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Keeping Dallas Safe – Officers and Community Come Together to Make Great Arrest

 

On November 16, 2017, at about 12:30 p.m., officers from South Central Patrol Division were flagged down at an apartment complex located at 330 East Camp Wisdom Road. A witness told officers that a Black male suspect asked the witness to come to where he was standing while exposing himself. The witness also let officers know the suspect was last seen running northbound through the apartment complex. The officers began searching for the suspect on foot. A second witness also flagged down officers and described the same male who was seen again exposing himself. Additional officers responded to the location to help search for the suspect. 

Officers were able to locate the suspect and ordered the suspect to stop. The suspect refused the officers’ orders and fled on foot into a wooded area. A K-9 element along with Air 1 were called to assist with the search for the suspect. The suspect was eventually located inside the apartment complex after a coordinated search and was taken into custody.

In the course of the preliminary investigation, it was discovered the suspect had forced entry into an apartment residence inside the complex where he was originally observed. In that offense, the resident was able to push the suspect out, and no one was injured.

The suspect Montrell White, a Black male 23 years old is being charged with two counts of Indecent Exposure a Misdemeanor B, Burglary of a Habitation Felony 2, and Evading Arrest and Detention on Foot Misdemeanor A, and two warrants out of Tarrant County for Indecent Exposure. This offense is documented on case number 261606-2017.

Thank you community members for coming forward  and providing useful information during the search for the suspect. To the South Central Officers, K-9 and Air 1, good job, and a great arrest.


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Safety Tips

The 2017 holiday season is up on us and as we enter this time of holiday cheer focused 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.

 

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Dallas Police Department Service Pin Ceremony

Dallas Police Chief U.RENEÉ HALL presented various departmental awards on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  The presentation was held in the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Jack Evans Headquarters at 1400 S. Lamar Street.

The following were also presented their Service Pins in today’s ceremony:

 


Burglary/Package Thieves Wanted!

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify suspects caught on surveillance camera committing a burglary and a theft offense.

During the early morning hours of November 12, 2017, two suspects drive up to the DSW Shoe Warehouse located at 8335 Westchester Drive.  They proceed to manipulate the front door locks to gain entry into the store to steal merchandise. 

A few hours later at 7:45 AM the same two suspects are captured on a door bell camera stealing packages off a front porch in the 3800 block of Northview Lane.  During this offense they are seen driving off in a maroon Chevrolet Tahoe. 

  • Suspect one: Is  described as a heavyset Latin male in his late 20’s to early 30’s.  He stands around 5’08” and weighs roughly 250-260 pounds.  In both offenses he was wearing a Texas A&M sweatshirt with a dark ball cap with a “P” on it.  He was wearing long shorts with colorful high socks. 
  • Suspect two: Is described as a Latin male also in his late 20’s to early 30’s also about 5’08” and weighs about 190 pounds.  He appeared to be bald with a slight facial growth and was wearing a Texas A&M ball cap in both offense.  

Anyone with information regarding these cases or suspects should contact detectives at (214)671-8066. The offenses are documented on case numbers 258051-2017 and 258272-2017.

 

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Detectives Seek Information Regarding Homicide

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Victim: George Boone

On November 16, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call for police at 326 E. Illinois Ave. Upon officers arrival they found the victim, George Boone, a White male 41 year old deceased inside a vehicle from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Laurence, #9191 at 214-671-3642 or robert.laurence@dallascityhall.com Please refer to report #261995-2017.

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.

~CA


Critical Missing Person – Roman Quiroz Jr.

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

On November 17, 2017, at about 1:00 a.m., Roman Quiroz Jr. was last seen in the 100 block of North  Acres Drive. Mr. Quiroz is a Latin

Critical Missing Roman Quiroz Jr.

male 25 years old, 5’7 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. Mr. Quiroz may be a danger to himself and/or others.

If you see Mr. Quiroz Jr. , please contact 911 or the  Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing – Roman Quiroz Jr.

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

On November 17, 2017, at about 1:00 p.m., Roman Quiroz Jr. was last seen in the 100 block of North  Acres Drive. Mr. Quiroz is a Latin

Critical Missing Roman Quiroz Jr.

male 25 years old, 5’7 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. Mr. Quiroz may be a danger to himself and/or others.

If you see Mr. Quiroz Jr. , please contact 911 or the  Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.


Public Assistance Needed To Identify Witnesses

On September 23, 2017, at approximately 11:22 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call for service at 1707 North Hall Street regarding the victim Taylor Gruwell.  Gruwell fell from a parking structure and died from her injuries.  The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying several individuals seen at the location who are possible witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the individuals in the video or information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Chaney at 214-671-3650 or derick.chaney@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.usPlease refer to case #218587-2017


Detectives Seek Information Regarding Homicide

Emilio Gut

On November 15, 2017, at approximately, 4:39 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call at 700 N. Marsalis Ave. Upon officers arrival they located the victim, Emilio Gutierrez, a Latin male 34-years old deceased from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or e.montenegro@dallascityhall.com Please refer to report #260924-2017

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.

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Information Needed Regarding Homicide Investigation – 3433 Culver Street

On November 15, 2017, at approximately 2:16 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 3433 Culver Street. Upon officers arrival they discovered the victim, Julio Naverete-Leal, L/M 42 – years old deceased from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Isom at 214-671-3701 or andrea.isom@dallascityhall.com Please refer to Case#260479-2017.

If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS. Crime stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. 


Public Assistance is Needed for Robberies at Metro PCS

On November 15, 2017, two Metro PCS stores were robbed at gunpoint.  The first robbery occurred in the 10900 block of Webb Chapel Road at 10:00 a.m.  The second robbery occurred in the 4200 block of LBJ Freeway at 10:40 a.m.  The suspect took money from both stores at gunpoint.  No employees were harmed.

The suspect is described as a Black male,  between the age of 20-25, 5’5” tall, and weighs 150 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt, brown pants, white shoes, and a blue hat with the word “PIMP” written on it.

The suspect used a beige early 2000’s model Ford Explorer to commit both offenses.  The vehicle was driven to and from the offense locations by an unknown male.

Anyone that recognizes this suspect, or has information regarding these robberies are asked to call Detective Prince at (214) 671-3692. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


Help Identify This Guy – Robbery Suspect – 7100 Greenville Avenue

Quik Trip Robbery Suspect

Quick Trip Robbery Suspect

 

On November 14, 2017, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Quick Trip store located in the 7100 block of Greenville Avenue was robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect demanded money from the register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and was not injured.

The suspect is described as a Black male 6’0”, 180 lbs., 18-25 years old, last seen wearing a black coat over a gray hoodie with a red design on the front. The suspect also wore a black hat with flaps covering his ears with white fur inside.

Anyone that recognizes this suspect, or has information regarding this offense is asked to call Detective Jarc at (214) 671-3464. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

 


Critical Missing Lakendra Ringwood

Critical Missing Lakendra Ringwood

Critical Missing Lakendra Ringwood

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing 33-year-old female.

Lakendra Ringwood was last seen November 14, 2017,  at about 8:40 p.m. walking in the 1200 block of Front Street. Lakendra is a Black female 33 years old, 6 feet tall, weighs 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Mrs. Ringwood was last seen wearing a green dress and red boots. Lakendra Ringwood was upset, made threats to harm herself and should be considered a danger to herself.

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


Seeking Identity of Aggravated Assault Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect regarding an aggravated assault offense.

On November, 11, 2017, a suspect was leaving a restaurant located at 527 Sunset Avenue near West Jefferson Boulevard and South Llewellyn Avenue. The suspect described as a 40-year-old Hispanic male fired a handgun into a vehicle that was  occupied by several individuals. The suspect is described as 5’10 inches tall, weighing 250 pounds, bald with a mustache.

If anyone can identify the pictured suspect, please contact Detective Hubner at 214-671-3639. 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. The number for Crime Stoppers is: (214)373-TIPS (8477). Calls are accepted  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Detectives Seeking Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

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On November 5, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Hi Mart store located in the 3500 block of Simpson Stuart Road was robbed at knifepoint.  The suspect threatened the employee working the store and took property. The employee was not injured during this offense.

The suspect is described as a Black male 5’08”, 225 lbs., heavy-set, between 25-35 years old, last seen wearing a black leather coat, gray Adidas shirt and gray shorts. The suspect has medium length hair in a twist hairstyle.

Anyone that recognizes this suspect, or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Woodburn at (214) 671-3666. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

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Critical Missing David Lee Reed

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a critical missing 72-year-old male.

On November 13, 2017,  at about 3:00 PM,  David Reed last seen at the 3800 block of Treeline Drive driving a 2011 Kia Sorrento SUV, TX license plate CML4617, which may have a handicapped placard hanging from the rearview mirror. Mr. Reed is a Black male 72 years old, is 5’11, weighs 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. Mr. Reed was last seen wearing black pants, orange T-shirt, a purple plaid jacket, house shoes and was wearing glasses.

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


South Central Crime Reduction Initiative

On Saturday, November 10, 2017, the South Central Neighborhood Police Unit, Crime Response Team, Traffic, Narcotics, and SWAT all worked together in the south central area of Dallas in an effort to reduce crime.  In our commitment to keep Dallas safe, the Neighborhood Police Officers began the day by walking the beat throughout various targeted neighborhoods throughout the area, making positive contact with several members of the community.  The citizens were very pleased and most appreciative to those officers who walked the streets, made arrests, and more importantly, protected and spent time with the kids in the neighborhood.

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The Traffic Unit was out on their motorcycles enforcing traffic laws and making arrest from the several violations that were being committed on Saturday.  A total of 111 Hazardous Citations and 57 Regulatory Citations were written. 

Narcotics, and SWAT teamed up together and executed several narcotic warrants which led to the arrests of 5 individuals (Rodrick Porter, Bernard Anglin, Davante Henderson, Kevin Hickman, and Karla Meraz) for various drugs and weapons charges.  As a result of the Narcotic Search Warrants executed at 3810 Bonnie View Road, officers were able to seize 10.3 grams of Cocaine Powder, 11.8 Grams of Cocaine Rock, 268.5 Grams of PCP, 77.5 Grams suspected K2, 8 Grams MDMA, 13.7 Grams Methamphetamine, 31 Pills Alprazalam, $1,837.00 and 3 Rifles.  

Overall, there were a total of 34 people arrested for various charges, 168 traffic citations written and 47 calls answered for service in the South Central Patrol Division.  Job well done!!!

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Help Identify Assault Suspect

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

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On September 10, 2017, at approximately 4:50 p.m., at 8405 Park Lane an unknown suspect head-butted the victim, injuring them and causing them to fall to the ground. The unknown suspect is described as a black male, between 25-35 years old, 6’00”, 180 lbs., thin/muscular build, bald, and gold teeth. He can be seen wearing a black tee shirt, red/black pants, red shoes, and a large gold chain.

If you have any additional information or possibly have come into contact with the suspect, please contact Detective P. Belew #7615, (214) 671-3603 at the Dallas Police Department Assaults Unit.

~CA


Do You Know This Suspect?

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On July 29, 2017 at about 3:20 p.m., the unidentified suspect ran from officers during a traffic stop in the 11300 block of McCree Road.  The identity and whereabouts of this suspect is being sought for questioning in multiple felony offenses.

The suspect is described as a Black male, between 20-25, 5’8”, 180 lbs., with acne on his face, a small afro type haircut, and a goatee.

Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has information on his whereabouts is asked to please call Detective Cardenas at (214) 671-3658.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

~CA


Critical Missing Person – Ani Seraj

 

The Dallas Police Deaprtment is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Ani Seraj.  On November 4, 2017, Mr. Seraj left his residence in the 3200 block of State Street driving a black 2010 Infiniti 4door, with Paper Tag #90G0090.  On November 12, 2017, Mr. Seraj made threats to harm himself.  He may be a danger to himself and others. 

Mr. Seraj is described as a 24 year old White male with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 170 pounds and stands about 5’10”.  His clothing description is unknown.  If you know Mr. Seraj’s whereabouts or have information, please contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

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Homicide on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Victim Johnny Williams

The public’s assistance is needed in solving the following homicide.  On November 11, 2017, at approximately 1:43 a.m., the victim, Johnny Williams, a Black male 28-years-old, was involved in a disturbance at the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and Atlanta Street.  The victim had shot and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Grubbs at 214-671-3675 or david.grubbsjr@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to report #257363-2017.

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.

 


Homicide on Town Creek Drive

Victim Jarell Holbdy

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in solving the following homicide.  On November 10, 2017, at approximately 3:07 p.m., the victim, Jarell Holbdy, a Black male 24-years-old, was discovered shot in a field near the intersection of Town Creek Drive and Glen Oaks Drive.  The victim died as a result of his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Tabor at 214-671-3605 or brian.tabor@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. 

Please refer to report #256955-2017.

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.

 

 


Calling 911

Do you wonder if you should get involved and call 9-1-1 when you encounter a disturbance or an emergency situation? If unsure, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is someone in danger?
  • Is there a risk to property?
  • Is a crime happening?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, call 9-1-1. Stay calm and speak clearly. The 9-1-1 operator will ask for details and determine the level of response to send. 

 

DG

 

 


2017 Veterans Day Parade Road Closure

2017 Vet Parade

On Friday, November 10. The Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Dallas City Hall Plaza.

The parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at Houston Street at Young Street. Travels north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street, and ends at City Hall Plaza.

Road closures related to this special event will impact traffic around City Hall Plaza and Downtown Dallas.

The following streets will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the parade staging:

  • Houston Street – All lanes closed from Wood Street to Young Street
  • Reunion Boulevard East – All lanes closed from Houston Street to Hotel Street
  • Hotel Street– All lanes closed from Reunion Boulevard East to Cadiz Street.

Parade route streets will be closed to traffic from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.:

  • Houston Street – All lanes closed between Elm Street and Wood Street
  • Main Street – All lanes closed from Houston Street to Ervay Street
  • Ervay Street – All lanes closed between Main Street and Young Street
  • Young Street – All lanes closed between Field Street and Saint Paul Street
  • Marilla Street – All lanes closed from Saint Paul Street to Young Street
  • Akard Street – All lanes closed between Wood Street and Canton Street
  • Ervay Street – Service Drive between Young Street/Wood Street and Canton Street
  • Akard Street – One northbound lane closed from Marilla Street to Young Street

Intermittent traffic control (ITC) will affect the following streets for parade dispersal from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.:

  • Canton Street – between Ervay Street and Akard Street
  • Akard Street – between Young Street and Marilla St.
  • Browder Street – between Canton Street and Cadiz Street.

 


Homicide on Cockrell Hill Road

Victim, Larry Boyd

On November 7, 2017, at approximately 12:55 p.m. the victim, Larry Boyd, Black male 62-years old, was discovered deceased from homicidal violence inside his apartment located at 6910 S. Cockrell Hill Road. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Shelton at 214-671-3612 or c.shelton @dallascityhall.com    Please refer to Case #254612-2017.

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.


One Year Ago: Information still needed on Homicide

Victim – Victor Locke

Update 11/7/2017:

One year ago today, on November 7, 2016, at approximately 1:51 p.m., the victim Victor Locke, a Black male 29-years-old, was discovered shot multiple times at the Harbors Plum Tree Apartments located 7550 South Westmoreland Road. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Chaney, #7830 at 214-671-3650 or derick.chaney@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 267081-2016.

Original post 11/9/2016 

On November 7, 2016, at approximately 1:51 p.m., the victim, Victor Locke, a Black male 29 years old, was discovered shot multiple times at the Harbors Plum Tree Apartments located 7550 South Westmoreland Road.  The Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Homicide Detective Chaney, at 214-671-3650 or derick.chaney@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 267081-2016.

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CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

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

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2017 Friends of the Dallas Police Awards Banquet

 

The Annual Friends of the Dallas Police Awards Banquet was held at the Hyatt Regency on November 6, 2017. 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 Bureau Employee of the Year from the Office of the Chief of Police and each of the five bureaus; Administrative Bureau, Investigations Bureau, Patrol Bureau, Strategic Deployment Bureau and Support Bureau. The Officer of the Year and Non-Sworn Employee of the Year are selected from these bureau award winners.

Non-Sworn and Sworn Bureau Awardees

 

 The Marvin R. Bullard Supervisor of the Year is Sgt. Ivan Gunther

This award is given in memory of Assistant Chief Bullard to acknowledge a supervisor with exemplary contributions to law enforcement. He is currently assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division. Sgt. Gunther has served the citizens of Dallas for 26 years. He was  promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and has a broad experience on all aspects of law enforcement. His dedication and willingness to do anything and everything asked of him has made a significant impact on overall crime in the Southwest Division.

 

 The Field Training Officer of the Year is Sr. Corporal David Feinstein

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 Feinstein is currently assigned to Northwest Patrol Division. He has served the citizens of Dallas for 27 years. He promoted  to Senior Corporal in 1997 and has been a primary Field Training Officer for the past 20 years. He has trained over 50 recruits.  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 Fernando Garcia

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 Fernando Garcia is currently assigned to the South Central Patrol Division. He has answered over 1800 calls, made 71 felony arrests, cleared  82 offenses, and made 32 drug seizures. Officer Garcia carries his passion for police work  beyond  the field by teaching Spanish to new recruits. He is also a member of the Dallas Police soccer team.

 

The Joe C. Jones Reserve Officer of the Year is Reserve Lieutenant D’Andrea Gadbury

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 Lieutenant Gadberry has served 15 years as a Dallas Police Reserve. She is assigned to the Central Entertainment District and is extremely valuable when planning events such as the Texas/OU Rally or the Prairie View/Grambling after parties. Lt. Gadberry is always instrumental at these events, her in-depth knowledge plays a huge role in the planning of these task-force operations. In her off duty life, she is a physical therapist for Baylor Scott and White Health and in the course of her work she treats law enforcement personnel who have been injured in the line of duty. Lt. Gadberry 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 Stephanie Mendoza

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 employees of the department for their dedication to the police profession. Stephanie Mendoza is an Office Assistant currently assigned to the Auto Theft Unit. Stephanie Mendoza has served for 3 years.

 

 The John T. McCarthy Officer of the Year is Police Officer Joe King

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 2017 is Police Officer Joe King. He is 20 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. Officer King is currently assigned to the Administrative & Support Services.

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, Police Commendation, Life Saving and Police Shield. Congratulations to all of the award winners.

 


Press Conference: Murder on 4800 Sunnyvale

On November 6, at approximately 7:05 pm in the 4800 block of Sunnyvale, the Dollar General cashier was shot during an aggravated robbery. The victim, Gabrielle Simmons, a black female 27 years of age, was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injury. The suspect is seen entering the store wearing a cut up jeans, a dark colored hoodie, a turquoise baseball cap, black tennis shoes with a white sole, carried a gym bag and demanded property from the clerk. At the time the victim handed over the drawer to the cash register the robber fired one round that struck the complainant one time in the chest. The suspect then fled on foot westbound on 52nd Street from location.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers, #7157 at 214-671-3647.

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.


Northwest Division Chief on the Beat

 

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The Office of Community Affairs and the Northwest Patrol Division recently hosted the last Chief on the Beat Health/Safety Fair for 2017. Community members were greeted by vendors from different city offices as well as medical staff for health screenings. 








A raffle with prizes from the Studio Movie Grill, a bicycle, and turkey’s were given away. Families were also treated to short performances from different community organizations. A great time was had by all who attended the event.

Be sure to follow the Dallas Police Department and Office of Community Affairs on Facebook for upcoming events.







Dallas PD Junior Police Academy Class of 2017




 

This past Saturday, November 4th, the last Dallas Police Department Junior Police Academy Class of 2017 was held at the Department’s Basic Training Academy.  This unique program offers youth in 4th – 7th grade to have a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a Dallas Police Officer.

There were 73 eager youth participating in this past weekend’s Junior Police Academy Basic Class and they were able to meet officers from several DPD units including SWAT, 911 Communications, Crime Scene, and the K9 Unit which is always a favorite for the kids to see in action.  Attention grabbing demonstrations were conducted by the Dallas Fire Department, the DPD Motorcycle Units, and the young attendees were even able to see the DPD Explorers conduct a traffic stop. As much as the day is fun, there’s hard-work involved as attendees completed an obstacle course, team-building exercises, and learned to conduct fingerprinting analyses.

This amazing program is coordinated by Sergeant Wanda West in the Youth Outreach Unit and she was assisted by over 30 volunteers who represented our DPD volunteers, JPMorgan Chase community partner, and several DPD Active Duty and Reserve Officers.

As we look forward to planning our 2018 Junior Police Academy schedule please visit our website at http://www.dallasjpa.org/ to learn more about the program.

~CA


Critical Missing – Richard Allen Young

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the pictured individual. Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. 

On November 4, 2017 around  5:45 pm, Richard Allen Young was last seen in the  7700 block of LBJ Frwy. Mr. Young is diagnosed with dementia and may be confused and in need of assistance. Mr. Young is described as a White male, 66 years old, weighing 165 pounds, with white hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with dark pants.

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

 

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Critical Missing – Richard Allen Young

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the pictured individual. Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. 

On November 4, 2017 around  5:45 pm, Richard Allen Young was last seen in the  7700 block of LBJ Frwy. Mr. Young is diagnosed with dementia and may be confused and in need of assistance. Mr. Young is described as a White male, 66 years old, weighing 165 pounds, with white hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with dark pants.

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

 

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Critical Missing – Alfonso Adames Miramontes

Update: Mr. Miramontes has been located safe.

On November 4, 2017 at about 5:00 pm, Mr. Miramontes is believed to be on foot and was last seen in the 7800 block of Mohawk Drive. Mr. Miramontes is possibly confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Miramontes is described as a Latin male, 79 years old, 5’8″, and weighing 180 pounds. He has white hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hat, blue hooded sweatshirt, green polo, blue jeans, and gray shoes.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual.  Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.

 

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Critical Missing – Roberto Hernandez

On November 3, 2017 at about 1:00 a.m. Mr. Hernandez was last seen walking in the 300 block of N. Carroll Avenue. Mr. Hernandez has autism and needs assistance communicating.

Mr. Hernandez is a Latin male and is 25 years old. He is 5’4″, has black hair, brown eyes, and weighs 150 lbs. He was last wearing a red baseball ca, red shirt, and blue jeans.

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.


Volunteer Law Enforcement Officers Association International Training Conference

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The Dallas Police Department Reserve Unit is hosting the annual Volunteer Law Enforcement Officers Association International Training Conference.  the conference runs from November 01, 2017 through November 04, 2017.

Over 100 participants converged from all over the world, with some participants coming from as far as Singapore. During the four day conference, the participants will conduct reality based training and live fire exercises. They will also receive training from some the best in their field in Cyber Crimes, Tactical Medicine, interrogation and many other classes. 


Officer of the Month – November 2017


On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Senior Corporal Chris Langlois, # 9295, was awarded Officer of the Month for the month of November 2017 by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.

Senior Corporal Langlois is an outstanding police officer and a very talented individual. He is highly motivated and truly enjoys the work he does. He is a mature officer with a high level of professionalism, his knowledge, along with his exceptional instincts have made him a very effective crime fighter. Senior Corporal Langlois has worked with numerous units, some of which include the North Central Patrol Division, Crime Response Team (CRT), the Violent Crime Task Force and the Narcotics Knock & Talk squad. He is currently assigned to the Southwest Crime Response Team, which he has been assigned to since 2015. His responsibilities with Southwest CRT include, serving felony arrest warrants, saturation of patrol high crime areas and assisting DPD SWAT and Narcotics with warrant executions.

Chris was nominated by his supervisor for the excellent work skills he has demonstrated throughout his career. The Dallas Police Department would like to take this time to thank Senior Corporal Langlois for his dedication to his role as a police officer and for his service to our community.

Thank you Senior Corporal Langlois and congratulations on winning Officer of the Month!

 

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Be Safe When Buying and Selling through Online Apps

 

As online buying and selling becomes more popular, we want to remind you to always make safety a priority.  Unfortunately, criminals have also taken this as another opportunity to victimize others. Always remember, you are meeting a stranger and an online profile can be deceptive. Don’t let your guard down just because you’ve exchanged a few messages. There have been victims of scams, robbery and even murder during these transactions. Be proactive, plan for a safer exchange.

The Dallas Police Department is working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies from surrounding cities to inform the citizens of safer ways to meet when buying and selling online.

  • When meeting in surrounding cities that may be unfamiliar to you, always research a safe meeting location and familiarize yourself with the area
  • Always meet in a well-lit, public place; preferably a safe zone
  • Never go alone
  • Always meet during the day
  • If it’s a high-priced item, meet in the lobby of a police station
  • Keep your cell phone close and be ready to call 911 at the first sign of trouble
  • Never give out personal or financial information
  • Avoid using money wiring services for these transactions, it is the method of choice for scammers
  • Never buy something without seeing it first
  • Let someone know where you’ll be and who you are meeting
  • Leave if you feel uncomfortable
  • If you are selling a large item that is not easily transportable,  move the item into the garage or entryway, if possible. That way buyers don’t have to come all the way into your home
  • Some police departments and retail locations now offer “Safe Meeting Places”, “Safe Trade Stations” or “Safe Zones”. You can look these up online.

 

-DG


Suspect Arrested for Murder on Ervay Street

Update:

The victim in this offense has been identified as Anthony Bailes W/M/34.

Original Post:

On October 31, 2017, at approximately 5:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a stabbing/cutting call at 350 N. Ervay Street.  Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, a W/M/34 stabbed in the neck.  The victim was transported to Baylor Hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue where he died from his injury. While officers were at the offense location, they located the suspect, Leonard Rose W/M/44.  Witnesses to the offense were interviewed and the suspect was transported to Homicide.  Homicide detectives interviewed the suspect and he admitted to stabbing the victim. The suspect was arrested for murder. The victim will not be named until next of kin has been located and notified.  This offense is documented on case number 249121-2017.


Information Wanted Regarding Unexplained Death – 2200 W. Five Mile Parkway

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance regarding information wanted in an unexplained death investigation.

On August 15, 2017, at 11:20 a.m., the victim was found deceased in the 2200 block of  W. Five Mile Parkway. The victim at this point has not been identified. The victim is  a male, between 28 to 50 years of age with a distinctive tattoo on his left shoulder.

If anyone has information regarding the identity of the victim or information regarding this incident, please contact Detective J. Loeb at 214-671-3702. 

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 Identifying Assault Suspect

On October 28, 2017 at 5:45 a.m., a female victim in her 50’s was walking alone in a business parking lot near the 5500 block of Glen Lakes Drive (across from Walnut Hill Lane and Presbyterian Hospital) when she was attacked from behind by an unkown male suspect. The suspect is described as a Latin male in his early 40’s, approximately 5’ 07” tall, and 200 pounds. The suspect forced the victim to the ground and assaulted her. The victim resisted by screaming, causing the suspect to flee from the scene. The suspect was observed in a white SUV or van, possibly a Kia. The suspect vehicle may have visible damage to the rear end.  

Citizens are asked to contact the Dallas Police Department to report any persons within the vicinity of this offense that match the description and appear to be suspicious.

If anyone has any further information please contact Detective Chris Anderson with the Dallas Police Department at (214)671-3616. This case is documented on Dallas Police Case #246524-2017.

~CA


Northwest Division “Chief on the Beat” at Grauwyler Recreation Center

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On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Dallas Police Department will host our final “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fair of the year. This “Chief on the Beat” will be held at the Grauwyler Recreation Center located at 7780 Harry Hines Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs, the Northwest Patrol Division Neighborhood Patrol Unit, Grauwyler Recreation Center staff, and the citizens of District 2 have worked together on what we anticipate to be a wonderful event!

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, we will be giving away food, prizes, and more! As an added bonus, we will be giving away several free turkeys. There will also be resources, medical services, and safety information for citizens of all ages. Come out and support the police officers and community events that bring us together. Bring your entire family.

Also, be on the lookout for our next community event,  “Coffee with Cops” on Saturday, December 9th!

~CA


Homicide Detectives Seeking Information

One year ago, on October 29, 2016, at approximately 8:17 a.m., the victim, Rodrick Spearman, a Black male 36-years-old, was discovered shot multiple times at the Villa Creek Apartments located at 3019 Bickers Street.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Walton, #8479, at 214-671-3632 or christopher.walton@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us  Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 259401-2016.

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

 

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On October 29, 2016, at approximately 8:17 a.m., the victim, Rodrick Spearman, a Black male 36-years-old, was discovered shot multiple times at the Villa Creek Apartments located at 3019 Bickers Street. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Walton, #8479, at 214-671-3632 or christopher.walton@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 259401-2016.

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.


Murder Investigation at 2025 Lagow

Victim, Kevin Liggins

On October 28, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Dallas police responded to a call at 2025 Lagow St. The victim, Kevin Liggins, a 28-year old Black male was found inside a vehicle suffering from several gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Det. McDaniel at 214-671-4236 or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com Please refer to Case #264370-2017

 

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.

 


Murder on Kiest Blvd

Victim, Lawan Fisher

On October 27, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at4594 Kiest Blvd. The victim, Lawan Fisher, Black male 34-years old was found suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Det. Maudlin at 214-671-3676 or brent.maudlin@dallascithall.com Please refer to Case #245578-2017.

 

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.

 

 


Suspect Caught on Camera Stealing Puppy

Dallas Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in gathering any information about the suspect seen in this video. The victim stated that on October 17, 2017 between 4:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the suspect took his puppy and other property from his apartment in the 2400 block of Victory Lane without consent. This Theft offense is documented on case number 238229-2017. 

If anyone has any information about this suspect or this offense they are asked to please contact the Central Investigative Unit at 214-670-4414. 


Information Needed In 2016 Homicide Investigation

 

One year ago, on October 24, 2016, at approximately 9:31 p.m., the victim Adan Zavala a 48 year-old Latin male, was shot and killed in the breezeway of the Courtyard Village Apartments at 9747 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas.  At this time, homicide detectives are seeking any information on this murder.  A suspect vehicle was seen leaving the crime scene.  The suspect vehicle appears to be either white or gray in color, and appears to have black wheels or no hubcaps. If anyone has information regarding this offense contact Homicide Detective S. David, #4559, at 214-671-3627 or steven.david@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us   Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 255991-2016.

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.


1st Annual 2017 City Wide Apartment Owners and Managers Meeting

The Dallas Police Department was proud to host the first annual City Wide Apartment Owners and Managers Meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Fair Park. The meeting allowed the city’s apartment owners and managers to speak with representatives from the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire Department, Dallas Code Enforcement, City attorneys, and the City of Dallas RISK program. 

The Nuisance RISK Property Team works with apartment owners and managers to combat public nuisances. The program is designed to eliminate criminal nuisances by compelling uncooperative property owners to assist in the abatement of these nuisances. Forging a vested partnership with property owners is critical in making every community safe. The ultimate goal of the Nuisance RISK Property Team is to eliminate criminal nuisances and to revitalize neighborhoods that are safer and cleaner places to live, work, and visit. 

We would like to thank all of the apartment owners and managers who took the time to attend today’s event. Keeping our community safe is a shared responsibility and we couldn’t do it without you! 





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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Dallas Juvenile Curfew Ordinance

The Dallas Police Department wants to remind parents of the Dallas Juvenile Curfew Ordinance.  The curfew, which has been enforced since 1994, applies to all juveniles under age 17, parents or guardians who knowingly permit or allow a minor to remain in a public place during curfew hours, and business owners/operators who knowingly allow a minor to remain on their premises during curfew hours.

Nighttime curfew hours are from 11:00 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday, until 6:00 a.m. of the following day, and from 12:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The ordinance also includes juveniles under the age of 17 who are truant from school between the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  Parents who allow their children to violate the curfew can be issued a citation.  Business owners and operators may also be cited for allowing juveniles to remain on premises during curfew hours.  The fine for a curfew violation can be up to $500.

Children who obey the curfew are in less danger of being a crime victim or being in situations where they could be arrested.


Officer of the Month – October 2017

Dave3Every month the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee recognizes and honors one Dallas Police officer for their exemplary performance and civic involvement. Detective David Ruben Cervantez, #8101 assigned to the Financial Investigations Unit as a Forgery/Credit Card Abuse/Identity Theft/Exploitation of Elderly detective was recognized as the Officer of the Month for October 2017. Detective Cervantez has been on the department for 16 years and has received several commendations and awards for his outstanding work.

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Detective Cervantez not only works hard on duty, but he is also a committee member of World Elder Abuse through Senior Source. Detective Cervantez’ commitment extends to the Dallas Police Department’s Basic Academy, Citizen’s Police Academy, Unidos Programs and Community Watch Meetings where he teaches Financial Crimes/ Identity Theft/Swindle/Exploitation of Elderly classes. Prior to his commitment to serve the citizens of Dallas, Detective Cervantez served honorably in the United States Air Force until his retirement in 2001 after 24 years of service.

In his nomination letter for Detective Cervantez, Sergeant Galvan wrote, “Detective Cervantez is a very reliable and hardworking detective.” His commitment to the citizens of Dallas drives him to continue his education in the financial crimes field in order to help combat the ever growing threat of fraud.     

Congratulations Detective Cervantez! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our community. 

~CA


The 65th Annual Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year Gala

 

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce (DJCC) hosted the 65th Annual Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year Gala. This award recognizes Dallas’ newest and finest police officers, in memory of Officer Johnny Sides, #337. In 1951, just twenty-one days after graduating the Dallas Police Academy, Officer Sides was fatally wounded by a band of criminals wanted for violent crimes in four states. Officer Sides was able to positively identify all four suspects before he died. This resulted in their capture and prosecution. Officer Sides was an inspirational officer and member of the DJCC. To honor his memory, the DJCC has awarded the Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year award since 1952.

The nominees for the 65th Annual Johnny Sides Rookie of the Year Award were Officers Juan Luis Delgado, Officer Fernando Garcia and Officer Gretchen Rocha.



Officer Juan Luis Delgado, #11036, works relentlessly in some of the toughest areas in the Northeast Patrol Division and has an outstanding work ethic.

Officer Fernando Garcia, #10908, earned the respect of his FTOs and fellow officers early on. He is hard-working, energetic, ready and willing to handle any situation thrown his way. The relationships he has built with community members and his ability to work hand in hand with the people in his beat has improved the quality of life for the citizens in the South Central Patrol Division.

Officer Gretchen Rocha, #10942, was injured during the July 7th attack last year. Despite her injuries, she had the strength and courage to drive one of her fallen brothers to the hospital. She did not let this tragedy deter her from finishing training and becoming a strong leader in the Southwest Patrol Division.

Officer Juan Luis Delgado, Chief U. Renee' Hall, Officer Fernando Garcia and Officer Gretchen Rocha

Officer Juan Luis Delgado, Chief U. Renee’ Hall, Officer Fernando Garcia and Officer Gretchen Rocha

 

 The winner of the Rookie of the Year Award was Officer Fernando Garcia. Congratulations! Thank you for your dedicated service.

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The DJCC also presented a check to the Assist the Officer Foundation to help support injured officers, officers killed in the line of duty, and their families. The Dallas Police Department appreciate the support from the DJCC. Thank you.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner! Kids love this holiday because they can dress up and get free candy! Let us help your kids have some good Halloween memories with a few safety tips.

Some of you kids already know things that you can do to be safe, like how to cross the street, not to talk to or go with strangers and things like that. However, we adults know how exciting Halloween can be and sometimes you forget to be careful.

Here are some tips that we have just for you kids, to help keep you safe on Halloween night.

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Be careful when you cross a street. Make sure to look in both directions and make sure that there are no cars coming. If you have a little brother or sister with you, take their hand and help them get across the street, too. If the street has a stop light, wait until the cross walk light tells you that it is okay to cross now, but still check before you cross, look both ways.
  • Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. (Hint – Try adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags!)
  • Never, ever go into a strangers house or even ring their door for treats unless your parents are with you and say that it’s okay.
  • Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
  • Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.
  • Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Make sure children know your cellphone number, their home telephone number, and address in case you are separated.
  • Consider giving them a cellphone so they can reach you easily.
  • Teach children how to call 911 in an emergency.
  • Teach children to say “NO!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Tell them to try everything they can to escape, including yelling, hitting, and kicking.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

 

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Got Expired Medication

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Dallas Police Community Affairs Unit will be hosting a drug take back event. If you have any expired or unused medication, please bring them to one of the listed locations on the flyer below for proper disposal. 

 

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Suspect Wanted for Bank Robbery

On October 23, 2017 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Capital One Bank in the 6100 block of Retail Road was robbed.  The suspect demanded money from the teller. No one was injured during this offense.

The suspect is described as a Black male in his mid 40s, 5’8” tall, 170 pounds, last seen wearing a reflective long sleeve shirt with a City of Dallas logo, black Jordan basketball shorts with a white stripe, camouflage cowboy hat and white mirrored sunglasses. This suspect may have red dye on his skin and clothing.

Anyone that recognizes this suspect or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Winn at (214) 797-0296 or the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at (972) 559-5000. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


Community Awareness: Deep Ellum Sexual Assaults

Updated October 27, 2017:

On October 26, 2017, the Dallas Police Department received an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers which identified the suspect in two sexual assaults that occurred in Deep Ellum on October 21, 2017.  The suspect has been identified as Jerly Patrick Graves Bailey Jr. B/M/36. 

Graves had outstanding traffic warrants as well as a warrant for his arrest on a Forgery charge and was taken into custody for those warrants.  Graves was interviewed at Dallas Police Headquarters where detectives gained information which led to two Aggravated Sexual Assault charges being filed.  Graves is now in the Lew Sterrett jail on the following charges:

Forgery, State Jail Felony, with a $50,000 bond;

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Degree Felony;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond.

Graves has prior convictions for Assault of Public Servant, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Aggravated Robbery.

Updated October 25, 2017:

Detectives have now obtained a description of the vehicle used in one of the Sexual Assaults reported Saturday in Deep Ellum.  The vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz convertible.  The car appears to be gold in color and it has a black soft top.  Below are two images, one is the actual suspect vehicle and the other is a similar looking vehicle but not the suspect vehicle.  

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Below are two different videos that show a suspect wanted for questioning in two sexual assaults that occurred in the Deep Ellum area on October 21, 2017.

If anyone recognizes the suspect in this video, they are asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

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


Original Post:

The pictured suspect is a person we need help identifying for questioning regarding two sexual assault offenses that occurred early Saturday morning, October 21, 2017. The first offense occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. The victim and suspect met in Deep Ellum. While driving the victim home, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The victim then leaped from the suspect’s vehicle in the area of Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway in order to get away. This offense is documented on case number 240568-2017.

The second victim was walking home at approximately 2:57 a.m. from Deep Ellum. As she approached Elm and Harwood, she was grabbed by a suspect described as a 20-30 year old Black male, 5’10″ tall and weighing 200 pounds.  During the attack, she was on the phone with her boyfriend and he heard her screaming. The boyfriend ran to the scene and fought with the suspect.  The suspect ran from the location before officers arrived.  This offense is documented on case number 240598-2017.

We are asking for the public’s assistance identifying this suspect. This suspect is responsible for two sexual assault attacks on two victims within a relatively short time span. We need to get him off the streets.

If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

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


Officer Recognized for Saving Infant’s Life

Ilse Casas

On October 08, 2017, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Dallas Police Officer Ilse Casas, #10484, who was assigned to the State Fair of Texas, was flagged down by a patron regarding a medical emergency. Upon arrival, Officer Casas observed a frantic mother with an unresponsive infant in her arms. Officer Casas took immediate action and instinctively grabbed the infant. While checking the infant’s vital signs, Officer Casas quickly recognized the infant was not breathing, pale, and unresponsive. Officer Casas then placed the infant on the ground in a grassy area and immediately performed CPR until a medical unit could arrive. An American Medical Response unit assessed the infant and determined the child was faintly breathing, and had regained a pulse. The infant was quickly transported to Children’s Hospital and was released shortly thereafter in good condition.

The paramedics that responded to the incident stated that had it not been for the quick thinking and heroic actions taken by Officer Casas, the outcome could have been significantly more tragic. Officer Casas’ actions are an example of how Dallas Police officers are constantly going above and beyond in an effort to serve the citizens of Dallas.  Officer Casas was recognized and presented with a Life Saving Award in a ceremony at Fair Park. Excellent work Officer Casas!

~CA


Information Wanted in Homicide

On October 21, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 3700 block of Bonnie View Road.  The victim, Mark Deckard, a black male 50-years-old was found shot in a field behind a church.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact jacob.white@dallascityhall.com or 214-671-3690.  Please refer to report #240812-2017. 

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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.


Information Wanted on the Murder of Jaytoyah Davis

Updated October 22, 2017:

Through the course of the investigation, and with the help of the United States Marshal Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, Jimmy Hightower was taken into custody.  He was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where he was read his Miranda warning and requested an attorney.  Hightower was placed in jail for murder with a bond of $550,000.00.

Original Post:

On October 21, 2017, at approximately 4:05 p.m., the victim, Jaytoyah Davis, a black female 31-years-old, was discovered shot inside her vehicle parked in her driveway at 2228 Vine Lane.  Witnesses observed the victim’s husband, Jimmy Hightower, a black male 30-years-old exiting the victim’s vehicle after hearing a gunshot.  Suspect Hightower was observed leaving the location in a blue 1987 Chevrolet Caprice 4-door with blue spinning wheels and a paper dealer tag.  Anyone with information regarding this murder or the whereabouts of Jimmy Hightower are encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Raley, #6794, at 214-671-3684 or tommy.raley@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to report #240970-2017.

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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.


Information Needed Regarding Assault

 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking information regarding an Assault offense that occurred near Elm Street and Harwood Street on October 21, 2017.

On October 21, 2017, at approximately 2:55 a.m., a female was walking near Elm Street and Harwood Street, when she was approached by an unidentified Black male. The suspect grabbed the victim and assaulted her.

The suspect in this offense is described as a Black male with brown eyes, a goatee and around 20 to 30 years of age.  He is approximately 5’10”, weighs 200 pounds with short black hair.  

Citizens are also asked to be alert for any persons within the vicinity of this reported offense that match this description and appear to be suspicious. Individuals are encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Department to report those suspicious persons.

If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact Detective Alan Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

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

 

 

 

 


Dallas Police & Metro PCS Talk Safety & Prevention




Lieutenant Yancy Nelson Greeting Metro PCS Representative

Bright and early in the  morning, on October 19, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., the Dallas Police Department, Metro PCS Loss Prevention and Metro PCS individual store owners met in a conference room at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas. This group of owners represented most stores in Dallas. The objective was to discuss offense prevention tips and target hardening after an increase in robberies at mobile phone stores was noticed. Loss Prevention Corporate personnel discussed adding surveillance cameras, security doors, safes, product trackers and increasing visibility inside the store by removing promotional advertisements and posters which would allow others to see what’s going on inside. Lieutenant Yancey Nelson, from the Dallas PD Robbery Unit, was the guest speaker. Lieutenant Nelson discussed current crime statistics, robbery prevention tips, and typical MOs used by suspects who target mobile phone stores.  

Ethan Stubbs, Director of Sales for Metro PCS, stated, “The goal of the conference is to aid in fostering a working relationship between the Dallas Police Department and Metro PCS by implementing proactive measures for a safer environment for customers and owners.” 

“We hope to have similar conferences in the future with all mobile phone stores in our city and other businesses being targeted for robberies ,” said Lieutenant Nelson.  

In the end, we all want the same thing, a safe and secure environment and stores that are less attractive to criminals.

 


Episode 8 of “In Depth – Cold Cases, Real Detectives

In Depth is a reexamination of current cases where the department is seeking additional assistance from the public in solving the featured case. Each episode will feature an interview with the lead detective who will present information about their case and what help they’re asking for.

Episode 8 features the murder of Dedrick Allen.  Detective Derick Chaney is asking for anyone with additional information into this offense to call him at 214-671-3650. If you would like remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.

 

 

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Critical Missing Person: Troy Allen Tackett

 

The Dallas is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Troy Allen Tackett.

On October 19, 2017 at about 5:10 p.m., Troy Allen Tackett was last seen on foot in the 1000 block of Washington Street.  Mr. Tackett is described as a White male, 48 years old, 6’1” tall, weighs 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue/gray stripe shirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.  Mr. Tackett suffers from a brain injury and is possibly confused and in need of assistance.

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If anyone knows the location of Troy Allen Tackett they are asked to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Public Assistance Needed: Hit and Run Accident Investigation

On October 16, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the victim was traveling west bound on LBJ Freeway at the Texas Instrument Boulevard exit when he lost control of his motorcycle and fell onto the freeway.  The victim was then struck by a brown or beige pickup truck traveling in the adjacent lane.  The unknown driver of the pickup truck failed to stop and render aid to the victim and continued traveling west bound on LBJ Freeway.    


If you have any information regarding the suspect vehicle, please contact Detective Jearlynn Jackson in Vehicle Crimes at (214) 671-0009.


One Year Later: Information Needed Regarding Homicide on Pine Street

 

Updated October 19, 2017:

One year ago, on October 19, 2016, at approximately 3:23 p.m., the victim, Darrius Neal, a Black male 25 years-old, was shot by an unknown individual at 2634 Pine Street.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective White, #7682, at 214-671-3690 or jacob.white@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 251317-2016.

 

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On October 19, 2016 at approximately 12:46 p.m., the victim, Darrius Neal, a 25-year-old Black male, was shot multiple times in the 2600 block of Pine Street.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.  Anyone with any information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective White #7682 at 214-671-3690 or jacob.white@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us . Please refer to Dallas Police case number 251317–2016.

Victim: Darrius Neal B/M/25

Victim: Darrius Neal B/M/25

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 (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Homicide at 4500 Metropolitan Avenue

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in gathering any information related to a homicide on Metropolitan Avenue. On October 18, 2017, at approximately 7:35 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 4500 block of Metropolitan Avenue.  Officers discovered the victim, Christopher Rider, a 31-year-old Black male, deceased in the rear parking lot from multiple gunshot wounds.  According to witnesses, a black male suspect was seen fleeing the scene in a silver or gray vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Sayers at 214-671-3647 or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to case number 238703-2017.   


Prestonwood Rotary Police Appreciation Award

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Prestonwood Rotary Club hosted their Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony at the Prestonwood Country Club.  The Rotary Club recognized three Dallas police officers for their service, hard work and dedication to the City of Dallas. 



Congratulations to Senior Corporal Johann Ortega, Senior Corporal Clarence Chapman, and Detective Ryan McCarrick for being the honorees of this year’s award ceremony.

On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we want to say ”Thank You”  to the Prestonwood Rotary Club for recognizing  Dallas Police officers for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Dallas.  

 

 


Aggravated Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera

On October 16, 2017 at approximately 2:50 a.m., the LW Food Mart in the 4300 block of South Westmoreland Road was robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect threatened the employee and took property from the business.

The suspect is described as a 50-year-old Black male, 5’10” tall, 190 pounds, with green pants, a black jacket, and grey hat.

Anyone that recognizes this suspect, or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective C. Jones at (214) 671-4310. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).