Detectives Bust Human Trafficking Enterprise

In April 2018, there was an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred at a house on Marcell Avenue in Dallas.  The following day we received an anonymous tip about activity at that house and within a few days of that we received an outcry from an individual who detailed prostitution and possible human trafficking occurring at that house.  The individual identified as the leader of the criminal activities is a man by the name of Tremont Blakemore.  The Dallas Police Department’s High-Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit and the Narcotics Interdiction Unit initiated a joint investigation into Blakemore’s activity. 

Suspect Blakemore was found to be the head of a large-scale prostitution organization operating in the North Texas region. Blakemore and this group has been tied to prostitution activity in multiple cities in Texas and throughout the nation. The victims he has trafficked for the purposes of prostitution come from as far away as Maine, Wyoming and Montana.  He routinely maintains a group of about 20 active females whom he prostitutes for his group’s profit.  Over the years a conservative estimate of the number of women he’s controlled and manipulated in this life of prostitution and trafficking easily stretches into the hundreds.  

Early yesterday morning, September 11, 2018, in a joint effort with members from Dallas SWAT, Dallas Police Special Investigations Division detectives, Dallas Police Fugitive detectives, investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety CID/THP, Special Agents with the FBI along with the Fort Worth and Lancaster Police Departments, we executed search warrants at the following locations associated with Blakemore:  

12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas

4529 Marcell Avenue, Dallas, Texas

1786 Overlook Drive, Lancaster, Texas

At the house on Yellow Wood we encountered and later interviewed 11 women who had been working for Blakemore’s group.  At the house on Overlook we discovered and later interviewed 4 additional women who also work for Blakemore’s group.  The women were all provided with opportunities for counseling and other services targeted at helping victims of human trafficking and prostitution.

Furthermore, the following individuals were arrested at 12405 Yellow Wood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas:

Blakemore, Tremont    B/M/39   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Gonzalez, Donna          W/F/38   Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Hurtado, Peaches        W/F/26    Charges – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution F/2 and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/1

Because of the complexity of their illegal activities, this investigation remains active and ongoing.  Should we find additional individuals responsible for criminal activity who have been associated with this group or in furtherance of their criminal enterprise, they will face criminal charges as well.  

We want to thank whomever it was that sent the anonymous tip as well as the victims who have come forward detailing their experiences.  We likewise want to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety and our federal partners for their work. 

Finally, we ask that if anyone has information related to this investigation or the activities of Suspect Blakemore or any of his associates, we ask that you immediately contact Dallas Police High-Risk Victims Unit Detective Paulson at 214 671-4217.  

 

 

Suspect Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault

On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at about noon, an adult female was walking to the dumpster at her apartment complex in the 4300 block of Wyoming Street when she walked by the suspect, who was standing next to the suspect vehicle, and exchanged pleasantries.  Moments later, as the female passed the suspect again on the way back to her apartment, the suspect grabbed the female, threatened her with a weapon, and sexually assaulted her. 

The suspect is described as a Latin male, 30 years old, 5’7” tall and 200 pounds.  He had short black curly hair and a goatee.  The right side of his face around his cheekbone had a different appearance than the left side.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt and brown nylon jogging pants.

The suspect was driving an older blue minivan, possibly a Dodge Caravan, with tinted windows and gray interior.  There was a white sticker with black lettering on the passenger side of the van.  There were no seats in the van other than the driver seat and front passenger seat.  There was a black air freshener shaped like a tree hanging from the rear view mirror.

If anyone knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense, they are asked to please contact Detective Haecker at 214-671-3610 or Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Information Wanted about Sexual Assault on Henderson Avenue

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

On Friday, June 22, 2018, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a female victim was inside of the Beauty Bar nightclub located at 1924 N. Henderson Avenue, when she was sexually assaulted inside of a restroom. The male suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, 20-25 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 150 to 170 pounds, with dark brown or black hair, curly on top with fade cut on the sides. 

If anyone has information regarding the identity of the suspect or any information about this crime, please contact Detective Barton, #7441, at (214) 671-3685 or 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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Keeping Dallas Safe: DPD Fugitive Unit Arrests Suspect for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

On March 13, 2018, the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit apprehended a suspect wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in the North Central area of Dallas. The suspect used social media to lure and sexually assault a juvenile girl.  The juvenile was reported as a runaway and was located after the offense. Fugitive Unit officers located the suspect, Xavier Jones B/M/20, and took him into custody without incident. This offense is documented on case number 049682-2018.

Job well done by the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit! Thank you for keeping Dallas safe! 

Sexual Assault at 6300 W. Camp Wisdom Road

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 at approximately 12:05 p.m., the victim was sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect as she entered into her residence after taking out the trash. The suspect then fled the area on foot. The sexual assault occurred in the 6300 block of W. Camp Wisdom Road near Clark Road. 

The suspect is described as a Black male, 20-30 years of age, 5’07” – 5’08” tall, with tiny bumps on his face. He was wearing a black cap with white lettering, and a black shirt with red, white, and yellow letters with a skull on the back. 

If anyone has any information that could lead to the identity of the suspect in this offense, please contact Detective Haecker at 214-671-3610.

Crime Stopper Reward Information

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. 

Community Awareness: Deep Ellum Sexual Assaults

Updated October 27, 2017:

On October 26, 2017, the Dallas Police Department received an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers which identified the suspect in two sexual assaults that occurred in Deep Ellum on October 21, 2017.  The suspect has been identified as Jerly Patrick Graves Bailey Jr. B/M/36. 

Graves had outstanding traffic warrants as well as a warrant for his arrest on a Forgery charge and was taken into custody for those warrants.  Graves was interviewed at Dallas Police Headquarters where detectives gained information which led to two Aggravated Sexual Assault charges being filed.  Graves is now in the Lew Sterrett jail on the following charges:

Forgery, State Jail Felony, with a $50,000 bond;

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Degree Felony;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond.

Graves has prior convictions for Assault of Public Servant, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Aggravated Robbery.

Updated October 25, 2017:

Detectives have now obtained a description of the vehicle used in one of the Sexual Assaults reported Saturday in Deep Ellum.  The vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz convertible.  The car appears to be gold in color and it has a black soft top.  Below are two images, one is the actual suspect vehicle and the other is a similar looking vehicle but not the suspect vehicle.  

Actual Suspect Vehicle

Stock Photo: Mercedes-Benz CLK Model

Below are two different videos that show a suspect wanted for questioning in two sexual assaults that occurred in the Deep Ellum area on October 21, 2017.

If anyone recognizes the suspect in this video, they are asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.


Original Post:

The pictured suspect is a person we need help identifying for questioning regarding two sexual assault offenses that occurred early Saturday morning, October 21, 2017. The first offense occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. The victim and suspect met in Deep Ellum. While driving the victim home, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The victim then leaped from the suspect’s vehicle in the area of Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway in order to get away. This offense is documented on case number 240568-2017.

The second victim was walking home at approximately 2:57 a.m. from Deep Ellum. As she approached Elm and Harwood, she was grabbed by a suspect described as a 20-30 year old Black male, 5’10″ tall and weighing 200 pounds.  During the attack, she was on the phone with her boyfriend and he heard her screaming. The boyfriend ran to the scene and fought with the suspect.  The suspect ran from the location before officers arrived.  This offense is documented on case number 240598-2017.

We are asking for the public’s assistance identifying this suspect. This suspect is responsible for two sexual assault attacks on two victims within a relatively short time span. We need to get him off the streets.

If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.

Information Needed About Sexual Assault Suspects

Updated October 4, 2017:

Please check out the video below and contact Detective Barton at (214) 671-3584 if you have any information about the suspects involved in this offense. You may also contact Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crime. If you have information about this crime, please call 214-373-TIPS.


Updated October 3, 2017:

On September 30, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m., the victim was forced by two black male suspects, at gunpoint, to remove money from an ATM machine located at 402 E. Wheatland Road, in Duncanville. The suspects then had the victim drive her vehicle and park behind a building at 7221 American Way, in Dallas, where a third suspect joined them. All three suspects then sexually assaulted the complainant before fleeing from the location on foot at approximately 4:50 a.m.


One of the suspects is pictured above. The three suspects were all described as being black males, between 17 and 24 years of age, of average height and build.

If you have any information regarding the vehicle or the person of interest, please contact Crimestoppers.

Crimestoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crimestoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crime. If you have information about this crime, please call 214-373-TIPS.

Original Post:

On September 30, 2017 at about 5:12 a.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a call regarding a sexual assault in the 7200 block of American Way. The victim told officers she was approached by two Black male suspects while she was at the ATM in the 400 block of E. Wheatland Road in Duncanville. One of the suspects threatened the victim with a gun and both suspects entered the victim’s vehicle.

The suspects forced the victim to drive to the 7200 block of American Way where she was sexually assaulted. At some point a third suspect, also described as a Black male, met up with the other two suspects at the offense location and then sexually assaulted the victim. The suspects then took property from the victim and all three suspects fled the location on foot.

Dallas Police and Duncanville Police are working together to identify and capture the suspects involved in this offense. Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in gathering  information about the identity of these suspects. If anyone has any information about this case, they are asked to please contact Detective Barton at (214) 671-3584.

Public’s Assistance Needed in Sexual Assault Offense

On September 22, at about 10:30 PM, the victim was asleep in her apartment located in the 6200 block of Melody Lane when an unknown suspect entered her apartment by force.  The unknown suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The unknown suspect then fled the location in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 6’ 01”, 200 pounds with a muscular build.  The suspect may have injuries to his hands.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.  Please contact Detective A. Lopez, #7493, at 214-671-3683, if you have any information related to this offense.  This incident is documented on Case Number 217727-2017

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aggravated Sexual Assault Arrest

On September 20, 2017 at approximately 11:40 a.m.; Northeast Patrol officers responded to a Major Disturbance Ambulance call in the 9900 block of Whitehurst Drive. The victim, B/F/67, had been found injured by a neighbor.  The victim was on the floor of her apartment crying and indicated she had been physically and sexually assaulted.  Immediately before this, an employee of the apartment complex, observed an unknown B/M leaving the victims apartment.  This employee followed the suspect and stayed on the phone with 911 until officers arrived and took the suspect in custody at 9759 Forest Lane. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital for injuries and for a forensic exam.   The victim confirmed the suspect was a stranger and that he had sexually assaulted her repeatedly over the course of several hours.  

The suspect is Corey Lindale Davis, B/M/18.  He was transported to the Dallas Police Headquarters and interviewed. Davis did not admit he committed the offense.  Video retrieved from the offense location shows the suspect forcing the complainant into her apartment at about 12:40 a.m. and then leaving at about 11:15 a.m. There was property found on the suspect during his arrest that belonged to the victim.

Davis has been arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault. There is no indication at this time that the suspect is linked to any other Sexual Assault offenses. His DNA was collected and will be checked to see if it matches any other offenses.

Northeast Patrol has been running initiatives in the area where this offense occurred as well as utilizing other specialized units.  This incident is documented on Case Number 215535-2017.  

“Operation Perseus”

SYNOPSIS OF OPERATION

The Dallas Police Department North Texas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, in partnership with Mesquite PD, Garland PD, and Grand Prairie PD, conducted Operation Perseus from August 28th through September 1st. The goal of this multi-agency operation was to leverage the resources of the North Texas ICAC Task Force to target individuals in the Dallas metropolitan area who use the Internet to sexually exploit children through online solicitation, child pornography, and Internet sex trafficking of minors. 

The Command Center for Operation Perseus was the Dallas Police Department’s ICAC Task Force office with twenty-two (22) participating local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. There were sixty-five (65) investigative personnel assigned to the operation to execute search warrants, file criminal cases, and arrest suspects.

The collaborative operation was a tremendous success which resulted in twenty-eight (28) arrests, execution of twenty-six (26) search warrants, two (2) pending arrests, and six (6) ongoing cases which are anticipated to result in arrests. 

The success of “Operation Perseus” serves as a clear message that the Internet is a hostile environment for those who are looking to harm or exploit children in the North Texas Region.   

Operational Accomplishments

26        Search Warrants Executed         

28        Arrests

  • 20 Possession of Child Pornography
  • 6 Prostitution/Trafficking of Minor
  • 1 Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • 1 Sexual Performance by a Child

   1        Victim Identified

Participating law enforcement agencies:

Dallas Police Department                                                 Lubbock Police Department

Dallas FBI                                                                        Fort Worth Police Department

Garland Police Department                                             Hood County District Attorney Office

Mesquite Police Department                                           Keller Police Department

Lancaster Police Department                                          Dallas ATF

Grand Prairie Police Department                                   Wylie Police Department

Irving Police Department                                                Collin County Sheriffs Office

United States Postal Inspection Service                        Seagoville Police Department

Texas Department of Public Safety                                Arlington Police Department

Cedar Hill Police Department                                         Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Mansfield Police Department                                         Desoto Police Department