On June 25, 2015 Detectives in the Child Exploitation Unit and Northeast Patrol arrested Kevin Rojas-Gallo, Hispanic male, 22 years of age, D.O.B. 2/25/93 for one count of Aggravated Kidnapping, F/1 and one count of Indecency with a Child/Contact, F/2.
This arrest stems from an investigation that was begun after a report was received from our victim, a Hispanic male, 10 years of age. On June 24, 2015, the victim stated that the Suspect followed him in a red vehicle as he was walking down the street near 6000 Ridgecrest Road around 4:00 p.m. and abducted him from that location. During the course of our investigation, the victim was able to provide substantial information that led to the location and identification of Arrestee Rojas-Gallo.
This offense is reported on Case #144550-2015. Arrestee Rojas-Gallo is in Lew Sterrett Jail with a $100,000.00 bond on each charge. A subject check of the Arrestee found additional warrants from Seagoville PD.
If you have any additional information on Arrestee Rojas-Gallo, contact Detective Lawler at 214-671-4453.
On June15, 2015, Detectives in the Child Exploitation Unit arrested Rolando Ramos, Hispanic male, 47 years of age, D.O.B. 6/3/68, for one count of Indecency with a Child/Contact, F/2. Suspect Ramos is the Head Coach for C. D. Independiente, of the Garland Soccer Association. The arrest stems from an investigation that was initiated after receiving allegations from three different past players who were coached by Suspect Ramos when they played for C. D. Independiente. The offenses occurred from 2006 through 2012 with the different Complainants who were all juveniles at the time of the occurrence. The Complainant on this offense for which Suspect Ramos was arrested for was 14 years of age at the time of the offense. We anticipate additional charges will be filed on Suspect Ramos as the investigation continues.
The offense for which suspect Ramos was arrested is reported on Case # 136638-2015. Suspect Ramos is in Lew Sterrett jail with a $2500.00 bond.
If you have any additional information on Suspect Ramos, or know of additional victims, contact Detective Clark at 214 671-4301.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 17 year old female student was walking to Roosevelt High School in the 1000 block of Hutchins Road. An unknown Black male attempted to assault the female by grabbing her. The victim was able to free herself, and the suspect fled the location in a newer model blue vehicle, possibly a Honda Civic.
The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 30’s, 6’2”, 185 pounds. The suspect was wearing a navy blue hoodie and blue jeans. This offense was reported on case number 118721-2015.
Patrol officers from the South Central Patrol Division are saturating the area with extra patrols. Dallas Police are working with Dallas ISD Police to notify area students and their parents.
Anyone having additional information regarding this offense should contact Detective David Clark of the Child Exploitation Unit at (214)671-4301.
On May 22, 2015, at approximately 1:00 PM, Dallas Police Patrol Officers arrested Jerrod Prescott Graves, Black male, 3/3/92 for Attempt Kidnapping/Child F/2 and Attempt Kidnapping/Adult F/3.
The first incident occurred on May 22, 2015, at approximately 8:50 am in the 4000 block of Altoona Drive. The victim, a 12 year old female, was walking to school when she was approached by Arrestee Graves who grabbed her. She was able to free herself and run from the Arrestee. A second incident occurred a short time later at approximately the same location with an 18 year old female victim.
Patrol officers were able to locate the Arrestee a few hours later and he was taken into custody. Arrestee Graves was placed in Lew Sterrett jail for Attempt Kidnapping/Child F/2 and Attempt Kidnapping/Adult F/3. The bond is pending at this time and these incidents are reported on case # 115178-2015.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has additional information related to this suspect or additional offenses, contact Det. Deleon at 214 671 3968.
Dallas police detectives, who were assigned to investigate the report of an attempted kidnapping of a 12 year-old victim in the area of 2500 block of Community Drive @ Denton Drive, have learned through follow-up interviews that the alleged incident did not occur. The department has provided the reported victim with referrals to agencies that are better equipped to provide her with assistance for the difficult life changes she is facing. The Dallas Police Department wants to say thank you to the community and media for their assistance in broadcasting the information on a possible suspect. We will continue to notify the public in the event of possible newsworthy concerns while at the same time conducting thorough investigations into such reports.
Original Story posted April 29, 2015
Suspect: Latin Male, 30-40 years old, 5’08” medium build. Star Tattoo on the right side of the neck.
On April28, 2015, at approximately 7:45 am, a 12 year old female complainant was walking on Denton Drive from Community Drive. The suspect was driving a dark color 4-door sedan, front passenger wheel was missing a hubcap and all other hubcaps were silver. The vehicle also had a red/orange apartment parking decal above the vehicle registration and the last number of the license plate is a 5. The suspect was wearing a short sleeve black t-shirt. The suspect, while staying in the vehicle, offered the complainant a ride and candy. The complainant was able to run away at this time.
On April 29, 2015, at approximately around 7:45 am, the same 12 year old female complainant was walking at the front of the apartment complex in the 2500 block of Community Dr., when the above suspect grabbed the complainant by the arm and pulled her to the back of the complex. The complainant was able to get away from the suspect. Suspect fled in a tan midsize pickup that was lowered and had scrap metal in the bed of the truck. The vehicle was scraping the ground as it went over the bumps. The suspect was wearing a short sleeve black t-shirt with a black jacket and khaki pants.
The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the above individual. Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.
On December 10, 2014, at approximately 8:31 am, Patrol Officers responded to a call for service in the 8500 block of Reva Street regarding a male who had sexually assaulted a 10 year old female. The suspect, Lucio Fernando Alvarado, L/M/05-12-1964, was known by the victim’s family. The suspect was interviewed by detectives in the Child Exploitation Unit. Mr. Alvarado has been arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Felony 1 on Case #293301-2014.
If you have any additional information on Arrestee Alvarado, or know of additional victims, contact Detective Barnes, Child Exploitation Unit, 214-671-4028.
On November 9, 2014, Fernando Hernandez, Hispanic male, 32, was arrested for Criminal Solicitation of a Minor, Felony 3, involving a 14 year old male child. The arrestee pulled up next to the child in his vehicle and asked the child to participate in a sexual act. The incident occurred in the 3200 block of South Cockrell Hill Road. This offense was reported on Case #269655-2014. Arrestee Hernandez is currently being held in Lew Sterrett jail with a $75,000.00 bond.
If you have any additional information on Fernando Hernandez, or know of additional victims, contact Detective Ortiz of the Child Exploitation Squad at 214-671-4301.
Sex Offender Registration Squad with CAPERS Command Staff
On February 2005, the Texas Attorney General’s Office passed a new legislation requiring all convicted sex offenders since 1970 to submit a DNA sample to the state. But this retroactive law allowed many offenders to slip by because they had not had further contact with law enforcement. Recognizing that this hole in the system would allow sexual assault cold cases to remain unsolved, the Dallas Police Sex Offender Registration (SOR) Squad took initiative to have both their officers and the Sex Offender Apprehension Program (SOAP) detectives properly trained to obtain buccal swab from offenders in order to submit to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
In the summer of 2013, SOAP conducted a city-wide DNA sweep to collect DNA samples from sex offenders who were not already listed in the CODIS DNA Database. Since then, DPD SOR and SOAP continues to screen all reporting sex offenders to keep the CODIS system updated.
On September 16, 2014, a DNA sample collected by the DPD SOR Squad matched an unknown DNA profile collected from a 2008 unsolved sexual assault case investigated by the Ft. Worth Police Department. This was the first CODIS match resulting from their collection efforts.
On October 27, 2014, as a result of their efforts, the Dallas Police Sex Offender Registration Squad was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the Texas Department of Public Safety Crimes Laboratory Service for ensuring sex offender compliance and providing a vital role in the continued success of the Texas DPS program. The Dallas Police Department is the largest police department in the state working directly with the CODIS lab on sex offender DNA. The Dallas Police Sex Offender Registration Squad is the first SOR squad to be honored by CODIS for its collection efforts.
From Left to Right: Lieutenant Alfred Diorio, Youth Services Deputy Chief Christina Smith, Narcotics Division Senator John Cornyn Deputy Chief Gil Garza, Crimes Against Persons Division
On September 29, 2014, representatives of the Dallas Police Department met with U.S. Senator John Cornyn at the Mosiac House to bring awareness to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The act will provide additional support and protection to victims of human trafficking, enhance victims’ services, and increase penalties in order to combat human trafficking, sexual exploitation, child sex trafficking, and child pornography. Through the creation of the Domestic Trafficking Victim’s Fund within the Treasury, the act will utilize the fines imposed on persons convicted of the related crimes. This provision is projected to deliver an additional $30 million to the federal resources available for domestic human trafficking victims. The act will also allow for the forfeiture of all property involved in human trafficking offenses to the government.
With the availability of these additional funds, the act will address human trafficking in three major ways. First, in order to assist victims in the restoration of their security and their lives, grants will be given to organizations such as the Mosiac House. For the last 13 years, the Mosiac House has been helping victims of human trafficking build new lives after escaping modern-day slavery. They do so by providing shelter, counseling, legal representation, and support services. Secondly, these funds will assist law enforcement in the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders. Lastly, changes in legislation clarifications and enhancement of maximum penalties will aim to decrease the human trafficking demands.
Human trafficking is designed to be invisible. The Dallas Police Department has been working arduously to expose modern-day slavery and make these invisible victims visible. Deputy Chief Christina Smith explains that through the development of the nationally recognized High Risk Victims Model, the Dallas Police Department’s specialized VICE Unit collaborates with the Child Exploitation Unit to identify and locate both adult and child victims. The department has also developed Operation Brick and Mortar, which is designed to investigate internet based sex trafficking. This proactive approach focuses on intervention by identification and treatment of victims, prevention by flagging chronic runaways who are high risk victims, and suppression by the aggressive investigation of traffickers. From 2013 to 2014, the Dallas Police Department conducted 121 child sex trafficking investigations, filed 83 felony cases related to child sex trafficking, and arrested 72 perpetrators. As a member of the North Texas Anti-Trafficking Team, we collaborate with almost 40 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and social services to fight human trafficking. With the help of Senator John Cornyn’s Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, the Dallas Police Department aims to continuously improve our efforts in protecting the citizens of Dallas.
The Act has been unanimously passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and currently awaits the approval by the U.S. House of Representatives.