DPD Investigates Mesquite PD Officer Involved Shooting 

 

On October 5, 2019, at about 3:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Lovett Avenue regarding an assist officer request by Mesquite Police. The preliminary investigation revealed that Mesquite Police initiated a pursuit of a stolen vehicle within the city limits of Mesquite. The pursuit crossed into the city limits of Dallas. Once inside the city limits of Dallas, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Mesquite police chased the driver into the backyard of a residence in the 6000 block of Lovett Avenue. Mesquite PD observed the suspect with a handgun and shots were fired by Mesquite PD.  The driver was struck. Officers rendered emergency aid. The suspect was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. No officers were injured. A gun was recovered. For charges related to the incident please contact Mesquite PD. Dallas officers did not fire their weapons. The incident is documented on case number 203015-2019. The investigation is ongoing. 

Taking Drugs Off The Streets

The Dallas Police Department continues its ongoing efforts to keep Dallas safe and reduce crime.

On October 3, 2019, the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Creek Cove Drive. Narcotics detectives investigated the complaint of drugs being sold at this location. During the course of the investigation, it was confirmed that drugs were being sold out of this location. Detectives secured and executed a narcotics search warrant.  See the following results of their efforts:

Arrests & Seizures 

  • 2 Arrests
  • 11.6g Cocaine (Rock)
  • 20.9g Cocaine (Powder)
  • 26.0g Marijuana
  • (1) Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun
  • (1) Remington 597 rifle, sawed off
  • $636.00 U.S. currency

On October 3, 2019, at 1:55 p.m., the Narcotics Unit responded to a complaint regarding drugs being sold at a location in the 200 block of Ezekial Avenue. With the assistance of uniformed officers assigned to the Narcotics Squad, narcotic detectives were able to execute a warrant and render the following results: 

Arrests & Seizures 

  • 2 Arrests
  • 2885g Marijuana
  • 538g Promethazine
  • .4g PCP
  • $2,000.00 in US Currency
  • 2 handguns

 

The case number is 201333-2019

Please Help Us Locate Critical Missing Person Patricia Ruffin

Updated on October 4, 2019 at 3:45 p.m., Ms. Patricia Ruffin has been located and is safe.

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

On October 2, 2019, at about 9:00 a.m., Ms. Patricia Ruffin was last seen on foot, in the 4500 block of Crozier Street. Ms. Ruffin is a Black female, 64 years old. She is 5’3’’and weighs 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gold dress with brown flowers, gold sandals and a gold headscarf. Patricia Ruffin may be in need of assistance.

If you have information regarding Patricia Ruffin please call 9-1-1 or 214-671-4268.

Protest Downtown Dallas

Update October 3, 2019 at 10:20 a.m.

Safiya Paul a black female 31 years old was arrested for penal code violation Obstruction of Highway or Passageway which is a misdemeanor B offense.  She has been released from Dallas County Jail on a $500.00 bond.


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Demonstrators assembled on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courts building at 6:30 p.m. Protesters began marching in the street and blocking traffic in all directions at Riverfront and Commerce. Warnings were given and police response teams were called to the scene. Eventually, they cleared the roadway and began to march through the streets in downtown Dallas. Due to safety concerns, the protesters were warned several times to clear the roadway. Protesters eventually marched back to Frank Crowley Courthouse at approximately 10:00 pm. One individual was arrested. 

Help Us Identify A Bank Robbery Suspect

On July 19, 2019 at approximately 2:09 p.m., the suspect approached a teller at the 1st Convenience Bank located within the Walmart at 15220 Montfort Drive and passed a note demanding money.  The suspect fled in a black Cadillac Escalade. During the offense the suspect wore a patch over his eye.

 

On September 21, 2019 at approximately 3:50 p.m., the same suspect approached a teller at the Woodforest National Bank located within the Walmart at 18121 Marsh Lane  and passed a note demanding money.  The suspect fled in a two-toned four door Ford Truck. During the offense the suspect wore a large bandage over his nose.

On September 30, 2019 at approximately 1:58 p.m., the suspect approached a teller at the Legacy Texas Bank located at 10720 Preston Road and verbally demanded money.  During the offense the suspect wore a large fake nose. No suspect vehicle was observed.

The suspect is described as a White male, approximately 50-years-old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, heavyset, short beard.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at (972) 559-5000 or, the Dallas Police Department Robbery Unit Detective S. Prince, 9117 at (214) 671-3692.

CRIME STOPPERS

If you have any information regarding these crimes please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477(TIPS). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes.

DPD’s Pet of the Week – Lily

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Lily (A1079319). Lily came to the Dallas Animal Services (DAS) as a stray but we discovered during her photo-shoot that she knows the command “sit”. She’s very smart and very focused. She can be a bit shy at first but is very sweet and low-key. Lily is a member of our “gentle dainty” playgroup which means she likes to play with other dogs without being rowdy. Although Lily is heart-worm positive, she will receive free heart-worm treatment from the DAS!  

Lily is pictured with Officer Jeannette Nesom. Officer Nesom is currently assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division. She is a four year veteran of the department.

Officer Nesom says, “Remember Life is better with a four legged friend, so adopt a dog today.”

Let’s help find Lily find a Furrever Home. You can meet and adopt her at Dallas Animal Services located at 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212. They are open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Sundays. 

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Homicide Investigation – Fort Worth Avenue & Westmoreland Road

On Monday, September 30, 2019, at approximately 11:04 p.m., officers responded to a call for police at the intersection of Fort Worth Avenue and Westmoreland Road regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by a concerned citizen, who was in the Pep Boys parking lot located at 3120 Fort Worth Avenue regarding the call. Upon arrival officers observed a newer model white Dodge Charger parked, and the driver slumped over in the driver’s side seat.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim, Frederick Denavel Ford, an 18-year old black male, deceased at the scene.  The victim died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

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 Esteban Montenegro at 214-671-3624 or via email:  e.montenegro @dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 199540-2019.

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, seven days a week.

Arrest: Homicide on Phillip Avenue

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, at approximately 7:06 a.m., Dallas police responded to a home invasion robbery in progress call at 5409 Philip Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers found the unidentified victim in the backyard face down on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of his neck.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him deceased at the scene.

During the investigation, homicide detectives transported the homeowner to police headquarters for an interview.  After the interview, suspect James Michael Meyer, a 72-year old white male, was charged with murder and transported to Dallas Co. Jail.  The identity of the victim will be determined by the Dallas Co. medical examiner’s office. 

 

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Homicide on McDermott Avenue

On September 29, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Dallas Police responded to 3122 McDermott Ave in regards to a shooting call. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, an unidentified black male, unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing a black male in his late 20s, approximately 6 foot tall, wearing a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, and a black backpack, leave the location on foot after they heard a gunshot.
Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. Heathcote with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4310, or nathan.heathcote@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #198479-2019.
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, 7 days a week.