Keeping Dallas Safe: Operations Throughout the City

The South Central Patrol Division and the Northwest Patrol Division conducted enforcement operations against prostitution with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence and strict enforcement. Between June 20 and June 22, 2018, both divisions conducted enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding prostitution. Utilizing a combination of Deployment officers and uniformed officers, the operations netted numerous arrests. Below are the results of the officers’ efforts.

Total Enforcement Action

  • 01 Arrest for Manifestation of Prostitution
  • 21 Citations for Manifestation of Prostitution
  • 01 Arrest for Bond Forfeiture for Prostitution
  • 02 Johns Arrested
  • 15 Pedestrian stops
  • 04 traffic stops

In continuing the hard work, officers of the Central Patrol Division and the Central Business District conducted enforcement operations in “hot spots” to address citizen complaints throughout the division. Various arrests for a multitude of offenses were made that included possession of dangerous drugs, public intoxication, open container, warrants, and criminal trespass.   Below are the results of the officers’ efforts.

Total Enforcement Action

  • 02 Investigative arrests
  • 12 City arrests
  • 02 pedestrian stops
  • 03 traffic strops

On June 22, 2018, the Northwest Division CRT and Deployment officers kept the pressure on and continued their dedication to keeping the citizens of Dallas safe. Various suspects were arrested for offenses. The offenses included arrests for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana, theft, and warrants.

Actions Taken

  • 06 arrests
  • 01 recovered stolen vehicle
  • 01 recovered stolen flatbed trailer
  • 1.9 grams of Marijuana
  • 01 recovered stolen pistol
  • Over 100 rounds of ammunition seized 

Suspect Wanted for Burglary at Glass Optical

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect seen on this surveillance video. On June 10, 2018 at about 11:00 a.m., the suspect entered the business located in the 800 block of W. Davis Street. The suspect can be seen on video taking several pairs of glasses. 

The suspect appears to be Latin female about 20 to 30 years old with a medium to heavy build. The suspect has long black hair and was wearing all black clothing.

Anyone who knows the identity of the suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective Watson at 214-671-0524. Please reference case number 125217-2018.

Murder Investigation – 11515 Leisure Dr

On June 20, 2018, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call at 11515 Leisure Drive where the caller dialed 911 and stated she just shot her boyfriend.  Officers located the boyfriend, Wilton Tate, a 29 year-old Black male inside an apartment suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Officers located the caller, Oshanique Banister, a 25 year-old Black female and took her into custody.  She was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where she was read her Miranda rights.  She voluntarily waived those rights and agreed to speak with detectives.  After interviewing Banister, speaking with witnesses and reviewing the available evidence, she was released from custody.  The case will be referred to a Dallas County Grand Jury.  

Southeast Patrol’s Summer Crime Initiative

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/13 thru 6/19:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 13th to June 19, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 35
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 23
  • Citations issued: 49

The following is the result from a search warrant executed on Bluffcreek Avenue:

  • 2 Arrest
  • 9.3 grams of Marijuana seized
  • 15.5 grams of Cocaine Rock seized
  • 6.7 grams of Cocaine melted
  • $31,161.00 cash seized

Original Post 6/13/2018:

In order to address concerns from the community, members of the Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative by targeting specifics areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in offenses.  From June 4 through August 6, 2018, this operation will utilize various Departmental resources to prevent and deter the commission of violent offenses, with an emphasis on reducing murders, non-family violence aggravated assaults, individual and business robberies, as well as deterring narcotics activity and gang violence within the specified area below.  

For the duration of this initiative, the community will see an increased officer presence in the targeted area, with increased enforcement action when applicable.  The effectiveness of this operational plan will be measured by the resulting decrease in the number of violent offenses committed. A daily review will be used to determine the efficiency of the resources and/or need for change in tactics.  Below is the enforcement activity for the week of June 4th to June 12th.

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 68
  • Investigative and Felony Arrests: 35
  • Executed Felony and Misdemeanor Warrants: 15
  • 311 Service Calls: 40
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 29
  • Drug Complaint checks: 28
  • Recovered Stolen Vehicle(s): 1

Foot Patrols were performed on the following dates:

  • June 6, 2018 7728 Great Trinity Forest
  • June 7, 2018 8003 Rothington 
  • June 8, 2018 (Assisted Code Compliance with Clean up)
  • June 9, 2018 8039 Chariot

Update: Homicide Investigation of Unidentified Female

Updated Post: June 19, 2018

The unknown victim has been identified as Briana Williams, a black female 22-years-old.  Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that the suspect seen riding the motorcycle in the video is responsible for her death.  Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or details surrounding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Grubbs at david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com or 214-671-3675. Please refer to case #113791-2018.

Briana Williams

Original Post: May 28, 2018

On May 28, 2018, at approximately 5:30AM, Dallas Police Responded to a call regarding an unconscious black female, approximately 25-30 years of age, in the parking lot of a business at 11129 Zodiac Lane. Upon arrival, police determined that the victim had died from homicidal violence. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

The victim on this offense has not yet been identified. Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Grubbs, with the Dallas PD Homicide Unit, at (214) 671-3675, or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #113791-2018.

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.

Keeping Dallas Safe: Gang Unit Activity

The Gang Unit participated in a joint operation with the National Guard in South Dallas targeting drugs and gangs.  The National Guard utilized a high altitude aircraft to assist gang elements in targeting/monitoring drug locations and building federal cases on drug houses throughout South Dallas.  As a result, the Gang Unit made six drug related arrests. 

On June 8, 2018, the Gang Unit assisted the DEA on a narcotics operation. Officers conducted two traffics stops, which led to two suspects apprehended. The suspects have ties to cartels in Mexico. The first traffic stop led to the seizure of 10 Kilos of Methamphetamine and a pistol. One suspect admitted to operating a Methamphetamine lab and gave consent to search his apartment.  The search of the residence led to a large seizure of 70 Kilos of Methamphetamine.

Below are the results of the operation.  Gang Unit keep up the good work in making Dallas a safe place to live!

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Safe Burglars Caught on Camera

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects seen in these photos taken from surveillance video. On March 26, 2018 at about 3:00 a.m., the suspects entered the business located in the 3900 block of S. Cockrell Hill Road. The suspects can be seen on video breaking in to the business with a crow bar then taking the safe. The suspects appear to be two Black males. This offense is documented on case number 063242-2018.

  • Suspect #1 Black male, about 5’10” to 6’00” tall, about 30 to 40 years old, heavy build wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and jeans.
  • Suspect #2 Black male, about 6’00” tall, about 20 to 25 years old, slim build, wearing a black sweat shirt and a two-toned baseball cap possibly green and yellow.

Anyone who knows the identities of these suspects or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective Watson at 214-671-0524. 

ARRESTS MADE: Suspect Sought in Homicide on Humphrey Drive

Updated June 19, 2018 at 2:50 p.m.:

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Cedric Spikes, an 18-year-old Black male, and a 15-year-old Black male juvenile were responsible for the death of Davieuntay Green.  With the assistance of the US Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force and the Dallas Police Gang Unit, Spikes was taken into custody on June 11, 2018 and the juvenile suspect turned himself into police on June 17, 2018.  Both have been charged with murder.    

Cedric Spikes B/M/18

 

Original Post:

On June 9, 2018, at approximately 4:05 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3700 Humphrey Drive.  The victim, Davieuntay Green, a black male 18-years-old, was found lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to contact Detective C. Shelton, #7760 at (214) 671-3612 orc.shelton@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

Hardware Tools Stolen

On June 1, 2018 at around 3 am, the pictured suspect broke into a business in the 1700 block of Empire Central. The suspect was seen driving the white panel van and break entry into the garage. The suspect stole a large amount of hardware tools. The suspect appears to be a Latin male, between 20 – 30 years old, has a bald head and possibly a goatee. Anyone with information regarding this burglary is asked to contact Detective K.D. Janse at 214-671-8066. 

 

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