Critical Missing Person – Cephus Shaw


Cephus Shaw

Cephus Shaw

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critically missing person. Cephus Shaw, Black male 76 years old, was last seen on July 23, 2014, at approximately 8:00am, walking east from Trailridge Drive and Fountain Drive. He was heading to a store located at Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street.

Mr. Shaw is described as a Black male 76 years old, 5’09” in height and weighing 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, red shorts, black shoes, and possibly wearing a tan baseball cap.  This incident is documented on Service Number 176680-2014.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Mr. Shaw, they are asked to call 911 or the Missing Person’s Unit at (214) 671-4268.


Cops Nab Robbers

On Friday, July 18th at about 6:33 p.m., two men walked into a Texaco Station at 12900 Preston Road and got more than just gas. In fact, they went inside, took money at knifepoint and left the store.

Officers responded to a call regarding a robbery at the location. While responding officers were investigating the call, Sergeant M. Vaughn, #8456, responded to the surrounding call area to look for the suspect vehicle described in the call.

 Sergeant Vaughn saw a truck backed into a parking space in front of the 7-11 located at Forest Lane and Preston Road that matched the suspect vehicle description. He parked on the side of the 7-11 and went inside the store. The only suspect description was a Latin male wearing a white shirt.

 Sergeant Vaughn did not initially see anyone matching that description, but as he walked toward the back of the store, he saw a Latin male in his early 20′s, wearing a red shirt. When that man went into the restroom, a Latin male in his early 20′s wearing a white shirt came out.  The man in the white shirt got into the passenger side seat of the parked suspect vehicle.

 Sergeant Vaughn called Officer Keteltas for a detailed suspect description and was told that the suspect was a Latin male in his early 20′s, wearing a white shirt and had on blue jean pants with paint stains.

 “It looked like he just got off work from painting,” Officer Keteltas said.

The man wearing the red shirt came out of the restroom, got in the driver’s side of the suspect vehicle, and drove westbound on Forest Lane. Sergeant Vaughn caught up to the suspect vehicle as the driver pulled into a Texaco. The suspect in the red shirt got out of the truck and appeared to get gas.

 In the meantime, additional officers from the Northwest and North Central Patrol Divisions were on their way. The suspects left the Texaco and marked patrol cars initiated a high-risk traffic stop. Officers arrested both men without resistance.  Officers found a knife believed to have been used in the robbery inside the suspect vehicle.

 The officers who assisted with the apprehension of the two suspects are M. Coggins, #10219,  A. Kuschel, #10170, S. McKee, #7652, A. Rundell, #6157, G. Roby, #6111, R. Rodriquez, #9363, C. Jetelina, #9346, S. Voss, #9993, D. Dean, #8682, J. Vogel, #8563, and off duty Officer M. Hebert, #8107.  This incident is documented on Case Number 172610-2014.

 Great job by all officers involved in this arrest!

Critical Missing

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Odell Lee. Mr. Lee is a 75 year-old black male, last seen Sunday, July 20, 2014, near the Camp Wisdom and Highway 67 corridor. Mr. Lee has brown eyes, gray hair and is 5’10, 170 pounds. There is no photograph or clothing description available at this time. If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Odell Lee, 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 176004-2014 as Critical Missing Person due to Mr. Lee’s age.

Dallas Police Department Chief Mechanic Karen Prevette Receives National Award

Every occupation has its jargon and in the City of Dallas, Air 1 is known for being our eyes in the skies. Picture this: a Dallas Police helicopter pilot soaring through the air, verbally guiding marked police vehicles as officers on the ground handle the situation at hand. This is not possible without a proper and fully functional aircraft. This is where the hard work, dedication and expertise of Chief Mechanic Karen Prevette is critical. Her skill-set is impeccable, which is why Karen Prevett received the 2014 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Technical Specialist of the Year award in Phoenix, Arizona Friday, July 18, 2014.

Karen is no stranger to mechanical work. She served in the United States Army from April 1983 until November 1989, where she started as a helicopter mechanic and through her persistence, she promoted to the level of Inspector.

After leaving the Army, a federal government military contractor pursued her because of her indispensable craft, at which time she accepted a position as a senior flight mechanic and ultimately again achieved the level of Inspector.

In March 1998, Karen continued her quest to excel in mechanics and sought a career with the Dallas Police Department Helicopter Unit, where relentlessly she maintains Air 1 as our eyes in the skies.

Congratulations to Chief Mechanic Karen Prevette for this prestigious recognition.

Fellow police pilots Libby Cotner, Russell Brookshire and Sergeant Todd Limerick were the driving force behind the nomination.


Man Takes Advantage Of Senior Citizen

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An individual wearing an orange reflective vest approached the door to the residence of a 92 year old woman in the 2600 block of Clarendon Drive the morning of July 20th. The White male, described to be in his late 40’s or early 50’s, had a clipboard on hand and informed the resident that she needed to evacuate the house so that he could cut off the gas line.

The woman told him that she had nowhere to go, but that she had a doctor’s appointment on the 21st at 10:30am. Today, the suspect kicked in the woman’s back door and stole a large amount of cash as well as jewelry and other items.

Please be cautious of any suspicious activities. Do not give out your schedule to strangers. If you have been approached by this man, please call 911. You can also submit tips about any suspicious activity anonymously through

DEA Presents Chief Brown With A Check


Chief Brown Accepts Check From DEA

Chief Brown Accepts Check From DEA

Today, Chief David O. Brown received a check from the Drug Enforcement Agency from a seizure that took place on March 29, 2013. On that date, South Central patrol officers responded to a call in the 800 block of Brook Valley Lane. Upon arrival, the officers observed a deceased person on the front porch of the residence. The officers made entry to the residence and secured the location. Patrol officers contacted Homicide, who responded to the location.

Homicide secured a search warrant for the residence. During the search of that location, the officers found narcotics and a substantial DEA check4amount of U.S. Currency. Homicide detectives contacted the DEA Task Force. The DEA Task Force responded to the location and helped process the scene. The U.S. Currency was seized and processed federally for forfeiture.    This joint operation between Dallas DEA and The Dallas Police Department resulted in a $728,842.40 seizure for the City of Dallas.




Suspect Sought In Murder


Victim: Eric Romero

Victim: Eric Romero

Eric Romero is a victim of a homicide that occurred on July 15, 2014. Romero was dropped off at Baylor Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died several hours later.

The circumstances of this shooting are unknown at this time and the Dallas Police Homicide Detectives are in need of the public’s assistance in locating the crime scene and/or witnesses to the shooting. It is believed the shooting occurred near Woodrow Wilson High School before 10:30pm. If anyone has information pertaining to this crime, please contact Det. Tommy Raley at 214-671-3684. 

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense or any other felony offense. If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373- TIPS or contact the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-3661.


Freeze! The Dallas Police Department Issues kids ‘Slurpee® Tickets’ For Good Behavior

The Dallas Police Department and 7-Eleven have partnered up once again for Operation Chill. The Operation Chill program is designed to reward positive behavior with a very cool treat.

 Our Officers will issue a “ticket”, a Slurpee® beverage coupons, to youngsters caught in acts of kindness and/or performing good deeds in the community.  These acts might include helping others and/or participating in positive activities in the community.  Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.

The Dallas Police Department is proud to be a part of Operation Chill and we look forward to issuing ‘Slurpee® Tickets’.

Officer Involved Shooting 500 S. Llewellyn

Update: July 17, 2014


Everardo Trevino, L/M/12-31-1980, has been arrested and will be charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.

Update: July 17, 2014

A suspect has been taken into custody and will be questioned by detectives. Details will be forthcoming.

Update: July 14, 2014

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$15,000 Reward Offered for Information in Officer Involved Shooting

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who opened fire on Dallas Police officers during a traffic stop on July 11, 2014.

A little after midnight, Southwest patrol officers conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of S. Llewellyn Avenue. An occupant of the car opened fire on the officers and struck the squad car multiple times. The officers returned fire and the suspects then led the officers on a short chase. The officers lost sight of the car and ended the chase. The suspects are currently at large. The officers were not injured.

Oak Farms will pay $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s).   Crime Stoppers will also pay up to $5,000.00 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or any other felony crime. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call 214-373-TIPS (8477).

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Jack in the Box Robbery Arrest

Location of offense

Location of offense


On July 15, at about 11:50 am, a suspect, later identified as Rodney Lewis B/m/10-23-85, entered the Jack in the Box at 100 E. Camp Wisdom Road and placed a food order. While the cashier had the cash drawer open to make change, Lewis pulled out a gun and jumped over the counter. Lewis grabbed money from that register and attempted to get more money from the drive thru register. The cashier at the drive thru was unable to open the register and Lewis struck the cashier with the gun. Lewis then fled the location on foot.

Rodney Lewis

Rodney Lewis

Officer Whitmire, #9439, was driving past this Jack in the Box  enroute to another call location when a witness ran out of the business and flagged him down. The witness pointed out  Lewis who was running away and told Officer Whitmire that Lewis had just robbed the business.

Officer Whitmire observed Lewis throw down a black gun as he ran and broadcast the direction of travel over the police radio.

Lewis ran around a hotel and jumped a fence. Officer Otto, #8894, was nearby and heard the description of the suspect broadcast over the police radio. Officer Otto found and detained Lewis at 100 Redwing until Officer Whitmire could get there and safely place him under arrest. Officer Whitmire retrieved the gun Lewis had thrown down while fleeing the restaurant. Lewis was transported to county jail and has been charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon and Evading Arrest.