Identity Sought for Abandoned Kittens Suspect

 

On November 16, 2021, five kittens were found abandoned in a wire animal cage near the dumpster behind the business shopping mall at 9200 E RL Thornton Frwy. The Dallas Police Department is requesting any witnesses that have any further information on the suspect that abandoned these kittens contact Crime Stoppers 1-877-373-TIPS or Detective C Blanchard #7999 with the Dallas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-670-7694 or by email at cathy.blanchard@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 207954-2021.

 

Homicide at 621 N Hall Street

 

On Sunday, November 28, 2021, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 621 N. Hall Street. Upon arrival, the officers found the victim, Cornelius Williams, a 41-year-old black male, shot at the location. The victim was transported to an area hospital by Dallas Fire-Rescue. A Non-Fatal Shoot Team Detective responded and began an investigation for an aggravated assault.

On Saturday, December 4, 2021, the victim died from his injuries, and the case was reassigned to the Homicide Unit. The investigation is ongoing, and the motive is unknown at this time.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Phillip Wheeler, #10520, at 214-671-3686 or by email at phillip.wheeler@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #214851-2021. 

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.

Shop With a Cop Made Possible by Nancy Lieberman Charities

 

Nancy Lieberman Charities and members of the Dallas Police Department once again come through to make Shop with a Cop an event to remember for kids during the holiday season. Smiles were put on the faces of local youth as they shopped for $250.00 worth of Under Armour gear. Gift cards donated by Nancy Lieberman Charities made this event a huge success. The kids had the chance to spend time with Dallas police officers as they help them shop and select their gear at the Under Armour store located at the North Park Center Mall.

Nancy Lieberman expressed, “When officers and kids get a chance to meet each other in a non-enforcement situation, it encourages mutual understanding and respect.”

Assistance Chief Angela Shaw was also in attendance to interact with the kids and said, “This a great opportunity for officers to work in our community and show our youth that we are real people. We are moms, dads, sisters, and brothers.” Chief Shaw further stated, “We enjoyed being able to shop with the kids and getting to know them. We appreciate Nancy Lieberman for inviting us to be a part of this event. “

A big thank you goes out to Nancy Lieberman and the Nancy Lieberman Charities for sponsoring this awesome event and allowing Dallas Police Department to participate.

 

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Critical Missing – James Kershaw

Update:

Mr. Kershaw has been located and is safe.

Original Post

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. James Kershaw. On December 3, 2021, at about 1:30 p.m., Mr. Kershaw was last seen in the 7900 block of Churchill Way. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Kershaw is described as a 72-year-old Black male. He is 5’07”, weighs 160 pounds, with gray hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hat, blue sweatshirt, grey pants, and black shoes.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.    

 

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Scam Alert – Spoofing

The Dallas Police Department has become aware of a phone call scam involving individuals claiming to be Dallas Police Officers and utilizing caller ID spoofing. What is spoofing?

Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to try to steal your money or valuable personal information, which can be used in fraudulent activity.

The suspects are spoofing the North Central Patrol Division’s phone number (214-670-7253) so that it appears the victim is receiving a legitimate phone call from the Dallas Police Department. The suspects may tell the victim that he/she is part of an investigation and demand the victim’s personal information. 

The Dallas Police Department will never call an individual and ask or demand financial payment of any kind. Be aware that these calls could appear to originate from other phone numbers or utilize different ploys to elicit personal information.

If you receive a call like this, please report the incident to http://www.IC3.gov(FBI-Internet Crime Complaint Center). The majority of these types of scams originate from foreign countries and will be investigated by our federal law enforcement partners.

 

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Arrest Made in Homicide on N. Central Service Road SB/ Forest Lane

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, at approximately 2:10 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at S/B North Central Expressway Service Road at Forest Lane. The adult victim, a 37-year-old Black male, was found lying on the road with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The suspect, who has been identified as Isaias Perez, a 34-year-old Latin male, was involved in a road rage altercation. The suspect was interviewed by detectives with the Homicide Unit and will be charged with murder. A magistrate will set his bond

Homicide on Alabama Avenue

 

On December 1, 2021, at approximately 11:25 p.m., Dallas Police responded to 3039 Alabama Avenue after the victim, an unidentified Black male in his 60’s was found deceased in a vacant lot by a passerby. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased from homicidal violence at the scene. The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. 

Dallas Police Homicide Unit is asking that anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Detective Christopher Walton #8479, with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3632 or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 217303-2021.

 Crimestoppers 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.

 

Ross Perot Jr. Helicopter Donation

Ross Perot Jr. has always vested interest in assisting the City of Dallas by providing state-of-the-art crime-fighting tools.  Approximately one year ago, Mr. Perot Jr. reached out to the city and inquired about the needs of another helicopter. Over the next several months and numerous meetings later, Mr. Perot Jr. graciously donated a Bell 407 Helicopter to the Dallas Police Department.

On December 1, 2021, the donation took place with a landing of the helicopter in front of City Hall and was accepted by Mayor Eric Johnson and Chief of Police Eddie Garcia. “This generous gift from the Ross Perot Jr. Family and Hillwood Aviation will help improve public safety in the City of Dallas,” Chief Garcia stated. 

The addition of this helicopter to an existing maturing fleet will immediately provide increased operable capabilities, great critical response, and longer flight times. This will extend beyond the parameters of the department and will be a useful resource for other city departments. The department is thrilled to have Mr. Perot Jr.’s support in working together towards making Dallas the safest city in America.

Holiday Safety Tips

 

As we gather with family, friends and loved ones to give thanks and to show our gratitude for life, health and strength, we want to offer a few safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable and memorable holiday season.  

Toys:

Follow the age guidance and other safety information on the toy packaging and choose toys that match each child’s interests and abilities.

  • Get safety gear, including helmets, for scooters and other riding toys – and make sure that children use them every time. 
  • Keep small balls and toys with small parts away from children younger than age 3 and keep deflated balloons away from children younger than age 8. 

Online Shopping:

Online shopping for toys or other products continues to be a popular and convenient alternative to visiting brick and mortar stores, but particularly in a time of potential toy shortages, it is important that people follow these safety tips: 

  • Always buy from stores and online retailers you know and trust.
  • To avoid counterfeits, scrutinize the product, the packaging, and the label. If the price seems too good to be true, this could be a sign that the product is counterfeit.
  • Look for a certification mark from an independent testing organization and the manufacturer’s label on electrical products.

 Cooking: 

  • Never leave cooking food unattended on the stove.
  • Only fry a turkey outside and away from your home. 

 Holiday Decorating:

  • Make sure your live Christmas tree has plenty of water and look for the “Fire Resistant” label when buying an artificial tree.
  • Place burning candles in sight, away from flammable items, and blow them out before leaving the room.

For more information on holiday safety, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Dallas Police Department!

Homicide on Sumter Drive

 

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at approximately 3:37 a.m., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call at 3233 Sumter Drive.  The victim, Sergio Maas, a 22-year-old Latin male, was found shot inside his residence and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. 

The Dallas Police Homicide Unit is urging anyone with information to contact Detective Chad Murphy, #8966 by phone at 214-908-6981 or by email at chad.murphy@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 216757-2021.

     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.