July’s Officer of the Month- Sergeant James Johnson #6304

On July 11, 2018, Sergeant James Johnson #6304 was awarded July’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A luncheon ceremony was held in his honor at the Kroger Headquarters in Coppell, TX.

Sergeant Johnson is a 28 year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to Operation Technology. He has also been previously assigned at the Northeast Patrol Division, Auto Theft, Fusion and Central Patrol Division. Sergeant Johnson has received 99 internal and external commendations throughout his career. Additionally, he was awarded the Life Saving Award and two Certificates of Merit.

Major Elaine Paige, who nominated Sergeant Johnson as Officer of the Month, stated, “Sergeant Johnson’s leadership, knowledge, and tenure have proven to be a great asset in Technology. He is an officer who personifies ‘Service First’ with his dedication to duty, thoughtfulness, respectfulness, knowledge and enthusiasm toward his job, even after 28 years of service. He is easy-going while ensuring projects stay on task and the suspense dates are met. Sergeant Johnson is always willing to go the extra mile in achieving the Police Departments mission.”

Thank you Sergeant Johnson for your extreme dedication and professionalism.

Southeast Patrol’s Summer Crime Initiative

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/1 thru 7/10:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 1st to July 10th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 51
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 36
  • Business Checks
  • 7 Arrests – Assault F/V Strangulation/interference with 911; Possession of Meth;  and Public Intoxication

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/20 thru 6/27:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 20th to June 27, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 60
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 30
  • 2 Arrests (Assault F/V and Possession of Marijuana)

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/13 thru 6/19:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 13th to June 19, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 35
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 23
  • Citations issued: 49

The following is the result from a search warrant executed on Bluffcreek Avenue:

  • 2 Arrest
  • 9.3 grams of Marijuana seized
  • 15.5 grams of Cocaine Rock seized
  • 6.7 grams of Cocaine melted
  • $31,161.00 cash seized

Original Post 6/13/2018:

In order to address concerns from the community, members of the Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative by targeting specifics areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in offenses.  From June 4 through August 6, 2018, this operation will utilize various Departmental resources to prevent and deter the commission of violent offenses, with an emphasis on reducing murders, non-family violence aggravated assaults, individual and business robberies, as well as deterring narcotics activity and gang violence within the specified area below.  

For the duration of this initiative, the community will see an increased officer presence in the targeted area, with increased enforcement action when applicable.  The effectiveness of this operational plan will be measured by the resulting decrease in the number of violent offenses committed. A daily review will be used to determine the efficiency of the resources and/or need for change in tactics.  Below is the enforcement activity for the week of June 4th to June 12th.

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 68
  • Investigative and Felony Arrests: 35
  • Executed Felony and Misdemeanor Warrants: 15
  • 311 Service Calls: 40
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 29
  • Drug Complaint checks: 28
  • Recovered Stolen Vehicle(s): 1

Foot Patrols were performed on the following dates:

  • June 6, 2018 7728 Great Trinity Forest
  • June 7, 2018 8003 Rothington 
  • June 8, 2018 (Assisted Code Compliance with Clean up)
  • June 9, 2018 8039 Chariot

Update: Homicide Investigation of Unidentified Female

Update July 10, 2018, at 5:28 p.m.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Clyde Earl Taylor, a white male 33-years old is responsible for the death of Briana Williams. With the assistance of the US Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, Taylor was taken into custody on July 10, 2018 in Sulfur Springs, Texas.

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Updated Post: June 19, 2018

The unknown victim has been identified as Briana Williams, a black female 22-years-old.  Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that the suspect seen riding the motorcycle in the video is responsible for her death.  Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or details surrounding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Grubbs at david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com or 214-671-3675. Please refer to case #113791-2018.

Briana Williams

Original Post: May 28, 2018

On May 28, 2018, at approximately 5:30AM, Dallas Police Responded to a call regarding an unconscious black female, approximately 25-30 years of age, in the parking lot of a business at 11129 Zodiac Lane. Upon arrival, police determined that the victim had died from homicidal violence. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

The victim on this offense has not yet been identified. Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Grubbs, with the Dallas PD Homicide Unit, at (214) 671-3675, or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #113791-2018.

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, 7 days a week.

Shooting Investigation: 4600 Fellows Lane

Update July 9, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  

During the course of the investigation the following information was determined: 

On June 12, 2018, at about 12:15 a.m., a 12-year-old juvenile victim was shot in the head during an aggravated robbery at 4700 Fellows Lane. The suspects and witness were communicating via the LetGo app. The witnesses agreed to sell a phone to the suspects.

After switching meeting places, the witness and suspect agreed to meet at the offense location. The witness felt uneasy upon his arrival and attempted to drive off. One of the suspects fired into the vehicle striking the juvenile victim.

Detective Grubbs obtained a search warrant and was able to identify one of the suspects from the Letgo app account and issued a warrant for his arrest. Arrested person, Rodrick Spearman, a  20-year-old Black male was taken into custody on June 19, 2018 and confessed to his part in the offense, however, he was not the shooter. The actual shooter was in the offense was identified as Kendrion Sullemon, a 17-year-old Black male.

On July 6, 2018 arrested person Sullemon was taken into custody and he admitted to his part in the offense.

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Original Post

On June 12, 2018, at approximately 12:19 a.m., four individuals agreed to sell property to the suspects using a social media app. The parties agreed to meet in the 3100 block of Stag Road to conduct the transaction. While these individuals were driving to the location, the suspects asked to change the meeting location to the 4600 block of Fellows Lane. The individuals in the vehicle arrived at 4600 Fellows Lane and were about to leave, when one of the suspects ran up to the vehicle and fired into the vehicle. A 15-year-old Latin male was grazed by a bullet, and a 12-year-old Latin female was severely injured. The other two occupants, a 17-year-old Latin female and a 17-year-old Latin male, were not injured. After the shooting, the suspects fled the location on foot.

The first suspect is described as a Black male, 17-20 years old, skinny, with short curly hair and wearing a black muscle shirt. The second suspect is described as a Black male, 17-20 years old, heavy set with a fade haircut that blends into a Mohawk, wearing a white shirt.

On May 21, 2018, the Dallas Police Department and OfferUp unveiled the city’s first Exchange Zone. This Exchange Zone is located at 1919 East Camp Wisdom Road in front of the Dallas Police Department’s South Central substation. This Community Meet Up spot is designed to create a safer space for buyers and sellers during online transactions. The location is well-lit and monitored.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in solving this crime. We are asking anyone with any information to please contact YOUTH Detective Johnson at (214) 671-4253. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (214)373-8477 TIPS. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense.

Critical Missing Juvenile – Gisselle Sereno

Updated on July 9, 2018 at 4:13 a.m.: Giselle Sereno has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person Gisselle Sereno.

Gisselle Sereno was last seen July 8, 2018 at about 5:00 p.m., in the 3100 block of Oradell Lane.  Gisselle is described as a 16-year-old, Latin female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’2” tall and weighs 130 pounds. Gisselle Sereno was wearing a Black dress with a white stripe. Ms. Sereno may be a danger to herself and in need of assistance.

If anyone has any information about the location of Gisselle Sereno, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Critical Missing Person – Steven Roberts

Updated July 9, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Critical Missing Steven Roberts has been found safe.

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person Steven Roberts.

Steven Roberts was last seen July 8, 2018 at about 5:30 a.m., in the 7900 block of Briaridge Road.  Steven is described as a 28-year-old, White male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’6” tall and weighs 220 pounds. Steven Roberts was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Mr. Roberts may be a danger to himself and others.

If anyone has any information about the location of Steven Roberts, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Critical Missing Person – Coleman David Scott

Updated on July 8, 2018 at 2:07 p.m.: Mr. David Coleman has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person David Scott Coleman.

David Coleman was last seen July 5, 2018 at about 4:30 p.m., in the 1900 block of Nomas Street.  David is described as a 86-year-old, Black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 6’3” tall and weighs 180 pounds. David Scott Colman was wearing a gray shirt and beige pants, dark blue jacket with white trim and black hat. Mr. Coleman suffers from Alzheimer’s may be disoriented.

If anyone has any information about the location of David Scott Coleman, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

PCA: Regarding the Murder of Saul Johnson

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Desiderio Armando Lucius,  a Black male 53-years-old, is responsible for the death of Saul Johnson, a White male 62-years-old.  Lucius was arrested for outstanding warrants and transported to Dallas Police Headquarters to be interviewed by detectives.  He was read his Miranda rights and waived his rights by agreeing to speak with detectives.  During the interview, Lucius admitted his role in the offense.  He has been charged with murder and booked into Lew Sterrett Jail with a $100,000.00 bond.

For more information see the probable cause affidavit below.

Detectives Seeking Identity of Deceased Male

On June 25, 2018, at approximately 2:28 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at Gabby Hall Auto Parts located at 8365 C F Hawn Freeway.  The business owner, Rusom Tsegu, a 52-year-old Black male, shot and killed an unknown Latin male burglar. 

While checking on his property, the business owner observed and confronted the burglar who was in an enclosed area not open to the public.  During the encounter, the unknown burglar was shot and killed by the business owner while protecting his property from theft during the hours of nighttime. The business owner was interviewed by detectives and released pending a ruling from a Dallas County Grand Jury.

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown deceased burglary suspect. Below is a sketch of the deceased person and his tattoos. If anyone knows the identity of this person, they are asked to please contact Detective Isom at 214-671-3701.

 

 

Fireworks Seizure

Updated July 5, 2018: 

On July 4, 2018, our South Central police officers received an anonymous tip regarding a resident in the 2500 block of Ramsey Drive that was selling fireworks.  The Crime Response Team  and Deployment Unit monitored the location and found an unusual number of people going to and from the location.  The Dallas Fire Department had received the same tip regarding the sale of fireworks from the residence and collaborated with the South Central officers to further investigate. Dallas Police and Dallas Fire Rescue responded to the location and met with the resident. The resident admitted she was selling fireworks and brought 2 bags of fireworks to the officers.  The resident then refused consent to a search of the residence, which resulted in the Dallas Fire Department obtaining a search warrant. 

Officers seized an estimate 250 pounds of fireworks from inside the residence. The fireworks were transported to a secure Dallas Fire Rescue location where they will be disposed of by the Bomb Squad and a environmentally friendly company contracted by the city. The Dallas Fire Department will continue with the follow up of the investigation. 

There were a total of 1,375 Holiday Fireworks calls. Due to DCAD protocol Dallas Police officers responded to 433 fireworks disturbance calls, where complainants provided applicable information to respond. These calls resulted in a -17.71% change from 2017. 

Original Post:

On July 3, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., the Dallas Police Department’s Southeast Crime Response Team and Deployment Unit executed a search warrant with the Dallas Fire Marshal’s Office at 1437 Ashview Circle. Upon entering the location, officers located a large amount of consumer grade fireworks. The estimated 7,133 pounds of fireworks were seized and transported to a secure Dallas Fire Rescue location where they will be disposed of by the Bomb Squad and a environmentally friendly company contracted by the city. This is a great example of teamwork between the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue and their efforts to remove illegal fireworks off the streets. 

We would like to take this time to remind the citizens that both the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue will be teaming up to enforce fireworks violations all across the city of Dallas. Violators will face the respected penalties. We encourage everyone to be safe this 4th of July and enjoy professional firework shows. Misuse or mishandling of fireworks could lead to serious injuries and or fires.