Critical Missing – James Kershaw

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. James Kershaw. On December 3, 2021, at about 1:30 p.m., Mr. Kershaw was last seen in the 7900 block of Churchill Way. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Kershaw is described as a 72-year-old Black male. He is 5’07”, weighs 160 pounds, with gray hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hat, blue sweatshirt, grey pants, and black shoes.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.    

 

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Scam Alert – Spoofing

The Dallas Police Department has become aware of a phone call scam involving individuals claiming to be Dallas Police Officers and utilizing caller ID spoofing. What is spoofing?

Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to try to steal your money or valuable personal information, which can be used in fraudulent activity.

The suspects are spoofing the North Central Patrol Division’s phone number (214-670-7253) so that it appears the victim is receiving a legitimate phone call from the Dallas Police Department. The suspects may tell the victim that he/she is part of an investigation and demand the victim’s personal information. 

The Dallas Police Department will never call an individual and ask or demand financial payment of any kind. Be aware that these calls could appear to originate from other phone numbers or utilize different ploys to elicit personal information.

If you receive a call like this, please report the incident to http://www.IC3.gov(FBI-Internet Crime Complaint Center). The majority of these types of scams originate from foreign countries and will be investigated by our federal law enforcement partners.

 

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Arrest Made in Homicide on N. Central Service Road SB/ Forest Lane

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, at approximately 2:10 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at S/B North Central Expressway Service Road at Forest Lane. The adult victim, a 37-year-old Black male, was found lying on the road with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The suspect, who has been identified as Isaias Perez, a 34-year-old Latin male, was involved in a road rage altercation. The suspect was interviewed by detectives with the Homicide Unit and will be charged with murder. A magistrate will set his bond

Homicide on Alabama Avenue

 

On December 1, 2021, at approximately 11:25 p.m., Dallas Police responded to 3039 Alabama Avenue after the victim, an unidentified Black male in his 60’s was found deceased in a vacant lot by a passerby. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased from homicidal violence at the scene. The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. 

Dallas Police Homicide Unit is asking that anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Detective Christopher Walton #8479, with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3632 or christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 217303-2021.

 Crimestoppers 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.

 

Ross Perot Jr. Helicopter Donation

Ross Perot Jr. has always vested interest in assisting the City of Dallas by providing state-of-the-art crime-fighting tools.  Approximately one year ago, Mr. Perot Jr. reached out to the city and inquired about the needs of another helicopter. Over the next several months and numerous meetings later, Mr. Perot Jr. graciously donated a Bell 407 Helicopter to the Dallas Police Department.

On December 1, 2021, the donation took place with a landing of the helicopter in front of City Hall and was accepted by Mayor Eric Johnson and Chief of Police Eddie Garcia. “This generous gift from the Ross Perot Jr. Family and Hillwood Aviation will help improve public safety in the City of Dallas,” Chief Garcia stated. 

The addition of this helicopter to an existing maturing fleet will immediately provide increased operable capabilities, great critical response, and longer flight times. This will extend beyond the parameters of the department and will be a useful resource for other city departments. The department is thrilled to have Mr. Perot Jr.’s support in working together towards making Dallas the safest city in America.

Holiday Safety Tips

 

As we gather with family, friends and loved ones to give thanks and to show our gratitude for life, health and strength, we want to offer a few safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable and memorable holiday season.  

Toys:

Follow the age guidance and other safety information on the toy packaging and choose toys that match each child’s interests and abilities.

  • Get safety gear, including helmets, for scooters and other riding toys – and make sure that children use them every time. 
  • Keep small balls and toys with small parts away from children younger than age 3 and keep deflated balloons away from children younger than age 8. 

Online Shopping:

Online shopping for toys or other products continues to be a popular and convenient alternative to visiting brick and mortar stores, but particularly in a time of potential toy shortages, it is important that people follow these safety tips: 

  • Always buy from stores and online retailers you know and trust.
  • To avoid counterfeits, scrutinize the product, the packaging, and the label. If the price seems too good to be true, this could be a sign that the product is counterfeit.
  • Look for a certification mark from an independent testing organization and the manufacturer’s label on electrical products.

 Cooking: 

  • Never leave cooking food unattended on the stove.
  • Only fry a turkey outside and away from your home. 

 Holiday Decorating:

  • Make sure your live Christmas tree has plenty of water and look for the “Fire Resistant” label when buying an artificial tree.
  • Place burning candles in sight, away from flammable items, and blow them out before leaving the room.

For more information on holiday safety, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Dallas Police Department!

Homicide on Sumter Drive

 

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at approximately 3:37 a.m., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call at 3233 Sumter Drive.  The victim, Sergio Maas, a 22-year-old Latin male, was found shot inside his residence and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. 

The Dallas Police Homicide Unit is urging anyone with information to contact Detective Chad Murphy, #8966 by phone at 214-908-6981 or by email at chad.murphy@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 216757-2021.

     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.

Homicide on Military Parkway

 

On Monday, November 29, 2021, at approximately 6:47 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 8008 Military Parkway.  Officers learned that the victim, Drayton Jamal Johnson, a 34-year-old black male, was shot multiple times, and he was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.  Homicide detectives are currently investigating the incident, and there are no suspects identified or apprehended.

 The Dallas Police Homicide Unit is urging anyone with information regarding this murder to contact Detective Patty Belew at 214-671-3603 or via email:  patty.belew@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 215922-2021.

  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.

Critical Missing – Jeffrey Nathan Lovell

Update: December 2, 2021

Mr. Lovell has been located and he is safe.

Original Post: November 30, 2021

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. Mr. Lovell was last seen at approximately 7:00 P.M. on November 28, 2021, at 8500 Block of Van Pelt Drive. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Lovell is described as a 49-year-old White male. He is 6’0″, weighs 170 pounds, with brown hair, grey beard, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a black cap.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.     

 

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John Neely Bryan Elementary School Book Fair

On November 29, 2021, Safer Dallas Better Dallas led the Scholastic Book Fair with the help of AT&T, the Dallas Independent School District, and the Dallas Police Department. AT&T once again showed its commitment to the community by sponsoring the Scholastic Book Fair allowing Chief Garcia and his team to deliver wrapped books to all the students of John Neely Bryan Elementary School.

Part of the Dallas Police Department’s Violent Crime Plan is predicated upon seeding into the communities where violent crime has driven away the hope kids should see for a better future. This marks the second special event Safer Dallas will host in partnership with the Dallas Police Department to inspire children and most importantly re-frame their personal interactions with law enforcement. “The first time these kids see us and the opportunity they have to meet us cannot be in a moment of crisis.” Chief Garcia stated. “Our hope is that our men and women are looked at more than just the uniform they wear.”

In addition to the books given to the children, they will also have the opportunity to “shop” the book fair for three additional books to take home with them. Many of us remember the fun and magic that Scholastic Book Fairs represented in our childhoods, and we are all thrilled to bring that same magic to the kids at John Neely Bryan.