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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

A first for Lowest Greenville - Robbery by a moving car

What was originally reported as an attempted kidnapping on Middle Greenville Avenue has turned out to be a robbery. According to the DPD report, the victim stated the suspect, in a vehicle driving on Greenville near Vanderbillt, grabbed him, pulled him into the vehicle window, where he was then held down and robbed of his iPhone, before being pushed out again (at about 1am Sunday morning).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Go-cam seizure was only the beginning of deputy sheriff's bad day

Way back on Memorial Day weekend, Dallas County Sheriff Deputy James Westbrook was deployed, along with hundreds of other law enforcement officers, in order to prohibit reckless behavior by motorcycle riders on the anniversary of a biker event where they shut down North Central Expressway in Dallas and sprayed graffiti on the road. In the course of his patrol, he stopped biker Chris Moore somewhere along Interstate 35. During his arrest of biker Chris Moore, Westbrook said:

The reason you're being pulled over is because I'm gonna take your camera and we're gonna use it as evidence of in the crimes that have been committed by other bikers.

When he refused to give up the camera, Westbrook created a lame excuse to arrest Moore (dirty license plate) and slammed his leg while shoving him into a squad car. It took nearly three months for the Sheriff Department to investigate and eventually suspend Westbrook for his behavior. (Video: WFAA News 8)

According to documents released this week under an Open Records Request, Westbrook bragged about the arrest on the DSO vehicle chat network and committed two other departmental infractions that same day.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Suspect sought in multiple residential burglaries in East Dallas

Update 10/26 - 33-year-old man confessed to trying to sexually assault woman in M Streets area

Dallas Police Department Burglary Detectives are actively searching for a suspect wanted in a series of residential burglaries that have occurred within the Central Patrol Division. The below listed offenses have occurred in close proximity of each other and may possibly be related.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Early morning home invasion @ 5100 Vanderbilt

Dallas Police are investigating a home invasion on the 5100 block of Vanderbilt Avenue (between Homer and Central Expressway) that occured between 745am and 815 am this (Thursday) morning.

According to an email alert sent out to neighbors at 835am:

OUR NEIGHBOR ... WAS ATTACKED THIS MORNING IN HER HOUSE!

A SHORT MEXICAN GUY WITH BUG EYES CAME INTO HER BEDROOM AND ATTACKED HER.

PLEASE BE ALERT

MORE INFO TO COME WHEN I KNOW MORE!!!!

COPS ARE ALL OVER OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

More information as we get it.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Police find M1 Carbine Rifle and ammo after arrest @ Greenville/Goodwin Friday evening

Dallas Police found M1 Carbine rifle in the car of two persons, one of whom was arrested, following people around the Goodwin/Greenville area of Dallas last evening.

According to DPD Offense Report 0255023-Z, just after 11pm…

Reporting Officers got a call on a white Pontiac with a black man with a black beanie cap who was following people around in the vehicle. Reporting Officers found the vehicle in the 5600 block of Goodwin.

The Suspect, on seeing the police, pulled into the parking lot at location and exited the vehicle. Reporting Officers tried to stop the suspect and Arrested Person. The Arrested Person pushed the Reporting Officers and was knocked to the ground and maced. The suspect ran off from the location northbound on Goodwin.

Reporting Officers found inside of the suspect vehicle an M1 Carbine with 17 rounds in clip [with] a gun case and 76 rounds.

0255023-Z

There's no explanation of why the rifle was in the vehicle. Due to TX-OU activities, we won't have any more information from the Police Department until probably Monday.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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