DWI NO REFUSAL INITIATIVE

The Dallas Police Department will be conducting a No Refusal DWI Initiative beginning at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, and ending at 12:00 a.m., Monday, September 6, 2021.

As occurs all year long, during this initiative officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath and/or blood sample.

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

 

As we embark upon the Labor Day weekend, the Dallas Police Department would like to share a few safety tips from the American Red Cross to help you have an enjoyable and safe holiday.

DRIVING SAFETY

If traveling by vehicle is part of your plans these safety steps are for you:

  1. Be well-rested and alert, use your seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road. Clean your headlights and turn them on as dusk approaches or in inclement weather.
  2. Don’t drink and drive. Have a designated driver available.
  3. Give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
  4. Use caution in work zones. There are lots of construction projects underway on the highways.
  5. Don’t follow other vehicles too closely.

HEAT SAFETY

  1. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  2. Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  3. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  4. Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  5. Postpone outdoor games and activities.

 WATER SAFETY

  1. Wear face coverings on land, especially when physical distancing is difficult. Do not wear them in the water as it may be difficult to breathe.
  2. Don’t share goggles, nose clips, snorkels or other personal items.
  3. A kiddie or inflatable pool can be a great way to have fun but be sure to provide constant supervision to children in and around it. Drain the water from the pool and flip it over after swim time is over.
  4. Wear a properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket while boating and have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear one around water.
  5. Prevent unsupervised access to water. Constantly supervise children around water and avoid distractions. In group situations, designate a water watcher whose sole responsibility it is to oversee the activity in the water until the next water watcher takes over.

BE SAFE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Being prepared is critical when people are out in remote areas with limited access to phone service, hospitals and emergency help. Before you head out, follow these steps:

  1. Take a Red Cross First Aid/CPR course so that you will know what to do in case help is delayed. You’ll learn how to treat severe wounds, broken bones, bites and stings and more.
  2. Know the level of ability of the people in your group and the environment around you. Plan accordingly. Sprains and falls are some of the most common misfortunes travelers may face.
  3. Dehydration is also a danger. People planning a camping trip should plan for these dangers.
  4. Share your travel plans and locations with a family member, neighbor or friend.

Pack a First Aid Kit – make sure to include insect repellant, sunscreen and personal medications.

For more information visit, http://www.redcross.org.

 

Homicide on Lemmon Avenue

 

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Lemmon Avenue and Oak Lawn Avenue where the victim, Kevin Li, a 27-year old Asian male, had been shot inside of his vehicle.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.   

The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding this murder and encourages anyone with information to contact Detective Jacob White via phone at 214-283-4825 or via email at jacob.white@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 136186-2021.

 

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.

Homicide on Hammerly Drive

 

Updated on September 2, 2021, at 8:35 a.m.:

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as Victor Amador Camargo Garcia, a 28-year old Latin male. 

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On Monday, August 30, 2021, at approximately 11:19 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 3420 Hammerly Drive.  Officers found an unidentified adult Latin male sitting in the driver’s seat with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him deceased at the scene.

 The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation.  This is an active and ongoing homicide investigation with no one in custody.  The Homicide Unit asks anyone with information regarding this murder to contact Detective Kimberly Mayfield at 214-671-3646 or kimberly.mayfield@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 156896-2021. 

  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.

Please Help Identify Suspect

On July 25, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m.,  a white and orange 4-month-old kitten was found injured from a single gunshot wound in the 10300 block of C F Hawn Frwy (Service Road). This offense is documented under case number 133090-2021.

The Dallas Police Department is requesting anyone with information on the suspect to please contact DPD Crime Stoppers 1(877)373-TIPS or Detective H. Tamez, #8518, Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-671-0115, Hannah.Tamez@dallascityhall.com.

Homicide at 1616 Bending Oaks Trail

Update: Spetember 1, 2021 at 8:45 p.m.:

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as Avery Burns, a 38-year old black male. 

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, suspects Lusmarly Rivera, a 44-year old Latin female, and Juan Barboza-Banuelos, a 30-year old Latin male, were arrested for the murder of the victim, Avery Burns.  The suspects are currently at the Dallas County Jail and have been charged with murder.  A magistrate will set their bonds. 

Original Post

On Monday, August 30, 2021, at approximately 12:42 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 1661 Bending Oaks Trail. Upon arrival, officers found the rear door of the residence partially open and made entry.  They found an unidentified Black male lying on the floor with multiple gunshot wounds.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.   The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office will attempt to identify the unknown victim through fingerprints analysis.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation.  This remains an active and ongoing investigation.  The Homicide Unit is urging anyone with information to contact Detective Jeffrey Loeb at (214) 671-3702 or jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case number 156542-2021.

  Crime Stopper 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.

DPD To Target Aggressive Driving And Impaired Drivers Labor Day Day Weekend

Police departments across the nation continue to see an increase in road rage and aggressive driving incidents.   This year, 512 incidents of road rage have been reported in the City of Dallas.  Initiatives are on-going, throughout the city, to curtail these aggressive actions. 

Over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the Dallas Police Department will maintain an increased presence on local roadways.  Targeted enforcement efforts will be made on those subjects who are speeding, driving aggressively, and suspected of driving under the influence.  Stepped-up enforcement of the state’s Transportation Code is a key component of the Dallas Police Department’s goal of creating safer roadways and decreasing the number of victims of highway related incidents.  

The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative from 6 p.m., Friday, September 3, through midnight, Monday, September 6.  During this time, officers will obtain a search warrant for a blood sample from anyone arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath or blood sample.

This initiative is in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), and part of the Drive Sober.  No Regrets. statewide, impaired driving campaign.

  • Here’s a sobering statistic: Approximately 1/3 of all traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver.  If you’re drinking, don’t drive. 
  • Over the Labor Day holiday in 2019, among drivers aged 18-34, 46% of those who were killed had a BAC of .08 or higher.
  • During the Labor Day holiday in 2019, 38% of ALL fatalities involved a drunk driver. Designate a sober driver before you start drinking or call a ride-share or taxi to get you home safely.
  • Stay safe this Labor Day holiday: #DriveSoberNoRegrets –  You could save a life.

Motorists should call 9-11 if they observe aggressive or suspected drunk drivers.

The Dallas Police Department encourages motorists to slow down, Drive Sober and obey all traffic laws.

Arrest Made in Homicide on Cedar Haven Avenue

On Saturday, July 24, 2021, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Dallas police responded to a call for service at 1200 Cedar Haven Avenue.  Officers found a body of a black male inside an open hole dug for construction, and Dallas Fire-Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene.  The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office field agent took custody of the victim Terence Kenyon Turner, a 38-year old black male. The Homicide Unit initially investigated the incident as an unexplained death pending the autopsy findings. 

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the victim’s death as a homicide.

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the Homicide Unit has arrested suspect Byron Demond Arnold, a 42-year old black male.  Detectives interviewed suspect Arnold, and he refused to give a voluntary statement.  He has been transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with murder.  A magistrate will set his bond. 

The Homicide Unit is urging anyone with information to contact Detective Chris Anderson at 214-671-3616 or at c.anderson@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 131794-2021.

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 Person Gregory Thomas

Updated on August 29, 2021, 9:09pm:

Mr. Gregory Thomas has been located and is safe.

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On August 27, 2021, at approximately 5:35 p.m., Mr. Gregory Thomas was last seen, on foot, in the 2400 block of Bahama Drive.  Mr. Thomas is described as a bald, brown-eyed, 55-year-old Black male.  Mr. Thomas stands at 6’00 tall and weighs approximately 140lbs.  Mr. Thomas may be in need of assistance.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Thomas.  Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.  Please reference case number 155815-2021.

Shooting on Walnut Ridge Street

 

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at approximately 3:42 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a shooting call at 2444 Walnut Ridge Street where a Black male victim was shot multiple times.  He was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the pictured individuals were responsible for the shooting. 

Anyone with information regarding their identities is encouraged to contact Detective Marc Tucker, #7827, via phone at 214-671-3621 or via email at marc.tucker@dallascityhall.com.  Please reference case number 153553-2021.

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, seven days a week.