Keeping Dallas Safe: Police and Citizen Work Together to Catch Burglar

On October 20, 2016 at about 1:30 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the 5500 block of Spring Valley Road. A witness called for police after she observed a suspicious individual looking around outside an apartment that she knew he didn’t live in and then enter the apartment through the window. The witness continued to watch as the suspect crawled back out of the window, replaced the screen and then wiped it down. As the witness stayed on the phone with 911, she was able to give the dispatcher a detailed description of the suspect and his direction of travel. 

Responding officers were able to catch the suspect a short distance from the offense location. The suspect had a backpack containing various property that belonged to the victim. Officers were able to return all of the property back to the victim. The suspect, Deante Washington B/M/27, was arrested for Residential Burglary and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. 

Thanks to the outstanding observation by this vigilant citizen and the work of the North Central Patrol officers, this burglar is off the street and the victim was able to get all of his property back. This is a great example of how the teamwork between citizens and officers keeps our city safe. Remember, if you see something, say something. 

2016 Dallas Police Memorial Service Highlights

Below is a video highlighting the 2016 Dallas Police Memorial Service honoring all Dallas police officers who have given their lives while serving the city of Dallas.  The ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 12:00 pm.



Traffic Alert and Lane Closures

Upcoming Closures:

  • The eastbound I-30 exit to Lamar Street (Exit 45B) will be closed continuously beginning Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m. The closure will last until Fall 2016. All traffic may take the exit to Cadiz/Griffin streets (next available exit) to access Lamar. View map below for detour

Traffic 1

The northbound I-35E direct connector to eastbound I-30 will be closed overnight starting Saturday, May 21 from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22. Traffic will be detoured to take the exit to Woodall Rodgers Freeway, and head east toward southbound U.S. 75/I-45 to access eastbound I-30. View map below for detour.

Traffic 2

Continuing Closures:

  • The new southbound I-35E exit to westbound I-30 is now open on the right side of the main lanes. The old left exit is permanently closed. Traffic is advised to remain in the right lane along southbound I-35E after Woodall Rodgers, following new signage to westbound I-30. View Video.
  • The westbound I-30 Riverfront Boulevard on-ramp is now open.
  • From westbound I-30, traffic will use Exit 46A (on the righthand side) to access BOTH northbound and southbound I-35E. Traffic should remain in the two right lanes prior to Ervay Street and follow posted signs. View Video.

The new northbound I-35E off-ramp to Reunion Boulevard is now open. This new exit ramp is on theright side for northbound I-35E traffic. NOTE: Drivers coming from westbound I-30 will still continue to use the current left exit to Reunion Boulevard

  • The southbound I-35E off-ramp to Riverfront Boulevard is now open.

The Sylvan Avenue off-ramp is now open and exit 43B “Frontage Road” ramp is closed on the westbound I-30 frontage road.

Closures are subject to change due to weather or  other unforeseen circumstances. View map.



18th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Award

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On May 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., the Dallas Police Department held the Eighteenth Annual Theodore Roosevelt Award Ceremony. This years recipient is Senior Corporal Kevin Scahill.

In 1920, the U.S. Congress chartered the Theodore Roosevelt Association to commemorate President Roosevelt and his lifelong admiration for the police profession. Each year, the local Texas Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association gives a very prestigious award to a deserving Dallas Police officer. The award was created for officers who have “overcome an adversity, whether injury, illness or other disability, and who have rendered, and continue to render, outstanding and praiseworthy service to the Dallas Police Department.”

Senior Corporal Kevin Scahill, #4792, is currently assigned to the Dallas Police Department Property Unit. He has been a member of the Dallas Police Department for over 33 years.  More than 16 years ago, he was seriously injured in an off-duty automobile accident.  As a result of his accident he became partially paralyzed and his injury left him unable to engage in many physical activities.  After the onset of his sustained injuries on August 2, 2000, he was reassigned to the Property Unit.  His disability has not hindered him from striving to excel in performing his duties and to be the best employee possible. He always finds a way to perform his duties at an unmatched level in spite of his limited mobility. His willingness to take on daily challenges is a true inspiration to everyone.  Scahill is the 18th recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Award.





DPD’s Pets of the Week Kila and Paprika

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Kila A931893. Kila is shy eight year old black and gray mix. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since March 18, 2016.  She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Adoption fees for Kila have been waived.

Kila (3)

This week’s cat is Paprika! Paprika is a gentle 4 year old Calico. She is spayed and can go home on the day of adoption.  She’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 23, 2016. The ID number for Paprika is  A936397. Paprika can be adopted this month for  the 25.00 Spring Special! Paprika (3)

Let’s help find Kila and Paprika  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 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Kila and Paprika is Senior Corporal Dara Couch from the North Central Patrol Division Neighborhood Patrol Unit.


Indecent Exposure Suspect Sought

Community Awareness Bulletin

On the morning of April 25, 2016 at approximately 10:00 a.m., an adult female victim was waiting at the bus stop located at 13250 Emily Road, when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect pulled down his pants zipper and exposed his penis to her.  The bus arrived shortly thereafter, and as the victim boarded the bus, she saw the suspect walk across the street into the Autumn Brook Apartments.  Dallas police were called to the location and searched for the suspect but did not find him.

The suspect is described as a Latin male in his 20s, 5’09” and 160 pounds.  He was last seen wearing tan pants and a blue shirt. 

Detectives are asking that anyone with any information about this offense or this suspect, please contact the Dallas Police Sex Assaults Unit at 214-671-3593.   


Violent Crime Spree Ends with Arrest

On April 19, 2016, at about 8:50 p.m., Dallas police officers were flagged down by a citizen regarding a White male suspect involved in a disturbance at 7900 LBJ Freeway.   As officers made contact with the suspect, he fled on foot. The suspect ran to an occupied vehicle, pulled the victim out and drove off in the victim’s 2013 Toyota and escaped.

On the following evening at about 6:40 p.m., a White male suspect approached a male victim in the motel parking lot 12121 Coit Road and attempted to carjack a victim at knife point. The victim surrendered his vehicle, however the suspect was unable to operate the standard transmission. The suspect then attempted to carjack two additional victims, however the final intended victim produced a handgun and pointed it at the suspect and the suspect fled on foot southbound on Coit Road.

Officers were actively searching for the suspect in those robberies when they received a 9-1-1 call involving the same White male suspect reportedly breaking into an apartment one block south at 12009 Coit Road.  When officers arrived, they found that the suspect had caused damage to a sliding glass door trying to get into the apartment but had already left the location.

While officers were investigating the burglary attempt, they received a second 9-1-1 call regarding a burglary of another apartment in the same complex. A 90-year-old female victim reported that a White male suspect forced entry into her apartment carrying a large knife and told her he was hiding from police. The suspect grabbed the 90-year-old female victim by the arm and attempted to drag her at knifepoint into her bathroom.  The victim broke away from the suspect and fled her apartment.

Officers entered the victim’s apartment and made contact with the suspect who was hiding in the bathroom. The suspect informed the officers that he was armed with a knife and a gun and refused to surrender. After several hours of negotiations officers were able to take the suspect into custody uninjured.

The suspect was identified as Maxxim Elliot Bedford, a 26-year-old White male. Bedford has been identified as the individual responsible for each of the aforementioned offenses and is in the Dallas County Jail charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and three counts of Aggravated Robbery.


Maxxim Elliot Bedford

Keeping Dallas Safe: North Central Officers Arrest Burglary Suspect

On April 20, 2016, at approximately 6:45 pm, arresting officers responded to a call regarding a white male with a knife who took car keys belonging to another individual. The suspect was then seen going into an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Coit Road. Officers were flagged down by a witness who stated he believed the suspect was inside his apartment. Officers cleared the apartment and did not find the suspect at that location.

Another 911 call came out from a nearby apartment. The complainant stated the suspect knocked on the front door and presented a knife, demanding the complainant to go inside the apartment with him. When the suspect turned away from her, she fled out the front door, and the suspect barricaded himself inside. Officers entered the residence and determined the suspect was inside a bathroom. The officers began a dialogue with the suspect through the bathroom door. After approximately 2.5 hours of negotiation, an officer noticed that the suspect was flooding the apartment because water was coming out of the bathroom.

Shields were brought in and the door was kicked in. The suspect was observed holding a straightening iron. The decision was made to deploy the Taser at that time; the suspect was apprehended and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. The suspect is being charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit a Robbery and Criminal Mischief.


Keeping Dallas Safe: North Central Officers Arrest Motorcycle Thief

On March 8, 2016, at about 2:35 p.m., officers in the North Central Patrol Division observed three suspicious individuals walking in the parking lot of the Subway near Coit and LBJ approaching people. All three suspects then got into a truck and drove away from the location. Officers were able to see that there was a motorcycle laid over in the bed of the truck. Officers stopped the truck for a traffic violation and observed that the license plates had been removed from the motorcycle and it appeared to have been hotwired. A check of the motorcycle revealed that it had been reported stolen the day before from the Uptown area of Dallas. The driver of the truck was arrested for felony theft and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. 


Indecent Exposure


Northwest Indecent Exposure/ Attempt Sexual Assault

Since April of this year, there have been 11 cases of Indecent Exposure, Assault or Attempt Sexual Assault in the apartment complexes in the Webb Chapel area of Northwest Dallas.    The suspect is described consistently as a Latin male believed to be in his mid-30’s, 5’6″-5’9″ tall, average build approximately 160-180 pounds, short black hair, balding on the top of his head, no facial hair, wearing white painter’s pants and a painting company shirt.  

In each case, the suspect has been observed exposing and touching himself while approaching women.  In addtion to these Indecent Exposure offenses,  he has also been observed looking into windows and touching himself. This suspect has escalated and during several offenses tried to grab or touch the victims.   The offenses have occurred during very early morning and afternoon hours.  If you have information about the Suspect committing these crimes, please call Detective B. Kramer of the Sex Assaults Squad at 214-671-3613 or 214-671-3584.


4/30/2015       Assault M/C                                        9400 Larga Drive       

5/11/2015       Indecent Exposure                              9400 Larga Drive

6/5/2015         Assault M/C                                        3300 Webb Chapel Extension

7/12/2015       Assault M/C                                        3300 Webb Chapel Extension

7/23/2015       Indecent Exposure                              2700 Northhaven Road (VIDEO)

7/28/2015       Assault M/C                                        9400 Larga Drive

7/29/2015       Assault M/C                                        2700 Northhaven Road

10/16/2015     Indecent Exposure                              3600 Parkridge Drive

10/16/2015     Assault M/C                                        3700 High Vista Drive

11/4/2015       Assault M/C                                        2700 Northhaven Road

11/30/2015     Attempt Sexual Assault                       3300 Webb Chapel Extension

Original: Aug 10, 2015

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male who has been exposing his private parts and performing lewd acts in various apartment complexes. The suspect is a Latin male with a fair complexion and he approaches woman while in the parking lot; he has also been observed looking into windows while performing these indecent acts. He has been spotted near the 9400 block of Larga Drive, the 2700 block of Northhaven Road, and the 3100 block of Valley Meadow Court.

The suspect is believed to be in his mid-30’s, 5’6″-5’9″ tall, average build and approximately 160-180 pounds. He is said to have short black hair, balding in the middle of his head, no facial hair and he was last seen wearing painter’s pants and a painting company shirt.

The offenses have occurred during very early morning and the afternoon hours. If you have information about the Suspect committing these crimes, please call Detective B. Kramer at 214-671-3613 or 214-671-3584.