Homicide on Highland Hills Drive

On February 24, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 5710 Highland Hills Drive.  The victim, Nequacia Jacobs, a Black female 18-years-old, was shot and transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.  A second juvenile victim was also shot and taken to an area hospital with none life-threatening injuries.  The suspect arrived in the pictured white Dodge Charger with tinted windows and white rear spoiler.  The vehicle is believed to be between a 2005 and 2010 model with stock black wheels.  The suspect is described as a black male wearing a dark color hoodie with a distinct logo on the back and writing on the left sleeve.  Anyone with information regarding this murder and the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Isom, #9272, at 214-671-3701 or email at andrea.isom@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to report #039964-2018.

 

 

 

Critical Missing Person – Vincent Ray Jones

Update February 24, 2018, at 12:10 pm:  Critical Missing Person Vincent Ray Jones has been located and is safe.

 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Vincent Ray Jones.  On February 24, 2018, at about 3:15 AM, Mr. Jones was last seen in the 1600 block of John West Road.  He may be carrying a box cutter knife, and may be a danger to himself and in need of medical assistance.

Mr. Jones is described as a Black male 46 years old.  He is approximately 5’6″ and weighs 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  Mr. Jones was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a Dallas Cowboys cap.

If you you have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268 or call 911.

 

Critical Missing: Arthur Lee Simms

Critical Missing Arthur Lee Simms

Update February 23, 2018 at 8:10 P.M.

Critical Missing Person Arthur Lee Simms has been located at the Medical Examiner s office deceased.  Mr. Simms has been in their possession for several days but could not be identified until today.  There does not appear to be any foul play.

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing 60-year-old male.

On February 15, 2018, at about 5:00 p.m., Arthur Lee Simms was last seen in the 6300 block of Teague Drive. Mr. Simms has an amputated leg and is in a purple and black wheelchair. Mr. Simms is a black Male 60 years old. He is 5’5’ and weighs 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Arthur Lee Simms was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and camo pants. Mr. Simms may be confused and in need of medical assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Person Unit at (214) 671-4268.

ARREST MADE: Information Needed In Homicide Investigation – US Postal Employee

Update February 22, 2018 at 6:45 P.M.

As many of you are aware through local news reportings, there has been an arrest made in the shooting death of the U.S. Postal worker, Tony Mosby.  For information relating to that arrest, please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  Many have questioned if the shooting of Mr. Mosby is related to the shooting incident that occurred on February 8, 2018, where an unknown suspect fired upon Dallas officers as they travelled near the same stretch of highway.  Investigators have determined that there is no connection between the two shooting incidents.

Update February 19, 2018 at 9:10 P.M.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) who shot and killed US Postal Service employee Tony Mosby. The murder occurred at 110 DFW Turnpike Freeway between 2:00-2:10 am on February 19, 2018. The employee was driving a U.S. Postal Service-marked 11-ton delivery truck commonly known as a box truck.  No description of the suspect(s) is available.

Update February 19, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

The victim in this offense is identified as Tony Mosby – B/M/ 58

On February 19, 2018, at about 2:20 A.M., Dallas police officers were dispatched to 110 Dallas Fort Worth Turnpike Freeway regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers observed that the driver inside of a United States Postal Service box truck had been shot. It was confirmed that the victim was a United States Postal employee. Homicide detectives and United States Postal Inspectors responded to the scene.

The Dallas Police Department and The United States Postal Inspection Service are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Dallas Police Homicide Detective Walton at 214-671-3632 or 214-701-8453.

On February 8th at about 2:10 a.m., a Marked Dallas Police Squad car was fired upon approximately one mile from this last offense location. At this this point in the investigation there is no evidence linking these two crimes.  Again I urge anyone that may have observed anything or happens to receive information about either of these cases to please contact Detective Walton.

The Dallas Police Department will provide updates if there is any new information obtained.

What You Need to Know About Gas Pump Skimming

Gas Pump Skimming – Detection and Deterrence

Law enforcement agencies across the country are seeing a trend with payment card skimming devices being installed inside gas pumps. Skimmers are designed to covertly steal payment card information from unknowing victims when they purchase fuel at the pump. The stolen information is then used by criminal organizations to create cloned or counterfeit payment cards and withdraw money from ATMs, purchase money orders or pre-paid debit cards, and make retail store purchases. While many victims report the fraud to law enforcement agencies, ensuing investigative efforts are often met with no identifiable suspects. The Dallas Police Department Financial Investigations Unit wants you to identify what a skimmer looks like and know what to do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of skimming.

What does a skimmer look like? 

Figure 1 depicts a typical gas pump door with a skimmer installed (outlined in red). Criminals install skimmers inside the gas pump because customers and gas station employees are not able to detect the device without opening the pump door.

Figure 1. Gas pump skimmer (outlined in red) inside a gas pump machine

A typical skimmer consists of a 2” x 1” x ¾” circuit board covered in black electrical tape, grey duct tape, or most commonly – gray insulation tape that is shrink-wrapped around the circuit board as depicted below in Figure 2. Thin gray printer cables with “quick connect” feeds are used to connect the skimmer circuit board to the gas pump point of sale terminal. 

Prevention Tips

The best and easiest way to avoid becoming the victim of skimming is to pay with cash, but sometimes that is not always an option. When using a credit or debit card to pay at the pump, use the pumps closest to the attendant or clerk. Before you insert your card, visually inspect the fuel pump to see if the security seal on the pump is broken. If the seal is broken, immediately report this to the store attendant. Next, physically check the credit card reader. Tug on it to assure that it is on tightly.

If you are at an ATM, physically check the keyboard. The keyboard may look bigger than normal which is a sign of a fake. Many of these skimmer devices are equipped with blue tooth. Turn on your BLUETOOTH from your cell phone and search for a device. If your phone detects a long string of numbers trying to connect, this is a sign that a skimming device maybe inside the fuel pump or ATM. There is even an application for Android cell phones called HC-05 that can assist in detecting skimmers. If you locate a skimmer device, please call 9-1-1 and immediately report it to police. Finally, be sure you have set fraud alerts with your bank so you receive notifications that will alert you to any fraudulent activity. 

 

Officer of The Year- Sgt. Robert Proctor

Sergeant Robert Proctor, #6825, has been a valued member of the Dallas Police Department since September 1991.  Over the course of his 26-year career, Sergeant Proctor has received 63 commendations for outstanding job performance from supervisors, citizens and fellow officers and repeated dedication to the citizens of Dallas.  He has served as a Gang Unit Sergeant, Youth Action Center (YAC) liaison officer for Dallas Independent School District, worked in the Southwest Patrol Division, and is currently a Sergeant in the Communications Center at Dallas City Hall.

Known as a great communicator with an infectious laugh, Sergeant Proctor has distinguished himself as an innovative and caring officer, as well as a strong leader.  He has been commended for actions both large and small, from arresting suspects in gang-related shootings, attacks, robberies and drug busts, to jump-starting vehicles for citizens in need of assistance.  In February of 2013, Sergeant Proctor received a commendation for his participation in the overall reduction of crime for the city by 10.7 percent.

 

Sergeant Proctor holds a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), where he was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and a two-time NCAA (Division I) All American in the 1600-meter relay and the Distance Medley.

He has also participated in the National Police Olympics, earning the Defensive Most Valuable Player of that tournament, and was on the Dallas Police Department’s team that won the Flag Football National Championship in Las Vegas at the Annual Guns and Hoses Tournament in 2004.

Sergeant Proctor is active in the Santa Cops program and the Cops and Kids training card program. He has been an active and faithful member of the Inspiring Body Christ Church in Oak Cliff for nearly 20 years.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with this 14-year-old daughter Synthia and mentoring youth from the community.

Congratulations, Sergeant Robert Proctor on your outstanding job performance.

 

Feds Indicted Nine for Robberies

A federal grand jury returned an indictment last week charging nine Houston residents with offenses related to eight violent robberies in North Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, the nine-count indictment, unsealed yesterday afternoon, charges, Jarvis Broussard, aka “Koppo,” 29; Trey Nathaniel Dickerson, 25; Christian Demond Gilbert, aka “Go Getta,” 28; Randy Lamark Hammond, 23; John Christopher Jones, aka “2tall,” 27; Brandon Chermaine Mallet, aka “Wookie,” 31; Chrisheena Ladale Milburn, aka “Beanz,” 27; Fernando Rafael Taylor, 29; and Jonathan Walker, aka “Johnathan Walker,” 31, with one count each of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and at least one additional count of interference with commerce by robbery.

The defendants were arrested today and will remain in custody pending their initial appearances.

The indictment arises out of a series of “jugging” offenses in the Dallas area. “Jugging” is a term informally used to refer to crimes that involve surveilling banks for potential targets suspected of having significant sums of cash and following the targeted victims to other locations where they are robbed. The indictment alleges that, on February 4, 2016 and continuing until at least July 22, 2017, the defendants conspired together to commit several robberies to obtain U.S. currency. The defendants discussed and planned the surveillance and selection of individuals for robbery; the acquisition of property for use in committing robbery; the timing and means of transportation to commit robbery; the roles of participants during the preparation for and commission of robbery; the division of proceeds obtained from robbery; and plans to avoid detection and apprehension by law enforcement.

A federal indictment is an accusation by a grand jury. A defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty. If convicted, however, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI, with assistance from the Dallas, Garland, Irving, and Richardson Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian McKay and Sid Mody are in charge of the prosecution.

Critical Missing: Eric Salas

Critical Missing Person Eric Salas

Updated February 20, 2018:

Eric Salas has been located and is safe.

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistant to help locate a critical missing male.

Eric Salas was last seen on February 18, 2018, at about 1:31 a.m., in the 13000 block of Willow Bend Road.

Critical Missing: Eric Salas

Critical Missing: Eric Salas

Eric Salas is a Hispanic male 32 years old. Mr. Salas is 5’8’, weighs 141 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Salas was last seen wearing a white tank top, and blue jeans. Eric Salas may be a danger to himself and in need of medical assistance.

If anyone has any information regarding Eric Salas call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Information Needed In Homicide Investigation- US Postal Employee

 

Update February 19, 2018 at 9:10 P.M.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) who shot and killed US Postal Service employee Tony Mosby. The murder occurred at 110 DFW Turnpike Freeway between 2:00-2:10 am on February 19, 2018. The employee was driving a U.S. Postal Service-marked 11-ton delivery truck commonly known as a box truck.  No description of the suspect(s) is available.

Update February 19, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

The victim in this offense is identified as Tony Mosby – B/M/58

On February 19, 2018, at about 2:20 A.M., Dallas police officers were dispatched to 110 Dallas Fort Worth Turnpike Freeway regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers observed that the driver inside of a United States Postal Service box truck had been shot. It was confirmed that the victim was a United States Postal employee. Homicide detectives and United States Postal Inspectors responded to the scene.

The Dallas Police Department and The United States Postal Inspection Service are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Walton at 214-671-3632 or 214-701-8453.

On February 8th at about 2:10 a.m., a Marked Dallas Police Squad car was fired upon approximately one mile from this last offense location. At this this point in the investigation there is no evidence linking these two crimes.  Again I urge anyone that may have observed anything or happens to receive information about either of these cases to please contact Detective Walton.

The Dallas Police Department will provide updates if there is any new information obtained.

 

 

Critical Missing: Clint Morgan

Critical Missing Person Clint Morgan

Update February 19, 2018 at 11:50 a.m. –  Critical Missing Clint Morgan has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing male.

On February 18, 2018, at about 11:20 p.m., Clint Morgan was last seen in the 7700 block of McCallum Boulevard carrying a black backpack and a kitchen knife. Mr. Morgan is a White male 27 years old. He is 5’9”, weighs 160 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black pants, and a black jacket. Mr. Morgan may be a danger to himself and in need of medical assistance.

Anyone with information about Clint Morgan, or his location is asked to call 9-1-1 or The Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268