Critical Missing Person- Abundio Ortiz

Updated- May, 24, 2018 at 2:15 am: Mr Ortiz has been located. 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Abundio Herrera Ortiz Jr. 

On May 23, 2018 at about 7:50pm, Mr. Ortiz was last seen on foot in the 3100 block of Satsuma Dr., Dallas, TX. Mr. Ortiz is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and may be in need of assistance. He is a n 82 year old White male, standing at 5’03” weighs 149 lbs., has gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown rain jacket, dark green pants and green tennis shoes. 

If you see this person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.

Kliff Club Shooting Investigation

On May 17, 2018, the Dallas Police Department responded to a shooting at the Kliff Club and
found two victims shot. The victims were transported to the hospital.
The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the two individuals who
may have knowledge regarding the shooting offense.

If you have any information regarding the shooting at the Kliff Club, please call Detective Ibarra,
#6759, at (214) 671-3646.

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.

Assistance Needed in Identifying a Body

Updated: May 22, 2018 at 6:45 p.m: 

The Homicide Unit and the Dallas Police Department would like to thank those who assisted with identifying the victim. The victim has been identified as Eric Hall a 39 year old Black transgender female. This investigation is still on going and the cause of death is still pending. As more information is available for release it will be done accordingly. 

Updated: May 16, 2018 at 4:20 p.m: 

We are still seeking the public’s assistance regarding the identity of the deceased victim that was located floating in the water at White Rock Creek.

Below is a composite sketch of the victim. We ask that if you recognize this victim please contact Detective Chaney with Dallas PD’s Homicide Unit. Remember, you can always leave an anonymous tip on our iWatch Dallas App. 


Original Post: May 15, 2018 at 3:25 p.m:

On May 12, 2018, at approximately 7:26 p.m., Dallas police were dispatched to the 6900 block of Merriman Parkway regarding a body floating in the water at White Rock Creek.  Upon arrival, officers discovered an unidentified individual deceased and in a severe stage of decomposition.  The individual is a Black transgender female approximately 5’3 and weighing about 130 pounds. When retrieved from the water, the individual was wearing a black shirt and black scrub pants. There are not tattoos or any other identifying markings on the body.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual, should contact Detective Chaney with Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3650.  This case is currently classified as an unexplained death pending a cause of death determination from the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office.  The incident was reported on case #101083-2018.

You can always leave an anonymous tip on our iWatch Dallas app.

Critical Missing Person- Kyle Ward

Updated – May 24, 2018 at 8:10 a.m. Mr. Ward has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Kyle Ward.

On May 21, 2018, Mr. Kyle Ward was last seen near the 10200 block of Deer Hollow Dr. He left the location driving a 2010 black Dodge Durango with Texas license plates KGL-6604 after a disturbance. Kyle is a 37 year old Black male, standing at 6’02” weighs 250 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes. His clothing is unknown. There is reason to believe that Mr. Ward poses a danger to himself and others.  

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

DPD and OfferUp Unveil Exchange Zone

Today, May 21, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., the Dallas Police Department and OfferUp unveiled the city’s first Exchange Zone.  This Community MeetUp Spot is designed to create a safer space for buyers and sellers from online and mobile marketplaces to complete their transactions in a surveilled, well-lit, and monitored environment.

“This initiative has been in the works since December 2016, and has finally came to fruition,” stated Chief Hall during a press conference.  This initiative is meant to increase public awareness about the simple measures that can be taken to encourage safer in-person transactions.  OfferUp partnered with the DPD to install the Community MeetUp Spots which include signage and cameras.

In addition to signage and cameras, OfferUp provided additional training to detectives on best practices and available tools on how to work closely with OfferUp to detect and deter criminal activity stemming from online transactions. This program is free to law enforcement and combines the company’s efforts around safety and awareness.



Robbery in the Oak Lawn Area

(Photo of Suspect)


On May 20, 2018, at approximately 1:41 a.m., two victims were walking in the intersection of Knight Street and Brown Street when they observed a Silver SUV, believed to be a Nissan Murano with a partial Texas plate of KRK nearing the intersection. The suspect vehicle was occupied by a White male and a White female. As the suspect vehicle stopped at the stop sign, the victims crossed in front of the vehicle and according to the victims, the female occupant started shouting anti (male) homosexual slurs towards them. The suspects then exited the vehicle and began to assault the victims. During the assault, the female suspect took a cell phone belonging to one of the victims. The two suspects then re-entered the suspect vehicle and fled the location. The suspects are described as a W/M 5’8, 145lbs, 20-30 years old, wearing a black –shirt, black shorts and black sneakers. W/F 5’7, 120lbs, 20-30 years old, long brown hair, dark denim jumpsuit with wedge shoes. Based on the events described by the victims, this offense has been categorized as a hate crime.  The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with any information about this offense or that recognizes the pictured suspect, to please call Robbery Detective Reece at (214) 671-3629.

Critical Missing Person – Mario Anaya

Update 5/19/18 at 7:50 pm. Disregard Critical Missing Person.  Mario Anaya has been located. 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Mario Ervey Anaya.  On May 19, 2018, at approximately 12:30 AM, Mr. Anaya was last seen in the 2500 block of Bahama Drive in a 2008 black Chevy, Texas License Plate KKN9198.  He may be a danger to himself and others.

Mr. Anaya is a 30 year old male, 6’ 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt, dark blue basketball shorts, and grey shoes.

If you see this person, please contact 9-1-1 or call the Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

East Patrol Bureau and Buckner Terrace “Chief on the Beat”

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs,  along with the East Patrol Bureau and Buckner Terrace neighborhood hosted it’s very own ”Chief on the Beat” Health and Safety Fair. Chief on the Beat was held at Frank Guzick Elementary School.  The great citizens of Dallas came out in numbers participating in activities such as line dancing and face painting. In addition, there were vendor booths as well as free health screenings and dental care. Please see photos of today’s event below.


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Homicide with an Arrest on W. Davis Street

On May 18, 2018, at approximately 2:15 a.m., video surveillance captured a disturbance between the victim, a white male 32-years-old and an unidentified Latin male driving a dark colored Chevrolet Tahoe at 3230 W. Davis Street.  The unidentified Latin male shot the victim and fled in the suspect vehicle.  The victim, whose name is being withheld pending next of kin notification, was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. 

At approximately 4:20 p.m., detectives observed the suspect, Miguel Camacho-Pineda, a Latin male 40-years-old, driving the suspect vehicle in close proximity to the offense.  The vehicle was stopped and the suspect was detained.  The suspect voluntarily agreed to be transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives.  Camacho-Pineda was read his Miranda Rights and voluntarily waived those rights by agreeing to speak with detectives.   During the course of the interview, he admitted his role in the offense and confessed to shooting the victim.  He has been arrested and placed in Lew Sterrett Jail for murder.  His bond is set at $250,000.00.

“Employee Down Room” – Dedicated to 9-1-1 Call Center Employees

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., Safer Dallas Better Dallas dedicated a new “Employee Down Room” within the Communications Call Center.  The Employee Down Room will serve as a quiet room where employees will be able to retreat after handling a stressful call or situation.   The room is fully furnished with sofa chairs and couches for comfort, mood lighting for relaxing the mind, and aromatherapy candle to release stress.   Call takers and dispatchers will be able to decompress after taking or managing some of the most critical call or incidents occurring in Dallas.  Major Elaine Page stated, “After listening to call takers managing different critical calls, I realized a down room was much needed.” Chief Hall was in attendance and expressed her gratitude stating, “We appreciate all the donors for letting our civilian employees and our officers know how important they are to this community.”  

The Dallas Police Department would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to the following for their continued support: Safer Dallas, Dallas Rotary Club, Allied Interiors, Devance Electronic Lifestyles, P.S. Gerry, Inc./Venue Inudtries, and Spencer + Company.  Thank you once again in your efforts to making Dallas the safest city in the country.