On July 31, 2016, at approximately 9:06 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a deceased body in a wooded area at 7400 Schepps Pkwy. This was originally classified as an unexplained death. The victim, Charles Solomon W/M 78-years-old was later identified.
During the course of the investigation, detectives determined that, Dustin Smith W/M 21- years old may be responsible for the death of Mr. Solomon. On August 8, 2016, Suspect Smith voluntarily came to police headquarters and confessed to killing Mr. Solomon. Suspect Smith is currently in the Dallas County jail for Capital Murder on $500,00.00 bond.
On August 8, 2016, the Child Exploitation Squad, Dallas Police Department, with the assistance of the Plano Police Department, arrested Randy Lee Adrian, W/M/24, for two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, F/2. The cases are reported on Case Number 186899-2016.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation that was initiated after receiving an outcry from the victim who was a teenager at the time of the offenses. The Arrestee met the victim at his place of employment.
Arrestee Adrian was placed in the Dallas County Jail for two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, F/2, with a total of $50,000 bond on the two charges.
If you have any additional information of this Arrestee please contact Detective Lawler at 214 671 4453.
On Friday, August 5, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Northeast Division Deployment Unit was in the White Rock Lake area for a BMV (Burglary of a Motor Vehicle) initiative. The covert officers observed a known BMV suspect vehicle enter the parking lot in the 8000 block of E. Mockingbird Lane. The officers observed a Black male suspect exit the suspect vehicle, break the window of the victim’s vehicle, and remove property. The suspects then fled onto Mockingbird Lane, at which time the covert officers called for cover from uniformed officers and the Air 1 Helicopter. Uniformed elements tried to stop the suspect vehicle, but the vehicle evaded the officers. The officers spotted the suspects a short time later near North West Highway and Shady Brook. The suspects evaded from the officers again. Air 1 then followed the suspect vehicle all the way to Metropolitan and Colonial in South Dallas where the suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers from the Northeast and Southeast Divisions apprehended the suspects a short time later.
The officers found property of ten different victims in the suspect vehicle. All of the BMV offenses occurred on August 5, 2016 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. All of the victim’s were contacted and recovered their stolen property.
The suspects have been identified as Osborne, Anthony B/M/32 and McMillan, Joshua B/M/22. They have been charged with Burglary of a Vehicle, Evading Arrest, and Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information.
Thanks to the great work of the Northeast Deployment Unit, Northeast Patrol officers, Southeast Patrol officers, 2.0 officers, and Air 1 these suspects are off the street and the victims were able to recover their property. Excellent work!
The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities.
As of July 2016, the overall crime rate in the city has been cut down from 22.26% to 7.49%.
In the first week of July, the Dallas Police Department experienced a tragedy that caused the whole department and city to mourn over the loss of life of five law enforcement officers. During those trying times, the men and women of the Dallas Police Department held their heads up high and continued to put the safety of the citizens of Dallas first. Below is the activity for the task forces for the week of July 16th to July 21st.