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The Dallas Police Department, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC), would like to announce the arrest of Garrett Alexander Mack, 28 year old White male, for several offenses related to the possession and promotion of child pornography.

The arrest stems from an investigation that was initiated after receiving a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The investigation also resulted in the identification and arrest of a second suspect, Javier Araujo, Hispanic, male, 33, for Possession of Child Pornography, F/3, by the Austin Police Department ICAC Unit, and the identification of two child victims.

Arrestee Mack is currently in the Dallas County Jail and charged with 2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, F/3, and 3 counts of Promotion of Child Pornography, F/2, with a $100,000 bond on each charge, and a total bond amount of $500,000.

This offense is reported on case # 249479-2016.

If you have any additional information regarding Arrestee Mack or anyone relating to these offenses please contact Detective Deleon at 214 671-3698.



$1.5 Million Grant Awarded to DPD/DFR

The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department and Dallas Police Department are pleased to announce the awarding of a W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas grant designed to enhance the emergency response to calls involving behavioral health emergencies in our City. This innovative program, which will receive up to $1.5 million over three years, will partner specially trained and equipped paramedics, police officers and mental health experts who will respond as a coordinated team to safely and effectively manage patients experiencing behavioral emergencies.

Historically, paramedics and police officers have had limited tools available to help them manage patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. This grant could dramatically change the response to these patients while also decreasing the need to utilize other scarce EMS, police and hospital emergency department services throughout the City.

Leadership from DFR and DPD have worked closely with a team from the Smart Justice Project of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute to examine best practices around the country for responding to persons experiencing behavioral health emergencies. Based upon this research a program is being designed that will significantly improve the response to these calls while diminishing the need to utilize other expensive and already overburdened resources throughout the City.   The grant funding from the Caruth Foundation will allow for a “proof of concept” pilot program to begin in early 2017. 

Fire Chief David Coatney and Interim Police Chief David Pughes wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Caruth Foundation for awarding the grant, and to the Smart Justice Project, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center EMS Medical Direction team for their assistance in developing this project.   It is hoped that individuals with mental illness or those who are experiencing behavioral health emergencies will benefit from this enhanced service, that other emergency services capabilities will be better maintained and that this project will set a standard for other communities and public service agencies to emulate. We are pleased to announce this initiative as another way Dallas is working diligently to be the safest city in the United States.


Keeping Dallas Safe: Police and Citizen Work Together to Catch Burglar

On October 20, 2016 at about 1:30 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the 5500 block of Spring Valley Road. A witness called for police after she observed a suspicious individual looking around outside an apartment that she knew he didn’t live in and then enter the apartment through the window. The witness continued to watch as the suspect crawled back out of the window, replaced the screen and then wiped it down. As the witness stayed on the phone with 911, she was able to give the dispatcher a detailed description of the suspect and his direction of travel. 

Responding officers were able to catch the suspect a short distance from the offense location. The suspect had a backpack containing various property that belonged to the victim. Officers were able to return all of the property back to the victim. The suspect, Deante Washington B/M/27, was arrested for Residential Burglary and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. 

Thanks to the outstanding observation by this vigilant citizen and the work of the North Central Patrol officers, this burglar is off the street and the victim was able to get all of his property back. This is a great example of how the teamwork between citizens and officers keeps our city safe. Remember, if you see something, say something. 


Help Us Catch Two Cellphone Thieves

On July 14, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Dallas police officers received a call regarding a theft at 1209 N. Beckley Avenue.  Two suspects took two cell phones from the location without consent.  The suspects are described as two Black males, between 30-35 years old, standing 5’06 and weighing 170 pounds.  Please contact Detective B. Avila, #7852 if you have any information regarding the identity of the suspects or any information regarding this theft. The associated case number is 170020-2016.


DPD’s Pets of the Week – Cora and Ashton


DPD’s Pets of the Week are Cora and Ashton. Cora (#A960149) is a gentle 3-year-old black and white mix. She is a large sized dog and weighs about 61 pounds. Cora is very friendly and sweet. She’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since October 17, 2016. 

ashtonThis week’s cat is Ashton (#A959525). Ashton is 3-years-old and weighs about 13 pounds. He is very calm and sweet-tempered. Ashton has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since October 12, 2016. 

Let’s help find Cora and Ashton their Furrever homes. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, Texas 75212. They are available for adoption now. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

Pictured with Cora and Ashton is Sergeant Jon Jacob who is assigned to the Dallas Police Recruiting Unit.


Suspects Wanted in Robbery on Ledbetter

On October 18, 2016 at about 4:o0 p.m., the unknown suspects entered the Smart Mart located in the 3100 block of E. Ledbetter Drive. The first suspect assaulted the victim and took property belonging to the business. The suspect then ran to the suspect vehicle which was driven by the second suspect.

The first suspect is described as a Black male, 20-25 years of age, 5’11” in height, weighing 180 pounds wearing a black V-neck t-shirt, blue jean shorts and black and white tennis shoes. The second suspect is described as a black male , 20-25 years of age, 5’9” in height, weighing 170 pounds wearing a black tank top shirt, red pants and black and red Jordan shoes. The suspects were driving a silver 4-door Buick Lesabre. 

Anyone who recognizes these suspects or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Woodburn at (214) 671-3584. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


Detectives Need Information About Homicide

On October 20, 2016 at approximately 1:27 a.m., the victim, Alonzo Gillespie, a 40-year-old Black male, was shot multiple times in the 1600 block of Gillarel Springs Lane.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective McDaniel #8890, at 214-671-4236 or   Please refer to Dallas Police case number 251798-2016.

Victim: Alonzo Gillespie

Victim: Alonzo Gillespie


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.


Prestonwood’s 34th Annual Rotary Club Appreciation Award

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the Prestonwood Rotary Club hosted their Annual Dallas Police Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony at the Prestonwood Country Club. The Rotary Club recognized three Dallas police officers for their service, hard work and dedication to the City of Dallas. During the luncheon, the Rotary Club made a surprise check donation to the Assist the Officer Foundation for the families of the fallen officers from the July 7th attack in Downtown Dallas.

On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we want to say “Thank You” to the Prestonwood Rotary Club for the generous donation. Also, we would like to congratulate Sergeant Edward Tena, Senior Corporal Justin Bowen and Officer Frank (Timbo) Duncan for being the honoree’s of this year’s award ceremony.

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Detectives Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

On September 21, 2016 at about 10:43 a.m., the victim was shopping inside the Dollar Tree located in the 9300 block of Forest Lane. The victim had her purse sitting inside her shopping cart. When the victim turned to look at the shelf the suspect reached into the victim’s purse and took her wallet. This offense is documented on case number 227596-2016.

The suspect is a heavy set Black female with short hair. She is seen in the video with a red sleeveless shirt, blue pants, and brown sandals. 

Anyone who has any information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Winkler with the Northeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0165.