On December 16, 2015, at about 10:00 a.m., Dallas Police Detectives contacted officers of the Northwest Crime Response Team (CRT) regarding a burglary video. The video showed a vehicle getting burglarized in the 2500 block of Walnut Hill Lane which caught a good visual of the suspect before leaving the location on a bicycle. The video gave a great description of the suspect and his clothing. The officers were asked to review the video based on their working knowledge of the area in which the crime occurred. The officers quickly set up a plan to search for the suspect. They thought that he could possibly be homeless, or part of a group that frequents the illegal game halls, one of which was right around the corner from the offense location. It was also believed that with the colder weather coming in, the chance of the suspect still wearing the same clothes was greater. The officers put the plan into motion and began their search. As they canvased the crime scene, they located shoe prints outside of the fence near the vehicle that had been burglarized.
Within an hour of the search, the suspect was located stepping out from behind a dumpster in the 3000 block of Webb Chapel Extension, several miles from the offense location. The suspect was still wearing the same clothing from the video and the sole print of the shoes the suspect was wearing matched the prints at the crime scene. The officers took the suspect into custody and arrested the suspect for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.
These officers demonstrated great teamwork, attention to detail and an enormous amount of knowledge of their division. Awesome work!!!