Southwest Catches Violent Suspect

Early this morning, a Southwest patrol officer spotted a 2004 Black Hyundai  traveling down Jefferson Blvd. This vehicle caught the officer’s attention because it matched the description of the vehicle used in several business robberies throughout Dallas. The officer followed the Hyundai into the Quick Trip gas station located at Zang Ave. and  12th Street.  The officer observed the suspect,  later identified as Gregory Lewis, a 25 year-old Black male, walk into the store and called for additional cover officers. As the officer waited in his police vehicle, he received confirmation that Mr. Lewis was indeed the suspect wanted for multiple aggravated robberies. 

Upon the arrival of his cover officers, Mr. Lewis was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Lewis was interviewed by Robbery Detectives and was then transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. Mr. Lewis had just finished serving 4 years within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for aggravated robbery. Awesome work done by Southwest officers who were able to get a repeat felon off the streets. 

Suspect Arrested for Murder on Serenade Lane

On March 28, 2018, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 1245 Serenade Lane. Upon officers arrival, they discovered the victim, Grace Mathis, a 63-year-old Black female, deceased from a gunshot wound.

The suspect, Willie Elder, a 78-year old Black male, was taken into custody at the scene. The murder weapon was recovered at the scene by officers. The suspect was placed in jail for murder with a $250,000.00 bond.

Capital Murder Suspects Arrested

On March 10, 2017, at approximately 11:39 p.m., Dallas officers responded to the death of Lisa Saenz at 200 Santa Fe Avenue.  The victim was discovered in the Trinity River deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.  During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Kevin Kidd, a Black male 28-years-old; Emmanuel Kilpatrick, a Black male 31-years-old; and Jermon Simmons, a Black male 35-years-old were responsible for her death.  Kidd, Kilpatrick and Simmons have all been arrested and placed in jail for Capital Murder with a $1,000,000 bond.



“Operation Perseus”


The Dallas Police Department North Texas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, in partnership with Mesquite PD, Garland PD, and Grand Prairie PD, conducted Operation Perseus from August 28th through September 1st. The goal of this multi-agency operation was to leverage the resources of the North Texas ICAC Task Force to target individuals in the Dallas metropolitan area who use the Internet to sexually exploit children through online solicitation, child pornography, and Internet sex trafficking of minors. 

The Command Center for Operation Perseus was the Dallas Police Department’s ICAC Task Force office with twenty-two (22) participating local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. There were sixty-five (65) investigative personnel assigned to the operation to execute search warrants, file criminal cases, and arrest suspects.

The collaborative operation was a tremendous success which resulted in twenty-eight (28) arrests, execution of twenty-six (26) search warrants, two (2) pending arrests, and six (6) ongoing cases which are anticipated to result in arrests. 

The success of “Operation Perseus” serves as a clear message that the Internet is a hostile environment for those who are looking to harm or exploit children in the North Texas Region.   

Operational Accomplishments

26        Search Warrants Executed         

28        Arrests

  • 20 Possession of Child Pornography
  • 6 Prostitution/Trafficking of Minor
  • 1 Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • 1 Sexual Performance by a Child

   1        Victim Identified

Participating law enforcement agencies:

Dallas Police Department                                                 Lubbock Police Department

Dallas FBI                                                                        Fort Worth Police Department

Garland Police Department                                             Hood County District Attorney Office

Mesquite Police Department                                           Keller Police Department

Lancaster Police Department                                          Dallas ATF

Grand Prairie Police Department                                   Wylie Police Department

Irving Police Department                                                Collin County Sheriffs Office

United States Postal Inspection Service                        Seagoville Police Department

Texas Department of Public Safety                                Arlington Police Department

Cedar Hill Police Department                                         Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Mansfield Police Department                                         Desoto Police Department


Suspect Arrested for Murder on Kleberg Road

On August 3, 2017, Dallas Police responded to a call regarding an individual hearing gunshots from 14830 Kleberg Road.  Officers arrived and found evidence that a crime had been committed.  After speaking with several witnesses, it was determined that the victim, Raymond Stewart, a 50-year-old White male, died from homicidal violence.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined that LaDaryl Fisher, a 32-year-old Black male, was responsible for Stewart’s death.  Fisher was read his Miranda warning and agreed to speak with detectives.  Fisher was arrested and placed in jail for murder.  His bond has been set at  $500,000.00   

Suspect Arrested for Murder


On July 9, 2017, Suspect Ruvalcaba was involved in a vehicular pursuit of the victim. Both vehicles were involved in a crash at Elam Road and C.F. Hawn service road. Suspect Ruvalcaba took out a gun and shot the victim. Suspect Ruvalcaba was arrested, but his vehicle has not been recovered.

*Vehicle pictured is not actual suspect vehicle*
TX Tag HKN-4449
2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Charcoal Grey Color
Vehicle may have damage from crash

If anyone sees this vehicle or has any information regarding this offense, please contact Detective Montenegro, #6991 at (214) 671- 3624 or

ARRESTED – Julio Ruvalcaba

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.


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On July 9, 2017, at approximately 3:11 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at CF Hawn Service Road and Elam Road.  Upon officers arrival, they found the victim Christopher Geddes, a 31-year-old Black male, shot laying on the curb.  He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Julio Ruvalcaba, a 36-year-old Latin male, was responsible for victim’s death.  On July 10, 2017, Ruvalcaba was arrested and transported to Dallas Police Headquarters to be interviewed.  He was issued his Miranda warning and invoked his right to remain silent.  He was placed in jail for murder with a $200,000.00 bond.


While You Were Sleeping…

While you were sleeping, Dallas Police officers in the Central Patrol Division were hard at work capturing a suspect in a stolen vehicle and two other suspects who were breaking into vehicles.

Last night, at about 9:00 p.m., a victim called police to report that her vehicle was stolen from the 2800 block of Cityplace West Boulevard. A few hours later, another Dallas Police officer spotted a vehicle driving in the 2400 block of N. Haskell Avenue without any headlights illuminated. The officer stopped the vehicle and discovered that it had recently been stolen from Cityplace West Boulevard. The juvenile suspect was transported to the Youth Division at Police Headquarters and the vehicle was returned to the victim.

Later on, at about 3:00 a.m., officers working in a covert capacity spotted two suspicious individuals in the 700 block of N. Glasgow Drive. The suspects were walking down the street pulling on the door handles of parked cars. Officers watched as the suspects opened an unlocked vehicle and took property from inside the vehicle. Uniformed officers arrived and arrested the suspects for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The officers were also able to return the stolen property to the victim.

These are just a couple of examples of the great work our officers are doing every day and night to keep our city safe. Thank you!

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.

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.