Suspect Wanted in Sexual Assault


UPDATE: July 21, 2017 @ 14:00

On July 20, 2017 at approximately 9:40 P.M. Dallas Police Officers arrested Sean Padilla, Latin male/23 for the Aggravated Sexual Assault offense that occurred on July 18, 2017, in the 2900 block of Kendale Drive. Arrestee Padilla was transported to the Dallas Police Department Headquarters and was interviewed.

During the interview arrestee Padilla confessed to a total of five Aggravated Sexual Assault offenses. Four of these offense occurred in the City of Dallas and one offense was committed in the City of Garland. These investigations are still ongoing and detectives are still actively working on the cases.

Below are the dates and locations of where the offenses occurred:

  • April 4, 2017 – 13700 Maham Road Case Number 088215-2017
  • May 2, 2017 – 7000 Holly Hill Drive Case Number 098002-2017
  • May, 30, 2017 – 100 S. Jupiter Road Case Number 2017R12405 (City of Garland)
  • June 26, 2017 – 8600 Lazy Acres Case Number 144897-2017
  • July 18, 2017 – 2900 Kendale Drive Case Number 163218-2017

UPDATE: July 20, 2017 @ 22:10 

On July 20, 2017 at approxiamately 9:40 pm the Dallas Police Department made an arrest for the sexual assault offense that occurred on July 18, 2017 in the 2900 block of Kendale Drive. Due to the ongoing investigation and the possibility the arresstee may be linked to other offenses, we will not be releasing his name at this time.

Original Post July 18, 2017 @ 21:01


Today, July 18, 2017 at approximately 1:30 pm in the 2900 block of Kendale Drive, a 23 year old Latin female was sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect. The suspect approached the victim and her children as she was opening the door of her residence.  During the assault, a witness knocked on the door asking for the victim. The suspect stated that the victim was not home. The suspect then fled the location on foot and was observed by the witness leaving. The suspect also took property from victim’s home when he left.

The suspect is described as a heavyset Latin male, dark spiky hair, and with tattoos on his forearms and left hand. He was wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering with “Thug Life” on it. The suspect spoke both Spanish and English.

This offense is possible related to another sexual assault that occurred on June 26, 2017 in the 8600 block of Lazy Acres. Information on this offense can be found on our blog post .



Critical Missing Person – Tammy Wade

Update: 1:28 pm Ms. Wade has been located and is safe.


The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Tammy Wade. 

Ms. Wade was last seen on July 21, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m. driving a 2005 gold, 4 door, Chevy Malibu with a temporary tag of 48F-4538.  She is described as a 54-year-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes.  Ms. Wade is about 5’4” tall and weighs about 190 pounds.   Ms. Wade may be a danger to herself.


If anyone knows the location of Ms. Tammy Wade they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Detective Seek Information In Unsolved Homicide of Lewis Cannon

One year ago, on July 19, 2016, the victim, Lewis Cannon, a Black male, 45-years-old, was shot and killed in the alley of the 2700 block of S. Beckley Avenue.  A Latin male was seen exiting the alley at Saner Avenue. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Christopher Walton at 214-671-3632 or refer to case #173705-2016


Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.  You can call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS(8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.




Community Awareness Bulletin Arrest


On July 20, 2017, the Dallas Police Department arrested 53 years old Donald Lee Sparks for Indecency with a Child by Contact.  The victim in this incident is an 11 year old female child.

Sparks was transported to the Dallas County Jail where he is being held on warrant number F-1776058, with a bond of $100,000.  This offense is reported on Case Number 163252-2017.  This investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone having additional information involving Sparks should contact Detective Foreman with the Dallas Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit at 214-275-1323.



Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

The pictured individual robbed two banks between July 17, 2017 and July 18, 2017.  The Chase Bank located in the 4400 block of South Lancaster Road was robbed on July 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The Chase Bank located in the 6300 block of East Mockingbird Lane was robbed on July 18, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. During both robberies, the suspect demanded money from the tellers who complied with his demands.  No employees were injured during the commission of either offense. 

The suspect is described as a White male between 50-55 years of age, 5’10”, 160 lbs., wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information on the suspect or these offenses is asked to contact Detective Winn at (214) 797-0296 or the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at (972) 559-5000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


Suspect Wanted for Three Robberies

On July 16, 2017, three businesses were robbed at knife point by the same suspect.  The 7-Eleven in the 2800 block of North Henderson Avenue was robbed at 4:20 a.m. The Jack in the Box in the 2400 block of Royal Lane was robbed at 6:50 a.m. The USA Donuts in the 900 block of North Westmoreland Road was robbed at 11:50 a.m. Employees were threatened with the knife but no one was injured.

The suspect is described as a Latin male, 30-35 years old, 5’8” tall, and heavy set, with short black hair.


The suspect vehicle is believed to be a maroon Saturn Ion possibly a 2005-2008.

Capture 10

Anyone that recognizes this suspect or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Schiver at (214) 671-3655. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).




Together We Heal

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, the Year of Unity hosted the “Together We Heal” event. The event was created to help heal the city of Dallas and bring the community with law enforcement together to commemorate the July 7, 2016 tragedy. The fallen officers were honored as the community and officers enjoyed family-friendly entertainment and activities.


Everyone enjoyed free popcorn, drinks, and goody bags. The Mavs ManiAAC, Mavs Man, Champ & Drum Line, and the Mavs dancers provided the entertainment. Children were able to enjoy different activities from face painting, balloon artists, and giveaway prizes.

This event could not have been a success without the partnership of Project Unity, the Dallas Mavericks, American Airlines Center, National Police Athletic League, St. Paul, United Way Dallas, and the amazing citizens of Dallas.


Detectives Need Help on Unsolved Murder

One year ago, on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., victim Christian Ramirez-Hernandez was murdered in the parking lot of 5929 Melody Lane on Dallas police report #170203-2016. The Dallas Police Department is still seeking the public’s assistance in solving his murder by asking anyone with information to call Detective Parker, #7566, at 214-671-3630 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.



DPD & Habitat for Humanity Helping to Build A Better Dallas

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On July 15, 2017, Dallas police officers collaborated with the Dallas area Habitat for Humanity and members of the community to build a home for a deserving family.  Early Saturday morning, over 30 volunteers spanning multiple generations, gathered in the 3400 block of Vilbig Road donning hard hats, hammers, and nails for roofing and siding detail.  In spite of being rained out, the volunteers completed their task and left the project better than before. 

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity has allowed the Dallas Police Department to be directly involved in building three homes within the city of Dallas!  Two of the homes were built in the southern area of Dallas in 2016, and the most recent construction was in West Dallas.  Each time the Dallas Police Department participates in a “Build Day”, the number of those who volunteered increased significantly. Seeing officers and their families uniting with the community to ensure that a deserving family has a place to call home is simply amazing.  

The goal of these “Build Days” with Dallas Area Habitat is to leave a positive impact in the community beyond any work assignment, and to leave a permanent imprint on the city of Dallas.  Studies have shown this program assists with lowering violent crime in the area they serve and has increased economic diversity.  Thank you Habitat for Humanity for a great partnership that will continue to make a difference in our community!

Target Robbed by Suspect with Taser

On July 4, 2017 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Target store located in the 16700 block of Coit Road was robbed.  The suspect took property from the store and loss prevention employees attempted to stop him.  The suspect pulled out a Taser weapon and threatened employees. No employees were injured during the commission of this offense.

The suspect is described as a White male, 6’0”, 200 lbs., brown hair, goatee facial hair, black hat, blue t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, with black and white converse tennis shoes.

The suspect drove from the store in an older model blue 4-door BMW.


Anyone that recognizes this suspect, vehicle or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Woodburn at (214) 671-3666. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).