Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Identity Sought

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect involved in a fatal “Hit and Run” accident. On July 11, 2021, at approximately 2:41 a.m., the suspect vehicle was involved in a deadly accident in which one person died and several others were injured in the 900 block of Botham Jean Boulevard and Canton Street. 

The suspect was driving a black Chevrolet Silverado Z71 pick-up truck with large black rims and a lift kit. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 5’07”, early 20’s, slim build. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark-colored jeans. A female occupant in the suspect vehicle was wearing a tie-dye strapless dress. Another Hispanic male occupant in the suspect vehicle was wearing dark-colored clothes.

The suspect and occupants fled on foot from the crash location. The suspect and suspect vehicle was possibly involved in an unrelated disturbance and/or minor accident prior to this offense.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or incident is asked to contact Detective Kenneth Watson at (214) 671-0015 or kenneth.watson@dallascityhall.com. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 122823-2021.

 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.

Critical Missing Person – Mrs. Veola Jordan

Update: August 2, 2021, 10:44 a.m.:

Mrs. Jordan has been located and is safe.

Original post: August 2, 2021, 8:32 a.m.:

 

On 08/01/2021 at approximately 9 pm, Mrs. Jordan a 77-year-old black female was last known to be on foot in the 10500 block of Cymbal Drive, Dallas, TX 75217. Mrs. Jordan may be confused and in need of assistance. She was last seen wearing blue scrubs uniform and black tennis shoes. She is 5’6” black hair, brown eyes, and weighs 156lbs.

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.   

Critical Missing Person – Mr. Ralph Bardere

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Ralph Bardere. He was last seen on August 1, 2021, at approximately 12:00 p.m. in the front of Los Alamitos Drive, Dallas, Texas. Mr. Bardere is a 74-year-old Black male, last seen wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts. He is 5’11” tall and weighs 250 pounds; he is bald and has brown eyes. Mr. Bardere be confused and in need of assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dallas Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.  

2021 Run for the Blue

The 5th running of the Run for the Blue 5K and 1 Mile run/walk, took place July 31, 2021, at Dallas City Hall. The race drew more than 4500 runners who braved the hot weather on a quest to support families of those who were injured or killed in the line of duty. 

Run for the Blue was founded in response to July 7, 2016, when five police officers were killed and eight police officers were injured in an ambush on the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police, and El Centro College Police. Although the event was virtual last year due to Covid, this year brought runners from all over the country, including some from the NYPD. 

Both the 5K and 1 Mile courses saw a different scenery from the races of the previous years. Runners used to meet in the west Dallas, Trinity Groves area, but this year visited Downtown Dallas at City Hall. “This was definitely different than the other times I ran,” a running participant stated. “As I am running, I get to enjoy the beautiful downtown views and support our heroes all at the same time, what else can I ask for.”

This is the largest law enforcement run in the country and all proceeds benefited the Blue Guardian Foundation, a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Homicide on Elam Road

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 7300 Elam Road regarding an adult Black male being shot multiple times. At approximately 12:25 a.m., a major accident call came out at 1436 S. Buckner Blvd where the victim was located. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time, pending confirmation with the Dallas County Medical Examiner. 

This is an ongoing investigation, and the Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to contact Detective Derick Chaney, #7830 at (214) 671-3650 or derick.chaney@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 136137-2021. 

 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.

Shooting at 3700 Lemmon Avenue

On July 31, 2021, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at 3700 Lemmon Ave.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a 27-year-old Asian male shot inside a grey 4-door Toyota Camry.  He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Alex Zabriskie at (214) 671-4332 or alexander.zabriskie@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 136186-2021.

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.

DPD Kids Summer Safety Bus Tour

This morning at Dallas Police Headquarters, officers from the Community Engagement Operations Bureau, SWAT, and Motorcycle Unit assembled in efforts to reach out to kids and discuss some summer safety tips. Plenty of water, snow cones, and smiles were present as parents and children came out to meet officers from across the department. 

The Kids Summer Safety Tour consisted of five stops throughout the city and its final stop was at the Dallas Police Headquarters. Over 150 children were greeted by Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Batwoman from the Heros, Cops, and Kids Unit. “I’ve never attended an event like this before,” a parent stated. ” My child loved the snow cone, but most importantly we got some great advice and information from the officers.”

One of the highlights of the morning was when Officer Townsend, of the Redbird Outreach Center, educated children on stranger danger tips and what to do if they get lost. “It’s a conversation that has to be done,” said Officer Townsend. “Instead of sitting around waiting for the perfect time to talk about a difficult topic, it’s up to us as adults to get the conversation started.”

The event was a victory in getting the information across to numerous children. The Dallas Police Department could not ask for a better way to start our morning than seeing a smile on everyone’s face. 

Identity Sought of Three Robbery Suspects

On July 25, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the three suspects pictured above, attacked the complainant who was delivering pizza to the offense location, 8901 Vantage Point Drive.  The suspects attempted to take the complainant’s vehicle, pizza and property.

Please contact Detective A. Thayer, #8979 at 214-671-3657, adam.thayer@dallascityhall.com or if you would like to remain anonymous please call 214-373-8477. Please reference case number 132497-2021.

 

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward 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 Increased Highway Enforcement

 

The Dallas Police Department remains committed to an increased presence on local freeways and will continue its enforcement this weekend.  Motorists are reminded to slow down, maintain a safe driving distance, and be courteous with other drivers.  Targeted enforcement efforts will be made on those subjects who are speeding and committing aggressive driving.  Stepped-up enforcement of the state’s Transportation Code is a key component of the Dallas Police Department’s goal of creating safer roadways and decreasing the number of victims of highway-related incidents.

Murder/Suicide in the 9900 block of Adleta Blvd

On July 27, 2021, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 9959 Adleta Blvd. Upon arrival, officers made entry into the residence and found both the victim, a Latin female, and the suspect, a white male, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The two were involved in an intimate dating relationship together.

At this time the preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect killed the victim and then killed himself. The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are still under investigation. The identity of the victim and the suspect is being withheld pending next of kin notification. This incident is documented on Case Number 134011-2021.

 

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