Have a Safe 4th of July

The Dallas Police Department encourages everyone to have a happy and safe 4th of July. Enjoy one of the many professional fireworks shows near you and refrain from shooting firearms in the air.

  • The possession and use of fireworks is prohibited in the City of Dallas. Those in possession of fireworks can be fined up to $2,000.
  • Discharging a firearm can result in 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. In some cases, it can lead to a deadly conduct charge and can result in 2 to 10 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

The Dallas Police Department will also be conducting a No-Refusal DWI Initiative from June 24th – July 5th, 2017. Officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath or blood sample.

Last year, the Dallas Police Department received over 2000 reports of illegal fireworks and over 380 reports of gunfire. Help us keep you and your community safe during the 4th of July holiday by reporting any of these illegal activities to 9-1-1. 



Community Awareness Bulletin: Sexual Assault Deep Ellum

Updated on June 21, 2017:

On June 20, 2017, the Dallas Police Department released a photograph of a person of interest related to a sexual assault that occurred on June 17, 2017, in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas.

As a result of that broadcast, the Dallas Police Department received multiple tips which led to the identification of Roy Gutierrez, a 40-year-old Latin male. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Roy Gutierrez.  At approximately 10:15 p.m. on June 20, 2017, Gutierrez was arrested at the DART West End Transfer Station in Downtown Dallas and has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault.  He has been placed in the Dallas County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Original Post:

The pictured subject is a person of interest wanted for questioning regarding a sexual assault offense that occurred late Saturday night, June 17, 2017, in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas.  The subject is a Latin male approximately 5’6” tall and 210 pounds, with a mustache and a small goatee.  The subject has tattoos on both arms and was wearing glasses.  This offense is documented on case number 137656-2017.

If anyone has any information on the identification or location of the pictured individual they are being asked to contact Detective Alan 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

If you wish to remain anonymous, please use the Crime Stoppers information below.


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.

Click It or Ticket: May 22 – June 4

Upated Post: May 10, 2017

The Dallas Police Department has concluded its Memorial Day Click It or Ticket Grant Wave which ran during the enforcement period of Monday, May 22nd -Sunday, June 4th .   The results were  1864 seat belt citations, 185 child safety seat citations and, 302 other citations.

The Dallas Police Department will continue working hard to enforce the seat belt laws to reduce the number of serious injuries & fatalities.  Regardless of your age, gender, time of day, it takes about two seconds to buckle up.

Click It or Ticket

Original Post: May 03, 2017 @ 12:03 p.m.

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 abel.lopez@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

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.