Police and Fire Personnel Deliver Meals and Public Safety

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On December 14, 2017, the Dallas Police and Fire Department’s personnel collaborated with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) to help deliver Meals on Wheels this holiday season. The Dallas Police and Dallas Fire Rescue are not strangers when it comes to volunteering with the VNA, but this is the first year that both departments joined together at the same time to deliver Meals on Wheels. 

Dallas Police and Dallas Fire employees participated in the fourth  City-Wide Day of Caring by delivering  meals to VNA Meals on Wheels clients. For every route delivered by volunteers, VNA Meals on Wheels saves enough money to feed another hungry senior for a week. Today’s event delivered over 2,100 meals. In addition, safety materials were given to all clients and fire detector checks were provided. Among the volunteers were Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall, Dallas Fire Chief David Coatney and VNA President and CEO Katherine Krause. 

The VNA is a nonprofit organization, established in 1934 to help the elderly community in the comfort of their home. This caring organization provides services, knowledge, support, and necessary referrals to help thousands of North Texans. During the cold and busy holiday season, the VNA delivers hot freshly prepared meals to over 4,000 Dallas County residents in a program they call Meals on Wheels. Without the VNA and Meals on Wheels, these individuals would go hungry by themselves during the season where they should be surrounded by the warmth, love, and generosity of friends and family.     

Aggravated Assault Suspect

 

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at approximately 1:20 p.m., at 1004 West Camp Wisdom Rd (cross street of S Polk St), Dallas, TX 75232, an unknown suspect fired one (1) shot at the complainant, striking the victim’s vehicle. The suspect is a Black male, in his 20’s, 5’06”, 150 lbs., and was wearing a red/white baseball cap. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in this case. If you have any additional information or possibly came into contact with the suspect, please contact Detective B. Billings #7626, (214) 671-3083 at the Dallas Police Department Assaults Unit.

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.

 

Grindr App Arrest

On December 12, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., four victims were lured to a vacant apartment in the 8000 block of Chariot Street and were robbed and beaten. All four victims had used the dating app “Grindr” to communicate with the suspects. Dallas police officers took a 17 year old Latin male into custody after it was discovered he was involved with committing these offenses. The Latin male is currently charged with four counts of Aggravated Robbery and is being held in the Dallas County Jail.

Since December 7, 2017, there have been three other robberies in the same area where victims were lured to the location after responding to posts on the “Grindr” dating app. Below are the dates and locations:

December 7, 2017, ​8000​ Rothington Road ​277622-2017 ​ 1:10 AM
December 7, 2017, ​8000 ​Chariot Drive ​278372-2017​10:30 PM
December 8, 2017, ​8000 ​Chariot Drive ​278417-20117​01:00 AM

These investigations are ongoing and it’s undetermined if the suspect arrested today is also responsible for these other offenses. There are also 3-5 Black males who were involved in today’s offense and possibly other offenses that remain at large.

Please consider these tips when meeting someone using a dating app:

• When meeting in surrounding cities that may be unfamiliar to you, always research a safe meeting location and familiarize yourself with the area
• Always meet in a well-lit, public place
• Never go alone
• Always meet during the day
• Keep your cell phone close and be ready to call 911 at the first sign of trouble
• Never give out personal or financial information
• Let someone know where you’ll be and who you are meeting
• Leave if you feel uncomfortable

The Dallas Police Department’s Robbery Unit is requesting cooperation from the media by not releasing a photograph of the arrested person at this time. Dallas Police Robbery Detectives are currently working on other cases that could be compromised if the identity of the arrested person is revealed.

Anyone with information on these offenses, is asked to call Detective Jason Jarc at (214) 671-3464. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

Community Awareness Bulletin

 

Updated: December 12,2017 @ 3:10 p.m: 

The Dallas Police Department still needs the public’s assistance in identifying an assault suspect.  The suspect in the offense is wearing a white tank top, possibly compression pants with shorts over them, and Christmas socks.  He has a jacket over his shoulder and is carrying a pair of white shoes.  This video was taken in the Dollar Tree store at Ledbetter Drive and Interstate 35E.  If anyone knows the identity of this individual, please call Detective A. Lopez at 214-671-3683.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

 

Update as of 12/7/2017 @ 5:30 p.m.:

The suspect in the offense is wearing a white tank top, dark pants, and Christmas socks.  He has a dark jacket over his shoulder and is carrying a pair of white shoes.  This photograph was taken in the Dollar Tree store at Ledbetter Drive and Interstate 35E.  If anyone knows the identity of this individual, please call Detective A. Lopez at 214-671-3683.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

 

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an assault suspect.

On November 30, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a female walking into her garage was assaulted by an unknown male.  The male was seen pushing a shopping cart down the street prior to the offense.  The male suspect is described as being in his teens, approximately 5’5” and average build. The male fled Southbound on foot from the 500 block of W. Five Mile Parkway, Dallas, Texas.

Persons with information are asked to call Detective A. Lopez #7493 at 214-671-3683. Citizens are being asked to be on alert for any persons within the vicinity of this reported offense that match the description or suspicious.

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.

Right Place at the Right Time – Dallas SWAT Doc Helps Save Fallen Marathon Runner

Lieutenant Alex Eastman drove to work on Sunday in his Dallas Police Tahoe prepared to keep the runners and crowd safe at the BMW Dallas Marathon. Wearing his heavy vest, BDU uniform, and gun strapped to his thigh, he looked like a typical Dallas SWAT officer, but luckily for one man, he was not.

Lieutenant Eastman has been a reserve officer on the Dallas Police Department for nearly 14 years and also happens to be a medical doctor. 

Credit: D Magazine

During the marathon on Sunday, Lieutenant Eastman was working in a police capacity to provide security for the marathon. He heard another officer call on the police radio asking for an ambulance for one of the runners who was having a heart attack. Lieutenant Eastman was only blocks away and pulled up to the scene where several people were providing CPR to the fallen runner. 

Eastman said he knew the man was dead when he approached, but with the use of an AED the man was revived. Dr. Eastman said, “In my 16 years as a doctor, I have never seen anyone come back like that.” A short time later, the man was up and talking, “He was incredibly grateful and thankful to have a second chance at life,” Eastman said.

Dr. Eastman has made multiple visits to the hospital to check on the recovering runner. “I was going out to work that day on the SWAT team and I ended up helping save someone. I guess I was just at the right place at the right time.”

Welcome Basket Drive

The City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions set off this holiday season with a challenge. A city-wide email was sent requesting “Welcome Baskets”.  They challenged every departmental unit to come together and collect at least 30 completed baskets.

The “Welcome Basket” idea was created to help families or individuals who were once homeless move into their new homes with some much needed essential items. These baskets would be their starter kit that provided the essential items needed to keep their home clean along with a few toiletries.

The police department’s team  “Guardians in Blue”, consisting of officers and community members, came together and were able to collect a total of 42 completed baskets! Another 21 baskets were gathered with just a few missing items from the requested list. The large amounts of toothpaste, toothbrushes, sponges, bar soaps, dish washing liquid, toilet paper, and paper towels were amazing.

The department would like to thank everyone who generously participated in this worthy cause.  From the police employees and community members who donated items, to the substations who received and organized items, and the individuals who spent multiple hours preparing individual baskets. It was a collective effort that made this a very successful campaign to help those in our community that may be less fortunate.  Tis the season…Happy Holiday!!! 

 

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Critical Missing Person – Rodrigo Rodriguez

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing, Rodrigo Rodriguez.  Rodrigo was last seen On December 5, 2017, at about 6:00 a.m., leaving his home in the 600 block of Wildrose Drive.  Mr. Rodriguez made threats to harm himself and may be a danger to himself and others.

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Rodrigo Rodriguez is described as a 22-year-old Latin male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’07” tall and weighs 170 pounds.  Mr. Rodriguez was last seen wearing a black/white striped soccer shirt and yellow soccer shoes.

If anyone knows the location of Rodriguez Rodrigo, they are asked to please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Person Unit at 204-671-4268.

 

Critical Missing Person – Lynn Lassabe Williams

Update:

Lynn Williams has been found.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing, Lynn Lassabe Williams.  Lynn was last seen on December 8, 2017, at about 7:00 p.m., in the 13660 block of CF Hawn Freeway driving a 2002 Black Ford F-150 Texas Tag: HRJ6987.  Ms. Williams made threats to harm herself and should be considered a danger to herself.

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Lynn Williams is described as a 53-year-old White female with brown hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’10” tall and weighs 200 pounds. Ms. Williams’s clothing description is unknown.

If anyone knows the location of Lynn Williams, they are asked to please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 204-671-4268.

Critical Missing Child – Lynn Darty

Update:

Lynn Darty has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing child, Lynn Darty.  Lynn was last seen on December 8, 2017, at about 4:00 p.m., in the 2700 block of North Buckner Boulevard at Walmart. Lynn is lost in the area and in need of assistance.  He is believed to be on foot.

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Lynn Darty is described as a 8-year-old Black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 4’0” tall and weighs 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a picture of Hulk & Spiderman on the shirt and a pair of gray pants.

If anyone knows the location of Lynn Darty, they are asked to please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 204-671-4268.

Assault Detectives Ask For Public’s Assistance

On December 7, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a female was entering her apartment in the 3200 block of Scotch Creek Rd, when an unidentified male followed her inside her apartment and assaulted her. The male, described as possibly a Latin Male, having dark hair approximately 5’9”, weighing 220 pounds, and in his late 20’s. After the assault, the suspect then fled on foot. Citizens are being asked to be alert for any persons within the vicinity of this reported offense that match this description and appear to be suspicious.

Crimes Against Persons Detectives would like to speak with anyone who were in the area that evening who may have observed the possible suspect, or who may have any information that could possibly be related to this offense. Please contact Detective Anderson at 214-671-3616 with any information regarding Case #278376-2017.

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crime. If you have information about this crime, please call 214-373-TIPS.

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