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Surveillance Video Catches Armed Robbery Suspects

On January 21, 2017 at 4:45 a.m., armed suspects committed a home invasion style robbery at a residence located in the 2400 block of Lea Crest Drive.  The suspects fired multiple shots at the homeowner.  The homeowner returned fire and the suspects ran from the home and entered a vehicle parked a short distance from the residence. The homeowner was uninjured during the commission of this offense.

Suspect #1 is described as a Black female about 5’5” tall, 180 pounds, 20-25 years of age, light skin, heavy-set, possibly blonde colored weaved hair, wearing a long-sleeve white or tan shirt with buttons and tan blue jeans.

Suspect #2 is described as a Black male, 5’10” tall, 160 pounds, 20-25 years of age, thin build, wearing a beanie cap and a long- sleeve jacket.

Suspect #3 is described as a Black male, 5’8” tall, 200 pounds, 20-25 years of age, stocky build, wearing a gray hoodie and black beanie cap.

There were more suspects involved in this offense, but descriptions are unavailable at this time.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored newer model four-door sedan.

Anyone who recognizes these suspects or has information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Garcia at (214) 671-3994.

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

 

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Mail Room Burglary on Fairmount Street

On December 31, 2016, two males are seen on camera breaking into the mail room of the Avenue on Fairmount Apartments at 4210 Fairmount Street, Dallas, Texas. The suspects spend several minutes in the mail room opening packages and taking property before leaving the location.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding this offense or the suspects identity please contact the Northwest Property Crimes Detective Allen at 217-670-6044. 

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Murder at 2200 Cooper Street

On January 18, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 2200 Cooper Street. The victim, Inocencio Granados, a 29 year old Latin male, was shot during an apparent robbery. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Duggan, #5971, at 214-671-3642 or richard.duggan@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to report #014014-2017.

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DPD’s Pets of the Week – Smiles and Figero

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Smiles  A0972972.  Smiles is a 6 month old mix. Smiles is a very happy and energetic girl who is looking for her furrever home. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since January 10, 2017.  She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Adoption fees for Smiles is $85.00.

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This week’s cat is Figero! Figero is a shy 4 month old gray and white kitten. She is spayed and can go home on the day of adoption.  She’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since January 19, 2017 The ID number for Figero is  A0965151. The adoption fee for Figero is $55.00. figeroa-5

Let’s help find Smiles and Figero  a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Smiles and Figero is Officer Terrell Varner who is currently assigned to the Community Affairs Division.

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Capital Murder at Scyene Rd. and St. Augustine Drive

Updated Thursday, January 19, 2017:

Below is a video obtained from a nearby camera.  The video shows the suspect vehicle leaving the offense location.  The vehicle is a tan, 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis. 

 

Original Post: January 5, 2017 –

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Victim, Grady Dunn Jr.

On January 4, 2017, at approximately 9:52 p.m., the victim, Grady Dunn Jr., a 28-year-old Black male, and a Black male passenger, were involved in a crash at Scyene Road and N. St. Augustine Drive. As a result of the initial crash investigation, it was determined the victim had been involved in a minor accident with the suspect at Brewster Street and N. St. Augustine Drive. When the victim exited his vehicle to exchange information with the suspect, the suspect pulled a gun on the victim and attempted to rob him. During the course of the robbery, the suspect shot the victim. The victim fled in his vehicle and as a result of his injuries he crashed his vehicle at Scyene Road and N. St. Augustine Drive. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The passenger was also transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Trujillano, #8874, at 214-671-3625 or pedro.trujillano@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us Please refer to report #003344-2017.

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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AG Paxton Files Lawsuit to Stop the Sale of Dangerous Synthetic Drugs in Dallas

Below is a press release sent January 18, 2017, by Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office:

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AUSTIN – In his latest effort to protect Texans from the scourge of dangerous synthetic drugs, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against the Dallas convenience store Hi Flamez and its owner, Mohamed Bakr, to stop the sale of synthetic cannabinoids.

Hi Flamez is accused of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by selling synthetic pot to customers without informing them that the substances are illegal and potentially hazardous to their health. Attorney General Paxton is asking the Dallas County District Court to grant a temporary injunction and temporary restraining order against Bakr to halt all activities related to the sale of controlled substances.

During a three-month investigation, officers from the Narcotics Division of the Dallas Police Department made several undercover buys of synthetic pot from Hi Flamez. Dozens of packages labeled as Scooby Snax, White Tiger, and Kush were seized and tested positive for synthetic cannabinoids. The packages confiscated by authorities neglected to disclose that the products’ ingredients included toxic synthetic chemicals.

While synthetic drug packages may include a claim that the product is “legal for sale in all 50 states,” it is against the law in Texas to manufacture, deliver or possess a synthetic cannabinoid. Synthetic drugs have been linked to overdoses in Texas and throughout the United States and can cause paranoia, hallucinations, seizures, psychotic episodes, suicidal thoughts and death.

 

 

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Officer Involved Shooting: 4700 Eastside Avenue

Updated January 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m: 

Investigative update on the OIS at 4700 East Side Avenue:

The deceased person is Genevive Ann Dawes, a 21-year-old Latin female. Next of Kin notification has been made. Virgilio Rosales, a 23-year-old Latin male, was the passenger in the vehicle and was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

The involved officers are:

Police Officer Christopher Hess, #8887                   10 years 5 months           Central Patrol

Senior Corporal Jason Kimpel, #9675                        8 years 1 month               Central Patrol

 

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On January 18, 2017, at approximately 4:56 a.m., uniformed patrol officers responded to a suspicious person call in the apartment complex rear parking lot located at 4700 East Side Avenue. The caller provided vehicle information to the 911 operator. This information was added to the call sheet and revealed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Irving, Texas. As uniformed officers approached the vehicle giving loud verbal commands, the occupants ignored the commands, started the stolen vehicle and reversed a short distance striking the marked police vehicle. The suspect then drove forward striking a wooden lattice fence. When the fence did not give way, the suspect driver reversed the vehicle a second time at which point two uniformed officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect driver. The suspect driver was transported to Baylor Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The passenger in the vehicle was not struck by the gunfire. He was interviewed at the Dallas Police Headquarters and is facing potential felony criminal charges.  No officers were injured during this incident. 

 

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Community Awareness Bulletin

On October 21, 2016, Ann Marie Gilder was found severely beaten and unconscious in a vacant lot at the corner of  South Denley Drive and Adelaide Drive.  Ms. Gilder died from her injuries on November 3, 2016. 

Since then the Dallas Police Department has investigated three additional cases where females were severely beaten and possibly sexually assaulted.  All three of these victims survived the attacks, but suffered severe injuries.  In each case the female was walking alone at night when approached by a male suspect.   These attacks occurred along the Lancaster/Corinth Street Corridor between Ledbetter Drive and Clarendon Avenue.  The suspect has been described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 35. 

The Dallas Police Department asks that all citizens remain vigilant of their surroundings, avoid walking alone at night and call 9-1-1to report any suspicious activity. 

If anyone has any information about these attacks or any similar attacks on women in the area, please contact the Crimes Against Persons Division at 214-671-3593.

Below are a list of the locations and dates of the attacks. But we cannot confirm that these cases are linked but due to geographical locations we feel the public should be made aware.

Date: 10/21/16

Svc #252961-2016

Loc: 4807 S. Denley at Adelaide

Date: 11/1/16  2am

Svc #261642-2016

Loc: 2700 E. Overton at Sunnyvale

Date: 12/16/16 3:00 am

Svc #298491-2016

Loc: 3000 Springview

Date: 1/13/17 around 8:20pm

Svc#: 010381-2017

Loc: 1315 Strickland

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.

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Homicide Information Wanted

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Victim: Dana Hunter

One year ago today, January 17, 2016, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the victim, Dana Hunter, a 51-year-old Black male, was discovered deceased from homicidal violence in the 1900 block of Hickory Street. Mr. Hunter was found near a homeless encampment where he slept.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661 or Detective Raley, #6794, at 214-671-3684 or tommy.raley@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to Dallas Police case number 013232-2016.

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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Assault at Target on Haskell Avenue

On January 14, 2017 at approximately 11:05 p.m., the complainant, Derrick Whitener, was assaulted with a wooden rod by two suspects in the Target parking lot located at 2417 N. Haskell Avenue. The complainant arrived at Target and as he was walking towards the front entrance of the business, the suspects began walking towards him. The suspects are observed walking away from the complainant after he makes it to the front door. While inside, the complainant reported the individuals as suspicious to Target personnel.  Meanwhile, the suspects remained near the front entrance.

Target security alerted an off-duty Dallas Police officer. Both the security guard and the off-duty officer approached the suspects near the entrance. One suspect walked away, while the suspect with the wooden rod had a brief discussion with the off-duty officer and security guard. The two suspects were asked to leave the property.   At around 11:05 p.m., the complainant exited the business after shopping. As he walked to his vehicle, he was approached by the suspects. They made a threatening statement to the complainant and then beat him with the stick and fled on foot towards the street. A customer in the parking lot reported the incident to the off-duty officer, who then assisted the complainant. The Assault Unit was notified of the incident on January 15th and began the assault investigation.

Detectives were able to retrieve video surveillance of the offense. Detectives will need to interview the victim, but have canvased the area for additional video and witnesses. The victim received severe injuries, but is expected to recover. We are asking for the public’s assistance in the identification of the two suspects.

Suspect #1: B/M/18-20, 5’9”, 150 pounds. Last seen wearing a gray jacket, black pants, black backpack, black gloves, gorilla mask, and armed with a 3 foot wooden dowel rod.

Suspect #2: B/M/18-20, 5’9”, 150 pounds. Last seen wearing a black hoodie with white lettering, red/blue jeans, white Nike shoes, black backpack, and a gorilla mask.

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If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Hubner in the Assaults Unit at (214) 671-3639 or Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for this offense.