Keeping Dallas Safe – Drugs Seized and Arrests Made

On March 27, 2020, at 6:45 P.M., the Narcotics Quad Squad executed a search warrant targeting violent crime at 2334 Kathleen Street with the assistance of the South Central Patrol Crime Response Team (CRT).  Narcotics secured a search warrant and the below individuals were arrested and drugs were seized. Three of the suspects attempted to flee the location as the warrant was being executed and were quickly apprehended by the South Central CRT team.   Great work was done by all the officers who worked together to get these drugs off the street and these suspects into custody!

Arrested:

  1. Arrested:  Keysfoster, Cheryl   (B/F/53) CHARGES: VHSC 481:112 Possession of cocaine
  2. Arrested:  Davenport, Anthony   (B/M/52) CHARGES: VHSC 481:112 Possession of cocaine
  3. Arrested:  Gardner, Brenda   (B/F/58) CHARGES: VHSC 481:112 Possession of cocaine
  4. Arrested:  Lloyd, Ronald   (B/M/68) CHARGES: HOLDS Dallas County Warrants
  5. Arrested:  Busby, Keith   (B/M/33) CHARGES: HOLDS Dallas County Warrants
  6. Arrested:  Hall, Bryant   (B/M/46) CHARGES: HOLDS for Dallas County Warrants

 Seized:

  1. 29.1 Grams of Marijuana
  2. 20.5 Grams of Powder Cocaine
  3. 2.9 Grams of Methamphetamine
  4. 2.2 Grams of Alprazolam
  5. 4.3 Grams of Hydrocodone
  6. 1 Rifle

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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Homicide on Lamar Street

On Friday, March 27, 2020, at approximately 7:09 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call that occurred in front of a business parking lot located at 4215 S. Lamar Street.  Upon arrival, officers found the unknown victim leaning against the driver’s side of his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.  The unknown suspect fled the scene in a silver minivan.  The victim’s name will not be released until the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office conducts a fingerprints analysis to confirm his identity.

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this murder and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Detective Jeffrey Loeb at 214-671-3702 or via email:  jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 058009-2020.

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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DPD RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION OF SUPPLIES FROM OPERATION BLESSING

The Dallas Police Department received a generous donation of pallets loaded with much needed supplies for officers and staff to help keep them safe during this critical time with the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. Those coveted essentials will be distributed throughout the seven substations and headquarters as needed.

“It is our pleasure,” said Quinton Boykins, U.S. Disaster Security Specialist/Law Enforcement Liaison for Operation Blessing. “Your team of incredible dispatchers and officers are essential to keeping the City of Dallas safe, so it is an honor to provide essential supplies to those who so diligently serve the community.”

The non-profit and faith-based organization had supplies delivered from their warehouse in Grand Prairie. DPD’s staff received over 80 buckets of supplies, each filled with one box of (2) N95 masks, bleach spray, Lysol wipes, a roll of paper towels, cleaner all-purpose, work gloves, contractor bags and scouring pads. In addition to the buckets, more than 1,000 N95 masks were included in the shipment.

“We are reaching out to first responders to ensure that they are able to stay safe as well,” said Boykins. “We know that these cleaning items are scarce, so while we have the inventory and the capability to provide them, we wanted to make sure that the department received them.”

“We cannot thank Operation Blessing enough for their care and concern for our officers and this department as a whole,” said Dallas Chief of Police, Reneé Hall. “This is a blessing as our men and women try to stay safe while on the frontline protecting the City of Dallas.”

Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation (OB) is a humanitarian organization headquartered in the United States with warehouses in Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia.

Operation Blessing (OB) provides humanitarian services such as strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development. Founded in 1978, Operation Blessing has touched the lives of millions of people in more than 90 countries and every state.

Do You Know This Theft Suspect?

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect seen in these images taken from surveillance video. On March 5, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., the suspect took packages from the apartment office in the 200 block of Stoneport Drive. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 044081-2020.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective J. Hellenguard #8458 with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0132.

Information Needed in an Animal Cruelty Case

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the Public’s assistance in identifying an Animal Cruelty Suspect who left a German Shepherd type puppy deceased in the park at 5100 N Jim Miller Rd on or about March 3, 2020. If you know who may have left the deceased puppy in the park or have any information regarding the puppy, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1- 877-373-TIPS or the Dallas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-670-7694. The Dallas Police is investigating this incident as Animal Cruelty 3rd-degree Felony. Case Number 042391-2020.

DPD’s Pets of the Week

This week we are featuring not one, but three pets of the week. Let’s help Dallas Animal Services (DAS) find these pups a furrever home!

Please note changes to the below adopting information from Dallas Animal Services. 

ADOPTING. We will now be doing tele-adoptions by appointment only! Click here to schedule a phone call appointment with our adoption staff who will help you make your selection. You will then schedule a time for a curbside pick-up of your new best friend! All adoptions will be FREE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for daily videos of adoptable pets. You can also view photos of adoptable pets before you schedule a call by clicking here. Please email dasadopt@dallascityhall.com if you have any questions about a particular pet or the adoption process. Pet pick-ups will only take place at our main shelter located at 1818 N. Westmoreland Road. We do not have any pets at our PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center location at this time. Let me introduce you to this week’s pups:

 

Minnie – Bottom Left / Tequila – Middle / Kip – Top Right

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6-months-old, came in as a stray on March 17, 2020 (lucky St. Patty’s Day!) She has been in playgroups and gotten along with other dogs. Minnie is a playful and happy girl!

Tequila A1098876

3-years-old, came in as a stray on March 19, 2020. Although she is heartworm positive, DAS covers the cost of treatment! She has the cutest head tilt doesn’t she?

Kip A1095001

2-years-old, came in as an owner surrender on March 23, 2020. He has been in playgroups but is a little picky with who his friends are. Kip is full of  energy, and is negative for heartworm. She likes being outside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arrest Made: In the Homicide Investigation of Kevin Edwards

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, at approximately 9:07 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 4313 S. Malcolm X Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, Kevin Benard Edwards, a 37-year old black male, who was lying on the ground of the parking lot and being treated by Dallas Fire-Rescue personnel.    The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.

During the preliminary investigation, suspect, Michael Dewayne Williams, a 35-year old black male, was taken into custody by the officers at the scene.  He was transported to the Homicide Unit for interview purposes.  Suspect Williams refused to give a voluntary statement, and officers transported him to the Dallas County Jail, where he was charged with murder.  The investigation is documented on case number 057173-2020.

Critical Missing Person – John Louis Hester

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the Public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person John Louis Hester. Mr. Hester was last seen on March 25, 2020, at about 2:00 p.m., walking in the 2600 block of E. Illinois Avenue. He may be confused and require assistance.

Mr. Hester is described as an 81-year-old Black male with brown eyes and gray hair. He stands about 5’06” tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. Mr. Hester was last seen wearing a dark-colored gray shirt, blue jeans, turquoise/blue/white shoes.

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

Shelter in Place Information

There has been some misinformation about the Dallas Police Department’s approach to the shelter-in-place ordinance. Please see the statement below for clarity.  

Dallas Police officers were previously provided a summary of the shelter in place order for Dallas County. The City has now adopted similar regulations. Essentially, the regulations require all individuals anywhere in the City of Dallas to shelter in place – that is, stay at home – except for certain essential activities.

DPD’s first line of defense is an educational approach. Officers will inform residents of the shelter in place regulations and the reasons for their implementation. Next, officers will ask them to disperse as a means of voluntary compliance. Given the seriousness of this COVID-19 pandemic, violators are expected to leave the area peacefully.

Officers will not stop residents, asking for ID or documentation supporting their need to be out of their residence, without other legitimate reasons for the stop. At this time, DPD will focus on educating the public.

 

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Help Detectives Locate A Vehicle of Interest in Homicide on Summerwood

On March 22, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim, Kaleb Simpson, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Summerwood Cove Apartments at 9821 Summerwood Circle. The suspects were driving the vehicle pictured above, which was captured on video surveillance entering the apartment complex immediately before the murder and exiting immediately afterwards. The vehicle is believed to be a 2013 or newer Nissan Altima, dark blue in color, with factory wheels and a temporary license plate. There is no window tint and the front passenger side running lamp is out.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense or the vehicle pictured above to contact Det. Isom with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (469) 475-6004 or andrea.isom@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #055318-2020.

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.