Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

On April 19, 2017, at approximately 12:30 PM, an unknown suspect entered the Prosperity Bank in the 300 block of Kiest Boulevard and demanded money from the teller.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash. No one was injured during this offense.

The suspect is described as a Latin male, 45-55 years of age, 5’11”, 175 pounds, and wearing a baseball cap and tee-shirt.   The suspect left the location in a 4 door black Nissan Sentra.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective A. Winn at (214)797-0296 or call 911.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this and other felony offenses.

Police Softball Team Honors Fallen Officers

Back in March, Dallas Police Public Safety Officer Marty McManus, was approached by several officers about coordinating a team for the Spring Police Softball league. McManus happily stepped up as she saw the opportunity for it to be something more than just a recreational sports team.

With the help of a great sponsor, retired Detective Lowell Johnson, McManus formed a DPD North Central Patrol softball team. McManus wanted the team to honor the fallen department heroes from July 7, 2016. She had known and worked with Sgt. Michael Smith and recalled how he would often drive by her traffic job, roll down his window, and ask, “You doing ok, Marty?”  She would reply, “Yes sir, I am good, thank you,” and he would make sure to bring her water during the hot summer days.

McManus knew the North Central Patrol Division team had to honor the fallen five this year. The team name “Honor Dallas 5” was created with the help of Officer Heather Hebert. The names of the five fallen officers are proudly worn on the back of the team jerseys.

On the day of the first game, Officer Sean Pease lead the team in a prayer as he had on the night of the candlelight vigil back in July.  All of the players gathered and prayed as they honored the fallen officers.

“I make sure as we play our games every Monday in Garland at Audubon Park the fallen heroes are not forgotten on the softball field. This July 7th is going to be hard.  I just hope I made Sgt. Smith proud. Each game our team plays, I make sure we give 110% effort and work together in honor of them,” McManus said.

Dallas Police Department’s K9 Django To Receive Body Armor Donation

K9 Django of the Dallas Police Department’s K9 Unit will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Django’s vest is sponsored by Altrusa Club of Dallas Foundation, Inc. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. They were established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978 or you can visit their website at www.vik9s.org. The Dallas Police Department would like to thank Vested Interest in K9s for their generous donation to Django.

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One Year Ago: Suspect Still Wanted for Fatal Hit and Run

This weekend will be one year since the fatality hit and run crash that killed Gary Murray, a film critic who was walking near the intersection of Mockingbird and Central Expressway when he was struck and killed. The crash happened at about 10:15 p.m. on April 22, 2016. Witnesses described a white pick-up truck as the vehicle that struck Mr. Murray and then fled eastbound on Mockingbird Lane. Witnesses were unable to get a license plate on the truck and detectives have canvassed nearby businesses and street cameras for video of the suspect without results.

The Dallas Police Department Vehicle Crimes Unit is requesting that anyone with any information regarding this offense please contact them at 214-670-5817 and reference case number 096049-2016.

DPD’s Pets of the Week – Charlie and Stella

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Charlie  A0988693.  Charlie is a friendly, mild manner, brown and white  mixed breed. He is 2 years old and weighs 45 pounds.  Charlie was a stray who is looking for a furrever home.  He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 12, 2017.  Charlie is neutered, vaccinated, and  will be microchipped upon adoption. The adoption fee for Charlie is $43.00.

This week’s cat is Stella! Stella  is a shy 3 year old calico. Stella is looking to find an indoor only home. Her front claws were declawed before she arrived to Dallas Animal Services. She is spayed , vaccinated, and will also be microchipped upon adoption.  She’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 9, 2017. The ID number for Stella is 09988205. The adoption fee for Stella is  $27.00. 

Let’s help find Charlie and Stella 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 Charlie and Stella is Sergeant Michael Hoyt who is currently assigned to Training Division- Reality Based Training. 

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Help Us Identify This Theft Suspect

On April 12, 2017 at approximately 7:30 p.m., the suspect entered the Metro PCS store located at 7031 Lake June Rd. The suspect presented a fraudulent credit card for payment of an Apple I-Phone 7 Plus, valued at $869.00. During the transaction the suspect grabbed the I-Phone and fled the store in the pictured suspect vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or vehicle is asked to contact Detective Travis French #9182 at the Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112. This offense is documented on Dallas Police Case #081893-2017. 

Homicide Investigation – 4800 Leston Avenue

On April 20, 2017, at approximately 11:23 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 4800 Leston Avenue. Upon arrival officers found the victim, Miguel Sotelo-Trujillo, Latin male 22 years old, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The victim and a witness were apparently viewing street racing in the area when their vehicle was shot by and unknown suspect from a passing vehicle. The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public‘s assistance in this murder investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this offense contact Homicide Detective E. Parker, #7756, at 214-671-3630 or Edward.parker@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us  . please refer to Dallas Police case number 088634-2017.

 

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.

Community Awareness Bulletin – Aggravated Sexual Assault

On April 20th, 2017, between 12:15pm and 12:45pm, the victim was inside of her residence in the 13700 block of Maham Road. An unknown suspect entered into the residence without consent, and demanded property while displaying a weapon. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and fled the area in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a Latin male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’7” tall, heavy set, with short black hair, and spoke spanish to the victim.

If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact  Det. A. Lopez #7493 at 214-671-3584 or abel.lopez@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

Critical Missing Person: Virgil Eugene Sanders

Update:

Mr. Sanders has been located and is safe. 

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person, Virgil Eugene Sanders. Mr. Sanders was last seen on April 19, 2017 at about 9:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Simpson Street. He is described as a 73-year-old White male with brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. Sanders is about 5’07” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has mild cognitive impairment. 

If anyone knows the location of Virgil Eugene Sanders, they are asked to contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268. 

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City Council Briefing: 911 Call Center Operations

Dallas Police Interim Chief David Pughes and William Finch, Chief Information Officer for the City of Dallas, gave the Dallas city council an overview of the 911 Call Center Operations today in a city council briefing.

The briefing addressed hiring/staffing in the call center, technical issues with the system, and the measures the department has taken to improve the call center. Below is a copy of the information that was discussed during today’s council briefing.