Public safety

Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

Why was Wednesday's pre-anti-SLAPP hearing so important???

Earlier this week, BD's lawyer scored a major victory in the ongoing saga (more like an Italian opera without the fat lady) of Kingston vs Adelman now playing out in the Dallas County Courthouse. To quote from the Dallas Observer piece

Through his attorney, Justin Nichols of San Antonio, Adelman has asked that the suit be dismissed under Texas' anti-SLAPP laws, which prohibit lawsuits meant only to stifle criticism. That motion wasn't considered today; however, the judge did consider whether letters sent by both sides during an attempted settlement negotiation could be used to prove Adelman's assertion that the lawsuit is an attempt to shut him up. The judge eventually granted that motion.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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Dallas police say they're 'investigating circumstances leading to injuries sustained' by comatose Dallas attorney

Dallas Morning News / Travis Hudson / 5:37 pm on December 12, 2012

Update at 5:37 p.m: Moments ago, Dallas PD tweeted a brief note concerning Damien Falgoust. It also refers to the attorney as an "injured person," and says, in full:

The Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person's Division is investigating a report that involves Mr. Damien Falgoust. Detectives are investigating the circumstances leading to injuries sustained to Mr. Falgoust on December 7, 2012, at 2:30 am, in the 1900 block of Greenville Avenue. Detectives continue to keep Mr. Falgoust's family abreast of the progress of the investigation. Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Dallas Police Department – Detective D. Singer at 214-671-3854 or 214-671-3603.

Update at 5:24 p.m. by staff writer Robert Wilonsky: A search of Dallas Police Department incident reports shows the assault on Damien Falgoust has been classified as an "injured person." The report says Falgoust was "apparently assaulted" by unknown suspects, and that Dallas Fire-Rescue "received [an] unconscious person call" at 1914 Greenville Avenue at 2:31 a.m. Friday. It also notes that Dallas police "were not contacted."

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Thief caught on camera stealing from Dodie's Reef


Posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

DALLAS – Dallas police say a brazen thief snuck in the back door of Dodie's on Greenville Ave. and got away with $985 belonging to employees.

Dodie's has been in business along lower Greenville Avenue for 23 years. Its owner is very satisfied that people are safe when they come here to eat and drink. But there is still the need to be careful. The restaurant's set up to embrace its 'Big Easy' feel –– the Cajun food comes out quickly and a back door leads to a parking lot.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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WalMart Lowest Greenville employees busted for embezzling pre-paid credit cards

When word first started coming out last year that WalMart was moving into the old Whole Foods, the first thing BD did was to pull up the crime reports for their (similar) Neighborhood Market on Central @ Hall Streets.

It was no shock to see this location getting at least one hit per day average by the Dallas Police Department for everything from shoplifting to burglary of motor vehicles since the day it opened. They have an off-duty officer working at the store most evenings, based on the sign-in's BD hears on the DPD scanner. So it's no surprise to see that our new neighbor has had it's share of crime in the few months it's been open - two attempts at passing forged currency, to be exact. One attempt to cite BD for trespassing, check.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Burglars busted on Belmont! (updated)

Update @ 11/27 - DPD sent us the summary of the original incident report (the burglary in progress) and a follow-up regarding found property on a nearby property. The first report was not posted to the DPD website since it was mis-classified as an MIR - Minor Incident Report (eg on the same level as a traffic light not working, it's a piece of information but not very important).

291468Z – MIR, 5519 Belmont, 11/24/2012, 11:20am. - Officers dispatched to location regarding burglary in progress. Neighbor saw suspects jump fence into back yard. Suspects were located by RO's (Reporting Officers) inside backyard apartment (RO's obtained key from owner), hiding under the bed. RO's determined suspects were also spotted by another neighbor on a Signal 32 call (callsheet is attached). Witnesses saw suspects walking between residences with a bag in their hands. RO's canvassed the neighborhood looking for signs of an offense (Burglary of a Motor Vehicle or Burglary of a Residence and found nothing. Suspect 1 (Burkett, Marcus) admitted to ROs that he had priors for Burglary (AIS shows arrest, DPD, for Burglary in 2007, sexual assault in 2005). Suspect 2, Razo, AIS shows home address 5519 Belmont, and an arrest, DPD, Theft, 2006. On 291468Z, no arrest, no offense made.

291562Z – Found property, 5515 Belmont. Reporting Person was in his backyard (5515 Belmont) and found property near the back fence (wallet, make up bag, cash). Prop taken to property room, service number 291468Z was referenced.

Dallas Police officers, responding to a 'residential burglary in progress' call on the 5500 block of Belmont Avenue, arrested two Hispanic males on the property shortly after noon Saturday. Scanner traffic indicated they were jumping fences behind homes in the area when police arrived. Neighbors told BD they did not recognize the persons taken into custody and did not think they were living in the garage apartment behind the house.

The homeowners (an older couple) were not in the house at the time of the incident.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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