Indecency with a Child Arrest

 

A juvenile victim reported the offense of Indecency with a Child having occurred on September 1, 2019, involving Alin Bijannia, 59-years-old.  As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at a local film studio used by Mr. Bijannia last week. 

Based on the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Mr. Bijannia’s arrest for the charge of Indecency with a Child.  He turned himself to police at Dallas Police Headquarters on November 15, 2019.  Mr. Bijannia was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Dallas County Jail.  This incident is documented on case number 179263-2019.

Dog Attack on Starkey Street

 

On November 15, 2019 at about 11:20 a.m., the victim was walking in Beckley Heights Park in the 6000 block of Starkey St. when she encountered 3 pit bulls who attacked and mauled her causing serious bodily injury. Witnesses observed the dogs attacking the victim and directed officers to where the dogs ran once they broke off the attack. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she is in critical condition.

Officers located the dogs in a yard of a house in the 6600 block of Starkey St. Officers contacted the resident who advised that the dogs belonged at the house. It appears that the dogs dug under the fence and escaped before attacking the victim.

As a result, the dogs were seized by Dallas Animal Services and detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Martha Yescas-Lira, L/F 44yrs old, the resident at the house, for the charge of Attack by Dog Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a 3rd degree felony. Ms. Yescas-Lira was arrested a short time ago and taken to the Dallas County Jail.

Anyone with additional information related to this offense is encouraged to call Dallas Police Detective Kyle Kreun at 214.671.3617 or via email at kyle.kreun@dallascityhall.com.

Dallas Police Seeking Assistance on Unexplained Death

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of Armani Morgan’s death. On June 22nd,2017, Armani Morgan was reported missing by family members. On July 24th, 2017 human remains were found near the 2900 block of Wilhurt Ave and later positively identified as those of Armani Morgan.

Armani Morgan frequented  the area of 2900 Wilhurt Ave.

If anyone has any information which may be of assistance in the investigation, you are asked to contact Detective Michael Yeric #7178 of the Special Investigations Unit at 214-671-3677.

Gambling Search Warrant Served – 11404 Shiloh Road Mary’s Mart Store

(Not related to seizure)

(Not related to seizure)

On November 12, 2019, the Vice Unit executed a gambling search warrant at Mary’s Mart located at 11404 Shiloh Road, Suite 109. The Vice Unit received several complaints regarding illegal gambling at Mary’s Mart and launched an investigation. Undercover detectives were able to develop probable cause, complete a search warrant, and have it signed by a magistrate.  The Vice Unit executed the search warrant and seized a total of 12 gambling machines and $45.00 in US currency.

 

The Vice Unit will continue to investigate all citizen complaints regarding illegal gambling in an effort to  improve the quality of life for all the residents of Dallas.

Help us Locate Suspect Wanted for Numerous Felonies

 

 

From May 2019 to November 2019, the suspect pictured above, Jermarcus Tatum, lured individuals selling I-Phones, I-Pads, and I-Macs, to parking lots within Dallas. Suspect Tatum would then walk up to the seller and snatch the property from their hands. The Dallas Police Department has identified over 19 offenses related to Suspect Tatum and multiple warrants have been issued for his arrest. Suspect Tatum is also currently wanted for his probation violation for aggravated sexual assault.

If you observe Suspect Tatum please call 911 immediately.

If you have information related to these offenses please contact Senior Corporal C. Shaklee #10230 at Cody.Shaklee@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

The Dallas Police Department reminds everyone to meet in police station lobbies or other designated safe selling zones at your local police department when selling goods over the internet.

Critical Missing Person – John Rice

UPDATE 11/15/2019 at 12:20 a.m.: Mr. Rice has been located and is safe.

 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person John Rice.  On November 14, 2019, at about 4:30 p.m., Mr. Rice wasn’t last seen in the 17400 block of Earthwind Drive.  Mr. Rice was last seen driving a black 2007 Lexus SC430 bearing license plate CWF9247.  Mr. Rice may be confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Rice is described as an 81-year-old White male with blonde eyes and hazel eyes.  He is 5’11” tall and weighs about 200 pounds.  Mr. Rice was last seen wearing a dark color polo with khaki color pants.

If anyone knows Mr. Rice whereabouts, please call 911 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268. 

Officer of the Month – Sergeant John Nash, III

On November 14, 2019, Sergeant John Nash III, #6386, was awarded November’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A luncheon ceremony was held in his honor at the Momentous Institute.

Sergeant Nash is a 29-year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned as a Field Sergeant in the Dallas Police Department’s Fugitive Unit.  His supervisor, Lieutenant David Davis, nominated Sergeant Nash for this award mainly in part for his outstanding work performance as a supervisor.

 

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Lieutenant David Davis stated, “Sergeant Nash exhibits the characteristics needed as a First- Line Supervisor because of his willingness to lead from the front, responsiveness to the needs of the unit, whether it be reporting to a callback, or volunteering to assist team members with investigations.”   Sergeant Nash’s leadership has earned the respect of fellow supervisors and officers. 

The job knowledge and sound decision making exhibited by Sergeant Nash delivers extrinsic results.  Thank you, Sergeant Nash, for your hard work and dedication that awarded you November’s Officer of the month.  We are proud of you!!!

Help Identify Homicide Suspect

On November 14, 2019, at 8:33 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at 10100 Forest Ln. Upon arrival, they observed the victim, Mohamed Koroma, a 24-year-old black male, in the front seat of a black Chevrolet SUV with a gunshot wound. DFR pronounced the Complainant deceased at the scene. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a black male with dreadlocks exit the victim’s vehicle after the victim was shot, and return moments later in a silver 4-door sedan, with front end damage and a spare tire on the front driver side, with another black male and a heavyset black female. The suspect fled the location in the silver 4-door sedan Southbound on Forest View Street.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. Garcia with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3994, or olegario.garcia@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #229560-2019.

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.

Sniffed Out By Love Field K-9

On November 7, 2019, a Love Field Narcotics K-9 and handler, were conducting routine screening inside Love Field Airport when the K-9 hit on a set of luggage indicating drugs were inside.

During the investigation over sixty pounds of marijuana was found inside of the luggage. After locating two females that were searching for the luggage in question, officers arrested and charged two residents from Los Angeles, Victoria Wilkins a 22-year-old Black female, and Bridget Wilkins a 41-year-old Black female, with possession of marijuana.

Love Field K-9 Units constantly serve at the airport with professionalism and integrity, great job.