Critical Missing Person John Preston Briley

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person John Preston Briley.

John Briley was last seen on January 18, 2019 at around 7:30 A.M., in the 5200 block of Goodwin Ave. Mr. Briley is described at a white male, 18 years old, weighs 150 pounds, 6’02” tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. Briley was last seen wearing a black jacket, a multi-colored poncho, khaki pants, brown shoes and may be a danger to himself.

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

Dallas Police Reserves Battalion Honor Members for Years of Service

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On January 17, 2019, the Dallas Police Reserve Battalion held its first meeting of the year at the Donald A. Stafford Conference Room located in the Jack Evans Police Headquarters.

Chief Hall started the evening by presenting service pin awards for the various years of service to members of the Reserves. The top honor of the night went to Ronald Pettie with 50 years of service to the citizens of Dallas. Also during the evening, the Dallas Police Reserves honored Texas House of Representatives Yvonne Davis with a Citizens Certificate of Merit for her performance of civic responsibilities and for assisting the Reserves.

On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we congratulate all our honorees for their dedication and commitment to service.

Service Pin Recipients:

Randy Alexander, Arthur Busby, Guadalupe Cardona, Alexander Eastman, Steven Eisenberg 

Michael Freeman, Kevin Navarro, Michael Norton, Ronald Pettie, Jerry Rhodes, Dwaine Sides

Crista Walker, Edward Weaver, Todd Weaver, Keith Wenzel, Alex Garcia, Hudson Hartson, 

Edwin Jones, Edward Kaplonski, Christopher Lamendola, Sally Lannom, Faroukh Mehkri

and Jeffery Metzger

Do You Know These Suspects?

On January 11, 2019 at approximately 5:50 a.m., two suspects entered the computer business area in an apartment complex located in the 1000 block of W. Davis and stole a computer . The suspects did not have permission to enter the building or take the property.

The first suspect is described as a black female, 20-25 years old, 5’06” tall, 180 pounds, wearing black leggings, a black t-shirt with a white design, and a gray and blue jean jacket.

The second suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 6’02” tall, 210 pounds, wearing khaki pants, gray zip up jacket, and a black ball cap.

If anyone has any information regarding this case or the identity of the suspects please contact Detective Jamison Bone, #10336, at 214-671-0635 or and reference case #007173-2019.

Critical Missing Meosha Willis

Help Us Locate Critical Missing Person Meosha Willis

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing female.

On January 18, 2019, at about 4:00 a.m., Meosha Willis was last seen walking away from Baylor Hospital located at 3500 Gaston Avenue.  Ms. Willis is a Black female 25 years old, 5’7’’ weighs 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a brown, heavy-duty jacket, black tights, and pink sneakers. Ms. Willis may be a danger to herself.

If anyone has information regarding Meosha Willis please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268. 


2018 Champion of Freedom Award Ceremony

On January 17, 2019, the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NTCAHT) hosted an award ceremony.  At the ceremony, Chief Hall and detectives from the High-Risk Victims Squad accepted the 2018 Champion of Freedom Award that was presented by the NTCAHT.   

The detectives of the High-Risk Victims Squad were assigned over 124 human trafficking cases.  They have cleared 57 of those cases and made over 19 felony arrest.  More importantly, the squad has recovered 63 high risk victims.

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Thank you, High-Risk Victims Squad, for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Human Trafficking.  Victims who voices were once silent can now be heard, because of your hard work and dedication.

January Officer of the Month – Officer Michael Bono, #10351

On January 16, 2019, Police Officer Michael Bono, #1035, was awarded January’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A luncheon ceremony was held in his honor at Methodist Hospital at the Weiss Auditorium.

Officer Michael Bono is a 6-year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Central Business District.  His supervisor, Sergeant Amy Ginger, nominated Officer Bono for this award mainly in part for his outstanding work performance, to include the hundreds of arrests made and the large amounts of narcotics seized.

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Sergeant Amy Ginger stated, “Officer Bono’s intelligence and knowledge has led to the clearance of multiple violent and/or gang related offenses.  In the last two and half months, Officer Bono has personally made arrest that resulted in the removal of over 244 grams of narcotics from the West End area.  In addition, he has made 22 felony arrests in that same short time frame.  He has done all of this while maintaining the utmost professionalism.”

Thank you Officer Michael Bono for your hard work and dedication that awarded you January’s Officer of the month.  We are proud of you!!!

Help Us Locate Critical Missing Person James Taylor – 91 Years Old

Updated Post:  On January 16, 2019 at 3:31 p.m., Mr. James Taylor was located and is safe.


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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing 91-year-old male.

On January 14, 2019, at about 10:00 a.m., Mr. James Taylor was last seen in the 2700 block of Duncanville Road driving a black 2015 Ford Focus, Texas license plate 6MTVV. Mr. Taylor is 91 years old, 5’10’’, weighs 198 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing an army green colored jumpsuit. If you make contact with Mr. Taylor, he may seem confused.

If anyone locates James Taylor, please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.

Help Identifying Theft Suspect

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

On August 26, 2018 at about 9:50 p.m., a black male about 25 -35 years of age wearing a “Bob Marley” shirt and black pants entered the 7-11 at Keist Blvd. and Polk St.

At about 9:57 p.m., the suspect purchased a water from the cashier, when the cashier opens the register, the suspect looks over the counter, pays and then continues to shop.

At about 9:58 p.m., the suspect returns with an item to purchase, when the cashier opens the register, the suspect leans over the register and begins grabbing cash from the register.

Anyone with information on this suspect or this case is asked to please contact Detective T. McAnally #9007 at 214-671-0546. Please reference case #189644-2018.

Vehicle Crimes Detectives Ask for Public’s Assistance to Identify Persons of Interest

On January 07, 2019, at approximately 10:28 p.m., the driver of a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with Texas license plates, LFV-4431, was traveling at a high rate of speed through the intersection of St. Augustine Road and Elam Road, before losing control and striking a black Nissan Pathfinder head-on. 

The driver of the black Nissan Pathfinder suffered life threatening injuries during the crash.  There were four occupants of the black Jeep Grand Cherokee including a Latin female victim and three Latin male suspects.  The female victim was also severely injured during the crash.  The male occupants abandoned the female victim at the crash scene and fled the location. Witnesses at the scene stated that one of the males appeared to be injured as he fled the location with a broken arm or a broken leg. Both severely injured victims in this crash were left at the scene by the males who failed to provide aid or contact 911 in order to help the victims. Each victim was transported to a local hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue in critical condition.

One of the male occupants has been identified as Jesus Osorio (photo attached). Detectives have evidence that Jesus called, Lesly Serna (photo attached), immediately after the accident and it is believed Lesly picked up Jesus and the other two unidentified males in a grey BMW 4 door with Texas license plate KCT-4702. 

Anyone with information regarding the male suspects or the female who picked up the suspects  is encouraged to contact Vehicle Crimes Unit Detective K. Land, #8283, at 214-671-0020 or via email: Please refer to Case Number 004791-2019.

Critical Missing Person – Jeffrey Blackmore

UPDATE 1/14/2019 at 4:00 a.m.: Mr. Jeffrey Blackmore has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Jeffrey Blackmore.  Mr. Blackmore was last seen on January 13, 2019, at approximately 6:30 pm in the 1900 block of Elm Street walking towards Pacific Avenue.  Mr. Blackmore may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Blackmore is described as a White male, 52 years old with a bald head and grey eyes.  He stands about 5’9” and weighs approximately 200 pounds.  Mr. Blackmore was last seen wearing all black with a black hoodie and tan shoes.

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