Meals On Wheels

Hundreds of Dallas Police Department employees participated in the first Dallas Police Department City-Wide Day of Caring by delivering more than 100 routes for a total of almost 1,000 meals 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. It was a success and honor for our officers to be a part of this event.

Below is a video highlighting the day:

 

Original Post: Dec 15, 2014 @ 15:13Meals On Wheels

The Dallas Police Department is proud to partner up with the VNA and help deliver Meals on Wheels this holiday season. There will be approximately 210 Dallas Police officers and employees participating in the “Day of Caring” event this Thursday, December 18, 2014.

The VNA is a nonprofit organization, established in 1934 to help the elderly age independently in the comfort of their home. This caring organization provides services, knowledge, support, and necessary referrals and connections to help thousands of North Texans. During the cold and busy holiday season, the VNA delivers hot, nutritious, and freshly prepared meals to 4,000 Dallas County residents in a program they call Meals on Wheels. The homebound residents are unable to access grocery stores and food banks, and unable to provide for themselves due to illness, advanced age, or disability. Without the VNA and Meals on Wheels, these individuals would go hungry by themselves during the season where they should be surrounded by the warmth, love, and generosity of friends and family.

 If you would like information on how you or a loved one can receive meals through VNA Meals on Wheels program, please visit VNA.

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Stealing Spree by a Scrooge

Precilla Castaneda and Jessie Dominguez

Precilla Castaneda and Jessie Dominguez

UPDATE: On December 19, 2014, Detective Evans received numerous phone tips stating that the suspect that was shown in the video was in Priscilla Castaneda L/F/12-19-87.  Detective Evans and Detective Waller went to a Pawn Shop located on W. Jefferson after seeing a recent pawn transaction, dated December 16, 2014, that was completed by suspect Castaneda with an un-related item.  An employee at the location was shown a still picture of the suspect from the video.  The employee recognized the suspect to be the same one that was in her store on December 17, 2014 and stated that she was accompanied by an unknown male.  The witness further stated that the suspect was wearing the exact clothing that she had on during the video of the offense.  The property that the suspect was attempting to pawn was a brand new smoker, which was still in a box. The pawn shop did not accept this item because it was unopened.

 Later, on the same day, Detective’s Waller and Evans went to the suspect Castaneda’s home address and she was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants out of Fort Worth.  The suspect was transported to Northwest Investigative Unit and was interviewed by both detectives.  Suspect admitted that she was the suspect seen on camera taking the property off the theft victim’s porch without permission.  The suspect was unwilling to tell officers where the property had been taken and the property has not been recovered.

 Also on the same day, officers from Northwest Patrol Division were able to locate the suspect vehicle on Bahama Street.  The suspect vehicle became occupied by Suspect Jessie Dominguez L/M/5-30-88 who was then stopped for a traffic violation. When officers approached the vehicle, Suspect Dominguez was seen holding a marijuana cigarette in his hand in plain view.  The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Northwest Investigative Unit.  Several items of property were found in the rear of this vehicle and detectives are attempting to match the property to property from unsolved offenses.  The suspect admitted to being the driver on the offense of the video that was released as well as other theft of package offenses in Dallas and Highland Park.  The Northwest Investigative Detectives have notified Highland Park Police regarding the suspect’s admission of thefts from their city.

Both suspects were transported to Lew Sterrett. Great work was done by all officers involved! Thank you to all the tipsters! Once again, Scrooge did not ruin Christmas! Happy Holidays!

There have been thefts of packages from several porches on December 17, 2014 in the area of the Northwest Patrol Division. The suspect is a latin female in her 20’s. She exits a green 2-door 90’s Ford Explorer with gray fenders, walks up to the front door, takes the packages, returns to the passenger side of the suspect vehicle, and flees the scene. We do not have a description of the driver nor a vehicle license plate number. 

The Dallas Police Departments needs help in identifying the female suspect and the suspect vehicle. If you recognize either the female suspect or the vehicle, please contact Detective Chris Evans of the Northwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-6179. 

Many people order packages and gifts especially during the holidays. To help minimize your victimization, we suggest the following:

  • Request from the seller or shipper that a signature is required for delivery so that your package is not left at your front door unattended.
  • Request that the seller or shipper ship your package to an alternate address such as your office.
  • Request that the shipper hold your package at their distribution center for your pick-up.

Arrest Made on Greendale Drive Homicide

UPDATE: Detectives have made three arrest on the homicide that occurred on December 15, 2014 on Greendale Drive.

Arrested were:

  • John Paul Manuel B/M 8/9/95
  • Antwan Tovar B/M 4/28/88
  • Terrance Brown B/M 5/31/96

See the arrest affidavit attached for more information.


Below was originally posted on December 18, 2014

Our last murder occurred on Monday night, December 15, 2014, at about 8:40 p.m. Officers responded to the 1700 block of Greendale Drive in Pleasant Grove. The victim, Irma Martinez, L/F/49, was seated in her vehicle when two unknown suspects approached her and shot her with a handgun. Mrs. Martinez died at the scene. The murder is believed to be robbery related. The suspects fled on foot, jumped into an unknown vehicle, and drove away. One of the suspects was dressed in dark clothing. Suspects are still at large. If anyone has any information on this murder, we ask that you contact Detective Mark Ahearn at 214-671-3682.

Suspect Sought in Fatal Hit & Run

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Detectives are seeking information regarding the fatal Hit & Run that occurred at 6:55 am this morning at 13600 Preston Road. Martha Perez L/F/7-25-62 was struck as she was crossing the roadway by an unknown vehicle traveling Northbound on Preston Road.

The vehicle is described as a white vehicle that could be a Mercury Grand Marquis or a Ford Crown Victoria with 20 inch rims. The right rear tire has a (donut) spare tire on it. It has dark tinted windows and there is no description of the driver. The suspect vehicle will also have damage to the left front grill and left front quarter panel. Next of kin notification has been made.

If anyone has any information regarding this offense please contact the Vehicle Crimes at 214-670-5817. The offense is documented on case #’s 300677-2014 and 300678-2014.

Unrelated December Homicides

This past weekend, beginning Friday, December 12th and ending Monday night December 15th, five separate murders occurred in the city of Dallas. Of those five, detectives were able to clear one offense at this time. The department is asking for the public’s assistance to help solve the remaining cases:

  • On December 12, 2014, at approximately 4:42 p.m., Victim Brandon Hollis, B/M/31, was found deceased from a gunshot wound inside his vehicle in the 1900 block of McBroom in West Dallas.   The suspect is described as a black male with medium skin color. The suspect was dressed in all black, wearing a black hoodie, and was last seen running away from the location. If anyone has information on this offense, please contact Detective Ed Parker at 214-671-3630.
  • The second murder occurred on December 13, 2014, at approximately 10:20 p.m. The victim, Daniel Conley, W/M/28, was stabbed and killed by an unknown white or Hispanic male suspect in an alley at the 1400 block of Main Street. Mr. Conley and his friends left the City Tavern Bar and were walking across the street on Main Street in front of the suspect, who was driving a grey Ford Mustang. The suspect and Mr. Conley became involved in a verbal confrontation. The victim and his friends continued walking through the alley towards Elm Street. The suspect parked his vehicle facing eastbound on Main Street and followed them into the alley. The victim and his friends stopped and waited on the suspect. A fight ensued between the suspect and the Mr. Conley that resulted in the stabbing death of Mr. Conley. The suspect fled in his car, turning southbound on Akard Street. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male with a heavy build and short cropped hair. If anyone has information regarding the identity of the suspect, please contact Detective Chaney at 214-671-3650.
  • The third murder occurred on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 5:00 a.m. at 165 S. Nachita Drive in Southeast Dallas. The victim, Ramiro Herrera, L/M/26, and suspect Johnny Daniel Rodriguez, L/M/28, are acquaintances. Both individuals were hanging out with friends when an argument ensued between them. Suspect Rodriguez produced a handgun and killed Herrera before fleeing the scene. On December 16, 2014, Suspect Rodriguez was apprehended by the US Marshals and is currently in Lew Sterrett Jail.
  • The fourth murder also occurred on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 10:18 p.m. The victim is Dedtrick Hodge, B/M/26. He was found deceased, lying on the street at 1700 Warsaw in Oak Cliff. Witnesses stated they heard gunshots and called 911. The victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. At this time, there is no suspect information to share. We are asking anyone with information on this murder to please contact Detective Tim Stewart at 214-671-3635.
  • Our last murder occurred on Monday night, December 15, 2014, at about 8:40 p.m. Officers responded to the 1700 block of Greendale Drive in Pleasant Grove. The victim, Irma Martinez, L/F/49, was seated in her vehicle when two unknown suspects approached her and shot her with a handgun. Mrs. Martinez died at the scene. The murder is believed to be robbery related. The suspects fled on foot, jumped into an unknown vehicle, and drove away. One of the suspects was dressed in dark clothing. Suspects are still at large. If anyone has any information on this murder, we ask that you contact Detective Mark Ahearn at 214-671-3682.

Officer Involved Shooting on Retail Road

See the below video regarding the press conference:

UPDATE: The name of the arrestee in the officer involved shooting is Jonathan Puckett W/M/5-16-81. He is being charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant and with a Parole Violation out of Kentucky. 

Officer Larry Moody, #9291 is name of the officer who was involved in the shooting. He is a 7 year veteran and assigned to the South Central Patrol Division.

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On December 16, 2014, at approximately 12:05 am, a Dallas Police Officer was working an off duty job in full uniform at the Walmart located at 6185 Retail Road. A Walmart loss prevention officer notified the Off Duty Dallas Police Officer that a shoplifting suspect was attempting to leave with stolen property. They confronted the suspect at the front entrance of the store and asked him to return to the loss prevention office.

As they made their way back into the store, the suspect attempted to flee. A struggle ensued between the officer and the suspect. The suspect produced a knife and cut the officer’s hand. The officer produced his duty weapon and gave loud verbal commands for the suspect to drop his weapon, which he failed to do. The officer shot the suspect, striking him in the leg.

The officer was transported to Baylor hospital in stable condition. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Presbyterian hospital where he is being treated for his injury.

Dallas Police Officers Get a New Set of Wheels

Mr. Roland Parrish with Dallas Officers

Mr. Roland Parrish donated two patrol bicycles to the Dallas Police Department.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 marked the 11th Annual McMiracle on Highway 67, an event that left 300 fifth graders with brand new bicycles. The event took place at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and consisted of face painting, entertainment by the Skyline High School Jazz Band, and a magic show by Ronald McDonald himself.

Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants donated 300 bicycles to fifth graders in 14 Dallas Independent School District elementary schools and St. Philip’s School in South Dallas. The Dallas Police Department was also a beneficiary, receiving two patrol bikes, one for the Southeast Patrol Division and another for the Northwest Patrol Division.

The Dallas Police Department would like to thank Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants and Mr. Roland Parrish for these brand new sets of wheels.

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Car Burglary Suspect Caught!

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On December 13, 2014, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Officer Cortney Thornton, #8850, was working an off duty job at the Extended Stay Motel located at 2979 N. Stemmons when he heard breaking glass and went to investigate.  Officer Thornton found the suspect, Jeremey Amaud Modester, Black male 11-17-1986, leaning into a vehicle and taking property.  Officer Thornton approached and ordered the suspect to the ground as he called for cover officers.

Once the suspect was taken into custody, Officer Thornton found a second vehicle with broken glass parked next to the first vehicle he observed. 

A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed more property that is believed to have been taken in different Burglary of Motor Vehicle (BMV) offenses.  A laptop was found and when checked by the arresting officer, it revealed personal information from a person who resides in Cedar Hill, Texas.  Officer Thornton called and the person stated that his laptop had been left in his vehicle last night and that he gave no one permission to take it.  The Cedar Hill Police Department was notified regarding this particulare offense.

Suspect Modester was taken to the Northwest Investigative Unit where he was interviewed by Detective K. Hensley, #6483.  The suspect was read his Miranda rights and he admitted to breaking into the vehicles on Stemmons Freeway.  Suspect Modester terminated his interview with detectives when questioned about the laptop stolen out of Cedar Hill.  That offense remains under investigation.

Suspect Modester was charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle which is documented on case # 295825-2014 and Criminal Mischief which is documented on case # 295906-2014.

Thanks to the alertness of Officer Thornton and the investigative work of Detective Hensley, another burglary suspect was taken off the street!

Critical Missing Person – Schaufelberger

Update 12/15/2014 @ 6:30 a.m. – Critical Missing Person Albert Schauflberger has been located.  He was disoriented but safe. 

 

Silver Alert Schaufelberger

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Critical Missing Person.  Mr. Albert Schaufelberger was last seen on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at approximately 6:45 p.m.,  in the area of 5600 Arapaho Drive.  He was driving a grey 2000 Honda Accord 4-door with Texas License plate CVM2512.  Mr. Schaufelberger suffers from dementia.  He is described as a White male 86 years old, 5’08” 170 Lbs., with grey hair and grey eyes.  Mr. Schaufelberger was last seen wearing a dark grey sport coat, blue shirt and light grey slacks.

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