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Dumb, drunk and on camera ... just another Saturday night on Lower Greenville

Since this is Labor Day weekend, the crowds on Lower Greenville were not so overwhelming.

The DPD reports-

Friday was warm with a light manageable crowd. We had few problems and arrested only one for Public Intoxication. There were no loud noise complaints and no serious offenses.

Saturday was warm with a large crowd. We had approximately five minor skirmishes one of those a fight with minor injuries. There was one loud noise complaint ... that resulted in a first warning for the year.

We arrested 15 persons for Public Intoxication. We had no serious offenses reported.

At least five vehicles were ticketed and/or towed off the new Resident Parking Only zones on 5600 Richmond and 5700 La Vista on Saturday evening.

BD was out on the streets early this morning, collecting more video for his Lower Greenville image library. It was an opportunity to capture life on the street, as it was happening, in real time.

Does BD sound Hollywood enough yet?

[Consumer warning: Obscene language, bad attitude, bad hair]

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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406 drunks on the street, knock one down, turn 'em around ... then post their names on the Internet

Effective June 20, 2013

This list is based on Dallas Police Department records at the time of the arrest and subsequent posting. We do not and will follow each case until it's conclusion - you were arrested, and that's all we care to post. If you decide that it's imperative to have your name removed from this list, such as for a security clearance, family matters or simply because you don't want your friends to know you were busted from being drunk, there is an option.

You can pay an administrative fee of $251 to have your name removed. In addition to having it deleted from this site (and only this site, not the whole Internet), you will recieve a signed affidavit from me (the publisher) confirming that your name was removed on such and such a date.

IMPORTANT - Removing your name from this site does not prevent the Dallas Police Department or any other agency from releasing this information again. In order to remove your name from official (read - government) records, you will need to hire an attorney to start a process called expunction. It ain't cheap but it can be done.

To start the process, send an email to the publisher at this link - avi@barkingdogs.org. We will reply promptly.


Last September, BD posted the names of nearly 1,000 persons arrested for Public Intoxication and other misdemeanor crimes on and around the Lower Greenville area (see One thousand drunks on the street and counting) between January 1, 2005 and August 26, 2006.

It's time to update the list by posting a list of all arrests in the area between September 1, 2006 and July 31, 2007. The list includes arrests between 7pm and 5am, prime partying hours no matter the day of the week.

The only difference between the two lists is location - this year's list is sorted by DPD Reporting Areas and not specific arrest locations.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Welcome to Resident Parking Only Zone #13

BD admits to being a little bit superstitious. But for now, 13 is our favorite lucky number - at least until 14 pops up.

The signs for Lower Greenville's newest Resident Parking Only Zone - #13 - were installed on Tuesday afternoon.

The zone covers the 5700 block of La Vista between Greenville and Matilda, intersecting 1900 Hope Street (which has been RPO since 2000).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Another armed robbery on Lower Greenville

An armed robbery took place on the 5700 block of Oram Street on Sunday evening, August 12, 2007, at approximately 6:15pm.

According to the victim (whom we will not identify), she was walking her dog west on the north side of Oram Street (the TXU substation side of the street), when a black male approached her and demanded her purse.

After she brushed him off, the assailant pulled out a small weapon, pointed it in her face and pulled the trigger, resulting in a loud gunshot noise - the weapon was apparently a starter pistol.

At the same time, he grabbed the purse and ran off.

Police believe this suspect is the same person who committed an armed robbery at the Tom Thumb at Skillman and Abrams Road earlier in the afternoon.

The gunman was originally identified as a street person, but the victim does not believe this to be the case. He was too clean, too neat, to be a homeless person, in her opinion.

This is the second armed-robbery attempt in the Lower Greenville area in the past month.

On July 22nd, two groups of bar patrons were robbed at gunpoint while walking to Lower Greenville Avenue. The first robbery took place 5800 Prospect @ Matilda and a few minutes later the same assailant robbed someone at 5800 Richmond @ Matilda.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville

Crime alert: Armed robbery @ Prospect/Matilda

There was one armed robbery and one attempted robbery by the same suspect just before midnight Saturday evening on the east side of Greenville. The first attempt took place at Prospect and Matilda, followed by another at Richmond and Matilda, just one block north.

The suspect is described as a black male with short close cornrow hair wearing a light blue shirt, shorts, smoking a Black and Mild cigar, and armed with a pistol.

No one was injured in either incident.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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