The rain would not stop and neither would over 3,000 participants who helped make Carry the Load – Dallas possible. At 4:00 PM, participants began Carrying the Load at Reverchon Park to show their support for those who gave so much to keep us safe.
The event held during the Memorial Day weekend highlights the sacrifice made by those who have served, from members of the Armed Forces to First Responders. The sacrifices that are made on a daily basis by those who put their lives on the line for people they will never know truly define a hero. Today we walk to honor and remember true heroes.
Update 5/23/2015 – 10:00 am : Critical Missing Bryanna Gadlin has been located by South Central Patrol Officers at a neighborhood library in good condition.
The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Critical Missing Person Bryanna Gadlin.
On Friday, May 22, 2015, at approximately 2:50pm, Ms. Gadlin was last seen at her school located in the 3700 block of Black Oak Drive. Bryanna Gadlin is a Black female 9 years old, 4’7’’ weighs 70lbs with black hair that is braided and brown eyes. Bryanna was last seen wearing khaki pants, and a black short sleeve shirt.
If you see this Critical Missing Person or have any information about Bryanna Gadlin whereabouts, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.
On May 22, 2015, at approximately 1:00 PM, Dallas Police Patrol Officers arrested Jerrod Prescott Graves, Black male, 3/3/92 for Attempt Kidnapping/Child F/2 and Attempt Kidnapping/Adult F/3.
The first incident occurred on May 22, 2015, at approximately 8:50 am in the 4000 block of Altoona Drive. The victim, a 12 year old female, was walking to school when she was approached by Arrestee Graves who grabbed her. She was able to free herself and run from the Arrestee. A second incident occurred a short time later at approximately the same location with an 18 year old female victim.
Patrol officers were able to locate the Arrestee a few hours later and he was taken into custody. Arrestee Graves was placed in Lew Sterrett jail for Attempt Kidnapping/Child F/2 and Attempt Kidnapping/Adult F/3. The bond is pending at this time and these incidents are reported on case # 115178-2015.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has additional information related to this suspect or additional offenses, contact Det. Deleon at 214 671 3968.
Early this morning, around 2:46 a.m., a white van drove up to the front entryway of the Grand Hotel located at 7815 LBJ Service Road. Two males exited the van and entered the front lobby of the hotel with masks and gloves concealing their identities. The two mask individuals went straight to the ATM located just inside the front doors of the hotel. The suspects then picked up the ATM with their hands and began carrying it out the front doors of the hotel. A security guard working at the hotel entered the lobby and confronted the two mask men. The suspects refused to drop the ATM so the security guard grabbed one of the suspects and attempted to detain him. A struggle then ensued between the security guard and one of the suspects. The second suspect then fled the location in the white van leaving the ATM on the ground in the hotel porte cochere. The security guard, with the help of a citizen who was in the lobby at the time of the offense, were able to hold the suspect in place until police arrived. Dallas Police North Central Officers arrested Jerry Strange, B/M/30, for Theft of an ATM.
The white van stolen out of Dallas was abandoned a few blocks away. The second suspect was not captured but detectives with the Major Crimes Task force are working on his identity.
Jerry Strange has been charged with Theft of an ATM (2nd degree Felony).
On May 5, 2015, at approximately 11:10 PM, the victim, 58 year old Celestino Cisneros, was walking in the parking lot of the 7-11 located at 1300 N. Jim Miller Road. Mr. Cisneros approached a dark colored vehicle at the gas pumps as the driver of the vehicle entered the store. The driver returned to his vehicle and punched Mr. Cisneros in the face, knocking him to the ground where the driver/suspect continued to punch him.
Mr. Cisneros was able to walk away while the suspect of the vehicle drove off. Mr. Cisneros suffered serious injuries from the assault and is listed in critical condition at this time. Neither the vehicle nor the suspect has been identified.
The suspect is described as a thin build Black male with a mustache and goatee. The suspect and the vehicle he was driving is shown in the photos above.
An Aggravated Assault offense was made on Incident Number 108084-2015. If anyone has knowledge of this offense and/or can identify the suspect or the vehicle, please contact Crimes Against Persons Detective Tabor at 214-671-3632.
On May 10, 2015, at about 12:33 a.m., unknown suspects entered a residential property from a rear alley and attempted to burglarize a shed. One of the suspects used a bolt cutter to cut one pad lock and attempted to cut a second, until the second suspect noticed a surveillance camera. Both of the suspects fled the location in a black truck. The entire incident was captured on the following surveillance video.
If you know the identity of the suspects in the surveillance video, please contact Detective Mends of the Northwest Investigative at 214-670-6233. This offense is documented on case number 105227-2015.
DPD’s Pet of the Week is Lady A887306. Lady is a playful, outgoing Border Collie mix looking for an active family. She’s 10 months old, 48 pounds, spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since May 5th and her adoption fee is $85.00.
Let’s help find Lady a Furrever Home. You can meet Lady 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 Lady is Officer Eddie Reyes who is assigned to the Personnel Division.
On May 20, 2015, at approximately 11:59am, three suspects walked into the Village Pawn located in the 3200 block of West Illinois Avenue and smashed two jewelry cases. They took multiple items and then ran from the store. The incident was caught on camera. Two other suspects were also seen leaving the location with the three that went in.
The individuals in the video are described as two Latin males and one Black male, they are all between the ages of 17-19 years old.
This incident was reported on case number 113634-2015. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective T. Cleary or the Southwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-7471.
The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative during the Memorial Day Weekend. This initiative will begin at 6:00 P.M., Friday, May 22nd, 2015 and will end at 6:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 26th, 2015.
During this initiative, officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath and/or blood sample.
May 20, 2015 – The City of DALLAS and the North Texas Tollway Authority is joining the Red Thumb movement – a safety campaign aimed at ending texting and driving by encouraging drivers to make some part of their thumbs red to remind them to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, cell phones are related to 1.6 million auto crashes each year that cause a half million injuries and take 6,000 lives. Moreover, individuals who drive while sending or reading text messages are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers. A crash typically happens within an average of three seconds after a driver is distracted.
“It’s a simple idea: Stay Alive. Just Drive.”
With support from the City of Dallas Fire & Rescue and Police departments, NTTA launched participation in the Red Thumb movement at its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting Wednesday. More regional partnerships are in the works.
Drivers can show their support by wearing a specially made NTTA “W8 2 TXT” thumb band, or paint their thumb nails red – anything that will make them think “STOP” as they reach for their phones while driving. Thumb bands are available for free at any NTTA storefront. Drivers can also visit NTTA’s blog, DrivingNorthTexas, and take a virtual pledge not to text and drive.
Drivers can also follow the Red Thumb movement via social media: Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #RedThumb.