Suspected Downtown Rapist Arrested. On Thursday, Dallas police arrested a man they believe may be responsible for sexually assaulting women in Downtown Dallas this month. The suspect, a convicted sex offender, targeted women on DART buses and trains. The attacks happened July 3 near a bus stop and July 25 along Ross Avenue. There was potentially a third victim, police say. The investigation is ongoing, and police have not named the suspect or released a mug shot.
SMU Remembers Campus Officer. The university held a memorial service Thursday for SMU police officer Mark McCullers, who was swept away during heavy rains July 5 while working off duty at a home near Turtle Creek. More than 300 people attended the service, which was held in McFarlin Auditorium. The 45-year-old former Marine, who’d been with the SMU Police Department since 2015, leaves behind a wife and six children.
Elbow Room Could Lose Personal Space. With expansion in mind, the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry could use eminent domain to close the Gaston Avenue bar, which operates in a 100-year-old building. The university revealed plans earlier this year to build a new, $129-million, nine-story clinical facility, and they hope to build the facility where the bar currently stands.
Silent March Planned For Tonight. Three weeks after an ambush that left five police officers dead, a local group has planned a silent march for tonight in Downtown Dallas’ Main Street Garden Park. Next Generation Action Network, the group organizing the march, met with members of the Dallas Police Association on Wednesday to discuss the event. DPA President Ron Pinkston said, although he believes the march is happening too soon after the attacks, officers would honor the group’s right to march. The silent march will start at 6:30 p.m. in Main Street Garden Park, a few blocks from where the July 7 ambush occurred.Read More