DPD’s Pets of the Week – Spot and Lexxy

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Spot, #A924831.  Spot is a 1 year old black and white Dalmatian mix. He weighs about 44 lbs, is micro-chipped, and neutered. Spot is a very friendly and well mannered and his adoption fee has been waived. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since January 11, 2016.Spot (3)

This week’s cat is Lexxy, # A926243.Lexxy is a 3 year old calico and black Domestic Short hair. She weighs about 11 lbs, is also micro-chipped, and spayed. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since January 23, 2016. The adoption fee for Lexxy is $30.00.

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Let’s help find Spot and Lexxy a Furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Pictured with Spot and Lexxy is Officer Joe Lopez who is assigned to the Metro Unit.

Good Arrest: Dallas PD Teams Up with Austin PD

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the Austin Police Department contacted the Dallas Police Department’s METRO Unit and asked for assistance in locating a subject named Andre Williams, a 30-year-old Black male, born May 31, 1985.  Mr. Williams threatened to come to a school in Austin, Texas and shoot students.  After further investigation, METRO deployment officers had reason to believe Mr. Williams’ location was in the 2600 block of Volga Avenue in Dallas.   

Undercover officers conducted surveillance at the location and observed the subject.  An arrest team was formed and officers made contact with a family member inside the home.  Mr. Williams exited the residence where he was subsequently taken into custody without incident.  Mr. William’s was transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with Terroristic Threat, a third degree felony.

Outstanding work by all involved!

Officer Involved Shooting on N. Bishop Avenue

Update: July 9, 2015 at 1:29 PM:

The following Dallas Police Officers discharged their weapons in the July 7, 2015, shooting at 1100 North Bishop Avenue.  All have been placed on routine Administrative Leave per Departmental policy. 

Detective Robert Cummings, Sex Offender Apprehension Program: W/M 29 years, 10 months service

Senior Corporal Lonnie Howard, Metro: W/M 16 years, 4 months service

Senior Corporal Stephen Prince, Metro: W/M 8 years, 2 months service

Police Officer Matthew Hooker, Metro: NA (Native-American)/M 8 years, 6 months service

Update: July 7, 2015 at 9:07 PM

The suspect involved in the Officer Involved Shooting from earlier today is Joe Cody W/M/10-7-55. There are no further updates at this time.

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On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Dallas Police Crime Stoppers received a tip regarding the whereabouts of a wanted known sex offender, described as a White male, 59 years of age.

Members of the department’s Sex Offender Apprehension Team (SOAP) along with uniformed officers of the METRO Unit responded to the tip, in an attempt to locate the suspect.

Members of the SOAP Team located the alleged suspect walking in the 1200 block of North Bishop Avenue. Uniformed officers of the METRO Unit responded to the location to make contact with the suspect.

At approximately 1:27 p.m., as officers were approaching the suspect, he produced and displayed a handgun. The officers gave him verbal commands to drop the gun. The suspect did not comply, forcing the officers to discharge their weapons. Preliminary witness statements support this account. A handgun was located at the scene.

The suspect was struck and was deceased at the scene. None of the officers were injured.

At this time, a total of four officers (3 METRO, 1 SOAP) are believed to have discharged their weapons. The case will be investigated by the Department’s Special Investigations Unit.

The next of kin has not been made.

Dallas Ranks Third Among Violent Crime Reduction

When it comes to crime reduction rates among major U.S. cities, Dallas appears near or at the top of the list. In the latest study released by The Research & Evaluation Center (JohnJayREC), an applied research organization and part of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, Dallas ranks number 3 in percentage decline in violent crime rates. The statistics are measured by crimes per 100,000 residents in U.S. cities over 500,000 total population.

This is a prime example of the hard work and dedication of the men and woman of the Dallas Police Department. Please see the graph of cities posted below.

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5969 Highland Village Murder – Arrest Made

 

On April 21, 2015, Dallas Police responded to 5960 Highland Village regarding the shooting death of Christopher Cooper B/M/36.  As a result of the investigation, a murder warrant was obtained after several witnesses positively identified Louis Antron Logan B/M/31 as the person who committed this offense.  The Dallas Police Metro Squad arrested Logan on April 23, 2015.  Logan has been charged with murder and placed in jail on a $500,000.00 bond.

Please see Arrest Affidavit below.

 

ATM Thief Arrested

The Serial Crimes Squad of the Major Crimes Unit arrested Terrail, Moore Black male 12-11-1995 for Felony 2 Theft of an ATM on January 28, 2015. The offense occurred at 300 s. St. Augustine road on January 23 2015. Uniformed southeast patrol officers quickly responded to the offense and spotted the stolen vehicle traveling away within ½ mile from the scene of the crime.

The thieves abandoned the vehicle, which contained a stolen ATM inside, and fled on foot.  Detectives processed the scene and discovered a cell phone had been left on the ground just outside the abandoned vehicle. Detectives determined the cell phone belonged to Moore and were eventually able to confirm his involvement in the crime.

A combination of quick response and awareness by patrol officers, good witness and tipster information, and good detective work led to Moore’s arrest. Detectives continue to investigate this and other previous ATM offenses and will attempt to determine how many other offenses Moore and his group may be responsible for. No ATM offenses involving vehicles crashing into businesses have occurred since Moore’s arrest. ATM Investigation’s continue.  

Officers Save Life

On November 26, 2014, an individual called 911 and stated that he was going to jump off the Martin Luther King overpass onto the traffic passing below on the S.M. Wright Freeway. Upon hearing the broadcasted call, Officer D. Mulvihill #9720, immediately notified the dispatcher that he was in the proximity.

When Officer Mulvihill arrived on scene, he observed the individual standing on the outer ledge of the overpass, beyond the guardrail and holding onto the highway sign attached to the overpass. After broadcasting his location and the description of the individual, cover officers and Sergeant McCoy #7739, arrived on scene and began communicating with the individual.

In doing so, Sgt. McCoy was able to distract the individuals focus away from Officer Mulvihill. That allowed Officer Mulvihill to approach him from behind without being noticed.  As the individual carried on his conversation with Sgt. McCoy, Officer Mulvihill moved in and grabbed him from behind, pulling him back over the guardrail and out of immediate danger. Because of these well-coordinated tactics, a life was saved and in the process prevented numerous passing motorists below on the S.M. Wright Freeway from being harmed. The individual was subsequently transported for evaluation.

For their actions, Officer Mulvihill and Sergeant McCoy have been nominated for a Life Saving Bar. 

 

Homemade Cards for Homegrown Heroes

Pic 3On January 2, 2015, the Dallas METRO Task Force received a pleasant surprise from a special young lady named Savannah Solis. Savannah Solis is a 10 year old, whose mission is to deliver homemade cards to law enforcement officers. Savannah has sent over 300 cards to different agencies, including the New York Police Department, to show her support and appreciation. Last night, her parents drove her from Tyler, TX to Dallas, to personally deliver thank-you cards to our police officers at the Jack Evans Headquarters. In light of the recent events, her thoughtful actions resonate in our officers’ hearts and remind us of why we put on our uniforms every day to serve our citizens. The Dallas Police Department would like to thank Savannah Solis and her family for taking the time and effort to show us how much you care. Savannah, we will always keep watch.

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Public Assistance Needed: 3200 Holmes Street Homicide

Victim: Amber Anderson

The Dallas Police Department is seeking any information that can help identify the person responsible for the Murder Offense at 3200 Holmes Street.

Timeline of Events:

  • November 2, 2014 at approximately 9:42 A.M., a B/F was found deceased in a vacant lot at 3200 Holmes. The body was partially nude. There were indications she had been sexually assaulted. However, there were no obvious signs of blunt force trauma.
  • November 3, 2014, Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy and ruled the cause of death as strangulation.
  • The Medical Examiner identified the victim as Amber Anderson, B/F 10-28-1988, through latent print analysis.
  • Physical evidence was collected from Ms. Anderson and has been submitted for analysis. Results are pending.
  • Homicide detectives spent several days canvassing the neighborhood and identifying potential video. Hours of video collected have been scoured by detectives, yet no information has been developed related to the murder.
  • The Southeast Patrol Division increased patrols and surveillance activities. Also, a comprehensive review of Aggravated Assault and Sexual Assault offenses was conducted by Crimes Against Persons Division analysts. No trend was identified.
  • Detectives also determined this homicide is NOT related to the Aggravated Assault offense that occurred on September 3, 2014 at 3100 Pine Street, commonly referred to as the Opportunity Park offense.
  • A witness near the location where Ms. Anderson was found recalls hearing a vehicle with a loud muffler, possibly a truck or SUV, in the alley between 2-3am.
  • Ms. Anderson was known to frequent the car wash at 2800 MLK Boulevard. Ms. Anderson also has been previously arrested for prostitution. It is possible she got into a vehicle at the car wash or nearby prior to her death.
  • November 5th, 2014, homicide detectives were present when VICE conducted a Prostitution Diversion Initiative at the Southeast Patrol Division and interviewed several individuals for further information.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Homicide Unit Detective Cayce Shelton #7760 at 214-671-3612. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the individual(s) responsible for this murder.

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Recognizing Those Who Served

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This Veterans Day we will honor the incredible men and women who served in the United States Armed Services.  These brave soldiers voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way to protect all of us. 

To all who served and those continuing to serve, we thank you for your hard work, commitment and true dedication to our city and our beloved country.  Without you, we would not be able to enjoy the freedom that we have today.  My prayers are with you and your family.  God Bless the United States of America.

 

~Chief David O. Brown