Homicide on Woodmeadow Parkway

 

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at approximately 5:39 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 11232 Woodmeadow Pkwy.  The officers found the victim Juan Jairo Toran, a 19-year old black male, inside a vehicle with a single gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him deceased at the scene.  Homicide detectives are currently investigating the incident, and there are currently no suspects identified or apprehended. 

The Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to contact Detective Jeffrey Loeb at 214-671-3702 or jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com, and please refer to case #015856-2022.

Crime Stopper 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.

 

J.F

Identity Sought of Animal Cruelty Suspect

 

On or around January 17, 2022, an unknown Suspect abandoned an animal crate containing five Guinea Pigs at the Sante Fe Trestle Trail located at 2295 S Riverfront Blvd. Four of the Guinea Pigs survived and are doing well, but one did not survive.  If you know who abandoned the Guinea Pigs in the crate, contact DPD Crime Stoppers 1-877-373-TIPS or Detective C Blanchard #7999 with the Dallas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-670-7694 or by email at cathy.blanchard@dallascityhall.com.

 

J.F

 

 

Identity Sought of Animal Cruelty Suspect

On or around January 17, 2022, an unknown suspect shot a Pitbull-type dog at or near 4500 Vandervort Drive. The dog survived and is thriving.

If you have any information as to who shot the dog, contact DPD Crime Stoppers 1-877-373-TIPS or Detective C Blanchard #7999 with the Dallas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-670-7694 or by email at cathy.blanchard@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 010663-2022.

Critical Missing Person-Ashton Griffin

Updated on January 23, 2022, at 6:35 p.m.:

Ashton Griffin has been found and is safe.

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On January 23, 2022, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Ashton Griffin was last seen at 414 W. Louisiana Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75224 on foot in an unknown direction. Ashton was last seen wearing a red shirt, black shorts and black shoes.    Ashton is described as a black-haired, brown-eyed, 9-year-old Black male, standing at approximately 4’10″ and weighing approximately 90lbs.  Ashton may be in need of assistance.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual.  Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. Please reference case number 013795-2022.

 

 

Homicide on Glade Street

 

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a shooting call at 6615 Glade Street.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a 66-year-old Latin male and a 63-year-old Latin female who had been shot inside the home.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the scene and attempted to rescue the individuals who were shot, but both individuals succumbed to their injuries. It appears the motive was murder/suicide as a result of domestic violence.

Interagency Joint eTag Operation

 

On January 19, 2022, the Dallas Police Department Southwest Crime Reduction Team, South Central Crime Reduction Team, Speeding/Racing Task Force, Auto Theft Unit, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), and Homeland Security Investigations conducted a major interagency operation within the grid areas of the Southwest and South Central Patrol Divisions. The operation targeted individuals utilizing fake license plate paper tags. Vehicles using fictitious temporary license plates or improper temporary license plates, all referred to as eTags, are commonly used in crimes from auto thefts to homicides. The operation was intended to interdict these vehicles, investigate the reason for the fictitious license plate, tow vehicles when applicable, and arrest the offender if needed. 

Officers targeted multiple types of eTags such as those that were expired to those that were fraudulently obtained. Officers also recovered illegitimate fake dealerships etags that are registered with Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).

This collaborative effort between multiple units/agencies allowed a high level of enforcement and provided immediate resources on site. The Dallas Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit inspected vehicles believed to be stolen, Homeland Security Investigations assisted officers in identifying persons by using mobile fingerprint scanners, and the TxDMV provided support on eTag research. 

Suspect Wanted for Homicide on North St. Augustine Dr.

On January 14, 2022, at approximately 9:55 p.m., Kenneth Carraway shot and killed Brionne Williams at 2808 North St. Augustine Drive. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on the location of suspect Carraway, please contact M. Bacon of the US Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force at 214-601-8172.

CRIME STOPPERS 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.

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Sarah Sandoval named January’s Officer of the Month

Today, Dallas Police Officer Sarah Sandoval was named January’s Officer of the Month by the Meeting Professionals International at a luncheon that was held at The Warwick Melrose Hotel.  She was recognized for the hard work, tenacity and dedication that she exhibits every time she puts on her Dallas police uniform.

Officer Sandoval is a 3-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department who is currently assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division.  She is known to her fellow coworkers as one who is easy to work with and one whose work ethics exemplifies her ability to be a strong leader and a team member in the same breath.  Officer Sandoval excels in the arena of police work whether it be answering a common call for service or focusing and working through a high-stress situation.  According to her direct supervisor, Dallas Police Sergeant James Shivers, “She has shown that she is dependable by volunteering countless times to help her fellow officers search their female prisoners when called upon.  Her calm demeanor has been instrumental in keeping situations from escalating and ending in a peaceful outcome.”

Officer Sandoval is a proud member of the Dallas Police Honor Guard which is a voluntary assignment that requires officers to represent the department with the highest standards of professionalism and décor.  In the Honor Guard, she serves as one of the selected few trumpeters that have the distinct honor of playing TAPS at various memorial services and ceremonies.

Congratulations Officer Sarah Sandoval for a job well done in representing the Department and providing exceptional service to the residents of Dallas!

 

mdd

Critical Missing-Traveon Griffin

Update 01/21/2022 at 2:38 p.m.: Mr. Traveon Griffin has been located and he is safe. At approximately 2:00 p.m., a Dallas officer was flagged down in the 8400 block of Winecup Ridge Drive regarding a possible burglar inside of his residential garage. When the officer arrived to the residence, Traveon was observed walking from the garage into the residence. He was still wearing just his black shorts and appeared to be unharmed. Dallas Fire and Rescue was notified and performed a medical evaluation. He was reunited with his family and subsequently transported to an area hospital for a more thorough examination. The homeowner stated that their garage had been left open at some point during the previous day. However, we cannot confirm how long Traveon had been inside.

As of this writing, there are still no signs of foul play or any pending criminal charges at this time. The Dallas Police Department wants to express its sincere gratitude to members of the community, volunteers and the men and women of the Department who spent countless hours searching and subsequently finding Traveon Griffith.

 

Update 01/21/2022 at 9:00 a.m. – The search continues for Critical Missing Person Traveon Griffin. Officers searched throughout the night and produced no new leads, nor any evidence that foul play is a factor. Additional resources such as K9, Mounted and volunteers will be added throughout the day to assist with the search. We continue to ask the public that if you have seen Traveon or know of his whereabouts, please call 911.

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Traveon Michael Allen Griffin. On January 20, 2022, at about 12:00 a.m., Mr. Griffen was last seen in the 5900 block of Naravista Drive. He may be confused and in need of assistance. 

Mr. Griffin is described as an 11-year-old black male. He is 4’11”, weighs 72 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing white socks, black shorts, and no shirt.

This is being upgraded to critical due to the victim’s clothing attire and current below-freezing temperatures.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. Please refer to case number 011748-2021.

 

Homicide at 2900 Storey Lane

On January 17, 2022, at approximately 6:23 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at 2900 Storey Lane. Upon arrival, officers discovered two individuals injured with gunshot wounds. The first unknown Latin male individual was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The second Latin male individual was transported to an area hospital and remains in stable condition. While officers were investigating the shooting, another call came out regarding a 27-year-old Black male with a gunshot wound, who was later identified as Clifford Damal Henry. Henry was dropped off at an area hospital by a private vehicle and was later pronounced deceased.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the first unknown Latin male and Henry both exchanged gunfire. The motive and circumstances surrounding the murders are still under investigation. This offense is documented on case numbers 010254-2022 and 010367-2022.  

Crime Stoppers 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, seven days a week.