2020 February Officer of the Month

On February 11, 2020, Senior Corporal Scott Reinert, #6557, was awarded February’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A breakfast ceremony was held in his honor at La Madeline.

Senior Corporal Reinert is a 29-year-veteran of the department and is currently assigned to the Dallas Police Department’s DWI Squad.  He joined the DWI Squad in 1994 and has investigated and arrested thousands of impaired drivers, some that included drivers involved in fatalities, intoxication assault, and intoxication manslaughter. His supervisor, Sergeant Mike Bryan, nominated Senior Corporal Reinert for this award for his dedication to duty and exceptional acts of professionalism which reflect the mission of the Dallas Police Department. 

In his nomination letter, Sergeant Bryan stated, “Senior Corporal Reinert has dedicated his career getting drunk drivers off the road in which he has made over 3000 arrests. Sergeant Bryan further stated, “One can only imagine how may lives have been saved as a result of his enforcement efforts.” Senior Corporal Reinert has received the MADD Law Enforcement Award three years in row in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Thank you, Senior Corporal Scott Reinert, for your outstanding police performance, hard work and dedication that has earned you February’s Officer of the Month. 

 

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Homicide on Ferguson Road

On February 9, 2020, at approximately 2:14 p.m., Dallas police responded to 8850 Ferguson Road regarding the health and welfare check of victim Latiffiney Rodgers, a 26-year-old Black female.  The victim was found deceased with injuries that supported homicidal violence.  After speaking with family members, it was determined that the victim’s two children and their father were unaccounted for.  Detectives discovered a history of domestic violence between the victim and the children’s father, Johnnie Palmore, a 33-year-old Black male.  Based on this information and the belief that the kids may be in danger, a regional Amber Alert was issued that went out to all local law enforcement agencies in the region.

Officers followed up on leads throughout the evening and throughout the night.  On February 10, 2020, detectives received intelligence that suspect Palmore was inside an apartment in North Dallas with the two children and was becoming agitated.  As Dallas SWAT breached the door in an attempt to rescue the children, suspect Palmore took his own life.  The children were unharmed during the entire incident and were checked out by medical personnel.  They were released to the custody of Child Protective Services.  At no time did any Dallas Police Officer discharge their weapon.  This incident will be documented on case #027100-2020.

 

 

 

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Arrest Made: In the Homicide Investigation of David Damato

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, at approximately 6:29 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3150 Cliff Creek Crossing Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim, David Jeremiah Damato, a 21-year-old Latin male, lying on the floor with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  A witness was transported to the Homicide Unit and interviewed by detectives.  The witness stated they were awoken by glass breaking, the victim grabbed his handgun and confronted the suspects.  One of the suspects was shot in the apartment.  The witness told detectives that one of the suspects shot the victim multiple times, and they began to ransack the apartment.  After the shooting, the suspects fled the scene before the officers’ arrival.

Homicide detectives learned the suspects transported the suspect, who was shot by the victim, to an area hospital for his injury.  Officers responded to the hospital and detained them.  Three of the suspects were transported to the Dallas Police Department Jack Evans Headquarters.  While at the hospital, the injured suspect was taken to the emergency trauma center for surgery.

Homicide detectives interviewed suspects Josiah Andrew Salinas, a 19-year-old Latin male, and Damarte Tremayne Burt, a 21-year-old Black male.  They admitted their involvement in the killing of the victim, David Jeremiah Damato.  Suspects Burt and Salinas were transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with capital murder.  A juvenile was transported to the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, where he was charged with capital murder.  The injured juvenile is currently in custody for capital murder, and he remains in an area hospital.

 

Critical Missing Person – Alee Arnold, jr.

Updated on February 9, 2020 at 7:05 p.m., Mr. Alee Arnold, jr., has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing person, Alee Arnold, jr.

On February 9, 2020 at about 4:00 a.m., Mr. Arnold was last seen in the 7900 block of Ivory Lane Dallas, TX leaving on foot in an unknown direction. He may be in need of medical attention. 

Alee is described as a 69-year-old Black male. He is 6’03” and weighs 190 pounds with black/gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, blue jean shorts and white shoes.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Alee Arnold, jr., please call 911 or contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Please Help Identity Suspects

On January 7, 2020, at about 2:30 a.m., unknown suspects pointed a gun and discharged their firearm towards the victims at 8550 N Stemmons outside of the XTC Night Club.

If anyone has any information that can lead to the identity of the suspect, please contact Detective S. Barker #10271, at 214-671-4286.

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.

Public Assistance Needed in Assault on Knight Street

On February 2, 2020 at about 12:30a.m., officers responded to a major disturbance call at 2506 Knight Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with several different victims, who had been working inside the location and were assaulted by two unknown male suspects. The victims stated a verbal altercation occurred and then a physical assault ensued. The victims stated that the suspects used homophobic slurs during the assault.

Crimes Against Persons Division will be investigating this incident as a hate crime. Detectives are currently investigating all possible motives or leads and ask that if anyone has additional details, please contact the Dallas Police Department Assault Detective Derek Gaffney at derek.gaffney@dallascityhall.com or 214-671-3703.

 

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe – Money, Drugs, and Rifle Taken Off the Street

On February 4, 2020, at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 5065 Amesbury Drive in response to a call out from Northeast patrol officers.  Detectives were able to secure a narcotics warrant and the following items were seized: 

  •  4093g Marijuana
  • 10,850.1g Cannabis Oil
  •  One (1) .300 Blackout American Tactical Rifle
  •  $13,167.00 in U.S. currency

If you know of a location in which illegal narcotic sales are occurring, you can report it through our iWatchDallas app or online at http://www.iWatchDallas.net. You can choose to remain anonymous. Remember, crime prevention is everybody’s business.

 

 

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Promotion Ceremony for Deputy Chiefs, Majors, Lieutenants, Sergeants and Senior Corporals.

The Dallas Police Department hosted a promotional ceremony on February 04, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Moody Performance Hall located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas Texas. There were promotions to Deputy Chief, Majors, Lieutenants, Sergeants and Senior Corporals.

DEPUTY CHIEFS PROMOTIONS:

Deputy Chief William Griffith, Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez, Deputy Chief Teena Schultz

 

MAJOR PROMOTIONS:

Major Monique Alex, Major David Davis, Major Michael Dominguez, Major Osama Ismail, Major James Lewis, Major John Madison, Major Terrence Rhodes, Major Juan Salas, Major Samuel Sarmiento

 

LIEUTENANT PROMOTIONS:

Lieutenant Allen Majusta, Lieutenant David Conley, Lieutenant Eddie Flores, Lieutenant Stephen Forman, Lieutenant Joshua Hight, Lieutenant Glen Hurst, Lieutenant Jon Jacob, Lieutenant Brian Payne, Lieutenant Leroy Quigg, Lieutenant Raymario Sanchez,

 

SERGEANTS PROMOTIONS:

Sergeant Simon Alvarado, Sergeant Ashley Anderson, Sergeant Meghan Bailey, Sergeant Dwight Beaty, Sergeant Michael Bieker, Sergeant Brett Brown, Sergeant Daniel Campbell, Sergeant Ira Carter, Sergeant Stephen Cazzelle, Sergeant Salvatore Coppola, Sergeant Scott Corkery, Sergeant Colwin Dennis, Sergeant Colwin Dennis, Sergeant Cassie Dotsy, Sergeant Eucora Gray, Sergeant Michael Johnson Jr., Sergeant Will Mark, Sergeant Chis Montemayor, Sergeant Cynthia Parker, Sergeant Gregory Rodriguez, Sergeant Pablo Rojas, Sergeant Mayra Santiago, Sergeant Cesar Soto, Sergeant James St. Clair, Sergeant Andre Taylor, Sergeant Christopher Timms, Sergeant Carlos Valarezo, Sergeant Dustin Voels

SENIOR CORPORAL PROMOTIONS:

Senior Corporal Michael Bono, Senior Corporal Cody Clark, Senior Corporal Starr Evans, Senior Corporal Anthony Heims, Senior Corporal Soo Nam, Senior Corporal Russell Newsom, Senior Corporal Yahir Perez, Senior Corporal RL Rushing, Senior Corporal Fernando Silva, Senior Corporal Austin Thomason, Senior Corporal Ryan Walls,

Congratulations to all and thank you for your dedicated service to the citizens of Dallas!

Inclement Weather Safety

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth and Dallas calls for inclement weather tonight bringing a mix of rain, sleet, and possible some snow through tomorrow morning. Please allow yourself extra driving time in preparation for the inclement weather.

The three key elements to inclement weather driving are:

  • Stay alert;
  • Slow down; and.
  • Stay in control

A few extra cold weather driving tips include.

  • Pay attention to the weather: Make the weather forecast part of your daily routine during the winter. Awareness of conditions will help you be more prepared.
  • Reduce your speed: Slowing down is the most important thing to do when driving on ice and snow. High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. You should never be driving faster than 45mph in any vehicle when roads are icy – not even on highways! In many cases, much slower speeds are necessary. You can slide off of the road on certain types of more treacherous icing – like black ice – at 10mph or less! If you’re fishtailing or sliding at all, it means you are going too fast for the conditions.
  • Wear your seat belt: Even though wearing your seat belt should already be a no-brainer at all times, during the inclement it’s even more critical. An alarming number of road ice fatalities occur with minor accidents where the vehicle occupants were not wearing seat belts.
  • Don’t drive on icy roads: The best way to avoid an accident on an icy road is to simply stay off the roads until the threat passes. Nothing can inconvenience you more than a wreck or getting stuck! Avoid being on the road if you can.
  • Go easy on your brakes: Brake application is a common trigger of slides that result in a loss of vehicle control. ABS (antilock brakes) do not work well on ice and snow, and often will lock up your wheels regardless. Sliding wheels are uncontrollable, that is, steering input will not change the vehicle’s direction if the wheels are sliding.
  • Turn into a slide: If you’re fishtailing or sliding, it usually means you are going too fast. Reduce your speed so you won’t need to worry about this! Most high-speed slides are difficult to correct successfully. If you’re caught off guard and begin sliding, turn your wheels in the direction that the rear of your car is sliding. It helps to look with your eyes where you want the car to go, and turn the steering wheel in that direction. It is easy to steer too far, causing the car to slide in the other direction. If this happens (called overcorrecting), you’ll need to turn in the opposite direction. 
  • Icy road accidents happen in multiples: Your own accident is sometimes not the greatest threat to you – additional out-of-control vehicles often are.
  • Avoid hills or other dangerous roads during icy conditions: The laws of physics are unforgiving! If you attempt to tackle a steep enough incline, there is nothing you can do to stop gravity from taking its toll.
  • Keep a bundle of cold-weather gear in your car, such as extra food and water, warm clothing, a flashlight, a glass scraper, blankets, medications, and more.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.
  • Keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.

To find current road conditons, visit: http://conditions.drivetexas.org/current/

 

 

 

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Critical Missing Person – Hayden Prewit Williams

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing person, Hayden Prewit Williams.

On February 3, 2020 at about 6:30 p.m., Mr. Williams was last seen at 1500 block of Berry Trail in Dallas, driving a Gold colored 2009 Chevy Tahoe pickup with TX LP #HGK6498. He could possibly be a danger to himself and others.

Hayden is described as a 27-year-old White male. He is 6’0″ and weighs 125 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. He was wearing a black hat, black jacket, white shirt and blue jeans.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Hayden Prewit Williams, please call 911 or contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.