Please Help Identify Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the Public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in the videos. 

The Dallas Police Department is currently investigating four criminal mischief offense, that occurred at various churches in the South Central Division.  Please review the attached video.  If you recognize the involved suspect please call Detective Merenda at 214-671-4569.

 

 

Critical Missing – Tyler Lewis

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Tyler Lewis. Mr. Lewis was last seen in the 11300 block of Amanda Lane. Mr. Lewis was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and red pants with a white stripe.

Mr. Lewis may be a danger to himself. He is described as a 20-year-old Black male. He is 5’11 and weighs 160 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. 

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

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National Child Passenger Safety Week

The third week of September has been established as National Child Passenger Safety Week. Parents across the world transport their children in vehicles daily in child safety seats. The goal of National Child Passenger Safety Week is to make sure your child is in the correct car seat and that it is properly installed.

Car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injuries in a crash by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. Vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death for children. Data shows that from 2013 to 2017, there were 3,313 children under the age of 13 killed while riding in passenger vehicles. These deaths are preventable by making sure children are properly buckled in and sitting in a properly installed safety seat.

For help to get your child passenger seat installed correctly please see list below:

 

Dallas Police Department -South Central NPO Unit

Senior Corporal Bronner – 214-671-4532

(Call for appointment)

TxDot – Dallas District

Bernadine Moore – 214-320-6220

Elizabeth Jones – 214-320-6235

Children’s Health Car Seat Hotline

214-456-2059

Texas Department of Public Safety

Lt. Lonny Haschel, CPSTI – Dallas-Ft. Worth Area

Lonny.Haschel@dps.texas.gov

 

 

 

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Results of Operation Restore September 12, 2019

The Dallas Police Department aggressively approaches the fight against violent crime with the recent rollout of Operation Restore. This police tactic is well underway and will continue as needed. Officers are working specifically to rid the streets of guns, gangs and drugs. Here are the latest and successful results from the men and women in blue; keeping crime down, and safety up.

Homicide on Elsie Faye Heggins Street

On Friday, September 13, 2019, at approximately 3:29 a.m., Dallas police responded to a structure fire call at 3228 Elsie Faye Heggins Street.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.  Once the fire was put out, a body was found inside the residence.  Homicide Unit detectives learned that an unknown suspect threw an object with accelerant against the house and it ignited, causing the fire to spread into the residence.  Detectives have made a tentative identification of the victim, a 38-year-old Black female, but her personal information will not be released until the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office officially determine her identity and notify the next of kin.

The Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this offense and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Detective Christopher Walton at 214-671-3632 or via email:  christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 186234-2019.

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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Don’t Forget, the DPD K9 Chief on the Beat is Tomorrow!

Our upcoming K9 “Chief on the Beat” is happening tomorrow, September 14th from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Reverchon Park and Recreation Center (3505 Maple Ave). This free event will be a great time for families to bring out their furry, four-legged friends. The day will get started with a few remarks from our Chief of Police U. Reneé Hall and Deputy Chief Thomas Castro.

Our Office of Community Affairs team has been hard at work over the past few months alongside our K9 Unit to plan this fun community engagement event. There will be a dog costume contest with prizes for dogs of all sizes. Be sure to dress up your pet and sign up for the dog costume contest (which will be onsite, at the event). There’s also a special best owner/dog combo for the participant that works to match their canine companion.

During this Saturday’s K9 “Chief on the Beat” we’ll also have demonstrations from Senior Corporal Millard with her partner K9 Officer Yoll and the Dallas Disc Dogs. Join us for this free family-friendly event and participate in the day’s festivities.

 

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Critical Missing Person Shannon Perkins

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Updated Post: September 12, 2019, @ 2:00 p.m.

Shannon Perkins has been located and is in good health.

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Shannon Perkins.

On September 12, 2019 at about 11:45 a.m., Ms. Perkins was last seen on foot in the 200 block of S. Ewing Ave. wearing a blue t-shirt and grey leggings with a white vertical stripe on the side. Ms. Perkins is described as a Black female, 32 years old, 5’04” tall, weighing 265 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and may be a danger to herself and others.

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

September’s Officer of the Month – Officer Yvette Gonzales

Police Officer, Yvette Gonzales (#9819), known for devoting many weekends to helping youth in Dallas, was honored as Officer of the Month for September.  Gonzales’ supervisor says she is kind, friendly, helpful, and inspirational to many of her peers.

“She helps mentor rookie officers every chance she gets,” said Sergeant Shannon Smith. “She is the type of officer any supervisor would want to work for them.”

A dinner was held in Gonzales’ honor September 10th. It was sponsored by members of the East Dallas and Alexander C. Garrett Masonic Lodges.

Gonzales works out of the Northeast Patrol Division. She’s been there for a number of years. The Police Athletic League recognized her devotion and loyalty to the community she serves and felt that she was deserving of the recognition.

Gonzales takes a personal interest in each student she encounters, hoping to make a difference in their lives.

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National Suicide Prevention Week

 

The Dallas Police Department is recognizing National Suicide Prevention Week, which began on Sunday, September 8, 2019. This annual week-long campaign is to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs. Data shows that the population of Texas is estimated at 29.09 million. The three cities with more than 1 million people includes Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.  Out of all 50 states, Texas is ranked as 10th with the lowest suicide rate.

There are several reasons why people commit suicide. It is often an act that is made during a storm of strong emotions.  Research shows the following are several reasons why people are led to the decision of  suicide:  

  • Depression
  • Mental Illness
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Substance Abuse and Impulsivity
  • Loss or fear of loss
  • Hopelessness
  • Chronic Pain and Terminal Illness
  • Social Isolation
  • Cry for help

Everyone can help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More information about Lifeline can be found on their website at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

 

 

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Critical Missing Person Leonard Lopez

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Updated Post: September 11, 2019, @ 8:30 a.m.

Mr. Lopez has been located. 

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Leonard Lopez.

On September 09, 2019 at about 6:00 p.m., Mr. Lopez was last seen in the 3800 block of O.B Crowe Dr., Dallas, TX. Mr. Lopez is described as a Latin male, 30 years old, 5‘05“ tall, weighing 127 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Lopez was last seen wearing a purple t-shirt, blue jean shorts, white tennis shoes, and may be a danger to himself or others.

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