Help Catch a Murder Suspect

Lawrence Lamont

Lawrence Darnell Lamont

On Monday, March 16, 2020, at about 3:46 am, the victim, Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad B/M/26, who is homeless, was sleeping in the elevator in the parking garage at 717 Leonard Street.  An unknown suspect entered the elevator and began hitting the victim in the head repeatedly with a rock.  Several witnesses who were also sleeping in the elevator observed the victim being assaulted and dialed 911.  Victim Mohammad was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  During this murder investigation, Dallas Police Homicide detectives determined that Lawrence Darnell Lamont was responsible for the death of the victim, Mohammad. 

The Dallas Police Department – Homicide Unit is asking the public’s assistance with any information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspect.  Please contact Detective Guy Curtis, #8341, at 214-671-3633 or via email:  guy.curtis@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 051302-2020.

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 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.

Dallas Police Academy Conducts Virtual Graduation

Chief Reneé Hall swore in 51 new members of the Dallas Police Department in a virtual graduation ceremony held on Friday, March 27, 2020.  In an effort to practice social distancing, the recruits were separated into multiple rooms and live-streamed the feed via teleconferencing equipment. Due to the restrictions in place, the families of the recruits and other members of the Dallas Police Department were unable to attend this ceremony.  

 

The 51 new recruits will be transferred to the Patrol Bureau where they will complete their field training.

For the safety of the academy recruits and staff, the Dallas Police Academy will transition into an online academy on Monday, March 30, 2020. The training staff has been issued webcams and teleconferencing software from which they will host online classes. Academic testing, physical fitness, and defensive tactics will still occur in person; however, staggered scheduling of these curriculum components and additional social distancing measures will be incorporated for the safety of the academy and its staff.

 

 

 

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe – Drugs Seized and Arrests Made

On March 27, 2020, at 6:45 P.M., the Narcotics Quad Squad executed a search warrant targeting violent crime at 2334 Kathleen Street with the assistance of the South Central Patrol Crime Response Team (CRT).  Narcotics secured a search warrant and the below individuals were arrested and drugs were seized. Three of the suspects attempted to flee the location as the warrant was being executed and were quickly apprehended by the South Central CRT team.   Great work was done by all the officers who worked together to get these drugs off the street and these suspects into custody!

Arrested:

  1. Arrested:  Keysfoster, Cheryl   (B/F/53) CHARGES: VHSC 481:112 Possession of cocaine
  2. Arrested:  Davenport, Anthony   (B/M/52) CHARGES: VHSC 481:112 Possession of cocaine
  3. Arrested:  Gardner, Brenda   (B/F/58) CHARGES: VHSC 481:112 Possession of cocaine
  4. Arrested:  Lloyd, Ronald   (B/M/68) CHARGES: HOLDS Dallas County Warrants
  5. Arrested:  Busby, Keith   (B/M/33) CHARGES: HOLDS Dallas County Warrants
  6. Arrested:  Hall, Bryant   (B/M/46) CHARGES: HOLDS for Dallas County Warrants

 Seized:

  1. 29.1 Grams of Marijuana
  2. 20.5 Grams of Powder Cocaine
  3. 2.9 Grams of Methamphetamine
  4. 2.2 Grams of Alprazolam
  5. 4.3 Grams of Hydrocodone
  6. 1 Rifle

If you know of a location in which illegal narcotic sales are occurring, you can report it through our iWatchDallas app or online at http://www.iWatchDallas.net. You can choose to remain anonymous. Remember, crime prevention is everybody’s business.

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Homicide on Lamar Street

On Friday, March 27, 2020, at approximately 7:09 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call that occurred in front of a business parking lot located at 4215 S. Lamar Street.  Upon arrival, officers found the unknown victim leaning against the driver’s side of his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.  The unknown suspect fled the scene in a silver minivan.  The victim’s name will not be released until the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office conducts a fingerprints analysis to confirm his identity.

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this murder and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Detective Jeffrey Loeb at 214-671-3702 or via email:  jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 058009-2020.

Crime Stoppers

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, seven days a week.

 

 

 

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DPD RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION OF SUPPLIES FROM OPERATION BLESSING

The Dallas Police Department received a generous donation of pallets loaded with much needed supplies for officers and staff to help keep them safe during this critical time with the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. Those coveted essentials will be distributed throughout the seven substations and headquarters as needed.

“It is our pleasure,” said Quinton Boykins, U.S. Disaster Security Specialist/Law Enforcement Liaison for Operation Blessing. “Your team of incredible dispatchers and officers are essential to keeping the City of Dallas safe, so it is an honor to provide essential supplies to those who so diligently serve the community.”

The non-profit and faith-based organization had supplies delivered from their warehouse in Grand Prairie. DPD’s staff received over 80 buckets of supplies, each filled with one box of (2) N95 masks, bleach spray, Lysol wipes, a roll of paper towels, cleaner all-purpose, work gloves, contractor bags and scouring pads. In addition to the buckets, more than 1,000 N95 masks were included in the shipment.

“We are reaching out to first responders to ensure that they are able to stay safe as well,” said Boykins. “We know that these cleaning items are scarce, so while we have the inventory and the capability to provide them, we wanted to make sure that the department received them.”

“We cannot thank Operation Blessing enough for their care and concern for our officers and this department as a whole,” said Dallas Chief of Police, Reneé Hall. “This is a blessing as our men and women try to stay safe while on the frontline protecting the City of Dallas.”

Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation (OB) is a humanitarian organization headquartered in the United States with warehouses in Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia.

Operation Blessing (OB) provides humanitarian services such as strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development. Founded in 1978, Operation Blessing has touched the lives of millions of people in more than 90 countries and every state.

Homicide on Red Bud Drive

On Friday, March 27, 2020, at 9:05 a.m., Dallas officers responded to a disturbance call in the 7000 block of Red Bud Drive.  Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, Clarence Ross, a 51-year-old Black male, on a stretcher and being treated by Dallas Fire-Rescue.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.  The facts of the preliminary investigation indicate that the victim and suspect, Christopher L. Davis, a 44-year-old Black male, were on a job site collecting brush and bulk garbage.  While at the job site, the suspect and the victim became involved in a verbal argument, and it escalated into a physical confrontation.  Suspect Davis assaulted the victim with his closed fists, causing his death.

The suspect fled the scene and subsequently drove to his residence where he surrendered to police.

The suspect was transported to the Homicide Unit, where he voluntarily waived his rights and admitted to the offense.  After the interview, he was transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with murder. The next of kin notification has been made.

Do You Know This Theft Suspect?

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The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect seen in these images taken from surveillance video. On March 5, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., the suspect took packages from the apartment office in the 200 block of Stoneport Drive. This offense is documented on Dallas Police case number 044081-2020.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective J. Hellenguard #8458 with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0132.

Information Needed in an Animal Cruelty Case

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the Public’s assistance in identifying an Animal Cruelty Suspect who left a German Shepherd type puppy deceased in the park at 5100 N Jim Miller Rd on or about March 3, 2020. If you know who may have left the deceased puppy in the park or have any information regarding the puppy, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1- 877-373-TIPS or the Dallas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-670-7694. The Dallas Police is investigating this incident as Animal Cruelty 3rd-degree Felony. Case Number 042391-2020.

DPD’s Pets of the Week

This week we are featuring not one, but three pets of the week. Let’s help Dallas Animal Services (DAS) find these pups a furrever home!

Please note changes to the below adopting information from Dallas Animal Services. 

ADOPTING. We will now be doing tele-adoptions by appointment only! Click here to schedule a phone call appointment with our adoption staff who will help you make your selection. You will then schedule a time for a curbside pick-up of your new best friend! All adoptions will be FREE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for daily videos of adoptable pets. You can also view photos of adoptable pets before you schedule a call by clicking here. Please email dasadopt@dallascityhall.com if you have any questions about a particular pet or the adoption process. Pet pick-ups will only take place at our main shelter located at 1818 N. Westmoreland Road. We do not have any pets at our PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center location at this time. Let me introduce you to this week’s pups:

 

Minnie – Bottom Left / Tequila – Middle / Kip – Top Right

Minnie A1098738

6-months-old, came in as a stray on March 17, 2020 (lucky St. Patty’s Day!) She has been in playgroups and gotten along with other dogs. Minnie is a playful and happy girl!

Tequila A1098876

3-years-old, came in as a stray on March 19, 2020. Although she is heartworm positive, DAS covers the cost of treatment! She has the cutest head tilt doesn’t she?

Kip A1095001

2-years-old, came in as an owner surrender on March 23, 2020. He has been in playgroups but is a little picky with who his friends are. Kip is full of  energy, and is negative for heartworm. She likes being outside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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