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.

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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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Breast Cancer Awareness – Police in Pink

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Chief Brown poses for picture in pink epaulets, with Chief Cato, Chief Gassaway, and the Media Relations Unit.

Update:  Chief Brown authorized Dallas officers to wear pink epaulets for the entire month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 8:00 a.m., at Northpark Center Mall.

The month of October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and police officers across Dallas are making it known that cops care about cancer too.The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas, in conjunction with the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Independent School District Police, joined forces to raise awareness about cancer, calling their campaign Proud of the Pink.

“The idea came to me late September 2013. I was thinking about a visible way police officers could be more engaged with breast cancer awareness,” said Dallas Police Deputy Chief Malik Aziz, commander of the department’s Support Services Division, and the National Chairman and Executive Director of the National Black Police Association. “I wanted to come up with a small part we could play to ignite conversations about not only breast cancer, but cancer in general.”

Aziz noted that several police officers within the Dallas Police Department have battled cancer. He states, “The goal is not only to show real support for our fellow officers who endure these challenges, but for those who have lost the battle to cancer.”  

This 31-day Proud of the Pink campaign is to express the care and concern that cops have for victims of cancer. Several officers have been affected by this deadly disease to some extent and are willing to do what it takes to bring awareness and raise funds for further research.

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Color-coded epaulets are worn on the shoulders of various police uniforms which represent the officers’ assignment. For example, patrol officers wear green epaulets and traffic officers wear the red epaulets. However, this October, officers have the option to wear pink epaulets to show their solidarity for Breast Cancer Awareness. The epaulets are sold at $8 per pair with 100% of the profits evenly divided and donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

“We are thankful for the Black Police Association, the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Independent School District Police for joining us in the fight against breast cancer and helping to ensure Dallas County residents have access to life-saving breast health services,” said Jennifer Legere, Executive Director of Komen Dallas County.

The following statement was released by the Prostate Cancer Foundation:

“The Prostate Cancer Foundation is sincerely appreciative of the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas’ commitment to raise funds and awareness in the month of October for the Foundation. We thank the Association for organizing this effort as well as The Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Independent School District Police Department for their participation in this initiative.”

This will mark the first year for Dallas officers to wear pink epaulets…with hopes of making this an annual event.

Dallas PD, Dallas S.O. and NPPA to Host Events on the Right to Photograph and Record in Public

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The Dallas Police Department respects the Constitutional rights of all people and recognizes the importance of transparency and honesty in its operations.  To that end, the department will co-host a class for law enforcement officers on the rights of citizens to record and photograph in public.  In cooperation with the Dallas Sheriff’s Office (DSO), the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Region 8 – National Press Photographers Association, Sigma Delta Chi / The foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the course will address First and Fourth Amendment rights, search and seizure, exigent circumstances, federal civil rights lawsuits against police agencies as well as an analysis and update on the most recent cases and court rulings dealing with these issues. For additional information check out the event’s website!

osterreicherMickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, will discuss the “coextensive” right of both the press and the public to photograph and record as well as provide practical advice regarding the best ways to handle these situations.  The program is offered at no charge to law enforcement, fire/rescue officers, public information officers/managers at any Texas government agency or department.

In addition to the law enforcement class, the collective sponsors for the event will host a moderated Public Panel Discussion which will be open to the public.  The panel will consist of a local journalist or photojournalist, a representative of a local police department, a representative of a local police association and a local First Amendment attorney.  This event will happen on the evening of October 16, 2014 in the Hoblitzelle Auditorium of the Bill J. Priest Institute campus.  Doors for this event will open at 6:00pm with introductions and welcomes starting at 6:45pm.  The event is scheduled to conclude at 9:00pm.  Local media is invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to set up cameras, microphones, etc… before the event. Continue reading

Safety Measures Given to DPD Officers for Communicable Diseases

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The Dallas Police Department has long-standing policies regarding exposure to communicable diseases and blood-borne pathogens.  The policy explains ways that personnel can be exposed to the pathogens and reporting requirements for personnel who believe they have been exposed.

Additionally, the policy describes precautionary measures for personnel to minimize exposure to the pathogens such as by:

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  • Bandaging any open wounds or cuts to avoid any direct contact with contaminated fluids
  • And, among other things, minimizing the chances of exposure by careful observation and awareness of subjects being dealt with, adequate sleep and nutrition and practicing good personal hygiene habits.

We have worked diligently to provide our officers with pertinent safety information. Specifically we have distributed to all our officers policies concerning communicable diseases and attached CDC guidelines concerning Ebola and personal protective equipment recommendations also from the CDC.

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Officers Honored At Columbus Day Parade

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DPD Officers with Council Member Monica Alonzo, the Committee of Italians Living Abroad President Arcobelli, and the Columbus Parade Committee.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the Committee of Italians Living Abroad hosted the Inaugural Dallas Columbus Day Parade at the Continental Avenue Bridge. Along with the celebration of the discovery of the New World and the Italian culture, three Dallas Police officers were honored for their, “great care, attention, professionalism,” and for going above and beyond their duties as public servants. On September 6, 2014, an Italian family visiting from abroad were victims of a theft in which their passports, money, and credit cards were stolen. They did not speak English, but were able to find their way to the Central Patrol Substation. Officers Condis, Sierra, and Ho were able to communicate with family in Spanish and assisted them in making an offense report with the Dart Police Department where the offense occurred. The officers contacted the Italian Consular and connected the family to Vince Arcobelli, who is the President of the Committee of Italians Living Abroad. Furthermore, the officers purchased the family dinner and transported them to a hotel where they met with Mr. Arcobelli for further assistance.  Representing the family and all Italians in Dallas, Committee President Vince Arcobelli, Master Ceremony Jay Lombardo, and Grand Marshal and Secretary General CTIM Roberto Menia commended each officer with a Diploma d’Onore for their extraordinary service and dedication to the safety of the community.

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Community Awareness Bulletin – Katy Trail

Update:

On Sunday, September 27, 2014, at approximately 9:20 pm., a walker was attacked on the “Katy Trail” at 3400 Blackburn Ave. While walking on the trail an African American male suspect jumped from the bushes and pushed her to the ground. The suspect then ripped the earphones from the complainant’s head and fled back into the bushes. The suspect is described as 5’9”, 250 lbs., large stomach, medium complexion, with 2 ½-inch Afro style hair. The suspect was wearing a black T-shirt with white lettering, black baggy pants, and black shoes. The posted document is a sketch of a possible suspect.

If anyone has any information on this offense or recognizes the person in this sketch, please contact the Dallas Police Department, Robbery Unit at 214-671-3584 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crimes Stoppers at 214-671-8477.

On September 27, 2014, at approximately 9:20 PM, The Dallas Police Department responded to a call on the Katy Trail. A female victim was walking on the trail and was approached by a suspect who was hiding behind some bushes. The suspect knocked the victim to the ground. The victim was able to fend off the suspect by kicking and screaming. The suspect did take property from the victim before he fled the location. The suspect is described as a black male 20-25 years of age, 5’8, and weighing 250 pounds with a short afro. The suspect was wearing a black shirt (with white lettering), black shorts, and black shoes.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for your help. If anyone has any information on this offense, please contact The Robbery Unit at (214) 670-3584