CPI Civilian Supervisory Series

The Caruth Police Institute graduated four non-sworn Dallas Police Department employees on Friday, April 12, from its Civilian Supervisory Series. Meshala Bean (Benefits/Awards Recognition Coordinator), Megan Knowles (Internal Control Specialist; Property Unit); Shannon Monday (Manager I, Records Unit); Krystal Overshown (Office Assistant, Tactical Support Unit) and Beatrice Pena (Communications) completed a two-week course designed to provide insight and growth around personal leadership development.

Each member in the class (which also included participants from agencies around the Metroplex) completed a research project and contributed to discussions around conflict resolution; mentoring and coaching; and building a healthy workplace. Congratulations to these four leaders on all of their accomplishments!

 

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Request for Public Assistance

On March 28, 2019, around 8:20 PM, a pedestrian was lying in the roadway of the east bound lanes of 5800 Great Trinity Forest, west of Pemberton Hill Rd.  During this time an unknown black vehicle was traveling east bound and struck the pedestrian.  This area is very dark, and the driver may not have known they struck the pedestrian lying in the roadway. The unknown vehicle was described as being a “black car.”

If you have any information regarding the unknown black vehicle that struck the pedestrian in the roadway, please contact Detective Parker Baum in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0010. This offense is documented on case number: 61663-2019.

Homicide on Cliff Creek Crossing Drive

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3150 Cliff Creek Crossing Drive.  Officers found the victim, a 20-year-old Black male, laying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest between building 14 and 15.  Dallas Fire Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.  The victim’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information regarding this murder offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Jeffrey Loeb at 214-671-3702 or via email: Jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com Please refer to case number 071896-2019.

 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, 7 days a week.

Theodore Roosevelt Award 2019

Each year the Theodore Roosevelt Association recognizes a Dallas Police Officer who has overcome a life threatening injury, illness, or other overwhelming obstacles and who demonstrates exceptional courage, determination, and perseverance while overcoming adversity and ultimately returning to serve with the department. This year, Officer Crystal Almeida Perez has been awarded the 21st Annual Theodore Roosevelt Police Award. 

On April 24, 2018, Officer Crystal Almeida, a four-year officer of the Dallas Police Department, was seriously injured in the line of duty while attempting to arrest a suspect. During the same tragic incident, Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr. was also shot and died as a result on April 25, 2018. Officer Almeida continues to be a vital member of the Dallas Police Department.

Due to the accident, Officer Almeida lost permanent sight in one of her eyes. She endures long, painful hours of physical therapy daily. Through it all, Officer Almeida continues to display the same high spirits she had prior to being shot. Officer Almeida’s fighting spirit was instrumental in her survival.

In July of 2018, Officer Almeida returned to duty with the Gang Unit. Her ability to return to work after such a devastating incident has earned her the respect and admiration of her fellow officers. Officer Almeida continues to perform her job at an exceptional level following a remarkable recovery.

 

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Homicide at 3800 S. Tyler Street

On April 10, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 3800 South Tyler Street. Upon arrival, the victim, a 14-year-old Black male, was found with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Methodist Central Hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue, where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses have reported that several other individuals were present when the victim was shot. Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. Tabor with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3605, or brian.tabor@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #070982-2019.

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, 7 days a week.

 

Critical Missing Person Antonio Dewayne Armstrong

Updated Post: 

Mr. Armstrong has been located. 

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Antonio Dewayne Armstrong.

Mr. Armstrong was last seen On April 09, 2019, at about 10:00 p.m., driving a black four door wagon in the 5900 block of Stretch Drive. Mr. Armstrong may be a danger to himself. Mr. Armstrong is described as a B/M/28, 5’07” tall, 175 lbs with black hair and brown eyes wearing all dark clothing.

If you see this person please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268

Shooting Investigation – 5200 S. Lamar Street

On April 7, 2019, at about 2:00 a.m., four unknown male suspects were in a black four-door sedan at 5200 S. Lamar Street, when a male shooter fired multiple rounds into a crowd leaving a prom after party. Two victims were walking to their vehicle when they were struck by gunfire. The suspect is described as A Black male, thin/athletic build, armed with a small handgun in a  black 4 door BMW.

If anyone has information regarding the suspect’s identity, contact Detective Johnson, at 214-671-3686 or micheal.johnson@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. 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.

 

Shots Fired by DPD Officer – 2500 Vernon Avenue

At approximately 12:47 a.m. this morning, two Dallas Police Officers were protecting a crime scene in the street at 2500 South Vernon Avenue.  The officers had positioned their marked squad car to close several lanes of traffic but allowed the traffic to pass in the far right hand lane. A gray BMW sedan approached the scene driving erratically before turning onto Illinois Avenue. A short time later the vehicle approached again in the closed lanes.  One of the officers used his flash light to indicate to the driver to move over to the open lane. The vehicle did not stop and continued to toward the officer and a second officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle.  The first officer was able to avoid being ran over and the vehicle sped away. Shots were not fired at the officers.  Neither of the officers were hurt during the incident. The driver and vehicle have not been located at this time. Officers are following up on leads and attempting to locate the driver of the vehicle. Per Dallas Police Department policy, the officer who discharged his firearm has been placed on routine administrative leave.  The incident remains under investigation.

Public Hearing following April 3 Briefing

The Dallas City Council will be briefed on proposed changes to the Citizens Police Review Board on April 3, 2019. Members of the public will have an opportunity to share their comments with City Council during a public hearing following the briefing presentation. Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall will brief the board on the following items: 

  • Board Structure and Staffing 
  • Complaint Handling Process 
  • Critical Incidents 
  • Engagement and Transparency 

To review the full recommendation clickhere. Those who wish to speak during the public hearing must register with the City Secretary’s Office at (214) 670-3738.  The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  

The meeting may also be viewed online at http://www.dallascitynews.net/watch-live.