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Felon with a Firearm Taken Off the Street

On April 3, 2014, a METRO Task Force uniformed officer spotted a vehicle suspected in an Aggravated Robbery. The vehicle description had just been issued to officers in an intelligence bulletin.

The officer called and waited for cover before performing High Risk traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. Officers detained the suspect and recovered a pistol and a shotgun from inside the vehicle. The vehicle also contained stolen property. The vehicle was driven by a L/M/21 suspect who was arrested and taken to Crime Against Persons/Robbery Unit where he confessed to knowing the weapons were inside his vehicle.

The arrestee is a felon and was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm which is a 3rd degree felony. The arrested person is also a suspect in multiple Aggravated Robberies and additional charges are forthcoming. The case number of this incident is 78704-B.

At this time, the name of the arrestee is not being released due to pending photo line-ups that need to be conducted.

Felony Burglary of Motor Vehicle Suspect Arrested

On Friday, April 4, 2014, Metro Officers conducted a vehicle stop for the minor traffic violation of no seatbelt at 2300 Irving Boulevard. During the investigation of the traffic stop, officers discovered the vehicle was stolen on March 28, 2014, out of the city of Dallas.

Officers ran a subject check of the driver of the vehicle, Derrick Perry B/M/03-21-64, and he was found to have two active felony warrants out of Dallas Sheriff Office for theft and burglary of a motor vehicle. Mr. Perry also showed to have a felony warrant out of Euless Police Department for burglary of a motor vehicle and theft.

The Northeast Patrol Division had an active bolo out for Mr. Perry. He was suspected of being responsible for several offenses. Perry was transported to the Northeast Investigative Unit and Detective Adams conducted an interview. Mr. Perry confessed to several burglary of motor vehicle offenses.

Detective Adams was able to obtain a felony warrant for the burglary of motor vehicles. The case number in this incident is 73028-B.

Robbery Suspect Caught by Video

On April 1, 2014, at about 9:15 AM, a female was robbed at gun point in her driveway in the 600 block of S. Barnett Avenue. On April 2, 2014, detectives from the Robbery Unit located a residence across the street from this offense location with a surveillance system. Detectives were able to retrieve footage from the camera and identified a suspect vehicle. This information was passed on to the officers on the Metro Task Force who subsequently found this vehicle and arrested Eric Magana for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Magana was transported to Police Headquarters where he was interviewed by Robbery detectives. As a result of this outstanding arrest and interview, Magana was charged with Aggravated Robbery. Detectives walked a warrant for Aggravated Robbery on Magana with a bond amount of $100,000. Detectives also recovered several items from Magana’s vehicle which had been taken in other aggravated robbery offenses. Robbery detectives are investigating these additional offenses.

Investigative Skills + Technology = Safe Child & Arrested Suspect

Amber

Dallas Police Sergeant Chuck Young, with the Metro Unit, was sitting in his squad car when his phone exploded with noise as he received an Amber Alert.  He saw the alert from Temple, Texas about a Maroon Mazda 6 Sedan and relayed the notice to his officers.

Covert officers with the Dallas Police Department’s Metro Unit observed the vehicle in the area of I-30 and Jim Miller Rd. and saw the suspect drive away from the location.  Officers confirmed with Temple PD that they were still actively seeking the vehicle as they called in uniformed officers to stop the it. 

Once uniformed officers in marked police cars got behind them, they immediately conducted a felony stop and apprehended the suspect, recovering the child unharmed.  Officers also recovered a gun inside the vehicle.

The suspect has been taken to the Dallas County Jail and the child is being taken to the Dallas Child Advocacy Center with no injuries.

UPDATED: Driveway Robbers Caught!!!

UPDATED: February 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Dallas police tied an additional Aggravated Robbery case to the cousin of already arrested driveway robber Santana Andrews.  Dallas police charged Shaketta Rachell Johnson for the offense of Aggravated Robbery stemming from her conduct on February 14, 2014.

On that day, detectives allege that Suspect Johnson robbed Claudia Johnson in a driveway in the the 900 block of Zola Lane.  Suspect Johnson admitted to having been the driver of the suspect vehicle during this offense and to having been with Andrews and Hunt during other robbery offenses.  The case number for this offense report is 37438-B.

Detectives continue to investigate in an effort to link these suspects to additional offenses.

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Dallas police reclassified the charges against Charles Hunt and Santana Andrews, the pair arrested and charged in connection with a series of driveway robberies.  Upon the execution of a search warrant of the vehicle used by the pair when they were arrested, detectives discovered a toy gun believed to have been used in at least one of the robberies.  By state law, this would constitute a charge of Robbery and not Aggravated Robbery, therefore changing the charge was appropriate.

Additionally, Dallas police robbery detectives have filed an additional charge of Aggravated Robbery in connection with the series of driveway robberies committed by pair.  In this latest charge a knife was used which dictates that the appropriate charge is Aggravated Robbery.  This was reported on case #39841-B and their bond is $1,282,000 each.

 We continue to investigate their involvement in the similar offenses and will update this information should additional charges be filed.  

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On February 20, 2014, officers assigned to the department’s METRO Task Force were working an approved off-duty neighborhood patrol job in full police uniform and marked police car.  The officers were patrolling on W. Davis Street when a robbery call came out in the 1100 block of Montclair Avenue, which was near their location.   The officers monitored the police radio as it gave out suspects descriptions and that suspects just robbed the victim of his wallet. 

Shortly thereafter, the officers observed a vehicle directly in front of them matching the description in the BOLO bulletin of past driveway robberies.  After observing a wallet being thrown from the vehicle, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 2800 block of W. Davis Street.   The male and female occupants matched the description of the suspects who had been committing the driveway robberies. 

The officers discovered a ski mask, knife, and other evidence located in the vehicle that also linked the suspects to the various robberies.  The suspects were interviewed by Robbery detectives and subsequently taken into custody.  Suspects, Charles Hunt 6/13/62 and Santana Andrews 4/5/86, were charged with the Aggravated Robbery that occurred on Montclair Avenue and is expected to be charged with multiple more robberies.