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Three People Stabbed, One in Critical Condition

December 2, 2016 

This morning, December 2, at approximately 6:00 am, Garland Police responded to the report of a stabbing at Pacesetters Job Placement Center located in the 3100 block of Saturn Road. When responding officers arrived they observed that three people had been stabbed.

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Four People Arrested in Murder Investigation

November 18, 2016 

Garland Police have arrested four people believed to be responsible for the murder of Ismael Mendez. They are identified as 28 year old Silvino Ricardo Arevalo, 26 year old David Ricardo Martinez, 33 year old Tanisha Renne Macias, and 26 year old Adriana Ortega, all of Dallas.

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Murder Investigation

November 11, 2016 

This morning, November 11, at approximately 12:30 am, Garland Police responded to a general disturbance in the area of Centerville Road and Broadway Boulevard. Responding officers were made aware that there were two vehicles involved in a crash and gunshots were being fired.

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Halloween Safety Tips

October 26, 2016 

The spookiest time of the year is upon us, and Garland’s Fire and Police departments want ghouls and goblins of all ages to celebrate safely.

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Murder Investigation - Man Dies After Being Stabbed - Arrest Made

October 22, 2016 

This morning, October 22, at 12:45 am, Garland Police responded to the report of a stabbing in an apartment complex located in the 4300 block of Rosehill Road. When officers arrived they observed a male subject lying outside on the ground unresponsive. Garland Paramedics transported the victim to Baylor of Dallas where he later died.

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Halloween Safety Tips

October 20, 2016 

Halloween is fun for people of all ages, but it's important that you and your children remain safe. The Garland Police Department has provided some Halloween Safety Tips for individuals wishing to go trick-or-treating.

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Man Suffers Lilfe-Threatening Injuries from Gunshot Wound

September 30, 2016 

On September 29, shortly after 5:30 pm, Garland Police responded to the report of a man shot at a residence in the 700 block of Santiago Drive. Upon arrival responding officers observed a male subject in the garage of the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

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Arrest Made in 7-Eleven Robbery

September 27, 2016 

On July 15, Garland Police responded to a robbery that occurred at the 7-Eleven located in the 3400 block of Forest Lane. Detectives identified the robbery suspect as 19 year old Pablo Paramo-Villagomez of Garland.

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Robbery Suspects Target Juveniles with Cell Phones

September 22, 2016 

The Garland Police Department is investigating three Robberies that occurred in the morning hours of September 21 and September 22, where juveniles were robbed of their cell phones. The three robberies occurred in the northern part of Garland while juveniles were either waiting at a bus stop or walking to school.

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Murder Investigation

September 14, 2016 

On September 13, shortly after 4:30 pm, Garland Police responded to the report of a woman dead inside a home in the 900 block of Meadowdale Circle. Responding officers arrived and were met by a male subject outside the home who stated he had killed the woman inside.

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Results for Labor Day DWI Enforcement

September 9, 2016 

12 Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) arrests were made during the 18 days of increased enforcement. From August 19 through September 5, Garland Police stepped up its DWI patrols in an effort to keep Garland citizens and visitors safe during the Labor Day Holiday.

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7-Eleven Robbery

August 8, 2016 

Garland Police have recovered video from a robbery that occurred on July 15, just before midnight, at a 7-Eleven located in the 3400 block of Forest Lane.

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Driver Dies in Hit & Run on LBJ Freeway

July 31, 2016 

On July 31 at approximately 3:30 am, Garland Police responded to the report of an accident where a subject had been run over in the 12500 block of E. LBJ Freeway. Officers arrived and observed a subject lying on the ground in the middle of the highway. The responding officers shut down the highway and notified traffic investigators.

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Aggravated Robbery Suspects Arrested After Standoff with Police

July 20, 2016 

This morning at approximately 1:30 am, Garland Police responded to the report of an aggravated robbery in the 1800 block of Patton Dr. The victim stated he was robbed by several male subjects armed with long-guns and handguns, and stole his 2007 Silver Chevrolet Tahoe. The victim stated that the suspects exited a red passenger car before robbing him and then fled the scene in both vehicles.

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Independence Day DWI Enforcement Results

July 11, 2016 

12 DWI arrests were made during the 12 days of increased enforcement. Garland Police stepped up its Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) patrols from June 24 through July 5 in an effort to keep Garland citizens and visitors safe during the holiday.

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Murder Victim Found

July 5, 2016 

On July 4, shortly before 12:30 pm, Garland Police responded to the report of a body found in a warehouse located in the 700 block of Shepherd Dr. Responding officers arrived and found the body of a male subject dead inside the location.

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Man Found Murdered

June 15, 2016 

On Monday, June 13, at approximately 7:30pm, Garland Police responded to the report a man found dead in the 4200 block of Mayflower Dr. Officers arrived and observed the body of a man in the backyard of the residence who was later determined to have died from a gunshot wound.

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Click It or Ticket

May 20, 2016 

From May 23 through June 5, Garland Police are joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety by working to increase seat belt use through the Click It or Ticket campaign.

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Police Search for Fatality Hit & Run Vehicle and Driver

April 15, 2016 

Garland Police are searching for a vehicle and its driver involved in a fatality hit & run accident that occurred on April 14, 2016.

Shortly after 8:30 pm, officers responded to the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 5500 block of Lyons Road. When officers arrived they observed a male lying in the roadway with severe injuries.

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Woman and Child Killed in Multiple Car Crash

April 14, 2016 

On April 13, at approximately 11:00 pm, Garland Police responded to a multiple car crash on southbound LBJ Freeway near La Prada. When officers arrived they observed that 4 vehicles had been involved in the accident. An 18 year old woman and 4 year old female child were killed.

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Driver Convicted and Sentenced in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

April 13, 2016 

On May 16, 2015, Crystal Nuncio, who was employed by the Garland Police Department Communications Unit, was killed in a head on collision by a driver traveling the wrong way on LBJ. The driver, Luis Angel Rodriguez, who was driving the other vehicle,was sentenced today to 13 years in prison.

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Arrest Made in Fatality Hit & Run

February 11, 2016 

On January 30, Garland Police responded to a fatality hit and run accident in the 2400 block of W. Kingsley Road where a female pedestrian was struck and killed by a gold Ford Mustang convertible with a black top that had fled the location.

Yesterday afternoon Garland Police arrested and charged 28 year old Jorge Luis Pineda Urtado of Garland for Failure to Stop and Render Aid – Involving Death.

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Fraud Alert - Solicitation Requirements

January 5, 2016 

The Garland Police Department is working closely with the Texas Department of Insurance and the National Insurance Crime Bureau in order to protect the residents of Garland from unscrupulous individuals who prey upon disaster victims.

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Tornado Fatalities

December 29, 2015 

Garland Police have identified the eight people who were killed in the Tornado that occurred on Saturday night.

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Arrest Made in Murder

August 25, 2015 

On August 7, 2015, 24 year old Jose Alfredo Martinez of Garland was murdered in the 1700 block of White Oak Drive. On August 21, 22 year old Adrian Regalado of Garland was taken into custody for the murder.

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Whataburger Robbery

August 21, 2015 

Garland Police have recovered video from a Whataburger robbery that occurred last Saturday morning just after 4 am. Three men, one who was armed with a handgun, entered the store in the 700 block of East Centerville Road.


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K2 Arrests

August 13, 2015 

$250,000 of K2 (Synthetic Marihuana) was seized last week during a drug bust. Owners and operators, Bok Shin and Myung Shin, of MK Beauty Supply and Wayne’s Convenience Store were arrested for delivery and possession of the dangerous street drug.


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Home Invasion Robbery

March 27, 2015 

This morning at just after 7 a.m., Garland Police responded to the 5200 block of Hollow Bend Lane on reported gunshots. When officers arrived, they were told several men had come inside the home to rob them. During the attempted robbery, shots were exchanged between the robbers and the homeowner.

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Warrant Scam

April 15, 2014 
Garland Police and Courts continue to receive reports of scammers portraying themselves as Police or City of Garland Officials.
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Car thief shot by vehicle owner

February 6, 2014 
A female driving a stolen Nissan crashed into a Mercury SUV while driving in a parking lot. The Mercury was occupied by its owner. The owner of the Mercury got out of his vehicle and the female exited the Nissan. She approached the Mercury owner and forced her way into his vehicle.
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Update on Shoplifter Shooting

July 29, 2013 
Garland Police have identified the man shot yesterday in a Wal-Mart shoplifting incident as 31 year old Casey Daniel Smith of Kemp, Texas. Police have also linked Smith to a stolen Cadillac found in the same Wal-Mart parking lot.
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Shoplifter Shot

July 28, 2013 
A Garland Police Officer, working off-duty security at a Wal-Mart in the 1800 block of Market Place, shot a shoplifter as the shoplifter tried to attack the officer with a crowbar.
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