December’s Officer of the Month – Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, #8427

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On December 4, 2018, Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, #8427, was awarded December’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee. Senior Corporal Howard received the award during a banquet at the Park City Club located at 5956 Sherry Lane #1700, Dallas Texas.

Detective Howard is a 15-year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Federal Task Force Office attached to the ATF. He began his career assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division before joining Operation Disruption. In 2009, he became a member of the Gang Unit before being assigned to the Federal Task Force where his knowledge allows him to be integral to dozens of federal investigations related to guns, drugs, and violence. After years of intensive investigation, Detective Howard was able to gather enough evidence to arrest a narcotics trafficker as well as seven other members of his criminal organization, who were utilizing one of the most violent gangs in the Dallas area as an intimidation tool.

Detective Howard has been the North Regional Director of the Texas Gang Investigators Association since 2014.  In that position, he coordinates on gang intelligence for his region and holds conferences which are attended by gang investigators and prosecutors at the local and federal levels.

By collaborating with local gyms, he has built relationships with the community by bringing at-risk neighborhood kids together to play basketball. This keeps the kids off the streets and allows them to experience positive mentors. By engaging the citizens, he has created an open dialogue within the community and an understanding that he is there to make their neighborhoods safer.

In a letter to the Meritorious Conduct Board, Sergeant Adrian Ballin, #7579 who nominated Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, stated, “This is the type of dedication that Detective Howard has always brought wherever he has worked. He is a thorough investigator who takes pride in doing good police work.” 

Thank you, Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, for your extreme dedication, hard work, and professionalism that has brought great credit to yourself and the Dallas Police Department.

Shaq visits Dallas Police Department Headquarters

Shaquille O’Neal made a surprise visit to the Dallas Police Department Headquarters while in town.  The 7’1″ gentle giant met briefly with the command staff and then shared the Christmas spirit with other members of the Department.  He handed out gift cards to members of the department, signed autographs and took plenty of pictures.  Thank you, Shaq for spreading and sharing the holiday cheer.

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Critical Missing Person Taylor Simmons

Updated: On December 5, 2018 at 4:15  p.m., Taylor Clarence Simmons has been located and is safe.

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Taylor Clarence Simmons.  Mr. Simmons was last seen on December 4, 2018, at about 10:00 p.m., walking away from the 3800 block of S. Tyler Street.  He is described as a Black male 24 years old, 6’05” 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  Mr. Simmons was wearing a black leather jacket, black shirt, blue jeans and black & blue shoes.  He could possibly be a danger to himself or others.  

If you see this person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Harry Hines Murder Suspect Arrested

On Monday, December 03, 2018, at approximately 8:24 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Anchor Hotel located at 10230 Harry Hines Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim, an unidentified Latin male, approximately 17-years of age, lying on the bed with an apparent gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.  During the investigation, it was learned by detectives that a suspect, Gerardo Rodriguez-Cardona, a L/M 19, shot the victim in a hotel room. 

Suspect Rodriguez-Cardona was transported to Jack Evans Headquarters where he was interviewed by a homicide detective.  Suspect Rodriguez-Cardona admitted to shooting the victim.  After the interview, he was arrested for Murder and transported to the Dallas County Jail.    

Help Locate Critical Missing Francisco Almendarez Jr.

Update December 2, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. – Critical Missing Francisco Almendarez Jr. has been located and is safe.

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing male.

On December 2, 2018, at about 4:35 p.m., Francisco Almendarez Jr. was last seen in the 11900 block of Greenville Avenue. Mr. Almendarez is a White male 24, 6’3, weighs 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts. He is driving a blue 2011 Chevrolet Cruz, Texas License KRD9468. Mr. Almendarez is considered to be a threat to himself and others.

If you see this critical missing person call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.

Help Us Identify a Theft Suspect

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a theft suspect.

On November 15, 2018, a homeowner hired the suspect seen on the posted surveillance video to do odd jobs at his residence. The suspect parked in the homeowners backyard and was seen on home surveillance playing with the homeowners dog.  The homeowner explained to the suspect what work he needed done and left to attend to other business. While the homeowner was not paying attention the suspect left the location and took a 7 month old Teacup Schnauzer (microchip implanted) and tools from the location without permission and never returned.

If you know the suspect in the surveillance video please contact Detective Adams at 214-283-4923.

Help Us Locate Critical Missing Laderrick Campbell Franklin

Update December 1, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. -Laderrick Campbell-Franklin has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a critical missing male.

On November 26, 2018, at about 2:00 p.m. Laderrick Campbell Franklin was last seen in the 9100 block of Forest Lane. Mr. Campbell Franklin is a Black male 26 years old, 5’7”, weighs 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo of a flame on his upper left arm. As of November 30, 2018, Mr. Campbell Franklin may be considered a danger to himself.

If you have information regarding Laderrick Campbell Franklin please call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-4268.

Detectives Seek Assistance in Homicide Investigation – 5454 Peterson Lane

On November 27, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Dallas police responded to 5454 Peterson Lane regarding the death of Maria Ezquerro, a Latin female, 23-years-old.  She was discovered deceased inside her apartment from homicidal violence.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Det. Scott Sayers, #7157 at 214-671-3661 or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case #255711-2018.

    

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.

 

 

 

Request For Public Assistance – Fatality Crash 3400 E. Illinois

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a victim in a fatality crash.

On November 11, 2018, around 9:25 PM, an unknown male was crossing the 3400 block of E. Illinois when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west bound. The unknown male was later pronounced deceased as a results of his injuries. The Dallas Police Vehicle Crimes Unit has been unable to identify the male(see posted sketch). He appears to be Hispanic, around 55 to 65 years of age, and is possibly handicap and uses a small bicycle for mobility. The accident is documented on case number: 245123-2018.

The vehicle that struck the unknown male is a white pickup, unknown make, or model.  No driver description is currently available.  The suspect vehicle should have damage to the left front quarter panel. If you have any information regarding the unknown male in the sketch or any information regarding the suspect vehicle, please contact Detective Gerald Baum in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0010.     

                                                                                                                                                         

 

                             

Detectives Seeks Help in Homicide Investigation – 500 block of Woodacre Drive

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 7:21 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 500 block of  Woodacre Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Michael Deshawn Daniels a 40-year old Black male, lying on the porch with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.  Homicide detectives canvassed the neighborhood and interviewed several witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Frank Serra, #10031 at 214-671-4320 or via email: frank.serra@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 252929-2018.

 

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.