’s brother crashed his vehicle at 3600 Elsie Faye Heggins St., and died of his injuries.

If anyone has any information regarding either incident, please contact Detective Tonya McDaniel, #8890, at 214-671-4236 or tonya.mcdaniel@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.

 


Homicide on Lewiston Avenue

Victim – Jimar Nichols

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in solving a homicide that occurred on Lewiston Avenue.  On November 11, 2018, at approximately 5:42 p.m., the victim, Jimar Demarkus Nichols, Black male 26-years-old, was shot in the 2000 Lewiston Avenue.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Frank Serra at 214-671-4320 or frank.serra@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to Case Number 245003-2018.

Crime Stoppers

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.


Northeast Division Annual Kids Health & Safety Fair

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Northeast Patrol Division presented their Annual Kids Health & Safety  Fair.  This years event Honored Special Needs Families The event was held at Lake Highlands High School  located at 9449 Church Road.  During the event department members and volunteers gave away new coats and turkeys. In addition to giveaways there where health care providers, food bounce houses and even a bicycle rodeo. Each year there has been over 5000 people in attendance. this year there was no difference. Well, we will see you next year. Please enjoy the slide show of  the  Northeast Division Annual Kids Health & Safety Fair.

 

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Central Patrol Division Carwash Fundraiser to Feed 113 Families at Thanksgiving

 

The Dallas Police Department is no stranger when it comes to supporting those in our community. On today, November 10, 2018, it was no different. Officers from the Central Patrol Division held a car wash fundraiser for a great cause.  Todays funds were raised to help feed 113 families this thanksgiving. As we often say on this department community first. Please see the photo gallery of todays fundraiser. 

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Critical Missing Anya Hart

Critical Missing Anya Hart

Critical Missing Anya Hart

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing 16 year old female.

On November 8, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Anya Hart was last seen on foot in the 5000 block of Spyglass Drive. She was wearing blue glasses, a grey hoodie jacket and multi-colored leggings. Anya is a W/F/16, She is 5’7” weighs 145lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anya has diminished communication abilities.

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


Critical Missing Person Avery Hopkins

Critical Missing Avery Hopkins

Critical Missing Avery Hopkins

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

On November 8, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Avery Hopkins was last seen in the 5700 block of Spring Valley Road wearing a black hat, grey sweater and pant’s with white shoes. Mr. Hopkins is 26 years old, 5’10”, weighs 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Hopkins may be a danger to himself or others. 

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


Help Solve Homicide

Updated blog post:  November 8, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

On November 8, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Antoinne Littleton was arrested by Dallas Police at the 2000 block of Cobblestone Trail in Forney, Texas, for the murder of Eddie Bluitt, which occurred on November 20, 2017 at 3272 Persimmon Road. He was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by a homicide detective. He was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. His bond will be set by a Dallas County Magistrate.

 

Eddie Bluitt

Victim: Eddie Bluitt

On November 20, 2017, at approximately 3:58 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3272 Persimmon Rd. Upon officers arrival they discovered the victim, Eddie Bluitt, a B/M 30 years old suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The Dallas police is asking for the public’s assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Wilkins at 214-671-3665 or Duncan.wilkins@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to report #264935-2017

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.


Critical Missing Person – Charles Poulson

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Charles Poulson.

Charles Poulson was last seen November 8, 2018 at about 12:00 p.m., he was last seen walking in the 3500 block of South Buckner Boulevard.  Charles is described as a 74-year-old, White Male with brown hair and blue eyes.  He is 6’3” tall and weighs 165 pounds. Mr. Poulson was wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans. He may be confused and appear disoriented.

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


Critical Missing Person – Laurin Terry

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person Laurin Terry.

Laurin Terry was last seen November 7, 2018 at about 3:30 p.m., in the 10001 block of N. Central Expressway Service Road.  He left the location driving a 2013 blue Ford F-150 with Texas license plate CHT9365. Laurin is described as a 70-year-old, White Male with blondish gray hair and hazel eyes.  He is 5’6” tall and weighs 190 pounds.  Mr. Terry was wearing khaki cargo shorts and a blue shirt. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

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


Community Awareness Bulletin: Katy Trail Robberies

The Dallas Police Department wants to remind citizens to remain vigilant while exercising on the Katy Trail.

Since October 21, 2018, the Dallas Police Department’s Robbery Unit is investigating four Robbery offenses that were committed at knife point on the Katy Trail.  According to the victim(s), two to three Latin male suspects, all under the age of 25, are committing these crimes.  These offenses have occurred on October 21, 25, 29 and November 7, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  During one of the offenses, the victim was wearing their headphones while exercising.  These suspects are taking cell phones and other property that the victims have on their persons, and then fleeing the scene on foot.  These incidents are under investigation and are reported under case numbers 241867-2018, 236621-2018, 233880-2018, 231283-2018. 

The Dallas Police Department encourages citizens to be aware of their surroundings when walking or exercising alone.  Remember, there is safety in numbers.  If at all possible, avoid or use extra caution in when walking or running at night or in dark areas.  And remember, “If you see something, say something”…call 9-1-1.


Critical Missing Person Joanna Martinez

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical Missing female.

On November 7, 2018, at about 10:30 p.m. Joanna Martinez was last seen in the 4300 block of Woodhollow Drive. Mrs. Martinez left in a 2002 silver Ford Explorer, the license plate is unknown. Ms. Martinez is a White female 27, 5’4″, 200lbs, with Black hair and brown eyes she was last seen wearing a blue shirt, and black Nike sweatpants. Ms. Martinez may be a danger to herself and others.

If you see Joanna Martinez please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing Person Ethan Tidwell

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

Critical Missing Ethan Tidwell

Critical Missing Ethan Tidwell

On November 7, 2018, Ethan Tidwell was last seen in the 600 block of Dogwood Trail at about 2:30 p.m. on foot. Mr. Tidwell was last seen wearing black shoes, black shorts, and a white T-Shirt. He is a White male, 6’2”, weighs 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Ethan Tidwell may be a danger to himself or others.

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


Help Identify Robbery Suspect


On November 05, 2018, at approximately  10:57 a.m., the  suspect entered the BBVA Compass Bank located at 3939 St. Francis Avenue. The suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the bank teller. The teller in fear for his life complied and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect fled from the location on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 6’01” tall, wearing a black hoodie top, and grey sweat pants.

If you have additional information concerning the suspect or offense please contact the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or, the Dallas Police Department Robbery Unit Det. Winn 214-797-0296.


Homicide Investigation – 12835 Preston Road

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

On September 25, 2018, at approximately 7:59 p.m., the victim Roy Pate was shot inside his vehicle while parked at the Shell Gas station, located at 12835 Preston Road. Mr. Pate was transported to the hospital, but later died from the gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective E. Montenegro, #6991, at 214-671-3624, or email at e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us 

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 – Davonne Denice Plummer

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical Missing 32-year-old Black female.

 


On November 6, 2018, at about 4:30 p.m Davonne Plummer Black female, 32-years-old was last seen in the 100 block of North Prairie Avenue driving a green 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass with Texas license plate LGP8350. Davonne Plummer is a Black Female 32, she is 5,9’’, weighs 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray shirt sleeve button up shirt with blue jeans and black boots. Davonne may be a danger to herself and others. 

If you see Davonne Plummer please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Suspect Arrested for Murder – 3313 E. Illinois Avenue

On November 5, 2018, at approximately 7:44 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3313 E. Illinois Avenue involving an unidentified female victim.  The unidentified victim was involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical with the suspect’s wife.  The suspect, Jimmie Tarrer, a White male, 55-years-old intervened and shot the victim.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.  The suspect was arrested and transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where he was read his Miranda Rights.  He invoked his right to remain silent and was subsequently placed in jail for murder. (Please see posted affidavit below)

 


Critical Missing 79 Year Old Elmer Jones

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance  to help locate a critical missing 79 year old male. 

Mr. Elmer Jones was last seen November 5, 2018,  at about 7:00 p.m. on foot in the 4700 block of Gurley Avenue. Mr. Jones is a Black male 79 years old. He is 5’5’ weighs 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Jones was last seen wearing a blue floral shirt, with black pants and Fedora hat. Mr. Jones suffers from Alzheimer’s and may be confused and in need of Assistance. 

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


Homicide Information Needed

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Damarcus Rashon Miller

Updated Post: November 9, 2018 @ 10:15 a.m.

The victim has been identified as Damarcus Rashon Miller, a Black male 19-years-old.

Original Post: November 3, 2018 @ 9:01 a.m.

On Friday, November 2, 2018, at approximately 9:26 p.m., Dallas police responded to a major disturbance with an ambulance call at 407 N. Lamar Street.  Upon arrival, an unconscious Black male was found lying on the sidewalk just in front of the McDonald’s restaurant.  During the assault, the victim hit his head on the pavement street after being punched by a Black male.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he died of his injury.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Christopher Walton, #8479, at 214-671-3632 or via email:  christopher.walton@dallascithall.com. Please refer to case no. 239225-2018.

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.

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Academy Class #360 Graduation

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The Dallas Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Academy Class #360. The class started the academy on February 21, 2018. Thirty-eight brave young men and women, some of whom were born and raised in the Dallas area, rose to the challenge to be one of Dallas’ finest. 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 officers head to their new duty assignments to begin field training and working to keep the City of Dallas safe. Congratulations Class 360!


Capital Murder Investigation – 2900 Falls Drive

Victim: Whaylon Jessie Howard Jr.

Victim: Whaylon Jessie Howard Jr.

On November 1, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Dallas police were flagged down regarding a shooting victim inside 2915 Falls Drive. Officers discovered, a Black male 43-years-old(see photo), deceased inside the location from an apparent gunshot wound.  A second shooting victim, a B/F/27, was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Andrea Isom at 214-671-3701 or andrea.isom@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.


Officer of the Month November 2018 – Sergeant Stephen Williams, #8849

On November 1, 2018, Sergeant Stephen Williams, #8849, was awarded November’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee. Sergeant Williams received the award during a luncheon at the Salesmanship Club (Momentous Institute) located at 106 E. Tenth Street, Dallas Texas.

Sergeant Stephen Williams is a 12-year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Internal Affairs Division/DVR Team. He has received over 40 commendations and awards for his outstanding work.



 In a letter to the Meritorious Conduct Board, Lieutenant Alejandro Coss, who nominated Sergeant Williams, had this to say, “Sergeant Stephen Williams is the supervisor over the Body Worn Camera and the Digital Video Recorder Unit, he is the Dallas Police Department’s subject matter expert in all things related to video.  Stephen responds during all hours of the night to any critical incident where video evident is relevant.  For over two years, Stephen’s role has been “mission critical” to the success of the Dallas Police Department.  His complete dedication to duty reflects great credit upon himself and it is my honor and pleasure to nominate him for Officer of the Month.” 

This is just a few examples of Sergeant Stephen Williams’s skills and aspirations to go above and beyond the call of duty.  Thank you, Sergeant Stephen Williams, for your extreme dedication, hard work and professionalism that has brought great credit to yourself and the Dallas Police Department.


Do You Know These Theft Suspects?

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Suspect 1

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on this surveillance video. On October 3, 2018 at about 4:45 p.m., the suspect walked in to a business located in the 600 block of W. Illinois Ave. and stole the victm’s property.

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Suspect 2

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-0635, Case #218522-2018.


Theft Suspect At Large – Need Help To Identify

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a theft suspect.

On October 6, 2018, at about 1:45 p.m., the suspect walked into the T-Mobile located in the 4300 Block of Dallas Ft Worth Turnpike and took a cell phone without paying. A photo of the suspect is posted.

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-0635, Case #220751-2018.


Help Us Identify A Theft Suspect

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on this surveillance photo.

On October 15, 2018, at about 8:00 p.m., the suspect walked into the T-Mobile located in the 600 block of W. Illinois Avenue and took property(phones). The suspect is described as a Black male 16- 20 years old.

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-0635, Case #227205-2018.


Arrests Made in Murder Investigation on Webb Chapel Ext.

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 11:37 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 3333 Webb Chapel Extension where the victim, Eduardo Orellana, a 43-year-old Latin male, was passed out and bleeding outside next to his apartment.  The victim had a gunshot wound and was transported to Parkland Hospital where he died of his injuries.  Homicide detectives responded to the scene and an area hospital.

As a result of the investigation, the following individuals were arrested for the murder of Eduardo Orellana:

Corey Smith, a 20-year-old black male

Michael McCoy, a 20-year-old black male

Dominique Mangum, a 21-year-old black male

Edward Roper, a 20 year-old black male

All four have been charged with Capital Murder, a Capital Felony. The bail was set by a Dallas County Magistrate as $500,000 for Dominique Mangum and Edward Roper and $200,000 for Corey Smith and Michael McCoy.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers, #7157 at 214-671-3647 or via email:  scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 208596-2018.

Crime Stoppers

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 Theft Suspect

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on this surveillance video. On October 4, 2018 at about 10:00 p.m., the suspect broke into a business in the 900 block of W. Jefferson Blvd.

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective Gross at 214-671-0635. Please reference case #219831-2018.

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2018 Friends of the Dallas Police Banquet

The Annual Friends of the Dallas Police Awards Banquet was held at the Hyatt Regency on October 29, 2018. Members of the department, both sworn and non-sworn, were honored for their dedication and commitment to the citizens of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department.

A sworn and non-sworn employee are selected as Employee of the Year from the Office of the Chief of Police and each of the Assistant Chiefs. The Officer of the Year and Non-Sworn Employee of the Year are selected from these award winners.

The Police Cross

The Police Cross is awarded to an officer who performed under honorable circumstances and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Last night we  honored and paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. It is with great honor, that we award the following officers with the Police Cross.

Accepting the award is his partner, Officer Crystal Almeida.

OFFICER ROGELIO SANTANDER, JR.

Officer Santander was a three-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. He always wanted to be a Dallas Police Officer. For him, his job wasn’t just a duty; it was his passion. He was a young adult who loved to play basketball, soccer, golf and to go to the gym. Most importantly, he loved to spend time with his FAMILY. He is survived by his father, Rogelio Santander, Sr.; his mother, Julia; his brother, Chris Santander; his girlfriend, Jennifer Rivera, and his grandfather, Ignacio Garcia.

 SENIOR CORPORAL EARL “JAMIE” GIVENS III

Delores, mother of Senior Corporal Givens accepted the award.

Senior Corporal Givens had a passion and love for riding motorcycles, which he shared with his fellow law-enforcement motorcycle officers, his fellow Celtic Warriors, and the motorcycle club that he founded and led for many years. Senior Corporal Givens, or Jamie as he was known, worked in a variety of assignments in the Dallas Police Department where he served honorably, devoting his life for over 32 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cindy; mother, Delores; sister, Lourinda; and sons, Garrett and Greyson. 

The Marvin R. Bullard Supervisor of the Year is Sgt. David Graham

Supervisor of the Year – Sergeant David Graham

This award is given in memory of Assistant Chief Bullard to acknowledge a supervisor with exemplary contributions to law enforcement. Sgt. Graham is currently assigned to the South Central Patrol Division. He has served the citizens of Dallas for 30 years. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1998 and has traveled the country training correctional, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Sgt. Graham has earned over 115 commendations and has a 25-year Perfect Attendance, soon to be 30-Year Perfect Attendance. His dedication and willingness to do anything and everything asked of him has made a significant impact on overall crime in the South Central Division.

Field Training Officer of the Year is Sr. Corporal Jose Isidoro Bernal

The Field Training Officer of the Year is Sr. Corporal Jose Isidoro Bernal 

The field-training program is instrumental in developing police recruits into future police officers. This award was created to recognize the accomplishments of those who are responsible for transforming new recruits into self-sufficient police officers. Senior Corporal Bernal is currently assigned to South Central Patrol Division. He has served the citizens of Dallas for 29 years.  He is always in the field volunteering for calls giving his recruits ample opportunity to grow and experience a vast

array of situations.

The Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year is  Police Officer Jacob Spearman

Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year is  Police Officer Jacob Spearman

The Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year Award was created to honor the memory of Johnny Sides who was murdered 21 days after graduating from the police academy when he was 21 years old. The recipient is selected by the Jaycees from the top three nominations presented by the Meritorious Conduct Board. Police Officer Jacob Spearman is currently assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. Officer Spearman was a member of recruit Class 350. He followed in the footsteps of his father when he joined the department.

 

The Joe C. Jones Reserve Officer of the Year is Reserve Senior Corporal Jeffery Metzger

The Joe C. Jones Reserve Officer of the Year is Reserve Senior Corporal Jeffery Metzger

 

The Joe C. Jones Reserve Officer of the Year award is in memory of Joe C. Jones who joined the Dallas Police Department Reserve Unit in 1968. Officer Jones passed away from injuries resulting from an automobile accident while en route to aid another officer in 1972. This award is given to recognize reserve officers and their dedication by volunteering their time to the Dallas Police Department and the citizens of Dallas while maintaining full-time jobs in other professions. Reserve Senior Corporal Metzger has served 8 years as a Dallas Police Reserve officer, assigned to the SWAT unit. Prior to serving in SWAT, he served as a non-sworn tactical physician for the department. In addition to SWAT operations, he is a certified diver on the  Dallas Underwater Recovery Team. He is also the associate professor of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern and chief of emergency service at Parkland Hospital. Senior Corpoal Metzger exemplifies the kind of police officer that all Dallas Police Reserves should aspire to be like.

The James Taylor Non-Sworn Employee of the Year is Deborah Joseph

The James Taylor Non-Sworn Employee of the Year is Deborah Joseph

The James Taylor Non-Sworn Employee of the Year award is given in memory of Chief Helicopter Pilot and Reserve Officer James “Chuck” Taylor, who passed away in 1984 from a helicopter crash. This award recognizes a non-sworn employee of the department for their dedication to the police profession. Deborah Joseph is Executive Assistant in the office of the Chief of Police. Deborah has served for 38 years.

The John T. McCarthy Officer of the Year is Police Officer William Chase Bruce

The John T. McCarthy Officer of the Year is Police Officer William Chase Bruce

The John T. McCarthy Officer of the Year Award is given in memory of John T. McCarthy, an officer who was murdered while investigating suspicious activity near White Rock Lake in 1981. This award commends an officer who has shown exemplary contributions to law enforcement. The nominees are submitted to the bureau commanders for consideration by supervisors throughout the department. The Officer of the Year is selected by the Chief of Police.  Officer of the year for 2018 is Police Officer William Chase Bruce. He is 5 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. Officer Bruce is currently assigned to the  Southeast Patrol Division.

Additional award recipients were honored in the following categories: Friends of the Dallas Police’s College Scholarship, Medal of Honor, Medal of Valor, Meritorious Conduct, Meritorious Conduct Unit, Police Commendation, Life Saving and Police Shield.

Congratulations to all of the award winners.

 

 

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Critical Missing – Eileen Jeffery

 Ms. Eileen Jeffery, a 62 year old White female, was last seen on October 29, 2918 at about 8:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Henderson Ave in Dallas, TX. Ms. Jeffery left on foot and may be confused and in need of assistance.

She is described as a white female with grey hair and blue eyes.she 5’4” and weighs about  125 lbs. ms. Jeffrey was last seen wearing white and grey shirt and blue shorts.

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


Critical Missing – Christopher Michael Gayton

On October 29, 2018 at about 5:50 PM, Mr. Christopher Michael Gayton was last seen on foot in the 9400 block of Poppy Drive  heading in an unknown direction. Mr. Gayton may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Gayton is described as a White male, 21 years of age. He is 5’9″ and weighs 180 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue bunny suit.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. If you see this person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.


Detectives Seek Assistance in Homicide Investigation

On October 5, 2018, the victim a Latin male , Alexander Navarro, was found deceased inside his residence at 10307 Limestone Drive from homicidal violence.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Isom, #9272, at 214-671-3701 or e-mail at andrea.isom@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.


Project Safe Neighborhoods at Lake Highlands High School

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the Dallas Police Department and District 10 Partnership visited Lake Highlands High School students to empower them to make the right choices and make a positive impact on their lives. The event started off with the Lake Highlands band and Officer Vaughn entertaining the crowd. District 10 Council Member Adam McGough told the students, “We’re all in this together”, he told them to make the right decisions because those decisions impact their community.

Chief Hall told the students, “… anything  that’s going to be great that comes out of Dallas, is going to come from you”. She spoke about being on board with Sgt. Quigg’s vision about the importance of mentoring, coaching and being involved with the youth and thanked him for his dedication. The students cheered the Chief’s closing message, “Love one another, respect one another, treat others with dignity and let’s make Dallas and the rest of this world a great place to be”.

Former gang member, Lamont Levels, shared his story and brought awareness of the importance of how one’s choices can change your life for the better or worse. He also told them to choose their friends wisely, to pick friends that will bring you up, not down. The students were very receptive to his message.

This event was a part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative that brings together many federal, state and local law enforcement, prosecutors and the community to reduce crime.

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Officer of the Month: Senior Corporal Steven Ulas, #9451



On October 25, 2018, Senior Corporal Steven Ulas, #9451, was awarded October’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A luncheon ceremony was held in his honor at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel located at 900 E Lookout Dr., Richardson, TX.

Senior Corporal Steven Ulas is a 10 year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Northeast Division Crime Reduction Team (CRT). Senior Corporal Steven Ulas has hundreds of arrests under his belt and has seized large amounts of narcotics, numerous firearms, and has recovered countless stolen vehicles helping make Dallas a little safer.

Senior Corporal Ulas also helps coordinate the Lake Highlands Public Improvement District while off-duty and ensures that even while off-duty that the city of Dallas is taken care off. He has earned over 36 commendations for his actions and has been awarded a Life Saving Award.

Sergeant Michael Vaughn, #8456, who nominated Senior Corporal Steven Ulas, stated, “Senior Corporal Ulas exhibits the traits and qualities that a Dallas police officer needs to excel. He continues to lead the way my meeting all expectations on his performance evaluations, attendance record, pistol/rifle proficiency scores, and driving record. He is a not only a leader in the C.R.T unit, but for the entire Northeast Patrol Division, and an example to the officers that he works with.”

Congratulations to Senior Corporal Steven Ulas in being named October’s Officer of the Month.


Attempted Sexual Assault Investigation – 11300 Amanda Lane

Sketch of Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

Sketch of Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

On Friday, October 19, 2018, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the victim was asleep inside her apartment when she was awakened by an unknown Latin male who had entered her bedroom.  The Suspect attempted to sexually assault the Victim, but she was able to fight him off and chase him out the front door. 

The Suspect is described as a Latin male, 25 years old, approximately 5’3” to 5’5” tall, with a slight build.  The Suspect had black curly hair, brown eyes, and possible acne scars on his face.  He was last seen wearing jeans and a blue button-down shirt. If anyone knows the identity of the Suspect, please contact Detective A. Holmes,#8596, at 214-671-3637 or alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

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.


Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce 66th Annual Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year Awards

Officer Willis Wood "Johnny Sides" #337
Officer Willis Wood “Johnny” Sides, #337

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce (DJCC) hosted the 66th Annual Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year Awards. The award recognizes Dallas’ finest rookie police officers, in memory of Officer Willis Wood “Johnny” Sides, badge #337. A rookie is defined as someone who does not have much experience in the profession. Despite his short tenure of 3 months at the end of his watch, Officer Johnny Sides was an exceptional police officer and a DJCC member, who inspired police and citizens alike with his dedication, leadership, care, and sacrifice. Officer Sides was fatally wounded when a group of four wanted criminals opened fire on him and his partner during a traffic stop on February 7, 1951. As he was fighting for his life from his hospital bed, Johnny Sides positively identified all four suspects, resulting in their capture and prosecution. Following his death, the DJCC has honored extraordinary Dallas Police rookie officers every year beginning in 1952. The nominees year included

This year’s winner is Officer Jacob Spearman, #11144, who graduated from Class 350 and is currently assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

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The nominees year included Officer Sandy Martinez, #11043, who also graduated from Class 348, and is currently assigned to the Central Patrol Division

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Officer Ivory Dodson, #10848, who graduated from Class 350, and is currently assigned to the Southwest Division Patrol Division.

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Congratulations to Officer Spearman for being named Rookie of the Year, and congratulations to Officer Dodson and Officer Martinez for being named runner ups for Rookie of the Year. 


Help Us Identify The Auto Theft Suspects

The surveillance videos capture two separate auto theft offenses in the act.  The first video was captured at 8088 Park Lane on October 17, 2018, at 12 p.m. This video shows two suspects pulling up in a stolen GMC pickup and park next to the target vehicle. You can clearly see the suspect test the alarm by pushing on the vehicle. The suspect then gains entry from the back by forcing the window up. One suspect begins to look around while the other goes into the vehicle from the open back window. The suspect inside appears to trigger the alarm and quickly opens the hood so the other suspect is able to disconnect the sounding alarm. The suspect inside then starts the vehicle without the owners key. The two suspects work together and take less than 8 minutes to complete the theft. If you recognize the suspects or have any information on this offense, please contact Detective Fregeau at 214-670-7717.

 

The second video shows another auto theft that took place at 195 W Davis Street on September 5, 2018, early in the morning.  The suspect vehicle is a red Ford Expedition with brown trim and a luggage rack. The suspect appears to be a Latin male in his early 20’s. One suspect is the lookout while the other suspect is taking 2017 GMC Silverado pickup just outside the camera view. This same vehicle is also captured on video taking a 2013 Cadillac Escalade few days before at 9101 N. Central Expressway. If you recognize this vehicle or any of the suspects please contact Auto Theft Detective Fregeau at  214-670-7717.

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SURVEILLANCE VIDEO – 9101 N Central Expwy

Homicide Investigation – 7100 Gayglen Drive

 

Victim Traylon Brown

Victim Traylon Brown

On October 21, 2018, at approximately 3:12 p.m., Dallas Fire Rescue and Dallas police responded to an unconscious person inside a vehicle at 7100 Gayglen Drive.  Upon their arrival, they discovered the victim, Traylon Brown, a Black male 29-years-old who also identifies as Brittany White, deceased inside his vehicle from homicidal violence.  Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Jacob White, #7682 at 214-671-3690 or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case #231046-2018.   

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 Sandra Hernandez

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

Ms. Hernandez was last seen on October 23, 2018, at about 6:00 p.m., in the 10900 block of Stone Canyon Rd in Dallas, TX. Ms. Hernandez left in a 2012 dark purple four door Infiniti G37, with unknown TX license plates. Ms. Hernandez is described as a Latin female, 25 years of age, 5’02” tall, weighs 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Ms. Hernandez was last seen wearing a white tank top with red stripes and long pants and may be a danger to herself and others.

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


Homicide on Cockrell Hill Road

 

On October 20, 2018, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Dallas police responded to 310 N. Cockrell Hill Road regarding a shooting. The victim, Jesse Valero, a Latin male 25-years-old, was found outside on the ground suffering from homicidal violence. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Grubbs at 214-671-3675 or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to Case #230462-2018

 


First Annual #ROCing Redbird


Join us Saturday October 27, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for the First Annual #ROCing Redbird. This event is a fun way to connect with the Dallas Police Department’s Redbird Outreach Center and get a little physical activity in as you participate in a community bike ride near Redbird Mall. Whether you’re a novice bicyclist, distance rider, or member of a team we encourage everyone of all ages to come out and see what RedBird has to offer. This event is for the entire family. Join us for an engaging 1.5-mile community FUN Ride for all ages, afterwards you can also join officers for an engaging 5-mile community ride around the RedBird area. Everyone can participate in a bike safety clinic, a free bike pop up shop to inspect and if possible repair your personal bike and a helmet giveaway while supplies last! Other events include free coffee by Starbucks, onsite drug take back for old prescription medications, access to helpful information on healthy eating and free fruit. Not really interested in riding a bike? No problem. There will be music and entertainment inside of the mall where kids can also enjoy a bounce house. Everyone will have the opportunity to meet and engage with local business owners.

There’s a link for all to get registered to participate in the Bike Ride – check out the Eventbrite page

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dallas-police-department-presents-rocing-redbird-community-bike-ride-tickets-49534607344


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Join us and our Law Enforcement partners for the upcoming Drug Take Back happening on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop-off your unused and/or expired medication at any of the multiple locations across Dallas. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day allows residents to safely and properly dispose of their prescription drugs.

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36th Annual Prestonwood Rotary Club Appreciation Award

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On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the Prestonwood Rotary Club hosted their Annual Dallas Police Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony at the Prestonwood Country Club. The Rotary Club recognizes officers who exemplify the qualities of what an officer should be.

This year, Detective Catherine DeLaPaz, Senior Corporal Jeffrey Hunter and Senior Corporal Titania Richards were selected to receive the award for their hard work and dedication to the Dallas Police Department and the citizens of Dallas. Congratulations!

The Dallas Police Department appreciates the continued support from the Prestonwood Rotary Country Club.


Homicide on Skillman Street

On October 16, 2018, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call regarding a major accident where a pedestrian/victim was struck by a vehicle at 8489 Skillman Street.  The 52 year old White male victim, Connally Klein, was intentionally pushed into the roadway from the median and struck by on-coming traffic.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The suspect, Quantara Melton, a Black female 29-years-old, was located at a nearby business and arrested on unrelated warrants.  She was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where she was read her Miranda rights before being interviewed.  Suspect Melton waived her rights and agreed to speak with detectives.  As a result of the investigation, Suspect Melton has been charged with her unrelated warrants and Murder.  She was transported and booked into the Dallas County Jail. 

 


Public Assistance Needed to Identify Fatality Accident Victim

 

Sketch of Fatality Accident Victim

Sketch of Fatality Accident Victim

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify a fatality accident victim.

On October 10, 2018, at approximately 10:30 pm, the unknown victim was riding a bicycle in the 5100 block of Great Trinity Forrest Rd when he was struck by a vehicle and killed.  The victim has not been identified or any information of next of kin. 

I you have any information regarding the victim, please contact Detective Eric Knight in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0020. Please reference case number 223796-2018.

 


Critical Missing Person Andrew Brannon

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Andrew Robert Brannon.  On October 16; 2018, at about 5:00PM, Mr. Brannon was last seen in the 12000 block of Inwood Road driving a charcoal gray 2009 Toyota Camry, Texas license plate GNZ9920, in an unknown direction.  He may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Brannon is described as a 17 year old White male, 5’11” 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a white shirt, maroon pullover, and navy slacks.

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


Governor Abbott Attends Dallas Police Department Awards Ceremony

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Today, October 16, 2018, twenty Dallas Police Officers were recognized in an awards ceremony for their service to Texas communities during and after Hurricane Harvey. Governor Greg Abbott was an honorary guest in today’s ceremony, presented the awards and delivered remarks.

The twenty officers who received the awards are current members of the Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard who were deployed during and after Hurricane Harvey. “Harvey was one of the worst disasters our state has ever faced. And yet, as the storm raged, you put your lives on the line to rescue your fellow Texans,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is a safer place because of the sacrifices of men and women like you.”

Dallas officers serve the citizens of Dallas proudly on a daily basis, in this case the service was extended to the Great State of Texas and those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Congratulations, your Department and State are very proud.

The officers honored included:

Senior Corporal Nicholas Smith #9881

Senior Corporal Scott Brust #10138

Senior Corporal Ernesto Elizondo #9502

Sergeant Gregory Conn #9932

Police Officer Cindy Armstrong #10718

Police Officer Chazz Morrison #10943

Police Officer Richard Cox #11174

Police Officer Jesse Philips #9448

Police Officer Thomas Hartmann #10073

Police Officer Veronica Garcia #10497

Police Officer James Vanarsdall #10577

Police Officer Natalie Vess #11078

Police Officer Daniel Kim #10987

Police Officer Johnathan McMillion #7758

Police Officer Andrew Cyr #10312

Police Officer Steven Miller #9558 

Police Officer Sugeny Genao #11178

Police Officer Michael Long #10876

Police Officer Bradley Hanlon #9879

Police Officer Steven Gomez #10297 


Homicide Investigation on 12835 Preston Road

On September 25, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at 12835 Preston Road.  The victim, Roy Pate, 35-years-old Black male was shot while sitting inside a vehicle and transported to an area hospital.  On October 13, 2018, Mr. Pate died from complications arising as a result of the shooting.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or e.montenegro@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 212831-2018.

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 – Travion Harmon

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Travion Harmon.  On October 15, 2018, at around 6:30 PM, Mr. Harmon was last seen in the 3500 block of Ross Avenue.  He may be a danger to himself or others. Mr. Harmon was last seen driving a black Dodge Challenger TX plate GJL2892.

Mr. Harmon is described as a 24 year old Black male, 5’8” 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white button up shirt, and black shoes.

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


Critical Missing Person – Michelle Denise Phillips

UPDATE 10/15/2018 @ 5:00 PM: Critical Missing Person Phillips as been located.  She is currently in the ICU at an area hospital.  She was unconscious when she was brought in by Dallas Fire and Rescue.  She was located near the Fair Park area.  There does not appear to be any foul play at this time.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person Michelle Denise Phillips.

Michelle Phillips was last seen October 14, 2018 at about 2:00 p.m., in the 1500 block of Oak Meadows Drive.  Michelle is described as a 50-year-old, Black Female with grey hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’9” tall and weighs 140 pounds. Mrs. Phillips was wearing a gray sweater, black pants and black tennis shoes. She may seem confused or appear disoriented.

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


Critical Missing Persons – Catalina Verduzco-Barron and Katina Cruz

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person’s Catalina Verduzco-Barron and Katina Cruz.

Catalina Verduzco-Barron and Katina Cruz were last seen on October 14, 2018 at about 4:00 p.m., in the 2900 block of Dildo Drive at their residence.  Catalina is described as a 66-year-old, White Female with black and white hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’5” tall and weighs 190 pounds. Mrs. Verduzco-Barron clothing is unknown. Katina is described as 22-year-old, White Female with black hair and blue eyes.  She is 4’10” tall and weighs 90 pounds.  Ms. Cruz clothing is unknown. Mrs. Verduzco-Barron may seem confused or disoriented when located.  Ms. Cruz has down syndrome and has difficulty walking.

If anyone has any information about the location of Catalina Verduzco-Barron and Katina Cruz, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Homicide on Walnut Street

Updated on October 22, 2018 at 8:20 a.m.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that a Black male juvenile suspect, 16-years-old was responsible for the death of Arthur Holloway at 10110 Walnut Street.  On October 22, 2018, the juvenile turned himself in to Dallas Police Detectives at Jack Evans Headquarters.  He was processed and taken to the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center, charged with murder.   

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at approximately 1:46 am, Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Briarwick Apartments located at 10110 Walnut Street. Upon arrival, the victim, Arthur Holloway, a 17-year old Black male, was found in the apartment with a single gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital. Witnesses reported that there was a party at the apartment and several individuals fled the before the arrival of police. At approximately 6:58 a.m., the victim was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Derick Chaney, #7830, at 214-671-3645 or via email: derick.chaney@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case no. 226007-2018.

Crime Stoppers

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 Needed in Homicide Case on Guthrie St.

On Friday, October 12, 2018, at approximately 10:24 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 211 Guthrie Street. Upon arrival, the victim, Hector Eric Gaona, a 32-year-old Latin male, was found lying next to his vehicle. Witnesses observed a silver or grey vehicle, occupied by an unknown Latin male, stopped in the middle of the street and began shooting at the direction of the victim. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers, #7157, at 214-671-3647 or via email: scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case no. 225264-2018.

CrSime 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 – Opher Barber

UPDATE 10/4/2018 at 3:30 pm:  Critical Missing Person Opher Barber has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Opher Barber.  On October 12, 2018, around 12:30 p.m., Mr. Barber was last seen in the 2500 block of Southwood Drive in agree 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer with Texas tag BD53234.  Mr. Barber may appear to be lost or disoriented. 

He is described as a Black male 83 years old with white hair and browns eyes.  Mr. Barber stands about 5’07” and weighs about 160lbs.  He was last seen wearing a black hat with the letter “D”, a black Polo shirt, black jacket and black blue jeans.

If anyone have seen or knows the whereabouts of Mr. Barber, you are asked to call the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268 or dial 911.


Keeping Dallas Safe: Another Outstanding Catch

On October 12, 2018, at approximately 4:20 a.m., the victim observed suspects stealing tools from his vehicle located in the 9800 block of Dale Crest Drive. When the victim and a witness confronted the suspects, one of the suspects sprayed them with pepper spray and then fled the location with the victim’s property. The victim and witness were still attempting to detain the second suspect when the Dallas Police Department’s Crime Response Team (CRT) elements arrived and took the suspect into custody.  CRT officers canvased the area and were able to locate the second suspect and take her into custody.  Both suspects were charged with Aggravated Robbery. The property was recovered and released back to the victim.  Another outstanding catch and a “Job well done” CRT!!!


Homicide Investigation at 10966 Harry Hines Boulevard

On Friday, October 12, 2018, at approximately 01:49 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 10966 Harry Hines Boulevard involving an unidentified Black male victim.  The victim and a Latin female were involved in a physical altercation in the middle of the street.  A vehicle pulled over and the occupants began shooting in their direction.  The victim was shot and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Parker, #7566 at 214-671-3630 or edward.parker@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to case number 224583-2018.      

 

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.


Help Identify Theft Suspect

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on this surveillance video. On August 14, 2018 at about 2:24 p.m., the suspect entered the business located in the 100 block of W. Davis Street. The suspect can be seen on video taking property from the location. 

The suspect appears to be a Black male about 35 to 45 years old, about 6’ 02,”  heavy build, wearing a red polo style shirt and a small to medium Afro.

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective Watson at 214-671-0524, Case #186614-2018.


Help Identify Two Theft Suspects

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects pictured in this post.

On September 26, 2018, at about 4:35 p.m., two Black male suspects walked into the T-Mobile retail store located at 611 W. Jefferson Boulevard and took property belonging to the business without permission. The pictured suspects are described as two Black males,  18-22 years old. 

If anyone has any information related to this offense  or know the identity of the suspects we ask you to contact Detective Watson at 214-670-7471,please reference Case #213530-2018.


Detectives Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Package Theft Suspect

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Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on this surveillance video.

On September 28, 2018 at about 2:00 p.m., the suspect took multiple packages off the front porch of the victims residence located in the 1600 block of Kings Hwy. The suspect pictures is sought for her role in multiple package theft offenses.

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective Gross at 214-671-0635 and reference Case #214921-2018.


Capital One Bank Robbery Suspect

On October 10, 2018, at approximately 12:25 p.m., suspect entered the Capital One Bank located at 4208 Lemmon Avenue. The suspect, armed with a handgun, demanded money from the witness who was standing behind the teller’s counter. The teller complied and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled from the location on foot.  The suspect was described as a white male, 50 years old, approximately 5’6″ to 5’7″, 170 to 180 lbs, wearing a brown baseball cap, pink polo shirt, khaki shorts, white socks, and tan utility boots. The suspect displayed a silver revolver (Case# 223407-2018).

If you have any additional information concerning the suspect or offense please contact the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at (972) -559-5000 or, the Dallas Police Department Robbery Unit Det. Winn at (214) 797- 0296.

 


Keeping Dallas Safe: Aggravated Robbery Suspects Arrested

On October 10, 2018, officers responded to the 2600 block of Texas Street regarding an individual being robbed at gunpoint.  Upon arrival, the officers met with the victim who stated an unknown suspect had produced a weapon and took his cellphone and his wallet.  The suspects fled the location in an unknown direction.  The victim had, “find my phone app” and was able to track his phone and the suspects.  Officers were able to track the suspects in their vehicle in West Dallas and perform a traffic stop.  One of the suspects bailed out while the other four suspects were contained and arrested.  The suspect that fled on foot was apprehended by another officer and his partner K-11 (canine).  Officers were able to recover a gun and 10 cellphones that were all reported taken in separate robberies.  Great work Patrol Officers!

 


Critical Missing Person – Albert Slawson

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person Albert Slawson.

Albert Slawson was last seen October 8, 2018 at the Greyhound Bus Station located at 205 South Lamar Street.  Albert is described as a 59-year-old, White Male with white hair and green eyes.  He is 5’11” tall and weighs 150 pounds. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time he went missing. He may be in need of assistance.

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


Critical Missing Person Anya Hart

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Update 10/08/2018 @ 11:30 AM:  Critical Missing Person Anya Hart has been located and is safe.

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

On October 8, 2018 around 7:00 A.M., Anya Hart, a white female, 16 years old, was last seen in the 5000 block of Spyglass Drive.  Ms. Hart is 5’07” tall, weighs 145 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, has communication issues and may be in danger.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 9-1-1 or (214) 671-4268.     


Information Needed In Homicide Investigation – 11000 Ables lane

On October 7, 2018, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 11000 Ables Lane regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, they learned that the victim, an unidentified 24-year-old black male, was shot in the back after leaving a night club near the location. Witnesses reported that a black male wearing red pants and a white shirt was seen running from the location immediately after the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Walton with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3632, or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #221129-2018.

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.


Manslaughter Investigation – 4849 Haverwood Lane – 16 Year Old Victim

On October 7, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Dallas Police responded to 4849 Haverwood Lane regarding a shooting. Upon arrival they found the victim Jakiyah Wrightsil, a 16-year-old black female, unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. Witnesses reported that there was a party at the apartment and several individuals fled prior to the arrival of police.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident, including who may have attended the party, contact Detective David with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3627, or steven.david@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #221135-2018.

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.


2018 Asian Safety & Health Fair

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The 18th Annual Asian Safety & Health Fair was held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Hong Kong Market Place located at 9780 Walnut Street. With an average of over 1,000 attendees every year, this event has become a great resource to build trust and positive relationships between the Asian community and the Dallas Police Department. Many volunteers and officers were available to translate a variety of the Asian languages. There were also booths set up with information from several city services as well as a variety of DPD units.

The citizens reveled at the wonderful entertainment. The event was kicked off by the traditional Dragon dance. There were also many activities, food and fun available for the entire family. This years event has now come and gone. However, that means we can start planning for 2019. 


Help Us Identify A Bank Robbery Suspect


The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a  bank robbery suspect.

On October 5, 2018, at approximately 11:10 a.m., the pictured suspect entered the BB&T Community Bank located at 7839 Park Lane and demanded money from the bank employees. The employees complied and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money. The suspect then fled from the location on foot.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at (972) 559-5000 or Detective Winn of the Dallas Police Department Robbery Unit  at (214) 797-0296.

If you have any information regarding this offense and wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477(TIPS). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes.


2018 National Night Out

National Night Out was established in 1984 and is a yearly event designed to build and strengthen the relationships between police officers and the communities they serve.  It’s held on the first Tuesday in October in neighborhoods and communities across Texas, whereas the other 49 states participate on the first Tuesday in August. National Night Out encourages neighbors and community members to come together with police officers through block parties, cookouts, and safety demonstrations. 

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This year, Dallas Chief of Police U. Reneé Hall attended several National Night Out Events throughout the City of Dallas stressing the importance of a good working relationship. National Night Out helps police officers and citizens reason with one another and express concerns on both sides making a stronger community partnership. The turnout for 2018 were fantastic and we ask all to continue to support and participate in  National Night Out events.


Help Us Identify a Theft Suspect

 

On September 7, 2018, at about 9:00 p.m., the suspect walked into the business located on the 400 block of W. Illinois Avenue and took some property.  Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured in the photo below.

 

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Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective Watson at 214-670-7470 and refer to case #199261-2018.

 

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Critical Missing Person Janiah Reyna.

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

On September 11, 2018, at about 2:30 P.M., Janiah Reyna was last seen leaving the 200 block of W. Page Ave. on foot. Janiah is described as Latin female, 9 years old, 4’08” tall, weighs 80 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Janiah was last seen wearing a white tee shirt with blue jeans and is possibly with her 16 year old sister.

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


Critical Missing Person: Doris Jean Wilson

Doris Jean Wilson

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Doris Jean Wilson

Mrs. Wilson was last seen on September 27, 2018 around 6:00 a.m., in the 8000 Block of Herb Kelleher Way, driving her Black Hyundai Santa Fe with Texas license plate # DJK3835. Doris Jean Wilson is described as a Black female, 71 years of age, 5’02” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black and white hair. Doris Jean was last seen wearing a pink flower shirt, brown pants, blue slide on shoes and may be lost and seem disoriented.

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


DPD Delivers Meals on Wheels

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Office of Community Affairs and the Neighborhood Patrol officers paired up in two’s and made several Meals on Wheels deliveries this morning. Throughout the year officers make meal deliveries to VNA Meals on Wheels clients. For every route delivered by volunteers, VNA Meals on Wheels saves enough money to feed another hungry senior for a week. Dallas PD is proud to volunteer to makes these deliveries and helping stop hunger.

Below you will see a short video clip of officers loading up the delivery bags before heading out. There will be one more delivery this year, which is known as our big holiday delivery in which we partner up with Dallas Fire Rescue to cover all the Dallas area. 


Help Identify Burglary of a Motor Vehicle Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle suspect.

Between September 17, 2018 and September 24, 2018, the suspect shown on the video has committed several Burglary of Motor Vehicle offenses in the parking lot of the Baymont Hotel located at 2370 W. Northwest Highway. The surveillance video shows the suspect arriving at the offense location in a dark colored Chevy Impala and a White Dodge pickup truck forcing entry into vehicles and taking property. The suspect is described as a Latin male in his 20’s.

If anyone has information regarding this offense or the identity of the suspect please contact Detective D. Allen #7072 at 214-670-6044.

 

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Suspect Arrested in the Death of Pregnant Female

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, at approximately 7:05 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 2610 Marburg Street. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Delashon Jefferson a 21-year-old black female, who was 8 months pregnant, and a second victim, Daveron Sanders B/M 25, with gunshot wounds.  

The victim, Jefferson, and the suspect, Lagarius Donnell Rainey B/M 25, were involved in a verbal argument and it escalated into a physical confrontation.  Family members forced themselves into the bedroom of the victim, attempted to stop the assault and the suspect began shooting at their direction. 

Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victims to an area hospital.  The doctors saved the baby and then the victim died of her injuries.  Dallas police located the suspect near the scene and took him into custody.  Suspect Rainey was transported to Jack Evans Headquarters for an interview by the detectives. 

Suspect Rainey was arrested for Murder and transported to the Dallas County Jail.  (Please see attached PCA)

 

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Forbes – The Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs, 2018 -Dallas #7

Professional and business services have long been identified with the downtowns of cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco, where lawyers, accountants and architects are thick on the ground. However, in recent years there’s been a clear shift in the geography of this vital sector, with some of the strongest job generation emerging far from the high-rise canyons. This shift is of profound importance given that professional and business services is by far the largest high-wage job sector in the U.S. and one of the main ladders to the middle class, with an annual average salary of $60,446, compared to $48,115 a year for the average nonfarm job.
www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2018/05/29/the-cities-creating-the-most-white-collar-jobs-2018/#488bfe3c3920

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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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The 10 US cities that are growing fast, offering jobs, andpresenting business opportunities – Dallas ranks #4

The global economic outlook is strong, according to recent information from Goldman Sachs. The firm predicts that global growth will reach 4 percent in the next year. The U.S. economy as we head into the new year is showing strong momentum and the unemployment rate is already below what the Federal Reserve deems as sustainable. Overall, the current economic environment is about “as good as it gets,” according to Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs’ chief economist.
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2018 DRC Annual Meeting Buoyed by Amazon Top 20 HQ2 News

by Dave Moore, Staff Writer

A record crowd attended the Dallas Regional Chamber Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18 – the same day Amazon announced the Dallas Region is among 20 finalists for Amazon’s estimated $5 billion HQ2 project.

Aside from drawing more than 1,500 members, the event attracted many of the region’s major news outlets, which sought further insight into Amazon’s inclusion of the Dallas Region in the second round of the HQ2 site selection process. Given the media turnout, the DRC held an impromptu press conference on the topic following its Annual Meeting, featuring DRC President and CEO Dale Petroskey and Mike Rosa, DRC Senior Vice President of Economic Development.

“We submitted a proposal that would make the DFW Region proud, as it showcased all of our competitive advantages,” 2017 DRC Chair Hilda Galvan told the crowd at the Hilton Anatole. “Now, the next round of hard work begins, and having watched the DRC up close, I know that this organization is up to the task.”

Galvan said North Texas economic trends since 2010 – population growth of roughly 1 million, the addition of nearly 700,000 jobs, and the relocations of 75 corporate headquarters – indicate that workers and businesses will continue to thrive in the Dallas Region, with our without an HQ2.

The event’s keynote panel – Dallas Cowboys Hall-of-Famers Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith, and Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson – discussed the lessons sports have taught them in their professional lives.

“You can’t become a sore loser,” said Staubach, who led the Cowboys to five Super Bowls, winning two of them. “I hated to lose, but I was never a sore loser. It took me a few hours to get over (losing), but by Monday, I couldn’t wait until the next week.”

Both Staubach and Smith realized successful careers in real estate and other business ventures after hanging up their cleats.

Jones Anderson said when hiring, the Cowboys organization often considers job candidates’ experience in team sports as a valuable attribute.

“We look at our whole sales staff, and there’s 10 women and 10 and men, and every single one of them played sports,” she said. “Every day you make a cold call, you’re going to get hung up on. It’s that ‘get knocked down, get back up’ resilience. You do learn more in defeat than you do in victory.”

Jones Anderson said when the Cowboys and their partners set about building AT&T Stadium, it was much more than just building a facility for NFL football games.

“It was much bigger than that – we wanted it to be an economic engine, to bring events to this region and to this city, so people would come and fill the hotels and eat at the restaurants, and have concerts and have Wrestlemanias,” she said. “But it was the game of football that served as the impetus for building the stadium.”

During her on-stage chat with Dallas Business Journal Publisher Traci Merzi, Jones Anderson said she became involved with the Cowboys when her father, Jerry Jones, asked her to weigh in on a potential change to the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders’ uniform. Because Jones Anderson had a background in dance, she was able to address that question.

“At that time, everything was basically on fire,” she said. “There was a crisis around every corner. So, he asked me to come down for the weekend and settle the crisis, which we did. While I was here, he asked me to stay and I told him, ‘I don’t know anything about running a professional football organization,’ and he said, ‘That’s okay, neither do I. I just need someone I trust, someone that will be on my team, that will lay awake at night trying to figure out how to stop the bleeding.’ Because as many of you may remember, the Cowboys were losing $75,000 a day.”

Now, valued at $4.2 billion according to Sports Illustrated, the Dallas Cowboys is the world’s most-valuable sports franchise.

Smith said he learned of the value teamwork and merit-based rewards while he played football.

“What I’ve learned over the years is football is one of those sports where you break down all kinds of barriers, color, religion and so forth, because at the end of the day, you are entrusting yourself with your teammates and they’re doing the same thing for you. So you’re forced to come together as a team, to buy into a system that directs you… to victory”

The event’s presenting sponsor was AT&T; platinum sponsors included Boeing, BCG and Thomson Reuters; silver sponsors were Capital One Bank, Frito-Lay North America, Imaginuity Interactive Inc., Jones Day and  PwC; and bronze sponsors were Amegy Bank, Baylor Scott & White Health, DFW International Airport, Fidelity Investments, The Men and Women of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Regions Bank and Stantec.

In case you missed it …

  • Following Amazon’s announcement early Thursday morning that the DFW Region made its list of 20 cities in contention for HQ2, Bill Hethcock of the Dallas Business Journal analyzed the chances of the DFW Region.
  • #DRCAM18 was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in the Dallas Region, generating more than 900,000 impressions. Search social with the hashtag #DRCAM18 to see attendee photos and other coverage.
  • The DRC’s 2018 Annual Meeting Report is available here.
  • Say Yes to Dallas unveiled its Recruiting Toolkit and Essentials Guide, created to help member companies recruit potential employees to the Dallas Region.
  • View the list of our 2018 Board of Directors.
  • Thanks to all who donated to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle. Photos with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders can be viewed here.
  • To learn more about the work the Salvation Army is doing in our area, click here.
  • To learn more about AURORA, the free contemporary art event Nov. 3, 2018, please visit Dallas AURORA.

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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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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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Forbes – The Cities Where A Paycheck Stretches The Furthest 2017 -DFW #10

We often conflate high salaries with prosperity, but that can be deceptive. Someone who lives in New York or San Francisco might make more money than a counterpart in the same profession in Houston or Dallas-Fort Worth, but when the cost of living is factored in, their Southern colleagues may actually come out ahead.
www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2017/12/07/the-cities-where-a-paycheck-stretches-the-furthest-2017/#1e3ece553673

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Forbes 2017 Best Places for Business and Careers – Dallas #10

Our ranking compares the business climates of the 200 largest metro areas by population in the U.S. We rated them on 14 metrics related to job growth, costs (business and living), income growth, quality of life and the education of the labor force.
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Inc 5000 – The Top 10 Business Hubs for Fast Growing Companies in2017 – Dallas #8

No one says you need to start up in your home town. From coast to coast, here are the 10 U.S. cities nurturing the most fast-growing private companies of 2017.
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