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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

Argument turns into a stabbing on Lowest Greenville

Update Friday 530pm, from the Dallas Police Department

Patrol officers were flagged down regarding a disturbance. Upon further investigation, officers discovered the complainant received a stab wound, left side of stomach, inflicted by a pocket knife. Complainant was transported by Dallas Fire Rescue MICU to Baylor Hospital. [Comments continue after break]

[Update 10am Friday] An argument turned into a stabbing out on Lowest Greenville on Thursday evening just before midnight. One person is in custody on a charge of aggravated assault. The victim was taken to Baylor with a not-very-deep stab wound to the gut.

Assault victim Jake Ferina, 38, of Rockwall, Texas, waiting for medical assistance after being stabbed in the lower gut.

The person holding the towel or papers has not been identified.
 
By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Dallas Fire/Rescue - It's none of your g'damn business where our ambulances are going

A few weeks ago, BD posted about how the Dallas' Fire/Rescue department was changing the way they posted information about active calls on their website. For example, what had been listed as a Motor Vehicle Accident on your corner was being listed as an EMS [Emergency Medical Service] Incident.

The department's PIO claimed it was due to concerns about patient privacy under HIPAA. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Their reasoning - Since they are a custodian of patient information, they were required to hide anything related to the incident. BD's retort - It's not a patient privacy issue to tell people you are rushing to an accident.

After two weeks of trading emails, each pointing out the other's failure to understand, and unanswered letters to recently appointed DFR Chief Louis Bright III, the City sent BD an f-you email today.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Dallas City Hall
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Another POS attorney gets disbarred - this time, it's personal!

Just a few months ago, the lawsuit filed against BD by Lost Society was dismissed with prejudice. It was only just a few short years ago that Fernando Mr. Meth Delivery Mule Rosales tried to shut this website down. Twice.

His attorney Armando Miranda never filed one legitimate brief on his client's behalf, missed all the depositions, and pretty much was a stick in the mud (no offense to the mud). What he did file was the ultimate in unprofessional use of cut and paste. His client was not much better - Rosales was busted for possessing 14# of meth in his car and the club. He's already been sentenced to 12 years out of Rockwall, and is waiting trials in Dallas for possession and filing false papers.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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Dallas police arrest 2 in Greenville Avenue armed robberies

Update @ 7am Thursday morning

The DPD Offense Reports for the incidents described below have been posted to the DPD website. They indicate that the two incidents did NOT take place near the corner of Greenville @ Richmond as stated in the DMN report. The complete reports are posted after the story break.

Incident #1 took place at approximately 1130pm when the perps robbed an employee of Good Records outside the store, then ran to a waiting car on La Vista Court. Incident #2 took place a few minutes later, at 1145pm. The perps robbed a female victim in a parking lot near 2100 Greenville @ Prospect. It was after the second incident that police were able to follow and eventually arrest two of the three perps.

After this news broke out last evening, local crimewatch coordinators are asking DPD officials why they were not notified of these incidents on Wednesday morning, as had been the practice after similar incidents occurred.


By ANDREW PANTAZI, Staff Writer, Dallas Morning News

Published: 08 August 2012 10:45 PM

Two suspects were arrested on robbery charges after two holdups Tuesday night on Greenville Avenue. Jammie Brown, 28, is accused of robbing two people at gunpoint with another man. Also in custody is Shakayla Grandberry, 26, who police say was driving the car Brown and the other man fled in. Police were unable to find the other man, who jumped out of the car before police captured Brown and Grandberry about midnight.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Can an intersection be jinxed??

Update Tuesday afternoon, from the CIty's sign department:

The sign tech arrived at this location on Tuesday. He looked at the stop sign from several distances. The only way to make the stop sign completely visible would be to cut off the entire left side of the tree. Rather than do this it was decided not to touch the tree at this time. I am referring this issue to Code Compliance.

The tree in question probably will need to come down. Upon inspection I will also refer overgrown tree issues back several houses to make the stop sign visible at the proper sight distance. I will create a service request for the District Engineer to check the location for possibly needing a Stop Ahead sign to be placed in advance of this intersection.

By regulation, vehicles are not supposed to park within 30 feet of a stop sign. I don't know what the police officer might have observed when on site for this accident. I am not able to tell how close the vehicle is to the stop sign. You might want to speak with a police officer to see if the vehicle parked near the stop sign needs to be cited.

A two-car collision at the intersection of Palo Pinto and Matilda early this afternoon has neighbors wondering - Is the intersection jinxed???

BD has photographed the results of two accidents at the intersection, both of which happened under similar conditions - Sunday lunchtime, beautiful weather, and claims that the driver going east on Palo Pinto never saw the Stop sign on the corner. Neighbors tell BD other accidents have occurred here, but those records are not online.

Today's accident resulted in minor injuries to the driver coming off Palo Pinto, identified as an SMU student. There were no injuries reported in the June accident.

Three vehicles were involved in the June incident- two that collided in the intersection, and a third parked in the driveway of the second house from the corner on the 5800 block of Palo Pinto, which was slightly damaged when one of the other cars was pushed across the lawn of the corner property into a fence.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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