State Fair of Texas Safety

The Great State Fair of Texas is upon us once again! Opening day is Friday, September 27, 2019. The Dallas Police Department along with the State Fair of Texas wants everyone to enjoy the fair and have a great time. We would like to give a few safety tips to keep in mind as you attend the State Fair.

State Fair Safety Tips

  • To avoid traffic during big events, ride the Dart Rail.
  • Take a photo of your child when you first arrive. If they get lost or separated, you will have a current photo to show officers.
  • If you lose or find property, be sure to go to the lost and found. It is located inside the State Fair of Texas.
  • Officers will be in police stands and walking throughout the State Fair. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious bags or packages to officers.
  • Prevent auto theft and break-ins at the State Fair of Texas by Locking your car, Taking your items with you, and Hiding those items you can’t take. Be Proactive!
  • Have a meeting place picked out in case you get separated from your party. Big Tex Circle is a recommended spot.
  • Be sure to have your mobile devices charged.
  • Make sure your child knows your name and phone number in case they get lost.
  • Let your kids know it’s okay to ask an officer for help if they do get separated from you.
  • There will be lots to do and see at the State Fair. Plan accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. Check the weather so that you can dress appropriately.
  • Remember, if drinking alcoholic beverages, drink responsibly. We want to make sure everyone has a good time and gets home safe.

These are just a few tips to remember. We hope you all have a great time while attending the Great State Fair of Texas and enjoy all the delicious food they have to offer!

Critical Missing Person – April Rayford

UPDATE 9/23/2019 at 5:15 p.m.:  Critical Missing Person April Rayford has been located and is safe.

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

April Rayford was last seen September 23, 2019 at about 8:15 a.m., she was last seen on foot in the 700 block of St. Paul Street.  April is described as a 15-year-old, Black female with black hair and brown eyes.  She is 5’6” tall and weighs 150 pounds. Ms. Rayford was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants. Ms. Rayford may be a danger to herself and others

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

Homicide on N. Prairie Avenue

Update September 10, 2019, at 9:40 a.m.

Please see the posted video of the suspect vehicle, a white four door Chrysler with twenty inch rims arriving and leaving the offense location. Also posted are photos of the watch and necklace that was taken from the victim.

There is also an upgraded reward of 50,000 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.

 

UPDATE 9/24/2019 AT 5:00 p.m.:  The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in the above video.  The video was taken from two separate home surveillance cameras.  Anyone who recognizes the suspects by video or voice are asked to contact Detective Sayers at (214) 671-3647. 

Original Post:

On September 23, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the victim, Andre Emmett, a 37-year-old Black male was approached by two unknown suspects as he sat in his vehicle in front of his residence in the 1800 block of N. Prairie Avenue. The suspects displayed a handgun and an altercation ensued, during which the victim was shot as he ran away from the suspects. The victim was located by a passerby, who called 911, several hundred feet from his residence. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and transported him to an area hospital, where he later died. Witnesses reported seeing two male suspects, one described as a tall, thin Black male wearing a red hat. The suspects entered a white Chrysler 300 and fled onto N. Fitzhugh Avenue towards Ross Avenue.  

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective Sayers with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3647, or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #193330-2019.

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.

 

 

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Detectives Investigate Aggravated Assault

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Critical Missing – Jose Gonzalez

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Jose Gonzalez. On September 21, 2019 at about 11:30AM, Mr. Gonzalez was last seen on foot in the 100 block of W. Montana Avenue. Mr. Gonzalez may need assistance.

Mr. Gonzales is described as an 85-year-old Latin male. He is 5’0″, weighs 120 lbs, with brown eyes and black/grey hair. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with an orange collar, dark colored jeans, brown shoes, and a white ball cap. 

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

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Critical Missing-Brandee Carlisle

UPDATE: Mrs. Carlisle has been located safe.

ORIGINAL POST: The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the above individual.  On September 19, 2019 at about 6:30 a.m. Mrs. Brandee Carlisle was last seen in the 10000 block of Newcombe Drive. Mrs. Carlisle is traveling in a white 2014 Nissan Juke TX license plate LKR8876. Mrs. Carlisle may be a danger to herself or others.

Mrs. Carlisle is a 54-year-old White female and was last seen wearing a white dress with flowers. She is 54-years-old, 5’2”, and weighs 230 lbs. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.

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

 

 

 

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DALLAS POLICE EXCEEDS HIRING NUMBERS

WHILE STARTING ITS LARGEST ACADEMY CLASS IN HISTORY

CLASS #368

All 82 new recruits of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) reported to work early Wednesday morning to begin their illustrious careers in law enforcement. This is the largest class in the department’s history. DPD set a hiring goal of 256. With this class, the department exceeded its goal with 282 recruits.

“This is evident of what teamwork can achieve,” said Major Irene Alanis of DPD’s personnel and support bureau. “There were many people working together to help with recruiting and hiring.”

Alanis expressed that she is not the least bit surprised at the surge of applicants; given DPD’s aggressive efforts to recruit, along with the mayor and city council’s three-year meet and confer agreement. This agreement allowed police to negotiate a pay hike for new officers.

DPD’s recruiting strategies are a testament to Chief Reneé Hall’s overall commitment to attract the best and brightest while focusing on retention and attrition.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Major Alanis and the impeccable work her staff has done for the Dallas Police Department,” said Hall. “We know there is still work to do, but the task couldn’t be in more capable hands as we work towards increasing the numbers.”

The majority of the recruits are from Texas and others are from California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Virginia.

The demographics are widely diverse. There are 66 men, 16 women, 36 Whites, 21 Hispanics, 20 African Americans and five Asians. In this class, women make up nearly 20% of the recruits. Alanis said the percent is proof that the unit’s initiative to hire more women in law enforcement is working.

“I am very proud of the diversity that we have attracted to our department,” said Alanis. “I want our department to be reflective of our city.”

As the staff continues its work to increase the department’s numbers, Hall and Alanis agree it will take time, but Class #368 is a great start.

Please Help Identify Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the Public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in the videos. 

The Dallas Police Department is currently investigating four criminal mischief offense, that occurred at various churches in the South Central Division.  Please review the attached video.  If you recognize the involved suspect please call Detective Merenda at 214-671-4569.

 

 

Critical Missing – Tyler Lewis

Update:

Mr. Tyler Lewis has been located and is safe.

Original Post

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Tyler Lewis. Mr. Lewis was last seen in the 11300 block of Amanda Lane. Mr. Lewis was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and red pants with a white stripe.

Mr. Lewis may be a danger to himself. He is described as a 20-year-old Black male. He is 5’11 and weighs 160 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. 

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

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