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.
Dallas Voice senior staff writer David Taffet just left our offices in the Design District to go check out reports that there has been an explosion at or near the intersection of Knight and Congress streets in Oak Lawn.
Members of Rainbow LULAC and Congregation Beth El Binah delivered school supplies to Oak Lawn schools this morning. After heavy cartons of paper and notebooks were loaded into pickups and unloaded at their destination, Councilman Adam Medrano arrived at Rusk Middle School on Inwood Road in time to help carry boxes of tissues.
In addition to Rusk, the group delivered supplies to Maple Lawn Elementary School on Inwood Road and Sam Houston School on Throckmorton Street. Staff at Maple Lawn said they need volunteers after school for clubs and to help children with their homework from 3:15 until 4:30 p.m.
Rainbow LULAC organized the school supply drive. President Alejandro Trevino said he’s looking for more groups to participate in next year’s school supply drive. Groups may either donate supplies or cash that will be used to buy supplies for area schools.
Sun Fresh Market on McKinney Avenue when it was operating as Albertson’s
The former Albertson’s that is currently operating as Sun Fresh Market on McKinney at Lemmon avenues was purchased by H-E-B, the San Antonio-based supermarket chain that operates locally as Central Market.
Central Market purchased property to build a supermarket on Lemmon Avenue between Reagan and Throckmorton streets in Oak Lawn. Several buildings on the land have been cleared, but LaMadeleine is still operating and construction on the supermarket has stalled.
According to the Dallas Morning News, H-E-B is deciding whether to operate the McKinney Avenue store as a Central Market or H-E-B.
The McKinney Avenue Albertson’s store was among the stores sold when Albertson’s purchased Safeway, which owned Tom Thumb to avoid anti-trust review.
Sun Fresh Market is currently closing and it may be several months before the store reopens under an H-E-B brand. H-E-B purchased a total of six Sun Fresh stores in the DFW area and already operates five Central Markets in the area.
Read more about food in this Friday’s Food Issue of Dallas Voice.
The latest attack in Oak Lawn happened about 1:45 a.m. today, in the 3300 block of Throckmorton Street, between Hall and Rawlins streets
Another person has been attacked in Oak Lawn, according to Dallas Police Department. As in other assaults, the victim was again attacked from behind.
Police said the victim “had left an establishment and was returning to his car” in the 3300 block of Throckmorton Street — which is the block between Hall and Rawlins streets — at about 1:45 a.m. today (Monday, June 20) when two suspects approached him from behind and knocked him to the ground. The victim told police that the two men immediately began patting down his pockets, and that they didn’t say anything.
When the victim told the attackers that he didn’t have anything for them to steal, they “fled northbound on Rawlins Street.”
Police said the victim was unable to give a description of the suspects because they attacked him from behind.
Anyone with information is asked to call the DPD Robbery Unit at 214-671-3584
Robbery on Throckmorton Street
On June 20, 2016, at approximately 1:45 a.m., the victim was leaving an establishment and returning to his car in the 3300 block of Throckmorton Street. As the victim walked past an alley, two unknown suspects approached him from behind and knocked him to the ground. The suspects struck the victim and immediately began to pat down his pockets. The suspects did not say anything to the victim during the offense. The victim told the suspects that he did not have anything. The suspects fled northbound on Rawlins Street. The victim was not able to make out a race, gender or any description of the suspects due to being assaulted from behind. This is an ongoing investigation. This offense is documented on case number 148758-2016.
If anyone has any information about this offense they are asked to contact the Dallas Police Robbery Unit (214) 671-3584.
At 2 a.m. this morning (May 26), a man was attacked at the corner of Bowser and Prescott in the neighborhood south of Highland Park. This was a different type of attack that previous ones reported and a different Oak Lawn neighborhood.
According to Fox News, someone jumped out of a red SUV, punched the victim in the eye, then jumped back in the car and sped off.
Here’s the information police released:
Assault at 5000 Bowser Avenue
On May 26, 2016 at about 2 a.m., the victim was walking home from a bar in the 5000 block of Bowser Avenue when an unidentified suspect exited a red or maroon SUV and assaulted him causing injury to his eye and ankle. Throughout the attack the suspect did not say anything, nor did he attempt to take the victim’s property. The suspect then re-entered the SUV and drove away.
The individual that suffered this attack so far has been unable to provide any additional information. It is early in the investigation and the detective will be canvassing the area for video and potential witnesses. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective McKnight-Bell at (214) 671-3600.
Craig Knapp, a resident of ilume on Cedar Springs Road, was attacked between 4:10 and 4:15 a.m. on Saturday morning (April 30) as he was walking his neighbor’s dog.
Knapp told WFAA Channel 8 that the two men who attacked him on Douglas Avenue near his building used anti-gay slurs. One of the attackers hit him in the face, and he said even though he offered him his wallet and his phone to keep them from hurting him, they took nothing.
Knapp also told WFAA this is the second time he was attacked. We have not spoken to the victim yet and haven’t found another recent police report on an earlier attack.
Detectives canvassed the area after the attack was reported, and have asked businesses in the area if their cameras caught footage of the attack or attackers.
From the Dallas Police blog, here is a fuller description of the attack and of the suspects:
On April 30, 2016, at about 4:30 a.m., a male victim was walking his dog in the area around the 3000 block of Douglas Avenue. The victim was approached by two suspects, a Black male 6’1” with a gold tooth wearing “skinny jeans” and a Latin male of unknown description. The Black male suspect asked the victim what the dog’s name was and when the victim answered, the Black male suspect made a derogatory comment about the victim’s perceived sexual orientation and shoved the victim to the ground causing scrapes to the victim’s face.
Both suspects then fled the location in an unknown direction. The comments made by the suspect indicate this was a crime of bias and will be classified as such. The assault itself is a Class A Misdemeanor and this is the third bias crime reported in the Oak Lawn area since September 2015.
Detectives from the Assaults Unit followed up with the victim over the weekend and canvassed the immediate area looking for video and witnesses to the offense.
Anyone with information regarding this offense or these suspects is asked to contact the Dallas Police Department’s Assaults Unit at 214-671-3584. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).