Stray Dogs Again

Areas of North Oak Cliff have continued to see problems with a pack of stray dogs. Animal Control picked up several dogs from a pack in the Winnetka Heights area, but they are still looking for the rest of the pack. From Councilman Scott Griggs’ office:

If you have tips of stray dogs in your neighborhood please follow instructions below:

If someone is being actively menaced or attacked by a dog, call 911. If it isn’t an emergency but you see??dogs loose in the area, please note as much information as you can about them (number, color, location, direction of travel, etc.). During business hours, contact the Animal Rapid Response line at?? 214-670-FAST (3278). If it’s after hours, please call 311 (For mobile phones, call 214-670-5111) and be patient. Please also pass along the information to our office, so that we can ensure Animal Services management is on the case. Pictures and videos are gladly accepted by us.

Animal Services can’t dispatch its officers based on each report, so they compile the reports from 311 and other sources on a weekly basis to plan systematic sweeps of areas with frequent reports of dog problems.

Thank you for assistance with catching these dogs!

 

Fall Membership Drive

We are halfway through the fall membership drive for NOCUPP. We need more members. If you have not joined or renewed please do so now. NOCUPP is entirely member supported and the number of patrol hours for each neighborhood is based directly on how many paying memberships we have from KNU neighbors. If you have any questions on NOCUPP or would like membership forms please contact us.

Aggravated Robbery

On Sunday, October 28, 2012 there was an aggravated robbery of a store at Colorado and Beckley which resulted in hostage being taken. An alert went out to DPD by radio and a DPD police car chased the suspect through the KNU neighborhood while the suspect was pointing his gun out the window. While working patrol for NOCUPP our own Detective Huber responded to the radio call. He intercepted the suspect when he came into KNU on Colorado Blvd. When the suspect crashed his vehicle into a KNU yard, Detective Huber placed his patrol car between the suspect and some children who were playing nearby to protect them. The hostage escaped the car there. Detective Huber remained with the hostage while the suspect then managed to drive away down Lausanne, but he was quickly apprehended in the Kings Highway Neighborhood.

This was an unusual and scary experience for our neighborhood, thankfully no injuries occurred except for the suspect who was injured when apprehended and arrested on several counts.

The NOCUPP board wants to officially express our thank you to Detective Huber for his efforts to protect the children and we are grateful that a NOCUPP patrol was able to help in this situation. If you see him, please give a personal thank you to Detective Huber as well. This is an example of why NOCUPP can be so important for us as our member supported patrol can often respond to calls in our neighborhood much faster than regular DPD patrols.