“Chief on the Beat” at UNT-Dallas

Our first “Chief on the Beat” event of 2016 was held this past Saturday, April 2nd on the beautiful campus of UNT-Dallas in the South Central Patrol Division. It was a great day of food, fun, entertainment, and community engagement.

We are entering our 4th year of hosting the “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fairs. The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs works alongside Patrol Divisions and other DPD Units in the planning and execution of these family-friendly events. The “Chief on the Beat” events are free and everyone is encouraged to come out and participate..

Mark your calendar for our upcoming UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” being held in the Southwest Patrol Division on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am – 2pm at Kidd Springs Recreation Center (711 W. Canty St). We are currently in the planning stages to make this another fantastic community engagement opportunity for the whole family.

You can find pictures from this past Saturday’s event and stay in the know of any upcoming “Chief on the Beat” events using #ChiefontheBeat on social media. For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045.

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Murder – 3107 Utah Avenue

On Friday, February 26, 2016 at approximately 10:55 a.m., Dallas Police received a Missing Person call at 3107 Utah Avenue, regarding Kydell Hoye B/M 22, who had not been seen or heard from in two days. A Want to Locate Report was completed over the phone on case number 046692-2016.

Later on Friday, February 26, 2016, at approximately 4:21 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a call at 3107 Utah Ave. Upon Officers arrival, they observed the victim, Mr. Hoye, with multiple gunshot wounds deceased on the side of his residence at 3107 Utah Avenue.

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.

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Sexual Predator Arrested

Update: January 7, 2016 @ 4:25 p.m.

The Dallas Police Department Sexual Assault Unit has filed two additional charges of sexual assault F/2 on Denzell Bryant, B/M 9/19/1994. 

DNA evidence has linked Arrestee Bryant to two additional sexual assaults that occurred on October 10, 2014  at 1900 S. Buckner Blvd. and November 14, 2014 at 8100 Barclay Street.

Bryant was originally arrested for an attempted sexual assault that occurred on October 14, 2015.

Denzell Bryant is currently being held in Lew Sterrett Jail on three counts of Sexual Assault and Attempted Sexual Assault on a total bond amount of $200,000. 

Original Post: October 22, 2015 @ 4:24 p.m.

On October 14, 2015, a female was walking to her residence in the vicinity of South Central Expressway and Great Trinity Forest Way when she was tackled from behind and taken down an embankment.  The arrested person, Denzell Bryant, attempted to sexually assault the victim, but she was able to get away from him and call for police.  The Southwest Division patrol officers immediately canvassed the area, located Bryant, and placed him under arrest a short time later.  He has been charged with Attempted Sexual Assault – a 3rd Degree Felony.

Bryant is a 21-year-old Black male, approximately 5’9” tall, and weighing approximately 190 pounds.  He has short blond hair and several tattoos.

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If you have any information regarding offenses committed by a suspect matching Bryant’s description, you are asked to contact the Dallas Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Division at 214-671-3584.

Attempt Burglary Arrest Leads to Arrest in Kaufman County Murder

On December 15, 2015 officers in the South Central Division responded to a Burglary in Progress call in the 7700 block of Concordia Lane. The homeowner was home alone, asleep on her couch when she was awakened by a knock on the front door. The first suspect, Jarvis Myron Kimble, who originally knocked, began to pound loudly on the door several times in order to gain entry. The second suspect, John Raymond Williams was observed by the homeowner on surveillance video moving the surveillance camera. The homeowner called 911 and stated that two unknown males were attempting break into her home.  The suspects heard the homeowner scream as they were pounding on the door and fled the location.

The homeowner was able to give the responding officers a good vehicle description which was put out over the police radio. Other officers, who were also responding to the location, observed the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it. However, when the suspect’s vehicle came to a stop, they both ran from the vehicle in order to elude officers. Officers pursued the suspects and were able to take them both into custody. The suspects were interviewed by detectives of the South Central Investigative Unit and confessed that they were attempting to burglarize the home in the 7700 block of Concordia Lane.

During the investigation, it was also discovered that Raymond Williams had a warrant for Burglary of Habitation out of Cedar Hill Police and a warrant for Possession out of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.  Furthermore, it was also discovered that Jarvis Kimble had a warrant for Murder out of Kaufman County.  On November 28, 2015, Kimble shot a homeowner in the neck with a handgun while committing a Burglary of Habitation. The homeowner died at the scene.  Kaufman County detectives interviewed the suspect before he was transported to Lew Sterrett Jail by Dallas Police.  Jarvis Kimble has a bond of 1.5 million dollars.  

The hard work and dedication of the South Central Patrol Officers and Detectives led to the arrest of a murder suspect and a burglar. This was a great job done by all of the officers involved! Thank you for making Dallas safer! 

Arrest Made – Indecency With A Child /Attempt Child Abduction

1SuspectOn December 14, 2015, at about 12:00 pm, the Dallas Police Department arrested Tyler Anthony Gale, Black male 7-16-94, in connection to the Indecency with a Child offenses and the Attempt Child Abduction offense for which we had issued a bulletin and conducted a press conference this past Friday, December 11, 2015.

After the information was released to the public, we were contacted by the Desoto Police Department. The Desoto Police Department had arrested Gale for Disorderly Conduct on October 7, 2015, for exposing himself in a park to adult victims. Gale was later released.

Dallas detectives went to Arrestee Gale’s workplace today and arrested him for 3 warrants for the Desoto offenses. He was questioned by detectives of our Child Exploitation Unit. He has admitted committing the three offenses that we reported and told our detectives about additional offenses that he had committed.  Several victims were able to positively identify Mr. Gale as the suspect. Arrestee Gale is in Lew Sterrett Jail and detectives are filing the following 5 charges against him:

Charge 1: Att. Kidnapping F/2, 1000 Hutchins Road, 5-26-2015

Charge 2: Indecency with a Child/Exposure F/3, 3500 Blue Ridge Blvd, 10/14/15

Charge 3: Indecency with a Child/Exposure F/3, 1000 Hutchins Road, 12/3/15

Charge 4: Indecency with a Child/Exposure F/3, 3020 Bickers St, 7/12/15

Charge 5: Indecency with a Child Exposure F/3, 3020 Bickers St, 7/12/15

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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Press Conference: Community Awareness – Indecency With a Child

The Dallas Police Department has identified 3 separate incidents where an adult male suspect has approached teenage girls on their way to or from school. We believe all three incidents to be related.  Informational bulletins were distributed on the first two offenses and with a possible third case we need the help of the community to identify leads or a suspect in these cases.

The first offense occurred on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at approximately 9:00 am, when a 17 year old female, while walking to school in the 1000 block of Hutchins, was assaulted by an unknown male, possibly with the intent to abduct her.  The victim was able to free herself and the suspect fled the location in a newer model dark colored vehicle.  The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 5’6”, and 185 pounds.  The suspect was wearing a navy blue hoodie and blue jeans.  This offense was reported on case number 118721-2015.

The second incident occurred on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at approximately 4:30 pm, when a 16 year old female was walking home in the 3500 Block of Blue Ridge Drive. The victim was walking behind the Zion Apostolic Temple Church when she walked past a black, 4-door, newer model vehicle that was parked on a dirt road behind the church.  The victim continued to walk across the soccer field at Doris Berry Park when she heard someone running towards her.  When the victim turned around she saw a black male wearing only a t-shirt with his genitals exposed.  The female ran from the location and police were notified. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, light skinned, short beard, 5”9”, 190 pounds.  The Suspect was wearing a dark grey Polo type shirt. This offense was reported on Case Number 239132-2015.

The latest incident occurred on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at approximately 6:30 pm. A 14 year old female and her 17 year old female friend were walking home from school in the 1000 block of Hutchins when they were approached by an unknown male suspect.  This suspect exited a vehicle at the location wearing only a shirt and chased the two victims while exposing his genitals.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 6’0”, 200 pounds, wearing a white shirt.  The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer model, 4 door, black, possible Honda Accord.

This offense was reported on Case Number 280666-2015.

There is a coordinated effort between resources of the Investigative Bureau and the South Central Patrol Division to locate and identify this suspect; this includes detectives reviewing video from area businesses for possible leads.

Again, we ask that anyone having additional information on these offenses contact Detective Ortiz at 214- 671-4473 or Detective DelaPaz at 214-671-4205.

Here To Lend A Helping Hand

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On September 17, 2015, Senior Corporal Mark Gonzales, #8348, responded to a burglary of a residence call, and unbeknownst to him, that call would have a tremendous impact on an abandoned young man’s life.

After Senior Corporal Gonzales arrived and began his investigation, he determined that the home was abandoned, no property had been taken, and the home showed no signs of a forced entry.  As Senior Corporal Gonzales surveyed the area, he came across 21 year-old Chris Nwosu, who explained that his family kicked him out of his home and that he had nowhere to go.  At that point, Senior Corporal Gonzales’ compassion took over and he immediately consoled the young man and began looking for a place that could assist him. Mr. Nwosu, moved to tears by Gonzales’ kindness and sincerity, asked, “Why are you helping me?” Gonzales simply replied, “Because that’s what we are here for.”  Senior Corporal Gonzales took Mr. Nwosu to the Life Foundation where he enrolled in a six-month program that enables the homeless by providing platforms that develop life skills and assists in finding job’s; the foundation also offers food and shelter. Senior Corporal Mark  Gonzales went above and beyond the normal duties of an officer to comfort a scared and helpless young man who had nowhere to turn.

The Dallas Police Department is thankful to have officers of Senior Corporal Gonzales’ caliber serving and protecting the citizens of Dallas.

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.