Detectives Bust Human Trafficking Enterprise

In April 2018, there was an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred at a house on Marcell Avenue in Dallas.  The following day we received an anonymous tip about activity at that house and within a few days of that we received an outcry from an individual who detailed prostitution and possible human trafficking occurring at that house.  The individual identified as the leader of the criminal activities is a man by the name of Tremont Blakemore.  The Dallas Police Department’s High-Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit and the Narcotics Interdiction Unit initiated a joint investigation into Blakemore’s activity. 

Suspect Blakemore was found to be the head of a large-scale prostitution organization operating in the North Texas region. Blakemore and this group has been tied to prostitution activity in multiple cities in Texas and throughout the nation. The victims he has trafficked for the purposes of prostitution come from as far away as Maine, Wyoming and Montana.  He routinely maintains a group of about 20 active females whom he prostitutes for his group’s profit.  Over the years a conservative estimate of the number of women he’s controlled and manipulated in this life of prostitution and trafficking easily stretches into the hundreds.  

Early yesterday morning, September 11, 2018, in a joint effort with members from Dallas SWAT, Dallas Police Special Investigations Division detectives, Dallas Police Fugitive detectives, investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety CID/THP, Special Agents with the FBI along with the Fort Worth and Lancaster Police Departments, we executed search warrants at the following locations associated with Blakemore:  

12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas

4529 Marcell Avenue, Dallas, Texas

1786 Overlook Drive, Lancaster, Texas

At the house on Yellow Wood we encountered and later interviewed 11 women who had been working for Blakemore’s group.  At the house on Overlook we discovered and later interviewed 4 additional women who also work for Blakemore’s group.  The women were all provided with opportunities for counseling and other services targeted at helping victims of human trafficking and prostitution.

Furthermore, the following individuals were arrested at 12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas:

Blakemore, Tremont    B/M/39   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Gonzalez, Donna          W/F/38   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Hurtado, Peaches        W/F/26    Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Because of the complexity of their illegal activities, this investigation remains active and ongoing.  Should we find additional individuals responsible for criminal activity who have been associated with this group or in furtherance of their criminal enterprise, they will face criminal charges as well.  

We want to thank whomever it was that sent the anonymous tip as well as the victims who have come forward detailing their experiences.  We likewise want to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety and our federal partners for their work. 

Finally, we ask that if anyone has information related to this investigation or the activities of Suspect Blakemore or any of his associates, we ask that you immediately contact Dallas Police High-Risk Victims Unit Detective Paulson at 214 671-4217.  

 

 

Homicide on Highland Hills Drive

Updated September 7, 2018 at 1:40 p.m.:

On September 7, 2018, the Dallas Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Jeremy Lamont Warren, a 19-year-old Black male, for the murder of Nequacia Jacobs that occurred at 5710 Highland Hills Drive on February 24, 2018. Jeremy Warren was already in the custody of the Dallas County Sheriff for unrelated charges and his bail has been set at $150,000.

Updated March 1, 2018:

Detectives believe they have recovered the suspect vehicle involved in this offense. Detectives are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect seen in this surveillance video. Anyone with information regarding this murder and the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Isom, #9272, at 214-671-3701 or email at andrea.isom@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to report #039964-2018.

Original Post:

On February 24, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 5710 Highland Hills Drive.  The victim, Nequacia Jacobs, a Black female 18-years-old, was shot and transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.  A second juvenile victim was also shot and taken to an area hospital with none life-threatening injuries.  The suspect arrived in the pictured white Dodge Charger with tinted windows and white rear spoiler.  The vehicle is believed to be between a 2005 and 2010 model with stock black wheels.  The suspect is described as a black male wearing a dark color hoodie with a distinct logo on the back and writing on the left sleeve. Anyone with information regarding this murder and the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Isom, #9272, at 214-671-3701 or email at andrea.isom@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to report #039964-2018.

 

 

 

Westmoreland Homicide Investigation

On September 4, 2018, at approximately 10:09 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at 7460 S. Westmoreland Road. The victim, Quinten Nelson, a 42 year-old Black male was shot and killed during an altercation in the parking lot of a convenience store. The victim died at the scene. The suspect fled the scene in a white SUV. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Chris Walton, #8479 at 214-701-8453 or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to report #196869-2018

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Murder Investigation on Switzer Ave

Victim, Jamal Mike

On September 5, 2018, at approximately 12:36 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 10820 Switzer Avenue. The victim, Jamal Mike, a Black male 30-years-old, was involved in an altercation with an unidentified Black male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Steve David, #4559 at 214-283-4834 or via email at steven.david@dpd.dallascityhall.com. Please refer to report #196927-2018

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Suspect Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault

On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at about noon, an adult female was walking to the dumpster at her apartment complex in the 4300 block of Wyoming Street when she walked by the suspect, who was standing next to the suspect vehicle, and exchanged pleasantries.  Moments later, as the female passed the suspect again on the way back to her apartment, the suspect grabbed the female, threatened her with a weapon, and sexually assaulted her. 

The suspect is described as a Latin male, 30 years old, 5’7” tall and 200 pounds.  He had short black curly hair and a goatee.  The right side of his face around his cheekbone had a different appearance than the left side.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt and brown nylon jogging pants.

The suspect was driving an older blue minivan, possibly a Dodge Caravan, with tinted windows and gray interior.  There was a white sticker with black lettering on the passenger side of the van.  There were no seats in the van other than the driver seat and front passenger seat.  There was a black air freshener shaped like a tree hanging from the rear view mirror.

If anyone knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense, they are asked to please contact Detective Haecker at 214-671-3610 or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

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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. 

Suspects Arrested for Aggravated Kidnapping

On August 14, 2018 at about 9:30 p.m., officers responded to an Aggravated Kidnapping call in the 4100 block of North Central Service Road and North Carroll Avenue. The victim stated that the known suspect, Concepcion Rosales- Zuniga, observed her inside the Walgreens located at 5001 Ross Avenue.  The suspect grabbed her while inside the Walgreens, brandish and gun in his waist, and forced her to exit.  The suspect forced her into a vehicle in the parking lot of the Walgreens. 

The vehicle was occupied by accomplice, Vincente Parra, who was the driver and accomplice, Celia Jaimes, who was the front passenger. The suspect pushed the victim in the backseat of the vehicle, handed the gun to accomplice Celia Jaimes, who then pointed the gun at the victim. The victim stated suspect Rosales-Zuniga back slapped her in the face multiple times. Witnesses who were waiting inside their car for the victim to come out of the Walgreens, observed the victim being pushed into the vehicle and called for police.   Witnesses followed the suspect vehicle to northbound Central Service Road at Carroll and flagged down officers.  Officers conducted a felony traffic stop and took the suspect and the accomplices in custody. 

The victim, the three suspects and the two witnesses were transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where interviews were performed by detectives.  Suspect Concepcion Rosales-Zuniga, accomplice Vincente Parra and accomplice Celia Jaimes were arrested for Aggravated Kidnapping and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. This offense has been documented on case number 179678-2018.

Information Wanted about Sexual Assault on Henderson Avenue

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect. 

On Friday, June 22, 2018, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a female victim was inside of the Beauty Bar nightclub located at 1924 N. Henderson Avenue, when she was sexually assaulted inside of a restroom. The male suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, 20-25 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 150 to 170 pounds, with dark brown or black hair, curly on top with fade cut on the sides. 

If anyone has information regarding the identity of the suspect or any information about this crime, please contact Detective Barton, #7441, at (214) 671-3685 or 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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cockrell Hill Homicide Investigation

On August 3, 2018, at approximately 6:37 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call at 4109 S. Cockrell Hill regarding the welfare of victim Leroy Price B/M/72.  Mr. Price was discovered inside his apartment deceased.  He suffered injuries that were consistent with homicidal violence.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to case #170494-2018

 

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Homicide Investigation at 700 Bluewood Dr

On August 3, 2018, at approximately 11:12 p.m., Dallas police responded to the 700 block of Bluewood Drive regarding a shooting.  The victims, Deionte Tatum, a24 year-old Black male and DeKylon Jones, a 19 year old Black male were fired upon as they drove on Bluewood in a vehicle.  Both victims were struck by gunfire.  Tatum was transported to area hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue where he died from his injuries.  Jones was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle.  Jones’ injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Loeb at 214-671-3702 orjeffrey.loeb@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to case #170696-2018     

 

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