FBI, DPD Searching for Dallas Bank Robber

Please help us identify and arrest the below pictured suspect responsible for the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on 17088 Preston Road, Dallas on August 30th. If you have any information on this suspect or this offense, please call the FBI at 972-559-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

Capital Murder Suspect At Large for 11000 Woodmeadow Homicide

Mark Anthony

Suspect: Mark Anthony Ponce, Latin Male, 02/03/1993

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at approximately 9:08 p.m., Suspect Mark Anthony Ponce shot Complainant Filemon Rico-Sanchez multiple times, causing his death. Suspect Mark Anthony went to a location in the 11000 block of Woodmeadow and demanded to be let inside. Upon denial, Suspect Mark Anthony forced his way inside and shot the complainant. Suspect Mark Anthony is currently at large and wanted for Capital Murder. This incident is documented on Dallas Police Department case number #224548-2014.

 For more details regarding this incident, please see the Probable Cause Affidavit and Wanted Bulletin below:

Suspect in Homicide at 6800 S. Cockrell Hill Road Arrested

At about 7:30 A.M. this morning, patrol officers responded to a call regarding health and welfare check at 6800 S. Cockrell Hill.  Upon entering the apartment, officers found the body of Morris, Onkuli, a B/F.  While inside the apartment, officers found Smith, Melik, a B/M, hiding inside the apartment.  He was detained and brought to headquarters for questioning. 

Suspect Smith, Melik is currently in custody and he is being charged with Murder. This incident is documented on Dallas Police Department case number 223939-2014.

For further information, please see the attached Probable Cause Affidavit.

Dallas PD, Dallas S.O. and NPPA to Host Events on the Right to Photograph and Record in Public

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The Dallas Police Department respects the Constitutional rights of all people and recognizes the importance of transparency and honesty in its operations.  To that end, the department will co-host a class for law enforcement officers on the rights of citizens to record and photograph in public.  In cooperation with the Dallas Sheriff’s Office (DSO), the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Region 8 – National Press Photographers Association, Sigma Delta Chi / The foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the course will address First and Fourth Amendment rights, search and seizure, exigent circumstances, federal civil rights lawsuits against police agencies as well as an analysis and update on the most recent cases and court rulings dealing with these issues. For additional information check out the event’s website!

osterreicherMickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, will discuss the “coextensive” right of both the press and the public to photograph and record as well as provide practical advice regarding the best ways to handle these situations.  The program is offered at no charge to law enforcement, fire/rescue officers, public information officers/managers at any Texas government agency or department.

In addition to the law enforcement class, the collective sponsors for the event will host a moderated Public Panel Discussion which will be open to the public.  The panel will consist of a local journalist or photojournalist, a representative of a local police department, a representative of a local police association and a local First Amendment attorney.  This event will happen on the evening of October 16, 2014 in the Hoblitzelle Auditorium of the Bill J. Priest Institute campus.  Doors for this event will open at 6:00pm with introductions and welcomes starting at 6:45pm.  The event is scheduled to conclude at 9:00pm.  Local media is invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to set up cameras, microphones, etc… before the event. Continue reading

One Suspect in Two Murders and Two Armed Robberies Arrested

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 at approximately 3:45 a.m. Suspect Ranji Alix Charles shot Complainant Veronica Dejon Sauels, shot one time in the face with a pistol, causing her death.

The offense occurred in the 5400 block of Preakness Lane. Prior to this shooting, Suspect Ranji Alix Charles shot and killed victim Corey Shannon, documented on Dallas Police Department incident #156132-2014, and robbed two individuals at gunpoint in the 300 block of E. Ledbetter Road, documented on Dallas Police Department incident #156196-2014. Suspect Ranji Alix Charles is currently in custody and in the Dallas County Jail.

For more information regarding these incidents, please see the signed Probable Cause Affidavit below.

Murder Suspect At Large

Update: Please see the signed Probable Cause Affidavit below, regarding Suspect Findo Paz Ramos, in the murder of Antonio Barrera.  Suspect Findo Paz Ramos is at large at this time.

Dallas Police Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance regarding a murder that occurred on August 30, 2014. At about 11:00 PM, the victim (pictured) Antonio Barrera was stabbed at the Arco Iris Bar located at 310 S. Beckley Avenue. Mr. Barrera was transported to Baylor Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A person of interest in this case has been identified as Findo Paz Ramos, Latin male 30 years old, 5’8″ 150 lbs. Detectives do not have a photo of the person of interest at this time.

If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact Dallas Police Homicide Detective Tommy Raley at 214-671-3684.

Victim: Antonio Barrera


Suspect Arrest for Criminal Negligent Homicide of 19-Year-Old Male

On September 13, 2014, at about 2:55 a.m., Suspect Pete Guzman Gonzales, L/M, 10/17/1984, shot Paul Lopez, a 19-year-old, Latin male in his head, causing his death. Suspect Pete Guzman Gonzales is being charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide. The suspect is at large and currently not in custody.

For more details, please see the Probable Cause Affidavit below:


Tracking Down a Thief

Sherlock Holmes

On August 21, 2014, the victim left his residence heading out-of-town on business.  He returned on August 24, 2014, and found that his residence had been burglarized.  Taken in the offense were three antique Gibson guitars valued at over $8,000.  Being security concious, the victim had recorded the serial numbers for the guitars.  Dallas Police Detective Travis McAnally, #9007, was assigned the investigation and was able to track the serial numbers to an Oak Cliff pawn shop.

Detective McAnally went to the pawn shop and placed a hold on the guitars.  He and his partner, Detective Benustiano Avilla, #7852, reviewed the pawn shop’s video of the sale and personally knew one of the suspects from previous offenses.  Using this information and the identification card given by the accomplice during the sale of the guitars, Detective Avilla secured a warrant for the suspect and the accomplice, who was later determined to be the suspect’s girlfriend.  Both suspects were picked up by Southwest Deployment officers.  Detective Avilla interviewed the suspect and he admitted to knowing that the guitars were stolen and that his girlfriend had pawned them for him. 

A Felony Theft offense was filed on the suspect and he was placed into the Lew Sterrett Jail.  Thanks to hard investigative work, instinct and personal recognition skills, investigators were able to solve this mystery and recover the owner’s stolen guitars.  This offense is documented on case number 204337-2014