On June 21, 2015, at about 6:14 p.m., a 64 year-old female was the victim of a Theft of Person while at the register inside the Walgreens located at 2602 Fort Worth Avenue. The elderly female had her purse in the front of a shopping cart. The victim was going back and forth from her purse to the counter while speaking with the cashier. The suspect was a White male, about 6’01” 200 lbs., with brown hair, wearing blue jeans and a red Atlanta number 7 “Vick” jersey. As the victim put her wallet down on the counter and turned back toward her shopping cart, the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet off the counter. The victim attempted to retrieve her wallet, but the suspect pulled away and knocked the elderly female victim to the ground and ran away. The victim observed the suspect get into the front passenger side of a red 4 door vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet or Toyota, and fled the location.
If anyone knows the identity of the suspect in this video, please contact Detective Cleary of the Southwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-7471.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July . Many injuries are caused by the improper use and handling of illegal explosives every year. We encourage you to stay safe. Leave the fireworks to the professionals and refrain from shooting firearms in the air.
The Central Investigative Unit of the Dallas Police Department’s Property Crime Division is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. On June 28, 2015, at about 8:20am, an unknown Black male suspect broke into the storage unit located in the parking garage at 5706 E. Mockingbird Lane and removed yard maintenance equipment. The suspect was driving a silver or tan Chevy Blazer with no front license plate. This incident is documented on Case # 147556-2015. If anyone has information relating to this offense or know the identity of this suspect and/or vehicle, please contact Detective Keller @ 214-670-5053.
The Dallas Police Department is seeking any information that can help locate Murder Suspect Manuel Rocha Jr, Latin male 10/30/1988. He is 5’9″, 175 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Suspect Manuel Rocha is asked to contact Homicide Unit Detective C. Shinn at 214-671-3605 or the Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661.
This morning, at approximately 7:52 am, officers responded to a call regarding a one vehicle accident in the 2200 block of Royal Lane. The vehicle was on fire. While DFR was able to put out the fire, they discovered the body of a female in the back of the vehicle. Officers interviewed witnesses that observed a male leaving the scene of the accident. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate this person of interest. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, we ask that you call 214-671-3605 or Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477. This incident is documented on case number 140501-2015. The suspect is NOT in custody and is still at large. Please see the probable cause affidavit below for more information.
The officer involved in the shooting incident at 3306 Irving Boulevard on June 26, 2015, is identified as Police Officer Leonard Anderson. Officer Anderson is a B/M and he is currently assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. He has 7 years, 4 months service.
Fernando Garcia L/M/4-30-1993 and Jorge Enriquez L/M/12-3-1992 were arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery for their actions during the incident. Garcia entered the store with a handgun and Enriquez waited in a nearby vehicle. Garcia is being held on a $100,000 bond and Enriquez on $25,000.
On June 26, 2015, a Dallas Police Officer was working off-duty in full uniform at the title loan location at 3306 Irving Boulevard. At approximately 5:40 p.m., a Hispanic male suspect entered the store brandishing a handgun. Witnesses report the suspect then pointed the handgun at the officer. The officer drew his firearm and discharged it at the suspect multiple times. The suspect then fled the location in an awaiting vehicle with an accomplice. Responding officers were able to locate the suspects in a nearby neighborhood and affected their arrest without further incident. Two handguns were recovered. One suspect was treated and released by Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics for an injury of an undetermined origin.
Both suspects have been transported to Police Headquarters for questioning. The involved officer nor the witnesses were injured. The Special Investigations Unit is conducting the investigation.
On August 4th, the Dallas Police Department will host “Let’s Talk”, a forum for youth ages 10 to 15 years old. The goal of the event is to encourage open dialogue between youth and police department representatives. Let’s Talk is a platform in which young people will be able to speak freely with officers and other police department personnel, and gain information on how to interact with law enforcement.
Let’s Talk will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center located at 650 South Griffin Street. There will be celebrity speakers, sports athletes and giveaways. Lunch is provided for the participants, and there is seating available for parents who would like to stay for the event.
Paid parking lots are available in the immediate area. Please see the registration link below, along with the flyer.
It appears the victim, Joe Martinez, died from a gunshot wound. There is no suspect information or a motive at this time.
Joe Martinez was a student at Raul Quintanilla Senior Middle School and the Dallas Police Department is asking Joe’s friends to come forward with any information that may assist in this case. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to please contact Detective Raley at (214) 671-3684.
UPDATE as of June 29, 2015 @ 12:20 p.m.: The name of the victim is Joe Martinez, L/M/3-23-2000.
UPDATE as of June 29, 2015 @ 2:30 am: The victim described in the homicide below has been identified. Thank you for your assistance in getting the word out.
On June 28, 2015, at about 7:30 am, Homicide Detectives responded to a deceased person call at 2843 W. Brooklyn Avenue. A citizen jogging in the area called 9-1-1 to report finding the victim, an Unknown L/M, deceased by homicidal means in the alley. The male is approximately 15-16 years old 5’8” and weighing 140 pounds, wearing silver athletic shorts with a black strip down the sides, a black T- shirt with Bob Marley on the front and black and white Nike shoes. Detectives used all departmental resources, coordinated with Dallas Independent School District and canvassed the area for leads but have been unable to identify the victim.
The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying this victim. Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the victim is encouraged to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Division at (214) 671- 3661. There is no suspect information at this time. Next of Kin notification has not been made. This investigation is ongoing.
On June 25, 2015 Detectives in the Child Exploitation Unit and Northeast Patrol arrested Kevin Rojas-Gallo, Hispanic male, 22 years of age, D.O.B. 2/25/93 for one count of Aggravated Kidnapping, F/1 and one count of Indecency with a Child/Contact, F/2.
This arrest stems from an investigation that was begun after a report was received from our victim, a Hispanic male, 10 years of age. On June 24, 2015, the victim stated that the Suspect followed him in a red vehicle as he was walking down the street near 6000 Ridgecrest Road around 4:00 p.m. and abducted him from that location. During the course of our investigation, the victim was able to provide substantial information that led to the location and identification of Arrestee Rojas-Gallo.
This offense is reported on Case #144550-2015. Arrestee Rojas-Gallo is in Lew Sterrett Jail with a $100,000.00 bond on each charge. A subject check of the Arrestee found additional warrants from Seagoville PD.
If you have any additional information on Arrestee Rojas-Gallo, contact Detective Lawler at 214-671-4453.
On June 17, 2015, between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM, two unknown males forced entry into an apartment located at 6300 W. Camp Wisdom Road and took the victim’s property. The suspects stole a flat 42″ Samsung TV and a Glock handgun. For a description of the suspects, please see the video and pictures attached. If you have any information, please contact Detective B. Avila #7852 at the Southwest Investigative Unit at (214)671-0550 or (214)670-7471.
Li’l Chew was picked as this week’s Pet of the Week and was set to be featured on Furrever Friday.
He had been with Dallas Animal Service with no interest, but got adopted just hours after taking his Pet of the Week photo! We’d like to think some DPD luck rubbed off on him. Happy trails to Li’l Chew and his new family! Pictured with him is Senior Corporal Gerardo Guardiola from the Alarm Unit (left) and his new family (right).
Be sure to watch out for next week’s Pet of the Week! Dallas Animal Services has plenty of furry friends who are looking for a good home. They are located at 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, Texas 75212 and are open 11:00 am to 6:30 pm Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5:00 pm on Sunday.