Operation H2O

Early this afternoon a group of Sergeants teamed up to provided cold bottled water and informative flyers to the homeless.  The flyers contained information to raise awareness of heat related injuries among the homeless and citizens who spend a large amount of time outdoors. Currently, there are approximately 1,098 homeless individuals living in the City of Dallas. 

With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees this summer, homeless individuals are in need of clean drinking water to avoid suffering from heat- related illnesses. This team of Sergeants traded in their ticket book for cold bottles of water to hand out to the homeless and citizens within the Downtown area. Safety is Dallas PD’s top priority and raising awareness to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke this summer is one step closer to Keeping Dallas Safe. #OperationH2O 

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Endangered Child: Jennifer Mejia

Jennifer “Vanessa” Mejia

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jennifer Mejia.

Jennifer Mejia, who also goes by Vanessa Mejia is a juvenile female who was reported as an Endangered Child to Child Protective Services (CPS). Information from CPS indicated the child came from Honduras about a month ago and she is in the company of her father, Felipe Mejia. According to a witness, the child may be somewhere in San Antonio or in the North Texas area.

Jennifer is a 13 year-old Latin female, she is 4’11” weighs 100 lbs., she has black hair and brown eyes. 

If you have any information regarding Jennifer’s location or if you have come in contact with her, please contact a detective with the Dallas Police Department’s High Risk Victims & Trafficking Unit.

Detective J. Ortiz: 214-671-4473

Detective M. McMurray: 214-671-4439

Community Awareness: Attempted Kidnapping

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at around 4:50 p.m. a 14 year-old female was walking home from a bus stop in the 8500 block of Cadenza Lane, when a green minivan stopped and a Latin male suspect exited the vehicle. The  suspect grabbed the female and attempted to pull her into the van. The female was able to run away and the suspect left in an unknown direction. The female victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a Latin male, between the ages of 25-35 years of age, he is about 6 feet tall, has black hair in a box shape with brown eyes. The suspect was seen wearing a white shirt, light colored blue jeans and dirty black work boots. The suspect walked as if he was bowlegged and the minivan had a ladder on top. 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating this suspect. If anyone observed this incident, please call Detective J. Morgan at 214-671-4313.

 

 

Sexual Assault at 6300 W. Camp Wisdom Road

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 at approximately 12:05 p.m., the victim was sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect as she entered into her residence after taking out the trash. The suspect then fled the area on foot. The sexual assault occurred in the 6300 block of W. Camp Wisdom Road near Clark Road. 

The suspect is described as a Black male, 20-30 years of age, 5’07” – 5’08” tall, with tiny bumps on his face. He was wearing a black cap with white lettering, and a black shirt with red, white, and yellow letters with a skull on the back. 

If anyone has any information that could lead to the identity of the suspect in this offense, please contact Detective Haecker at 214-671-3610.

Crime Stopper Reward Information

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. 

Community Awareness Bulletin – Uptown

On December 3, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a female was walking in the 2700 block of Cole Avenue, near Cedar Springs Boulevard when a Latin male, approached her, and pushed her into a stairwell of an apartment complex. The Latin male, described as being light skinned and approximately 5’10″ tall, then assaulted the female. After the assault, the suspect then fled on foot. 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.

Crimes Against Persons Detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the area that evening who may have observed the possible suspect, or who may have any information that could possibly be related to this offense. Please contact Detective Anderson at 214-671-3616 with any information regarding this case. This offense is documented on case number 275814-2017.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crime. If you have information about this crime, please call 214-373-TIPS.

Calling 911

Do you wonder if you should get involved and call 9-1-1 when you encounter a disturbance or an emergency situation? If unsure, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is someone in danger?
  • Is there a risk to property?
  • Is a crime happening?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, call 9-1-1. Stay calm and speak clearly. The 9-1-1 operator will ask for details and determine the level of response to send. 

 

DG

 

 

Community Awareness: Deep Ellum Sexual Assaults

Updated October 27, 2017:

On October 26, 2017, the Dallas Police Department received an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers which identified the suspect in two sexual assaults that occurred in Deep Ellum on October 21, 2017.  The suspect has been identified as Jerly Patrick Graves Bailey Jr. B/M/36. 

Graves had outstanding traffic warrants as well as a warrant for his arrest on a Forgery charge and was taken into custody for those warrants.  Graves was interviewed at Dallas Police Headquarters where detectives gained information which led to two Aggravated Sexual Assault charges being filed.  Graves is now in the Lew Sterrett jail on the following charges:

Forgery, State Jail Felony, with a $50,000 bond;

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Degree Felony;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond.

Graves has prior convictions for Assault of Public Servant, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Aggravated Robbery.

Updated October 25, 2017:

Detectives have now obtained a description of the vehicle used in one of the Sexual Assaults reported Saturday in Deep Ellum.  The vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz convertible.  The car appears to be gold in color and it has a black soft top.  Below are two images, one is the actual suspect vehicle and the other is a similar looking vehicle but not the suspect vehicle.  

Actual Suspect Vehicle

Stock Photo: Mercedes-Benz CLK Model

Below are two different videos that show a suspect wanted for questioning in two sexual assaults that occurred in the Deep Ellum area on October 21, 2017.

If anyone recognizes the suspect in this video, they are asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.


Original Post:

The pictured suspect is a person we need help identifying for questioning regarding two sexual assault offenses that occurred early Saturday morning, October 21, 2017. The first offense occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. The victim and suspect met in Deep Ellum. While driving the victim home, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The victim then leaped from the suspect’s vehicle in the area of Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway in order to get away. This offense is documented on case number 240568-2017.

The second victim was walking home at approximately 2:57 a.m. from Deep Ellum. As she approached Elm and Harwood, she was grabbed by a suspect described as a 20-30 year old Black male, 5’10″ tall and weighing 200 pounds.  During the attack, she was on the phone with her boyfriend and he heard her screaming. The boyfriend ran to the scene and fought with the suspect.  The suspect ran from the location before officers arrived.  This offense is documented on case number 240598-2017.

We are asking for the public’s assistance identifying this suspect. This suspect is responsible for two sexual assault attacks on two victims within a relatively short time span. We need to get him off the streets.

If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.

Property Crime Tips

Property crime has always been a driving force to our crime rate, and with the holiday season quickly approaching, the Dallas Police Department would like to provide a few tips to help the community should you become the victim of a property crime. 

The most effective way to recover stolen property is through the property serial number. Citizens should record their property information, including description, make, model, and serial number on an inventory form. Should you become the victim of a property crime, be sure to provide the inventory list of your stolen property to the responding officer. This helps detectives locate stolen items at pawn shops or identify property items that may have been abandoned by the criminals. Completing this simple process increases your chances of recovering your property and speeds up the time it takes for you to get your items returned.OPID

If you are unable to locate a serial number on a particular item, you should take an inventory of that item and permanently mark it with your Texas Driver’s License or ID number. This can be easily done by utilizing a permanent ultra violet marker and writing the letters “TXDL” and your license or ID number on a non-removable part of the property that can be seen without having to disassemble. 

For more safety and crime prevention tips, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DallasPD or visit our web site http://www.dallaspolice.net and click on the Community tab.

Public’s Assistance Needed in Sexual Assault Offense

On September 22, at about 10:30 PM, the victim was asleep in her apartment located in the 6200 block of Melody Lane when an unknown suspect entered her apartment by force.  The unknown suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The unknown suspect then fled the location in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 6’ 01”, 200 pounds with a muscular build.  The suspect may have injuries to his hands.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.  Please contact Detective A. Lopez, #7493, at 214-671-3683, if you have any information related to this offense.  This incident is documented on Case Number 217727-2017

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

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.

Information Regarding Equifax Breach

The Dallas Police Department Financial Crimes Unit is aware of the Equifax system breach. Over 150 million people across the nation have been affected. State law specifies that one must be harmed or defrauded before an official Dallas Police report can be generated. A breach alone does not facilitate that type of action.

Equifax is working with their customers to freeze credit reports and the Dallas Police Department recommends that everyone regularly monitor their credit reports.  You may contact the Dallas Police Department Financial Crimes Unit at 214-671-3517 to make an offense report if you have evidence that you have been harmed or defrauded.