Homicide Investigation – 7880 Alpha Road

 

On January 11, 2020, at approximately 4:15 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at 7880 Alpha Road, the Hawthorne Suites. Upon arrival, officers made contact with an unidentified male victim, who suffered from apparent gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased. Witnesses reported seeing a black male flee the location in a white 4-door vehicle.

Dallas police are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense contact Detective Montenegro with the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3624, or e.montenegro@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #006998-2020.

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 Needed Regarding A Shooting – 3400 Block of Chicago Street

 

On January 10, 2020, at approximately 11:55 p.m., residents of a home in the 3400 block of Chicago Street were hosting a social gathering in their front yard, when three black male suspects approached and robbed them at gunpoint. One of the individuals visiting the home, a 25-year-old Latin male, was a licensed handgun carrier. He produced his firearm and shot one of the suspects, who has not yet been identified. The suspect was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The other two suspects fled the location and remain at large. 

The individual who shot the suspect was interviewed by detectives with the Homicide Unit at Dallas Police Headquarters and provided a statement regarding the incident. He was released by police and this case will be referred to a Dallas County Grand Jury.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the other two robbery suspects contact Detective White with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3690, or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #006874-2020.

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 Needed Regarding A Shooting – 3400 Block of Chicago Street

On January 10, 2020, at approximately 11:55 p.m., residents of a home in the 3400 block of Chicago Street were hosting a social gathering in their front yard, when three black male suspects approached and robbed them at gunpoint. One of the individuals visiting the home, a 25-year-old Latin male, was a licensed handgun carrier. He produced his firearm and shot one of the suspects, who has not yet been identified. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The other two suspects fled the location and remain at large. 

The individual who shot the suspect was interviewed by detectives with the Homicide Unit at Dallas Police Headquarters and provided a statement regarding the incident. He was released by police and this case will be referred to a Dallas County Grand Jury.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the other two robbery suspects contact Detective White with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3690, or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #006874-2020.

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.

“Keeping Dallas Safe” – Gambling…Your Luck Has Run Out!

On January 10, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Dallas Police Department’s Vice Unit and SWAT executed a search warrant at 712 S. Walton Walker Boulevard. The Vice Unit received complaints regarding illegal gambling occurring at the Super Bazaar.  During the course of the investigation, undercover detectives were able to develop probable cause and have a search warrant completed and signed by a magistrate.  The Vice Unit and SWAT executed the search warrant and seized a total of 52 gambling machines and $6,955.00 in cash. “Super” Job Vice, in “Keeping Dallas Safe.” As “Baazar” as it may seem, their luck has run out.

 

 

 

Keeping Dallas Safe – Narcotics Division Execute Search Warrant

Lea Crest 01-09-2020

On January 09, 2020, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Dallas SWAT and members from the Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 2010 Lea Crest Drive. After receiving complaints at the location, undercover detectives were able to obtain enough evidence to secure a narcotics’ warrant. With the assistance of the Uniformed Narcotics Squad and SWAT, Narcotics detectives executed the search warrant which resulted in an arrest and seizure of the following evidence:

Arrested Person: 

Mitchell, Johnny, Black male 32-years-old. Charge – Violation of Health and Safety Code VHSC 481.112 

Drugs Seized:

72.6g Methamphetamine

43.1g Cocaine Powder

3.8g Cocaine Rock

182.2g Marijuana

Weapons Seized:

Intratec 9mm (recovered stolen)

Smith & Wesson .38 Cali 

FMK 9mm

U.S Currency:

$212.00

Other:

Dallas PD Body Armor stolen – Case Number 003819-2020

Guns, Drugs and Money…a sure combination of Jail, Jail, and more Jail. Outstanding work Narcotics Division and SWAT. Thank you for your continued hard work in “Keeping Dallas Safe.” 

 

 

Southeast Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrested

On January 6, 2020, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Dallas police responded to a business robbery call in the 5900 block of Samuel Blvd.  The victims reported that the suspects entered the business and demanded property. Fearing bodily harm, the victims complied with the suspects demands.  The suspects fled the location on foot.  The offense was documented on case number 004014-2020. 

After further investigation, Robbery detectives were able to identify one of the involved suspects as James D. Dean Black male 54 years old.  The Dallas Police Fugitive Squad was able to locate Suspect Dean in the 3600 block of Elsie Faye Heggins St.  Dean was interviewed at Dallas Police Headquarters and was found to have been involved with multiple business robberies in Dallas, Irving and Ft. Worth. James Dean was arrested and booked into the Dallas County Jail for five robbery offenses out of the City of Irving.

Detectives are still looking for an accomplice described as a Black male 45-50 years old and driving a black M35 Infinity. 

Northeast Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrested

On January 7, 2020, at about 1:03 p.m., officers responded to a call for the police in the 9000 block of Vantage Point Dr.  The victim reported that he had been robbed by three Black male and two black female suspects.  The suspects took the victims property and vehicle.  Dallas Police Officers observed the suspects driving the stolen vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The occupants of the vehicle fit the description of the robbery suspects and the suspects were in possession of the victim’s property.   The facts of the offense were documented on case number 004523-2020. 

Four suspects were arrested for Aggravated Robbery:   

Ladarrion Johnson – B/M 23 years old

Diante Turner – B/M 27 years old

Michael George – B/M 23 years old

Marquesha Burris – B/F 19 years old

North Central Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested

On December 26, 2019, officers responded to a shooting in the 4800 block of Haverwood Lane.  The victim reported that a known male shot him.  The victim reported that he only knew the suspect by a nickname.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition.  The offense was documented on case number 258130-2019.

During the course of the follow-up investigation the suspect’s identity was found to be Nathaniel Ross a Black male 22 years old.

On January 07, 2020, members of the Gang Unit, North Central Patrol Division Crime Reduction Team and Deployment Unit were patrolling the area of Horizon North Parkway.  While on patrol officers observed Nathaniel Ross walking in the area.  It was known to the officers that Nathaniel Ross had an outstanding Collin County warrant related to a case filed by the Dallas Police Department for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Nathaniel Ross was taken into custody without incident.

 

Listening Sessions Information

2018-19 Dallas Police Department Strategic Priorities:

I. Reduce Crime

  • Violent Crime Task Force
  • Quarterly Operations (Summer Crime Initiative/Operation Restore/ Holiday Initiative)
  • Intelligence-Led Center
  • Mobile Surveillance Unit (Bait Car)
  • Homicide Taskforce
  • Safe Cities Initiatives
  • Safe Exchange Zones
  • K2 Initiative
  • Starlight Program
  • iWatch Dallas
  • 2017 – 5.7% Decrease in overall crime
  • 2018 – 5.97% Decrease in violent crime

II. Increase Recruitment and Retention

  • Increased Starting Pay
  • Hired Marketing Firm
  • Lateral Hiring
  • TCOLE in lieu of 45 credit hours
  • Restructuring of Civil Service Exam
  • NY/Chicago off-site testing
  • Pipeline/Pathways *

III. Advance Officer Development

  • Health and Wellness Programming
    • Re-opening of HQ gym
    • Mindfulness Training
    • Health & Wellness Fair
  • Peer Support
  • Career Enrichment Program – Officers rotate through various bureaus to garner experience.
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Simulator Training
  • Increased Training Opportunities

IV. Improve Organizational Effectiveness

  • Body Camera Number Increase
  • Newly Structured Vice Unit
  • KPMG Staffing Study
  • Dallas Online Reporting (DORS)
  • Text to 911
  • Early Warning System (EIPRO)
  • New Implicit Bias Curriculum
  • Civilianization
  • Right Care Program
  • KMPG Efficiency Study
  • Intelligence-led Policing Center*
  • Crime-centered Shifts

V. Foster Community Relationships

  • Juvenile Programs
  • Mentorship Program
  • Rebuilding Trust Initiative
  • Community Advisory Boards
  • Online Complaint Process
  • Office of Police Oversight
  • Full time LGBTQ+ Liaison
  • Increased UNIDOS Liaisons
  • DPD Summer Jobs Program

 

*Initiatives are in the Implementing Stage

 

Six Pillars of 21st Century Policing:

I. Building Trust and Legitimacy

“Building trust and nurturing legitimacy on both sides of the police/citizen divide is the foundational principle underlying the nature of relations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

II. Policy and Oversight

“…emphasizes that if police are to carry out their responsibilities according to their established policies, those policies must reflect community values. Law enforcement agencies should collaborate with community members, especially in communities and neighborhoods disproportionately affected by crime…”

III. Technology and Social Media

          “The use of technology can improve policing practices and build community trust and legitimacy, but its implementation must be built on a defined policy framework with its purposes and goals clearly delineated.

IV. Community Policing and Crime Reduction

          “…focuses on the importance of community policing as the guiding philosophy for all stakeholders [and] emphasizes working with neighborhood residents to co-produce public safety.”

V. Training and Education

“Today’s line officers and leaders must be trained and capable to address a wide variety of challenges including international terrorism, evolving technologies, rising immigration, changing laws, new cultural mores, and a growing mental health crisis.”

VI. Officer Wellness and Safety
“The wellness and safety of law enforcement officers is critical not only for officers, their colleagues, and their agencies but also to public safety.”

**Descriptions found in the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

 

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe – Vice Unit Seizes Cash – Guns – Machines

 

On January 8, 2020, at about 5:30 p.m., the Dallas Police Department’s Vice Unit, with the assistance of Dallas SWAT, executed a search warrant at 6219 South R. L. Thornton Freeway in response to complaints about gambling. After receiving several complaints, the Vice Unit conducted an undercover investigation and established probable cause to obtain and execute a search warrant for the location. Vice Detectives processed the crime scenes and seized a total of 57 machines, 2 handguns, and $7,373.00. Samson Castro, Latin male 31 years old, was arrested for a Parole Violation. This operation is documented on case numbers 243678-2019 and 005356-2020.