Abandoned Child Incident

On June 23, 2018, at 11:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to 901 W. Jefferson Road in Grand Prairie, Texas regarding a call about an abandoned infant that was discovered in the 5900 block of Watership Lane in Dallas, TX. Officers responded to Texas Health Emergency Room and spoke with a witness, who found and transported the infant to the hospital. The witness and officers then  drove back to the 5900 block of Watership Lane, and met with detectives. Detectives spoke with the witness who stated, that on June 23, 2018 at about 9:30 p.m. she was taking out the trash when she observed the infant lying in the grass next to a dumpster. The witness waited for her husband to get home from work before they transported the infant to the hospital. The witnesses are new to the area and used a cell phone to look up a nearby hospital and transported the infant to Texas Health in Grand Prairie. The  infant was later transported to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Detectives have not located any additional witnesses, the mother of the child, or who left the baby at the location. This incident is documented on case number 136555-2018 and is still ongoing.

As of right now we are still working on identifying the Mother. The baby is in stable condition.

We are asking anyone with any information to please contact Detective Herring at (214) 275-1321. If anyone believes they may know the mother of this baby, the Dallas Police Department encourages them to call 911, Crime Stoppers at 214 -373-TIPS or submit anonymous tips through the iWatch Dallas app.

Community Awareness Bulletin: Arrest Made

On April 27, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Dallas Police Department arrested Daniel Acevedo, H/M 23, for (2) counts of Trafficking in Persons/Child, F/1, (2) counts of Compelling Prostitution/Child, F/1, (1) count of Sexual Assault/Child, F/2, with $100,000 bond on each charge/count for a total of $500,000 bond on all (5) charges.  All offenses are reported on Case Number 69286-2016.

Comm Awareness

The arrest stemmed from an investigation where a 17-year-old female runaway was located by the High Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit (HRVU) in an escort ad on the website Backpage.com.  Detectives in the High Risk Victims and Vice Units were able to locate and rescue the victim.  Evidence was developed through the investigation which demonstrated Arrestee Acevedo trafficked and compelled the victim to engage in prostitution from December 1, 2015, until March 22, 2016.

Arrestee Acevedo has an extensive criminal history including drug, assault, and burglary offenses with approximately 14 arrests reported in Dallas County. 

If you have any additional information of this suspect please contact the High Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit at 214 671 4205. 

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Child Abuse Awareness Month

Did you know April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month? The Dallas Police Department Child Abuse Unit works in partnership with the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center to help children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. The Dallas Police Child Abuse Unit investigates cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and homicide.

By operating out of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, detectives in the Dallas Police Child Abuse Unit have immediate access to CPS workers, forensic interviewers, and therapists who can try to begin the healing process for victims. For more information, please check out the following video which features Dallas Police Child Abuse Detective Valentine and Chief Development Officer Andrew Snow of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 

For more resources, you can visit istandup.org or go to trainingcenter.net to complete an online course on keeping your children safe.