Homicide Unit Requesting Public’s Help

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The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating two Latin males who may have witnessed the shooting death of David McGary. 

This offense occurred on October 30, 2015, at approximately 11:40 PM, at 3333 S. Haskell Avenue near the Texaco gas station.  This offense was recorded on case number 253125-2015.

Anyone with any information about this offense should contact Detective J. White at 214-671-3690 or contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477). 

Street Closures Downtown on November 1st

Sunday, November 1, 2015 (7:00am – 7:30pm) BROAD DAYLIGHT, LLC will film scenes for an upcoming feature film called “LBJ” and will require street closures around Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. 

The City of Dallas has approved road closures surrounding the area: Elm (400–600 block), Main (400-600 block), South Houston (100 block) and North Houston (100-200 block) will all be impacted by a full closure.  Commerce (300-600 block) will be impacted for short periods of time.

A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the film production company in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions. Parking garages and open businesses will not be blocked and pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely.

The film set is closed to the public.  Citizens in the area are advised that live blank gunfire will be heard periodically throughout the day on Sunday, November 1.

Please note:  In case of inclement weather on Sunday, November 1 the street closures will be rescheduled for either Monday, November 2 from 9:30am – 4:00pm or Tuesday, November 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm.

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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

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On October 17, 2015, Michael Chapa, Jr. (L/M 6-20-1980) met the female victim outside of a nightclub in the 10300 block of Technology Boulevard as she was walking to her vehicle. He introduced himself using an alias name. He told the victim he would walk her to her vehicle. They talked and they agreed to go to breakfast together at a nearby restaurant, so the victim got into Chapa’s vehicle.

Chapa drove past the restaurant, causing the victim alarm, and took her to his residence where he sexually assaulted her.  The victim was later able to flee on foot. Once Chapa’s true identity became known, detectives with the Dallas Police Department’s Sexual Assault squad executed a search and arrest warrant at Chapa’s residence and took him into custody.  He was then booked into the Dallas County Jail and his bond was set at $25,000. Chapa has since been released on bond.

If you have any additional information related to this offense or have been approached in this way by Michael Chapa Jr. previously, you are asked to contact Detective Kramer of the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-3584.

Dallas PAL Full Court Press: Prep for Success

The Dallas Police Athletic League in partnership with National Basketball Legends, National PAL, NBA Cares, Leadership Foundations, and Jobsy Wobsy present Full Court Press: Prep for Success. This is a FREE youth basketball and mentoring clinic for under-served boys and girls, ages 8-17, in cities across the United States. The program is designed to introduce participating youth to positive role models in both basketball and life, with equal time spent on the basketball court, in the classroom, and at the mentoring round table as a part of robust curriculum. See the flyer below for more information. and the waiver and registration forms.

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Jewelry Thieves Caught on Camera

On September 8, 2015 at about 3:00 a.m., two suspects pried open the rear door of the Buckner Gold and Silver business. The suspects disconnected the alarm system from the wall and then began to empty shelves of jewelry into a large plastic trash can they found at the location. The suspects are seen on video examining the business’ safe before they exit through the rear door with the stolen jewelry. This offense is documented on case number 208684-2015. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this offense.  If you have information that can help solve this crime, please contact the Crime Stoppers Tip line at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

Do You Know This Purse Thief?

 

On October 2, 2015, the victim was walking on the third level of the Nordstrom parking garage at the Galleria Mall when she was approached by an unknown Black male suspect. The suspect approached the victim and asked her if she lost her credit cards while he held three unknown cards in his hand. The suspect then demanded the victim’s purse and tried to pull it from her arm. The victim and suspect briefly struggled over the purse. The suspect was able to get away with the victim’s purse and fled the location in a small, white vehicle.

If you have any information about this offense, please contact Detective Bishop with the North Central Investigative Unit at (214) 670-7240.

Dallas Officers “Adopt” Family In Need

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On August 27, 2015, at about 4:30 p.m., Senior Corporal Berry, #10207, responded to a health and welfare check in the 300 block of Upton Street. Senior Corporal Berry met with a single mother at the location who is deaf, unemployed and raising two children. The children had missed the first week of school because they were unable to afford school uniforms. Senior Corporal Berry contacted the South Central Division Neighborhood Police Office seeking assistance for the mother and her children.

The South Central Neighborhood Police Office sent Senior Corporals Jernigan #7979, Noel #8464, and Dickens #7958, to meet with the family and discovered that they were living in substandard conditions. The officers were pleasantly surprised by the family’s cheerful spirit and warm attitude despite their situation. The officers then took it upon themselves to purchase school supplies, school uniforms, and shoes for both of the children so they could go to school.

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The officers felt compelled to do more to help the family so they asked family, friends, and other officers to donate living room furniture, a mattress, tables, gift cards, and a television. Senior Corporal Jernigan said they feel like they have “adopted the family as a unit.” They regularly keep in contact with the family and they recently received a donation of a washer and dryer that will be delivered soon.

The Dallas Police Department is incredibly proud of these officers for their caring attitude and their outstanding service to the community. Thank you for your hard work!  

Several officers helped the family by donating goods and moving furniture. We would like to thank and recognize the following officers for their involvement:

Senior Corporal Berry #10207

Senior Corporal Bronner #10298

Senior Corporal Cross #8652

Senior Corporal Dickens #7958

Senior Corporal Green #8644

Senior Corporal Jernigan #7979

Senior Corporal Noel #8464

Senior Corporal Wickens #7533

Sergeant Thomas #6804

Students at Fowler Middle School Write Letters to Dallas Police Officers

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The Dallas Police Department would like to give a huge thank you to the seventh and eighth grade students of Fowler Middle School in Coach Rutland’s class for writing thank you letters to police officers and firefighters in Dallas, Frisco, and Plano. Coach Rutland said she wanted her students to be “appreciative of law enforcement officers and firefighters.”

She said, “my students and I both admire the work and service your profession carries out. Words can only express a portion; however, I hope these letters show the impact and difference you all make. It does not go unnoticed.”

One student, Eric, stated in his letter, “I”m writing to thank you for putting yourself in the way of my family and the not-so-great people of the world. By doing so, it really shows that you care for your community, your people, and your country.”

Another student, Milith, said “It’s hard to imagine what it would be like without you. Everyone would be living in fear and terror while bad people roamed the street. But people like you are brave enough to get out there and put a halt to criminals. You are one of the main reasons we are leading happy lives. I think I can speak for the whole world when I say THANK YOU!”

Thank you again to Coach Rutland and her students for taking the time to write letters for our officers. We truly appreciate your kind words and the show of support.

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Help US Identify U-Haul Theft Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who was captured on video  taking a U-Haul truck without permission.

On September 19, 2015, between the hours of 2:40 a.m. and 2:46 a.m., the unknown suspect  captured in the above video took a U-Haul truck from 7015 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. The video shows a Black male walking around the parking lot in what appears to be dark-colored shorts and a white T Shirt. The male also appears to have braids and a receding hairline. On September 20, 2015, the stolen U-haul truck was abandoned and recovered by officers at 11810 C.F. Hawn Service Road. Officers inventoried the U-haul and found a full size ATM that had been broken open.

If you have any information regarding this offense or know the identity of the person in the video, please contact Crime Stoppers at  214-373-TIPS (8477) or the Major Crimes Unit at 214-671-3322.

Car Burglars Caught on Video Surveillance


 

On August 22, 2015, at approximately 1:00 P.M., officers responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle in the 1300 block of North Buckner Boulevard. Witnesses said they observed two Black male suspects in an unknown white vehicle. They observed one of the suspects enter the victim’s vehicle and take U.S. currency.  It is believed that the suspects may have observed the victim conducting an earlier banking transaction and followed the victim to the offense location. This offense is documented on case number 195055-2015.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating suspects that committed this offense.  If anyone has any information regarding the suspects or this offense, please contact Northeast Investigative Detective Winkler at 214-671-0165.