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. 

Original Post:

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.

Community Awareness Bulletin: North Central Division

Updated March 8, 2017:

Peter Lavone Johnson, B/M/21, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault for the offense which occurred March 1, 2017 at 7900 Forest Lane.  He is in jail with a $150,000 bond.  Johnson has prior convictions for Robbery, Theft from Person, and Burglary of Habitation.

Peter Lavone Johnson B/M/21

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On March 1, 2017, at approximately 9:10 a.m., a female victim was walking from her apartment residence to her car which was parked in the parking garage at 7900 Forest Lane.  The unknown suspect came up from behind the victim, forced her to the ground, and sexually assaulted her.  The suspect then fled eastbound on Forest Lane toward Central Expressway.  Dallas Police were called and did a search of the area, but could not locate the suspect.  This offense is documented on case number 047541-2017.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 20 to 25 years of age, approximately 6’0″ tall with a thin build.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark colored pants.  The victim further described the suspect as possibly homeless.

Citizens are being asked to be alert for any persons within the vicinity of this reported offense that match this description and appear to be suspicious. Individuals are encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Department to report those suspicious persons.      

Anyone having any information regarding this offense is asked to contact the Dallas Police Assaults Unit at (214) 671-3593

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.

Case Closed: Suspect Arrested for Murder on Leath Street

On March 1, 2017, at approximately 8:59 p.m. the victim, Mark Warner B/M/54, and the suspect, Kedarien Bennett B/M/25, were involved in a verbal argument in the 1800 Block of Leath Street.  A witness, who knew both the victim and the suspect, tried to tell them to stop arguing.  The suspect then pulled out a gun and shot the victim, who was unarmed, multiple times and then fled the location with the weapon.  The victim was transported to Parkland Hospital where he died from his injuries.  The witness was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound to his leg and transported to Dallas Police Homicide where he positively identified the suspect from a photo.  An arrest warrant was issued for suspect, Kedarien Bennett.

On March 2, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m., U.S. Marshal’s FAST Team along with Southwest patrol officers arrested suspect Kedarien Bennett for Murder in the 2000 block of Bickers Street without incident.  The suspect was booked into Lew Sterrett Jail on a $500,000. 00 bond.


Murder Suspect Arrested At Scene

On January 24, 2017, at approximately 7:13 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance at 14500 Dallas Parkway. Upon arrival, officers found Vincent Aisu a 47 year old Black male victim with stab wounds and the suspect, Emanuel Mabe a 62 year old Black male. The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal argument. Suspect Mabe got a knife and began stabbing the victim causing serious bodily injury. The victim was transported to Parkland Hospital where he died from his injuries. The Suspect was arrested at the scene and admitted to his involvement in this offense. This offense is cleared with the arrest of the Suspect. A murder offense was made on 018394-2017.

Homicide Suspect Arrested

On December 11, 2016 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at the Regency Hotel located at 11350 LBJ Freeway. The victim, Stephen Egana, a 21-year-old Black male, was shot by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

On January 3, 2017, Cicero Leonard Louisjean was arrested by the METRO Unit at the Budget Suites at 9519 Forest Lane. He was brought to the Homicide Unit where he was interviewed. He was placed in jail for the Murder of Stephen Egana on a $250,000.00 bond. This offense was reported on case number  294451-2016.

For more information please read the below affidavit:

Homicide Investigation 2400 Calypso Street – Arrest Made

On November 5, 2016, at approximately 8:43 am, a witness was walking his dog and came across the victim, Bolivar Salazar L/M/64, deceased on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of Calypso Street.  The victim had been at a gas station just before he was murdered.  Mr. Salazar was found with blunt force trauma on his face and head.  On November 11, 2016, patrol officers arrested the suspect, Adriean Burns B/M/30.  The suspect was brought to the Dallas Police Homicide Unit where he confessed to killing the victim and taking his debit card and using it at the gas station.  The suspect was booked into jail for Capital Murder with a $500,000.00 bond.  This offense is documented on case number 265305-2016. Please see the attached arrest affidavit.

Sexual Assault Arrest


Suspect, Cesar M. Gonzalez

On November 5, 2016, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a call regarding a female stating she had been sexually assaulted. The female told officers she had accepted a ride from a Latin male driving a black Ford pickup truck. The suspect drove to a residential street near the intersection of Lake June Road and North Prairie Creek Road and sexually assaulted the female. At some point during the assault the suspect claimed he was either a Dallas officer or a Dallas County officer. The female was able to get out of the truck and record the license plate number. Using the vehicle information provided by the female, Dallas Police were able to find the truck at the registered owner’s address and determine that the registered owner matched the description of the suspect. Detectives then secured the necessary search warrants, and the suspect was interviewed at Dallas Police Headquarters.

The suspect has been identified as Cesar M. Gonzalez, a Latin male, 33 years old. Cesar Gonzalez was arrested for Sexual Assault. He is currently in the Dallas County Jail on a $100,000 bond. This offense is documented on Case #265239-2016. At this time Mr. Gonzalez is not a suspect in any other offenses that have been reported to Dallas Police.

Prior to this incident, Cesar Gonzalez was arrested in December 2010 for Impersonating a Public Servant and received five years probation. That offense was documented on Case #0349574-X.

Keeping Dallas Safe: Police and Citizen Work Together to Catch Burglar

On October 20, 2016 at about 1:30 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the 5500 block of Spring Valley Road. A witness called for police after she observed a suspicious individual looking around outside an apartment that she knew he didn’t live in and then enter the apartment through the window. The witness continued to watch as the suspect crawled back out of the window, replaced the screen and then wiped it down. As the witness stayed on the phone with 911, she was able to give the dispatcher a detailed description of the suspect and his direction of travel. 

Responding officers were able to catch the suspect a short distance from the offense location. The suspect had a backpack containing various property that belonged to the victim. Officers were able to return all of the property back to the victim. The suspect, Deante Washington B/M/27, was arrested for Residential Burglary and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. 

Thanks to the outstanding observation by this vigilant citizen and the work of the North Central Patrol officers, this burglar is off the street and the victim was able to get all of his property back. This is a great example of how the teamwork between citizens and officers keeps our city safe. Remember, if you see something, say something. 


Updated Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:10 p.m.:

On September 2, 2015, the Dallas Police Department began the murder investigation of Dr. Kendra Hatcher, a dentist murdered inside a parking garage in the Uptown area of Dallas.  After further investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Brenda Delgado for the commission of this offense.  During the search for Ms. Delgado, it was determined that she fled to Mexico.  Dallas Police Detectives partnered with federal law enforcement agencies, and through this collaborative effort, Ms. Delgado was taken into custody on Friday, April 8, 2016, by the Mexican authorities, along with the FBI.  Ms. Delgado has been extradited and has been turned over to Dallas County. 

Special thanks to our federal partners: FBI, ATF, U.S Marshals, U.S Attorney’s Office, and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

Update April 9, 2016 at 11:12 a.m. 

The Dallas Police Department wishes to extend its thanks and appreciation to the Mexican Government, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the FBI for their work in securing the capture of Capital Murder suspect Brenda Delgado yesterday in Mexico. 

Delgado’s capture  is  another step in the process of seeking justice for the family of Dr. Kendra Hatcher.  We will continue to work with our partners diligently toward that end.




On September 28, 2016, the Child Exploitation Squad, Dallas Police Department, arrested Angel Rivera, Latin male, 45, in connection to a Sexual Assault/Child offense involving a 14 year old female victim. The offense occurred at 11837 Judd Court where Arrestee Rivera runs a speed and agility training facility.  The victim was being coached by Arrestee Rivera when the offense occurred at his facility.  This offense was reported on case number 210976-2016.

Arrestee Rivera was placed in the Dallas County Jail for Sexual Assault/Child, F/2, with a 100,000 bond.  

If you have any additional information of this Arrestee Rivera please contact Detective Paulson at 214 671 4217.