Critical Missing Person – Thaddeus Coker


Update: June 20, 2021

Mr. Coker has been located and is safe.

Original Post: June 19, 2021

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Thaddeus Coker. On June 19, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Mr. Coker left the Renaissance Hotel on foot in the 2200 block of North Stemmons Freeway. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Coker is described as a 77-year-old Black male with gray hair and blue eyes. He is around 5’08” tall and weighs about 170 pounds. Mr. Coker was last seen wearing a dark blue polo with white diamond patterns, black dress pants and black tennis shoes. 

If anyone has seen Mr. Coker or know his whereabouts, pleas call 911 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268. 

 

Homicide on Walnut Hill Lane

On June 19, 2021, at approximately 1:43 a.m., the victim, a 51-year-old Latin male and a witness, were driving eastbound 2650 Walnut Hill Lane when they became involved in a minor accident with a dark colored sedan. The unknown suspect then shot the victim and the witness. The victim and the witness then flagged down Dallas Police Officers at 10100 Harry Hines Boulevard. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim and the witness to an area hospital where the victim was pronounced deceased. The identity of the victim will be released once the Homicide Unit has notified the family.

Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Det. Tonya McDaniel, #8890, with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4236, or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 108369-2021.

CRIME STOPPERS

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 Botham Jean Boulevard

On Friday, June 18, 2021, at approximately 11:49 P.M., Dallas officers responded to a shooting call at 4900 Botham Jean Boulevard. Kevin Renard Winston, a 54-year old Black male, was found in his vehicle with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and  transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The motive is unknown regarding this murder and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Christopher Walton, #8479, at 214-701-8453 or by email: christopher.walton@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 108306-2021. 

CRIME STOPPERS

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 in the 9000 Block of Markville Drive

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to the 9000 block of Markville Drive. Upon arrival, the officers located the victim, Justin John Santo, a 23-year-old Black male, with multiple gunshot wounds inside his apartment. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the complainant deceased at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation with no motive at this time.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact  Detective Chad Murphy, #8966, at 214-671-3679 or by email:  chad.murphy@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 107309-2021.

 CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers, leading 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.

Arrest Made in Homicide at 2301 S. Hampton Road

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at approximately 1:14 P.M., officers responded to a shooting call at 2301 S. Hampton Road. Jason Soto, an 18-year old Latin male was found inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Witnesses stated that the suspect and victim were involved in a road rage incident. Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect who has been identified as Tomas Rodriguez Jr., a 27-year old Latin male, was responsible for the murder of the victim. The suspect was charged with murder, and he was transported to the Dallas County Jail. A magistrate will set his bond.

 

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Homicide at 2900 Frazier Street

Update: June 18, 2021 2 1:10 pm

The suspect, 24-year-old Troyshaye Mone Hall has been charged with Capital Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. She has been booked into the Lew Sterrett Justice Center. 

Original Post: June 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

On June 17, 2021, at approximately 1:52 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Frazier Street regarding a stabbing call. Upon officers’ arrival, they learned an adult female had stabbed a male juvenile and 7-year-old female child. A witness, who resides at the location, fled to get her neighbor to assist in detaining the suspect. The neighbor responded and was able to physically restrain the suspect. The neighbor then transported the 7-year-old victim to a nearby fire station. The 7-year-old was then taken to an area hospital by DFR where she died from her injuries. 

 

The juvenile male victim was also transported to an area hospital and remains in stable condition.

 

The suspect has been taken into custody and is being questioned by detectives. This remains an ongoing investigation, documented in case number 107297-2021.

Critical Missing Person Marylyn Evans

Update: June 17, 2021 @ 8:58 am

Ms. Evans has been located and is safe.

Original Post: June 16, 2021 @ 8:59 pm


The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Marylyn Evans. On June 15, 2021, at about 7:00 a.m., Ms. Evans was last known to be in the 2800 block of Clydedale Drive. She was last seen on foot with a walker. Ms. Walker may be confused and in need of assistance.

Ms. Evans is described as a 75-year-old White female with gray hair and blue eyes. She stands about 5’0″ tall and weighs about 100 pounds. Ms. Evans was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, gray jogging pants and sparkling shoes.

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

 

Shooting on Leigh Ann Drive

On June 11, 2021, at 11:45 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 8000 block of Leigh Ann Drive regarding an armed and uniformed security officer being shot. Upon the officer’s arrival, they observed the security officer, a 71-year-old male victim, to have sustained a gunshot wound to the hand.

The victim informed the officers that five unknown suspects attempted to take his weapon. When the victim resisted, he was shot by one of the suspects. The suspects then fled after the shooting. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The offense is documented on case number 103512-2021.

Anyone with any additional information can contact Detective Ortiz #9398 with the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit at 214-671-4310 or jose.ortizvives@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

Officer of the Year Ceremony

The Officer of the Year Ceremony was held at The Clubs of Prestonwood on June 16, 2021. Recipient Senior Corporal Steven Castillo, #5733, along with several other recognized officers, were honored by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee (DCPAC) for their dedication and commitment to the citizens of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department.

Senior Corporal Castillo works within the Jubillee Park area and helps coordinate the flow of information between citizens, neighborhood groups, businesses, social service agencies, and other city departments. He has responded to over 900 citizen complaints, which could have potentially developed into 911 calls, and implemented the O.M. Roberts Traffic Safety Zone program to ensure children get to and from school safely. Castillo has given his time and donations to assist young boys of Jubilee Park to participate in Cub Scout Pack 9007. His service contributed to increasing the scout’s self-esteem, leadership skills, and yet simultaneously developed qualities that aligned with the vision of the Boy Scouts of America.

He is a true professional and credit to the Dallas Police Department. Congratulations to Senior Corporal Castillo.