Arrest Made in Homicide in 3500 block of S. Ledbetter Drive

On Monday, May 24, 2021, at approximately 8:59 a.m., patrol elements responded to a call regarding a deceased female inside a vehicle in the 3500 block of S. Ledbetter Drive. Upon arrival, officers were informed that the victim, Rhonda Jones Johnson, a 51-year-old white female, had been killed at the location by the suspect, Johnny Lynn Jones, a 34-year-old white male who is her son. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dallas Fire-Rescue.

Suspect Jones was transported to the Homicide Unit where detectives interviewed him. The suspect was then transported to the Dallas County Jail where he was charged with murder. A Dallas County magistrate will set his bond amount.

Dallas SWAT Takes First Place

On May 22, 2021, a portion of the Dallas Police Department SWAT team participated in the 2021 Fire Truck Pull in Duncanville, Texas.  The Fire Truck Pull is Law Enforcement Torch Run Event which benefits the Special Olympics.  Not only did Dallas SWAT show up but they captured 1st Place through their hard work, dedication, tenacity and teamwork.  This is a great representation of the Dallas Police Department!  Thank you so much Dallas SWAT!  

 

Arrest Made in the Homicide on McBroom Street

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, at approximately 12:06 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 1826 McBroom Street.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim Wendell Earl Jeffrey, a 56-year old Black male, in the street with stab wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim and the suspect, a 52-year old Black male, to a local hospital. 

The victim died from his injuries, and the suspect remains in the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.  Once the suspect is released from the hospital, he will be charged with murder.  A Dallas County Magistrate will set his bond.    

 

 

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Homicide on La Prada Drive

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, at approximately 12:34 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Casa Luna Apartments located at 8551 La Prada Drive.  Upon arrival, officers observed the victim Dionzhe Terrell Wiseman, a 25-year old Black male, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation.  This is an ongoing investigation, and there are currently no suspects identified or apprehended. 

The Dallas Police Department asks for anyone with information to contact Detective Boz Rojas at  214-681-1786 or by email:  boz.rojas@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 089205-2021. 

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, seven days a week.

 

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Welcome K-9 Officer ” Kato” To DPD’s Narcotics Unit

A dedication was held on May 21, 2021, for Dallas Police Department’s new K-9 Officer, “Kato”.  Kato is a 2-year-old German Shephard/ Malinois mix from Hungary.  He was trained at Southern Coast K-9 in Smyrna Beach, Florida for the sole purpose of searching for illegal narcotics.  He is a very playful and energetic pup.

Kato was donated to the Dallas Police Department by private citizens, Glenn and Gail Albright along with the Hartman Income Reit Management, Inc.  The Dallas Police Department received Kato back in February 2020 but had to postpone the dedication due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These supportive individuals also donated Narcan, a nasal spray prescription medicine used for the treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency, and Sniff Industries training boxes. Mike and Elena Duckett were also recognized for their contribution to getting Kato to the Dallas Police Department as well.

This supportive cast, along with Hartman Income Reit Management, Inc. representative Christine Trevino, received thank you certificates from the Dallas Police Department at the dedication.  Without their generous and selfless act of kindness, the Dallas Police Department would not have the pleasure of working with K-9 Officer Kato today.  Again, thank you all so much for your kindness!

 

Protest for Palestine

 

On Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., there will be a first amendment rally “Protest for Palestine” at the Belo Gardens located at 1014 Main Street. Initial estimate shows to be around 100 participants. Traffic congestions in the surrounding area is expected.  Therefore, non-participants living, working or traveling through the downtown area should anticipate delays and/or use an alternate route.

The Dallas Police Department will be closely monitoring the rally and stands committed to ensuring the safety of our community while respecting the rights of individuals seeking to demonstrate peacefully.

 

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Information Sought on Animal Cruelty Offense

On May 2, 2021, at approximately 1:40 pm., at about the 900 block of Hannah Way a tan Pitbull type dog was found deceased from a single gunshot wound. 

The Dallas Police Department is requesting anyone with information of the suspect to please contact the Dallas Police Department Crime Stoppers 1(877)373-TIPS or Detective H. Tamez, #8518, Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-671-0115 or via email at Hannah.Tamez@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 076362-2021.

 

 

 

 

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Homicide on Webb Chapel Extension

Updated Post: May 19, 2021, at 9:19 pm

Arrest Made on the Homicide on Webb Chapel Extension. Through the course of the follow-up investigation by the Homicide Unit, detectives determined that suspect Pablo Jesus Vidana-Pereyra, a 27-year old Latin male, was responsible for the murder of the victim, Victor Suarez.  On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, suspect Vidana-Pereyra was arrested for murder and transported to the Dallas County Jail.  A magistrate will set the suspect’s bond amount.   

Original Post: May 18, 2021, at 11:18 am

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at approximately 2:48 a.m., Dallas police responded to 3333 Webb Chapel Extension regarding a shooting call. Officers arrived and found the victim Victor Suarez, a 35-year old Latin male, lying on the ground next to a front door of an apartment with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.  The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation. This is an ongoing investigation, and there are currently no suspects identified or apprehended.

The Dallas Police Department asks for anyone with information to contact Detective Jeffrey Loeb at 214-671-3702 or by email:  jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 086549-2021.

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, seven days a week.

 

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Homicide on 2007 E. 8th Street

 

Updated May 26, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.:

Below is video footage regarding this incident.

Updated May 19, 2021 at 3:37 p.m.:

On May 16, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Ricardo Navarro-Carvajal, shot Doris Ramirez at a social gathering. Ms. Ramirez died as a result of her injuries.  The suspect fled in his vehicle, a 2008 black Dodge Ram truck. He was last seen wearing a light-colored dress shirt, blue jeans and had close cut hair. 

Original Post:

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 2:32 a.m., Dallas police responded to a 2007 E. 8th Street regarding a shooting call. Upon arrival, officers learned that Doris Ramirez, a 33-year old Latin female, was transported to a local hospital for a gunshot wound. On Monday, May 17, 2021, at approximately 3:35 p.m., the victim died at the hospital from her injuries. The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are under investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and the Dallas Police Department asks for anyone with information to contact Detective Eric Hearn at 214-883-9507 or by email: eric.hearn@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 085230-2021.

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.

 

 

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Speeding and Racing Task Force

The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, May 14 – May 16, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 153 traffic stops, issued 117 citations, made 2 felony arrests, 16 misdemeanor arrests, towed 24 vehicles, and seized 13 guns during this period. 

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, officers observed two vehicles racing on the TXPRESS. A traffic stop was made on one of the vehicles and the driver was arrested for racing on a highway. 

On a separate incident, supervisors then gathered approximately 10 officers who went to the location of 635 and Abrams Road and arrested seven spectators for spectating at a racing preparation event.  The spectator vehicles (which were set up to race with racing tires, exhaust modifications, and interior modifications) were towed to the City of Dallas auto pound. This incident was documented on case number 085181-2021.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, an officer working the Street Racing Operation was running radar and observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and while talking with the occupants discovered several of the passengers were armed with weapons. Additional officers were called to the scene for cover. Both passengers were arrested for unlawful carrying of a weapon and admitted to being members of the criminal street gang 65 Grove Side. This offense is documented on case number 085672-2021.

 The overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (May 14 – May 16, 2021) are as follows:

 

 

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