Please Help Identify Suspect

On Friday, July 19, 2019, at approximately 2:09 p.m., an unknown suspect approached a teller at the 1st Convenience Bank, located at 15220 Montfort Drive. The suspect passed the teller a note demanding money and walks away.  The suspect is described as a white male, between 40 to 50 years-old, approximately 5’9″-5’11” tall, between 180 to 200 pounds.  The suspect was wearing blue button down shirt, blue jeans pants, a white ball cap, close cut beard, and an eye patch on his left eye. The suspect fled the location in a black Cadillac Escalade. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anyone knows the identity of the suspect, please contact: Detective M. Mulvihill, #9064, at 214-329-2589 or meagan.mulvihill@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us and refer to case number 144991-2019.

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.

Assistance Needed to Solve Homicide on N. Denley Drive

On Friday, July 19, 2019, at approximately 11:27 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 608 N. Denley Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim Luis Carlos Guevara, a 15-year old Latin male, in a silver 2014 Ford Fiesta with gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the witness, a 16-year old Latin male, and the victim to an area hospital.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this murder and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Detective Noe Camacho at 214-671-3682 or via email:  noe.camacho@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case no. 145664-2019.

CRIME STOPPERS

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, seven days a week.

Information Needed in Aggravated Assault

On July 17, 2019, at about 4:15 PM, the suspect pictured above, was involved in a verbal disturbance with the victim at Quik Trip, located at 4767 S. R. L. Thornton Fwy. The suspect left the store and waited outside. The victim exited the store and as he approached his vehicle, he was confronted by the suspect. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The suspect then fled the location on foot. The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 18 – 25, tall and thin build, wearing a black t-shirt with a white design, a white band on his right wrist, and shorts with reflective material on the side.


If anyone has any information that can lead to the identity of the suspect, please contact Detective M. Bailey, #9511 214-671-3621, or by email at Meghan.Bailey@dallascityhall.com.

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.

Human Trafficking Arrests Made

On July 15, 2019, Dallas Police High-Risk Victims detectives, Vice and Narcotics Interdiction detectives, and FBI personnel responded to a call from officers assigned to the Southwest Division regarding a possible sex trafficking offense. 

Detectives were able to determine an offense of sex trafficking had occurred over the course of four days, traveling through Missouri, Illinois, and Texas. With the information received from the suspects and victim, officers were able to execute a search warrant which resulted in the seizure of 15 pistols and rifles, narcotics, and a vehicle which was used in the crime along with a large sum of money. 

Detectives arrested two suspects on sex trafficking charges. 

Jerry Duncan,  37-years-old, Black male

Kathryne Sneed,  23-year-old, Black female

We would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication to these victims and constant vigilance for these types of crimes. 

Update Regarding Call For Police In The 1900 Block Of Calypso Street

On July 16, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 1900 block of Calypso Street. Officers discovered that a 70-year-old Black male, whose identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification, was involved in an altercation with his roommate Chandria Taylor, a Black female 35-years-old.  The altercation escalated to a point the 70-year-old began to choke Taylor placing her in fear for her life.  She grabbed a screwdriver and stabbed him multiple times.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Taylor was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters and read her Miranda rights.  She waived those rights and agreed to speak with detectives.  During the course of the interview, she admitted to stabbing her roommate as he choked her to the point her breath was impeded.  Physical evidence obtained by detectives support Taylor’s claim of being assaulted and choked.

She was arrested and placed in jail for an unrelated warrant and this offense will be referred to the Dallas County Grand Jury.

6th Annual Battle in Big D

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The Dallas Police Athletic League competed in the 6th Annual Battle in Big D boxing tournament. The Dallas Police Athletic League had over 40 boxers from the program demonstrating their skills in the tournament, with many going on to win their fights!

The tournament was held at Centennial Hall at Fair Park located at 1001 Washington Street.  Over 600 fighters came from as far as Hawaii to compete in the Annual Battle in Big D tournament!

Some top professional athletes such as Showtime Shawn Porter even stopped by to show support for the program and its young boxers. With over 1000 attendees a lot the fights were standing room only.

The tournament was hosted by Dallas Pal, City of Dallas Parks and Recreation, and Dallas Police Youth Foundation.  A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event a big success!

Sometimes Size Matters – When it Comes to Shoes

On July 14, 2019, Mercy Street Complex hosted a football camp with the NFL, Energy Transfer and the Dallas Police Department.  The Mercy Street Sports Complex launched the “Football to Faith” Camp with drills led by over 20 former NFL  and CFL players and a shoe giveaway by Energy Transfer and the Dallas Police Department.

Over 2 years ago, Officer Brian Nolff, a 30-year veteran of Dallas Police Department, started a shoe drive that 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.  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.

 

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Since then, the Northwest Neighborhood Police Officers had the opportunity to partner with Energy Transfer and they were able to donate 1146 pairs of shoes to kids.  On June 19, 2019, Energy Transfer employees joined the Dallas Police Department and handed out the 1146 pairs of shoes to kids in the community.  While handing out the shoes, they noticed that they didn’t have shoes to fit some of the kids due to there size shoe.  One teenager needed a size 17 ½ shoe for his feet.  This led to the Northwest Neighborhood Police Officers reaching out to the Dallas Mavericks for bigger sizes shoes.  The Dallas Mavericks joined the shoe drive effort and provided larger size shoes to kids in need.

Last Saturday, Northwest Neighborhood Police Officers, Energy Transfer, Dallas Mavericks and other Neighborhood Police Officers from the Southwest area were given the opportunity to deliver the larger size shoes to kids at the football camp.  Parents were thankful and very appreciative of the officers’ hard work and dedication to making sure their children had comfortable fitting shoes to wear for the summer.

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We are proud of all of our officers for their hard work and effort by going above and beyond the badge to help provide shoes for kids in our communities.  We are thankful for the partnership we have with Energy Transfer and the Dallas Mavericks!

TD

Community Crime Alert – Deep Ellum Robberies

DEEP ELLUM OFFENSES

The following offenses share similarities that lead investigators to believe they may be related.

The first offense in Deep Ellum occurred on July 11, 2019, at approximately 1:35 a.m., at 2720 Elm Street in which the victim was approached by 2 Black male suspects.  The first suspect is described as a Black male between 5’00”-5’05” tall, weighing 190 pounds (Possibly named of Bonton). The second suspect is described as a tall and skinny Black male 6’00” tall, 170 pounds, wearing a white durag.

The two suspects approached the victim and asked him to smoke some marijuana. The victim agreed and took a drag of the marijuana causing him to pass out. When the victim regained consciousness, he noticed that he was missing property. This incident is documented on Case Number 139400-2019.

The second offense occurred on July 14, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., in the 2500 block of Main Street. During the course of this offense, the victim was approached by a Black male between the ages of 20-30 years old, wearing a blue pajama pants and a gray shirt. The suspect offered the victim to take a drag of what he thought was marijuana. The victim then passed out and when he awoke, he also noticed he was missing personal property. The victim was located passed out by officers as they were conducting foot patrols in the Deep Ellum area.

A third offense occurred on July 14, 2019, at approximately 3:00 a.m., when officers were conducting foot patrols and located the victim passed out. The victim stated to the officers that he was approached by a Black male suspect between 20-30 years old, and was offered a drag of what he thought was marijuana. After taking the drag of marijuana, the victim passed out before being discovered by officers. While the victim was being treated at the scene, he realized he was missing his personal property.

If anyone has information regarding any of the offenses described above or know of any activity matching this type of offense, please contact the Dallas Police Department at 9-1-1.

Arrest in the Central Business District.

On July 11, 2019, officers were conducting surveillance in the 1000 block of Commerce Street when they noticed three known suspected drug dealers speaking with the victim. The victim walked with the suspects to a Dart bench. One female suspect was able to convince the victim to walk with her to the 300 block of S. Market Street. While at this location, all three suspects assaulted the victim and took his personal property.  All three suspects were arrested. This incident is reported on Case Number 140170-2019.

Homicide on Maryland and Ohio Avenue

 

On July 13, 2019, at approximately 8:34 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Ohio Avenue. They discovered the victim, Diana Garcia, a Latin female 22-years-old, deceased inside her vehicle from homicidal violence. No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Anthony Whitaker at 214-701-5665 or anthony.whitaker@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to Case #141221-2019.  

CRIME STOPPERS

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.

Officer Involved Shooting on Great Trinity Forest Way

UPDATE 7/14/2019 at 9:45 PM:

The deceased suspect in the Officer Involved Shooting has been identified as DiJon Watkins, Black male 30 years old.

Original Post dated 7/13/2019:

At approximately 2:46 p.m., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex located in the 3400 block of Great Trinity Forest Way.  When officers arrived, they found a victim injured from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to an area hospital.  His condition is unknown at this time.  

At approximately 3:05 p.m., officers received information that the shooting suspect was hiding behind a dumpster in the 5000 block of Cranfill Drive.  As the officers approached the location, the suspect emerged from behind the dumpster and began firing his weapon toward officers.  Multiple officers returned fire with their duty weapons and struct the suspect.  The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.  There were no officers injured during this incident.  This remains an ongoing investigation.