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The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs and Employee Communications will host the 14th Annual Asian Safety and Health Fair on Saturday, October 4, 2014. This event will be held at the Asian Plaza, 9780 Walnut St. (southwest corner of Walnut St. and Audelia Rd.), from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  The 14th Annual Asian Safety and Health Fair is free and open to the public.

“An Asian American unit was developed in 1996 in the Office of Community Affairs and Employee Communications,   for the past 13 years, the health and safety fair has allowed the Dallas Police Department to continue to strengthen the relationship with the Asian community,” said Sergeant Felicia W.  Thornton, #4973,  Supervisor of the Office of   Community Affairs and Employee Communications.

Dallas Police Department resources will include the Mobile Unit, a Police Squad Car for show-and-tell, the Low Rider and bike patrol. The Dallas Fire & Rescue Department and Dallas Sheriff Office will also attend the 14th Annual Asian Safety and Health Fair with a Fire Engine on display as well as bring along Sparky the Fire Dog and Dallas County Sheriff Mobile Unit.

Several free health services will be provided such as: flu shots, eye, and diabetes testing, blood pressure, dental, cholesterol, hepatitis and prostrate screenings. Mammogram Sign up will also be provided to the public free of charge.

This year’s sponsors are: The Asian Plaza & Hong Kong Market Place, Vietnamese Health Professional Association, Texas Health Resources, Thai Community Center of North Texas, Philippine Community Center, BB&T Bank, Best Thai Restaurant, AAA Texas, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southwest (USPAACC-SW), Asian Peace Officer Association of North Texas, John Ting Law Firm, North Texas Food Bank, Sam’s Club, Blue Bell, South Texas Dental, Parkland Hospital and other individuals.

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

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Critical Missing Found Safe

Update: The Critical Missing William Cramer has been located safe, and in good condition. Mr. Cramer was located at 8169 park Lane at about 6:00 PM at the dart station. We thank you for your help in locating Mr.Cramer.

William Cramer

William Cramer

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Critical Missing 85 year old.

On September 28, 2014, at about 11:00 AM William Cramer 85, walked away from Presbyterian hospital located at 8200 Walnut Hill Lane. Mr. Cramer is described as White male 6’00 weighing 175lbs with gray balding hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white button down shirt with faded blue stripes, black athletic shorts, and tan slippers.

If you see this person please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.



Critical Missing

Update: The Critical Missing Person, James Watral has been found safe and in good condition. This morning, Mr. Watral was located at a local hospital that he checked himself into because he wasnt feeling well. We thank all of you for the help in locating Mr. Watral.

James Watral

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Critical Missing person.

On September 19, 2014, James Watral a White male 71 years old 5’11 weighs 200lbs with gray hair and brown eyes was last seen at his residence near 1400 Griffin Street East. Mr. Watral is believed to be driving his 2000 model white Dodge Caravan, Texas license plate FTK427. There is no known clothing description.

If you see or know of Mr. Watral’s location please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas police Departments Missing persons Unit at 214-671-4268.


Critical Missing

Update: The Critical Missing Person, Jomasa Pereyra, has been found safe.  At approximately 2PM today, an employee at a business located in the 3000 block of Morrell Avenue spotted Ms. Pereyra walking across a field and notified police.  She was approximately 1.5 miles from where she was last seen.  Ms. Pereyra was taken to Methodist Hospital for precautionary reasons.


Jomasa Pereyra

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Critical Missing 86-year-old female.

On September 25, 2014, at approximately 3:00pm, Ms. Jomasa Pereyra, Latin female 86 was last seen walking away from the 2500 block of East 11th Street wearing a gray or black shirt, gray or black belt, black pants and pink and white tennis shoes. She also walks with a cane. Jomasa Pereyra is 5’3’’ and weighs 160lbs, with brown eyes and grey hair in a ponytail.

If anyone has information regarding Ms. Pereyra , or her whereabouts are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Person’s Unit at (214) 671-4268.    

Uptick in Robberies Using Websites to Buy/Sell

The Dallas Police Robbery Unit has seen a rise in robbery offenses in which victims are using websites such as Craig’s List to sell or purchase items. These victims are meeting individuals in apartment complexes in the Southeast and South Central Divisions and have then been robbed during the course of the transaction.

  • Victim arranged meeting with suspect to trade property and was robbed at gunpoint – July 13th, 6800 Great Trinity Forest Way, 168068-2014.
  • Victim was selling item online, suspect arranged to meet and then robbed victim at gunpoint – August 22nd, 444 Oak Hollow Drive, 201899-2014.
  • Victim was selling item online and during transaction, suspect robbed victim at gunpoint – August 27th, 444 Oak Hollow, 206768-2014.
  • Victim was selling item online, suspect arranged a meeting and took the property through physical force – September 1st, 2517 E. Illinois Avenue, 210776-2014.
  • Victim was selling item online, suspect arranged a meeting and robbed victim at gunpoint – September 6th, 444 Oak Hollow Drive, 214931-2014.
  • Victim was selling an item online and agreed to come to the location. Three suspects assaulted the victim and took the property – September 9th, 5969 Highland Hills Drive, 217807-2014.
  • Victim was selling an item online, met the suspect at the location and suspect robbed victim at gunpoint – September 10th, 444 Oak Hollow Drive, 218605-2014.
  • Victim agreed to meet suspect at location to sell property. Suspect 1 took property from victim’s hand without paying. The victim then began chasing the suspect when a 2nd suspect assaulted the victim – September 20th, 5868 Highland Village Drive, 227203-2014.
  • Victim was selling property and arranged to meet the suspects to make the transaction. The two suspects snatched the property from the victim and fled the location – September 24th, 3150 Cliff Creek Crossing, 230139-2014.

The Dallas Police Department would recommend using a busy public setting to conduct this type of transaction. We also recommend not going or being alone during these meetings.

If you have any information regarding robbery offenses located in the above listed apartment complexes, please contact The Dallas Police Robbery Unit at 214-671-3584.

Zipcars are Here!

Car-sharing has now come to Dallas. The Zipcar pilot program launched today at three locations in Dallas – Pioneer Plaza, Oaklawn Library and Lamar Street (under the Woodall Rodgers Freeway).

What is car-sharing? It’s a popular program which allows you to rent a car for a short period of time, reducing the traffic density in an urban area. Rentals of these cars can be made through the “Reserve a Zipcar” app, over the phone or via the website http://www.zipcar.com. Check out the link below for a step by step guide.

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Women’s Soccer Team Takes the Championship

The North American Police Soccer Tournament (NAPST) was held in Montreal, Canada, on September 10—12, 2014. The Dallas Police Department was represented well with their entry into the Women’s Division. The team combined with the St. Louis Police Department Women’s team for this tournament which made them the only women’s team representing the US in this tournament. They competed against five teams and came out on top winning the championship.

Kids and Cops

On September 24, 2014, at 10:00 AM The State Fair of Texas will hold a press conference in conjunction with area law enforcement agencies and fire departments at the Hall of State (adjacent to Big Tex) to announce the release of the 2014 edition of Kids and Cops Trading Cards. Representatives from each Agency on the  Kids and Cops cards will be present.

The Kick off signing event will be held at the State Fair of Texas, on Kids and Cops Day, October 13th from 10am to 4pm at the Blue Pavilion building featuring each officer signing their cards.

Kids and Cops, a registered trademark, is one of the largest continuously run trading card programs for public safety in the nation. Started in 1994 the program has sponsored and distributed some seven million trading cards to date, depicting officers and firefighters on collectible trading cards. This year over 100 officers are featured on trading cards with service animals, equipment, and vehicles. The Dallas FBI office, Texas Rangers, and DISD School Police, will join the Dallas Sheriff, Police, and Fire Department on 71 different trading cards.

Kids and Cops Trading cards was started in 1994 by Reserve Captain Charlie Tyner with the Dallas Sheriff’s Department and is funded by the donations of area businesses and individuals. This year’s sponsors are Dallas Children’s Charities, The Kroger Company, and Club Corp.

For more information about this program and event, please contact Charlie Tyner at Charlie.Tyner@Dallascounty.org  



Critical Missing: Mr. Theodore Moore

Update: Mr. Moore was found safe in Van Zant County. His family is going to pick him up.


Mr. Theodore Moore was last seen leaving his residence near 4500 Idaho Ave. in his 1998 Blue Honda Civic, Texas temporary tag 19B4720.  Mr. Moore suffers from dementia.  Mr. Moore was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black framed eyeglasses, a gray t-shirt with horizontal black stripes, and blue jeans.  If you come in contact with Mr. Moore or his vehicle, please call 911 or Youth Operations at 214-671-4268.