Scam Alert-Spoofing of Criminal Justice Agencies Phone Numbers

The Dallas Police Department has seen an increase in phone scams impersonating local police departments, judges, and other city officials.

The caller will advise the individual that they have fines for outstanding warrants, missed jury duty, or failure to appear for a court proceeding. The caller will demand you remain on the line until the bail bond/fine is paid.  In some cases, the caller will ask you to meet at a bail bond office, where the transaction takes place in the parking lot.

This is a public awareness announcement, but if you have suffered a loss in one of these scams, please contact the Dallas Police Department Financial Investigations Unit at (214) 671-3543 or by email at www.forgery-dpd@dallascityhall.com or go to your nearest police substation to file a report.

Information Wanted In Aggravated Assault

Dallas Police need the public’s help to identify a suspect in a 2008-2012 White Chevrolet Silverado 4DR, Chrome rear bumper, tinted blue LED headlights, with a short bed pickup truck.

On September 24, 2022, between the times of 12:00 AM and 1:10 AM, the suspect was involved in an aggravated assault originating from a road rage incident. The suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on C F Hawn Fwy from SM Wright Freeway to St. Augustine Drive. The incident was documented under case number 173655-2022 .

If you have any information on the vehicle, suspect, or offense, please contact Detective Hesse #10549 of the Youth Unit, at 214-671-3663/214-671-4268 or kirk.hesse@dallaspolice.gov.

Dallas Police And Dallas Fire Rescue To Utilize Technology That Communicates Precise Locations

On September 30, 2022, the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue announce their public rollout of what3words location technology.

After successful piloting, both the departments will use what3words to respond to incidents and callers using the app or online map. Using what3words addresses gives callers a simple way to describe precisely where help is needed, enabling responders to find and get resources to the scene faster.

Emergencies can happen anywhere, from a car crash in a remote location to an incident outside a specific stadium gate. In an emergency, identifying precisely where help is needed is critical. This can be near impossible if you are in an area with no address, or if that address isn’t good enough to describe where you’re at.

Callers who don’t know where they are often using their phones to try and find themselves via a pin on a map – but it’s difficult to describe that pin to someone over a 911 call.

what3words has divided the world into three-meter squares and given each square a unique combination of three words. For example, ///shed.rocky.echo (https://what3words.com/shed.rocky.echo) is a precise three-meter square for Dallas Police Headquarters.

A caller can use the app, or online map system to provide the three words to a 911 call taker, and can then be used to identify the precise location and direct resource to exactly where it is required.

Chief Eddie Garcia of the Dallas Police Department said, “Being able to get a location quickly is everything in an emergency situation because time is crucial. An additional tool like what3words will help us find a location quickly, and respond to an emergency faster to get help to those who need it.”

“As a public service agency, we are always looking for better ways to enhance our service delivery to the people we serve,” said DFR Chief, Dominique Artis. “And we are excited to incorporate what3words as an added tool to help us do just that through their location software.”

Giles Rhys Jones, CMO of what3words adds, ‘Not being able to tell 911 exactly where help is needed can be extremely distressing for a caller. Having the free what3words app downloaded provides a simple solution, and enables individuals to further direct emergency response teams to their location. By rolling out this technology across the city, Dallas Police and Fire teams are innovating where it really matters.’    

what3words is free to use via the app for iOS and Android or the online map at what3words.com.  The system works offline, making it ideal for use in areas with unreliable data connections. what3words addresses cover the entire world and can be used in over 50 languages.

OIS on Shiloh Road

Update September 29, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. – 

On September 28, 2022, at approximately 05:33 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to an armed encounter call in the 10300 block of Shiloh Road in Dallas, Texas. The preliminary investigation determined several people called 911 reporting a man walking around the area with a pistol in his hand. 

Officers Jacob Rozenburg, Brandy Walling and Otilo Valdez-Sanchez Jr., responded and found the suspect, 64-year-old Darrell Hibbard, in the front yard of a house in the 10300 Shiloh Road with a pistol in his hand. 

The preliminary investigation determined the officers gave repeated verbal commands for Hibbard to drop the weapon. Hibbard did not drop the gun and walked toward Officer Walling, standing outside of her patrol car. Officer Walling gave at least 30 verbal commands for Hibbard to drop his weapon. Hibbard then raised his pistol and pointed it towards officers. There was an exchange of gunfire and Hibbard was shot several times.

Once the scene and the suspect were secured, officers provided medical treatment, and the suspect was transported to a local hospital where he died at 7:10 a.m.

During the preliminary investigation, police located several loaded rifles stacked on the porch of the home.

The investigation determined both Officer Walling’s and Officer Rozenburg’s marked squad cars were hit by suspect’s gunfire.

The investigation also found all three officers fired their department issued weapons. The suspect also fired multiple rounds toward officers. No one else was injured.

The Explosive Ordinance Squad also responded to the scene after detectives were informed that the suspect’s room may contain explosive devices. A search of the home was conducted, and no devices were found.

The Dallas Police Special Investigations Unit responded and continues to investigate the incident. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office responded and is conducting an independent investigation. The Office of Community Police Oversight was notified and responded to the scene.

IN AN EFFORT TO BE TRANSPARENT, THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS RELEASING THE BODY-WORN CAMERA FOOTAGE OF THE INCIDENT.  

 

 

Original:

On September 28, 2022, at 5:35 AM, Dallas Police Officers responded to a call for service (armed encounter) in the 10300 block of Shiloh Road. 

 

The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived, the male suspect was armed with a handgun. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapon. The suspect did not drop the weapon and began firing at the officers. 

 

Officers returned fire hitting the suspect. Officers attempted to render medical aid and the suspect was transported to a local hospital where he later died. This remains an ongoing investigation and information is limited. No officers were injured. The incident will be documented under case number 176383-2022. The Dallas Country District Attorney’s Office and Office of Community Police Oversight have been notified. 

Homicide on W. Jefferson Blvd

 

On September 25, 2022, at approximately 4:23 p.m., Dallas Police were asked to respond by Dallas Fire Rescue to a call in the 5000 block of W. Jefferson Boulevard.  The preliminary investigation by the Dallas Police Vehicle Crimes Unit determined Antonio Garcia Jojola, 66, was intentionally hit by a vehicle. He died at the scene.

Further investigation by detectives identified the suspect driver as 26-year-old Gabriel Lule. Lule was located in Hutchins, Texas and arrested for murder.

The investigation is ongoing and documented under case number 174694-2022.

 

Homicide on Scyene Road

On September 24, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 9600 block of Scyene Road.  The preliminary investigation determined Donnie Davidson, 32, was shot multiple times. Davidson was taken to a local hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue, where he died.

 The investigation is continuing and is documented under case number 174262-2022.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Guy Curtis at 214-671-3633 or guy.curtis@dallaspolice.gov.

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, seven days a week.

 

 

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Homicide on Al Lipscomb Way

 

Updated on September 28, 2022:

Dallas Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the pictured individuals in regard to the recent homicide on Al Lipscomb Way.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Patty Belew at 214-671-3603 or email patty.belew@dallaspolice.gov.

Original Post:

On September 25, 2022, at approximately 1:24 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 2900 block of Al Lipscomb Way. When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old male in a vacant lot with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue took the victim to a local hospital, where he died.

 The investigation is continuing and is documented under case number 174351-2022.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Patty Belew at 214-671-3603 or email patty.belew@dallaspolice.gov

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, seven days a week.

 

 

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Homicide on Burger Avenue

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, at approximately 6:04 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 2800 block of Burger Avenue.  The unknown victim, a male between 17-21 years of age, was shot multiple times on the sidewalk by an unknown suspect.  He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing, with no suspect in custody.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Abel Lopez at 214-671-3676 or by email at abel.lopez@dallaspolice.gov. Please refer to case number 174142-2022.

All media inquiries should be directed to DPD media relations at 214-671-4065 or email pio@dpd.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, seven days a week.

 

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Homicide on Overton Road

Update: September 25, 2022

Dallas Police arrested Anthony Welcome, 51, and have charged him with Murder in the death of Demarcea Hodge.

Welcome was taken to the Dallas County Jail.

Original Post: September 24, 2022

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, at approximately 4:49 pm, officers responded to a shooting call at the Chevron Gas Station parking lot, located at 3926 E. Overton Road.  The victim, 21-year-old Demarcea Hodge, and the witness were shot by an unknown suspect.  Both were transported to Baylor Hospital by Dallas Fire-Rescue, and victim Hodge died from his injuries.  The witness was treated and released.  

The investigation is ongoing, with no suspect in custody.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or by email at scott.sayers@dallaspolice.gov. Please refer to case number 174087-2022.

All media inquiries should be directed to DPD media relations at 214-671-4065 or emaipio@dpd.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, seven days a week.

 

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