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

Police seek suspects in Pizza Patron robbery

Dallas police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects — pictured above — who robbed the Pizza Patron restaurant at 5542 Maple Ave. in Dallas on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Police said the two entered the store about 12:15 p.m. and threatened the cashier with a knife while demanding all the money from the register. No one was injured in the incident.

Suspect No. 1 is a white male, 25-30 years old, 5 feet, 7inches tall, with an athletic build who was wearing a green t-shirt, navy zip-up hoodie, blue jeans, red and black shoes with reflective parts, and a baseball hat with red bill.

The second suspect is also a white male, 23-28 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a thin build and black hair and wearing a white t-shirt, multi-colored jacket, khaki pants, brown house shoes and a white beanie.

Anyone who recognizes the men or has information about the robbery should call Det. K. Schiver at 214-671-3655.

If you have info but want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this and other felony offenses.

—  Tammye Nash

Hate in the gayborhood

CORRECTION: The flyer was left on a car on Saturday night, not Tuesday. New information suggests that these threats are targeting a specific individual, However, the nature of the threats would indicate others are also at risk.

The flyer below was allegedly left on the windshield of a car outside BJ’s NXS! gay nightclub on Fitzhugh Avenue Tuesday night.

The flyer includes a photo of the fence to which Matthew Shepherd was tied and left to die outside Laramie, Wyoming in 1998 in one of the most infamous anti-gay hate crimes in recent years. Boxed words printed next to that photo say, “Where you belong !!!!” with an arrow pointing to the photo.

There is a second photo of a tribute at BJ’s to the victims of the June 12 massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, next to the boxed words “Kill all fags and anyone who helped them at PULSE.” There is also a badly cropped photo of two young white women in a car, a a copy of the BJ’s logo, along with the boxed words “YOU ARE NEXT!!!” and, at the bottom, a separate boxed area including the threat, “NIGGER LOVERS AND ILLEGAL WETBACKS MUST DIE FUCKING FAGGOT YOU ARE THE NEXT PULSE AND FAGGOT TO DIE BY BEATING !!”

Dallas Voice has left a message asking the person on whose car the flyer was reportedly found to contact us. We have not yet verified the authenticity of the flyer, but felt that the threat contained herein is serious enough to warrant posting here as a warning to our readers to be careful and stay alert.

We will be passing this flyer along to Dallas police.

anti-gay-bjs-flyer

—  Tammye Nash

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.