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DPD February Safety Update

**Crime Alert** Towards the end of January and beginning of February, we have identified a crime trend regarding thefts from businesses and apartment leasing offices.  The offenses have occurred in Central Division (Uptown, East Dallas, Farmers Market).
The suspects are entering apartment leasing offices AND businesses looking for property left unattended.  The tactic being used is to ask a question or request information that will take the attention of the victim away from the items of interest for the suspects.  Once the victim has been distracted, one of the suspects is reaching over or simply picking up items of value and fleeing the location.
 
The suspects are parking their vehicles close to the entrance and facing a direction that is easy for them to escape.
 

Suspects Information:
  • Two (2) black males, approximately 18-25 years of age
  • A recent victim stated that one of the suspects had a very large lower lip.
  • During one of the offenses, the victim stated that there were three (3) suspects who entered together prior to taking property
  • 4-Door Gold/Yellow/Tan Buick or Cadillac car

Please continue to use extra vigilance not only while at home or during personal time, but also during your time at your place of employment.  It is suggested that you do not leave any items of value in unsecured places.
 
Should you encounter suspicious person(s) at anytime, please call 911 immediately and provide a description of the individual(s) in order for Officers to respond and determine if there are any actions that need to be taken.
 
Technology. We all love it and if you’re like me, you probably couldn’t function if the advances we have made disappeared.  As you’re reading this on your iPad, Android tablet, iPhone, HTC phone, the Dallas Police Department is posting information via Twitter, Facebook, updating active call sheets for public use, and so much more.  DPD has grown as a department in many ways and with the evolution of technology, so has our ability to provide you a tool belt of resources for your use 24/7 to stay informed.
 
Have you ever:
  • found yourself looking out the window to see 6 Dallas Police Cars on the corner and wonder “what is going on?”
    • Did you know that you can look on DPD website and find a list of ACTIVE calls?
      • All you have to do is click ACTIVE CALLS and sort them by Division, look up Central, and there ya go!  You will be able to see the nature of the call, priority level, date and time it was dispatched, the police element assigned to, and even the location!
  • wanted to look up police reports yourself and browse them based on specifically where you live?
    • You can access police offense reports and read the portion available to the general public!
    • If you don’t know what “beat” or “reporting area”, you can do a street search based on YOUR home address and get that information.
  • Needed to report a crime tip or information regarding offenses?  A link to iWatch Dallas is available on the website as well!

Click here to download a tip sheet on how to review a few key features of www.dallaspolice.net!  I encourage you to look at the website and click through it to learn about the abundance of information available at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
 
One final reminder in regards to property in your vehicles:  Lock.Take.Hide.
 
Until next time, stay safe.
 
Albert Sanchez #9914
Neighborhood Patrol Officer | Dallas Police Department
214.608.6442 |  albert.sanchez@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us | www.dallaspolice.net
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