Request For Public Assistance – Fatality Crash 3400 E. Illinois

 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a victim in a fatality crash.

On November 11, 2018, around 9:25 PM, an unknown male was crossing the 3400 block of E. Illinois when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west bound. The unknown male was later pronounced deceased as a results of his injuries. The Dallas Police Vehicle Crimes Unit has been unable to identify the male(see posted sketch). He appears to be Hispanic, around 55 to 65 years of age, and is possibly handicap and uses a small bicycle for mobility. The accident is documented on case number: 245123-2018.

The vehicle that struck the unknown male is a white pickup, unknown make, or model.  No driver description is currently available.  The suspect vehicle should have damage to the left front quarter panel. If you have any information regarding the unknown male in the sketch or any information regarding the suspect vehicle, please contact Detective Gerald Baum in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0010.     

                                                                                                                                                         

 

                             

Detectives Seeks Help in Homicide Investigation – 500 block of Woodacre Drive

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 7:21 p.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 500 block of  Woodacre Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Michael Deshawn Daniels a 40-year old Black male, lying on the porch with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.  Homicide detectives canvassed the neighborhood and interviewed several witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Frank Serra, #10031 at 214-671-4320 or via email: frank.serra@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 252929-2018.

 

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.

Detectives Need Help in Homicide Investigation – 2444 Walnut Ridge Street

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 4:42 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call at the Dallas Cabaret South located at 2444 Walnut Ridge Street.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Nicholas Shauqhan Diggs, a Black male 25-year old, in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced him deceased at the scene.  A second victim, Joshua Brown a Black male 28-year old, was shot and transported to an area hospital.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Edward Parker, #7566 at 214-671-3630 or via email: edward.parker@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 252511-2018.

 

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.

 

Detectives Seek Help in Homicide Investigation – 3800 block of Pinebrook Drive

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, at approximately 5:52 p.m., Dallas police responded to a prowler call in the 3800 block of PInebrook Drive.  While investigating the call, officers discovered the victim, Dwight Manning, a Black male 18-year old, at the 6200 block of Bonnie View Road underneath the tree branches at the edge of a grassy field with injuries that were consistent with homicidal violence.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.        

Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Erica King, #9488 at 214-671-3684 or via email: erica.king@dallascityhall.com.  Please refer to case no. 252279-2018.

 

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.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Safety Tips

The 2018 holiday season is upon us.  As we focus on family and great food, we want to give you a quick reminder to stay safe while you are out shopping for the holidays. The National Crime Prevention Council has great tips to help you shop safely while getting those great holiday bargains on Black Friday. Here are some savvy safety tips to remember:

Shopping in Stores

  • Do not buy more than you can carry.  Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or asking a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.
  • Save all receipts.  Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a file folder to keep all receipts together and to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in.
  • Don’t flash the cash. Consider alternate options to pay for your merchandise, such as onetime or multi-use disposable credit cards or money orders, including at online stores.
  • Wait until asked by a cashier before taking out your credit card or checkbook. An enterprising thief would love to shoulder surf to get your account information.
  • Deter pickpockets.  Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.
  • Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag or package. The same applies if you are using mass transit.
  • Do not leave packages visible in your car. Lock them in the trunk, or if possible, take them directly home.

Shopping With Small Children

  • If you are shopping with children, make a plan in case you are separated from each other.
  • Select a central meeting place.
  • Teach them to know they can ask mall personnel or store security employees if they need help.
  • Have them memorize or keep your cell phone number handy.

Shopping Online

  • Before surfing the Internet, secure your personal computers by updating your security software. Everyone’s computer should have anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam software, as well as a good firewall installed.
  • Keep your personal information private and your password secure. Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will not contact you in this manner.
  • Beware of “bargains” from companies with whom you are unfamiliar — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Use secure websites for purchases. Look for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom of the screen or “https” in the URL address.
  • Shop with companies you know and trust. Check for background information if you plan to buy from a new or unfamiliar company.
  • To avoid purchasing counterfeit products, carefully examine the products you want to buy for signs of missing information (manufacturing information, warranty, product codes, etc.), broken or missing safety seals, different or incomplete packaging, and subtle or obvious changes to a company logo.

To find more useful shopping tips and personal safety information, visit the National Crime Prevention Council’s website.

Homicide Investigation – 4900 Lomax Drive

On November 22, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Dallas Police responded to 4900 Lomax Drive regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, the victim, Felipe Hernandez, a 17-year-old Latin male, was found on the street with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Baylor Hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue, where he later died. Immediately after the shooting, witnesses reported seeing three young black males running Eastbound on foot towards Skyline High School.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. McDaniel with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4236, or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #252052-2018.

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 – Kerrie Herod

Updated on November 22, 2018 at 1:05 a.m., Ms. Kerrie Herod has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Kerrie Herod.

 

Kerrie Herod was last seen November 21, 2018 at about 7:30 p.m., she was last seen in the 13900 block of Skyfrost Drive.  Kerrie was driving a marron 2005, Chevy Suburban with a Texas Tag KMD5605. She is described as a 39-year-old, Black female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 6’2” tall and weighs 290 pounds. Ms. Herod was wearing a black and gray shirt and grey sweat pants. She may be a danger to himself and others.

If anyone has any information about the location of Kerrie Herod, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Critical Missing Person – Roderick Eugene Whitehead

Updated on November 27, 2018 at 1:20 p.m., Roderick Eugene Whitehead has been located and is safe.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person, Roderick Eugene Whitehead.

 

Roderick Whitehead was last seen November 21, 2018 at about 6:20 p.m., he was last seen in the 3200 block of South Lancaster Road.  Roderick was driving a black 2003, Chrysler 300 with a Texas tag KLZ2385. He is described as a 34-year-old, Black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’11” tall and weighs 170 pounds. Mr. Whitehead was wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans. He may be a danger to himself and others.

If anyone has any information about the location of Roderick Eugene Whitehead, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Citizens & Officers Save Lives From Burning Apartment

Today, officers of the Northeast Patrol Division were in the right place at the right time. The officers were investigating a call at 11760 Ferguson Road. During the investigation, Officers noticed smoke coming from a nearby apartment building. They quickly jumped into action and called for cover. The officers began knocking on doors to get everyone out of the apartment building which was starting to engulf in flames. They discovered that six residents including a baby, from two different apartments were trapped on the 3rd floor with no way out. The breezeway where you enter their apartments had become completely engulfed in flames.

Dallas Fire Rescue issued a statement:

Despite the excellent work of firefighters, the real heroes showed up prior to the arrival of Dallas Fire Rescue. Dallas Police Officers in the area, along with some of the residents of the complex, began running through the breezeway and knocking on doors to wake people up. At one point they noticed residents still trapped inside apartments on the third floor. Realizing the residents had no other means of escape the officers (and residents helping) grabbed mattresses from some of the apartment units to create a cushion on the ground for the trapped residents to jump onto. Six residents, including a baby who had to be caught, jumped to safety from the third floor.

Everyone was able to get out safely with the assistance of two citizens and the responding officers.

Sergeant Mike Mata said “This is a great example of citizens and officers coming together to save lives.”

Thanks to quick action of the citizens, Sergeant Mike Mata, Officer Muller, Officer Pease, Senior Corporal Simler, Officer Jordan, and Officer Oates six lives were saved today.

 

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Officer Helped by Citizen

On today November 21, 2018 the Dallas Police Association presented citizen, Steve Mabry with an award for his heroic actions in helping Officer Lowman apprehend a suspect.  On last Friday officer Lowman had called for an officer assist while trying to arrest a combative suspect on Ross Avenue and Henderson Avenue.  Officer Lowman had help enroute but needed immediate assistance to arrest the suspect that’s when Steve jumped right in and assisted the officer with the arrest of a suspect.  Steve you are to be commended for your actions and we thank you for your help!