Shooting on Leigh Ann Drive

On June 11, 2021, at 11:45 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 8000 block of Leigh Ann Drive regarding an armed and uniformed security officer being shot. Upon the officer’s arrival, they observed the security officer, a 71-year-old male victim, to have sustained a gunshot wound to the hand.

The victim informed the officers that five unknown suspects attempted to take his weapon. When the victim resisted, he was shot by one of the suspects. The suspects then fled after the shooting. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The offense is documented on case number 103512-2021.

Anyone with any additional information can contact Detective Ortiz #9398 with the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit at 214-671-4310 or jose.ortizvives@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

Officer of the Year Ceremony

The Officer of the Year Ceremony was held at The Clubs of Prestonwood on June 16, 2021. Recipient Senior Corporal Steven Castillo, #5733, along with several other recognized officers, were honored by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee (DCPAC) for their dedication and commitment to the citizens of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department.

Senior Corporal Castillo works within the Jubillee Park area and helps coordinate the flow of information between citizens, neighborhood groups, businesses, social service agencies, and other city departments. He has responded to over 900 citizen complaints, which could have potentially developed into 911 calls, and implemented the O.M. Roberts Traffic Safety Zone program to ensure children get to and from school safely. Castillo has given his time and donations to assist young boys of Jubilee Park to participate in Cub Scout Pack 9007. His service contributed to increasing the scout’s self-esteem, leadership skills, and yet simultaneously developed qualities that aligned with the vision of the Boy Scouts of America.

He is a true professional and credit to the Dallas Police Department. Congratulations to Senior Corporal Castillo. 

Homicide on Norwalk Avenue

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11:38 p.m., Dallas police responded to a stabbing call at 3232 Norwalk Avenue. Officers arrived and found the victim Jaime Gomez, a 48-year old Latin male, and two adult males in the breezeway with stab wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue transported the victim, along with the two adult males, to a local hospital.  The victim died at the hospital from his injuries, and the two adult males are in stable condition.  The motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647 or email:  scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com Please refer to case number 104195-2021.

 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.

 

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Homicide on Wilbur Street

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at approximately 1:56 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 1000 Wilbur Street. Steven Frank Valadez, a 34-year old Latin male, was found in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The motive is unknown regarding this murder and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective John Valdez at 214-671-3623 or by email: john.valdez@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 104268-2021.  

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.

 

 

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Arrest Made in Homicide on Grady Lane

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, at approximately 11:54 a.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 10600 block of Grady Lane.  Officers found the victim Luis Cepeda Lopez, a 52-year old Latin male, lying on the ground in an open field of a construction site.  After SWAT made the scene safe, Dallas Fire-Rescue pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  Homicide detectives determined that suspect Volney Woods, Jr, a 59-year old Black male, was the person responsible for the murder of the victim. Suspect Woods was transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with murder.  A magistrate will set his bond.

 

 

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Disturbance Leads to Multiple Victims Shot on Jim Miller Road

On June 11, 2021, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting at 378 N. Jim Miller Road regarding two groups of individuals involved in a disturbance regarding an unknown matter.  Upon their arrival they discovered five victims, including a four-year-old female child, suffering from gunshot wounds.  The child was transported to Children’s Medical Center in stable condition.  The four adult female victims were also transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.  Detectives were able to obtain images of the suspect vehicle, which is described as a black Kia Optima with paper dealer tags, driven by an unknown Black female. 

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective A. Zabriskie, #10565 at 214-671-4332 or alexander.zabriskie@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 103296-2021.

Crimestoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crimestoppers which leads to the arrest and indictment for this or other felony crimes. If you have information about this offense and wish to remain anonymous, please call 214-373-TIPS, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

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Summer Water Safety

Keep safe around water this summer with the following safety tips:

  •  Learn to swim.
  • Remember that even if you did learn to swim, no one is drown-proof.
  •  Never swim alone.
  • Always watch children closely, even if a lifeguard is present. Remember that a child can drown in the time it takes to answer the phone.
  • Alcohol and swimming don’t mix.
  • Do not dive into unfamiliar waters. Go feet first until you know how deep the water is.
  • Stay out of the water during severe weather and thunderstorms, especially if there’s a possibility of lightning.
  • Don’t rely on flotation devices, such as rafts, to keep you afloat in deep water.
  • Follow the regulations of the facility and obey the lifeguards.
  • Wear sunscreen and reapply it often throughout the day, even if the sunscreen is waterproof.
  • Drink lots of water to avoid heat exhaustion.
  • Teach children that pool drains, grates, and filters are not toys and that they should never stick their fingers or toes in these openings or suction devices.
  • Always remove toys from the pool area when not in use. These can entice children to the pool when there is no one to watch them.
  • Keep spas and hot tubs covered and locked when not in use.
  • Keep rescue equipment by the pool. Be sure a telephone with emergency numbers is easily accessible in the pool area.
  • Learn lifesaving techniques, including CPR and first aid.

Pool Barriers

Install barriers, such as fences or gates, around the pool area and be sure that they’re locked securely when the pool is not in use, with the latch out of the reach of children. Fences should be at least 5 feet high and chain links should be no larger than 1 3/4 inches. If the fence has vertical slats instead of chain links, make sure that the bars are less than 4 inches apart to prevent a child from squeezing through. Pool fencing should have self-locking, self-closing gates.

For more information visit: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer

Help Us Identify This Person

The Dallas Police Department – Homicide Unit is requesting assistance in the unexplained death investigation of an unknown female victim that was found deceased on June 5, 2021, in the 7600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. The victim was found wearing a green Baylor Bears t-shirt, light-colored Charlotte Russe sweatpants, and a sports bra. The victim had tattoos on her right leg, including a tribal design, and the names “Gregario” and “Brianna”.

Please contact Dallas Homicide Detective A. Isom, #9272, if you have any information on the identity of the victim at andrea.isom@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case number 099397-2021.

Critical Missing – Hollis Hall

Update: June 11, 2021 @ 2:25 AM

Mr. Hall has been located and is safe.

Original Post: June 10, 2021 @ 9:31 PM

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual.  On June 10, 2021, at about 12:00 PM, Mr. Hall was last known to be in the 7300 block of La Bolsa Drive in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Hall was last seen in a gold/green Ford Windstar van, Texas license plate BY2J686. Mr. Hall may be confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Hall is described as a 94-year-old White male. He is 5’6″, 135 pounds, with brown eyes, and gray/brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gray polo shirt and jeans. 

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

 

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