On April 22, 2017, at around 7:00 p.m., Patricia Oga-Eluwaa Black female 48 years old was last seen walking in the 4000 block of Saint Christopher Lane, Dallas, Texas. Patricia is 5’6” weighs 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a tan shirt and khaki shorts. Ms. Oga-Eluwa suffers from paralysis in her right arm, epileptic seizures, and has been diagnosed with mental disabilities.
The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact 9-1-1, or the Youth/Missing Person’s Unit at (214) 671-4268.
On April 21, 2017, at about 8:00 pm, Jaila Jerre Ross a Black female 15 years old was last seen walking westbound from Mayhem and Kit Lane.Ms. Ross is 5′ 11′ weighs 140 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt, and black tights. Jaila may be a danger to herself.
The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jaila Jerre Ross. Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.
On April 19, 2017, at approximately 12:30 PM, an unknown suspect entered the Prosperity Bank in the 300 block of Kiest Boulevard and demanded money from the teller. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash. No one was injured during this offense.
The suspect is described as a Latin male, 45-55 years of age, 5’11”, 175 pounds, and wearing a baseball cap and tee-shirt. The suspect left the location in a 4 door black Nissan Sentra.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective A. Winn at (214)797-0296 or call 911.
If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this and other felony offenses.
Back in March, Dallas Police Public Safety Officer Marty McManus, was approached by several officers about coordinating a team for the Spring Police Softball league. McManus happily stepped up as she saw the opportunity for it to be something more than just a recreational sports team.
With the help of a great sponsor, retired Detective Lowell Johnson, McManus formed a DPD North Central Patrol softball team. McManus wanted the team to honor the fallen department heroes from July 7, 2016. She had known and worked with Sgt. Michael Smith and recalled how he would often drive by her traffic job, roll down his window, and ask, “You doing ok, Marty?” She would reply, “Yes sir, I am good, thank you,” and he would make sure to bring her water during the hot summer days.
McManus knew the North Central Patrol Division team had to honor the fallen five this year. The team name “Honor Dallas 5” was created with the help of Officer Heather Hebert. The names of the five fallen officers are proudly worn on the back of the team jerseys.
On the day of the first game, Officer Sean Pease lead the team in a prayer as he had on the night of the candlelight vigil back in July. All of the players gathered and prayed as they honored the fallen officers.
“I make sure as we play our games every Monday in Garland at Audubon Park the fallen heroes are not forgotten on the softball field. This July 7th is going to be hard. I just hope I made Sgt. Smith proud. Each game our team plays, I make sure we give 110% effort and work together in honor of them,” McManus said.
K9 Django of the Dallas Police Department’s K9 Unit will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Django’s vest is sponsored by Altrusa Club of Dallas Foundation, Inc. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. They were established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978 or you can visit their website at www.vik9s.org. The Dallas Police Department would like to thank Vested Interest in K9s for their generous donation to Django.
This weekend will be one year since the fatality hit and run crash that killed Gary Murray, a film critic who was walking near the intersection of Mockingbird and Central Expressway when he was struck and killed. The crash happened at about 10:15 p.m. on April 22, 2016. Witnesses described a white pick-up truck as the vehicle that struck Mr. Murray and then fled eastbound on Mockingbird Lane. Witnesses were unable to get a license plate on the truck and detectives have canvassed nearby businesses and street cameras for video of the suspect without results.
The Dallas Police Department Vehicle Crimes Unit is requesting that anyone with any information regarding this offense please contact them at 214-670-5817 and reference case number 096049-2016.
DPD’s Pet of the Week is Charlie A0988693. Charlie is a friendly, mild manner, brown and white mixed breed. He is 2 years old and weighs 45 pounds. Charlie was a stray who is looking for a furrever home. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 12, 2017. Charlie is neutered, vaccinated, and will be microchipped upon adoption. The adoption fee for Charlie is $43.00.
This week’s cat is Stella! Stella is a shy 3 year old calico. Stella is looking to find an indoor only home. Her front claws were declawed before she arrived to Dallas Animal Services. She is spayed , vaccinated, and will also be microchipped upon adoption. She’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 9, 2017. The ID number for Stella is 09988205. The adoption fee for Stella is $27.00.
Let’s help find Charlie and Stella a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Charlie and Stella is Sergeant Michael Hoyt who is currently assigned to Training Division- Reality Based Training.
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.
Updated April 18, 2017 at 8:45 p.m.:
Ms. Graham has been located and is safe.
The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing female.
On April 18, 2017, at about 5:45pm,Victoria Graham was last known to be in the 5500 block of Mattney Drive. She is driving her white 2016 Nissan Rogue with Texas license # GXR5638. Ms. Graham is a Black female 34 years old, 5 foot 3 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds with black hair and black eyes. Victoria Graham is possibly wearing a gray dress and glasses. At this time, Ms. Graham is considered to be a danger to herself.
Persons with information about Victoria Graham are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.
One year ago today, on April 19, 2016, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the victim, Tyrone Paxton, was found shot and lying next to the road near a vacant lot at 2800 Cleveland Street. The victim died from his injuries. The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this murder investigation. If anyone has information regarding this offense contact Homicide Detective D. Chaney, #7830, at 214-671-3650 or email@example.com Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 092824-2016.
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.