Suspect Wanted in Dog Theft

On April 8, 2021, at approximately 5:35 PM, the unknown female suspect pictured above walked into the complainant’s yard, made her way to the side of the house, and walked to the rear fence. The suspect opened the gate and removed the complainant’s dog, Benny, a white male Shih Tzu valued at $200.00, from the backyard. The suspect then walks back into the frame of the camera and was observed walking out of the complainant’s gate with the Shih Tzu in hand. The suspect walks over to a vehicle that is parked on the street and fled from the location.

 

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying this theft suspect. Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect, please contact Detective J. Williams #8384 at 214-671-0142 jacquelyn.williams2@dallascityhall.com.

 

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Detective’s Seek Identity of Robbery Suspect

On March 11, 2021, at about 9:10 am, in the 17400 block of Dallas Parkway, the suspect pictured below entered the victim’s vehicle, assaulted her, and attempted to take her vehicle.  The suspect was unable to maintain possession of the vehicle and fled on foot.

The Dallas Police Department is asking if anyone has any information on the identity of this suspect to please contact Detective S. Jedlowski #9356 at 214-671-3612, steven.jedlowski@dallascityhall.com or if you would like to remain anonymous please call 214-373-8477.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward 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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Information Sought in Homicide at 300 N. Lancaster Avenue

Update 4/21/2021 at 4:30 p.m.

On April 21, 2021, Dallas Police arrested Matthew Cantu, a 23-year-old Latin male, for the murder of Joseph Morris that occurred at 300 N. Lancaster Avenue on April 19, 2021. Cantu was taken to Dallas Police Headquarters and interviewed by a detective with the Homicide Unit. He was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. His bond will be determined by a Dallas County Magistrate.

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On April 19, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a shooting call at 300 N. Lancaster Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Joseph Morris, a 45-year-old White male, with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Det. Serra with the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4320, or frank.serra@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case  number 067877-2021.

Crime Stoppers 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 (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Critical Missing – Ollie Post Newton

Update: Ms. Newton has been located safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual, Ms. Ollie Post Newton. She may be in need of assistance. 

Ms. Newton is described as a 74-year-old Black female with gray/black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’03” and 145 pounds. Ms. Newton was last seen wearing a tan or gray trench coat and black slippers. 

If you see this Critical Missing Person, please contact   9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department at (214) 671-4268.

 

 

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Critical Missing Person – Ms. Julia Conley Blackburn

Update: Ms. Blackburn has been located safe. 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Julia Conley Blackburn.  She is 74-year-old black female, standing 5’2″ tall and weighing 120 pounds.  Ms. Blackburn has brown eyes, red hair, and was last seen wearing a black bonnet, black sweat jacket, gray sweatpants, and black sneakers with a white bottom trim.  Ms. Blackburn was last seen Monday, April 19, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of Whitedove Drive in Dallas, Texas.  She is driving a gray, 2018 Nissan Rogue, bearing Texas license plate KWD8436.  Ms. Blackburn may be a danger to herself.

If you have any information regarding Ms. Blackburn’s whereabouts, please call the Dallas Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. Please reference case number 067920-2021.

Arrest Made in Homicide on Lizzy Drive

On April 19, 2021, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a cutting call in the 4500 block of Lizzy Drive. Upon arrival, the victim Irma Bonilla, a 23-year-old Latin female, was found deceased from multiple stab wounds. The suspect, Yoni Vasquez, a 28-year-old Latin male, was located by officers on foot nearby the offense location. He was subsequently transported to Dallas Police Headquarters and admitted to detectives that he stabbed the victim. He was then transported to Lew Sterrett jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. The victim and the suspect lived together at the location and had children together.

OIS on LBJ Service Road

Updated on April 22, 2021, at 5:45 p.m.

On April 19, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to 911 calls regarding a man with a gun. During the confrontation, 28-year-old Edgar Luis Tirado pointed his handgun at uniformed Dallas police officers, resulting in officers discharging their weapons and striking Mr. Tirado. This investigation is being conducted by the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office responded to the location to conduct an independent investigation. In an effort to be transparent, the Dallas Police Department is releasing the helicopter and body-worn camera footage of the incident.

Updated on April 20, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.

The suspect involved in the OIS has been identified as Edgar Luis Tirado, a 28-year-old white male.  Next of kin has been notified.

Updated on April 20, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.:

Below is a basic timeline of the events that occurred leading up to the officer involved shooting – 

  • 2:32 p.m. – Disturbance at the Fiesta Supermarket at 8060 Spring Valley Road resulting in an aggravated robbery of a business when the suspect stole items and pointed his gun at store employees before fleeing on foot
  • 3:54 p.m. – Officers received a call from a female who stated a male pointed a gun at an unknown person near the school parking lot in the 14000 block of Rolling Hills Lane
  • 4:32 p.m. – Officers located the suspect on Esperanza Road and confronted the suspect. The suspect reached into his back waistband, produced a handgun, and pointed it at officers – the officers did not fire upon the suspect
  • Below is the suspect pointing his handgun at the officers during the first confrontation

  • 4:54 p.m. – The suspect is seen running through an apartment complex in the 13300 block of Esperanza Road
  • 5:09 p.m. – A robbery call came in at the CVS at 13033 Coit Road regarding a suspect who entered, took property, and fled out the back door. The suspect pointed his gun at the manager as he was fleeing
  • 5:23 p.m. – A 911 call came in regarding a man with a gun on foot. The suspect was located by officers and ran across LBJ. The suspect pointed his gun at the officers, at which time our officers discharged their weapons, striking the suspect. 
  • Below is the suspect pointing his handgun at the officers as they approach

 

  • Three uniformed, Dallas police officers fired their weapons. The suspect was struck at least two times

It was later determined that the suspect’s handgun was a replica firearm. The gun on the right is the replica handgun with the ruler above it. The gun on the left is a Smith and Wesson revolver. 

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On Monday, April 19, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers received a call regarding an adult male walking around with a gun in the 14000 block of Rolling Hills Lane. Upon officers arrival, they encountered the suspect, at which time he pointed a handgun at the officers and fled on foot. The officers called for cover and began to set up a perimeter. 

 A call came in at a nearby CVS regarding a suspect, matching the description of the man with a gun, stealing from inside the store.  The suspect pointed his gun at an employee inside the store and fled on foot. An officer observed the suspect flee a nearby business and run across all lanes of 635. The suspect then ran to the eastbound service road of 635 and encountered uniformed officers and marked squad cars. The suspect pointed his handgun at the officers, resulting in officers discharging their weapon, striking the suspect. 

Officers provided medical attention at the scene, until DFR arrived and transported the suspect to an area hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries. It was later determined the gun was a replica firearm. This remains an ongoing investigation.  

Speeding and Racing Task Force

The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, April 16 – 18, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 217 traffic stops, issued 207 citations, and made 3 felony arrests, 28 misdemeanor arrests, and seized 4 guns during this period. 

On Friday, April 16, 2021, officers assigned to the street racing operation observed a vehicle driving erratically and failing to signal a turn. Officers conducted a traffic stop and observed two guns in plain view. One of the guns came back stolen from The Colony Police Department. Additionally, officers found over $3,100 in cash, a large bag of marijuana (37.8g), and a few amphetamine pills. All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested. The incident was documented on case number 065885-2021.

On a separate incident, on Sunday, April 18, 2021, officers assigned to the street racing operation observed a vehicle with multiple occupants spectating at a reckless driving event. A traffic stop was performed, and the driver was arrested for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (FMFR) and spectating at a reckless driving event. This individual has been arrested by the operation previously. 

The overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (February 19 – April 18, 2021) are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suspect’s Identity Sought in Burglary in 4800 block of Scyene Road

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the burglary suspect in the video and still photos below.

On April 6, 2021, at approximately 6:50 a.m., the suspect forced entry into a restaurant in the 4800 block of Scyene Rd. This offense is documented on case number 058659-2021.

The suspect appears to have skin discoloration around both wrists and hands and is also a person of interest in another burglary of a funeral home that occurred on April 1, 2021, in the 2800 block of S. Ervay St. That offense is documented on  case number 055258-2021.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T. French, #9182, with the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).

Critical Missing Person John Kahu

UPDATE 3/19/2021 at 6:30 a.m. – Critical Missing Person John Kahu has been located and is safe.

 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person John Kahu. On April 18, 2021, at around 6:00 p.m., Mr. Kahu was last seen on foot without shoes walking in the 17800 block of Vail Street. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

Mr. Kahu is described as a 61-year-old Black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5’6″ tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. Mr. Kahu was last seen wearing a black jacket, white and green striped shirt, and black pants.  

If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Kahu, you are encouraged to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.