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Traffic Advisory for Thursday, October 6, 2016

On Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Dallas Mavericks will host the MAVS RUN THIS TOWN 5K, a run to kick-off the start of basketball season.  The run will start and finish at the American Airlines Center beginning at 7 p.m. with a post event celebration at AT&T Plaza.

The City of Dallas has approved the following road closures for the 5K run:

  • 5K ROUTE: The 5K will start at 7 p.m. on Olive Street at Houston Street, make a left on Houston Street. in the southbound lanes, left on Victory Avenue W. using all lanes onto Hi Line Drive, U-turn at the Trinity Strand Trail to return east on High Line Drive, right on Oak Lawn Avenue in the eastbound lane (with eastbound traffic coned into the center turn lane), left on Dragon Street, left on Howell Street, left on Slocum Street, right on Hi Line Drive, veers right onto Victory Avenue, left on Olive Street where it will finish and disperse. 

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  • LANE CLOSURES INCLUDE:  Olive Street – 3 westbound lanes closed (leaving 3 eastbound lanes open for through traffic); Houston Street –  all southbound lanes closed (leaving 1 northbound lane open for through traffic); Hi Line Drive – 2 lanes in each direction closed, temporarily closing street to traffic during run; Oak Lawn Avenue –  all north/eastbound lanes closed (center turn lane coned to allow north/eastbound traffic to flow; Dragon Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street to traffic during run; Howell Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street during run; Slocum Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street during run; Victory Avenue –  all northbound lanes closed (leaving 1 southbound lane open for through traffic).  

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Please note that multiple streets will have limited access after 6 p.m. Once the race starts at 7 p.m., the red highlighted streets will be moderately inaccessible until 8 p.m. 

A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the walk organizers in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions. The Dallas Police Department will work traffic through the route as necessary and roads will reopen as the race passes each intersection.    

Please visit MAVS RUN THIS TOWN 5K for more information regarding the event.

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Information Needed Regarding Homicide On Munger Avenue

adrian-cookOn September 25, 2016, at approximately 4:28 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting at 3335 Munger Avenue. Officers discovered the victim Adrian Cook, a Black male 19-years-old, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. A second victim, a Black male 34-years-old, was also shot and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this murder to contact Detective David at (214) 671-3627 or the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at  (214)373-TIPS. 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.

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Information Wanted in Homicide on Ferris Branch

Update: Suspect Melvin Louis Jackson has been arrested for the Capital Murder offense that occurred on Ferris Branch and is currently in the Dallas County Jail.

Update:

As a result of the investigation it was determined that Melvin Louis Jackson, a 34-year-old Black male, was responsible for the deaths of Brashaun Boyce and Gerlando Halstied.

A Capital Murder warrant has been issued for the arrest of Melvin Louis Jackson. Anyone who has information to the whereabouts of Melvin Louis Jackson is asked to call 9-1-1. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

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Original Post:

On September 25, 2016 at approximately 1:09 a.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a shooting call in the 9700 block of W. Ferris Branch Boulevard. Upon arrival officers learned Brashaun Boyce,  a 42-year-old Black male, had been shot at the location and taken to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. Patrol officers located Gerlando Halstid, a 39-year-old Black male, at the location deceased from a gunshot wound. Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with any information they may have regarding the murder of these victims.

If anyone has information, they should contact Detective T. McDaniel, #8890 in the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-4236.

                                                                                                             CRIME STOPPERS 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 and other felony offenses.Call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477),24 hours a day,7 days a week.

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DPD’s Pets of the Week – Oreo and Pantalones

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Oreo. The staff of DAS say she is one of their favorites. Oreo is a 2 year old black and white mixed breed. She weighs 43 pounds and is heart worm positive. The ID number for Oreo is A950560 and her adoption fee is waived. Oreo is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.oreo

This week’s cat is Pantalones. She is a black and white 5 month old kitten. Pantalones is ready for her Furrever home. The ID number for Dallas is  A9955922.  The adoption fee for her is $25.00. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. pantalones

Let’s help find Oreo and Pantalones a Furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Oreo and Pantalones is Police Officer Trainee II Tiaria Richardson who is currently assigned to the South Central Patrol Division.

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Sunshine Food Mart Suspects

On September 23, 2016, at about 3:15 a.m., two unknown suspects robbed the 7-11 located at 5910 Singleton Boulevard at gunpoint. The suspects entered the store armed with an assault rifle and a handgun. They pointed their weapons at the employee and demanded money from the register. The suspect stole cash, cigarettes and cigars. The suspects fled on foot.

At about 4:30 a.m., the same suspects robbed the Sunshine Food Mart at 3943 South Cockrell Hill Road. The suspects entered the store, pointed their weapons at the employee, and demanded cash from the register. During the offense, one of the suspects shot the employee causing his death. The suspects fled without stealing property.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s help for any information that may lead to the identity of the suspects in these criminal offenses. If anyone has information they are asked to call Detective P. Trujillano at 214-471-7916.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.

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Community Awareness Bulletin regarding Attempted Sexual Assault

On September 17th, 2016 at approximately 12:10 a.m., a female in her 20’s was walking home from the Dart Rail Station located on Kiest Blvd. when she was approached on foot by an unidentified Black male.  The unknown Black male, further described as being 28-34 years old, approximately 5’10”, 160 lbs., fade haircut, facial hair on the side of his face, and chipped tooth with a gap in his front teeth, quickly approached the female and displayed a weapon.  The suspect stated he was going to sexually assault the female but the offense was interrupted and the suspect fled on foot.

Citizens are being asked to be on alert for any persons within the vicinity of this reported offense who match this description and appear to be suspicious, and to contact the Dallas Police Department to report those suspicious persons.  If anyone has any information on the identity of this suspect or has any additional information regarding this offense please contact Detective Anderson #7788 at 214-671-3616 or contact Crime Stoppers.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.

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Persons of Interest in Sexual Assault in 3300 block of Elm Street

On September 18, 2016, at approximately 2:58 a.m., a female was walking in the 3300 block of Elm Street in Deep Ellum. She was approached by two unidentified Black males. One of those males produced a weapon and the female was sexually assaulted.

The unidentified Black males were described as follows:

  1. Tall Black male approximately 18-20 years old, skinny build, short curly hair.
  2. Short Black male approximately 18-20 years old, with curly hair.

Dallas Police are looking to identify the two persons of interest that are pictured above that were seen in the area on the morning of the sexual assault. Dallas Police are asking that if anyone knows the identity of the individuals shown in the pictures to please contact Crime Stoppers 214-373-TIPS (8477), or contact Detective Chris Anderson at (214) 671-3616.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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.

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Keeping Dallas Safe: Task Force Update for the Week of September 15 – 22, 2016

The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities. 

The violent crime rate in the city has been reduced by 19.46% since the inception of the Violent Crime Task Force.

In the first week of July, the Dallas Police Department experienced a tragedy that caused the whole department and city to mourn over the loss of life of five law enforcement officers. During those trying times, the men and women of the Dallas Police Department held their heads up high and continued to put the safety of the citizens of Dallas first. Below is the activity for the task forces for the week of September 15th through September 22nd. 

Violent Crime Task Force 

  • Arrests: 19
  • Calls for Service: 171
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 3
  • Drugs Seized: 5 grams

Property Crime Task Force

  • Arrests: 6
  • Calls for Service: 86
  • Pedestrian Stops: 62
  • Locations Worked: 37
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 3

Drug House Task Force

  • Complaints Investigated: 114
  • Complaints Closed: 46
  • Felony Arrests: 8
  • Drugs Seized: 660.8 grams of illegal drugs
  • Enforcement Operations: 9
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Information Sought in Robbery Investigation

On September 17, 2016, at about 4:00 p.m. the suspects captured in the photos above robbed an elderly individual at 9000 Vantage Point Drive.  The victim walked into the parking lot and observed a male suspect jumping up and down on his car. When he asked the male suspect to get off of the car he was punched in the face. A female suspect stole the victim’s car keys from his pocket. All six suspects drove off in the victim’s green 2005 Kia Sorrento, Texas license DH1 T898.

Anyone who recognizes any of these suspects or has information on this robbery is asked to call Detective M. Land at (214) 671-3705.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477). Please reference case number 224429-2016.

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The 16th Annual Asian Safety & Health Fair

The 16th annual Asian Safety & Health Fair will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Hong Kong Market Place, located at 9780 Walnut Street. Come out and enjoy free food, fun, and health services such as free flu shots and testing for blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.  See the flyer below for more information.

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