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Keeping Dallas Safe: Task Force Update for the Week of July 21 – 28

The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities. 

 As of July 2016, the overall crime rate in the city has been cut down from 22.26% to 7.49%.

In the first week of July, the Dallas Police Department experienced a tragedy that caused the whole department and city to mourn over the loss of life of five law enforcement officers. During those trying times, the men and women of the Dallas Police Department held their heads up high and continued to put the safety of the citizens of Dallas first. Below is the activity for the task forces for the week of July 16th to July 21st.

Violent Crime Task Force 

  • Arrests: 34
  • Calls for Service: 185
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 2
  • Drugs Seized: 11 grams
  • Guns Seized: 5

Property Crime Task Force

  • Arrests: 35
  • Calls for Service: 134
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 3
  • Drugs Seized: 57.6 grams
  • Guns Seized: 1
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COMMUNITY AWARENESS BULLETIN

COMMUNITY AWARENESS BULLETIN: ARREST OF SUSPECT SEXUAL ASSAULT/CHILD F/2, ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR F/2, POSSESSION/PROMOTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY  

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Woolman, Timothy

On July 29, 2016, the Dallas Police Department’s Child Exploitation Squad arrested Timothy Woolman, 25 year old White male, for Sexual Assault of a Child, F/2, Online Solicitation of a Minor, F/2, and Possession/Promotion of Child Pornography, F/3.  The cases are reported on Case Number 177877-2016.     

The arrest stemmed from an investigation that was initiated after detectives received an outcry from a 15 year old female victim.  The Arrestee met the victim on a teen chat line where he then lured the victim to meet him and then sexually assaulted her.  

Arrestee Woolman was placed in the Dallas County Jail for Sexual Assault of a Child, F/2, Online Solicitation of a Minor, F/2, and Possession/Promotion of Child Pornography, F/3 with a total of $300,000 bond on the three charges.

If you have any additional information of this Arrestee please contact Detective Lawler at 214 671 4453. 

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Same Suspect Commits Two Robberies

On July 26, 2016, at approximately 5:00 A.M., a black male suspect who is approximately 5’11”, 200 LBS, 40-50 years old, entered Raceway #967 located at 8301 E. R L Thornton Freeway and displayed a full sized silver and black semi-automatic handgun at the employees and demanded money and Newport cigarettes. This offense is documented on case number 179159-2016.

On July 27, 2016, at approximately 12:20 A.M., the same suspect entered the the 7-Eleven located at 5501 S. Buckner Boulevard and pointed the gun at employees and again demanded money and Newport cigarettes. The suspect fired the gun inside of the 7-Eleven. After both Aggravated Robberies, the suspect entered a four door silver SUV type vehicle, possibly an early to mid 2000’s Honda CRV (Unknown Plate). The offense is documented on case number 179922-2016.

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If anyone recognizes the person in the photo or has any information regarding this offense he may call the Dallas Police Department robbery unit at 214-671-3584. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crimestoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

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DPD’s Pets of Week – Sparkle and Houdini

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Sparkle A949262. Sparkle six month old puppy. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 23, 2016.  She is , spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. The adoption fee for Sparkle is $85.00. 

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This week’s cat is Houdini! Houdini is a 4 month old black and white kitten. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped.  He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 21, 2016. The ID number for Houdini is A949052. Houdini can be adopted this for  the $55.00.Houdini (3)

Let’s help find Sparkle and Houdini 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 Sparkle and Houdini  is Crime Scene Supervisor Britney Webb who is currently assigned to the Crime Scene Response Unit.

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Dallas Police Department Sees Rise in Applicants

The Dallas Police Department has seen an unprecedented surge in applications since Chief Brown called upon protesters and others to help improve police community relationships.  Our recruiters are contacting those applicants and also responding to the many phone calls and email inquiries into becoming a Dallas Police officer. We are processing those applications for the best qualified candidates to join our department. We normally hire 15% of the applicants that follow through with the entire hiring process.

We are very pleased with the interest and the surge of applicants. We don’t have the demographic or motivations of the applicants thus far.  We will certainly follow through with processing and hiring the best qualified candidates.

We are also pleased to announce none of our current recruits have resigned or have had a change of heart about being an officer as a result of the tragic night on July 7th.

Our next testing dates at police headquarters are August 18-21. We encourage those interested in becoming a Dallas Police officer to go to our website, dallaspolice.net, to begin the application process.

 

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Community Awareness Bulletin: Suspect Arrested for Indecency with a Child

On July 28, 2016, the Dallas Police Child Exploitation Squad arrested Rayan Ganesh, a 32-year-old Asian male, for two counts of Indecency with a Child/Exposure F/3.  These offenses are reported on case numbers 169517-2016 and 181368-2016.   

The arrest stemmed from an investigation that was initiated after receiving an outcry from the victim on these cases.  These two offenses occurred between June and July 2016.    

Arrestee Ganesh was placed in the Dallas County Jail for two counts of Indecency with a Child/Exposure F/3, with a total of $40,000 bond on the two charges.

If anyone has any additional information about this arrestee, please contact Detective Rodriguez at 214-671-4299. 

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Rayan Ganesh, 32, A/M

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Community Awareness Bulletin: Sexual Assault Suspect Downtown

 

Update July 29, 2016 at 3:35 p.m.:

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Charges:

Sex Offender Duty to Register

Sexual Assault

Probation Violation Duty to Register

 

Dallas Police Detectives were unsuccessful in tying yesterday’s Sex Assault arrest to any other offenses at this time.

Update July 28, 2016 at 4:45 p.m.:

On July 3, 2016, at about 2:00 p.m., a female victim was sitting at a bus stop downtown when the suspect approached her.  The suspect told the victim to walk with him.  At this time the suspect led her to a stairwell near the 600 block of Houston Street Viaduct.  The suspect suddenly grabbed the victim and sexually assaulted her.  The suspect had a tattoo on his face and tattoos covering both arms and was described as a black male.  The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, green pants, and green tennis shoes.  

A suspect matching this description was found a short time later and brought in to be questioned by detectives. The victim was shown a photo lineup and she could not positively identify the suspect. DNA evidence was collected from the suspect.  The suspect was then released by detectives.

Late in the evening of July 25, 2016 just before midnight, another female victim, who had met the suspect a few days prior at the West End DART Station, saw the suspect and recognized him. The suspect and victim began to talk.

The victim and suspect walked through a parking lot between two buildings in downtown.  As they walked, the suspect grabbed the victim, pulled her into an unlit area and sexually assaulted her. In the morning, the victim fled towards a DART station and called police. DART Police responded and Dallas Police Sex Assault Detectives responded. 

The victim gave a description of a Black male in his 30’s, 5’5”, and added that he had tattoos on his face and she believed she knew his first name.

Given the close proximity in distance and the similar descriptions given, detectives immediately began working to determine whether or not these assaults were committed by the same suspect. 

This morning, detectives from the Dallas Police Sexual Assault team began working with  the Dallas Police Sex offender program detectives and a photo lineup was put together and shown to the victim from the July 25th  sex assault.  The second victim picked out the suspect in a six photo lineup and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

This afternoon members from Dallas Police Southwest Patrol Division, the Sex Offender Apprehension Team and Sex Assault Detectives arrested the suspect.  He will be charged with Sexual Assault F2, on a $150,000 bond, Failure to Comply with Registration Requirement for Sex Offender Registration Program F2, and a Probation Violation for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender F3.     

At this time we will not be releasing the name or the photo of the suspect because detectives need to speak to another victim.   We are asking the press to not release the suspect’s name and picture until we can meet with this victim. 

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On July 26, 2016, at about 12:30 a.m., the female victim was riding a DART train when the suspect, who she knew as “Rodney,” sat next to her.  The victim had become acquainted with the suspect a few days earlier at the DART West End Station.  As they exited the train, the suspect suggested they walk together to get something to eat.  As they were walking in the 700 block of Ross Avenue, the suspect suddenly grabbed the victim and sexually assaulted her.  The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, approximately 5’5” tall, and weighing 160 pounds.  The suspect has tattoos on his face, tattoos covering both arms, and pierced ears.  He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark jeans and light blue athletic shoes. This offense is documented on case number 179287-2016.

On July 3, 2016, at about 2:00 p.m., a female victim was sitting at a bus stop downtown drinking a beer when the suspect approached her.  The suspect told the victim she would be arrested if the police saw her drinking a beer.  The suspect told the victim to walk with him.  The suspect led her to a stairwell near the 600 block of Houston Street Viaduct.  The suspect suddenly grabbed the victim and sexually assaulted her.  The suspect is described as a black male, 35 years old, approximately 5’7” tall, and weighing 160 pounds.  The suspect had a tattoo on his face and tattoos covering both arms.  The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, green pants, and green tennis shoes.  This offense is documented on case number 161257-2016.

Given the close proximity in distance and the similar suspect descriptions, detectives are working to determine whether or not these assaults were committed by the same suspect. Anyone with any information related to these offenses is asked to contact Detective Alan Holmes at 214-671-3637.

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Wanted Suspect in Murder Case

On July 27, 2016, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the victim, Edward Freeman, a 20-year old Black male, was shot and killed in the 1500 block of Peabody Avenue. The suspect, Julius

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Suspect: Julius Ronoyan Wilson

Ronoyan Wilson, a 37-year-old Black male, is wanted for the murder of Mr. Freeman. The suspect fled the location in a black 4-door Saturn vehicle. The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this murder or the whereabouts of the suspect, contact the Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661 or Detective Stewart at (214) 671-3635.

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.

 

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Murder at 9200 Skillman Street

On July 25, 2016, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a shooting in the 9200 block of Skillman Street. Officers discovered the victim, Cassandra Subi, a 19-year-old Black female, had been shot while sitting inside her vehicle in the parking lot of a strip mall.  The victim was transported to an area hospital.  On July 27, 2016, the victim died from her injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to contact the Dallas Police Department (214) 671-3661 or Detective Raley (214) 671-3684.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

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.

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Let’s Talk Dallas Police & Youth Forum

After a successful launch last year, in which 1,000 youth and 200 adults from across the city participated in an open dialogue with police officers, the Dallas Police Department will host its second annual Let’s Talk Police and Youth Forum.  The event will take place on August 11, 2016, at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas’ Arts District. 

The Dallas Police Department will partner with various organizations, including but notIMG_3121 limited to, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, City of Dallas Parks & Rec, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Faith Based Organizations.  The department will engage young people 10-15 years old in a discussion promoting positive interactions between the community and law enforcement. Multiple speakers from law enforcement, professional sports and entertainment will contribute to the discussion.  Breakout sessions will also be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center. 

“It’s critical that we build trust with our young people, and Let’s Talk is helping us to do that,” said Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown about the department’s Let’s Talk program.  “We want to start a conversation at the Winspear on August 11, 2016, that we can continue throughout the year.”

The Dallas Morning News has signed on as a presenting sponsor of Let’s Talk.  This is their second year serving as a presenting sponsor.

IMG_3129 Safer Dallas and Rotary Club of Dallas presented $5,000 to Chief Brown at the Safer Dallas Steering Committee Meeting.  “The Rotary Club of Dallas and Safer Dallas are 100% behind Chief Brown and his commitment to community engagement,” said John Forest of the Rotary Club.  “There is no more important segment of our community than our young people who need to know and trust our city’s great police officers.”  Mr. Forest hopes the donation from Rotary Club of Dallas and Safer Dallas will encourage others to participate.  “We urge every organization and company in Dallas to join us as a Sponsor,” said Forest.

 For more information about Let’s Talk 2016, contact the Dallas Police Department by email at dldpdletstalk@dallascityhall.com or call 214-671-3015. You can register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-lets-talk-dallas-police-and-youth-forum-registration-25036269155

 Event Details

Date:               Thursday, August 11, 2016

Time:               8:00am – 12:00pm

Location:         Winspear Opera House

                        2403 Flora Street

                        Dallas, Texas, 75201

 

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