Located: Critical Missing Person – Robin Forrest

Updated July 16, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.:

Mr. Robin Forrest has been located and is safe.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Robin Forrest. Mr. Forrest was last seen on July 10, 2018 at about 5:00 p.m. walking around his apartment complex in the 7700 block of McCallum. He is described as a 72-year-old White male with gray hair and brown eyes. Mr. Forrest is 5’09” tall, weighs 160 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue button down shirt. 

If anyone knows the location of Robin Forrest, they are asked to please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Robin Forrest W/M/72

5th Annual Battle In Big D Boxing Tournament

 

Over the weekend Dallas Police Activities League (PAL) hosted The 5th Annual Battle in Big D Boxing Tournament. This event was held for the first time at the Centennial Building located inside Dallas Fair Park. This venue with its pointed gray metal roof was the perfect setting for a classic boxing atmosphere. The 5th Annual Battle In Big D featured 650 kids from all over the country. Proudly, several of our very own Dallas PAL boxers competed in the tournament. Many of the Dallas Police Athletic/ Activity League boxers were awarded medals as well as seven championship title belts. The 650 boxers who participated in the tournament brought along with them large and enthusiastic crowds who remained that way from the opening bell until the very last match.  Sergeant Brad Deason with the Dallas Police Youth Outreach Unit, who oversees Dallas PAL stated “this is a tremendous opportunity for the participants to come show off their skills and represent their boxing clubs in this tournament, and also win the championship belts”(boxers favorites). Deason also says “the sport of boxing helps to develop the kids and aids them in becoming an overall better person”. In attendance was the president of USA Boxing John Brown, USA Boxing sanctioned all Battle in Big D matches.

We are proud and would like to thank all of our Dallas PAL boxers, officers, sponsors and volunteers that helped to make the 5th Annual Battle In Big D Boxing tournament better and larger than the first four. Hopefully, in the upcoming years this tournament grows so large and become so popular that Mr. Cuban or Mr. Jones will have to open their doors for the annual battle. Surely, an event this great that makes such a big impact in the lives of our youth deserves that opportunity.

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D.B.

Critical Missing Alberto Hernandez Jr.

Update July 15, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. 

Critical missing person Alberto Hernandez Jr. has been located and is safe.

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

Alberto Hernandez Jr. was last seen July 15, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., near the 1200 block of Galloway Drive in Dallas. Mr. Hernandez was driving his white 2008 GMC Yukon with TX License plate #KMF-3429.  Albert Hernandez Jr. is a Latin male 23 years old, he is 5’8’’, weighs 205 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and tan boat shoes. There is reason to believe that Mr. Hernandez may pose a danger to himself.

If you have information regarding Alberto Hernandez Jr. we ask that you call 9-1-1 or Dallas Police Department Missing persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Officer Involved Shooting – 9300 Havencove Drive

Update July 14, 2018 at 5:40 p.m.

After confirmation from the medical examiner’s office, the suspect involved in the officer involved shooting on July 13, 2018, has been identified as Jesse Carrillo, A Latin Male 17.


On July 13, 2018, at approximately 4:45 a.m., the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle and was involved in an accident with an unoccupied vehicle in the 3400 block of Indianola Street. When the citizen came outside to investigate, the suspect fired a weapon at the citizen. The citizen was not struck. The suspect fled in the stolen vehicle and struck multiple vehicles during his getaway.

Officers responded to an active shooter call and subsequently located the suspect driving the stolen vehicle.  Officers pursued the suspect into the 9300 block of Havencove Drive, where the suspect crashed into a creek bed. The suspect was ordered out of the vehicle by officers, and when he exited, the suspect was armed with a handgun.  Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapon; however, the suspect raised the weapon and pointed in the direction of the officers. The officers fired upon the suspect striking him.  The suspect is deceased. There were no officers or citizens injured during this incident. The suspect’s weapon was located at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and will be documented on case number 152605-2018.

Providing Soles for Small Souls

Officer Brian Nolff is a 28-year veteran of Dallas Police Department who recently gave more than 650 kids a new pair of shoes. Officer Nolff is a Neighborhood Police Officer who works in the northwest area of Dallas, and one day while patrolling, he noticed several youths in his area with worn out shoes. Brian wanted to do something for the kids, so he and his fellow officers decided to gather donated shoes. They collected more than 650 pairs of shoes from local businesses by going to various locations in Dallas and explaining their cause.  Through a collaborative effort, the officers and businesses provided hundreds of new shoes for kids. 

Parents were thankful and very appreciative of Officer Nolff’s hard work and dedication to making sure their children had comfortable fitting shoes to wear for the summer.  Brian hopes to continue helping parents even more by providing new shoes for the kids when they return to school this fall.

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We are proud of Officer Nolff for his hard work and effort going above and beyond the badge to help provide shoes for the kids. Outstanding job! 

Public Assistance Needed in Kidnapping Investigation

 

Update July 12, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.

Kidnapping Victim Shanique Banks and Suspect Desmond Jennings have been located by Dallas officers. The victim was safe and unharmed. The suspect was taken into custody and is currently being interviewed by detectives.

                      Victim: Shanique Banks                                              Suspect: Desmond Jennings

On July 9, 2018, at about 11:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 11700 block of Ferguson Road regarding a possible kidnapping in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a witness. The witness said she asked the victim to walk with her to the store. The witness stated that she and the victim exited the witness’s apartment when they observed the known suspect Desmond Jennings, a 56-year-old Black male, walking towards them. The witness and the victim ran back inside the apartment. The suspect yelled for the victim to come out. The witness said the suspect forced his way in before they could close the door.

Once inside, the suspect grabbed a knife and forced the victim to leave with him. The witness lost sight of both the victim and suspect while retrieving her phone. Responding officers checked a list of vacant apartments they were given by onsite security, checked the area with a K-9 unit, and responded to other calls in the area with negative results. Detectives and crime scene technicians were notified. This incident is documented on case number 150029-2018 and remains under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this offense or the location of the victim or suspect please call 9-1-1 or contact Detective Machorro at (214)671-4295.

July’s Officer of the Month- Sergeant James Johnson #6304

On July 11, 2018, Sergeant James Johnson #6304 was awarded July’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A luncheon ceremony was held in his honor at the Kroger Headquarters in Coppell, TX.

Sergeant Johnson is a 28 year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to Operation Technology. He has also been previously assigned at the Northeast Patrol Division, Auto Theft, Fusion and Central Patrol Division. Sergeant Johnson has received 99 internal and external commendations throughout his career. Additionally, he was awarded the Life Saving Award and two Certificates of Merit.

Major Elaine Paige, who nominated Sergeant Johnson as Officer of the Month, stated, “Sergeant Johnson’s leadership, knowledge, and tenure have proven to be a great asset in Technology. He is an officer who personifies ‘Service First’ with his dedication to duty, thoughtfulness, respectfulness, knowledge and enthusiasm toward his job, even after 28 years of service. He is easy-going while ensuring projects stay on task and the suspense dates are met. Sergeant Johnson is always willing to go the extra mile in achieving the Police Departments mission.”

Thank you Sergeant Johnson for your extreme dedication and professionalism.

Southeast Patrol’s Summer Crime Initiative

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/1 thru 7/10:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 1st to July 10th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 51
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 36
  • Business Checks
  • 7 Arrests – Assault F/V Strangulation/interference with 911; Possession of Meth;  and Public Intoxication

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/20 thru 6/27:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 20th to June 27, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 60
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 30
  • 2 Arrests (Assault F/V and Possession of Marijuana)

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/13 thru 6/19:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 13th to June 19, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 35
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 23
  • Citations issued: 49

The following is the result from a search warrant executed on Bluffcreek Avenue:

  • 2 Arrest
  • 9.3 grams of Marijuana seized
  • 15.5 grams of Cocaine Rock seized
  • 6.7 grams of Cocaine melted
  • $31,161.00 cash seized

Original Post 6/13/2018:

In order to address concerns from the community, members of the Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative by targeting specifics areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in offenses.  From June 4 through August 6, 2018, this operation will utilize various Departmental resources to prevent and deter the commission of violent offenses, with an emphasis on reducing murders, non-family violence aggravated assaults, individual and business robberies, as well as deterring narcotics activity and gang violence within the specified area below.  

For the duration of this initiative, the community will see an increased officer presence in the targeted area, with increased enforcement action when applicable.  The effectiveness of this operational plan will be measured by the resulting decrease in the number of violent offenses committed. A daily review will be used to determine the efficiency of the resources and/or need for change in tactics.  Below is the enforcement activity for the week of June 4th to June 12th.

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 68
  • Investigative and Felony Arrests: 35
  • Executed Felony and Misdemeanor Warrants: 15
  • 311 Service Calls: 40
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 29
  • Drug Complaint checks: 28
  • Recovered Stolen Vehicle(s): 1

Foot Patrols were performed on the following dates:

  • June 6, 2018 7728 Great Trinity Forest
  • June 7, 2018 8003 Rothington 
  • June 8, 2018 (Assisted Code Compliance with Clean up)
  • June 9, 2018 8039 Chariot

Update: Homicide Investigation of Unidentified Female

Update July 10, 2018, at 5:28 p.m.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Clyde Earl Taylor, a white male 33-years old is responsible for the death of Briana Williams. With the assistance of the US Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, Taylor was taken into custody on July 10, 2018 in Sulfur Springs, Texas.

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Updated Post: June 19, 2018

The unknown victim has been identified as Briana Williams, a black female 22-years-old.  Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that the suspect seen riding the motorcycle in the video is responsible for her death.  Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or details surrounding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Grubbs at david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com or 214-671-3675. Please refer to case #113791-2018.

Briana Williams

Original Post: May 28, 2018

On May 28, 2018, at approximately 5:30AM, Dallas Police Responded to a call regarding an unconscious black female, approximately 25-30 years of age, in the parking lot of a business at 11129 Zodiac Lane. Upon arrival, police determined that the victim had died from homicidal violence. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

The victim on this offense has not yet been identified. Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Grubbs, with the Dallas PD Homicide Unit, at (214) 671-3675, or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #113791-2018.

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 (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Shooting Investigation: 4600 Fellows Lane

Update July 9, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  

During the course of the investigation the following information was determined: 

On June 12, 2018, at about 12:15 a.m., a 12-year-old juvenile victim was shot in the head during an aggravated robbery at 4700 Fellows Lane. The suspects and witness were communicating via the LetGo app. The witnesses agreed to sell a phone to the suspects.

After switching meeting places, the witness and suspect agreed to meet at the offense location. The witness felt uneasy upon his arrival and attempted to drive off. One of the suspects fired into the vehicle striking the juvenile victim.

Detective Grubbs obtained a search warrant and was able to identify one of the suspects from the Letgo app account and issued a warrant for his arrest. Arrested person, Rodrick Spearman, a  20-year-old Black male was taken into custody on June 19, 2018 and confessed to his part in the offense, however, he was not the shooter. The actual shooter was in the offense was identified as Kendrion Sullemon, a 17-year-old Black male.

On July 6, 2018 arrested person Sullemon was taken into custody and he admitted to his part in the offense.

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Original Post

On June 12, 2018, at approximately 12:19 a.m., four individuals agreed to sell property to the suspects using a social media app. The parties agreed to meet in the 3100 block of Stag Road to conduct the transaction. While these individuals were driving to the location, the suspects asked to change the meeting location to the 4600 block of Fellows Lane. The individuals in the vehicle arrived at 4600 Fellows Lane and were about to leave, when one of the suspects ran up to the vehicle and fired into the vehicle. A 15-year-old Latin male was grazed by a bullet, and a 12-year-old Latin female was severely injured. The other two occupants, a 17-year-old Latin female and a 17-year-old Latin male, were not injured. After the shooting, the suspects fled the location on foot.

The first suspect is described as a Black male, 17-20 years old, skinny, with short curly hair and wearing a black muscle shirt. The second suspect is described as a Black male, 17-20 years old, heavy set with a fade haircut that blends into a Mohawk, wearing a white shirt.

On May 21, 2018, the Dallas Police Department and OfferUp unveiled the city’s first Exchange Zone. This Exchange Zone is located at 1919 East Camp Wisdom Road in front of the Dallas Police Department’s South Central substation. This Community Meet Up spot is designed to create a safer space for buyers and sellers during online transactions. The location is well-lit and monitored.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in solving this crime. We are asking anyone with any information to please contact YOUTH Detective Johnson at (214) 671-4253. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (214)373-8477 TIPS. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense.