Virtual Promotion Ceremony | March 1, 2021

On March 1, 2021, Chief Eddie Garcia held a limited promotional ceremony to promoted 170 officers. Chief Garcia promoted Assistant Chief Lonzo Anderson and appointed former Deputy Chief Albert Martinez to Executive Assistant Chiefs. He promoted Deputy Chief Jesse Reyes to the rank of Assistant Chief and Major Malik Aziz to Deputy Chief. Also promoted in the ceremony were one Lieutenant, 54 Sergeants, and 111 Senior Corporals. The ceremony was recorded and the below video is all the officers who participated in the promotional ceremony.

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Homicide Investigation: at CF Hawn Freeway and Bruton Road

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at approximately 6:34 a.m., Southeast Patrol officers responded to a shooting call at W/B CF Hawn Freeway just past the Bruton Road exit. The victim, David Alexander Perez, a 24-year old Latin male was found inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation is ongoing, and the motive is unknown at this time.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Chad Murphy, #8966, at 214-283-4934 or by email at chad.murphy@dallascityhall.com . Please reference case #035572-2021. 

 

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.

Arrest Made: In the Homicide at 4931 Terry Street

On Monday, March 1, 2021, at approximately 8:28 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at 4931 Terry Street. Officers found the victim inside the residence lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives determined that the suspect, Adepegda Olantunde, a 28-year old Black male, was responsible for the murder of the victim.  Suspect Olantunde has been arrested and was transported to the Dallas County Jail, where he was charged with murder.  A magistrate will set his bond. 

The victim of this offense has not yet been identified. Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Homicide Detective Derick Chaney, #7830, at 214-283-4804 or by email at derick.chaney@dallascityhall.com . Please reference case #035380-2021.

Suspects Wanted in Murder Investigation

On February 28, 2021, at about 4:51 a.m., the victim was shot at the Murphy Express Gas Station located at 12505 E. Northwest Highway. The victim was last seen with a heavy-set white female (pictured) from the Budget Inn Motel located at 12425 E. Northwest Highway before he was shot and killed. The subjects frequent the area and maybe staying at the homeless camp behind Murphy’s Gas Station or surrounding motels.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE SUBJECTS ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Anyone who recognizes the pictured individuals is asked to please contact Det. Montenegro #6991 at (214) 283-4801 or e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us Crime Stoppers Reward Information. Please refer to case number 034311-2021.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and any other felony offense. Call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Arrest Made:  Homicide at 9690 Forest Lane

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 6:21 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Oasis Apartments located at 9690 Forest Lane.  Officers found the victim Timothy Alfred Nelson, a 54-year old white male, lying on the ground in front of his apartment door with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The Homicide Unit responded and assumed investigative responsibility. Through the course of this investigation, detectives determined that suspect Titia Green, a 41-year old white female, was responsible for the murder of the victim.  

Suspect Green was arrested for murder and transported to the Dallas County Jail, where she was charged with murder.  A magistrate will set her bond. 

Homicide Investigation at 12425 E. Northwest Highway

On Sunday, February 26, 2021, at approximately 5:03 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Budget Inn located at 12425 E. Northwest Hwy.  Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim Byron Donnell Ross, a  38-year old black male, to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.  This is an active investigation with no one in custody.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Montenegro at 214-283-4801 or via email:  e.montenegro@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 034311-2021. 

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.

Burglary Suspects’ Identities Sought

The Dallas Police department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects seen in these images and video taken from a residence located in the 6900 block of Hunnicut Ct. On January 3, 2021, at approximately 7:40 am, the pictured suspect (driver) exits the vehicle and knocks on the front door of the residence and when there is no answer, the suspect walks to the side of the home, breaks the window, and enters the home. The suspects arrived in a 2007 Blue Chrysler Town & Country and parked in the driveway. The second suspect remained in the front passenger side of the vehicle while the other suspect entered the home.  This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 001478-2021.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to call Detective H. Duran Bowen #8776 with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at (214) 671-0118.

Video of the suspects can be seen here:

Critical Missing – Nicole Bayer Ranton

Updated on February 25, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., Ms. Nicole Rayton has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual. Nicole Bayer Ranton was last seen on February 25, 2021, at about 2:00 p.m. in the 4600 block of Myerwood Lane. She was driving a black-colored 2011 Mercedes sedan with TX LP #CBH8915.

Mrs. Ranton is described as a 35-year-old White female, 5’09”, weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey turtleneck shirt, black slacks, and tall leather boots.  Mrs. Ranton could possibly be a danger to herself and others.

If you see this person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.

 

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Arrest Made:  Homicide at 1600 Pacific Avenue

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 11:52 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1600 Pacific Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found the victim Jonathan Robert Wilner Wernhammar a 38-year old white male, lying on his apartment floor with multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. 

Through the course of the homicide investigation, suspect Vivianna Isabel Alvarez, a 20-year old Latin female, was arrested for the murder of the victim. She was transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with murder.  A magistrate will set her bond.    

Critical Missing Person – Victor Ballas

Updated Post: On February 24, 2021, at 5:05 a.m., Mr. Ballas has been located and is safe.

Original Post: The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Critical Missing Person, Victor Ballas. On February 23, 2021, at around 10:20 a.m., Victor Ballas was last seen driving a 2005 white Ford F-150 with a Texas license plate (FSL1530) in the 4900 block of Radbrook Place. Mr. Ballas may be in need of assistance.

Victor is described as an 84-year-old White male with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 6’0″ tall and weighs about 220 pounds. His clothing is unknown.

If you have seen Victor Ballas or knows of his whereabouts, please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.