Dallas police leave hospital ‘with our hearts broken’ after DWI suspect kills motorcycle officer

A 32-year Dallas police veteran was killed by a drunken driving suspect early Saturday while accompanying the funeral escort of a fellow officer on Interstate 20.

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Keeping Dallas Safe: Aggravated Robbery Suspects Arrested

Keeping Dallas Safe: Central CRT & Deployment Arrest Carjacker

Arrests Made: Double Homicide at Pueblo Park

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How Can Law Enforcement Mitigate the Opioid Crisis in America? – Patrol

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How Can Law Enforcement Mitigate the Opioid Crisis in America? – Patrol
by Doug Wyllie – Also by this author
6-8 minutes

Opioids don’t just kill drug addicts — opioids are killing officer morale as well
July 13, 2018

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced a new rule to “improve the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to combat the national opioid crisis.”

The rule states that “the Attorney General, through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), has issued and administers regulations setting aggregate production quotas for each basic class of controlled substances in schedules I and II, manufacturing quotas for individual manufacturers, and procurement quotas for manufacturers to produce other controlled substances or to convert the substances into dosage form.”

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Texas police allegedly find $4.8 million worth of drugs hidden inside man’s tires

Texas police allegedly find $4.8 million worth of drugs hidden inside man’s tires
By Fernando Ramirez
Updated 1:20 pm CDT, Monday, July 16, 2018

Austin police revealed the haul from a major drug bust last week that found $4.8 million worth of illegal drugs.

The Austin Police Department said they caught Armando Martinez, 43, smuggling 138 pounds of illegal narcotics inside the metal casings of his car tires. Authorities estimated the value of the drugs to be $4.8 million.

Police said they stopped Martinez last Tuesday because he was speeding and his car did not have a front license plate. During the traffic stop, a drug-sniffing dog gave a positive alert on the vehicle, leading to the discovery of the narcotics, police said.

Austin police said the tires had been modified with moon-shaped steel casings that were welded on. All four tires had illegal drugs, police said.

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Code Compliance opens registration for July Code Academy

The City of Dallas Department of Code Compliance Services has opened registration for the next Citizens Code Academy. The Academy is free, and is open to Dallas residents 18 years of age or older. The Academy is a three week program where attendees will learn about the Department, its staff and initiatives.

The class meets on consecutive Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. The next Academy will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, and conclude on July 24. Registration is limited to a maximum of 30 students, and is on a first come, first serve basis. For registrants who sign up after the class is full, they will be put on a waitlist for future Citizens Academy classes.

Learn more and register online here.

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TIPS–How to prevent car break-ins

One of the most infuriating things that can happen to a car owner – and it’s one of the most common forms of crime in the U.S. is the vehicle “smash-and-grab”. They don’t want your car, just the valuable in it – which you then have to replace while dealing with cost of repairing the broken window, lock, or stereo system.

While there’s no way to 100% deter these kinds of incidents, however; there are some common-sense steps you can take to make your vehicle a much less appealing target. Above all, thieves look for opportunities. Opportunities include what’s visible inside the car that is of value, the chances of being caught, the amount of time required to break in, and the amount of noise generated.  The windows in the vehicle make it easy to window shop. Make the thieves “work” for their prizes, and they’ll most likely just forget it and move on to an easier target. Continue reading

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How To Burglar Proof Doors

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How To Burglar Proof Doors
Hugo Reed
17-22 minutes

There are some really alarming statistics on home break-ins that I think every property owner should take the time to read. This information will give you an idea of just how crafty burglars and crooks can be. Not to sound dramatic, but it is about time burglars met their match. One of the best ways for property owners to accomplish this is by honing their physical security measures. A comprehensive and robust system of physical security measures helps keep homes and offices secure, even when there is no one around to monitor them. Continue reading

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Seven MS-13 Gang Members Arrested

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Dallas feds say they busted violent MS-13 gang members who attacked rivals with machetes and shotguns | Crime
Written By Samantha J. Gross
9-11 minutes

It’s a rite of passage for the young men: Maim or kill a rival gang member, according to prosecutors.

In the case of one North Texas MS-13 cell, that meant using shotguns, sledgehammers and even machetes — their weapon of choice, prosecutors said. On Friday, federal authorities in Dallas announced the arrests of seven local MS-13 gang members and associates on charges that include racketeering, attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon. Full story may not be visible without a subscription to the Dallas Newspaper.

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FTC Warns of Secret-Shopping Scam

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William E. Gibson
2 minutes

The Federal Trade Commission is warning that an old scam involving fraudulent checks and shopping has again reared its head.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers to watch out for the resurgence of a long-standing scam that combines fake checks with secret shopping.

“We’ve been hearing a lot about it lately,” Emma Fletcher of the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education wrote in an online consumer advisory.

“Here’s how it starts. Continue reading

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Nuisance RISK Property Team

Nuisance RISK Property Team

Mission Statement
The Nuisance Abatement Team forges vested partnerships with cooperative property owners to combat common and public nuisances. The utilization of criminal/civil statutes as well as local enforcement authority to compel uncooperative property owners to assist in the abatement of these nuisances.  This program is designed to rehabilitate these properties and revitalize the affected community. Nuisance RISK Property Team requires property owners after notification of the existence of a nuisance, to demonstrate proactive management of their properties in the abatement effort. Uncooperative property owners face criminal/civil actions to repair, demolish, close or forfeit their interest in the property when the nuisance goes unabated. The ultimate goal is to eliminate criminal nuisances. The aggregate benefits are revitalized neighborhoods that are safer and cleaner places in which to live, work and visit.​ Continue reading

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