Help Us Identify This Capital Murder Suspect


The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the capital murder suspect in the attached photos.

This suspect shot and killed  Delmar Santos during the commission of a robbery as he was walking in the 4700 block of South Buckner Boulevard on December 9, 2014. The suspect was captured on surveillance video in a convenience store prior to the offense. 

If you have any information regarding this murder or know the identity of the suspect, please call Detective Shinn of the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 214-671-3605. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477). This offense is documented on Case Number 293417-2014.

Southwest Center Mall ATM Attempt Theft

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call at the Southwest Center Mall located at 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road. Two unknown Black male suspects made entry into the mall. Once inside, both suspects attempted to pry open the ATM. The suspect were unsuccessful and fled the location.  In the below surveillance video both suspects have their heads covered. This incident is documented on case number 173553-2015. 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. 

Public Assistance Needed in Murder Offense – 2042 West Northwest Highway


The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the person in the posted photos.

The individual in the photograph is wanted in connection with the murder offense that occurred on July 9, 2015, at about 5:30 p.m., at the Shamrock Gas Station located at 2042 West Northwest Highway.

Anyone with information regarding this offense, or knows the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Perez of the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit  at 214-283-4852. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000 dollars for information that leads to an arrest and indictment for this offense or other felony crimes.

Suspect Wanted in Sexual Assault Offenses

Richard Perez

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Richard Boria Perez, a Latin male who is 31 years old. Richard Perez is a suspect in multiple sexual assault offenses.

Richard Perez  targets single women by presenting himself as a massage therapist or massage therapist in training. He offers to provide free massage services as a ruse to sexually assault women. Richard Perez is described as 5’10 and weighs 160 pounds. Offenses occurred in the 5700 block of Preston Oaks Road documented on case numbers 152107-2015 and 132183-2015. The suspect’s current location is unknown at this time.

If you have any information regarding these crimes or the whereabouts of Richard Perez please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477(TIPS). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes.

Arrest in Child’s Death @ 11900 Garden Terrace Drive

On July 17, 2015 at approximately 6:50 P.M., the Child Abuse Unit received a call from an off-duty officer, working at Medical City Hospital located at 7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230, regarding the deceased victim, B/F/2. The victim was identified as Sekinat Nariyah Raufu.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Unit responded to the location and interviewed the victim’s parents.  Both parties stated that they had returned home from spending the day at Fair Park with their children, exited the car and went inside their home located at 11900 Garden Terrace Drive, where they then laid down and took a nap.  When they awoke, the victim’s father went outside to work on his vehicle, when he observed the victim sitting in the back seat of the vehicle strapped in her child safety seat.  He  immediately removed the child from the vehicle and took her inside where he called 9-1-1 as the mother performed CPR for approximately 30 minutes on the victim.  The mother then drove the victim to Children’s Medical City where she was pronounced deceased at 7:19 P.M. The victim’s parents stated that they believed all children had exited the vehicle when they returned home.  Child Protective Services was then notified.

During the course of the investigation, additional information was developed regarding the circumstances of the child’s death, the actions of both parents, and other child witnesses.

On July 27, 2015, officers of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force executed an arrest warrant as follows: Hamuda Raufu, B/M/40, Warrant # F1576031, for Abandoning a Child/Imminent Danger F/2, with a bond currently set at $5,000. The arrested person is the victim’s father.

This offense is documented on case number 164160-2015. Please see the arrest affidavit below for more information.

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Statement from Chief of Police David O. Brown regarding Dallas Police Department Succession Plan

Chief_Brown_-_Dallas_PD“The Dallas Police Department is planning for the future.

Due to recent and anticipated retirements, I have requested two (2) additional positions within the Command Staff to further the success of the organization and to meet the identified challenges of the future.  The ratio of Command Staff to officers is consistent with other cities. These positions will be funded through the elimination of desk duty jobs.

The police department must constantly change in a changing environment to meet public safety needs.”

~Chief David O. Brown

DPD Pet of the Week – Peanut

PeanutDPD’s Pet of the Week is Peanut A899445.  He’s a friendly 3 year old Chihuahua mix and has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 12, 2015. Peanut is family ready – neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Let’s help find Peanut a Furrever Home. You can meet him at Dallas Animal Services. He 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 Peanut  is Senior Corporal Angela Garza who is assigned to the Personnel Division.

Working Together To Save A Life

On July 9, 2015, at approximately 9:47pm, 9-1-1 received an emergency call regarding a major vehicle accident that occurred at Greenville Avenue and Bryan Parkway.  A motorcycle had collided with a vehicle, causing the motorcyclist to become trapped underneath the vehicle.  Several witnesses rushed to the scene and police arrived within thirty seconds of being dispatched. The first attempt of using a jack to raise the vehicle failed. The female motorcyclist was gasping for air as the vehicle was crushing her.  Realizing the dire situation at hand, Dallas police officers, Dallas Fire Rescue, and citizens changed course and relied on unified physical human strength.  Instead of waiting for additional equipment to arrive, the decision was made to lift the vehicle by hand.  Dash cam video captured the incident as this team came together to do the unthinkable.  They lifted the vehicle, pulled the victim out from underneath, and rushed her to the hospital.  Remarkably, she sustained no major injuries from the crash.

Northwest Division Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fair

The Dallas Police Department’s Northwest Division is hosting a “Crime Prevention Safety and Health Fair” on July 25, 2015, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The fair will be held at the YMCA located at 4332 Northaven Road, Dallas, Texas 75229. 

Come get your free health screenings and receive crime and safety prevention information from police and fire officials.  There will also be free food and entertainment to enjoy in addition to City of Dallas Vendors to cater to your needs.  It’s bound to be a good time…see ya there!!!

For more information on this event, please contact the Northwest Patrol Division at (214) 670-6178.

Appreciation Campaign

Nasher Sculpture Center,  Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico,  & Dallas Museum of Art

City Manager A.C. Gonzalez, Mayor Mike Rawlings, & the Public Safety Committee

Command Staff and Y.O.U.

More than ever, law enforcement officers need to see public support for their hard work and dedication to the citizens. Operation Blue Shield is just the beginning of that movement. As part of the “Appreciation Campaign,” the Dallas Police Department Command Staff and the Y.O.U. participants takes the lead in the first video to send a message of gratitude to the men and women that help protect our city and make it a better place to live, work, and play. There are numerous groups that the Dallas police officers touch. As we continue through this year, various groups will periodically bring messages of appreciation, support, and encouragement to all the members of the Dallas Police Department who risk their lives daily for the City of Dallas. Stay tune as we bring together many members of Dallas, who all resonate a similar message: “We have your back because you’re watching ours…We Appreciate You!”