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Officer Involved Shooting at 3600 Penelope Street

UPDATE: 

Update to the officer-involved shooting at 3600 Penelope Street on August 27, 2015.

The deceased subject is:

Bertrand Davis B/M 5-7-1972

The following officer discharged his Taser and his weapon:

P.O. Matthew Terry #8915           W/M     8 years 11 months           Metro

The following officers discharged their Tasers:

Sr. Cpl. Scott Neal #9065               W/M     8 years 5 months              Metro

P.O. Rory Jones #9804                   B/M       30 years 7 months           Southeast Patrol

The following officers were involved in attempting to arrest the subject:

P.O. Tyler Mills #9830                     W/M     6 years 4 months              Southeast CRT

P.O. Joe King #7482                         L/M        18 years 7 months           Southeast CRT

Sr. Cpl. Lucas Flores III #5946       L/M        26 years 7 months           Southeast Patrol

P.O. Bryan Joseph #9479              B/M       7 years 3 months              Southeast Patrol

P.O. Kevin Thomas #10816           B/M       1 year 3 months                Southeast Patrol

P.O. Rachel Rice #10869                W/F       1 year                                    Southeast Patrol

The involved officers have not yet been interviewed. The officer who discharged his weapon has been placed on routine administrative leave per policy.  The investigation is on-going and we anticipate being able to release a more complete account of what occurred in the coming days.

Anyone with additional information about the incident or cell phone video is encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigative Unit at 214.671.3584.

ORIGINAL POST DATE : August 27, 2015

On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at approximately 1:30 PM, officers responded to a call regarding a robbery in progress in the 3600 block of Penelope Street. The call sheet officers received indicated that suspect might be armed.  A subsequent call sheet indicated there was also a fire at the location. Dallas Fire Rescue and Dallas Police arrived at the location.

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect in the corner of a vacant lot near the call location.  Officers approached the suspect to identify him. The officers gave loud verbal commands ordering the suspect to show his hands. The suspect did not comply. The suspect threw some of his personal items at the officers and a struggle ensued.  The suspect then fled from police in an attempt to get in a vehicle.

Additional officers arrived at the scene, at which time a Taser was deployed, striking the suspect. The Taser was ineffective and the suspect continued to resist officers. The struggle continued and the suspect was able to make entry into his vehicle. One of the officers involved in the struggle discharged his weapon, striking the suspect one time.  Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

This incident remains under investigation.  Per policy, the officer will be placed on routine administrative leave and the Dallas District Attorney’s Office is conducting a concurrent investigation of this incident.  Notification has been made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Dallas Office.

Notification of next of kin has not been made.

The suspect has an extensive criminal history involving violent crimes and drug possession.

Help Us Identify the Burglary Suspects

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspects from the burglary offense listed below.

On August 22, 2015, at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers responded to a burglary call in the 1800 block of Billie Drive. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that while he was out of his residence three Black male suspects, who appear to be between the ages of 20-30 years old, broke into his home. The victim stated that he had surveillance cameras installed throughout his home and was able to get video of the offense. The video shows the suspects being driven away by an unknown fourth suspect in a dark blue Chevrolet Malibu.

If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact Detective B. Avila at 214-671-0550 or the Southwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-7471.

Officer Naomi Arroyo, #8629: August Officer of the Month

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On today, August 28, 2015, the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee held a luncheon to honor Officer Naomi Arroyo, #8629 as the August Employee of the Month; the luncheon was held at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center.

Officer Naomi Arroyo hired on with the Dallas Police Department in 2005 and she is currently assigned to the Community Engagement Division, where she works as a teacher in the BITS program (Blue in the School).  BITS is a program that allows uniformed Dallas police officers to teach a curriculum to fourth graders, giving the students a positive interaction with officers, while simultaneously viewing officers as a source of academic information. Through the BITS program, Officer Naomi Arroyo has committed her skills and knowledge by returning to the same neighborhoods in which she grew up and currently resides.  

She is commended for her hard work, and she is a prime example of what it means to give back to her community.  For more information about Officer Arroyo and her award, please see the nomination letter below.

DPD’s Pet of the Week – Shay

Shay - POWDPD’s Pet of the Week is Shay A903995. Shay is a smiling, 1-1/2 year old black Lab. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since August 13, 2015. Her adoption fee is just $85 and includes her spay, vaccination, a microchip, and 30 days free pet health insurance. 

Let’s help find Shay find a Furrever Home. You can meet Shay at Dallas Animal Services. She is 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 Shay is Officer Juan Fernandez who is assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division Neighborhood Policing Unit. 

Do You Know This Burglary Suspect?


The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On August 16, 2015, at about 7:00 a.m., an unknown suspect pried the door to a vacant business located at 14900 Preston Road. Once inside the building, the suspect punched a hole in the wall in order to gain access to the adjoining business, TNT Sports Page Bar and Grill. The suspect pried open the gaming machines and took the money from inside. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s who is 5’10 and 180 pounds. The suspect was captured on video surveillance and the police department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this individual. Please contact North Central Detective McGrath at 214-670-7248 with any information regarding this case.

Chief David O. Brown Hosts Award Ceremony

Dallas Police Chief David Brown will host an award ceremony Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference Room at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters. The presentation will include Life Saving awards for thirteen officers and five Citizen’s Certificates of Merit arising from four separate incidents.  We encourage the media to attend as we recognize these individuals for their heroic achievements.

On August 22, 2015, at about 3:40 p.m., Officers Christina Mattox #10467, Jesus Tovar #10719, Branden Helms #10724, and Juan Saldana #10733 were working an assignment downtown when they were flagged down by a couple because their four year old daughter had been shot in the leg during a drive by shooting incident. The child was losing consciousness and needed immediate assistance. The officers worked together to apply a tourniquet to the child’s leg in order to stop the blood loss. Paramedics arrived and transported the child to Children’s Hospital where she was reported to be in stable condition.

Without their quick thinking and proficiency in tactical medical care, the child would not have survived the incident. As a result, the following officers are being awarded the Life Saving Bar:

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Top Left: Officer Christina Mattox #10467 Top Right: Officer Jesus Tovar #10719 Bottom Left: Officer Branden Helms #10724 Bottom Right: Officer Juan Manuel Saldana Jr. #10733 is being awarded a Certificate of Merit for his assistance in this incident.

On March 27, 2015, at about 3:45 p.m., Senior Corporal Jimmy Thongrivong #6961 and Lieutenant Ernest Sherman #6231 were on bike patrol on the Santa Fe Trail in east Dallas when Senior Corporal Thongrivong suddenly went into cardiac arrest and fell from his bike onto the ground. Lt. Sherman immediately requested cover and an ambulance and began chest compressions on Sr. Corporal Thongrivong. A nearby citizen, Ms. Jennifer Bowdler, called 9-1-1 and provided additional information to the dispatcher about the exact location of the officers. Ms. Bowdler then gave Sr. Corporal Thongrivong rescue breaths while Lt. Sherman continued with chest compressions. Metro Deployment Senior Corporal Stephen Thompson #9243, who was a former EMT, arrived on the scene and continued to provide CPR to Sr. Corporal Thongrivong.  For the actions they took to save Sr. Corporal Thongrivong’s life the following awards are being presented:

Ms. Jennifer Bowdler

Ms. Jennifer Bowdler

  • The Life Saving Bar
  • Lieutenant Ernest Sherman #6231
  • Senior Corporal Stephen Thompson #9243
  • The Citizen’s Certificate of Merit – Ms. Jennifer Bowdler

On July 9, 2015, at about 9:47 p.m., Officers Michael Sullivan 10571, Jason Henrichs #10569, Laura Beddow #10424, and William Mathis #10316 responded to a 9-1-1 call about a major accident at the intersection of Greenville and Bryan Parkway. During the crash, a motorcyclist was pinned underneath a vehicle causing her breathing to be restricted. The officers arrived within seconds of the crash before the fire department was on scene. The officers attempted to use a jack to lift the vehicle from the motorcyclist, but it did not work. Senior Corporal Michael Welch #8205, Officer Kevin Mathew #10862, Officer Boz Rojas #10379, and Officers R. L. Rushing #10416 arrived on scene to help the first responding officers. All of the officers together were able to lift the car and pull the motorcyclist from underneath the vehicle. She was rushed to the hospital and treated for her injuries. The following officers are being awarded the Life Saving Bar:

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Top Left: Police Officer Boz Rojas #10379 Bottom Left: Police Officer Kevin Mathew #10862 Center: Police Officer Laura Beddow #10424 Top Right: Police Officer R. L. Rushing, III #10416 Bottom Right: Police Officer William Mathis #10316 Not pictured : Police Officer Jason Henrichs #10569

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Pictured with Chief Brown is Anthony Mendoza and Douglas Carter. Not pictured but also received awards are Beeny Patterson and Willie Williams.

On August 21, 20015, at about 3:30 p.m., Dallas Water Utilities employees Anthony Mendoza and Douglas Carter were working near 2833 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when they observed a scuffle between a woman and man at the Chase Bank ATM. Mendoza and Carter intervened to stop what was actually a robbery in progress. Mendoza and Carter chased down the alleged robber and apprehended him about a block away with the assistance of two more citizens, Beeny Patterson and Willie Williams. The men were able to hold and detain the suspect until police arrived.

For their actions, Anthony Mendoza, Douglas Carter, Beeny Patterson and Willie Williams are being awarded the Citizen’s Certificate of Merit.

For more information regarding the above mentioned awards ceremony, please contact the Police Media Relations Unit at (214) 671-4065.  

Another Failed ATM Theft

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The Dallas Police Department Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding the below listed offense.

On August 11, 2015, at approximately 1:35 a.m., officers responded to a burglary call in the 3400 block of Malcolm X Boulevard. Upon arrival the officers noticed the front of the business had been destroyed by an unknown object. A witness informed officers that a blue truck with a gray stripe backed into the business multiple times. A reinforced steel door prevented the suspect from gaining entry into the business.  It is believed that the unknown suspect was attempting to gain entry in an attempt to take the ATM that is located just inside the entrance.  After failing to make entry the unknown suspect fled the location.

The suspect in the above photo is described as a Black male and his age is unknown.  The photo shows the suspect wearing what appears to be a gray hooded sweat shirt, dark shorts, and blue tennis shoes.

This incident is documented on case number 185599-2015. If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact the Major Crimes Unit at (214)671-4221 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

Crime Alert: Police Impersonator Arrested

On August 26, 2015, at about 4:05 a.m., an off-duty Dallas Police Officer was traveling in his personal vehicle eastbound at I-30 E. R. L. Thornton Freeway near Dolphin Road when a vehicle pulled behind him and turned on flashing red and blue lights. The officer felt suspicious about the vehicle, he pulled over to the shoulder of the road, and called 9-1-1.  

The unmarked vehicle was a Chevrolet pickup truck with Texas license plate CZX-6848, and continued to drive past him. The officer notified the 9-1-1 call taker and followed the vehicle into Mesquite where on-duty Mesquite Police Officers stopped and detained the driver, Charles Troutman W/M 09-16-1992. Troutman was arrested and taken to Dallas Police Headquarters and subsequently charged with Impersonating a Public Servant (3rd Degree Felony) and Possession of Marijuana.

If you or someone you know has been stopped by this person, please call Dallas police Detective Ed Lujan at 214.671.3548

 

 

Help Sought in Identifying Theft Suspects

On August 15, 2015, at approximately 3:20 p.m., officers responded to a call regarding a theft in the 900 block of West Commerce Street. Officers spoke with the reporting person, an employee for NAPA Auto Parts, who stated that the suspects entered the business and were looking at merchandise. The suspects asked the reporting person questions regarding items inside the store; they also asked if there was a specific product in stock. While the reporting person stepped away to get the item requested, the two suspects took the merchandise and exited the store. The suspects are described as two Black males who appear to be between the ages of 25-35. The suspects were last seen driving a black Toyota Camry with stolen Texas license plates. This incident is documented on case number 189275-2015. Please see the video below.