Dallas Police Detectives Need Help Identifying Shampoo Thieves

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who were involved in a shop lift theft at the Dollar General store located at 4627 W. Kiest Boulevard.

On January 24, 2016 at about 3:48 p.m., the suspects entered the location and walked throughout the store as if they were shopping. The suspects loaded about 70 bottles of shampoo into their backpacks, totaling $350.00, and then ran out of the store on foot. 

The first suspect is described as a Latin female, around 20 years old, 5’6” tall, weighing 120 pounds. She was wearing a red jacket, jeans, and tan boots.


The second suspect is described as a Latin male, around 25-30 years old, 5’08” tall, weighing 185 pounds. He has a tattoo on the back of his head and he has large diamond tattoos over and under each eye. 


If anyone has any information about this offense or the identity of these suspects, they are asked to call Detective Cleary with the Southwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-7471.


Keeping Dallas Safe: Northeast Patrol Officers Arrest Multiple Suspects for Residential Burglary

The quick response of Northeast Patrol officers and a vigilant neighbor led to the arrest of multiple suspects in a residential burglary on Tuesday.

On March 15, 2016 at about 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of San Saba Drive for a call from a witness stating that her neighbor’s house was being burglarized by three Latin males. The witness was able to give the officers detailed physical descriptions of the suspects and their get away vehicle. The responding officers were then able to stop the suspect vehicle down the road and recover the victim’s stolen property. 

One adult suspect was arrested for Burglary of a Habitation and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. The other two juvenile suspects were arrested and transported to the Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center.   

Thank you to the Northeast Patrol officers for working hard and keeping Dallas safe!


Community Awareness: Robbery and Theft at Katy Trail and Reverchon Park

The Dallas Police Department would like the public to be aware of the following offenses that occurred near the Katy Trail. The two cases do not appear to be related. Please remember to always be aware of your surroundings and try to walk in groups rather than alone. 

Reverchon Park, Theft from Person – 2200 Turtle Creek                                   

On January 9, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., a female victim, 31, was jogging on the Katy Trail. When she exited the trail and entered Reverchon Park, a black male suspect stepped in front of her and yelled “give me all your money” several times. The victim tossed a five-dollar bill at the suspect, sprayed him with mace, and ran away. The suspect did not pursue her.

The suspect was described as a black male, 23 years old, 6’0’’ tall weighing 200 lbs., wearing a gray hoodie, black wind pants, gray beanie, and black headphones.  This case is being investigated as a Theft from Person offense, a 3rd degree felony, because the suspect made no threats and did not display a weapon.

 Individual Robbery – 1600 Lyte Street                                   

On January 13, 2016, at 4:24 p.m., a male victim was walking in the 1600 block of Lyte Street after coming off the Katy Trail near the American Airlines Center when he was approached by two black male suspects who engaged him in conversation. As he continued walking, one of the suspects struck him in the head with an unknown object knocking him to the ground. The victim ran away from the suspects. The suspects caught up to him, slammed him to the ground and stole his cell phone. Both suspects fled on foot when witnesses intervened.

The first suspect is described as a black male, 19 years old, 6’ 0” tall, short hair, wearing all black. The second suspect is described as a black male, 16-19 years old, 5’ 8” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with a light skin tone. 

It does not appear that the suspects in either of the offenses near the Katy Trail are related.  Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information related to these offenses, call Dallas Police detectives at 214-671-3584.


Detectives Seeking Information in Northaven Robberies

On January 12, 2016 at about 4:30 am, a Latin male victim was walking in the parking lot of the Sedona Ranch Apartments in the 2700 block of Northaven Road when he observed a Latin male suspect exit a red 4-door sedan, possibly a Pontiac, and approach him on foot. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. The victim complied and surrendered his cash. The suspect returned to the suspect vehicle and the victim ran off.  Moments later the victim heard gunshots and observed the red 4-door sedan exiting the complex. The victim returned to the parking lot and located a second Latin male victim who had been shot.

The second victim had been sitting in his car warming the engine when the red 4-door sedan pulled up behind him. The suspect exited the suspect vehicle and opened the second victim’s car door.  The suspect pointed a handgun at the second victim and demanded money. The second victim informed the suspect that he did not have any money at which time the suspect shot the second victim, walked to his vehicle, and drove off.

The first victim was not injured. The second victim is in stable condition at Parkland Hospital and is expected to recover.

The suspect communicated with both victims in Spanish and he is described as a Latin male 35-45 years of age, 5’ 7” tall, weighing 150 pounds, bearded, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans, and armed with a handgun. The suspect vehicle is described as a red Pontiac 4-door Sedan. No license plate was observed.

Anyone with information related to this or any other violent crime is asked to call Dallas police at 214-671-3584.


Press Conference: Multiple Homicides

On Sunday, January 10, 2016, at approximately 9:36 a.m., Dallas police officers received a call about a male lying in a ditch at 3606 Kolloch Drive. The victim, Mr. Charles McBride, Black male 01/09/1950, was found to be deceased from gunshot wounds. The victim’s vehicle, a white 2002 Cadillac CTS with Texas license plate DSW-7269, is missing.  Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death and are requesting the public’s help with any information regarding the murder of Mr. McBride.

Charles McBride (Victim)

Charles McBride (Victim)

2002 Cadillac CTS (Not Actual Vehicle)

2002 Cadillac CTS
(Not Actual Vehicle)

Approximately 13 hours later, around 10:45 p.m., officers received a report at the intersection of Kirnwood Drive and Hampton Road regarding a male sitting inside his vehicle who appeared to be unresponsive. The victim, Reginald Dwayne Chambers, Black male 01/06/1972, was found inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Dallas Fire Rescue transported Mr. Chambers to Charlton Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Homicide Detectives are likewise requesting the public’s help with any information regarding the murder of Mr. Chambers.

Reginald Dwayne Chambers

Reginald Dwayne Chambers (Victim)

On January 11, 2016 at about 1:00 a.m., Dallas police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a man lying in the street in the 1700 block of Ridgedorf Drive.  The caller described hearing a gunshot and then dogs barking. When the caller looked outside he saw the victim.  When officers arrived, they found an unidentified Latin male in critical condition suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Dallas Fire Rescue transported him to Baylor hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries. This investigation is on-going. Detectives are working to identify the victim and suspect in this case. 

None of the three murders appear to be related.  We hope that anyone who has information regarding any of these offenses will call Dallas police detectives at 214-671-3584.   We appreciate the families and public’s patience as we work to solve the murders of these individuals.

Critical Missing: Wade Cole

Update: On January 2, 2016 at about 1:30 P.M., Mr. Wade Cole was located safe with family members. 

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Wade Cole. On January 2, 2016, at around 1:20 a.m., Mr. Cole was last seen on foot in the 3000 block of Groveview Drive. Mr. Cole has made threats to harm himself and police believe he is in danger. Mr. Cole is described as a 34 year old Black male and is 6’04”, weighs 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Cole was last seen wearing black pants, black shoes, and no shirt. 

If anyone locates Mr. Wade Cole or knows his whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 or contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Wade Cole

Wade Cole

Do You Know These Purse Thieves?

On December 6, 2015 at about 4:30 P.M., multiple victims reported that they had their purses or wallets stolen from their shopping carts while they were shopping at the Target located at 6419 Skillman Street.

The first suspect is a Black female between 40 and 50 years old. She is short in stature, heavy set and was last seen wearing a red sweater and dark pants. 

The second suspect is a Black male in his 50’s, bald, tall, with a medium build. 

The female would approach and talk to the victim before taking their purse while the male suspect acted as a lookout. These offenses are documented on case numbers 283638-2015 and 283645-2015.

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with any information about the identity of these suspects contact Detective Hubner of the Northeast Investigative Unit at 214-670-4415. 

Press Conference: Community Awareness – Indecency With a Child

The Dallas Police Department has identified 3 separate incidents where an adult male suspect has approached teenage girls on their way to or from school. We believe all three incidents to be related.  Informational bulletins were distributed on the first two offenses and with a possible third case we need the help of the community to identify leads or a suspect in these cases.

The first offense occurred on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at approximately 9:00 am, when a 17 year old female, while walking to school in the 1000 block of Hutchins, was assaulted by an unknown male, possibly with the intent to abduct her.  The victim was able to free herself and the suspect fled the location in a newer model dark colored vehicle.  The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 5’6”, and 185 pounds.  The suspect was wearing a navy blue hoodie and blue jeans.  This offense was reported on case number 118721-2015.

The second incident occurred on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at approximately 4:30 pm, when a 16 year old female was walking home in the 3500 Block of Blue Ridge Drive. The victim was walking behind the Zion Apostolic Temple Church when she walked past a black, 4-door, newer model vehicle that was parked on a dirt road behind the church.  The victim continued to walk across the soccer field at Doris Berry Park when she heard someone running towards her.  When the victim turned around she saw a black male wearing only a t-shirt with his genitals exposed.  The female ran from the location and police were notified. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, light skinned, short beard, 5”9”, 190 pounds.  The Suspect was wearing a dark grey Polo type shirt. This offense was reported on Case Number 239132-2015.

The latest incident occurred on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at approximately 6:30 pm. A 14 year old female and her 17 year old female friend were walking home from school in the 1000 block of Hutchins when they were approached by an unknown male suspect.  This suspect exited a vehicle at the location wearing only a shirt and chased the two victims while exposing his genitals.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 6’0”, 200 pounds, wearing a white shirt.  The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer model, 4 door, black, possible Honda Accord.

This offense was reported on Case Number 280666-2015.

There is a coordinated effort between resources of the Investigative Bureau and the South Central Patrol Division to locate and identify this suspect; this includes detectives reviewing video from area businesses for possible leads.

Again, we ask that anyone having additional information on these offenses contact Detective Ortiz at 214- 671-4473 or Detective DelaPaz at 214-671-4205.

Detectives Seeking Information About Jewelry Theft

On November 19, 2015 at about 11:30 A.M., the suspect entered the Sears store at the Southwest Center Mall and approached the jewelry counter. The suspect asked to see a ring in the display so the sales associate pulled out the ring and gave it to the suspect. When the sales associate looked away, the suspect put the ring in his pocket and gave the associate a fake ring in its place. The suspect then walked out the door and left the location.

The suspect is described as a 6’0 to 6’2 Black male in his early to mid 20’s. Detectives from the Dallas Police Southwest Investigative Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect.Sears Theft

If you have any information about this offense please contact Southwest Investigative Detective Cleary at 214-670-7471. This offense is documented on case number 271232-2015.


Public Safety Meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Below are the topics of discussion for the Public Safety Committee meeting for Tuesday, December 8, 2015. 

Index Crime Report

The following crime statistics represent data from January 1 to December 3, 2015:


FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2014

The Dallas Police Department ranks fifth among major cities according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2014. In 2013, Dallas ranked sixth for safest city. The city’s rank has continued to drop in this last decade. However, Dallas has the most significant decline in crime among major Texas cities and cities across the nation. This is a reflection of the involvement of our citizens and the hard work of our officers.

Call Types and Priorities

Emergency calls are dispatched on a priority system. The following chart provides a better understanding of the types of calls, their priority in the system, and the department’s goal for response time. 


Cite & Release Pilot

The Dallas Police Department is proposing a Cite & Release pilot program.  Cite & Release is a new law that authorizes officers to issue a citation requiring the person to appear before a magistrate at a later date in lieu of an immediate appearance. The law applies only to certain Class A or Class B misdemeanors and the person must reside in the county where the offense occurred. Some of the offenses included in Cite and Release are: 

Possession of Marijuana (Class A and B), Criminal Mischief (Class B), Theft (Class B)

Criminal Nuisance Abatement Process (S.A.F.E.)

The Nuisance Abatement Unit is comprised of Dallas Police officers who work in partnership with Dallas Fire-Rescue, Code Compliance, and the City Attorney’s Office. The purpose of the unit is to combat the use of property as a base for criminal operations. The Nuisance Abatement Team will seek property owner compliance, however, non-compliance can result in civil penalties and other legal action.