Homicide on N. Malcolm X Boulevard

 

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at approximately 12:42 a.m., Dallas officers were working in Deep Ellum when they heard gunshots occur near their location.  Officers observed the victim, Kenneth Walker, an 18-year-old Black male, fall to the ground with a gunshot wound to the stomach, and a gun fell from his hand.  At the same time, they also observed, Lathaniel Pearson, a 19-year-old Black male, shooting a handgun as well.  Officers order Suspect Pearson to drop his weapon.  He dropped the weapon and proceeded to flee from officers, and one officer remained with victim Walker and attempted to render aid.  Suspect Pearson was caught and arrested after a short foot pursuit.  Officers returned to the intersection where the shooting occurred and discovered that there were several other victims who had been shot.  A second victim, Darryus Rice, a 19-year-old Black male, had also suffered a gunshot wound to the head.  Victim Walker was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the hospital.  Victim Rice died several hours later at the hospital.  Suspect Pearson was interviewed and arrested for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon for firing his weapon into the crowd.  Ballistics is pending on this investigation.  This is an on-going investigation.  The circumstances and the cause of the incident are still under investigation at this time.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Jake Morgan, #9739, by phone at 214-671-3630 or by email at jake.morgan@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 169891-2021. 

Crime Stopper Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Homicide on N. Beckley Avenue

 

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Grand Estates at Kessler Park Apartments, located at 1520 N. Beckley Avenue.  The victim, Roberto Escamilla Santoyo, a 26-year old Latin male, was found lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound after being shot during a robbery of an individual.  Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim and an adult male to an area hospital.  The victim died at the hospital from his injuries, and the adult male was treated for his injuries.

There are currently no suspects identified or apprehended.  This is an ongoing investigation, and the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit is urging anyone with information to contact Detective Boz Rojas at 214-681-1786 or boz.rojas@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #171885-2021. 

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Identity Sought of An Exploitation of Elderly Suspect

 

On August 18, 2021, at about 6:04 p.m., the person of interest pictured above went to an apartment in the 5900 block of Arapaho Road and obtained $13,500.00 in cash from an elderly victim of a bank account fraud scam. The victim received a phone call from an unknown suspect claiming to work for Bank of America who convinced the victim that her bank account had been hacked and compromised. The victim was asked by the unknown suspect to withdraw $13,500.00 in cash and deposit the cash into a different account at another bank; the victim was unable to find the bank to deposit the cash. The person of interest shown above was sent to her home to obtain the money.

If you have any information related to this offense or person of interest, please contact Detective Russell Stephens of the Financial Investigations Unit at 214-671-3545 or russell.stephens@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 149239-2021.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

State Fair of Texas Safety Tips

The Great State Fair of Texas is upon us once again! Opening day is Friday, September 24, 2021. The Dallas Police Department along with the State Fair of Texas wants everyone to enjoy the fair and have a great time. We would like to give a few safety tips to keep in mind as you attend the State Fair.

State Fair Safety Tips

  • To avoid traffic during big events, ride the Dart Rail.
  • Take a photo of your child when you first arrive. If they get lost or separated, you will have a current photo to show officers.
  • The State Fair of Texas prohibits Permitless carry on State Fairgrounds. Weapons must be secured before entering the Fair. LTC holders are subject to State Fair guidelines which will be posted near Fair entrances.
  • If you lose or find property, be sure to go to the lost and found. It is located inside the State Fair of Texas.
  • Officers will be walking throughout the State Fair. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious bags or packages to officers.
  • Prevent auto theft and break-ins at the State Fair of Texas by Locking your car, Taking your items with you, and Hiding those items you can’t take. Be Proactive!
  • Have a meeting place picked out in case you get separated from your party. Big Tex Circle is a recommended spot.
  • Be sure to have your mobile devices charged.
  • Make sure your child knows your name and phone number in case they get lost.
  • Let your kids know it’s okay to ask an officer for help if they do get separated from you.
  • There will be lots to do and see at the State Fair. Plan accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. Check the weather so that you can dress appropriately.
  • Remember, if drinking alcoholic beverages drink responsibly. We want to make sure everyone has a good time and gets home safe.

These are just a few tips to remember. We hope you all have a great time while attending the Great State Fair of Texas and enjoy all the delicious food they have to offer!

 

 

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Homicide on N. Hall Street

 

On Monday, September 20, 2021, at 2:54 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Flamingo Apartments, located at 3901 N. Hall Street.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim Justin Wayne Thompson, a 30-year old white male, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 170550-2021.  

Crime Stopper Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Homicide on E. Ledbetter Drive

 

On Monday, September 20, 2021, at approximately 12:48 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Williams Chicken, located at 2831 E. Ledbetter Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim Lashanda Denise Wilson, a 41-year old Black female, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced her deceased at the scene.

This is an active homicide investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Patty Belew at 214-671-3603 or patty.belew@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 170489-2021.

Crime Stopper Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Information Wanted on Credit Card Abuse

On September 17, 2021, around 3:05 PM, the pictured individual used the complainant’s credit card, without consent, in an attempted purchase. The individual attempted to make the purchase at the Grand Ave Liquor located at 3026 Al Lipscomb Way. 

If anyone has any information regarding the individual above, please contact Detective Ryan McCarrick, #9090, at ryan.mccarrick@dallascityhall.com or (214) 671-3552. Please refer to case number 168670-2021.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Suspect Arrested for Aggravated Assault

 

Updated: September 22, 2021, at 11:10am:

The suspect has been arrested and identified as 41-year-old James Adam Gallaway. 

Original Post:

On August 15, 2021, at approximately 4:32 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call regarding an unknown White male on a bicycle firing a handgun into a vehicle at 9000 Forest Hills Boulevard.  No one was injured.  Detective Bird is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the shirtless person seen riding this bicycle.  The male has long brown hair.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Marc Bird, #9794 of the Assaults Unit at 214-862-3369 or marc.bird@dallascityhall.com Please reference case number 146610-2021.

 CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Sergeant Bridget Wilson-Jones Is Honored By Nancy Lieberman Charities

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Nancy Lieberman and Nancy Lieberman Charities hosted their 10th Annual Dream Ball Gala at the Omni Frisco Hotel.  At this year’s gala, five first responders from the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex were honored for their outstanding and exceptional work in the community over the course of this pandemic.  Amongst those that were honored was Dallas’ very own Sergeant Bridget Wilson-Jones.

Sergeant Wilson-Jones is a 29-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. She currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the Jubilee Park Storefront where she has served for more than a decade.  She proudly and passionately serves the citizens of Jubilee Park with care to ensure that they have a safe and enjoyable neighborhood to call home.

During the 2021 Texas snowstorm, she put her own needs aside, weathered the storm and personally went door-to-door to make sure the seniors of Jubilee Park had the basic necessities to brave and survive the storm.  For a 92-year-old resident without electricity, heat or food during the storm, she was a saving grace.

Sergeant Wilson-Jones also oversaw a portion of security for the Fair Park Mega Vaccination site which assisted over half a million people to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  Sergeant Bridget Wilson-Jones, congratulations and thank you!

Arrest Made in Aggravated Assault on McKinney Avenue

On September 13, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at 2700 McKinney Avenue where a 26-year-old male walking in the area was injured by a stray bullet.  He was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. 

During the course of the investigation, video was obtained that captured the suspect, Damion Williams, a 36-year-old Black male, shooting at a vehicle and strike the victim.  Williams was arrested and placed in jail for aggravated assault.  His bond will be set by a magistrate.  

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Alex Zabriskie, #10565 at 469-849-3760 or alexander.zabriskie@dallascityhall.comPlease reference case number 165876-2021.

 

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