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BD photo exclusive: DPD officer suffers heart attack on Santa Fe Trail

A Dallas Police bicycle patrol officer was in critical condition after collapsing on the Santa Fe Trail @ Henderson Avenue, possibly caused by a heart attack.

On Sunday, the Dallas Police Association tweeted the officer was responding to medical staff commands and squeezing hands.

BD lives close to where the incident took place; on his way over, he heard a DPD officer say (on a scanner channel) - We need an ambulance RIGHT NOW!

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Motorcyclist serious injured in collision @ Matilda/Goliad Sunday evening

An motorcycle / vehicle accident on Lowest Greenville is reported to have claimed one life on Sunday evening.

Dallas/Fire Rescue responded to an accident at the intersection at 540pm Sunday evening. The officers on the scene reported it as a Signal 27 (Death) and asked for DPD officers to respond.

The as-yet-unidentified motorcyclist was taken to Baylor Hospital, but we have no additional information.

DPD Accident Investigators were still on the scene at 7pm.

More photos after the jump...

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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DART bus driver purposely spooks carriage horse in Highland Park

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus driver decided that his lowly existence as a bus driver was not bad enough, so he thought it might be fun to see if he could spook a Highland Park carriage ride horse by tooting his horn.

He did, and it did.

A horse-drawn carriage taking visitors around the Christmas light displays in Highland Park wrecked out in the shopping center at Fitzhugh and Oak Lawn on Sunday evening after a DART bus driver honked his horn in what many witnesses described as a deliberate attempt to spook the horses.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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When Vegans Collide: Gunfire at Whole Foods Lakewood (updated)

Gunfire erupted in the Whole Foods late Saturday evening after two vehicles bumped in the parking lot. At least two shots were fired by a (not-yet-identified) person who immediately surrendered. The victim was taken to a local hospital, but as of this writing his condition is not known.

Update, 1015 am, Sunday morning

The DPD offense report is now online - click here to read it. The charge is listed as Aggravated Assault. The shooting victim has been identified as Francisco Alcarez of Dallas. DPD's Public Information Office reports Mr. Alcarez survived the shooting.

More photos here...
All photos Copyright 2013 / Avi S. Adelman
By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Uncle Julio's (closed) restaurant burns in 3-alarm fire

The spirit of a gazillion margarita swirls filled the air as the (long-closed) Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant on Way Upper Greenville Avenue @ Meadow burned in a three-alarm fire early Monday morning.

Click here to see BD's library of photos from the fire

Per Dallas Fire/Rescue...

At 23:50 Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call for a structure fire at the 7500 block of Greenville Avenue, near the Meadow Road intersection.

When first responding companies arrived, they reported out with a large boarded up facility with lots of fire coming from it. While initial attempts were made to breach an entry point, the fire grew far too intense and was fought defensively from the onset.

Though the fire has officially been tapped out, fire crews are still at the scene conducting overhaul procedures. Damage to the building was so severe that its condition was deemed unsafe for entry and, as a result, will have to be demolished.

There have been no reported injuries to any firefighters or civilians as a result of the fire, and the cause is under investigation.

and this morning...

I’ve received emails from multiple agencies asking if we had found a body at the scene of the Greenville 3-alarm fire.

Other than to tell you that I saw it on NBC, I can’t confirm it. However, considering that it is most likely the case, I am headed to the scene to gather the details.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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