Keeping Dallas Safe: Southeast Officers Recover $500,000 in Stolen Property

On May 5, 2016 at approximately 1:40 a.m., officers in the Southeast Crime Response Team responded to a call about two stolen tractor-trailers in the 5400 block of South Lamar Street. Officers met with the victim who stated that both of her tractor-trailers were fully loaded and had been parked in a lot in Grand Prairie. The victim was notified by security at the lot that the tractor-trailers had been stolen. The victim was able to locate the vehicles in the 5400 block of South Lamar, however, the loaded trailers were still missing.

Officers received information that the 2 stolen trailers may be in the 2800 block of Childs. Officers went to the location where they were able to see through a fence and identified the two stolen trailers. The officers got a search warrant for the property and recovered the stolen trailers along with the cargo that was inside. The victim stated that the value of the property in each trailer was approximately $250,000.

Due to the quick response and teamwork of the Southeast Crime Response Team, the victim was able to recover $500,000 in stolen property and locate a commercial lot being used to house stolen trailers and cargo. Thank you for your hard work! 

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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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Keeping Dallas Safe: North Central Officers Arrest Motorcycle Thief

On March 8, 2016, at about 2:35 p.m., officers in the North Central Patrol Division observed three suspicious individuals walking in the parking lot of the Subway near Coit and LBJ approaching people. All three suspects then got into a truck and drove away from the location. Officers were able to see that there was a motorcycle laid over in the bed of the truck. Officers stopped the truck for a traffic violation and observed that the license plates had been removed from the motorcycle and it appeared to have been hotwired. A check of the motorcycle revealed that it had been reported stolen the day before from the Uptown area of Dallas. The driver of the truck was arrested for felony theft and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. 

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Jewelry Theft Caught On Camera

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The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance regarding a jewelry thief that was caught on camera.

On November 21, 2015, at about 3:30 pm a Latin male suspect 20-25 years old about 6 feet tall weighing 150 pounds went to a jewelry store inside the Bazaar located at 735 North Westmoreland Road. The suspect asked to look at a gold necklace. The suspect then fled the location without paying, or the owner’s permission.

If anyone knows the identity of the suspect in the posted video, we ask that you contact Detective Avila of the Southwest Investigative Unit at 214-671-0550. Please the posted surveillance video.

 

Package Thief on The Street

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect caught on surveillance camera committing a theft offense.

On January 16, 2016, at about 9:57 am, a package was taken from the front porch in the 2300 block of Knight Street. The video shows what appears to be a Black male on the porch leaving with the package, without the owner’s permission.

If anyone knows the identity of the suspect in this surveillance video, please call Detective Strodtman at the Northwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-6047. 

Jewelry Theft

The Southwest Division Property Crimes Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with a jewelry theft that occurred on January 2, 2016 at 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road . The below surveillance video shows the suspect prying open the jewelry case while another individual was talking to the salesman. The suspect lifted the glass and took the property without permission. The suspect in the video is describes as a Black male between 25-30 years of age. 

If you or anyone you know has information on this theft or know the identity of the suspect, please call Detective B. Avila at
214-671-0550.

Do You Know These Purse Thieves?

On December 6, 2015 at about 4:30 P.M., multiple victims reported that they had their purses or wallets stolen from their shopping carts while they were shopping at the Target located at 6419 Skillman Street.

The first suspect is a Black female between 40 and 50 years old. She is short in stature, heavy set and was last seen wearing a red sweater and dark pants. 

The second suspect is a Black male in his 50’s, bald, tall, with a medium build. 

The female would approach and talk to the victim before taking their purse while the male suspect acted as a lookout. These offenses are documented on case numbers 283638-2015 and 283645-2015.

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with any information about the identity of these suspects contact Detective Hubner of the Northeast Investigative Unit at 214-670-4415. 

Detectives Seeking Information About Jewelry Theft

On November 19, 2015 at about 11:30 A.M., the suspect entered the Sears store at the Southwest Center Mall and approached the jewelry counter. The suspect asked to see a ring in the display so the sales associate pulled out the ring and gave it to the suspect. When the sales associate looked away, the suspect put the ring in his pocket and gave the associate a fake ring in its place. The suspect then walked out the door and left the location.

The suspect is described as a 6’0 to 6’2 Black male in his early to mid 20’s. Detectives from the Dallas Police Southwest Investigative Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect.Sears Theft

If you have any information about this offense please contact Southwest Investigative Detective Cleary at 214-670-7471. This offense is documented on case number 271232-2015.

 

Lock, Take, Hide

CaptureNow that the weather is cooler, more people are out and about in their vehicles. From the Zoo, the Arboretum, the mall or the supermarket, there are a lot of parked, unattended vehicles.

This is also a great season for window shopping – for would-be thieves, wanting to snatch that GPS, purse, smartphone, camera, or whatever is left inside a parked vehicle, in plain sight. One stop, easy shopping.

When you park your vehicle, TAKE your stuff with you and LOCK your vehicle. If you can’t TAKE it with you, HIDE your property before you park. If a theif can’t see it, he doesn’t know it is there for the taking.

Do You Know This Purse Thief?

 

On October 2, 2015, the victim was walking on the third level of the Nordstrom parking garage at the Galleria Mall when she was approached by an unknown Black male suspect. The suspect approached the victim and asked her if she lost her credit cards while he held three unknown cards in his hand. The suspect then demanded the victim’s purse and tried to pull it from her arm. The victim and suspect briefly struggled over the purse. The suspect was able to get away with the victim’s purse and fled the location in a small, white vehicle.

If you have any information about this offense, please contact Detective Bishop with the North Central Investigative Unit at (214) 670-7240.