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.

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Looking For Theft Suspect

On April 26, 2016, at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers responded to a call of a theft in the 300 block of N. Bishop Avenue. The suspect entered the business pretending to be a customer. He then left the location and came back a few minutes later. The surveillance camera at the business caught the suspect taking the property.

 

If you recognize this person or have any information regarding this theft, please call Southwest Investigative Unit Detective T. Cleary at 214-670-7470.

Dallas Police Department Opens Camp Wisdom Outreach Center

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 2 p.m., the Dallas Police Department celebrated the opening of the new Dallas Police Department Camp Wisdom Outreach Center.  The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Southwest Center Mall, 3662 Camp Wisdom Road, near the inside entrance of Sears on the northeast side of the mall.

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Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown, Deputy Chief Albert Martinez, Deputy Chief Christina Smith, Southwest Center Mall owner Peter Brodsky, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson, and Councilman Casey Thomas, II were present at the ribbon cutting.

“The Community Outreach Center at Southwest Center Mall will allow our officers to build on the relationships we have already established in the area,” said Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown. “This type of partnership is a vital part of our community policing efforts,” Brown said. 

The Camp Wisdom Outreach Center will serve as an information center for the public and a supplemental office for officers from the Southwest and South Central Patrol Divisions.

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Keeping Dallas Safe: Southwest Officers Arrest Suspect in Aggravated Robbery

On April 12, 2016, at about 1:30 p.m., officers from the Southwest Patrol Division responded to a robbery call in the 3200 block of S. Tyler Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the male victim who stated that he was in the parking lot of the apartment complex when he was approached by a Black male suspect who had robbed him of his wallet at gun point. 

After taking the victim’s wallet, the suspect got inside a vehicle and fled the location. As the vehicle fled, the victim was able to get a good license plate. Officers performed a vehicle check on the license plate given by the victim which led them to a residence in Duncanville, Texas.

As officers arrived at the location, they observed the suspect vehicle leaving. Officers immediately performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Arrestee Shamsuddin Edwards, a 38-year-old Black male, observed his vehicle stopped outside of his residence and exited his home to investigate why his vehicle had been stopped. Based on the description the victim had given the officers of the suspect, officers placed Edwards under arrest and transported him to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by detectives in the Crimes Against Persons Unit. 

Inside the vehicle, officers recovered the victims wallet, along with the handgun that was used during the offense. Arresstee Edwards has been placed in Lew Sterrett Jail and is being charged with Aggravated Robbery.

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Aggravated Robbery on Jefferson Blvd.

On April, 6, 2016, at about 10:20 p.m. two black male suspects entered the Church’s Chicken located at 201 W. Jefferson Boulevard. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded money from the register. The employee surrendered the cash and both suspects fled the location in a gray or silver four-door sedan.

  • Suspect 1 is described as a black male, 20-27 years old, 5’ 9”, 150, wearing a gray shirt, gray pants, and a black and white bandana on his head.
  • Suspect 2 is described as a black male, 20-25 years old, 5’ 10”, 250, wearing a black shirt and black pants. Suspect 2 has a receding hairline.

The suspect vehicle is described as a gray or silver 4-door sedan, possibly a Chrysler Sebring, with large rims.

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Anyone who recognizes either of these suspects or has information on this robbery is asked to call Detective Stokes at (214) 671-3444.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

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K9 Yoll Helps Track Child

This morning about 8:06 am, Senior Corporal Susan Millard and her partner K9 Yoll were dispatched to a critical missing call of a 12 year old girl, who was possibly suicidal.  The child had climbed out her bedroom window this morning, leaving a note threatening suicide. 

Senior Corporal Susan Millard and her partner K9 Yoll

Senior Corporal Susan Millard and her partner K9 Yoll

Senior Corporal Millard obtained one of the child’s socks and allowed K9 Yoll to check it, then started him by the bedroom window at about 8:45am.  Yoll was able to track the child’s scent from the house, through the neighborhood, into the brush by the creek, out to Kiest Blvd; back into the neighborhood, and over to a church at 2700 W. Kiest Blvd.  

At about 10:10 am, Senior Corporal Millard and K9 Yoll went in and out of the church buildings, and onto a  parking lot when Senior Corporal Millard spotted the child who had walked into some brush at the edge of the parking lot.  She called out to the child and the child stopped walking so that patrol officers were able to take custody of her.

A great job was done by K9 Yoll and his partner Senior Corporal Millard! K9 Yoll was awarded a Pupachino for his hard work…Way to go!

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Murder on Bernal Drive – Suspect Arrested

On March 29, 2016, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a random gunfire call at 5880 Bernal Drive.  Victim Antoine Hodge B/M/23 was shot and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Shundale Taylor B/F/24 was responsible for Hodge’s death.  Taylor surrendered to Dallas Police at another location and was transported to the Homicide Unit.  She was read her Miranda warning and waived her rights by agreeing to be interviewed.  Taylor admitted to firing her weapon in the direction of Hodge.

Taylor has been charged with murder and placed in the Dallas County Jail on a $500,000.00 bond.

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Car Thief Captured With the Help of Air One!

On March 21, 2016, at approximately 8:35 PM, undercover plain clothes officers observed a stolen tractor trailer pull into an apartment parking lot.  Uniformed officers in marked squads were called in and as they attempted a traffic stop, the driver of the stolen vehicle speed away and drove off the roadway onto Kiest Boulevard and Bradley Street.

The driver of the stolen tractor trailer was able to exit the vehicle and fled on foot. Air One was monitoring from above and assisted the officer from above. As the officers on the ground pursued the suspect on foot. Air One was able to give officers the location of the suspect. Uniformed officers located and took the suspect Geane Doby, A Black/male/48, into custody without incident. The stolen vehicle was recovered and documented on case number 068054-2016. 

Thanks to work of all the officers involved, this car thief is now off the street!

Dallas Police Detectives Need Help Identifying Shampoo Thieves

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who were involved in a shop lift theft at the Dollar General store located at 4627 W. Kiest Boulevard.

On January 24, 2016 at about 3:48 p.m., the suspects entered the location and walked throughout the store as if they were shopping. The suspects loaded about 70 bottles of shampoo into their backpacks, totaling $350.00, and then ran out of the store on foot. 

The first suspect is described as a Latin female, around 20 years old, 5’6” tall, weighing 120 pounds. She was wearing a red jacket, jeans, and tan boots.

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The second suspect is described as a Latin male, around 25-30 years old, 5’08” tall, weighing 185 pounds. He has a tattoo on the back of his head and he has large diamond tattoos over and under each eye. 

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If anyone has any information about this offense or the identity of these suspects, they are asked to call Detective Cleary with the Southwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-7471.

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Keep Your Hands Off My Wallet!

bigsuspThe Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance  to help identify  a theft suspect who took a victim’s wallet.

On January, 31, 2016, a Black female took a wallet from a customer at the Catfish King located at 6940 Cockrell Hill Road. The Suspect then went to a nearby Office Depot and made purchases with one of the victim’s credit cards that was in the stolen wallet. This offense is documented on case number 024926-2016.

If you have information regarding this offense or the identity of this suspect, we ask that you contact Detective Cleary or the Southwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-7471. See the video below.