Critical Missing Person – Regina Hightower

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person, Regina Elizabeth Hightower.

Regina Hightower was last seen on November 6, 2019 at about 12:30 a.m., in the 3300 block of Southern Oaks Boulevard. Regina is described as a 31-year-old, Black female with a black curly wig shoulder length with red highlights, and brown eyes.  She is 5’4” tall and weighs 228 pounds. Ms. Hightower was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. She may be a danger to herself and others.

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

Good Apps and Websites Parents Should Know About

Last week, we gave parents a list of potentially harmful apps that they should watch out for on their children’s smart devices. This week, the Dallas Police Department would like to continue its efforts in providing tips on social media apps and websites that are beneficial for parents monitoring their children’s social media activities.  Not only do these websites and apps help with monitoring social media, but they can also assist in locating your child. There is even an app that will give parents driving reports of their licensed teen drivers. Below are a few apps and websites that will help parents in doing just that. 

  • The Circle: Smart Family Control Device: This website connects to the family wi-fi and allows parents to tailor age-appropriate content for everyone in the home. It also controls the time kids spend on their devices.
  • Bark: This app is designed to monitor the texts and messages kids write and to detect words associated with bullying, sexting, signs of depression, or suicide; if these words are detected, a warning text is sent to the parent’s phone.
  • Life360: This app allows parents to keep track of family members. It enables “geofencing” to alert when their child crosses certain predetermined boundaries and also encourages safe teen driving with periodic driving reports.
  • Smartsocial.com: This website provides a wealth of information to parents about social media such as how kids use or misuse social media and how to recognize good or dangerous apps.
  • FaceUp-Let’s Help: This app allows students to pair up with an adult at school that they feel they can trust. It also allows kids to quickly and anonymously report criminal behavior.
  • Footprint Friday: This is a website parents can join at smartsocial.com. It sends parents an email alerting them of the ways their child appeared in social media from the previous week.
  • www.crisischat.org: This is a national suicide prevention website that offers online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. It specializes in helping adolescents with a wide variety of emotional problems.
  • Parental Control & Kid Tracker: This app allows parents to manage their children’s screen time, track their child, and control which apps they have access to.
  • www.mymobilewatchdog.com: This is a website parents can use to monitor every text, photo, and email their child sends and receives. Parents can block access to certain sites and can use it to geolocate their child’s physical location.

The department can not stress enough the importance of teaching kids to be good social media friends and to encourage their peers to do the same. Encourage your kids to make wise choices, never bully, and never be bullied. 

 

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Possible Murder / Suicide on Accent Drive

On November 11, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Dallas Police responded to an apartment at 3900 Accent Drive in regards to a health and welfare check. Dallas Fire and Rescue made forced entry into the apartment and located the victim, Layla McDaniel, a 38-year-old white female, and the suspect, Gary Geter, a 38-year-old black male, both deceased from gunshot wounds. The two had previously been involved in an intimate dating relationship. The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect fatally shot the victim and then himself. This incident is documented on Case Number 228106-2019.

Critical Missing Person – Regina Hightower

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Regina Elizabeth Hightower.  Ms. Hightower was last seen on November 6, 2019, at about 12:30 a.m., on foot in the 3300 block of Southern Oaks Boulevard.  She may be a danger to herself or others.

Ms. Hightower is described as a 31-year-old Black female, 5’4” in height and weighing approximately 228 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a black curly shoulder length wig with red highlights, dark colored shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

If anyone knows Ms. Hightower whereabouts, you are asked to call the police department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.

Homicide Investigation – 6011 Old Ox Road

Update: November 11, 2019

The Dallas County Medical Examiner positively identified the victim of the murder at 6011 Old Ox Road as Mikel Phillips, a 15-year-old black male.

Original Post: November 9, 2019

On November 9, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., a passerby called 911 to report that a young male was lying in the paved area of the schoolyard at 6011 Old Ox Road, the R L Thornton Elementary School. Dallas Police responded and located the young male and Dallas Fire and Rescue pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The victim appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. Residents in the area reported hearing gunfire at around 8:00 p.m. the night prior. The victim has been tentatively identified as a 15-year-old black male. His identity is not being released at this time, pending confirmation with the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective Heathcote with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4310, or nathan.heathcote@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #226508-2019.

Dallas Law Enforcement Basketball Members Give Back

On Friday, November 1, 2019, members of the Dallas Police Department, Memphis Police, New York Police, Washington, D.C. Police, and Virginia Police came together to give back to the community. Students from Trinity Heights Talented and Gifted School received free Nike tennis shoes.

Each year a different school is chosen to receive this generous donation.  Organizations who helped with the event included: Barbershop Talk, Gettin Faded With 12, Twin Soup Foundation, and Real Time Hope. These groups worked together to not only provide children with shoes in their various cities, but also travel to help children in the Dominican Republic.

We would like to say thank you to this group for working together and for their dedication to their respective communities!

 

 

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Critical Missing Larry Asbury - 82 Years Old

Silver Alert: Help Us Locate Critical Missing Larry Asbury – 82 Years Old

Update November 7, 2019, at 6:54 p.m.

Mr. Asbury was located safe and unharmed at a Starbucks in Allen.

Help us locate critical missing Larry Asbury – 82 years old

Updated Post: November 07, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

This is now classified as a Silver Alert.

Original Post:

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

Critical Missing Larry Asbury - 82 Years Old

Critical Missing Larry Asbury – 82 Years Old

On November 6, 2019, at about 4:10 p..m, Larry Asbury was last seen at the intersection of 6800 Churchill Way and 12300 Hillcrest Road driving his white 2018 Lexus NX SUV,  Texas license plate KJS7287.  Larry Asbury is a White male, 82 years old, he is 5’8′ weighs 130 pounds, with black hair and blue eyes. He was last wearing a blue sweatshirt, dark jeans and black shoes. Mr. Asbury may be confused and in need of assistance.

If you locate Larry Asbury please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.

 

Statement From The Dallas Police Department Concerning Diamond S. Ross

Update: 

This post was updated on November 7, 2019 at 4:24 p.m. with additional video of Ms. Ross’ transport to the City Detention Center. The names of the arresting officers have also been added.

The involved arresting officers are:
1- Police Senior Corporal Larry Moody, #9291 – joined the department 11/2007
IAD allegations – Improper Transport and Failed to Provide Medical Treatment
Discipline action taken – Written Reprimand

2- Police Trainee Officer William Ortega, #11359 – joined the department 7/2017. IAD allegations – Improper Transport. Officer Ortega resigned from the department 8/2019 while he was under an Internal Affairs investigation.

Part 4 – Dash Cam 2 Footage

Original Post:

There have been multiple inquiries into the death of 34-year-old Diamond S. Ross. Ms. Ross passed away on August 19, 2018, due to an accidental drug overdose. The department’s sympathy is with the family over the loss of their loved one. It is never easy to lose someone unexpectedly.

In an effort to be transparent, DPD is releasing video of Ms. Ross while in police custody on August 18, 2018. The family has been notified. The video is disturbing. The case was investigated by the Special Investigations Unit because Ms. Ross was in police custody at the time of her medical emergency. The case was submitted to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office for review. The DA’s Office, after reviewing all evidence, declined to pursue any criminal charges due to Ms. Ross’s death being ruled an accident by the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

The Dallas Police Department conducted an Internal Affairs investigation and concluded that the arresting officer failed to secure a prisoner with a seat belt during transport and failed to obtain medical treatment for a prisoner when it became apparent that the individual was unresponsive. To that end, the arresting officer in this case was disciplined for his behavior during this incident.

The Dallas Police Department is committed to ensuring excellence during its delivery of service by holding members of our department accountable.

The related case number is 182527-2018.

 

Part 1 – Body Cam Footage

 

Part 2 – Dash Cam Footage

 

Part 3 – Detention Center Footage

 

 

Critical Missing Person – Ignacia Garcia

Update November 7, 2019, at 2:42 p.m.

During the investigation, information was obtained to indicate the Comp is not in danger and is considered an Active Runaway at this time. 

Original Post

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 13-year-old, Critical Missing Person, Ignacia Garcia.

Ignacia Garcia was last seen on November 2, 2019 at about 8:00 p.m., in the 10500 block of Dawn Drive.  Ignacia is described as a 13-year-old, White female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’5” tall and weighs 130 pounds. Ms. Garcia was last seen wearing a black spaghetti strap shirt and shorts. Ms. Garcia may be in need of assistance.

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

Critical Missing Person: Alexander Brien Carland

Alexander Carland

Updated Post: November 06, 2019

Alexander Brien Carland has been located. 

Original Post: November 06, 2019

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Alexander Brien Carland. 

On November 06, 2019 at about 7:20 a.m., Mr. Carland was last known to be around 9500 Forest Lane, last seen wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans. Mr. Carland is described as a W/M/33, 5’08” tall, 200 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Mr. Carland may be driving an unknown vehicle and may be a danger to himself and others.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.