Violent Crime Reduction Plan

 

A message from the Chief,

The Violent Crime Reduction Plan is a culmination of collaborating with criminologists, hearing from other departments within the City, and, most importantly, listening to our neighborhoods most impacted by violent crime.

While Dallas Police Department is committed to combating violent crime, our officers cannot do this alone and it requires a multi-faceted approach.  Examples include the steps already underway in long-term, non-enforcement strategies critical to any holistic violent crime reduction plan.  Among these are:  R.E.A.L. Change –policing that is Responsible, Equitable, Accountable, and Legitimate; expansion of the RIGHT CARE program; forming a mobile crisis response team; establishing violence interrupters; creating the Office of Community Police Oversight; reintroducing the Youth Support Services Division; founding the Office of Integrated Public Safety Solutions to mitigate circumstances that contribute to violent crime and embracing the recommendations set forth by the Mayor’s Taskforce on Safe Communities.   

The approach above, coupled with proven, evidence-based policing strategies included in this presentation, will help strengthen our City.  Our ultimate goal is the reduction of crime, with an increase in community trust.  We will strive for both, as these concepts are not mutually exclusive.  Our men and women will continue to partner with our community and strive to achieve a safer Dallas.

~Chief Eddie Garcia

 

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Homicide at 4225 Port Blvd

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at the Unique Truck Wash, located at 4225 Port Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers found the unidentified victim shot at the location. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries. This is an ongoing investigation.

The victim on this offense has not yet been positively identified. Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Homicide Detective Christopher Walton, #8479, at 214-701-8453 or by email at Christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com . Please reference case number 077643-2021. 

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.

 

 

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Identity of Burglary Suspect Sought

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the pictured burglary suspect. On April 13, 2021, between the hours of 12:38 am thru 1:00 am, the pictured suspect entered the victim’s located in the 3300 block of Spurlock Street and removed property without permission. The suspect took (2) Compressors, (1) Generator, and (3) Framing Guns. The suspect is described as a thin middle-aged black male with no hair.

Anyone with information on this suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact Detective A. Garza #8509 at 214-671-0069 / alberto.garza@dallascityhall.com.

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

 

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Dallas PD Honors 2021 Texas Teacher of the Year – Mr. Eric J. Hale

Monday, May 3, 2021, kicked off National Teacher’s Appreciation Week and Dallas PD began with the recognition of the 2021 Texas Teacher of the Year, Mr. Eric J. Hale. He teaches first and second grades at David G. Burnet Elementary School in Dallas, where 98% of the students live below the national poverty line. Mr. Hale is the first teacher in Dallas ISD to receive this honor and the first African American male in the state! His personal quote reads, “Speak what you seek until you see what you say.”

Mr. Hale has more than ten years of teaching experience and believes his mission is “to make sure that children that are going through poverty and traumatic experiences get the hope they need.” 

On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, Congratulations Mr. Hale; thank you for your dedication to teaching.   

 

Critical Missing – Edwin Pineda

Update: Mr. Pineda has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. On May 03, 2021, at about 3:00 a.m. Edwin Pineda was last known to be at his residence in the 4800 block of Colonial Ave.  Mr. Pineda may be a danger to himself.

Edwin is described as a 14-year-old white male. He has brown eyes, brown hair,  is 5’04”, and weighs 130 pounds. It is unknown what he was last wearing.

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

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Homicide on E. R. L. Thornton Freeway

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 8:59 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a health and welfare check call at 9125 E. R L Thornton Freeway. Officers found the victim Francisco Villanueva Rodriguez, a 35-year old Latin male, lying on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the face in the alley behind the Tiger Cabaret.  The actual offense location is 3830 Dilido Road.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and the Homicide Unit asks for anyone with information to contact Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or email:  scott.sayers@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 076188-2021.

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.

 

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Critcial Missing – Keydall Jones

Update: May 3, 2021

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Keydall Jones was found deceased in the 13660 block of Montfort Drive and was positively identified by the medical examiner. 

Original Post: April 30, 2021

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. On April 30, 2021, 2021 at 7:15 am, Complainant Keydall Jones was last seen in the 13600 block of Montfort Drive in Dallas, Texas. Complainant Jones may need assistance, he is autistic and nonverbal. If located, please approach cautiously.

Keydall is described as an 8-year-old black male with brown eyes and black hair. He is 4’01” and weighs 56 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded raincoat, white t-shirt, and khaki pants. 

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

 

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Speeding and Racing Task Force

The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, April 23 – 25, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 186 traffic stops, issued 174 citations, and made one felony arrest, 34 misdemeanor arrests, and seized two guns during this period.

On Friday, April 23, 2021, an officer assigned to the street racing operation observed a vehicle with an illegal window tint. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant for Assault M/A.

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, officers assigned to the street racing operation observed a vehicle fail to turn and proceed straight from a turn-only lane. Officers conducted a traffic stop and found the driver to be intoxicated. The driver was arrested for DWI with one previous conviction. During another incident, a vehicle was observed without a front license plate and subsequently stopped. During the traffic stop, officers observed a gun in plain view on the floorboard. The subject was taken out of the vehicle and found to be in possession of marijuana. The driver was arrested for UCW and possession of marijuana.

Officers arrived to break up a reckless driving event and stopped a vehicle with three spectators inside. The rear passenger attempted to identify themselves as a juvenile, but detectives were able to determine that the subject was providing false information. The subject was arrested for failure to identify and spectating at a reckless driving event.

The overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (February 19 – April 25, 2021) are as follows:

PSA – Leaving Vehicles Running while Unattended

The Dallas Police Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of leaving vehicles running while unattended.

Recently, the Dallas Police Department has seen a slight uptick in vehicles being left running and unattended while the driver “goes into a store for just a couple of minutes,” so say some reporting persons. Not only is it against the law to leave your unattended vehicle running (Texas Transportation Code 545.404), it’s extremely dangerous and it puts you at risk of not only being the victim of vehicle theft but also having the items inside your vehicle stolen. 

Compounding this situation is when a child is left inside the running, unattended vehicle. We all understand the inconvenience of loading, unloading, and reloading a child into a vehicle. However, we must never put our own convenience above the safety of our children. Your quick run into the store can easily take much longer than you had originally planned. Vehicles are stolen with children alone inside quite frequently. This happens even in the safest neighborhoods and it only takes a few seconds for a thief to jump into your vehicle and take off with your child in tow. Texas Penal Code 22.041 states that a person having custody, care, or control of a child younger than 15 years can be charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child if intentionally abandoning the child in any place under circumstances that expose the child to an unreasonable risk of harm. This carries a punishment of 180 days to two years in jail, as well as a possible fine not to exceed $10,000.

The Dallas Police Department encourages citizens to take the few extra seconds necessary to shut off and secure their vehicle, and to remove children when leaving their vehicles unattended. Our hope is that every parent is educated about these frightening situations that happen all too often. Think it can’t happen to you or your child? Think again. These are not risks you want to take with your child.

Homicide on Meyers Street

Update: April 28, 2021 @4:19 pm

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim through fingerprints analysis as Chris Edward Lacy, a 52-year old black male.

Original Post: April 28, 2021 @ 6:13 am

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 12:25 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 2627 Meyers Street.  The Homicide Unit learned that two adult males were shot and transported to an area hospital.  One of the male victims died at the hospital from his injuries and the second male victim is in stable condition.  There are currently no suspects identified or apprehended.  The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are under investigation.  The Homicide Unit will release the deceased victim’s identity after confirming it with the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office and notifying the next of kin.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Abel Lopez at 214-671-3676 or email:  abel.lopez@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 073262-2021.  

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.

 

 

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