Homicide Investigation at 7601 Churchill Way

On September 21, 2018, at approximately 7:55 p.m., Dallas police responded to a Disturbance Emergency with an Ambulance call at the Churchill on the Parks Apartments located at 7601 Churchill Way.  Upon arrival, two victims were found in their apartment with stab wounds.  Dallas Fire responded and pronounced one of the victims deceased.  The other victim was transported to an area hospital.  Homicide detectives canvassed the area and interviewed several residents.  It was determined that the deceased victim went outside to walk her pet and was followed back to her apartment by an unknown white male suspect who was wearing a white and red t-shirt with black design.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective David Grubbs, #9159, at 214-671-3675 or via email:  david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 209962-2018.

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.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

The Dallas Police Department would like to remind everyone to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”  Please avoid these high water locations below.

  • 2200 N. Field Street
  • Royal Lane/LBJ
  • 4200 Lawnview Avenue
  • Jim Miller Road/C. F. Hawn
  • Great Trinity Forest/Stone Port
  • Samuel  Boulevard/Lawnview Avenue
  • Lake June Road/Gillette Street
  • 2400 Sylvan Avenue
  • 3400 Mountain Creek Parkway
  • Cutleaf Court/Long Canyon Trail
  • Stemmons Freeway/Raceway Store
  • Walnut Hill Lane/Composite Drive
  • Walnut Hill/ Stemmons Freeway
  • Walnut Hill/Malibu Resturant
  • Lombardy Lane/W Northwest Highway
  • Lemmon Avenue/University
  • California Crossing/Allred Street
  • W North West Hwy/Loop 12
  • Manana Drive/Electric
  • Olympus/Rombauer
  • 4300-4400 Simpson Stuart Road

 

Critical Missing Person – Mark Castillo

Updated September 22, 2018 at 12:25 p.m.: Mr. Mark Castillo has been located and is safe.

 

Original Post:

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

Mark Castillo was last seen September 21, 2018 at about 1:00 p.m., in the 3300 block of South Lancaster Drive on foot.  Mark is described as a 47-year-old, Latin Male with brown hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’6” tall and weighs 215 pounds. Mr. Castillo was wearing a gray sweater, blue jeans and gray shoes. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

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

UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat”

“CHIEF ON THE BEAT”

Safety & Health Fair

 

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the East Patrol Division will host the UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” Safety and Health Fair.

UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat”

Date:               Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time:               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:         Ann Richards Middle School

                        3831 N. Prairie Creek Rd. Dallas TX, 75227

 

The UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and the residents of Dallas to interact in a family friendly environment. The theme of the event will be highlighting the Spanish speaking community and its rich culture that resides within the City of Dallas. This free event will provide health screenings, entertainment, food, and surprise raffles. There will also be various Dallas PD Units in attendance for the community to engage and interact with. Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in this informative, fun and free community event.

For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045.

 

Shooting Investigation at 2911 Clydedale Drive

On Friday, September 21, 2018, at 12:19 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 2911 Clydedale Drive.  Upon arrival, one gunshot victim was found in an apartment and the other shooting victim was located in the center of the apartment complex. Both victims were transported to an area hospital where one of the victims died from his injuries. Homicide detectives canvassed and interviewed several people and it was discovered that the shooting suspect was actually the victim of a robbery.  During this robbery, the tenant was able to secure a handgun and shoot both of the robbery suspects. The second robbery suspect, after treatment at the hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg, was transported to the Dallas County jail and charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery.

After interviewing the robbery victim and witnesses, it was determined that the victim would be released pending a ruling from a Dallas County Grand Jury. This investigation is ongoing.  

Shooting Involving Off Duty Officer – 1210 S. Lamar

Updated September 20, 2018 at 3:45 p.m.:

Statement from Chief U. RENEÉ HALL

DALLAS, September 20, 2018 – “There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. I don’t want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions.

“Here’s why. As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation.

“That is not a risk I am willing to take. We cannot let the criminal case be determined on a ’technicality’ rather than the facts. An exhaustive and thorough criminal investigation is essential, and as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed.”

~Chief U. RENEÉ HALL

Updated September 8, 2018 at 8:10 p.m.:

Officer Amber Guyger #10702 is the involved officer and has been on the department four years. She is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. 

Updated September 8, 2018 at 3:50 p.m.:

The following is an update to the fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday evening at the South Side Flats, 1210 S. Lamar Street.

As Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said during yesterday’s news conference, she made the decision on Friday morning based on the evidence gathered up to that point to seek a warrant for manslaughter.

The Texas Rangers were requested to conduct the investigation to eliminate the appearance of any potential bias.

When the Rangers arrived, the investigation was turned over to them and they made the decision to postpone pursuing a warrant,  until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer.

The Texas Rangers will take the appropriate time to review the vast amount of evidence and information secured by Dallas Police Department investigators.  This will allow them to be thorough in their decision as to how to move forward.  

“On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we are continuing to pray for Mr. Jean’s family,” said Chief Hall, “and ask that the community remain patient as this investigation is conducted.

The Dallas Police Department will continue to provide updates on the investigation in coordination with the Texas Rangers.

Updated September 7, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.:

Chief Hall provided the following update about the officer involved shooting at 1210 S. Lamar Street during a press conference this afternoon:

I want to give you details of what we know so far and to clear up some inconsistencies that have already been reported.

Last night, a female Dallas Police officer returned to what she believed to be her apartment after her shift ended – she was still in uniform when she encountered Mr. Botham Shem Jean inside the apartment.  

It’s not clear what the interaction was between her and the victim.

Then at some point she fired her weapon striking the victim.

She called 911 – officers responded in about four minutes. Dallas Fire Rescue also responded and took Mr. Jean to the hospital where he later died.

At the very early stages of this investigation – initial indications were that they were what we consider circumstances of an officer involved shooting.

However, as we continued this investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be a much different and very unique situation.

Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer involved shooting protocol, a blood sample was drawn to test for drugs and alcohol, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant, and we have also invited the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.

I’ve spoken with the family expressed my condolences and reassured them that we are working diligently and that we have invited an outside agency to investigate.

Right now there are more questions than answers. We understand the concerns of the community. That is why we are working as vigorously and meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of the case and the department is upheld.

In doing so – we hope to bring understanding to the family.

We ask that you work alongside us as we move through this process.

As a result of the information above, an arrest warrant is being obtained for the officer involved in this incident.

Original Post:

On September 6, 2018 at about 9:59 p.m., an off duty Dallas Police officer called police dispatch and said she was involved in a shooting at the apartments located at 1210 S. Lamar.

Preliminary information suggests that the officer arrived home in full uniform after working a full shift. The officer reported to the responding officers that she entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own. At some point, the officer fired her weapon striking the victim. Responding officers administered aid to the victim, a 26-year-old male, at the scene. The victim was then transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased. Next of kin notification has not been made at this time.

The officer was not injured and will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Dallas Police Department is conducting a joint investigation with the District Attorney’s Office. This investigation is ongoing and we will release additional details as they become available and it is appropriate to do so.

This incident will be documented on case number 198543-2018.

Information Needed in Aggravated Sexual Assault Offenses

Suspect photo

Updated Post:

The height of the suspect description in the offense that occured at Dallas Parkway has been updated to 5′ 08″. The  age of the suspect in the second offense has been updated to between 17 and 19 years old. 

Original Post:

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m.,  the victim was inside of her apartment residence at 14200 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas. The Suspect knocked on the door and solicited a donation. When the Suspect took the donation, he pushed his way into the residence and sexually assaulted the victim. The Suspect was described as a black male, 16 to 17 years old, approximately 5’3″, 120 pounds, wearing khaki pants, white polo shirt, and may have a visible injury to his wrist. The suspect displayed a weapon. (Case number 202558-2018)

 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 8:30 am, the victim  was inside of her apartment residence at 14100 Montfort Drive, Dallas, Texas. The Suspect knocked on the door and solicited work. The Suspect pushed his way into the residence and sexually assaulted the victim. The Suspect was described as a black male, 18 to 22 years old, approximately 5’8″, thin build, wearing dark pants and a blue jacket. The suspect displayed a weapon. (Case number 208037-2018)

 

If anyone knows the identity of the suspect, please contact: Detective B. Kramer #7860, at 214-671-3613 or brandi.kramer@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us or Detective T. Haecker #7996, at 214-671-3610 or todd.haecker@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

 

CRIME STOPPERS

If you have any information regarding these crimes please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477(TIPS). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes.

Deceased Female on Walnut Hill Lane

Updated Post on September 19, 2019,

Ernesto Carrillo-Hernandez, the suspect in the murder of Martha Alva has been arrested near the border of Mexico.  There is no additional information to report at this time.

Updated Post on September 18, 2018,

Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that Ernesto Carrillo-Hernandez, a Latin male 32-years-old, is responsible for the death of Martha Alva.  On September 18, 2018, detectives obtained a murder warrant for Carrillo-Hernandez who remains at-large.   Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts are encouraged to contact their local police department, please reference Dallas police report #205720-2018.   

Original Post:

On September 16, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 2000 Walnut Hill Lane, regarding a dead body. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Martha Alva, a 35-year-old Latin female, deceased due to homicidal violence. The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the location, along with the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Loeb with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3702, orJeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #205720-2018.

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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.

Critical Missing Person – Charlie Lewis

Updated on September 19, 2018, at 7:41 p.m.

Mr. Charlie Lewis has been located and is safe.

 

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Charlie Lewis.

Charlie Lewis was last seen September 17, 2018 at about 11:30 p.m., in the 3600 block of South Central Expressway.  Charlie is described as a 70-year-old, Black Male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’7” tall and weighs 145 pounds. Mr. Lewis was wearing a plaid blue/green short sleeve button up shirt and blue jeans. Mr. Charlie may seem confused and appear disoriented.

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

Officer of the Month – Senior Corporal Debra Webb

On September 18, 2018, Senior Corporal Debra Webb, #9576, was awarded September’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A dinner was held in her honor at the A. C. Garrett Masonic Lodge located at 7119 E. Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX.

Senior Corporal Webb is a 10 year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Media Relations Unit. Prior to Media Relations, Debra spent the remaining time of her career at the Central Patrol Division. 

Sergeant Warren Mitchell, who nominated Senior Corporal Webb, had this to say, “In the Media Relations Unit, Senior Corporal Debra Webb is often referred to as “Brains” for her brilliance in the area of communications and for her over all knowledge of the department.  From the moment she arrived at our office, she became a force to be reckoned with.  Having a degree in Communications from SMU, Debra took Media Relations to another level.”  Senior Corporal Webb has written speeches and newsletters, created, edited, and produced various videos, and responded to thousands of media request, just to name a few.

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In her 10 years on the department, Senior Corporal Webb has received a Police Commendation, a Life Saving Award, two Certificates of Merit and over 25 various commendations and awards.  Most recently, On July 26, 2018, Debra was returning to the Media Relations office from an assignment and while wearing plainclothes and driving an unmarked vehicle, she observed a male running in the 1200 block of South Lamar Street clutching onto a female purse.  Based solely on instinct, she immediately turned her vehicle around and began pursuing the suspect.  As she chased the suspect, she yelled several times for the suspect to stop, but the suspect continued to take evasive action to elude detention.  In the end, the suspect was able to elude officers, but Debra was able to recover the victim’s purse and all of her personnel items.  

Although Senior Corporal Webb have numerous accomplishments during her tenure in Media Relations, the one she takes the most pride in is the video she created in memory of the five officers who lost their lives during the attack on July 7, 2016.   To create the video, Debra worked tireless interviewing approximately thirty (30) eyewitnesses who recounted pain staking details of that horrific day.  After reviewing hundreds of hours of recorded interviews, Debra was able to edit the many acts of heroism displayed that day and produced an hour long documentary without compromising the integrity of the criminal investigation.  Because of Debra’s dedication and hard work on this project, she along with an incredible team she worked with, were able to complete the documentary titling it, “#DallasStrong, One Year Later”.  This story was shared with the families of the fallen officers and subsequently the entire community. Through her tireless determinations to create the documentary, her only hope was that it would bring healing and closure to so many open wounds. 

This is just a few examples of Senior Corporal Webb’s skills and aspirations to go above and beyond the call of duty.  Thank you, Senior Corporal Debra Webb, for your extreme dedication, hard work and professionalism that has brought great credit to yourself and the Dallas Police Department.