Dallas Police Citizen’s Academy Graduates Class #39

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On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Dallas Police Citizens Police Academy (CPA) graduated 53 students the 39th class since the program’s inception.   The graduates completed a 10-week academy program at the Dallas Police Basic Academy.   During the academy, the class members were educated about various units within the police department, such as the Communication Division, Gang Unit, Homicide Investigations, Financial Crimes, Human Trafficking, Family Violence, Canine, Neighborhood Police Officers, and volunteer and youth outreach programs.  The CPA is offered twice a year, in both English and Spanish.

For information regarding the next CPA, call (214) 670-7624.

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Cops Stop Cash Flow

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On September 25, 2015, at 3:10 a.m., an undercover officer was conducting static surveillance on the PLS Check Cashing store located at Spring Valley Road  and Coit Road.  While conducting surveillance, the officer heard glass breaking at the Shell Station located at 14040 Coit Road. The officer was directly across the street and he noticed a dark-colored Dodge pickup truck backed up to the broken front glass door.  He then observed a masked suspect running inside the location and placing a chain around the ATM.  The officer immediately notified dispatch and asked for back up. The suspects were able to pull the ATM loose from the store and load it into the back of the pickup truck before the cover officers arrived.  However, the Deployment Team followed the suspect vehicle as it fled westbound on Spring Valley Road toward North Central Expressway.
A uniformed officer, driving a marked squad car, got behind the suspect vehicle but the suspect vehicle pulled away at a high rate of speed.   The uniformed officer did not chase suspect vehicle; instead, he allowed the undercover deployment officers to maintain surveillance in an effort to perform a tactical apprehension.  Deployment officers were able to maintain visual contact with the suspect vehicle and guided Air 1 to their location as they were crossing the Margret Hill Hunt Bridge.  Air 1 followed the suspect vehicle until it was abandoned in the 3100 block of Kingsbridge Street in West Dallas.  Deployment and uniformed officers from various divisions flooded the area looking for the suspects.  Air 1 spotted one of the suspects run to a parked car in the 3000 block of Bickers Street.  Officers apprehended the suspect from inside the parked car without incident. The suspect is identified as Travis Dallas, a 23-year-old Black male, birthdate 8-14-92.
After further investigation, officers discovered that the vehicle used in this offense had just been stolen from the 5800 block of Harvest Hill Road.   Fortunately, the officers recovered the vehicle and ATM.  Travis Dallas was transported to headquarters and interviewed by detectives from the Major Crimes Unit. He admitted to his role in stealing the suspect vehicle and the burglary of the Shell Gas Station.  Travis also identified his four other accomplices in this offense.  Travis was arrested, placed in Lew Sterrett Jail, and charged with a second-degree felony, Theft of an ATM.

DPD Celebrates 90th Anniversary of the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic

 

statefairclassic2On Saturday, September 26, 2015, officers and civil servants from the Dallas Police Department will participate in the 90th Anniversary of the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic football game, which will be held at the State Fair of Texas.  DPD is honored to participate in this popular event as it greatly assists the department in furthering our citywide outreach efforts.  

In addition to the normal safety and traffic activities, the Department will partake in the State Fair Classic festivities in the following ways:

  • Photographs produced by Hadnot Photography will display officers on video boards, wearing their uniforms, contrasted with their fraternity, sorority, or college clothes.
  • Videos highlighting DPD programs will be displayed before and during the game.
  • Chief Brown and officers will escort the game trophy onto the field prior to kickoff.
  • Officer Charles Vaughn will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the pre-game activities.
  • DPD Vehicles will be displayed at field level during the game.
  • Officers will hand out safety information outside the Cotton Bowl before, during, and after the game.

On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, special thanks to Al Wash Entertainment and the State Fair of Texas for the opportunity and considerable support in assisting DPD in furthering our community outreach efforts. 

Officer Involved Shooting: 10806 Stone Canyon Road

Updated September 23, 2015:

The deceased subject is:  Gerardo Ramirez L/M/ 5-25-1991

INVOLVED OFFICERS:                                           TENURE:                             DUTY STATION:

Police Officer Christopher Hill, #10781         W/M            1 year 6 months                    North Central Patrol

Police Officer Theron Akin, #10640              W/M            2 years                                  North Central Patrol

The officers have been placed on routine administrative leave per departmental policy.  This investigation is on-going.

Update: September 21, 2015 11:30 a.m. Press Conference Regarding Officer Involved Shooting

At 11:43 p.m., on September 20, 2015, two patrol officers responded to a major disturbance involving a motor vehicle accident in the Avondale Park Apartments.  This incident did not involve Mr. Ramirez, but he told his girlfriend that he did not want to live and wanted to shoot at the officers.

As officers were handling the original call on the other side of the complex, Mr. Ramirez stood in the parking lot and fired a handgun into the air several times which caused the officers to respond to his location.   Numerous residents called 911 to report Mr. Ramirez shooting his gun in the parking lot.

As the two officers approached, Mr. Ramirez moved from between parked vehicles and opened fire at the officers.  Officers returned fire and Mr. Ramirez ran southbound through the parking lot between the officers and moved between parked vehicles.

As officers approached, they spotted Mr. Ramirez and ordered him to drop his weapon.  Mr. Ramirez fired again at the officers.  The officers took cover and returned fire, striking Mr. Ramirez.

A semi-automatic handgun was found next to Mr. Ramirez.  Other officers arrived and one officer can be seen kicking the gun away from Mr. Ramirez.

Officers rendered aid to Mr. Ramirez until Dallas Fire and Rescue arrived.  He was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  His next of kin has been notified.

A box of ammunition was also found in the parking lot and witnesses reported seeing Mr. Ramirez fire the weapon and reload it.

Family members and the suspect’s girlfriend reported that last night, Mr. Ramirez began acting strangely and had been using drugs.     Officers had been dispatched to Mr. Ramirez residence regarding his behavior on August 13 when he threatened to harm himself.  Video taken from a witness of the incident has been shown to the media.      

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On Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 11:43 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a disturbance involving a motor vehicle accident at the 10600 block of Stone Canyon Road, the Avondale Apartments.

 At 12:04 a.m., an unrelated call came in regarding shots fired in the parking lot on the other side of the apartment complex at 10806 Stone Canyon Road. The officers responded to the shots fired and as they were en route the call was upgraded to a Disturbance Armed Encounter on Foot. Officers observed a Latin male subject with a handgun and at some point after, officers discharged their weapons striking the subject. Dallas Fire Rescue transported the subject to a Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There were no officers injured. Officers recovered a handgun at the scene.

Do You Know This Burglary Suspect?


The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On August 16, 2015, at about 7:00 a.m., an unknown suspect pried the door to a vacant business located at 14900 Preston Road. Once inside the building, the suspect punched a hole in the wall in order to gain access to the adjoining business, TNT Sports Page Bar and Grill. The suspect pried open the gaming machines and took the money from inside. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s who is 5’10 and 180 pounds. The suspect was captured on video surveillance and the police department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this individual. Please contact North Central Detective McGrath at 214-670-7248 with any information regarding this case.

Dallas Police and Youth Forum: Let’s Talk

On August 4th, the Dallas Police Department will host “Let’s Talk”, a forum for youth ages 10 to 15 years old.  The goal of the event is to encourage open dialogue between youth and police department representatives. Let’s Talk is a platform in which young people will be able to speak freely with officers and other police department personnel, and gain information on how to interact with law enforcement.

Let’s Talk will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center located at 650 South Griffin Street. There will be celebrity speakers, sports athletes and giveaways. Lunch is provided for the participants, and there is seating available for parents who would like to stay for the event.

Paid parking lots are available in the immediate area. Please see the registration link below, along with the flyer.

http://dpdcommunityaffairs.eventbrite.com

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Identity Sought in North Central Car Break-Ins

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who is using a stolen credit card within hours after the card was reported stolen from a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle offense. The same individual used another stolen credit card taken from a separate Burglary of a Motor vehicle offense in the same area, later in the month. There has been fourteen reported Burglary of a Motor Vehicle offenses reported in the North Central area of Dallas from May 29, 2015 through July 3, 2015.

The suspect(s) committing these car break-ins are targeting vehicles parked in residential driveways and on the street. The suspect gains entry through unlocked doors or breaking out a window. The suspect(s) are stealing small items such as briefcases, wallets and electronics. The offenses are occurring between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

If you know the identity of the individual below or have information relating to these Burglary of Motor Vehicle offenses, please contact Detective Robin Eisenberg of the North Central Investigative Unit at (214) 670-7246.

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Surveillance Video of ATM Theft @ 10400 N. Central Expressway

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at approximately 4:13 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call in the 10400 block of North Central Expressway in which the suspects used a champagne colored, 1993 Chevrolet Extended Cab Pick Up Truck to smash the storefront of the business. The pickup truck backed up through the storefront, at which time two suspects entered and attempted to remove the ATM. Two employees ran to the front of the store, at which time the suspects aborted the offense and fled. The suspects abandoned the pickup truck in the 7700 block of Meadow Road. The suspects were masked, gloved and hooded. This incident is documented on case number 142935-2015. If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact the Major Crimes Unit at (214)671-4221.

Critical Missing Person: Gerald Mosley

Udated June 14th @ 11:23 a.m.: Mr. Mosley has been located and is safe.

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Gerald Mosley. Mr. Mosley is a 24 year-old Black male, last seen Thursday, June 11, 2015 around 10 p.m., leaving the 3200 block of S. Vernon Avenue in a dark gray Chevrolet Impala. Mr. Mosley was last seen wearing blue jeans, no shirt and red tennis shoes. He is 5’09”, weighs 180 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Mosley has made threats to harm himself.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Gerald Mosley, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268. This incident is documented on case number 133470-2015.