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.

Information Sought on Animal Cruelty Offense

On February 17, 2021, at approximately 2:30 am., at about the 3800 block of S Tyler Street a black and white female Pitbull type dog was found deceased from a single gunshot wound. The Dallas Police Department is requesting anyone with information on the suspect to please contact DPD Crime Stoppers 1(877)373-TIPS or Detective H. Tamez, #8518, Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-671-0115, Hannah.Tamez@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.

 

 

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Homicide on Lasater Road

Update: April 8, 2021, 9:18 PM

During the course of the investigation, Homicide detectives determined that suspects Andrew Puccella Tyler, a 28-year old black male, and Danyel Nicole Harrell, a 22-year old white female, were responsible for the murder of the victim David Cruz, a 32-year old Latin male.  On Thursday, April 8, 2021, suspects Tyler and Harrel were charged with Capital Murder, and a magistrate will set their bond. 

Original Post: April 8, 2021, 7:40 AM

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 5:48 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call for service at 14900 Lasater Road.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult Latin male in the bedroom unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was declared deceased at the scene.  There are currently no suspects identified or apprehended.  The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are under investigation.

The identity of the victim will be released once the Homicide Unit has notified the family.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Eric Hearn at 214-883-9507 or by email:  eric.hearn@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 059672-2021.

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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Critical Missing – Plura Armstrong

Update: April 8, 2021

Mr. Armstrong has been located and is safe.

Original Post: April 7, 2021

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Plura Armstrong, pictured above.

On April 7, 2021, at around 9:15 am, Mr. Armstrong’s last known location was 1441 N. Beckley Avenue. Mr.  Armstrong is driving a 4 door, 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, black in color, TX Tag JJS4272.  He may be confused and in need of assistance.

He is described as an 85-year-old Black male, bald, with brown eyes. He is 5’11” and weighs 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing silver glasses, a tan and white Hawaiian button-up shirt, black docker’s pants, brown loafers, and a grey baseball cap with an orange “G” and Chicago Bears mascot.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. 

 

 

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Homicide on Checota Drive

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 4:40 p.m., Dallas police responded to a health and welfare check call at 10406 Checota Drive.  Officers found the victim Mateo Jovani Hernandez, a 21-year old Latin male, sitting in the driver’s seat unresponsive.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and discovered a single gunshot wound to his upper chest.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  There are currently no suspects identified or apprehended.  The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. 

The Dallas Police Department asks for anyone with information regarding this murder to contact Detective John Valdez at 214-671-3623 or by email:  john.valdez@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 058924-2021. 

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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Keeping Dallas Safe – Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested

On April 5, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Domestic Violence Warrant Team, Southeast Patrol, and Domestic Violence Detective Victor Lucas, #8408, executed a search warrant at 7209 Lake June Road. Mr. Flores and his family exited the house peacefully and without any resistance. Mr. Flores was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Family Violence.

The operation resulted in the arrest of Daniel Flores, a 21-year-old  Latin male, and the seizure of:

  1. Smith & Wesson 380 handgun (Stolen)
  2. Spikes Tactical AR-15 Rifle
  3. Draco-AK 47 Rifle (modified to pistol)
  4. 187 rounds of ammunition
  5. Soft body armor 
  6. 27 grams of Marijuana

 

Speeding and Racing Task Force

The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, April 2 – 4, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 193 traffic stops, issued 210 citations, and made 5 felony arrests.

On one incident, the SRTF observed a white Ford Expedition perform 8 to10 “donuts” in the Trammel Crow Park located at 3700 Sylvan Avenue. Officers attempted to stop the Expedition, but the driver refused to stop and evaded officers in the vehicle. Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the 3400 block of Winnetka Avenue and conduct a felony traffic stop in which the driver of the vehicle, a 27-year-old White female, was arrested for Reckless Driving and Evading Arrest/Felony. 

In another incident, the SRTF conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle when they observed the vehicle running a red light at 2300 W. Davis Street and N. Hampton Road. The driver was arrested for his traffic violation and possession of marijuana and Unauthorized Carrying of a Weapon. This traffic stop led to the seizure of 4 THC-based items to include: marijuana packaged for sale and redistribution, THC in wax form, THC in an edible honey mix, and THC in gummy bear candy form.

Below are the overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (February 19 – April 4, 2021) are as follows:

 

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Identity of Theft Suspect’s Wanted

The Dallas Police Department Central Investigative Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects. The two suspects are seen on separate occasions on surveillance video taking property from Neiman Marcus located at 1618 Main Street. Please see the photos and video below.

 

If anyone has information on this offense or the identity of these suspects, they are asked to call Detective Lonnie Howard, #7746 at 214-670-5082 or by email at lonnie.howard@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 816368-2020.

Crime Stoppers 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 (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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Homicide at 6415 Melody Lane

Update: April 7, 2021

On April 7, 2021, the Dallas Police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile male for the murder of Dangelo Roane at 6415 Melody Ln. The juvenile was taken to the Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by a detective. He was subsequently transported to Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center.

Original Post: April 5, 2021

On April 4, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to call for at 6415 Melody Lane, the East Town Apartments, regarding a possibly deceased person inside of an apartment. Upon arrival, they located the victim, Dangelo Roane, a 29-year-old black male, inside the apartment with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased. Neighbors reported hearing possible gunfire at around 11:00 p.m. the night prior.

Dallas police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Det. Grubbs with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (469) 540-6377, or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 057548-2021.

Crime Stoppers 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 (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Homicide Investigation – 7800 Sovereign Row

On April 4, 2021, at 3:20 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call regarding a deceased person in the 7800 block of Sovereign Row. Upon arrival, the victim, Kovion Williams, an 18-year-old black male, was found with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Det. Rodriguez with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 605-1557, or josue.rodriguez@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #057277-2021.

Crime Stoppers 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 (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.