Homicide on Cockrell Hill Road

 

Update October 25, 2018 at 4:25 p.m.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, Crime Stoppers will now pay up to $10,000 dollars for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense.

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Original Post

On October 20, 2018, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Dallas police responded to 310 N. Cockrell Hill Road regarding a shooting. The victim, Jesse Valero, a Latin male 25-years-old, was found outside on the ground suffering from homicidal violence. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Grubbs at 214-671-3675 or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to Case #230462-2018

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Homicide Investigation at C. F. Hawn Freeway

Updated on Post: October 11, 2018 @ 8:10 a.m.

On October 8, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Donald Taylor was arrested by Dallas Police at the Town East Mall, located at 2063 Town East Mall in Mesquite, for the murder of Corey Sanders and Jessica Henderson. Donald Taylor was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he declined to speak with investigators. Donald Taylor was taken to Lew Sterrett and has been charged with capital murder, a capital felony.

Please see PCA below.

 

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Updated Post: September 29, 2018 @ 11:20 a.m.

Through the course of the investigation and the help of the public, detectives were able to determine that Donald Ray Taylor, a Black male 29-years-old is responsible for the deaths of Jessica Henderson and Corey Sanders.   Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Donald Taylor is encouraged to contact 911. 

Original Post: September 18, 2018 @ 1:24 p.m.

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at approximately 6:02 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at the Food Mart Gas Station located at 9512 C. F. Hawn Freeway.  Upon arrival, officers found three (3) individuals shot in the parking lot.  A Black female was found to be deceased due to homicidal violence,  Corey Sander, a 39-year-old Black male was shot and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries and a 32-year-old White male was also shot and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect fled the scene in a gold Honda CRV. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Edward Parker, #7566 at 214-671-3630 or via email:  edward.parker@dallascityhall.com Please refer to case no. 206835-2018.

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.

Deceased Female on Walnut Hill Lane

Updated Post on September 19, 2019,

Ernesto Carrillo-Hernandez, the suspect in the murder of Martha Alva has been arrested near the border of Mexico.  There is no additional information to report at this time.

Updated Post on September 18, 2018,

Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that Ernesto Carrillo-Hernandez, a Latin male 32-years-old, is responsible for the death of Martha Alva.  On September 18, 2018, detectives obtained a murder warrant for Carrillo-Hernandez who remains at-large.   Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts are encouraged to contact their local police department, please reference Dallas police report #205720-2018.   

Original Post:

On September 16, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 2000 Walnut Hill Lane, regarding a dead body. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Martha Alva, a 35-year-old Latin female, deceased due to homicidal violence. The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the location, along with the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Loeb with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3702, orJeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #205720-2018.

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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.

Detectives Bust Human Trafficking Enterprise

In April 2018, there was an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred at a house on Marcell Avenue in Dallas.  The following day we received an anonymous tip about activity at that house and within a few days of that we received an outcry from an individual who detailed prostitution and possible human trafficking occurring at that house.  The individual identified as the leader of the criminal activities is a man by the name of Tremont Blakemore.  The Dallas Police Department’s High-Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit and the Narcotics Interdiction Unit initiated a joint investigation into Blakemore’s activity. 

Suspect Blakemore was found to be the head of a large-scale prostitution organization operating in the North Texas region. Blakemore and this group has been tied to prostitution activity in multiple cities in Texas and throughout the nation. The victims he has trafficked for the purposes of prostitution come from as far away as Maine, Wyoming and Montana.  He routinely maintains a group of about 20 active females whom he prostitutes for his group’s profit.  Over the years a conservative estimate of the number of women he’s controlled and manipulated in this life of prostitution and trafficking easily stretches into the hundreds.  

Early yesterday morning, September 11, 2018, in a joint effort with members from Dallas SWAT, Dallas Police Special Investigations Division detectives, Dallas Police Fugitive detectives, investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety CID/THP, Special Agents with the FBI along with the Fort Worth and Lancaster Police Departments, we executed search warrants at the following locations associated with Blakemore:  

12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas

4529 Marcell Avenue, Dallas, Texas

1786 Overlook Drive, Lancaster, Texas

At the house on Yellow Wood we encountered and later interviewed 11 women who had been working for Blakemore’s group.  At the house on Overlook we discovered and later interviewed 4 additional women who also work for Blakemore’s group.  The women were all provided with opportunities for counseling and other services targeted at helping victims of human trafficking and prostitution.

Furthermore, the following individuals were arrested at 12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas:

Blakemore, Tremont    B/M/39   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Gonzalez, Donna          W/F/38   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Hurtado, Peaches        W/F/26    Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Because of the complexity of their illegal activities, this investigation remains active and ongoing.  Should we find additional individuals responsible for criminal activity who have been associated with this group or in furtherance of their criminal enterprise, they will face criminal charges as well.  

We want to thank whomever it was that sent the anonymous tip as well as the victims who have come forward detailing their experiences.  We likewise want to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety and our federal partners for their work. 

Finally, we ask that if anyone has information related to this investigation or the activities of Suspect Blakemore or any of his associates, we ask that you immediately contact Dallas Police High-Risk Victims Unit Detective Paulson at 214 671-4217.  

 

 

Westmoreland Homicide Investigation

On September 4, 2018, at approximately 10:09 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at 7460 S. Westmoreland Road. The victim, Quinten Nelson, a 42 year-old Black male was shot and killed during an altercation in the parking lot of a convenience store. The victim died at the scene. The suspect fled the scene in a white SUV. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Chris Walton, #8479 at 214-701-8453 or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to report #196869-2018

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.

Murder Investigation on Switzer Ave

Victim, Jamal Mike

On September 5, 2018, at approximately 12:36 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 10820 Switzer Avenue. The victim, Jamal Mike, a Black male 30-years-old, was involved in an altercation with an unidentified Black male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Steve David, #4559 at 214-283-4834 or via email at steven.david@dpd.dallascityhall.com. Please refer to report #196927-2018

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.

Southwest Catches Violent Suspect

Early this morning, a Southwest patrol officer spotted a 2004 Black Hyundai  traveling down Jefferson Blvd. This vehicle caught the officer’s attention because it matched the description of the vehicle used in several business robberies throughout Dallas. The officer followed the Hyundai into the Quick Trip gas station located at Zang Ave. and  12th Street.  The officer observed the suspect,  later identified as Gregory Lewis, a 25 year-old Black male, walk into the store and called for additional cover officers. As the officer waited in his police vehicle, he received confirmation that Mr. Lewis was indeed the suspect wanted for multiple aggravated robberies. 

Upon the arrival of his cover officers, Mr. Lewis was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Lewis was interviewed by Robbery Detectives and was then transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. Mr. Lewis had just finished serving 4 years within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for aggravated robbery. Awesome work done by Southwest officers who were able to get a repeat felon off the streets. 

Information Wanted about Sexual Assault on Henderson Avenue

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect. 

On Friday, June 22, 2018, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a female victim was inside of the Beauty Bar nightclub located at 1924 N. Henderson Avenue, when she was sexually assaulted inside of a restroom. The male suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, 20-25 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 150 to 170 pounds, with dark brown or black hair, curly on top with fade cut on the sides. 

If anyone has information regarding the identity of the suspect or any information about this crime, please contact Detective Barton, #7441, at (214) 671-3685 or Crime Stoppers.

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.

Cockrell Hill Homicide Investigation

On August 3, 2018, at approximately 6:37 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call at 4109 S. Cockrell Hill regarding the welfare of victim Leroy Price B/M/72.  Mr. Price was discovered inside his apartment deceased.  He suffered injuries that were consistent with homicidal violence.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to case #170494-2018

 

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.

Homicide Investigation at 700 Bluewood Dr

On August 3, 2018, at approximately 11:12 p.m., Dallas police responded to the 700 block of Bluewood Drive regarding a shooting.  The victims, Deionte Tatum, a24 year-old Black male and DeKylon Jones, a 19 year old Black male were fired upon as they drove on Bluewood in a vehicle.  Both victims were struck by gunfire.  Tatum was transported to area hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue where he died from his injuries.  Jones was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle.  Jones’ injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Loeb at 214-671-3702 orjeffrey.loeb@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to case #170696-2018     

 

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.