Murder of Ahmed Al-Jumaili

Ahmed Adnan Ibrahim Al-Jumaili

Ahmed Adnan Ibrahim Al-Jumaili

On Wednesday March 4, 2015, approximately 11:40 p.m., the above victim was shot while he and his wife were taking pictures of the snow in the parking lot of the Walnut Bend Apartments complex located at 9944 Walnut Street.  He died later on March 5, 2015, at a local hospital.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Montenegro with the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 214-671-3624, and refer to case number 49093-2015

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense.  If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373- TIPS (8477), between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  After 5:00 p.m., leave a short message on the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, and/or contact the Homicide Unit directly at (214) 671-3661.

CALLERS MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS

Auto Theft Prevention

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The Dallas Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit is seeing arise in the number of vehicles being stolen while left running to “warm up”.  We can all appreciate the comforts of getting into a warm vehicle when temperatures outside are seasonably uncomfortable, but you increase the likely hood that your vehicle could be easily stolen by a passerby.

It is also a violation of Dallas City Code 28-76.5 to leave car keys in an unattended vehicle.  In either case, it’s a cost that no one wants to pay and can be easily avoided.

As a reminder, property crimes, which includes auto theft and burglary of a motor vehicle (BMV), are the driving force behind our crime rate.   However, we can beat this type of crime together if a few precautionary measures are taken.  The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the Dallas Police Department recommends the following tips to prevent citizens from becoming victims of auto theft and break-ins.

  • Never leave your vehicle unattended with keys in the ignition
  • Lock your doors and keep the windows closed, even when parked in front of your home
  • Park in busy and well-lit areas
  • Do not leave in plain view valuables such as GPS, GPS holder, cell phone, iPads, etc.
  • Equip your vehicle with an alarm or other anti-theft devices
  • Never leave your vehicle registration or other personal documents in your vehicle

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

Person Of Interest In Sexual Assault Offense

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest regarding a sexual assault investigation.

On January 5, 2015, at approximately 9:30 pm, the victim was sexually assaulted near the 9000 block of Whitehurst Drive, in the northeast area of Dallas. The pictured person of interest in this offense is described as a Black male with gold teeth. He is believed to be driving a red/maroon 1998-2004 model Mercury Grand Marquis with a possible partial license plate of CW or GW with a tan interior. 

If you have any information regarding the vehicle or the person of interest, please contact Crime stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477). Crime stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crime. Tips can also be submitted through the iWatch app from your Smartphone. 

Critical Missing Jesse Alvarez

Jesse Alvarez

                                                UPDATE: Critical Missing has been found

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

Jessie was last seen on February 27, 2015, at about 5:00 PM walking in the 400 block of Embrey Drive. Jesse Alvarez is a Latin male 11/04/1999 – 5’5’’ 170lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Jesse was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt and a black jacket. Jesse may be danger to himself and others.

If you see Jesse Alvarez please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.

 

Aggravated Assault Suspect Wanted

The Dallas Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Division is seeking the public’s assistance for any information regarding an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred at Malcolm X Boulevard and Pine Street, Opportunity Park.

On September 3, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a White female was found severely beaten at Opportunity Park located in the 3100 block of Pine Street.  The female victim was seen walking in the area prior to the offense occuring.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the area that evening who may have observed or spoken with the victim.  Detectives are also seeking any information that could possibly be related to this offense.

If you have information about this offense, please call the Crimes Against Persons Division at 214-671-3584 or you can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes.

Critical Missing Person: Ruthie Cole

Ruthie Cole Collage

 

Update 7:23 AM: The Critical Missing Person Ruthie Cole, was located safe in Texarkana, Texas by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Ruthie Cole. Ms. Cole is an 88 year-old Black female, last seen Sunday, March 1, 2015, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of Frank Street. Ms. Cole has brown eyes, gray hair and is 5’8, 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a long, gray coat, and driving a blue, 2-door, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass, license plate DH2L739.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Ruthie Cole, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268. This incident is documented on case number 046662-2015.

Subway Robbers Arrested

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The Subway at 428 E. Jefferson Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint on February 26, 2015 at approximately 9:45 p.m. During the offense, the suspects took property from patrons of the Subway as well as cash from the restaurant.  Three suspects fled the location in a white vehicle.

At 11:15 p.m., a suspicious vehicle call was made to 911 at the Zoo with the same description of the suspect vehicle in the Subway robbery. Officers from both the South Central Division and the Southwest Division responded to the area to see if they could locate the vehicle.

At 12:15 a.m., a South Central Deployment Officer, who was working in a plain-clothes capacity observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description leaving an apartment complex near the 600 block of North Lancaster.  The officer followed the vehicle to the 7-11 at 302 N. Marsalis, where a Southwest Deployment officer, also working in plain clothes, took over observation of the vehicle. Uniformed patrol officers from South Central and Southwest arrived shortly thereafter and made contact with the two occupants of the vehicle.

After being interviewed by detectives, both suspects confessed to the Subway robbery. At this time, the names of the suspects are not going to be released due to pending photo line-ups.

Great work was done by all those involved!

 

Social Media Anniversary!

AnniversaryThe Dallas Police Department’s blog, the DPDBeat, is happy to celebrate its One Year Anniversary!  Last year on February 24, 2014, the department announced its creation of The DPDBeat in a press conference. 

Since it’s creation, 542 blogs have been posted.  The blog has received 1,100,965 views. The most views of the blog occurred on June 3, 2014, with 32,754 views.  The blog post “Dallas Police Search for Killer” was responsible for 29,657 of those views. 

Along with the blog, the department also introduced NextDoor.  This social media tool allows neighborhoods to have virtual crime watch meetings.  Information can be sent from the department directly to neighborhoods regarding crime trends that occur in their community.  NextDoor currently has 48,238 members that come from over 37,000 households in the city. 

Social Media has become a big part of how the department disseminates information.  The department’s Facebook and Twitter pages have grown to have over 50,000 fans/followers respectively.  The department would like to thank everyone for their support and help in the growth of the Dallas Police Department Social Media platforms.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

In 1956, the Dallas Police Department made it’s home within the beautiful Dallas Municipal Building, located at 2014 Main Street. At one point, the building housed City Hall, municipal courts, the Dallas Police Department, and its jail. In 1978, City Hall eventually moved to its current location at 1500 Marilla Street. In 2003, the Dallas Police Department followed and moved to its new location at 1400 S. Lamar Street. For the last few years, the municipal courts were the only remaining occupants. As of February 9th, 2015, the part of the building that was once occupied by the Dallas Police Department, and its jail, is officially closed off for renovations. The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law has plans to move into this historic building and be a part of its legacy. As we move on from an unforgettable era, we savor the memories through the following pictures that captured the department’s history.

 

BMV Criminal at 4500 Harry Hines Blvd.

On February 8, 2015 at approximately 1:44 p.m., an unknown suspect burglarized a motor vehicle in a hotel parking lot located in the 4500 block of Harry Hines Boulevard. This surveillance video shows a Latin male, driving a Gold Chrysler 300 and using an unknown method to break the vehicle’s rear window to steal some property . This offense is documented on case number 030679-2015. If you have any information regarding this offense or the identity of this thief, please contact Northwest Investigative Detective G. Waller at (214) 670-6053.