Street Closures surrounding Dealey Plaza

Below is a list of street closures surrounding Dealey Plaza regarding the Warner Brothers filming of a mini series.

There will be additional officers to assist with traffic control during the filming of the mini series.


Street Closures (Oct 6th: 7:30am – 8:30pm) & (Oct. 7th & 8th: 7:30am – 7:30pm)

400 – 600 Elm Street WB between Riverfront and Market Street.

400 -600 Main Street E/B & WB between Riverfront and Market Street.

100 S. Houston Street N/B & S/B. 100-200 N. Houston Street N/B & S/B between Commerce Street & Pacific Ave.

Ross Avenue @ Houston Street (soft closure/tapering of traffic cones).


Street Closures (3:00pm – 7:00pm) (Oct 6th thru 8th)

600 – 800 Elm Street WB between Market Street and Lamar Street.

.600 -800 Main Street E/B & WB between Market Street and Lamar Street.

100 S. Austin Street @ Main Street.


Intermittent Traffic Control (after 9:00am) Limited to l-3 minute intervals.

Commerce Street E/B between Riverfront Blvd and Houston Street.

Interstate 35E/ Commerce Street S/B exit ramp to Commerce Street.

Interstate 35El Commerce Street N/B Exit ramp to Commerce Street.

Reunion Blvd Service Road(s) to Commerce Street (behind the Hyatt)

Critical Missing Person Francisco Ramirez

Update 10/4/2015 at 2:06 pm: The Critical Missing Person Francisco Ramirez has been located safe. He has been transported to a hospital for evaluation.Francisco Alejandro

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

On October 4, 2015 at about 9:15 am, Mr. Ramirez was last seen on foot in the 400 block of South Clinton Avenue. Francisco Ramirez is a Latin male 24 years old, 5’3 and weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Ramirez was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts, and black high-top Nike tennis shoes. Mr. Ramirez is distraught and is considered a danger to himself.

If anyone has information regarding the location of Francisco Ramirez please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268. This incident is documented on case number 230198-2015.

Suspect Arrested In the Dr. Kendra Hatcher Murder

Update: 10/2/2015, Arrest Made

Over the course of the last month, Dallas police homicide detectives have been working tirelessly together with our partners at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and our federal partners at the FBI and US Attorney’s office piecing together information related to the murder of Dr. Kendra Hatcher, killed on September 2, 2015. 

Within the last 48 hours specifically, detectives have been working around the clock executing search warrants and interviewing individuals in connection with the offense.  Tonight, we announce the arrest of Kristopher Love, Black male 03-23-1984, as the person we have identified as having shot Dr. Hatcher.  He has been charged with Capital Murder and a federal charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and is currently in the Dallas County Jail on a $2.5 million bond.  When Mr. Love was arrested, he was found in possession of the weapon believed to have been used to kill Dr. Hatcher. 

Additionally, we have secured a warrant for the arrest of Brenda Delgado, Latin female 6-18-1982, also for the charge of Capital Murder for her involvement in the offense. 

We want to thank the citizens who came forward with information and helped with the investigation of this crime.  Additionally, we want to thank Dr. Hatcher’s family and the citizens of the City of Dallas for their patience through this difficult process.  Please see the attached probable cause affidavit.

UPDATE: Arrest made

Corrections made.

Dallas Police made an arrest last evening in connection with the murder of Ms. Kendra Hatcher who was shot and killed in the parking garage located at 1700 Cedar Springs Rd. on September 2, 2015.

Crystal Cortes, a L/F 23 years of age, has been arrested and charged with Capital Murder and is being held on a $250, 000.00 bond. Arrestee Crystal has admitted her involvement in the murder and has given detectives information that other unidentified suspects may have been involved.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Original Post September 3, 2015 2:39 pm.

Vehicle of Interest

Vehicle of Interest

On Wednesday September 2, 2015 at about 7:45pm, Ms. Kendra Hatcher W/F 35 arrived at the parking garage of the Gables Park 17 apartments in the 1700 block of Cedar Springs Road.  Sometime prior to her arrival, a vehicle of interest described as an older model Jeep Cherokee with damaged or faded paint on the hood and displaying a paper buyer tag, pulled into that garage – following another vehicle through the gate.

Once Ms. Hatcher parked her car, an individual got out of the vehicle of interest and appeared to approach her.  Witnesses describe hearing a gunshot and the individual got back into the vehicle of interest and it drove out of the parking garage.  Ms. Hatcher was found next to her car deceased from a gunshot wound.  We believe the occupant or occupants of that vehicle likely have information related to the offense and are asking for the community’s help in locating the vehicle and any occupants.  Detectives continue to follow up searching for additional evidence and are canvassing the local businesses for any leads.  Additionally we have increased patrols in the area and remind everyone to be vigilant about their surroundings and to report any suspicious behavior to 9-1-1.   

We appreciate the residents’ patience while we had the garage closed during the on-scene investigation and we ask that anyone with additional information, cell phone video etc… contact Detective Barnes with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-283-4818. 

DPD Pet’s of the Week Adoption Success

The department is proud to announce it’s pet adoption success rate! The partnership with Dallas Animal Services began in March of 2015. Since then a new pet has been featured weekly for adoption.  It is with great pleasure that we are able to say that since March, every pet that has been featured as the “Pet of the Week” has found a “Furrever Home”

Because of the great success, the partnership now include cats! We will be featuring a cat in need of a home. We will be calling it “Feline Friday”. We will still feature a dog, but will also include a cat. 

Pet of the Week Collage 10-01-2015 (2)

This weeks DPD Pets of the Week are Tate and Erica!

Tate A905564 is a 5 year old Lab/Retriever mix who has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since August 25, 2015. This friendly guy weighs in about 63 lbs.  His neuter, vaccination and microchip are included with the adoption and his adoption fee is waived.

The DPD Cat of the week is Erica, a 6 month old Calico. She’s demure, but affectionate and family-ready; spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Her adoption fee is just $20 as part of Dallas Animal Services “Fall in Love” campaign which runs all month long.

Let’s help find Tate and Erica a Furrever Home. You can meet them both at Dallas Animal Services. They are available for adoption at Dallas Animal Services main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212. They are open 11 am to 6:30 pm Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Tate and Erica is Senior Corporal Ed Lujan who is assigned to the Financial Investigations Unit.


Cops Stop Cash Flow


On September 25, 2015, at 3:10 a.m., an undercover officer was conducting static surveillance on the PLS Check Cashing store located at Spring Valley Road  and Coit Road.  While conducting surveillance, the officer heard glass breaking at the Shell Station located at 14040 Coit Road. The officer was directly across the street and he noticed a dark-colored Dodge pickup truck backed up to the broken front glass door.  He then observed a masked suspect running inside the location and placing a chain around the ATM.  The officer immediately notified dispatch and asked for back up. The suspects were able to pull the ATM loose from the store and load it into the back of the pickup truck before the cover officers arrived.  However, the Deployment Team followed the suspect vehicle as it fled westbound on Spring Valley Road toward North Central Expressway.
A uniformed officer, driving a marked squad car, got behind the suspect vehicle but the suspect vehicle pulled away at a high rate of speed.   The uniformed officer did not chase suspect vehicle; instead, he allowed the undercover deployment officers to maintain surveillance in an effort to perform a tactical apprehension.  Deployment officers were able to maintain visual contact with the suspect vehicle and guided Air 1 to their location as they were crossing the Margret Hill Hunt Bridge.  Air 1 followed the suspect vehicle until it was abandoned in the 3100 block of Kingsbridge Street in West Dallas.  Deployment and uniformed officers from various divisions flooded the area looking for the suspects.  Air 1 spotted one of the suspects run to a parked car in the 3000 block of Bickers Street.  Officers apprehended the suspect from inside the parked car without incident. The suspect is identified as Travis Dallas, a 23-year-old Black male, birthdate 8-14-92.
After further investigation, officers discovered that the vehicle used in this offense had just been stolen from the 5800 block of Harvest Hill Road.   Fortunately, the officers recovered the vehicle and ATM.  Travis Dallas was transported to headquarters and interviewed by detectives from the Major Crimes Unit. He admitted to his role in stealing the suspect vehicle and the burglary of the Shell Gas Station.  Travis also identified his four other accomplices in this offense.  Travis was arrested, placed in Lew Sterrett Jail, and charged with a second-degree felony, Theft of an ATM.

Officer Involved Shooting – 4200 Wiley College Drive

Update 10/1/2015 at 6:53 pm: 

Update to the officer-involved shooting at 4207 Wiley College Drive on September 30, 2015:

INVOLVED OFFICER:                                                           TENURE:                                      DUTY STATION

Police Officer Alexander Zabriskie #10565       W/M           2 years 4 months                           South Central Patrol


Coleman, Sabastian B/M 7-30-1994


On September 30, 2015, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Officers responded to a call regarding the subject who was armed with a handgun and threatening suicide.  Officers arrived and made contact with the subject, who was not cooperative.  Officers tried to talk the subject into coming out of his house for approximately 30 minutes.  The subject exited the house and went back inside more than once.  Finally, the subject exited the house and pointed a gun at the officers.  Officer Zabriskie fired one round at the subject and missed.  The subject surrendered and was not injured.  No officers were injured.  The subject’s handgun was recovered. The officer has been placed on routine administrative leave per departmental policy.  This investigation is on-going.


On September 30, 2015, at approximately 3:28 pm, officers responded to a call in the 4200 block of Wiley College Drive regarding an armed individual that was threatening to harm himself. Upon arrival, officers began negotiating with the suspect who was walking in and out of the residence with a gun.  Officers negotiated with the suspect for about 45 minutes.  At some point an officer discharged their weapon, but did not strike the suspect. The suspect walked back inside the residence and put the weapon down. The suspect walked outside and was taken into custody without incident. No officers were injured. This is still an active scene and the investigation is ongoing and will be documented on case number 226926-2015.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The month of October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and police officers across Dallas are making it known that cops care about cancer too. The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas, in conjunction with the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Independent School District Police, joined forces to raise awareness about cancer, calling their campaign Proud of the Pink. This 31-day Proud of the Pink campaign is to express the care and concern that cops have for victims of cancer. Several officers have been affected by this deadly disease to some extent and are willing to do what it takes to bring awareness and raise funds for further research.

For the month of October, Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown has approved officers to don pink epaulets to signify that cops care about cancer too. 

Color-coded epaulets are worn on the shoulders of various police uniforms which represent the officers’ assignment. For example, patrol officers wear green epaulets and traffic officers wear the red epaulets. However, this October, officers have the option to wear pink epaulets to show their solidarity for Breast Cancer Awareness. This will mark the second year for Dallas officers to wear pink epaulets.


Seeking Suspect Information in Hit and Run

Hit and RunThe Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistant in locating a suspect in a hit and run accident. On Friday, September 18, 2015, the suspect struck 71-year-old Roy Franklin Rogers as he was walking southbound on a grassy shoulder in the 1400 block of Stark Road.  At approximately 8:20 p.m., an unknown vehicle was traveling southbound on Stark Road, left the roadway, struck Mr. Rogers, and fled the location. Mr. Rogers was transported to a local hospital where continues to be treated for serious bodily injuries. 

Any information regarding this incident is appreciated. If you have any knowledge regarding this occurrence, please contact the Dallas Police Vehicle Crimes Detective Hensley at (214) 671-0011.


“The Asian American unit in the Office of Community Affairs was developed in 1996,” said Shawn Williams, Manager of Community Affairs and Employee Communications.  “For the last 14 years, the health and safety fair has allowed our department to continue to strengthen our relationship with the Asian community,” Mr. Williams said. Dallas Police Department resources will include the Mobile Unit, a Police Squad Car for show-and-tell, the Low Rider and Bike Patrol, and Recruiting. Dallas Fire & Rescue Department will also attend the 15th Annual Asian Safety and Health Fair with a Fire Engine on display as well as Sparky the Fire Dog. The Dallas Sheriff Office will be on hand to interact with attendees and display their Dallas Sheriff Mobile.

Several free health services will be provided such as: flu shots, hearing, eye, and Diabetes testing. Blood pressure, dental, Cholesterol, Hepatitis B and C Screening, Mammogram Sign up, HIV Tests and Doctors Consultation will also be provided to the public free of charge.

North Texas Food Bank is donating produce to those in attendance.

This year’s sponsors include: The Asian Plaza & Hong Kong Market Place, Vietnamese Health Professional Association, Texas Health Resources, BB&T Bank, Thai Community Center of North Texas, Philippine Community Center, Best Thai Restaurant, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southwest (USPAACC-SW), Asian Peace Officer Association of North Texas, North Texas Food Bank, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce(GDAACC), University of North Texas, the Original Chicken and Rice, Sam’s Club, South Texas Dental, Parkland Hospital and individuals.

For additional information or questions call The Office of Community Affairs & Employee Communications at 214-671-4045.



Critical Missing – John Ford

Update 09/30/2015 at 10:39 pm: Critical missing person John Ford  has been located at the Bridge Homeless Shelter in good condition.

Critical Missing Ford

John Ford

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a 74-year-old critical missing person John Ford.

On September 24, 2015, at approximately 8:30 pm, Mr. Ford was last seen at 6260 Melody Lane riding a grey motorized wheelchair. Mr. Ford is a Black Male 5’8’’ and weighs 220 pounds, with grey hair and brown eyes.  John Ford was wearing tan pants, a black shirt, and a black baseball cap. Mr. Ford is a diabetic and dialysis patient and may be in need of treatment.

If you see Mr. Ford or know his whereabouts please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Person Unit at 214-671-4268.