Homicide on Ledbetter

On August 20, 2017, at approximately 10:46 p. m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 2400 W. Ledbetter Drive. Upon officers arrival they discovered 35- year -old Latin male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The identity of the victim has not been confirmed at this time. This offense is documented on case number 190785-2017.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective D. Chaney at 214-671-3645 or derick.chaney@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.

 

Critical Missing Person – Clarence Ellis Jr.

Update: 

Mr. Clarence Ellis Jr. has been located and is safe. 

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Clarence Ellis Jr. Mr. Ellis was last seen on August 19, 2017 at about 9:00 p.m. possibly driving to the Cedar Crest Golf Course. He is driving a 2001 Gray Toyota Camry with Texas license plate FSJ-8732. He may be in need of medical attention. 

Mr. Ellis is described as an 81-year-old Black male with brown eyes and bald head. He is about 5’9” tall and weighs 200 pounds. Mr. Ellis was last seen wearing a white shirt, tan pants, and tennis shoes. 

If anyone knows the location of Clarence Ellis Jr. they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268. 

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Critical Missing Lorenzo Reed

Critical Missing – Lorenzo Reed

Update:

Lorenzo Reed has been located and is safe. 

Critical Missing Lorenzo Reed

Critical Missing Lorenzo Reed

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing 24-year-old male.

On August 18, 2017, at about 6:15 a.m., Lorenzo Reed was last seen leaving his residence in the 2600 block of John West Road. Lorenzo Reed is a 24-year-old Black male. He is 5’6’’ tall, weighs 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo that says “Angela” on the left side of his neck.  Mr. Reed was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a red Michael Jordan bag. Detectives believe Lorenzo Reed is a danger to himself and others.

Anyone with information regarding Lorenzo Reed is asked to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268, please reference case number 188472-2017.

Street Closures for Rally – Saturday, August 19, 2017

There is a planned rally on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Plaza. Several streets around City Hall will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The map below depicts the planned road closures. Please avoid the area if possible or seek alternate routes during this time. 

The Dallas Police Department will not interfere with a lawful and peaceful assembly of any individuals or groups expressing their first amendment rights. The Dallas Police Department will take enforcement action if any type of criminal offense is committed against any person or property. Enforcement action will also be taken if demonstrators illegally impede traffic in the roadway or attempt to shut down a freeway. The safety of our officers and citizens is the primary concern as individuals or groups gather to express their first amendment rights.

Northeast Division Back to School Bash

The Northeast Division of the Dallas Police Department is partnering with J.C. Penney and the Vickery Meadow Improvement District  to offer FREE school backpacks and school supplies while supplies last. There will also be great in store promotions all day.

The J.C. Penney Back to School Bash will be held tomorrow,  August 19, 2017 at 6051 Skillman Street from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Additional backpacks can be purchased for $6.00 and $10.00 haircuts will also be offered on the day of the event.

Officers, volunteers, and store employees gathered today to prepare for tomorrow’s event.

Vickery Meadow Improvement District has pledged $1000.00 towards backpacks and school supplies. The Northeast Division of the Dallas Police Department is attempting to purchase $200.00 in backpacks and another $200.00 in haircuts for these deserving children! 

If your neighborhood or organization would like to help please contact: Officer Bervin Smith at bervin.smith@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us or cell (214) 202-6255.

Public Assistance Needed to Identify Person of Interest in Auto Theft

The Dallas Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest seen in the included video release.

The posted video shows a Black male entering a secured parking garage located at 800 Ross Avenue. During the investigation it was determined that while inside the garage, the Black male goes to a 2015 Infinity Q50, enters it with a key fob obtained by unknown means, and leaves the garage in the vehicle. The offense was captured on several surveillance cameras that were recording the entry and exit points at the location. 

Anyone that has information regarding this offense or the identity of the person in this video is asked to contact Auto Theft Detective Brown at 214-671-3527 or by email at mark.brown@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Help us locate this Person of Interest

The Dallas Police Department Sexual Assault Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in this video. 

On Friday night, August 11, 2017, at 11:55 pm, a Latin female, 23 years old, is seen entering a white four door vehicle (photograph of the vehicle attached) with the unknown male person of interest (featured in the video) from the Walnut Hill Lane and LBJ Freeway (635) area.  The vehicle appears to have black trim pieces and black side mirrors, and tinted windows.  The Person of Interest is described as a tall, heavyset Latin male, with facial hair, last seen wearing a camouflage baseball cap, blue plaid button up shirt, and blue jeans tucked into work boots.  If you know the identity of this person of interest, please contact the Crime Stoppers hotline  or Crimes Against Persons Detective B. Kramer #7860 at 214-671-3613 or by email at brandi.kramer@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

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.

A sexual assault offense related to this person of interest is documented on DPD case #183380-2017.

DH

Together We Ball 2017

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, Project Unity along with the Dallas Police Department will host “Together We Ball” as part of the “Year of Unity”. Geared towards uniting the Dallas community and the law enforcement officers that serve them, the Dallas Police Department and various Dallas area pastors will play a friendly game of basketball to promote a partnership between the community and law enforcement.

The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the field house of the P.C. Cobb Athletic Complex located at 1702 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75210. Parking and admission are free and the first 200 children will receive a coupon for free concession food items.

Come enjoy an afternoon of community building, education, and basketball. In addition to community building activities, there will be games, a slam dunk contest, old-school free throw competition, music and much more!

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Critical Missing Person – Sean Patrick McMahon

Update:

Sean McMahon has been located and is safe. 


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

On August 15, 2017, at about 9:50 a.m., Sean Patrick McMahon was last seen in the 1900 block of Marydale Drive. Mr. McMahon is a White male, 34 years old. He is 5’8″ tall, weighs 165 pounds with gray and brown hair, and green eyes. Mr. McMahon was last seen wearing a blue and white striped collared shirt with gray pants, driving a silver 2016 Mazda sedan with Texas license plate number HLL2600. Detectives believe Sean Patrick McMahon may be a danger to himself.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. McMahon is asked to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Community Meetings Held in South Dallas

The Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit will be hosting community meetings at various locations to discuss the unsolved murders in that specific geographical area.  The purpose of these meetings is to build relationships and foster trust within these communities, and to provide an educational component that explains the process of a murder investigation.  In addition, detectives will emphasize the importance of community involvement by residents and explain why it is crucial for citizens to have an active role and interest in the incidents that occur in their neighborhoods.   Subsequently, opening the communication lines will assist Homicide Detectives in solving cases, therefore creating safer neighborhoods.  There will be a time set aside for questions and answers; the dates, times, and locations are as follows:

Southeast Dallas Area – 2525 Pine Street at the Recreation Center – August 24, 2017 6:00 p.m.

The cases to be discussed are below:

December 11, 2016 – Andrew Smith B/M/61

January 3, 2017 – Tiera La Charles Kinnard B/M/31 – 3303 Pine Street

March 16, 2017 – Debra Ann Williams B/F/56 – 2428 Birmingham Avenue 

April 7, 2017 – Daniel Green B/M/36 – 2906 Holmes Street

May 14, 2017 – Darieon Merchant B/M/26 – Elsie Faye Higgins and Malcolm X

South Central Dallas Area – 4014 South Lancaster – August 29, 2017 6:00 p.m.

The cases to be discussed are below:

April 28, 2017 – Antoine Demond White B/M/38 – 1800 Kingsley Drive

April 28, 2017 – Brandon Freeman B/M/36 – 3722 Golden Hills

July 15, 2017 – Traytonio King B/M/39 – 706 Emberwood

July 31, 2017 – Dyandre Bowen B/M/36 – 5000 Veterans Drive

August 3, 2017 – Thomas Earl Dabney B/M/59 and Jared Dylamarc McKnight B/M/30 – 3215 Morgan Drive