Homicide on Cockrell Hill Road


On October 20, 2018, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Dallas police responded to 310 N. Cockrell Hill Road regarding a shooting. The victim, Jesse Valero, a Latin male 25-years-old, was found outside on the ground suffering from homicidal violence. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Grubbs at 214-671-3675 or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to Case #230462-2018


First Annual #ROCing Redbird

Join us Saturday October 27, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for the First Annual #ROCing Redbird. This event is a fun way to connect with the Dallas Police Department’s Redbird Outreach Center and get a little physical activity in as you participate in a community bike ride near Redbird Mall. Whether you’re a novice bicyclist, distance rider, or member of a team we encourage everyone of all ages to come out and see what RedBird has to offer. This event is for the entire family. Join us for an engaging 1.5-mile community FUN Ride for all ages, afterwards you can also join officers for an engaging 5-mile community ride around the RedBird area. Everyone can participate in a bike safety clinic, a free bike pop up shop to inspect and if possible repair your personal bike and a helmet giveaway while supplies last! Other events include free coffee by Starbucks, onsite drug take back for old prescription medications, access to helpful information on healthy eating and free fruit. Not really interested in riding a bike? No problem. There will be music and entertainment inside of the mall where kids can also enjoy a bounce house. Everyone will have the opportunity to meet and engage with local business owners.

There’s a link for all to get registered to participate in the Bike Ride – check out the Eventbrite page


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Join us and our Law Enforcement partners for the upcoming Drug Take Back happening on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop-off your unused and/or expired medication at any of the multiple locations across Dallas. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day allows residents to safely and properly dispose of their prescription drugs.

CURRENT All site flyer Oct 2018

36th Annual Prestonwood Rotary Club Appreciation Award

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On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the Prestonwood Rotary Club hosted their Annual Dallas Police Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony at the Prestonwood Country Club. The Rotary Club recognizes officers who exemplify the qualities of what an officer should be.

This year, Detective Catherine DeLaPaz, Senior Corporal Jeffrey Hunter and Senior Corporal Titania Richards were selected to receive the award for their hard work and dedication to the Dallas Police Department and the citizens of Dallas. Congratulations!

The Dallas Police Department appreciates the continued support from the Prestonwood Rotary Country Club.

Homicide on Skillman Street

On October 16, 2018, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call regarding a major accident where a pedestrian/victim was struck by a vehicle at 8489 Skillman Street.  The 52 year old White male victim, Connally Klein, was intentionally pushed into the roadway from the median and struck by on-coming traffic.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The suspect, Quantara Melton, a Black female 29-years-old, was located at a nearby business and arrested on unrelated warrants.  She was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where she was read her Miranda rights before being interviewed.  Suspect Melton waived her rights and agreed to speak with detectives.  As a result of the investigation, Suspect Melton has been charged with her unrelated warrants and Murder.  She was transported and booked into the Dallas County Jail. 


Public Assistance Needed to Identify Fatality Accident Victim


Sketch of Fatality Accident Victim

Sketch of Fatality Accident Victim

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify a fatality accident victim.

On October 10, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the unknown victim was riding a bicycle in the 5100 block of Great Trinity Forest Way when he was struck by a vehicle and killed. The victim is a Hispanic male about 20 years old, height is unknown and weighs about 140 pounds. The victim has not been identified and detectives have not been able to locate next of kin. 

If you have any information regarding the victim, please contact Detective Eric Knight in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0020. Please reference case number 223796-2018.


Critical Missing Person Andrew Brannon

UPDATE 10/17/18 ay 12:30am:  Critical Missing Person Andrew Brannon has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Andrew Robert Brannon.  On October 16; 2018, at about 5:00PM, Mr. Brannon was last seen in the 12000 block of Inwood Road driving a charcoal gray 2009 Toyota Camry, Texas license plate GNZ9920, in an unknown direction.  He may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Brannon is described as a 17 year old White male, 5’11” 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a white shirt, maroon pullover, and navy slacks.

If you know Mr. Brannon’s whereabouts, please contact 9-1-1 or call the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Governor Abbott Attends Dallas Police Department Awards Ceremony

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Today, October 16, 2018, twenty Dallas Police Officers were recognized in an awards ceremony for their service to Texas communities during and after Hurricane Harvey. Governor Greg Abbott was an honorary guest in today’s ceremony, presented the awards and delivered remarks.

The twenty officers who received the awards are current members of the Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard who were deployed during and after Hurricane Harvey. “Harvey was one of the worst disasters our state has ever faced. And yet, as the storm raged, you put your lives on the line to rescue your fellow Texans,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is a safer place because of the sacrifices of men and women like you.”

Dallas officers serve the citizens of Dallas proudly on a daily basis, in this case the service was extended to the Great State of Texas and those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Congratulations, your Department and State are very proud.

The officers honored included:

Senior Corporal Nicholas Smith #9881

Senior Corporal Scott Brust #10138

Senior Corporal Ernesto Elizondo #9502

Sergeant Gregory Conn #9932

Police Officer Cindy Armstrong #10718

Police Officer Chazz Morrison #10943

Police Officer Richard Cox #11174

Police Officer Jesse Philips #9448

Police Officer Thomas Hartmann #10073

Police Officer Veronica Garcia #10497

Police Officer James Vanarsdall #10577

Police Officer Natalie Vess #11078

Police Officer Daniel Kim #10987

Police Officer Johnathan McMillion #7758

Police Officer Andrew Cyr #10312

Police Officer Steven Miller #9558 

Police Officer Sugeny Genao #11178

Police Officer Michael Long #10876

Police Officer Bradley Hanlon #9879

Police Officer Steven Gomez #10297 

Homicide Investigation on 12835 Preston Road

On September 25, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at 12835 Preston Road.  The victim, Roy Pate, 35-years-old Black male was shot while sitting inside a vehicle and transported to an area hospital.  On October 13, 2018, Mr. Pate died from complications arising as a result of the shooting.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or e.montenegro@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 212831-2018.


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.


Critical Missing Person – Travion Harmon

Update 10/16/2018 at 12:00 am: Critical Missing Person Travion Harmon has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Travion Harmon.  On October 15, 2018, at around 6:30 PM, Mr. Harmon was last seen in the 3500 block of Ross Avenue.  He may be a danger to himself or others. Mr. Harmon was last seen driving a black Dodge Challenger TX plate GJL2892.

Mr. Harmon is described as a 24 year old Black male, 5’8” 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white button up shirt, and black shoes.

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