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METRO Tracks Down Robber

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On July 24, 2014, the Dallas Police Department’s METRO Unit apprehended 20-year-old Gerrell Holmes for two Aggravated Robbery warrants.  These robberies occurred on April 21, 2014, at Rochester Park located at 4400 CF Hawn Freeway when Holmes and one other suspect robbed an individual at gunpoint (Case Number 94368B).

The METRO unit researched Holmes’ whereabouts and found he recently bought a vehicle with temporary tags attached.  Officers canvassed the area in Southeast Dallas where Holmes is believed to hang out and began searching for his vehicle.  Undercover officers located the vehicle and conducted surveillance until they spotted him walking towards his vehicle. Uniformed officers coordinated with the undercover units and captured Holmes without incident.  Keep up the good work Metro!!!

Critical Missing – Odell Lee

UPDATE:  A body that was found yesterday, July 28th, has been confirmed to be that of critical missing person Odell Lee.  On July 28, 2014, a fisherman found a body matching the description of Mr. Lee in a creek bed under a bridge located at Julius Schepp Freeway and Simpson Stewart Road.  Today, the Medical Examiner’s Office verified the body was indeed that of Mr. Odell Lee. (See the below posted press Conference.)

 

UPDATE:  Investigators were able to obtain a photo of critically missing person Odell Lee.  Also see the attached bulleting below.  We continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Lee.  If anyone knows his whereabouts or have seen him, please call 9-1-1 or contact the Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Odell Lee

Odell Lee

 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.

Critical Missing

 Critical Missing has been located and is in good condition

Andrew Savage

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual, Mr. Andrew Savage. Mr. Savage is a 68 year-old black male, last seen Monday, July 28, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m. at 9025 Harry Hines Boulevard. Mr. Savage has brown eyes, gray hair and is 5’07, 167 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark gray shirt with diamond shapes on it, blue pants and a sky blue hat. Mr. Savage is on foot and may be disoriented. His medical conditions include dementia, and he may believe that he is in Houston. 

If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Andrew Savage, 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 181161-2014.

 

“Robbery Victim Fights Back with Bags of Chips”

Potato Chipz

On July 6, 2014, at about 2:55 p.m., Northwest Patrol Sergeant T.L. Little was dispatched to a disturbance call at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Webb Chapel Extension (Spanish Village Apartments).  The victim, an ice cream vendor, stated he was pushing his ice cream earlier that day in that apartment complex when he was approached by two young Latin males.  One of them stated, “You owe me ten dollars.”  When the ice cream vendor denied this allegation, the two Latin males proceeded to throw large rocks at him.  The vendor fought back; grabbed two bags of chips and threw them at the suspects, who then fled into the apartment complex.  A witness told officers, “One is a red-headed, freckled Latin male called ‘Pecas’ (Spanish for “freckles”) and the other is a Latin male called ‘Papas’ (Spanish for ‘potatoes’ or potato chips).

Sergeant Little recalled a robbery that had occurred about a month prior with the same M.O. (Modus Operandi) in the same complex.  Northwest Patrol Senior Corporal San Martino also recalled the same prior incident, researched it and found the report.  Sergeant Little, having full faith in Senior Corporal Dale Lundberg, the tireless and ever relentless beat officer, would be able to quickly identify the suspects, find their whereabouts and capture these bandits.  Sergeant Little had full confidence that Senior Corporal Lundberg’s rookie partner, Police Officer Beverly Ma, would be able to witness and absorb the investigative techniques and justice-seeking Lundberg was about to display…okay, may be too much here, but you get the picture.

Long story short, Lundberg and his rookie met with Gang Unit detectives and the assigned Robbery detective and were able to identify “Pecas” and “Papas”. Lundberg and Ma began to search for the suspects once the warrants had been issued for the two juvenile robbers.  Within two days, both suspects were arrested.  Justice served once again.                   

Arrest Made in Stabbing Behind Convenience Store

On July 27, 2014, at 8:58 am, officers responded to  8484 Walnut Hill and found the victim, Jerry Campbell W/M/67, deceased. He was living behind the Shamrock gas station in his vehicle and was watching the lot for the business. According to witnesses, the victim had gotten into a physical fight with a possible suspect on July 26, 2014, at around 2pm and the police were called. On July 27, 2014, a friend of Campbell went by the gas station at 8am and found Campbell deceased from multiple stab wounds. A murder offense was made on 179933-2014. The possible suspect was identified as Donald Griggs Scott W/M/1-7-1953 and a warrant was obtained. Scott was taken into custody today.

 

 

Community Awareness – Aggravated Sexual Assault Arrest

Cleo Patterson, Jr Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

Cleo Patterson, Jr
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

On July 25, 2014, Cleo Patterson Jr., black male, 20 years of age, D.O.B. 11/14/93, was arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, F/1, involving a female child 11 years of age. The incident for which the Suspect was arrested for occurred on June 12, 2014, in the victim’s home. This offense was reported on Case #141440-2014. Suspect Patterson is an acquaintance of the victim’s family. Suspect Patterson has a prior conviction for Indecency with a Child in 2011 and is a Registered Sex Offender. Patterson is currently being held in Lew Sterrett jail with a $50,000 bond.

 

If you have any additional information on Suspect Patterson, or know of additional victims, contact Detective Rodriguez at 214 671-4299.

A Day In The Life [Episode 1]

Today we kick off our new series titled: “A Day In The Life.”

This series follows different units of the Dallas Police Department as they do their various day to day tasks.

The purpose of this series is to introduce the community to the different faces and people that make up the Dallas Police Department.

Update to July 23, 2014 Homicide at 9600 Scyene Road

Update: On July 23, 2014 at about 9:40 pm, David Wright B/M 7-28-95 shot and killed, Barry Johnson, Jr. as he exited the Circle Food Mart located at 9600 Scyene Road. The suspect was identified through fingerprints left at the scene of the homicide. The suspect is in custody and is currently being interviewed by detectives. He will be placed in Lew Sterret for murder.

Below was released earlier to the media regarding the homicide.

Officers responded to a shooting at 9600 Scyene Road. The victim, Barry Johnson, Jr. B/M 7/30/92 suffered multiple gunshot wounds, causing his death. The victim  was walking out of the convenience store and attempting to enter his vehicle when an unknown B/M walked up on him and began firing a handgun at him, striking him multiple times. This is an ongoing investigation and is filed on service #177080-2014. Next of kin notification has been made. There is no further information at this time.

  PCA Wright

FBI, DPD Seek Assistance Identifying Violent Bank Robbery Suspects

The Dallas FBI and local law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the subjects responsible for eight similar metroplex bank robberies that have occurred since July 26, 2013.  The most recent robbery occurred on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at ViewPoint Bank, 301 South Park Boulevard, Grapevine, Texas. To date, no one has been seriously injured, but the subjects’ actions during the robberies have become increasingly aggressive.

Investigators from the Dallas FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, and eight local police departments: Allen, Bedford, Dallas, Garland, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Plano and Richardson, believe the violent, takeover robberies could be connected.  They may be committed by the same subjects each time, or utilize different subjects from a coordinated robbery crew.  While the crimes are similar, it is possible that all eight offenses are not all related.

Offense similarities: In most of the robberies, two to three men enter the bank and demand cash verbally; most of the men brandish weapons.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the robbers exit the bank and leave in a waiting vehicle being driven by an additional suspect.  The vehicles are typically abandoned near the bank and are determined to be reported stolen from the metroplex area.

All of the robbers wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, gloves, hoodies or baseball-style caps, and full masks or bandannas over their faces.  They are described as black males, in their late 20s or early 30s, and range from approximately 5’7” to 6’0” tall.  Two suspects have a thin build and one is heavyset.

Compass Bank in Flower Mound

Compass Bank in Flower Mound

Grapevine Bank Robbery

Grapevine Bank Robbery

Bank of America Plano

Bank of America Plano

Qualtrust Bank in Bedford

Qualtrust Bank in Bedford

 

 

 

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.  A reward may be available for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of these individuals.  Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas FBI (972)559-5000 or your local police department.

Cool in the Pool

In an effort to make a transition from soldier to civilian life easier, the Dallas Police Department will host an onsite testing process at Fort Hood Army Base August 6-8.

Many officers have made this transition, listen to how joining the Dallas Police Department changed their lives.