Critical Missing – Mr. Dee Tankersley

Updated April 16, 2021 – Mr. Tankersley has been located safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Dee Tankersley.  He is an 84-year-old white male, standing 6’0″ tall and weighing 180 pounds.  Mr. Tankersley was last seen on April 13, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., walking in the 900 block of Pacific Avenue.  He was wearing a black coat, maroon shirt, black pants, and black shoes.  He has gray hair and gray eyes; he may be confused and in need of assistance.

Persons with information regarding Mr. Tankersley are asked to call the police department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.   Please reference case number 065021-2021.

Arrest Made in Homicide at 1214 Strickland Street.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at approximately 3:32 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a shooting call at 1214 Strickland Street. Upon arrival, the victim, Robert Lynn Taylor, a 24-year old black male, was lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. During the investigation, homicide detectives learned from witnesses that suspect, Tai Artis Brown Stein, a 37-year old black male, shot the victim. Suspect Brown Stein was taken to the Homicide Unit. After the interview suspect Brown Stein was transported to the Dallas County Jail, where he was charged with murder on case number 064075-2021.

Identity of Burglary Suspect Sought

The Dallas Police department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the burglary suspect seen in these still images taken from the victim’s surveillance video. On April 1, 2021, at approximately 6:58 a.m., the suspect forced entry into a funeral home located in the 2800 block of S. Ervay Street. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 055258-2021.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T. French #9182 with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).

 

 

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Information Wanted in Hit & Run

On March 24, 2021, at approximately 6:40 P.M., a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at 2700 North Buckner Boulevard.  The suspect vehicle was traveling southbound 2700 North Buckner Boulevard in the center lane, lost control and drove up onto the sidewalk, and struck the victim who was standing at a bus stop.  The victim suffered serious bodily injuries.  The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling southbound 2700 North Buckner Boulevard.  The suspect vehicle is a light-colored sedan as seen pictured below.

The Vehicle Crimes Unit is requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective J. J. Jackson #5786 at 214-670-5817 or email jearlynn.jackson@dallascityhall.com.

 

 

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Community Awareness Bulletin

 

On April 12, 2021, suspect Kevin Rayo, L/M/26 was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography. Suspect Rayo was a first-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary located at 3000 Hillbrook Street. Due to the nature of his position and involvement in the community, we are releasing this statement to notify parents and the general public.

 


Anyone having additional information involving Suspect Rayo, or believes their child may have been victimized by Suspect Rayo is asked to contact the Dallas Police Department’s Child Abuse Squad at 214-275-1300.

 

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Speeding and Racing Task Force

The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, April 4 – 11, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 224 traffic stops, issued 221 citations, and made 6 felony arrests, 22 misdemeanor arrests, and seized 4 guns during this period. 

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, officers working the street racing task force operation observed an individual spectating at a reckless driving event and observed the individual waving a gun around. Officers conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle he was in and arrested him for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.  This is at least the third time this individual has been arrested by the SRTF. 

On a separate incident, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, officers working the SRTF operation observed two vehicles in a contest of speed attempting to outdistance each other. Officers were able to get both vehicles stopped and arrested one driver for two counts of Child Endangerment and Racing on Highway/Roadway and the other driver for Racing on Highway/Roadway. 

The overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (February 19 – April 11,  2021) are as follows:

 

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Suspect Sought in Animal Cruelty Investigation

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a suspect(s) who shot and killed a small puppy. On March 3, 2021, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Remy, a 10-12-week old brown and white male K-9 puppy, was found with a single gunshot wound to his abdomen at 3550 E. Overton Road. Despite immediate medical attention, the puppy died as a result of the gunshot wound.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Hannah Tamez with the Dallas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit at (214) 671-0115 or email hannah.Tamez@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 036100-2021.

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, seven days a week.

Homicide on Audelia Road

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at approximately 10:37 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the parking lot at 12920 Audelia Road.  The victim Rquon Deshon Travis, a 20-year old black male, was found in his apartment lying on the floor with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The Dallas Police Department asks for anyone with information to contact Detective Boz Rojas at 214-681-1786 or emailboz.rojas@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 062101-2021.

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, seven days a week.

 

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Homicide on Brookriver Drive

Updated April 15, 2021:

During the course of the investigation, homicide detectives determined that suspect Keyshawn Evanta Harris, an 18-year-old black male, was responsible for the murder of the victim, Tony Evans Jr., a 17-year-old black male. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, suspect Harris was arrested and charged with Murder, and a magistrate will set his bond.

Original Post

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at approximately 1:35 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Hawthorn Suites, located at 7900 Brookriver Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned that a shooting occurred inside room #221. The victim, Tony Evans Jr., a 17-year old Black male, was shot at the location by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The motive is unknown at this time.

The Dallas Police Department asks for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Kim Mayfield at 214-671-3646 or by email: Kimberly.mayfield@dallascityhall.com, please refer to case number 061917-2021.

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.

 

 

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Animal Cruelty Suspect – 2400 Dowdy Ferry Road

Update: April 9, 2021

On April 9, 2021, at 12:00 am, the Dallas Police Animal Cruelty Unit arrested 20-year-old Sebastian Acosta for Cruelty to Non-Livestock Torture/Kill which is a 3rd-degree felony. The remaining dog that was seen in the suspect vehicle was seized for protective custody. 

The Dallas Police Department would like to thank the community for their tips that helped identify the suspect which led to his arrest. This is a great example of the community and police working together to help solve and prevent crime.  

Original Post: April 8, 2021

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an Animal Cruelty suspect who physically assaulted two Pyrenees-type puppies at 2400 Dowdy Ferry Road causing their deaths on April 7, 2021. The suspect was driving a silver Ford F150 full cab (4 doors) with no license plates. If you have any information on the suspect, please contact Animal Cruelty Detective Cathy Blanchard, #7999, at (214) 670-7694 or by email at cathy.blanchard@dallascityhall.com.

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.