2017 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Fly balls, fast pitches and famous faces! There’s a whole lot of stardom in store as the Big German makes his annual trip to the baseball diamond for Dirk Nowitzki’s 2017 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by BaylorScott&White Medical Center – Frisco, Saturday, June 24th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trl).

Scheduled to appear are Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott, Dan Bailey and more; tennis legend Andy Roddick; Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea, Seth Curry, Devin Harris and others; actor Geoff Stults; former Texas Rangers great Michael Young; and more (roster subject to change).

This is the 16th annual event, and Dirk’s 6th year to host. Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.

Gates to the Dr Pepper Ballpark will open at 4:30 p.m. The first pitch of the Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game will be thrown at 4:30 p.m. From 3-6:30 p.m. outside the ballpark, the CBS RADIO DFW Fan Fest will feature a bounce house, inflatable football toss, games, giveaways, and more.

Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown will throw out the first pitch as families of the fallen officers and injured officers from the July 7, 2016, attack will be in attendance and honored.

At 6:30 p.m., the seven-inning Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game will get underway as the Blue Sox and White Sox all-stars and amateurs vie for the game trophy, bragging rights and the coveted MVP award. Between innings, game goers can enjoy stunts, interactive activities and other family-fun entertainment. Following the game, a 10-minute fireworks finale sponsored by BaylorScott&White Medical Center – Frisco will round out the evening.

 Here is the line-up for this year’s game (PLAYERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks MVP and 2011 NBA champion)
  • Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys quarterback)
  • Andy Roddick (tennis legend and 2003 US Open champion)
  • Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
  • Dan Bailey (Dallas Cowboys kicker)
  • La’el Collins (Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman)
  • Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys running back)
  • Rico Gathers (Dallas Cowboys tight end)
  • Byron Jones (Dallas Cowboys defensive back)
  • Darren McFadden (Dallas Cowboys running back)
  • Tyron Smith (Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle)
  • Lucky Whitehead (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
  • Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks head coach and 2011 NBA champion) – team manager
  • J. Barea (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Seth Curry (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Yogi Ferrell (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Dorian Finney-Smith (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Devin Harris (Dallas Mavericks point guard)
  • DeAndre Liggins (Dallas Mavericks guard)
  • Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks center)
  • Nerlens Noel (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Jarrod Uthoff (Dallas Mavericks forward)
  • Geoff Stults (actor of TV series The Odd Couple and upcoming movie Granite Mountain)
  • Lance Dunbar (former Dallas Cowboys running back who currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams)
  • Ben Grieve (former MLB outfielder)
  • Michael Young (former Texas Rangers player)

Tickets are $9, $15, $18 and $22 and on sale at TicketReturn (972-334-1993 or ticketreturn.com) or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. Tickets also will be available at the door (if the event is not sold out). Parking for the general public will be available at Lots A, B, E and F for $10. 

BaylorScott&White Medical Center – Frisco is the sponsor of the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game and the fireworks finale. Sewell Automotive Companies is the official automotive sponsor. Other sponsors are The Joule Hotel, Morgan Stanley and The Richards Group. Media partners are Fox 4 and My27, 105.3 The Fan, 98.7 KLUV, 103.7 KVIL, 100.3 Jack-FM, and NewsRadio 1080 KRLD.

For more information, go to dnfoundation.org. Follow the Heroes Foundation on Facebook for the latest updates.

Critical Missing – Edward Henderson

Update: Mr. Henderson has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Edward Henderson.  Today, June 18, 2017, Mr. Henderson made statements wanting to harm others and himself.  Mr. Henderson is believed to be a danger to himself and others.   Mr. Henderson was last seen in the 6200 block of Melody Lane, Dallas Texas approximately three weeks ago.

Mr. Henderson is described as a Black male 30 years old with black hair and brown eyes.  He is approximately 6’0” and weighs 175 pounds.

If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.



Amesbury Homicide

On June 16, 2017, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Dallas Police responded to two separate calls at 5454 Amesbury Drive and discovered two victims who were  severely injured.   Jose Sanchez, a Latin male, 48-years-old and an unidentified Latin male 35-years-old were transported to an area hospital.  Victim Sanchez died from his injuries. 

Through the course of the investigation it has been determined that Jorge Alberto Garcia Pedrozo, a Latin male 30-years-old, is responsible for the death of victim Sanchez. 

Suspect: Jorge Garcia Pedroza

Anyone with information regarding this offense or the whereabouts of Suspect Garcia Pedrozo is encouraged to contact Detective White at 214-283-4825 or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com.   

Critical Missing Person John Daniel Gardner

Update: Mr. Gardner has been located safely.

John GardnerThe Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person John Daniel Gardner.

Mr. Gardner was last seen on June 16, 2017, at about 7:04 a.m., on foot in the 7800 block of Clodus Fields Dr. in Dallas, TX. Mr. Gardner is described as a White male, 35 years old, 5’8” tall, Weighs 160 lbs, brown hair, blue eye, and is believed to be a danger to himself.  Mr. Gardner was las seen wearing a black shirt, blue scrubs, and white socks.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268


Assault at 2215 Ross Ave

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the suspects entered the Cathedral de Guadalupe Church with skateboards. When asked to leave the location, the suspects ran into the victim, causing him to fall down a flight of stairs. The victim is an employee of the church and he sustained a back injury; the charge is Assault, Misdemeanor A. The suspects are known to frequent the area on skateboards with a video camera.



Suspect 1 is a White male in his early to mid 20s with short dark hair and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, with a rectangular striped design on the front center and baggy jeans.

Suspect 2 is a White male in his early to mid 20s with light brown hair and a thin to medium build. He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt, baggy jeans, and light colored adjustable ball cap. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to call Assaults Detective M. Bailey, #9511, at  (214) 671-3621.

Have You Seen These Domino’s Pizza Robbery Suspects

On June 13, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Domino’s Pizza in the 9100 block of Bruton Road was robbed at gunpoint.  The suspects forced the employees to give them property from the business.  No employees were injured during this offense.

Dominos Suspect 1

Suspect #1

Suspect #1 is described as a Black male, 20-25 years old, 160 pounds, 5’10’’ tall, dark skin tone,  wearing: white thermal shirt with long sleeves , black jogging pants, black running shoes, and green- tan camouflage baseball cap. 

Dominoes Suspect 2

Suspect #2

Suspect #2 us described as a Black male, 20-25 years old, 170 pounds, 5’11’’ tall, light skin tone, wearing: a black t-shirt, black pants, red running shoes and grey baseball cap.

Anyone that recognizes these suspects or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective C. Jones at (214) 671-4310. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


Express Food Mart Robbery

On June 11, 2017 about 8:37 p.m. the Express Food Mart in the 7400 block of Harry Hines was robbed at gunpoint.  The suspects entered the business and demanded money.  The suspects shot at the store owner multiple times.  The store owner was struck once but will did not have life threatening injuries.   

  • Suspect #1:  Black or Latin male, 20-25,170 pounds,  5’07’’,wearing a black baseball cap low over his face, black t-shirt, blue jean cargo shorts, black and blue running shoes, black gloves, large yellow watch on left arm and black /tan bandanna on his face.   
  • Suspect #2:  Black or Latin male, 20-25, 170 pounds, 5’07’’ , bald head; wearing a black t-shirt, tan cargo shorts, black and white low top basketball shoes, black gloves, and tan /white on bandanna on his face.  
  • Suspect Vehicle:  Ford F-150, white in color, extended cab, 4-door, tinted windows, paper tag. 

If anyone recognizes these suspects or has information regarding this offense please call Detective C. Jones at (214) 671-4310. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).



Information Wanted on Homicide

One year ago, on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at approximately 4:49 a.m., the victim, Damien James was shot and killed in the 9600 block of Scyene Road by an unknown suspect.  His male companion, Joshua Enrico Matthews B/M/21 (AKA: Jay), left the location immediately after the shooting and has not been seen since. The murder offense is documented on case number 140938-2016.

This person is wanted for questioning as a person of interest.  Anyone with information regarding this crime or the whereabouts of Joshua Matthews is encouraged to contact Detective Maudlin at (214) 283-4853 or brent.maudlin@dallascityhall.com.


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.



2017 “Let’s Talk” Dallas Police and Youth Forum

The Dallas Police Department is hosting the third annual “Let’s Talk” Dallas Police and Youth Forum.  This year’s event is located the AT&T Performing Arts Center at 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201.  The forum is designed to encourage open dialogue  between police officers and the adolescent citizens we serve.  Registration is open; visit https://dpdletstalk2017.eventbrite.com/

See the flyer below for more information.

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