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CANCELLED – CHILDREN’S HEALTH HOLIDAY PARADE-TRAFFIC ADVISORY

UPDATE:  The Children’s Health Holiday Parade has been cancelled due to weather concerns.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) The Children’s Medical Center will host The 29th Annual Children’s Health Holiday Parade. The event begins on Friday, December with a parade preview party that will be held at the Adolphus Hotel (indoors). Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. also at the Adolphus Hotel (indoors). Pre-parade activities will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Main Street Garden and Belo Garden. Rehearsals, sound checks, and some pre-parade performances will be held at The Adolphus on Commerce between Field and Akard. These activities will begin at 6:00 a.m. on December 3, 2016. The parade will step off from Commerce and Houston at 10:00 a.m. It will travel east on Commerce to Harwood, make a right on Harwood and proceed to Young Street where it will make another right. The parade will continue on Young to Griffin where it will finish and disperse. Major street closures will begin at 7:00 a.m. (waiting for details from Cassie). Staging areas for the parade include the following streets: Houston Street from I-35 Service Road to Main, Hotel Street from Houston Reunion Blvd. E., Reunion Blvd. E from Hotel to Houston, Jackson from Houston to Griffin, Wood from Houston to Griffin, Record from Young to Jackson, Market from Young to Commerce, Austin from Wood to Commerce, Lamar from Young to Commerce, Griffin from Young to Commerce, Field from Jackson to Commerce, Akard from Commerce to Main, and St. Paul from Commerce to Main. Ten tents (one 20’x20’ and nine 10’x10’) and two stages will be erected for the event. One stage will be located in Belo Garden, and one will bel located in Main Street Garden. Food, beverages, and merchandise will be sold. The projected attendance is 500,000.

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LANE CLOSURES INCLUDE:
• Staging area (gray area) will be closed at 6:00 a.m.
• Parade route (blue area) will be closed at 7:00 a.m.
• N &S major streets closed at 9:00 a.m.
Please note that multiple streets will have limited access after 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Special Events at specialevents@dallascityhall.com or 214-939-2701.

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Homicide at 3410 Kellogg Ave

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Updated December 1, 2016:

At the request of Dallas Police, Oak Farms Dairy is offering a $10,000 reward in connection with the murder of Maria Romero-Villegas. 

On September 7, 2016, she was found murdered in the 3400 block of Kellogg.  She was last seen leaving her place of employment—a taco restaurant inside an Exxon station at 3003 East Illinois–at approximately 10:00 p.m. the evening before. She had been driving a 1997 Dodge pickup with silver trim.

At this point in the investigation, police have exhausted all workable leads and are hopeful the $10,000 reward will bring forward information needed to bring justice in the case. 

Oak Farms will pay $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible for this offense.  Anyone with information is asked to call Dallas Police Detective Andrea Isom at 214-671-3701. This reward offer will remain in force for six months.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the murder investigation of victim Maria Romero-Villegas.  On September 7, 2016, at approximately 7:21 a.m., victim Romero-Villegas was found deceased at 3410 Kellogg Avenue Dallas, Texas.  The investigation determined that victim died from homicidal violence.  The victim was last seen leaving the Exxon gas station at 3003 E. Illinois Ave. on September 6, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m. driving a 1997 Dodge Pickup with Silver trim.  At this time, there is limited suspect information in regards to this offense.

 Homicide detectives are seeking information as to victim Romero-Villegas whereabouts between September 6, 2016, and September 7, 2016.

 If the public knows of any possible suspect(s) and/or information is obtained in relation to this homicide offense, please contact Detective Isom at 214-671-3701. 

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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Critical Missing Person – Veronica Cervantes

Updated Post: December 1, 2016 @ 7:20 p.m.

Veronica Cervantes has been located and is safe.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Veronica Cervantes. Ms. Cervantes was last seen on December 1, 2016 at about 7:45 a.m. walking in the 2800 block of Falls Drive. She has a speech deficiency and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. 

Ms. Cervantes is described as a 39-year-old Latin female with short black hair and brown eyes. She is about 5’09” and weighs 205 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black sweater, black pants and brown leather boots. 

If anyone has any information about the location of Ms. Veronica Cervantes, they are asked to contact the Dallas Police Department by calling 9-1-1 or (214) 671-4268.

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Homicide Detectives Ask for Publics Assistance In Homicide Investigation

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On September 9, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the victim, Victoria Polanco, a Latin female 51-years-old, was shot and killed during a robbery at the “Pupuseria Victoria Restaurant” located at 515 N. Carroll Avenue.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Maudlin, #6468, at 214-671-3676 or at brent.maudlin@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us  Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 217897-2016.

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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Arrest Made in Assault Case

On October 8, 2016, complainant Trent Kreslins was brutally assaulted by several unknown suspects after complainant Kreslins observed a suspect push a woman.  He chose to confront the suspect in order to stop any further violence against the woman and the suspect punched complainant Kreslins in the face, knocking him to the ground.  Through the Dallas Police Department’s investigation of the offense, suspect  Abdullah Bannat was identified as the suspect who initially punched complainant Kreslins. An arrest warrant for Injury to Disabled was issued for suspect Bannat. On November 29, 2016, suspect Bannat was arrested for his outstanding warrant at Collin County College without any further incident.

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Homicide Suspect Arrested

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Suspect, Frank Blaes

On November 18, 2016, at approximately 1:20 p.m., Dallas Police were dispatched to 5200 Harry Hines Blvd. regarding an injured person.  The victim, Jerry Norman, a White male 58-years-old had been assaulted and transported to an area hospital where he remained until his death on November 22, 2016.  Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Frank Blaes, a White male 57-years-old, was responsible for Norman’s injuries.  On November 23, 2016, Blaes was arrested for murder and transported to the Dallas Police Homicide Unit to be interviewed.   Blaes was read his Miranda warning which he voluntarily waived by agreeing to speak with detectives.  Blaes confessed to his role in the assault which ultimately lead to Norman’s death.  Blaes was arrested for murder and placed in jail with a $250,000.00 bond.

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Pedestrian Fatality Investigation on Scyene Road

On November 26, 2016, between the hours of 10 p.m., and 6 a.m., an unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle while crossing Scyene Rd.  The suspect vehicle was traveling west bound at the 7300 block of Scyene Road when the victim was struck.  The suspect vehicle lost a smoke colored headlight cover on the right side and may have damage to the hood area.  The unknown suspect vehicle fled the location without rendering aid to the victim.  If you have any information regarding the suspect vehicle, please contact Detective Ron Cathcart in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0010.

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Homicide at 8501 Old Hickory Trail

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Victim, Deaundre Villalpando

On November 25, 2016, at approximately 12:13 p.m., the victim, Deaundre Villalpando, a Black male 24-years-old, was found shot inside his residence at the Providence on the Park Apartments located at 8501 Old Hickory Trail. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Parker at 214-671-3630 or edward.parker@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us Please refer to Dallas Police Case number 281469-2016.

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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Jack in the Box Robbery

On November 24, 2016 at approximated 11:35 a.m. a suspect entered the Jack in the Box restaurant in the 190 block of Continental Avenue.  The suspect demanded money from the employees working in the business at gunpoint. The suspect took money and left the location without harming the employees. 

The suspect is described as a Black male, 30-40 years of age, 5’8″ weighing about 170-180 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt with the letters “MFFL” on the front, blue jeans and a watch on his left arm. The suspect displayed a silver semi-automatic during the commission of this offense.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Berry at (214) 671-3995.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

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Critical Missing Person- Jamelia White

Updated: November 25, 2016, at 9:45 a.m., Ms. Jamelia White has been located and is safe. 
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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Jamelia White.

On November 24, 2016, at around 3:20 p.m., Ms. Jamelia White was last seen on foot in the 4600 block of Ross Avenue. Ms. White is a 27 year old Black female, standing 6’1″ weighs 140 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, purple leggings with a zigzag pattern and grey shoes. Ms. White may be a danger to herself and or others. 

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 9-1-1 or (214) 671-4268.