Missing 5 Year Old Child Found Deceased

Update:

Yesterday, On August 31, Patrol Officers were called to a Critical Missing case involving a five year old Latin female at 9505 Royal Lane.

Katherine Alejandra Gonzalez L/F/5, had been reported missing by her aunt, who had last seen her playing outside with her sisters around 11:30am. Katherine, along with her brothers and sisters were being watched by her uncle at the apartment complex while her parents were at work.

Police arrived and began searching the apartment complex for the girl.

I want to say that officers stated that many of the neighbors in this complex began searching for the child and everyone was extremely cooperative and helpful to our officers as we searched for Katherine.

People allowed officers access to their homes and cars and went out of their way to help.

A witness came forward to officers and stated that he saw Katherine walking with our suspect at around noon and observed the suspect and the victim together before she was reported missing.

The suspect, the witness, and family members were taken to Police HQ for interviews.

The medical examiner has made an initial cause of death to be strangulation.

As a result of this investigation, we have arrested and charged Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno L/M/ 7-8-1997 for the Capital Murder of Katherine Gonzalez. Mr. Sanches is the cousin of Ms. Gonzalez.

 

Aug 31, 2014 @ 17:24

Update:

The investigation into the death of the 5 year old female found in a vacant apartment at 9505 Royal Lane continues.   This case is being investigated as a murder.  The Dallas Police Department is asking the public for anyone with information on this offense to contact Detectives at 214-275-1300. The victim has been identified as Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez,  L/F 8-24-2009.

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Aug 31, 2014 @ 17:24

Today, at around noon, our officers were dispatched to the 9500 block of Royal Lane regarding a critical missing 5 year old Latin/female. The officers were given a description of the child. While canvasing the area, officers were told by maintenance of the apartment complex, that there are a lot of vacant apartments. The officers then started searching these vacant apartments and found the missing child deceased.  An investigation by detectives has begun.

Cop Kids Cop Cash Awards

The new school semester started this week for most students, but for some police children, they entered the new year with a little extra money in their pockets.

Saturday morning cartoons were put on hold for many Dallas police children and their families because Skyline Ranch was the place to be for this year’s Chief Ethics Award. The purpose of the event was to honor and celebrate police children in Elementary School, Middle School and High School for their achievements. Grades, attendance and community involvement were just some of the criteria the students were evaluated on for the award.

Students were awarded with certificates and a select few were awarded with checks made possible by Cary Maguire of Maguire Oil Company.

Officer Involved Shooting at 13700 N. Central Exwy

Update on Officer Involved Shooting on North Central Expressway:

Eduardo Alarcon voluntarily reported to the Special Investigative Unit detectives today.  He was taken into custody on an outstanding Probation Violation for possession of marijuana.  SIU detectives interviewed Alarcon and later  placed him in Lew Sterrett with no additional charges.  Investigation continues.

Eduardo Alarcon L/M/02-15-1990 Probation Violation for Poss/Marijuana

Aug 27, 2014 @ 15:00
Update on Officer Involved Shooting on North Central Expressway:

On August 27, 2014, at approximately 12:38 A.M., witnesses state Suspect Sergio Ramos L/M/9-22-95 and a male accomplice attempted to rob Joseph Roling W/M/3-16-89 at the gas station located in the southeast corner of the business parking lot at 13739 North Central Expressway. 

During this confrontation, suspect Ramos shot Mr. Roling.  After being wounded, Mr. Roling drove his vehicle northbound from the gas station through the business parking lot.  Mr. Roling turned westbound toward the retail store.  Mr. Roling subsequently lost control of his vehicle and collided with several vehicles parked near the front door of the business.  Ramos pursued the victim through the parking lot in his vehicle and stopped near the collision.  Ramos, the male accomplice and two female witnesses were in the suspect vehicle.  Ramos and his accomplice exited their vehicle.  They approached Roling’s vehicle and reached inside.

Officer Jose Gamez #9827 had just completed an off-duty employment shift at the retail business and was sitting in his personal vehicle in the parking lot. Officer Gamez was unaware of the shooting which had just occurred.  The collision and suspicious activity had alerted him to investigate.  Officer Gamez drove toward the collision.  As he arrived, the accomplice got into the suspect vehicle as the driver and drove away, leaving suspect Sergio Ramos on foot. 

Officer Gamez followed the suspect vehicle southbound through the parking lot.  The vehicle stopped prior to entering Midpark Road.  The accomplice and witnesses exited the vehicle and walked to the front of the vehicle while the other witness approached Officer Gamez who had exited his vehicle.  Officer Gamez began speaking with the witness.  The witness stated that Officer Gamez identified himself as a police officer.  During this conversation, the accomplice and witness at the front of the suspect vehicle walked away from the location.

During this time, suspect Sergio Ramos had been walking towards Officer Gamez and the accomplices.  It is unclear whether Officer Gamez was aware of Ramos’ location prior to this time.  Ramos then entered the suspect vehicle and Officer Gamez approached him.  There was some discussion between Officer Gamez and Suspect Ramos.  As they spoke, Officer Gamez observed a firearm begin to protrude from the left front shorts pocket of Ramos.  Officer Gamez specifically told Ramos not to touch the firearm.  Ramos reached down and placed his hand on the firearm and Officer Gamez fired his weapon multiple times striking Ramos.  Ramos then drove across Midpark Road into an adjacent restaurant parking lot and collided with parked vehicles.

Roling and Ramos were both pronounced deceased by Dallas Fire Rescue.  Officer Gamez was not injured during this incident.  Video surveillance was obtained from surrounding businesses and is being reviewed.  SIU Detectives are actively pursuing leads to locate the accomplice.  A Capital Murder case will be filed on case #206094-2014.

 

On August 27, 2014, at approximately 12:40am, a disturbance between individuals in two vehicles at the gas pumps of the gas station located in the 13700 block of North Central Expressway. The disturbance was witnessed by an employee of the location. One shot was fired. One of the vehicles raced out from the gas pumps and wrecked into parked vehicles in the parking lot. One deceased male was subsequently discovered in the vehicle.

The suspects got out of the second vehicles when an off duty officer, who had just finished his shift working for business, walked out to investigate the incident. A number of suspects got back into the second vehicle and tried to flee the scene through the front drive of the business. The officer follows the suspect’s vehicle in his personal vehicle. They stopped before entering the street. As the officer reengages with the suspects, he noticed that one of the suspects was armed. The officer gave specific directions to the suspect regarding the firearm. The suspect then took an action that made the officer believe he was in imminent danger. The officer then discharged his weapon.

The suspect was able to drive off the parking lot and collided with other vehicles in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant. A firearm was recovered.

Two males are deceased at the location. Identities will not be released until next of kin notification has been made.

Critical Missing – Jessica Salas

Update: Ms. Salas has been found and will be treated at a local hospital.

Update: The car has been found, but she is still missing. Please call 911 if you see her.

 

Please help us find Jessica Salas, a 29 year old Latin female, who was last seen at 10:00 am driving a gray Honda Civic license plate CGB 1165. She is described as 5’06” tall, weighing approximately 240 lbs. She was last seen in the area of 14900 Lasater Road wearing a black shirt and black pants. She is suicidal.

If you have information on her whereabouts or if you see her, please call 911 or the Youth Division at 214-671-4268.

 

Officer Involved Shooting at Lake June Road and Prairie Creek Road

Update:

Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:25

Update to officer involved shooting of Steven Douglas, B/M/02-20-85

During an interview with the complainant who reported she was being followed by Steven Douglas, she alleged to Domestic Violence detectives that a police officer was at the location where the children in her car had been taken and he had driven off without taking any action.

The department conducted a review of officers’ locations during the time in question and determined that Officer Les Richardson #5460, a 28 year veteran of the department assigned to the South Central Division had been at the location. This has been confirmed by dash cam video.

An Internal Affairs investigation into the allegation has been initiated. Officer Richardson has been placed on administrative leave.

 August 25, 2014 @ 17:04

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at about 7:21 p.m., a female victim called the police to report that suspect, Steven Douglas, b/m/2-20-1985, had pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her.  Dallas officers responded to the location and completed a report for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Case #203331-2014. The complainant left the location and stayed with a relative.

Today, August 25, 2014, at about 7:20 a.m., the victim took her three children back to her apartment, which is located in the 3100 block of Easter Avenue, to get some items for the children.  The victim said that suspect Douglas’ Green Ford Ranger truck was outside the apartment.  She then made a phone call to 911 asking for the police at 7:23 a.m.  The victim told dispatchers that suspect Douglas had stolen her house keys and that he was at her apartment.

Suspect Douglas came outside and spotted the victim and began chasing her and the children in his vehicle.  The victim again contacted 911 at around 7:26 am and stayed on the phone with the police dispatcher.  The victim told the dispatcher that she was heading for a police station.  The victim also stated she had flattened her tire and repeated that suspect Douglas had a gun.  The victim repeated several more times that suspect Douglas had a gun and was ramming her car.  Suspect Douglas rammed the victim’s car and broke out the driver’s window at Seevers and Illinois Avenue.  He removed two children from the car at gun point, a female child 9 and male child 1 year old, placed them in his truck and drove off.

An active search for suspect Douglas and his children was conducted by patrol officers and Fusion Unit.  Possible locations known to suspect Douglas were checked and his phone was pinged.  Information led officers to an apartment complex on Pratt Street near Wynnewood Village where covert officers observed the suspect’s unoccupied pick-up.  Officers soon observed suspect Douglas drive away in the truck and they attempted a high risk traffic stop.  Suspect Douglas did not stop and a pursuit began.

The pursuit terminated in the intersection of Prairie Creek and Lake June Road when suspect Douglas collided with another vehicle (mother and toddler, uninjured).  The driver of the other vehicle reported suspect Douglas reached into his car for an object which he carried in his hand as he ran away.  Suspect Douglas ran toward an automotive repair business on the southeast corner of the intersection.  Employees at that business observed suspect Douglas was fleeing from officers and that he was armed.  Suspect Douglas began to stumble as he passed a car parked at a service island.  His momentum carried him into the middle service bay.  As he was stumbling, he pointed a small caliber pistol directly at officer Moreno.  Officer Moreno discharged his weapon, resulting in suspect Douglas’ death.

A small caliber pistol was recovered at the scene.  Witnesses reported suspect Douglas pointed his pistol at Officer Moreno.  There are several fact witnesses to the shooting.  In depth interviews with all are on-going.  Two witnesses reported suspect Douglas was shot in the back.  Those witnesses have been interviewed and told detectives they did not witness the shooting and their version was hearsay.  At this stage of the investigation, no fact witnesses to the shooting have suggested that suspect Douglas was shot in the back.  The Police Department is requesting that anyone with information on the shooting contact detectives with the Special Investigations Unit.  Detectives are reviewing dashcam video and canvassing nearby businesses for possible video.  Officer Moreno is on Administrative Leave.

Suspect Sought in Murder Investigation

Update: Bryan Bradley has been taken into custody.

Byron Bradley

Aug 14, 2014 @ 0:30

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 2:26pm, Suspect Bryan Bradley, B/M/ 03/31/93, shot and killed Demariea English with a firearm at 11611 Ferguson Road.  The victim was admitted and listed in critical condition at the hospital.  On August 12, 2014, the victim was pronounced deceased from the injuries he received from the gunshot wound.  As a result, an Affidavit for Arrest Warrant for First Degree Murder as been issued for Suspect Byron Bradley.  Suspect Bradley is currently at large.

On August 11, 2014, a witnesses and the victim were all riding together heading to the Honey Creek Apartments on Ferguson Road to meet with Suspect Bradley, who was known to them at the time as “Killer B”.  The victim and Bradley had been involved in a verbal disagreement over money and were meeting up in hopes to bring their issues to a peaceful resolution or fight it out.

Shortly after arriving to the apartment complex, Suspect Bradley walked up to the car where the victim was sitting front passenger and told him to get out.  According to a witness, the victim told Suspect Bradley that he was going to get out in a minutes.  Suspect Bradley then pulled a firearm and fired one shot, stricking the victim in the head.  The same round also struck the witness in the wrist.  The witness took evasive action and drove to a nearby store where emergency personnel responded.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to gain the true identity of the suspect to where witnesses were able to pick Suspect Bradley out of a photo line-up.  Please see the affidavit below for more details.

Missing Man Found Dead

On August 19, 2014, at approximately 7:45am, Complainant Manuel Lupe Rios L/M 09-11-93 was found in the 6500 block of Julius Schepps Freeway underneath the bridge just north of Overton Road deceased. Complainant died as a result of a stab wound to the left side of his chest.

Homicide detectives learned that there was a missing person report made on Mr. Rios out of Kaufman, Texas originating on August 17th. Through witness statements detectives established a lead regarding the suspect, Christian Andres Ojeda L/M 1-19-92.

For further detail of this investigation, see the Probable Cause Affidavit below.

Metroplex Robber Caught!

On August 8, 2014, after several months of investigation, the Dallas Police Department’s Violent Crime Task Force Detective Nordyke and FBI Agent Boyst acquired and executed an Aggravated Robbery warrant for Savalas Christopher Love, B/M/4-16-85. This information was given to the Metro Unit who arrested Mr. Love on August 9th, 2014.

 Mr. Love is part of the Bulls Cap Bandits who were responsible for several offenses at Auto Zone stores in Dallas, Garland, and Mesquite. This same group was responsible for an Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant offense where they used AR 15 rifles to shoot at Dallas Officers while trying to escape the scene of an Aggravated Robbery offense. Mr. Love was questioned and then placed in jail.

Arrestee Love has an extensive history of violence, theft, and drug use. The suspect was given a $1,000,000 bond and remains in jail at this time. This case is documented on 146508-2014.

 Great work was done by all officers!

The Badge and The Glove

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Picture taken August 16, 2014 in Carson, California Top Picture: Mario Lopez, Deputy Chief Jesse Reyes, Oscar De La Hoya Bottom Picture: Deputy Chief Reyes judging Omar Figueroa versus Daniel Estrada

Deputy Chief Jesse Reyes is a 30-year Dallas Police Veteran and he makes sure to fit time in for his other roles in life such as husband, father and boxing judge and referee. 

Reyes has always been able to roll with the punches. His father was an amateur boxer, so boxing sparked his interest at a very young age. 

“My dad had me in the ring practically when I was in diapers,” he recalls.

After joining the police department, word spread that Reyes had a knack for boxing, and that’s when former Deputy Chief Ray Hawkins, #2400, approached him about helping with a Golden Gloves amateur boxing event. While apprehensive at first, Reyes decided to do it. He judged a few amateur fights at that event and went on to obtain his state boxing judge license. It’s been 15 years and counting, and he has yet to throw in the towel.

As time passed and Reyes got more experience under his belt, Chief Hawkins introduced him to the state boxing commissioner and encouraged Reyes to become a professional boxing judge.  He accepted the old one-two punch and completed the necessary training, making him not only a certified judge, but also a certified referee. 

Reyes judges more rounds than he referees, but he’ll never forget the most notorious bout he refereed: The 2007 match up in El Paso between Evander Holyfield and Lou Savarese. 

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It was quite an honor to be the third man in the ring for that fight,” he remembers. 

Reyes averages about a dozen fights a year, has been afforded traveling opportunities from California to Cancun, and has appeared on major networks such as HBO, Showtime and ESPN. He’s even judged a fight in Thailand! 

“I’m very fortunate that most of the events are on the weekends and I don’t have to take too much time off from work to do this,” said Reyes, as he talks about balancing his role in the professional boxing world and with the Dallas Police Department. 

Reyes is a huge fan of the Dallas Police Athletic League (PAL) and has been to several of the boxing events.

“I’ve always enjoyed the sport, always liked being around it,” said Reyes.

Officer Involved Shooting 4800 Veterans Drive & 52nd Street

 

On August 21, 2014 at about 6:40PM , the victim a B/F 33, was driving North bound in the 4800 block of  Veterans Drive. The victim came to a stop at veterans Drive and 52nd Street.

The suspect, who has been identified as Ladarius Campbell B/M 11-21-93, and another B/M drove up alongside the vehicle that the victim was driving, while the vehicles were stopped there was a verbal altercation between Mr. Campbell and the victim.

Mr. Campbell exited his vehicle, produced a handgun, and shot the victim in the face.

At the same time, an off-duty officer, in plain clothes and driving his personal vehicle with his family, observed Suspect Campbell shoot the victim.

The Officer, who is being identified as Ruben Martinez #10443, stepped out of his vehicle and opened fire on the suspect to stop the suspect from continuing his violent assault on the victim.

Suspect Campbell was struck by the officer’s gunfire.

 The victim as well as the suspect were transported to area hospitals by Dallas Fire Rescue. Both are expected to survive their injuries.

 Ladarius Campbell is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon a  F/1, and may face additional charges. The investigation is ongoing.