SWAT raid leads to arrests at Oak Lawn apartment

Cory Smith with NBC5 (KXAS-TV) tweeted these photos of a SWAT operation in Oak Lawn Thursday afternoon, Feb. 9.

Four people are reportedly in custody following a SWAT operation at an apartment located near Dickerson Avenue, between Wycliff and Douglas, according to reports posted on Twitter by Cory Smith with NBC5, KXAS-TV.

Dallas police spokeswoman Diana Flores told Dallas Morning News a SWAT was serving a warrant in the area but offered no other details.

At about 1 p.m., Smith reported hearing “a series of loud booms in the Oak Lawn area,” and tweeted that there was “a growing police presence. Multiple officers.”

In successive tweets, Smith noted that four people had been taken into custody. At about 2 p.m., he tweeted, “State police now inside apartment that was target of SWAT operation in Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs area.”

Smith posted several photos, including one of the apartment building and several of men being led away in handcuffs by SWAT officers.

One of the men arrested as been identified by several sources as a former Club Stallions dancer who appeared in at least one Naked Sword Originals porn film.

We’ll update as we get more information.

—  Tammye Nash

Cafe Brazil on Cedar Springs has re-opened in its new space

Back in October, we reported that the long-standing Cedar Springs location of Cafe Brazil would relocate to the space previously occupied by the Drama Room and other night clubs. Three months later, that plan has become a reality.

The new Cafe Brazil is officially open today, “serving hot coffee for a cold world” as they promise on their signage.

The new space — just yards away on the same side of the street, between Thai Lotus Kitchen and Street’s Fine Chicken — offers twice the seating capacity as the old cafe, and will again include a patio, as well as bar window seating. A rep for Cafe Brazil also told Dallas Voice this week that the same staff will come over from the old place, so there should be a minuscule learning curve. And of course the menu — hearty breakfasts, fine coffees and the like — will continue.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 7 (the final one)

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the last of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 6

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the sixth of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 5

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the fifth of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 4

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the fourth of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 3

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the third of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 2

Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the second of several slide shows sharing his photos.

—  Tammye Nash

PHOTOS: The Halloween Block Party, Part 1

Posted on 31 Oct 2016 at 3:39pm
Chuck Marcelo of Marcelo Media was on the The Strip Saturday night, camera in hand, to capture all the sights of the Halloween Block Party. Here is the first of several slide shows sharing his photos.  

March Wine Walk set for Cedar Springs

Wine WalkThe March Wine Walk on Cedar Springs Road takes place 6-9 p.m. on March 2.

Proceeds raised will go toward increased security on the Strip and in the neighborhood. Purchase a glass in the tent in front of the Round-Up Saloon. Sign up to win a gift basket filled with goodies from Cedar Springs merchants.

—  David Taffet