Detectives Seek Information in Murder on John West Blvd.

UPDATE: April 29, 2016 @2:20 pm


On March 10, 2016, at approximately 5:22 P.M., Kedrick McDow B/M/20 shot and killed Marlese Arnett at 2600 John West Road.  Today April 29, 2016, at aproximatey 8:30 A.M. McDow was arrested in the City of Garland Texas by the U.S. Marshal’s North Texas Fugitive Task Force.  McDow was brought to Dallas Homicide for questioning and was booked into jail on $500,000.00 bond for Murder.



Update: April 22, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m. 

As a result of the investigation, on April 22, 2016, Detectives determined that Arrestee Kierra Johnson was involved in the murder of Ms. Arnett.  Arrestee Kierra Johnson was taken to the Dallas Police Headquarters where she gave a voluntary statement admitting that, as the driver of the vehicle involved in the shooting of Ms. Arnett, she chased the victim’s vehicle and her boyfriend, accomplice Kedrick McDow B/M 20 years-old, fired the shots that killed Ms. Arnett.  Arrestee Johnson is currently in the Dallas County Jail charged with Murder and is being held on a $500,000.00 bond.

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the accomplice, Kedrick McDow, in this case. A warrant for murder has been issued for his arrest.  Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Kedrick McDow is asked to call Dallas police.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 214.373.TIPS (8477).


Original Post: March 11, 2016 @ 3:52 p.m.

On March 10, 2016, at about  5:20 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a shooting call at John West Rd. and La Prada Dr. The victim,  Marlese Arnett B/F 32 was shot while driving near this location. The victim and the suspect(s) may have had some sort of altercation immediately prior to the shooting. Arnett was transported to Baylor Hospital in critical condition and succumbed to her injuries today, March 11, 2016.

The suspect vehicle is described an early 2000’s model burgundy 4-door Jeep. The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this murder contact the Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


DPD’s Pets of the Week

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Bubba, A935304.  Bubba is a red 8 year old mixed breed. He is an old guy looking for a Furrever Home. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 15, 2016. Bubba is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Adoption fees for Bubba have been waived.

Bubba (3)

This week’s cat is Larry. Larry is a young brown tabby who is very friendly. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 21, 2016. The ID number for Larry is  A936113. The adoption fee for Princess is $55.00.Larry (3)

Let’s help find Bubba and Larry  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 Bubba and Larry is Officer Mitch Gatson who is a Neighborhood Police Officer at the Northeast Patrol Division.  


Community Awareness Bulletin: Arrest of Suspect in Attempt Unlawful Restraint

Paul McDonnold

On April 14, 2016, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Dallas Police Department arrested Paul McDonnold, a white, male, 70 years of age, for 2 counts of Attempt Unlawful Restraint, a Class A misdemeanor.  Mr.  McDonnold attempted to lure two (2) 11 year old females into his vehicle while they were walking home from school in the 2200 block of Gross Road. This offense is reported on Case Number 088624-2016. 

Mr.  McDonnold was placed in the Dallas County Jail for 2 counts of Attempt Unlawful Restraint, M/A, with a $2,500.00 bond on each charge. 

If you have any additional information about this suspect please contact Detective Woods-Romero at (214) 671-4213.


Homicide on Whitehurst Drive

Updated April 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.: 


Matthew Deshon Robinson

Dallas Police Homicide Detectives received information that Matthew Deshon Robinson, a 19-year-old black male, was responsible for the Capital Murder of  Julio Gerardo Delarosa L\M 18-years-old. On April 11, 2016 detectives were notified that Matthew Deshon Robinson had been arrested on traffic citations in Natchitoches, Louisiana. On April 12, 2016, Dallas Police Homicide Detectives secured a Capital Murder warrant on Matthew Deshon Robinson with a $500,000 bond.  He will be held in Louisiana pending extradition proceedings.

Updated March 28, 2016 at 12:55 p.m.:

The second individual killed in this morning’s shooting on Whitehurst Drive has been identified as Julio Gerardo Delarosa L\M 18-years-old.

Original Post:

In the early morning of March 28, 2016, at approximately 12:33 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 9911 Whitehurst Drive. Upon officers’ arrival, they found Derek Jordan, a 19-year-old black male, deceased from gunshot wounds. At 12:34 a.m., Dallas Police were dispatched to a second shooting  call at 9540 Royal Lane regarding a victim who was shot. Dallas Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported a 19-year-old Latin male victim to Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. This investigation is still ongoing, but it appears that both victims were involved in a drug transaction at 9911 Whitehurst Drive. During the transaction, there was an exchange of gunfire when Jordan and an accomplice attempted to rob the victim and a witness.  The second victim’s identification will be released following a next of kin notification.

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with any additional information regarding the shooting deaths of these individuals call the Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers.  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at (214)373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Officers Working the Violent Crime Task Force Get a Boost From Anonymous Thank You Note

Officers assigned to the Dallas Police Violent Crime Task Force were greeted with a pleasant surprise as they walked back to their squad car after working hard in the Five Points area of the city the other day. The officers found a heart-warming thank you note from a caring citizen who wanted to acknowledge the officers for their work in the area.

Sergeant Sparacino, who is working in the Violent Crime Task Force, tweeted a picture of the note along with a message that read, “This was left on the window of my officer’s car…makes us feel good and reminds us why we are out here.” 

To the citizen who left this note, we want to say thank you for the support and encouragement. It truly means a lot to all of our officers when they get a sincere thank you from the people they serve. 



Aggravated Robbery Suspect Sought

On March 16, 2016, at about 1:00 a.m. a male victim, 60 years old, was sitting in his truck in a parking lot  at 500 North Hampton Road when a Latin male suspect opened the passenger door to his truck and climbed in. The male suspect was armed with a knife and demanded the victim’s cash.

The suspect then demanded that the victim drive him to Pleasant Grove.  The victim drove the suspect to 2200 John West where the suspect demanded that the victim withdrawal money from an ATM.  The victim informed the suspect that he had no debit card.  The suspect then began stabbing the victim in the head and face resulting in serious bodily injury to the victim. 

The victim managed to escape from the cab of the truck by opening the door and falling to the pavement. The suspect got into the driver seat and drove over and dragged the victim.  The victim remains hospitalized in serious condition. The victim’s truck was found abandoned at 4800 Olson and is in the Dallas police auto pound.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25-30 years old, with straight black hair. The suspect was wearing a hoodie at the time of the offense.  The suspect’s first name is believed to be “Richard”.  During the assault, the victim may have injured one of the suspect’s ears and he may therefore have a fresh injury.  This offense was reported on case # 063056-2016.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Detective Carcone at (214) 671-3619.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Road Closures

The City of Dallas is hosting the 37th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. There will be several road closures in the area and an increased police presence along the parade route and in the lower Greenville area.

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Greenville Avenue at Blackwell Street and travels all the way down to SMU Boulevard. Northbound Greenville Avenue to Park Lane will be closed starting at 10:00 a.m. and southbound Greenville Avenue to Mockingbird Lane will be closed at 9:00 a.m. This stretch of Greenville Avenue, between Park Lane and Mockingbird Lane, will be closed in both directions until 4:00p.m., so please plan accordingly if you are travelling in this area.

The Greenville Avenue Block Party will start once the parade finishes and will end at 9:00 p.m.

Dallas Police officers will be staged along the parade route and in the lower Greenville area to provide security for parade participants and spectators. Citizens are encouraged to seek out officers if they need any help or have any safety concerns.

Have fun. Be Safe. Drink Responsibly. 



Press Conference: Dallas Police Arrest Suspect in Homicide at 8400 Skillman

On December 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm Patrol Officers received a call to 8401 Skillman #2066 regarding a female who had been shot in the head.  The victim was identified as Patricia Corbin, Black female 7-4-1959. She was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

A witness who was in the apartment with the victim, at the time of the shooting, stated the arrestee, Lewis Norbert, Black male 11-02-1990, became upset because the victim refused to extend him credit for the purchase of drugs. 

When the arrestee arrived he argued with the victim and then started to leave before turning to the complainant producing a gun and shooting the victim in the head.  The suspect turned to the witness and fired one shot at the same time as the witness tossed the hot water on the suspect.  The suspect fled from the apartment and the witness called 911.

A description of the suspect was broadcast to responding officers.  Responding officers spotted the suspect who was taken into custody.  The witness and arrestee were both taken to Police HQ where they were questioned.  The witness positively identified Mr. Norbert as the person who killed Ms. Corbin.

The suspect is being charged with Murder and is being held a 250,000.00 bond and Aggravated Assault with a $250,000.00 bond.


Lewis Norbert

Lewis Norbert


Internet Buyers and Sellers Beware

Crime Alert

Since December 2014, Northeast Patrol Division officers have responded to several offenses involving the attempt to sell or buy smart phones on Craigslist.  Complainants respond to advertisements and upon meeting the seller/buyer become the victims of crime.  A total of five offenses involving the sale/purchase of cellular phones occurred between December 18, 2014 and January 23, 2015.  In three of the offenses the complainants were forced to relinquish property/money at gunpoint.  All Northeast Patrol offenses have occurred in the general area bordered by Park Lane, Skillman Street, Mockingbird Lane, and N. Central Expressway. 

The Dallas Police Department wants to remind citizens that while many Craigslist transactions are legitimate, citizens should be wary and alert during every encounter. 

Dallas PD suggests:

  • Meet in a well-lit, public location.  The parking lot of the police or fire station in your area is a great idea!
  • Arrive several minutes early.  If anything about the location, the people, the time does not feel right, leave.
  • Do not enter the buyer or seller’s vehicle; do not allow them to enter your vehicle.
  • Remain vigilant during the entire encounter – if anything begins to feel wrong, abandon the transaction.
  • Take an additional person with you to meet the buyer/seller.
  • Do not volunteer property or money not previously agreed upon.

If you do become the victim of robbery:

  • Remain calm and listen to demands. 
  • Do not resist the suspect’s efforts to take your property.
  • Be alert to the suspect’s physical description (race, sex, age, clothing, tattoos, etc.)
  • Be alert to the suspect’s vehicle description (make, model, color, license plate, etc.)
  • Call for police immediately.

If you see something, say something. Report in-progress crime at 9-1-1. Submit crime information to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477), or submit a crime tip online at: