Traffic Advisory: 50th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

The Dallas YMCA will host The 50th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The run will start and finish at the Dallas City Hall Plaza. Dallas Police officers will be working security and traffic details for the event and will be available to address any safety concerns. As always, we would like for everyone to have a great time and have a safe and happy thanksgiving. 

Please note that multiple streets downtown will have limited access after 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  The Dallas Police Department will work traffic through the route as necessary and roads will reopen as the race passes each intersection.

Street Closures: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. until Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. the following closures will take place: Eastbound and Westbound Young Street between Akard Street and Browder Street and between St. Paul Street and Park Avenue. Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 4:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. the following closures will take place: Eastbound and Westbound Young Street between Griffin Street and Harwood Street.

Please visit http://www.thetrot.org/ for more information regarding this event.

 

Endangered Runaway Jorge Miranda – 12 Years Old

Update:

Jorge Miranda has been located and is safe. 

Original:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a 12-year-old Latin male.

On November 14, 2017, at about 3:30 p.m., Jorge Miranda was last seen in the 300 block of North Marsalis Avenue. Jorge is a 12-year-old male, 4’9” tall, weighs about 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, and gray shorts. Detectives believe Jorge may be in danger.

If anyone knows the location of Jorge Miranda, they are asked to please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-3624.

Help Solve Homicide

Eddie Bluitt

Victim: Eddie Bluitt

On November 20, 2017, at approximately 3:58 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3272 Persimmon Rd. Upon officers arrival they discovered the victim, Eddie Bluitt, a B/M 30 years old suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The Dallas police is asking for the public’s assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Wilkins at 214-671-3665 or Duncan.wilkins@dallascityhall.com  Please refer to report #264935-2017

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 – 9625 Webb Chapel Road

Update: November 21, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.:

On Saturday November 18, 2017, Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 9625 Webb Chapel Road  at approximately 3:07 p.m. Upon officers arrival they located a L/M 38 deceased from a gunshot wound. There were several people at the location during the argument between the victim the shooting suspect just prior to the actual shooting offense. The Dallas Police Department is seeking the assistance from the community in identifying the shooting suspect. He is described as a Hispanic male 6 tall or slightly taller in his late 20s early 30s. Wearing dark clothing and a ball cap. 

The video shows that the suspect MAY be wearing a FAKE beard to disguise his identity. His nickname could be “CHEPE” The sketch is based on a witness’s observations.

 

Original Post Below:

On November 18, 2017, at approximately 3:07 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 9625 Webb Chapel Road. Upon officers arrival they discovered the victim, an unidentified L/M deceased from a gunshot wound. The shooting occurred in a crowded strip mall parking lot where there were several people standing in the vicinity.

The Dallas police needs the public’s assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Loeb at 214-671-3702   or Jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com Please refer to report #263330-2017.

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.

Keeping Dallas Safe – Officers and Community Come Together to Make Great Arrest

 

On November 16, 2017, at about 12:30 p.m., officers from South Central Patrol Division were flagged down at an apartment complex located at 330 East Camp Wisdom Road. A witness told officers that a Black male suspect asked the witness to come to where he was standing while exposing himself. The witness also let officers know the suspect was last seen running northbound through the apartment complex. The officers began searching for the suspect on foot. A second witness also flagged down officers and described the same male who was seen again exposing himself. Additional officers responded to the location to help search for the suspect. 

Officers were able to locate the suspect and ordered the suspect to stop. The suspect refused the officers’ orders and fled on foot into a wooded area. A K-9 element along with Air 1 were called to assist with the search for the suspect. The suspect was eventually located inside the apartment complex after a coordinated search and was taken into custody.

In the course of the preliminary investigation, it was discovered the suspect had forced entry into an apartment residence inside the complex where he was originally observed. In that offense, the resident was able to push the suspect out, and no one was injured.

The suspect Montrell White, a Black male 23 years old is being charged with two counts of Indecent Exposure a Misdemeanor B, Burglary of a Habitation Felony 2, and Evading Arrest and Detention on Foot Misdemeanor A, and two warrants out of Tarrant County for Indecent Exposure. This offense is documented on case number 261606-2017.

Thank you community members for coming forward  and providing useful information during the search for the suspect. To the South Central Officers, K-9 and Air 1, good job, and a great arrest.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Safety Tips

The 2017 holiday season is upon us.  As we focus on family and great food, we want to give you a quick reminder to stay safe while you are out shopping for the holidays. The National Crime Prevention Council has great tips to help you shop safely while getting those great holiday bargains on Black Friday. Here are some savvy safety tips to remember:

Shopping in Stores

  • Do not buy more than you can carry.  Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or asking a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.
  • Save all receipts.  Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a file folder to keep all receipts together and to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in.
  • Don’t flash the cash. Consider alternate options to pay for your merchandise, such as onetime or multi-use disposable credit cards or money orders, including at online stores.
  • Wait until asked by a cashier before taking out your credit card or checkbook. An enterprising thief would love to shoulder surf to get your account information.
  • Deter pickpockets.  Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.
  • Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag or package. The same applies if you are using mass transit.
  • Do not leave packages visible in your car. Lock them in the trunk, or if possible, take them directly home.

Shopping With Small Children

  • If you are shopping with children, make a plan in case you are separated from each other.
  • Select a central meeting place.
  • Teach them to know they can ask mall personnel or store security employees if they need help.
  • Have them memorize or keep your cell phone number handy.

Shopping Online

  • Before surfing the Internet, secure your personal computers by updating your security software. Everyone’s computer should have anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam software, as well as a good firewall installed.
  • Keep your personal information private and your password secure. Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will not contact you in this manner.
  • Beware of “bargains” from companies with whom you are unfamiliar — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Use secure websites for purchases. Look for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom of the screen or “https” in the URL address.
  • Shop with companies you know and trust. Check for background information if you plan to buy from a new or unfamiliar company.
  • To avoid purchasing counterfeit products, carefully examine the products you want to buy for signs of missing information (manufacturing information, warranty, product codes, etc.), broken or missing safety seals, different or incomplete packaging, and subtle or obvious changes to a company logo.

To find more useful shopping tips and personal safety information, visit the National Crime Prevention Council’s website.

 

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Dallas Police Department Service Pin Ceremony

Dallas Police Chief U.RENEÉ HALL presented various departmental awards on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  The presentation was held in the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Jack Evans Headquarters at 1400 S. Lamar Street.  Two of the most recognizable recipients were Senior Corporal Rodney Nevils for 35 Years of Service and Perfect Attendance and Senior Corporal Fernando Moncibias for his 45 Years of Service.  Both officers received standing ovations.  Thank you ALL for your years of service and dedication to the Dallas Police Department and to this great community we serve. 

The following were also presented their Service Pins in today’s ceremony:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burglary/Package Thieves Wanted!

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify suspects caught on surveillance camera committing a burglary and a theft offense.

During the early morning hours of November 12, 2017, two suspects drive up to the DSW Shoe Warehouse located at 8335 Westchester Drive.  They proceed to manipulate the front door locks to gain entry into the store to steal merchandise. 

A few hours later at 7:45 AM the same two suspects are captured on a door bell camera stealing packages off a front porch in the 3800 block of Northview Lane.  During this offense they are seen driving off in a maroon Chevrolet Tahoe. 

  • Suspect one is  described as a heavyset Latin male in his late 20’s to early 30’s.  He stands around 5’08” and weighs roughly 250-260 pounds.  In both offenses he was wearing a Texas A&M sweatshirt with a dark ball cap with a “P” on it.  He was wearing long shorts with colorful high socks. 
  • Suspect two is described as a Latin male also in his late 20’s to early 30’s also about 5’08” and weighs about 190 pounds.  He appeared to be bald with a slight facial growth and was wearing a Texas A&M ball cap in both offense.  

Anyone with information regarding these cases or suspects should contact detectives at (214)671-8066. The offenses are documented on case numbers 258051-2017 and 258272-2017.

 

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Detectives Seek Information Regarding Homicide

Boone DL photo

Victim: George Boone

On November 16, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call for police at 326 E. Illinois Ave. Upon officers arrival they found the victim, George Boone, a White male 41 year old deceased inside a vehicle from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Laurence, #9191 at 214-671-3642 or robert.laurence@dallascityhall.com Please refer to report #261995-2017.

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.

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