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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

 

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 to the back of his head. 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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Shooting Involving Off Duty Officer – 1210 S. Lamar

Updated September 24, 2018 at 10:59 a.m.:

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall terminated Police Officer Amber Guyger, #10702, during a hearing held September 24, 2018.

An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger, #10702, engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter.

Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions. She was hired in November 2013 and was assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

Under civil service rules, Officer Guyger has the right to appeal her discipline.

Updated September 20, 2018 at 3:45 p.m.:

Statement from Chief U. RENEÉ HALL

DALLAS, September 20, 2018 – “There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. I don’t want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions.

“Here’s why. As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation.

“That is not a risk I am willing to take. We cannot let the criminal case be determined on a ’technicality’ rather than the facts. An exhaustive and thorough criminal investigation is essential, and as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed.”

~Chief U. RENEÉ HALL

Updated September 8, 2018 at 8:10 p.m.:

Officer Amber Guyger #10702 is the involved officer and has been on the department four years. She is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. 

Updated September 8, 2018 at 3:50 p.m.:

The following is an update to the fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday evening at the South Side Flats, 1210 S. Lamar Street.

As Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said during yesterday’s news conference, she made the decision on Friday morning based on the evidence gathered up to that point to seek a warrant for manslaughter.

The Texas Rangers were requested to conduct the investigation to eliminate the appearance of any potential bias.

When the Rangers arrived, the investigation was turned over to them and they made the decision to postpone pursuing a warrant,  until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer.

The Texas Rangers will take the appropriate time to review the vast amount of evidence and information secured by Dallas Police Department investigators.  This will allow them to be thorough in their decision as to how to move forward.  

“On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we are continuing to pray for Mr. Jean’s family,” said Chief Hall, “and ask that the community remain patient as this investigation is conducted.

The Dallas Police Department will continue to provide updates on the investigation in coordination with the Texas Rangers.

Updated September 7, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.:

Chief Hall provided the following update about the officer involved shooting at 1210 S. Lamar Street during a press conference this afternoon:

I want to give you details of what we know so far and to clear up some inconsistencies that have already been reported.

Last night, a female Dallas Police officer returned to what she believed to be her apartment after her shift ended – she was still in uniform when she encountered Mr. Botham Shem Jean inside the apartment.  

It’s not clear what the interaction was between her and the victim.

Then at some point she fired her weapon striking the victim.

She called 911 – officers responded in about four minutes. Dallas Fire Rescue also responded and took Mr. Jean to the hospital where he later died.

At the very early stages of this investigation – initial indications were that they were what we consider circumstances of an officer involved shooting.

However, as we continued this investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be a much different and very unique situation.

Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer involved shooting protocol, a blood sample was drawn to test for drugs and alcohol, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant, and we have also invited the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.

I’ve spoken with the family expressed my condolences and reassured them that we are working diligently and that we have invited an outside agency to investigate.

Right now there are more questions than answers. We understand the concerns of the community. That is why we are working as vigorously and meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of the case and the department is upheld.

In doing so – we hope to bring understanding to the family.

We ask that you work alongside us as we move through this process.

As a result of the information above, an arrest warrant is being obtained for the officer involved in this incident.

Original Post:

On September 6, 2018 at about 9:59 p.m., an off duty Dallas Police officer called police dispatch and said she was involved in a shooting at the apartments located at 1210 S. Lamar.

Preliminary information suggests that the officer arrived home in full uniform after working a full shift. The officer reported to the responding officers that she entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own. At some point, the officer fired her weapon striking the victim. Responding officers administered aid to the victim, a 26-year-old male, at the scene. The victim was then transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased. Next of kin notification has not been made at this time.

The officer was not injured and will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Dallas Police Department is conducting a joint investigation with the District Attorney’s Office. This investigation is ongoing and we will release additional details as they become available and it is appropriate to do so.

This incident will be documented on case number 198543-2018.


Chief U. Reneé Hall Terminates Officer

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall terminated Police Officer Amber Guyger, #10702, during a hearing held September 24, 2018.

An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger, #10702, engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter.

Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions. She was hired in November 2013 and was assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

Under civil service rules, Officer Guyger has the right to appeal her discipline.


Homicide Investigation at 7601 Churchill Way

On September 21, 2018, at approximately 7:55 p.m., Dallas police responded to a Disturbance Emergency with an Ambulance call at the Churchill on the Parks Apartments located at 7601 Churchill Way.  Upon arrival, two victims were found in their apartment with stab wounds.  Dallas Fire responded and pronounced one of the victims deceased.  The other victim was transported to an area hospital.  Homicide detectives canvassed the area and interviewed several residents.  It was determined that the deceased victim went outside to walk her pet and was followed back to her apartment by an unknown white male suspect who was wearing a white and red t-shirt with black design.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective David Grubbs, #9159, at 214-671-3675 or via email:  david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 209962-2018.

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.


Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

The Dallas Police Department would like to remind everyone to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”  Please avoid these high water locations below.

  • 2200 N. Field Street
  • Royal Lane/LBJ
  • 4200 Lawnview Avenue
  • Jim Miller Road/C. F. Hawn
  • Great Trinity Forest/Stone Port
  • Samuel  Boulevard/Lawnview Avenue
  • Lake June Road/Gillette Street
  • 2400 Sylvan Avenue
  • 3400 Mountain Creek Parkway
  • Cutleaf Court/Long Canyon Trail
  • Stemmons Freeway/Raceway
  • Walnut Hill Lane/Composite Drive
  • Walnut Hill/ Stemmons Freeway
  • Walnut Hill/Malibu Poke
  • Lombardy Lane/W Northwest Highway
  • Lemmon Avenue/University
  • California Crossing/Allred Street
  • W North West Hwy/Loop 12
  • Manana Drive/Electric
  • Olympus/Rombauer
  • 4300-4400 Simpson Stuart Road

 


Critical Missing Person – Mark Castillo

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

Mark Castillo was last seen September 21, 2018 at about 1:00 p.m., in the 3300 block of South Lancaster Drive on foot.  Mark is described as a 47-year-old, Latin Male with brown hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’6” tall and weighs 215 pounds. Mr. Castillo was wearing a gray sweater, blue jeans and gray shoes. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

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


UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat”

“CHIEF ON THE BEAT”

Safety & Health Fair

 

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the East Patrol Division will host the UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” Safety and Health Fair.

UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat”

Date:               Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time:               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:         Ann Richards Middle School

                        3831 N. Prairie Creek Rd. Dallas TX, 75227

 

The UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and the residents of Dallas to interact in a family friendly environment. The theme of the event will be highlighting the Spanish speaking community and its rich culture that resides within the City of Dallas. This free event will provide health screenings, entertainment, food, and surprise raffles. There will also be various Dallas PD Units in attendance for the community to engage and interact with. Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in this informative, fun and free community event.

For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045.

 


Shooting Investigation at 2911 Clydedale Drive

On Friday, September 21, 2018, at 12:19 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 2911 Clydedale Drive.  Upon arrival, one gunshot victim was found in an apartment and the other shooting victim was located in the center of the apartment complex. Both victims were transported to an area hospital where one of the victims died from his injuries. Homicide detectives canvassed and interviewed several people and it was discovered that the shooting suspect was actually the victim of a robbery.  During this robbery, the tenant was able to secure a handgun and shoot both of the robbery suspects. The second robbery suspect, after treatment at the hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg, was transported to the Dallas County jail and charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery.

After interviewing the robbery victim and witnesses, it was determined that the victim would be released pending a ruling from a Dallas County Grand Jury. This investigation is ongoing.  


Information Needed in Aggravated Sexual Assault Offenses

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m.,  the victim was inside of her apartment residence at 14200 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas. The Suspect knocked on the door and solicited a donation. When the Suspect took the donation, he pushed his way into the residence and sexually assaulted the victim. The Suspect was described as a black male, 16 to 17 years old, approximately 5’3″, 120 pounds, wearing khaki pants, white polo shirt, and may have a visible injury to his wrist. The suspect displayed a weapon. (Case number 202558-2018)

 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 8:30 am, the victim  was inside of her apartment residence at 14100 Montfort Drive, Dallas, Texas. The Suspect knocked on the door and solicited work. The Suspect pushed his way into the residence and sexually assaulted the victim. The Suspect was described as a black male, 18 to 22 years old, approximately 5’8″, thin build, wearing dark pants and a blue jacket. The suspect displayed a weapon. (Case number 208037-2018)

 

If anyone knows the identity of the suspect, please contact: Detective B. Kramer #7860, at 214-671-3613 or brandi.kramer@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us or Detective T. Haecker #7996, at 214-671-3610 or todd.haecker@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

 

CRIME STOPPERS

If you have any information regarding these crimes 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.


Critical Missing Person – Charlie Lewis

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

Charlie Lewis was last seen September 17, 2018 at about 11:30 p.m., in the 3600 block of South Central Expressway.  Charlie is described as a 70-year-old, Black Male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’7” tall and weighs 145 pounds. Mr. Lewis was wearing a plaid blue/green short sleeve button up shirt and blue jeans. Mr. Charlie may seem confused and appear disoriented.

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


Officer of the Month – Senior Corporal Debra Webb

On September 18, 2018, Senior Corporal Debra Webb, #9576, was awarded September’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A dinner was held in her honor at the A. C. Garrett Masonic Lodge located at 7119 E. Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX.

Senior Corporal Webb is a 10 year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Media Relations Unit. Prior to Media Relations, Debra spent the remaining time of her career at the Central Patrol Division. 

Sergeant Warren Mitchell, who nominated Senior Corporal Webb, had this to say, “In the Media Relations Unit, Senior Corporal Debra Webb is often referred to as “Brains” for her brilliance in the area of communications and for her over all knowledge of the department.  From the moment she arrived at our office, she became a force to be reckoned with.  Having a degree in Communications from SMU, Debra took Media Relations to another level.”  Senior Corporal Webb has written speeches and newsletters, created, edited, and produced various videos, and responded to thousands of media request, just to name a few.

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In her 10 years on the department, Senior Corporal Webb has received a Police Commendation, a Life Saving Award, two Certificates of Merit and over 25 various commendations and awards.  Most recently, On July 26, 2018, Debra was returning to the Media Relations office from an assignment and while wearing plainclothes and driving an unmarked vehicle, she observed a male running in the 1200 block of South Lamar Street clutching onto a female purse.  Based solely on instinct, she immediately turned her vehicle around and began pursuing the suspect.  As she chased the suspect, she yelled several times for the suspect to stop, but the suspect continued to take evasive action to elude detention.  In the end, the suspect was able to elude officers, but Debra was able to recover the victim’s purse and all of her personnel items.  

Although Senior Corporal Webb have numerous accomplishments during her tenure in Media Relations, the one she takes the most pride in is the video she created in memory of the five officers who lost their lives during the attack on July 7, 2016.   To create the video, Debra worked tireless interviewing approximately thirty (30) eyewitnesses who recounted pain staking details of that horrific day.  After reviewing hundreds of hours of recorded interviews, Debra was able to edit the many acts of heroism displayed that day and produced an hour long documentary without compromising the integrity of the criminal investigation.  Because of Debra’s dedication and hard work on this project, she along with an incredible team she worked with, were able to complete the documentary titling it, “#DallasStrong, One Year Later”.  This story was shared with the families of the fallen officers and subsequently the entire community. Through her tireless determinations to create the documentary, her only hope was that it would bring healing and closure to so many open wounds. 

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