Click It or Ticket: May 22 – June 4

The Dallas Police Department is proud to support the 15th annual Click It or Ticket campaign by urging our citizens to buckle up. Last year in the City of Dallas, 43 people were killed in traffic crashes who were not wearing seat belts and an additional 137 people were seriously injured. 

The Click It or Ticket campaign is all about saving lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the Click It or Ticket initiative has saved 5,068 lives and prevented 86,359 serious injuries since 2002. Just in 2016 alone, there were 2,580 crashes in Texas in which unbuckled people sustained fatal or serious injuries. 

In Texas, the law requires everyone in a vehicle to wear a seat belt and children under 8 years old are required to be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches. 

Buckling up is a no brainer and it is the #1 way to avoid being killed or seriously injured in a crash. Police departments all over the nation will be stepping up their efforts to enforce seat belt violations from May 22 to June 4. Always buckle your seat belt. Because if you don’t, you can count on one of us to remind you.

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Auto Theft and Burglary Prevention Tips

The Dallas Police Department Auto Theft Unit  would like to remind everyone of a few tips to help prevent auto theft and burglary this summer. 


This seems like a simple tip, but many people leave their vehicles unlocked and thieves looking for an easy target will walk through parking lots and neighborhoods checking vehicle door handles. Also, don’t leave valuables or extra keys in your car – especially not in plain sight! Leaving valuables visible in your vehicle makes you more likely to become a car burglary victim! 


Please turn off the ignition and lock your door when you exit your vehicle. Many offenses are taking place when people leave their vehicles running as they run in the store to pay for gas, to get a drink, or to let the car warm up. Whenever you exit the vehicle always turn it off and lock your door.


Lately, thieves have been targeting tailgates on trucks that are left unlocked. Tailgates can cost up to $7,000.  Save yourself the time and money by locking your tailgate. You can purchase tailgate locks at any part accessory store. Tailgates are not outfitted with an identification number, so it is a challenge to properly identify and return it back to the victim.  

CALL 9-1-1. 

Call 9-1-1 to make a police report  as soon as you notice your car has been burglarized or stolen. Also, be sure to call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles.

The Dallas Police Department relies on the solid partnership with our community to help keep criminals off the street. Please do your part by taking preventive action and spreading the word. You can make a difference.


Community Awareness Bulletin – Aggravated Sexual Assault

Update April 26, 2017:

On April 20th, 2017, between 12:15pm and 12:45pm, the victim was inside of her residence in the 13700 block of Maham Road. An unknown suspect entered into the residence without consent, and demanded property while displaying a weapon. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and fled the area in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a Latin male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’7” tall, heavy set, with short black hair, and spoke spanish to the victim.

If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact Detective A. Lopez #7493 at 214-671-3584 or

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.

City Council Briefing: 911 Call Center Operations

Dallas Police Interim Chief David Pughes and William Finch, Chief Information Officer for the City of Dallas, gave the Dallas city council an overview of the 911 Call Center Operations today in a city council briefing.

The briefing addressed hiring/staffing in the call center, technical issues with the system, and the measures the department has taken to improve the call center. Below is a copy of the information that was discussed during today’s council briefing. 


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

Original Post:

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.

Community Awareness Bulletin: Suspect Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking

On February 3, 2017, the Dallas Police Department arrested Francisco Arroyo L/M/26 on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old female child.

Arroyo was transported to the Dallas County Jail where he is being held for the following charges: Sexual Assault of Child, Sexual Performance by Child, Sexual Assault of Child, and Sexual Performance by Child. The total bond is $400,000 on the four charges.  These offenses are documented on case number 024993-2017.

Anyone with additional information involving Francisco Arroyo should contact Detective Lawler with the Child Exploitation Unit at 214-671-4453.

Francisco Arroyo L/M/26

Francisco Arroyo L/M/26

Lottery Scam

The Dallas Police Department would like to make the community aware of a recent lottery scam that occurred in Dallas involving an elderly citizen. The Dallas Police Department would like to alert not only our elderly citizens, but all citizens to be aware of fraudulent scams. 

On December 2, 2016, an 85 year old woman received a letter in the mail that led her to believe she had won the lottery. The victim was instructed to make contact with the sender by phone for further instructions. The suspect instructed the victim that she must pay $6000.00 in cash for taxes. The victim complied with the instructions, sent the suspect the cash through FedEx and she received her winning check. When the victim attempted to cash the check, she was informed that the check was fraudulent. This incident is documented on case number 309479-2016. 

If you or any one you know has received, and or has been victimized by such scam, please contact Detective Cervantes with our Financial Crimes Unit at 214-671-3544. 

Below is a link to a copy of the letter our victim received:

This is a reminder, please do not give money to anyone you do not know. If you receive any mail asking for a large amount of money, please do not engage them and call the police to report the suspicious activity. Please alert any elderly family members, friends, or neighbors of this scam so they do not become a victim of crime.

Community Awareness Bulletin: Attempted Kidnapping

The Dallas Police Department would like to make the community aware of a possible vehicle of interest in a reported attempted kidnapping on December 19, 2016 at around 5:00 p.m. The suspect approached a teenage female and attempted to pull her into his vehicle. The vehicle was last seen in the area of 8900 Senate Street. The vehicle is described as a 2005-2009 White Ford Mustang, driven by a 30 to 40 year old Latin Male. This offense is documented on case number 301570-2016.

If you have any information regarding this offense or this vehicle, please contact the Youth Operations Unit at (214) 671-4268. 

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.



Episode 7 of “In Depth – Cold Cases, Real Detectives

In Depth is a reexamination of current cases where the department is seeking additional assistance from the public in solving the featured case. Each episode will feature an interview with the lead detective who will present information about their case and what help they’re asking for.

Episode 7 features the murder of Daniel Conley.  Detective Derick Chaney is asking for anyone with additional information into this offense to call him at 214-671-3650. If you would like remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.


Update: Dog Attack on Rutledge Street

Updated Monday, October 31, 2016:

On May 2, 2016, around 4:30 a.m. Ms. Antoinette Brown was attacked by a pack of dogs in the 3300 block of Rutledge.  Ms. Brown died as a result of her injuries on May 9, 2016.  

Although no witnesses could say for certain which dogs were involved in the attack, residents pointed to a house on Spring Street where dogs have been known to escape their enclosure. Detectives responded to that location and spoke with the owner of the dogs. The owner surrendered the dogs to Dallas Animal Services where the dogs were held for a period of time and were processed for evidence.  

DNA Samples and evidence collected from the dogs were submitted to Southwest Institute of Forensics Science (SWIFS).  Results from testing were negative for a match. 

The Dallas Police Department submitted the samples to the University of California at Davis for additional DNA processing to determine if a link could be made between the seized dogs and Ms. Brown.

Dallas Police were notified by the University of California at Davis Veterinary Genetic Laboratories Forensics Unit that the samples submitted did not contain DNA evidence that would link the animals that were suspected of the attack to Ms. Brown.  Based on the lack of evidence, detectives will be closing the case. 

The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Animal Services continue to work together to coordinate responses to animal disturbances and attacks to reduce injuries to citizens.   

Original Post

On May 2, 2016, at 4:43 a.m., the Dallas Police Department received a call regarding a female in a vacant field calling for help at 3300 Rutledge Street. Police officers arrived at the scene at 4:50 a.m. Another call was received at 5:02 am from a different person that a female was being attacked by 4 to 5 dogs in a vacant field. Dallas Fire Rescue along with Dallas Police discovered Ms. Antoinette Brown in the vacant field and immediately transported her to Baylor Hospital.

Detectives canvassed the area on the same day and interviewed both reporting persons at the location where the attack took place. Crime Scene processed the scene where the attack took place and went to the hospital to gather evidence from the victim. The reporting persons identified a nearby home where they believed the dogs may have come from.  Detectives responded to the location and could not find anyone at the house and no dogs were located.  Reporting persons were advised by detectives to call 311 if any dogs were spotted in the area.

On May 5, 2016, Dallas Animal Services reviewed the address and found previous 311 calls regarding loose dogs complaints. Seven dogs were found living at the location and Dallas Animal Services was able to take 6 dogs into possession on May 6, 2016.  The seventh dog was located on May 9, 2016 and quarantined. Between July 2013 and August 2014, records indicate residents made 10 calls regarding this location. In 2014, the owner surrendered ten dogs after repeated visits and violation notices from Dallas Animal Services. In September 2015, neighbors reported an attack in progress, resulting in five citations being issued and surrendering of three more dogs that were subsequently euthanized. Dallas Animal Services issued an additional 16 citations on May 6, 2016.

The owners gave permission on May 6, 2016 for Dallas Animal Services to take custody of the animals. These dogs were processed for evidence to confirm whether they were involved in the attack on Ms. Brown.   Dallas Police have submitted the evidence to Southwest Institute of Forensics Science and are awaiting the results of testing.

The Dallas Police Department is investigating this incident as an Attack by Dog offense as defined in Section 822.005 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Sec. 822.005. ATTACK BY DOG. (a) A person commits an offense if the person is the owner of a dog and the person:

(1) with criminal negligence, as defined by Section 6.03, Penal Code, fails to secure the dog and the dog makes an unprovoked attack on another person that occurs at a location other than the owner’s real property or in or on the owner’s motor vehicle or boat and that causes serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code, or death to the other person; or

(2) knows the dog is a dangerous dog by learning in a manner described by Section 822.042(g) that the person is the owner of a dangerous dog, and the dangerous dog makes an unprovoked attack on another person that occurs at a location other than a secure enclosure in which the dog is restrained in accordance with Subchapter D and that causes serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 822.001, or death to the other person.

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree unless the attack causes death, in which event the offense is a felony of the second degree.

(c) If a person is found guilty of an offense under this section, the court may order the dog destroyed by a person listed in Section 822.004.

(d) A person who is subject to prosecution under this section and under any other law may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.

On May 9, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Ms. Brown passed away as a result of her injuries while at Baylor Hospital. This remains an ongoing investigation.