Public Service Announcement- Dating Apps

Criminals have been using dating apps to target victims in Dallas and other cities.

During the month of December 2017, seven victims were robbed and assaulted in Dallas, TX. The victims were lured to a location through the use of the dating app “Grindr”. The Dallas Police Department would like you to consider these tips if using a dating app to meet someone:

• 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 and call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Critical Missing Person: Yanavi Jones

7C1C2C8B-59BF-43D5-8793-2C83D436C2A9

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Yanavi Jones.

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Yanavi Jones a B/F/15, 5’03”, weighs 170 lbs​​​, with red hair and brown eyes​ left on foot to an unknown location. Ms. Jones was last seen wearing black and white tights, brown shirt, black boots, and bright red hair near the 2400 block of Lanark Ave, Dallas, TX. There is reason to believe that Ms. Jones may pose a danger to herself.

If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268

Update: Critical Missing Person – Jacqueline Hughes

Updated January 17,2018

As a result of the on-going investigation into the disappearance and murder of Ms. Jacqueline Hughes, detectives have identified Brandon Charles Sampson B/M/31 as a suspect and have obtained an arrest warrant for the offense of Murder.  Please review the attached bulletin. 

 

Anyone with information as to Brandon Sampson’s whereabouts or additional information regarding this case, is asked to call Detective Chaney at 214.283.4804, 9-1-1 or their local police department immediately. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at (214)373-TIPS, 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 felony offense and other felony offenses.

Updated January 10, 2018

On January 1, 2018 about 9:20pm, the reporting person went to the South Central Patrol station and reported her adult daughter, Ms. Jacqueline Hughes had not been seen since Christmas Day and this was unusual. Officers completed a “Want to Locate” report regarding the victim’s disappearance. The case was assigned to a Missing Persons detective who began to reach out to the reporting person to follow up on the initial report. On January 4th, officers conducted a health and welfare check at a house in the 3800 block of Castle Hills Drive at the request of the reporting person, but the house appeared vacant and there was no answer at the door.

A few hours after the welfare check, a shooting occurred at the same residence in the 3800 block of Castle Hills. The victim’s brother, Clifton Hughes, and other family members confronted the victim’s boyfriend regarding her whereabouts. During that confrontation, Clifton Hughes shot an individual inside the residence who suffered non-life threatening injuries. Officers and crime scene personnel searched the house, but found no obvious evidence of Jacqueline Hughes. Clifton Hughes was subsequently arrested on January 9th for the Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon offense. This arrest is documented on case #2080-2018. 

On January 8, 2018, the reporting person came to headquarters and provided additional information to detectives that indicated her daughter Jacqueline was in imminent danger. Based on that information provided by the reporting person, officers upgraded Jacqueline Hughes’ status from a “Want to Locate” to an “Endangered Person.” This change includes issuing bulletins, national teletypes and notifications to surrounding agencies.

On January 9, 2018, officers obtained a search warrant for the entire premises of the residence in the 3800 block of Castle Hills Drive. During the search, officers found the body of a deceased female who was later identified as Jacqueline Hughes. She died as the result of homicidal violence. 

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact case Detective Derick Chaney at 214-671-3650 or email at derick.chaney@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

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.

Original Post

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Jacqueline Hughes. Ms. Hughes was reported missing on January 1, 2018 after her family had not heard from her since December 25, 2017. Detectives received information on January 8, 2018 that leads them to believe Ms. Hughes is in danger. She is described as a 34-year-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’03” tall and weighs about 160 pounds. This incident is documented on case number 000500-2018.

If anyone has any information about the location of Jacqueline Hughes they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268. 

Jacqueline Hughes B/F/34
000500-2018

Critical Missing Person- David Hanson

Updated Post:

David Hanson has been located.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. David Hanson. 

On January 16, 2018, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Mr. David Hanson was last seen in the 4800 block of Paloduro Lane leaving on foot. David is a 57 year-old White male, standing at 5’07” and weighs 200 lbs., he has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue skull cap, a blue jean jacket and gray pants. David suffers from dementia and may be in need of assistance.

If you see Mr. David please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.

Auto Theft Prevention

Capture 4

Prevent Auto Theft and Burglary!!!

As the holiday season ends and cold weather sets in the Dallas Police Auto Theft Unit and ABTPA wants to remind everyone to protect your property, lock your vehicle and tailgate to prevent theft and burglaries and to NEVER LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED WHILE RUNNING.  

The Auto Burglary Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) and the Dallas Police Department recommends the following tips to prevent citizens from becoming victims of auto theft and break-ins.

  • Never leave your vehicle unattended with keys in the ignition
  • Lock your doors and keep the windows closed, even when parked in front of your home
  • Do Not Leave Extra Keys in the Vehicle.
  • Park in busy and well-lit areas
  • Do not leave valuables (GPS, GPS holder, cell phone, iPads, etc.) in view
  • Equip your vehicle with an alarm or other anti-theft devices
  • Never leave your vehicle registration or other personal documents in your vehicle
  • LOCK YOUR TAILGATE…

Following these safety tips should help prevent you from becoming a victim of auto theft and/or break-ins.  But if you do become a victim of auto theft, report it immediately. Provide local authorities with the make/model/license plate and vehicle ID number (VIN). A good idea is to keep a photo of your vehicle with the license plate number on your smartphone so that you can show officers. This will help get your vehicle information into the National Database faster.

Dallas Police Department 2017 Uniform Crime Report

The Dallas Police Department has reported the 2017 year-end crime statistics to the FBI for the Uniform Crime Report. The department is pleased to announce that Dallas ended 2017 with an overall crime reduction of -3.60%. This is the lowest per capita crime rate since 1964. Also, in 2017 the total number of offenses reported was 53,001, making it the lowest number of total offenses in Dallas since 1968.

Property crimes were down -5.10% compared to last year. However, burglary, theft, and auto theft (property crimes) accounted for 80.5% of overall crime. We want to remind everyone to lock, take, and hide your valuables. If you can’t take them with you, at least lock the items in your glove compartment or your trunk. Leave nothing in “plain sight” that might make your vehicle worth “investigating” by a thief.

  • Try to park in busy, well-lit areas
  • Lock ALL your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time
  • Set any alarm or anti-theft device
  • Don’t hesitate to call DPD to report ANY suspicious activities, persons or vehicles.

In 2017, homicides were down -4.1% and robberies were down -4.9%, however, there was a slight increase in overall violent crime 2.9% compared to last  year. Remember, if you see something, say something. Please do not walk alone, stay in groups, and park in well-lit areas. Always be aware of your surroundings. Keeping yourself safe means being aware of your surroundings at all times. If you see any suspicious persons or activity, please call 9-1-1. 

 

Community Awareness Bulletin: Home Invasion Sexual Assault

orange

On January 12, 2018 at about 6:00 p.m., a female victim reported she was sexually assaulted in her residence located at the 6200 block of Melody Lane in Northeast Dallas. At around 5:00 a.m., the suspect entered her home through unknown means and sexually assaulted her while threatening her with a knife for an extended period of time.  The suspect remained in the victim’s residence and held her there. 

Immediately after the offense, patrol officers were provided with a detailed description of the suspect, to include reddish-orange hair color, tattoos and the type of weapon used.

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, officers canvased local businesses for video evidence. Less than a mile from the offense location, patrol officers found video of a person fitting the suspect description who was previously involved in a disturbance at that business. The person involved in the disturbance was identified as Dewayne Turner B/M/32.

On January 15, 2018, patrol officers found Turner walking in the 6100 block of Ridgecrest and detained him.  During a pat down search of Turner, officers located a pocket knife in his pants pocket which matched the description of the weapon used in this offense. The tattoos and other marks on the suspect matched the complainant’s description.  Detective Haecker obtained an arrest warrant for Turner and he has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault. 

He is in jail with a $50,000 bond.  Turner has a prior arrest for Theft and Failure to Identify.  Turner’s full criminal history is not available at the time of this report, so it is not known whether he has other convictions in any other jurisdictions. The suspect’s DNA profile has been submitted for comparison to other sexual assault cases.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of sexual assault by a suspect fitting Turner’s description is asked to come forward and contact Detective Haecker at 214-671-3584.

CRIME STOPPERS 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.

 

Critical Missing Person: Laurel Cox

Laurel Cox

Update:

Mr. Cox has been located and is safe.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Laurel Cox. 

On January 16, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Mr. Cox is described as a white male, 86 years old, 6’00” tall, weighing 200 lbs, with gray hair and blue eyes, last seen in the 6200 Prestondell Drive leaving in a white 2010 Nissan Altima Texas license plate BW7V667. Mr. Cox last seen wearing denim long sleeve shirt, navy blue vest, khaki pants and may be lost and confused.

If you see this person please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.

Homicide on Webb Chapel Ext.

On January 15, 2018, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Dallas police were called to 3320 Webb Chapel Ext. regarding the shooting of an unidentified Black male in the rear parking lot.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense or the identity of the victim is encouraged to contact Detective White at 214-283-4825 or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #011034-2018.

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.

Homicide at 6400 Military Parkway

On January 14, 2018, at approximately 6:36 p.m., Dallas Police responded to the 6400 block of Military Parkway regarding a shooting.  The victim, Alberto Macedo, a 28-year-old Latin male, was shot and crashed his black Chevrolet Corvette near the intersection of Fair Vista Drive and Military Parkway.  He died as a result of his injuries.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective David at 214-671-3627 or steven.david@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to case number 10291-2018.

Victim: Alberto Macedo L/M/28