Help Identify Suspect

On August 2, 2020, at approximately 1:00 pm., a citizen found a brown and white Pitbull type dog in the 5200 block of Rocky Ridge Rd, Dallas, TX. The dog was found with a severe, gunshot injury to her rear leg. DPD is requesting any witnesses that saw who injured the dog to please contact DPD Crime Stoppers 1(877)373-TIPS or Detective H. Tamez, #8518, Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-671-0115. DPD Case #135351-2020.

Critical Missing Person – Joseph Goulding

Updated: on September 6, 2020, at 11:30 p.m., Mr. Joseph Goulding has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating critical missing person Jospeh Goulding. 

On September 6, 2020, at about 12:30 p.m., Joseph was last seen on foot wearing a maroon shirt, blue shorts, and a badge with his name on it in the 5800 block of East Lovers Lane.  Mr. Goulding is described as an 89-year-old White male,  5’8” tall, 150 pounds, white hair, blue eyes, and may seem confused and may need assistance.

 

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268.    

Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez Discusses Andre Leshon Lee’s Death in Custody Case (BWC Video Provided)

Police were called on August 28, 2020, at 10:54 p.m. to a home in the Pleasant Grove area after a man, Mr. Andre Leshon Lee jumped through the front window, grabbed a sharp object, threatened to kill the homeowner, and barricaded himself in one of the bedrooms. The police convinced the man to surrender and while waiting for DFR to transport him to a local hospital, Mr. Lee fell unconscious. Police administered CPR until DFR arrived. Mr. Lee’s wife stated at the scene that her husband was high on cocaine. Mr. Lee passed away five days later on September 2, 2020, while at the hospital in police custody. The department is awaiting the toxicology report.

In compliance with the Dallas Police Department’s new video release policy, we are releasing the video this afternoon. Tonya McClary of the Office of Community Police Oversight has reviewed the video in conjunction with the department and arrangements have been made for viewing by the family.

Homicide Investigation at 1676 Regal Row

On September 5, 2020, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting at the Zona Rosa Cabaret located at 1676 Regal Row. Witnesses reported that a Latin male shot the victim, Osvaldo Montes Garduño, a 41-year-old Latin male, in the parking lot and fled the location in a silver newer model Buick Encore. Prior to the shooting, the suspect was seen with other Latin males in a red Dodge Ram Quad Cab pickup truck. The victim was transported to an area hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The individuals pictured above are considered persons of interest in this case and are being sought by detectives for questioning. Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense or the identities of these individuals contact Det. Morgan with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3630 or jake.morgan@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #157756-2020.

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.

Information Wanted in a Disturbance Investigation

On September 5, 2020, at about 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance call in the 1900 block of Main Street. Upon officers’ arrival, they observed a disturbance between several individuals. The individuals were detained and transported to Dallas Police Headquarters for questioning. The Dallas Police Department is aware of information that is being displayed on social media regarding a male displaying a weapon. Based on the videos that the Department has viewed, it does not appear that the individual pointed the weapon directly at anyone. We are asking anyone that may have witnessed this incident or has additional information to please contact Detective Jerry Hernandez at 214-347-1698.

 

Arrest Made: In the Homicide Investigation at the 8900 block of Park Lane

On September 4, 2020, at 10:10 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 8900 Park Lane, the Ivanhoe Apartments, after the suspect Jerry Ford, a 58-year old black male, called 911 and indicated that he had killed someone at the location. Officers arrived and found the victim, Nicole McChriston, a 40-year-old black female, deceased from homicidal violence. The suspect was located in Mesquite and an officer involved shooting occurred by Dallas police officers during his apprehension. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment and is in stable condition. The suspect will be charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. His bond will be determined by a Dallas County Magistrate.

Special Initiative – Juvenile Curfew and Crack Down on Street Racers

Due to public safety concerns and recent crime in downtown Dallas, the Dallas Police Department is collaborating with the city’s downtown business partners to take a proactive approach to ensure all residents and business owners are safe by conducting a special initiative to enforce the juvenile curfew and providing additional manpower to curtail speeding and street racing. The Dallas Police Department will begin enforcing the juvenile curfew ordinance on Friday, September 4, 2020. Enforcement of the order will be in place for the next three weeks covering Deep Ellum, West End, Farmers Market, Uptown, Victory Park and the Central Business District.

The ordinance applies to juveniles under the age of 17 who are in a public place in the curfew area from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday. Juveniles found in violation of the curfew will be detained by officers until properly identified, then either released to a guardian or parent or transported to the Letot Center which is a co-educational facility where the staff provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter and counseling for runaway youth.

Public Works and Transportation are coordinating street closures and traffic calming devices in speeding hot spots downtown. Street racers and spectators are subject to a citation, fine and/or jail. Members of Downtown Dallas Inc., Deep Ellum Foundation, West End Historic District, Farmers Market District, Uptown Dallas Inc., Victory Park, Cedars Neighborhood Association and the Central Business District will be vigilant and are supportive of the department’s increased presence to ensure establishments and patrons stay safe.

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Carjackers Arrested by Project Safe Neighborhood Officers

On August 27, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Dallas officers assigned to Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) located a vehicle that was associated with an aggravated robbery that occurred in the 9200 block of Skillman Street. The victim in this offense was robbed at gunpoint and beaten very badly, which required medical treatment for serious injuries.

Undercover officers located the vehicle traveling on Wintergreen Road in Lancaster. Uniformed officers were notified by dispatch and initiate a traffic stop. However, the suspect fled in the vehicle and subsequently wrecked out in an open field. The suspects were apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

A second stolen vehicle was located by officers assigned to PSN that was taken in a carjacking in the northeast area of Dallas. During this incident, undercover officers observed the stolen vehicle become occupied by a male and female suspect. Officers were able to take the two suspects into custody without incident. A gun was recovered from this investigation.

When PSN officers returned to a residence in the 1400 block of Brook Meadow Circle, they observed a third vehicle that they learned was taking in a carjacking. The homeowner of the residence gave officers consent to conduct a search where they recovered a second gun.

During questioning, Curtis Christmas admitted to the aggravated carjacking that occurred on Skillman Street, which is located in the Project Safe Neighborhood area.

The investigation into these offenses was lengthy and very dangerous. All of the officers involved did an outstanding job in helping take these violent criminals off the streets. The following is a result of their hard work:

Recovered

  • 2 Handguns 
  • 3 Vehicles 

Arrested/Charges

  • Rikel Taylor-Lane, Black male 20-years-old
    • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV), case number 148930-2020
    • Evading Arrest/Detention, case number 151840-2020 
  • Curtis Christmas, Black male 20-years-old
    •  Aggravated Robbery, case number 139319-2020
    • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV), case number 152047-2020
    • Unauthorized Carrying a Weapon, case number 147538-2020
    • Theft of Prop > or equal $2,500 <$30K, case number 152047-2020 
    • Poss of Marijuana, case number 152047-2020
  • Yanavi Jones, Black female 19-years-old
    • Evading Arrest/Detention, case number 151840-2020

The investigation into these offenses was lengthy and very dangerous. All of the officers involved did an outstanding job in helping take these violent criminals off the streets. The above arrests are a result of their hard work.

 

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Arrest Made: Homicide on Parry Avenue

On September 2, 2020, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at the 5200 block of Parry Ave. The victim, Rosario Maria Luna, a 44-year-old Latin female was shot by her brother, Heriberto Luna, a 32-year-old Latin male. The victim was transported to an area hospital by private conveyance, where she was later pronounced deceased. On September 3, 2020, Dallas Police arrested Heriberto Luna. He was 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.

Homicide at 2500 Wood Valley Road

On September 2, 2020, at 11:25 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 2500 block of Wood Valley Road. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, Maximo Fernandez Castillo, a 52-year-old Latin male, who had suffered from a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense contact Det. Grubbs with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3675 or david.grubbsjr@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #156275-2020.

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.