All’s Fair in Love and Promotions

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Sergeant Johnsey Vann, #8299 and Sergeant Aundrea Vann, #8983

The Dallas Police Department will add 35 officers to the rank of Sergeant today, in addition to five Lieutenants and three Majors. The promotion ceremony is a special day for the honorees because officers choose a special person to pin his or her new badge on their chest. Some choose a child. Others choose a parent. Then there’s that choice of husband or wife, or in this case, husband and wife!

Johnsey Vann, #8299 and Aundrea Vann, #8983, shared the honor of pinning each other Thursday, October 16, 2014, as they accepted their new positions in the rank and file.

“It was awesome for us to promote together,” Aundrea said. “I’d just taken the senior corporal test when the 2011 sergeant exam was announced and I wasn’t eligible to take it. I urged Johnsey to take that test, but he was emphatic about us taking the test together, so he waited for me.”

As a married couple, they’re no strangers to teamwork and togetherness.

“We met at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Ms. Charlotte McBride’s fourth grade class,” she explained as she smiled from ear to ear. “We graduated high school together, but we didn’t start dating until after college.”

The couple hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma and married in 2003 after Johnsey graduated with Dallas Police Academy Class 276.

Fotor0101795517“It was so special to me that we were able to promote together,” Johnsey said. “Before we got married and even a little bit afterwards, she had her own career with her degree in agriculture. It meant the world to me when she joined me in my career.”

Aundrea hired on in 2006 just after the couple had their first child.

“I would’ve never thought about being a police officer if it wasn’t for Johnsey. I truly appreciate him for introducing me to the Dallas Police Department,” Aundrea stated.

The sergeant exam is a rigorous process. After the written test, the results rank each test taker, followed by an assessment center that re-ranks the competitors. Mrs. Vann finished number six, closely followed by Mr. Vann at number 8.

“It’s amazing to be able to go on this journey with her. I’ve known her since we were 10 years old and I feel privileged to have pinned my wife; she was my friend before she was my wife and it’s even more special that she beat me,” he said as he smiled. “Everyone tries to give me a hard time because she beat me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

The lovebirds have been married for 11 years and have two children, 8-year-old Jaxsen and 5-year-old Ellisen.

Congratulations to husband and wife team, Sergeant Aundrea Vann and Sergeant Johnsey Vann on their promotions.

Update on Incident at 5200 Sycene Road

5200 Sycene Road

On October 21, 2014 at approximately 7:50am, Homicide Detectives responded to 5200 Sycene Road regarding a body found in a creek. Upon arrival, the detectives observed the body of a young Latin female. The victim is identified as 16 year old Jackeline Veloz. Ms. Velo’z death was caused by homicidal violence.

Detectives interviewed several witnesses, including the victim’s boyfriend, and based on the interviews arrested a 16 year old Latin male juvenile for the murder of Jackeline Veloz.

The motive is unknown at this time. The relationship between the victim and the arrestee is still under investigation.

Witness Pablo Pedraza, a 19 year old Latin male, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in an unrelated case.

This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact Homicide Detective Raley at (214) 671-3684.

This offense is documented on case  number 253283-2014.


Victim Critically Injured In Robbery, Three Suspects Wanted

On October 11, 2014, at 2 am, Israel Luna L/M/46 was critically injured as he was leaving the “Johnny Vegas Bar” located at 1906 Harwood Street. Mr. Luna was walking to his vehicle when he was approached by three Latin males. The suspects took property from the victim. Mr. Luna was shot during the robbery and is now paralyzed. Robbery detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with information regarding this crime. Mr. Luna, the victim, is pictured below.

If anyone has any information regarding this offense, please call the Detective Quintanilla at 214-671-3645/214-605-7714 or Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Persons Division at 214-671-3584. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

Victim Israel Luna

Israel Luna

Press Conference Regarding Homicide on Masters Drive


An arrest has been made on the homicide of Rodney Demarist Rone. Three suspects were charged with Capital Murder.  See the attached Arrest Affadavit for Rickey Varnell Manning B/M/9-16-95 and Brandon Okeith Small B/M/3-27-91. The third suspect is a juvenile and his name will not be released.


2015 N. Masters Drive

On September 30, 2014, at approximately 12:04am, three unknown suspects shot Mr. Rodney Rone, B/M/46, multiple times as he and two co-workers of the Bruton Beer & Wine Mart were locking the front door of the business. The business is located at 2015 N. Masters Drive. Mr. Rone, who works as a non-commissioned, unarmed security guard for the business, attempted to stop the aggravated robbery but was immediately shot. The suspects then entered the business and took money and property. The suspects also took a cellphone belonging to one of the employees. Mr. Rone was transported to Baylor Hospital where he died from his injuries. Video surveillance is being reviewed by homicide detectives and additional witnesses are being sought. This offense is documted on Incident Report #234707-2014.

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in this case. If you have any information, please contact Homicide Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624.


Officer Involved Shooting – 9700 Forest Lane

FullSizeRenderOn October 22, 2014, at approximately 5:42am, officers responded to a suspicious activity behind a business. Once one of the officers arrived, he searched the surrounding area. The officer observed the back door of the business had been pried opened. He then observed two suspects trying to exit the location. The suspects ran back inside the location. They tried to exit through the front door, which was locked. The suspects then ran to the back exit. One of the suspect was able to get away. The other suspect placed himself in a dark area behind a counter, where the officer could not see the suspect’s hands. The officer gave several loud verbal commands for the suspect to show his hands, suspect was non-compliant. The officer discharged his weapon; however, the suspect was not injured. The suspect’s actions are under investigation. No weapon has been found at this time. That suspect is currently in custody. The other suspect remains at large. He is described as a Black male. Investigating efforts are ongoing to find him.  No officer were injured during this incident. The incident will be documented on case #254101-2014.

Critical Incident: 9500 Brockbank Drive

dpd stock photoOn October 19, 2014, at approximately 6:40 p.m., officers responded to a Disturbance Armed Encounter on Foot call at the 3200 block of Storey Lane, which involved the suspect, a 45 year old Latin male. Upon arrival, officers broadcasted over the radio that the suspect had left the location on foot and that he was armed with a screw driver. Officers searched the immediate area and located the suspect in an apartment complex at the 9500 block of Brockbank Drive. The suspect had used a cinder block to break a sliding glass patio door and entered an apartment without the consent of the owner. Once inside, the suspect picked up a vase and threw it through the front window. Officers observed the suspect exit the apartment through the front door and they issued verbal commands for him to stop. The suspect complied with the officers’ commands and was handcuffed without incident. The suspect was placed in a sitting position outside of the apartment. He began to exhibit signs of medical distress and the officers called for an ambulance. Officers reported that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. The suspect was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital by Dallas Fire-Rescue.

The suspect was pronounced deceased at 8:04 P.M. by Parkland Memorial Hospital personnel. Hospital personnel found a vial containing an unknown liquid substance in the suspect’s personal property.

Investigative efforts to notify the suspect’s next of kin are continuing.

This is an ongoing investigation. Cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s office.

This incident is documented under case number 252123-2014.

Critical Missing Person: Dee Ann Green

Update: Ms. Green has been safely located.

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Dee Ann Green was last seen on foot between 1am-4am at the 2100 block of Prichard Lane. 

She is described as a White female, 43 years old, approximately 5’10” and 140 lbs. Ms. Green has brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black/beige shirt.

Ms. Green may be a danger to herself and others.

This incident is documented on case number 252396-2014.

Please call 911 or 214-671-4268 if found.


Homicide on 9700 Forest Ln.

Dallas Police homicide detectives are seeking for the public’s assistance regarding information on the below offense.

On July 21, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. an unknown suspect shot and killed Christopher Gordon at 9700 Forest Lane during a “drive-by” shooting. The suspect vehicle may be a silver car or SUV. The victim may not have been the intended target.



Critical Missing Person: Lonnie Paddock

Update: Mr. Paddock has been safely located and is being transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at approximately 9:00am, Mr. Paddock was last seen at 3300 S. Lancaster Road. Mr. Paddock has cognitive issues, cancer, and uses a machine to aid his breathing. Mr. Paddock walks with hunched over shoulders, is known to frequent the West End shopping areas, and to ride DART trains for extended periods of time.

He is described as an Asian male, 45 years old, about 5’04” and weighing 110 lbs. He was last seen weaing a blue sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, and dark gray tennis shoes.

Please call 911 or 214-671-4268 if found.



Homicide on Harry Hines Boulevard from August 2013

Dallas Police Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance regarding information on the below offense.

On August 30, 2013, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:oo p.m.,  an unknown suspect murdered the victim seen below (Ping Li) at 110289 Harry Hines Blvd suite #c 118 while she was working.  The victim’s purse was taken and later recovered. The suspect may be a Latin male, medium build, and possibly a labor worker.  The victim had a history of using labor workers near this address.  If anyone has information relating to this offense, they are encouraged to call Detective Layton at 214-671-3659.  Please see the bulletin for more information.

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