Critical Missing Person – Robert Brian Biffle

Update March 23, 2017, at 6:01 p.m.:  Robert Brian Biffle has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Robert Brian Biffle. He was last seen on March 20, 2017 at about 1:00 p.m. in the 1400 block of Sterling Avenue. Mr. Biffle may be confused and has communication issues. 

He is described as a 53-year-old White male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’7″ tall and weighs about 152 pounds. Mr. Biffle was last seen wearing gray pants, a red and white shirt, and a blue sweater. 

If anyone knows the location of Robert Brian Biffle, they are asked to contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Robert Brian Biffle W/M/53

Information Needed About the Death of Jose Medellin

On March 16, 2017, at about 9:13 p.m., the victim, Jose Luis Medellin L/M/23, was shot and killed in the 4100 block of Sun Valley Drive. The suspects were described as several Latin males who fled the scene in an unknown direction. The Dallas Police Homicide Unit is asking for assistance from the public with the investigation of this offense. If anyone has any information about this offense, they should contact Homicide Detective Isom at 214-671-3701. This offense is documented on case number 059622-2017.

Victim: Jose Luis Medellin L/M/23

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 15 Year Old Anya Hart

Updated Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.:  Miss Hart has been located and is safe.

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a critical missing 15 year

On March 22, 2017, at about 8:poo P.M., Anya Hart was last seen in the 5000 block of Spyglass Drive. Anya is a White female, 15 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. Anya Hart was last seen wearing a blue and white soccer jersey with the number 6, pink leggings and black shoes. Ms. Hart has behavior and communication issues and may be in danger.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding Ms. Hart to call the Police Department at 9-1-1 or (214) 671-4268.


Narcotics/ SWAT – Barricaded Person(s) Incident – 2100 Block of Chatham Square Court

On March 21, 2017, at about 8:54 p.m., Dallas Narcotics officers were serving a warrant in the 2100 block of Chatham Square Court. As Narcotics officers reached the front of the residence, shots were fired at the officers. The situation was then treated as a barricaded person(s) incident. Dallas SWAT officers were notified and responded to the scene. Eventually, three individuals were taken into custody without incident. No officers were injured. The investigation is ongoing. This incident is documented on case number 063868-2017.

Attempted Agg Robbery 18470 Dallas Parkway


On March 21, 2017, at about 5:33 pm, officers were dispatched to 18470 Dallas Parkway regarding an armed encounter. Upon arrival, officers were contacted by an off duty Plano police officer who was at the location to sell personal merchandise. The off duty officer was approached by three black males. During the transaction one of the suspects produced a handgun. The off duty officer pulled out a handgun and fired at the armed suspect. All three suspects fled the location. The off duty officer was not injured. At this point in the investigation we do not believe any of the suspects were injured.

Public’s Assistance Needed in Pedestrian Struck at 2200 Cedar Springs Road

Updated March 21,2017:

During the afternoon of Monday, March 20, 2017, detectives received a call from the Freestone County Sheriff’s office with possible information regarding the Hit and Run accident that caused the death of Rachel Spelman.

Detectives traveled to Corsicana, Texas and interviewed individuals with knowledge that led detectives to believe John Adrian Esparza, L/M/38 was involved in this collision.

Detectives, using law enforcement data bases, were able to locate an address for the Esparza in Madill, Oklahoma.

A request for assistance from the Marshal County Sheriff’s Office in Madill, Oklahoma was then made. Marshal County Deputies were able to locate the vehicle at the address that Dallas Police Vehicle Crimes Unit detectives provided. Deputies advised our detectives that the vehicle had obvious damage consistent with striking a pedestrian.    

Dallas Police detectives traveled overnight to Madill, Oklahoma and met with Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies who assisted detectives with taking John Adrian Esparza into custody. Esparza was then transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was interviewed by Dallas Police Vehicle Crimes Detectives. Esparza gave a full confession to detectives regarding his role in this offense.

John Adrian Esparza is charged with Accident Involving Death, a second degree felony. He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail in Madill, Oklahoma. He will be extradited back to Dallas County by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office at a later date. 

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the following incident:

 On March 18, 2017, at about 2:10 a.m., a dark colored sedan, unknown make and model, struck a female pedestrian in the 2200 block of Cedar Springs Road. After the vehicle struck the female pedestrian, the unknown driver stopped and exited the vehicle. The driver walked back, looked at the pedestrian on the ground, and fled the location in an unknown direction. The driver is described as a Black male with short curly hair, approximately 5’10” to 6’2” in height, and was last seen wearing a gray shirt and black pants. The suspect vehicle has front-end damage to the front windshield and possibly the back window.   The victim is 23-year-old Rachel Spelman. 

If you have information regarding this fatal accident, please contact Detective Jearlyn Jackson in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0009. The associated case numbers are 060673-2017 and 060674-2017.

2017 Baker to Vegas Cup Challenge

The Dallas Police Department Running Team will participate in the 33rd Annual Baker to Vegas Cup Challenge. This is a 120 mile relay race involving law enforcement organizations from all over the world. The Dallas Police Department Running Team has been involved in this event for the past 25 years! 

The race begins in Baker, California and treks through the Mojave Desert, through two mountain passes, and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dallas Police Department Running Team has improved its race time every year and this year’s race is special. The officers will be running in memory of our five fallen officers who were murdered on July 7, 2016. We will also be honoring the founder of the Dallas Police Run Team, Sergeant Ronnie Bardin, who lost his battle with cancer this past year. 

The Dallas Police Department wants to thank all of our wonderful sponsors who have provided donations and resources. We are especially thankful to Sewell Cadillac, who has generously provided a wrapped vehicle that follows our runners along their journey to the finish line. 

Be sure to follow the Dallas Police Running Team on Facebook and Twitter!

Flag for Hope

On March 21, 2017, Don Goff, Director of Operations for Flag for Hope attended a Dallas Police Command Staff meeting to present the Dallas Police Department with a replica of America’s new national treasure, the Flag for Hope. The Flag for Hope is a centerpiece of a non-political social movement to promote unity, honor and peace. It started on May 23, 2015 at the Indianapolis 500 and was completed on September 18, 2016 at the Dallas Arboretum.

The canvas has traveled over 300,000 miles crisscrossing America to over 500 locations. More than 3700 Americans, including 500 plus veterans, police, fire/rescue, Olympians, notable sports figures, community leaders and everyday Americans have placed their hand or finger impressions on the giant 9 by 5 foot canvas to create the national flag. The 50 stars on the flag were personally painted by 50 Iconic Americans, chosen for both their individual achievement and their exceptional service to others, such as Muhammad Ali, Sandra Day O’Connor, Roger Staubach, Gloria Estefan, Senator John McCain, Smokey Robinson and a secret star to be revealed. The last hand impression to be placed on the flag was by Assistant Chief of the Dallas Police Department, Christina Smith, after the July 7th tragedy. 

After an 18 month journey the flag was finally completed and is to now embark a national museum tour beginning Fall/ Winter 2017. After the nationwide tour has ended, the flag will go on permanent exhibit at a national museum to be preserved for future generations of Americans. 


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Critical Missing Person James Monroe

Updated March 21, 2017:

Mr. James Monroe has been located and is safe. 

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

On Monday, March 20, 2017, at approximately 4:00p.m., James Monroe was last seen driving a 2009 White Chevrolet Tahoe, Texas license plate #4723AR. Mr. Monroe is a 48-year-old White male with brown hair and green eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 lbs. James Monroe’s direction of travel and clothing description is unknown. Mr. Monroe told his family members that he felt like harming himself.

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

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


Suspect Caught on Camera Stealing from Church

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the burglary suspect seen in these images taken from surveillance video. On March 5, 2017, at approximately 11:49 p.m., the suspect forced entry to the Full Life Outreach Church located at 2923 N. Masters Drive and took several items. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 051868-2017.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective French of the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112.