Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For October 12 and 13

The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be done on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in the Highgate area.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Health Inspector Mike Plemons at 972-740-1163.

To view the map of the area to be treated, click here.

Road Closure on Main Street

Due to a gas leak, the fire department is clearing everyone out along Main Street between Azalea and Jewel.

ATMOS is on site and excavating down to their gas line to make repairs.  Repair completion time is 5+ hours. In the meantime, gas service is shut off to residents in the vicinity of Main Street between Danieldale and Cedar.

Duncanville Fire Department Receives Donation from Duncanville American Legion Post 81

American Legion Post 81 Commander Don Bartlett presented the Duncanville Fire Department with $2,150 on Tuesday, August 29. Fire Inspector Pam McAllister, Assistant Fire Chief Greg Chase, and members from the department were in attendance to receive the check. The donation will send four children to Parkland Burn Camp, I-Thonka-Chi, and the rest of the donation will help offset costs of printing the Duncanville Fire Safety Calendar.

The camp enhances and brightens the lives of children who have been affected by the aftermath of fire and allows children hospitalized with burn injuries an opportunity to share time with others who face similar life-altering challenges. Camp I-Thonka-Chi was started in 1992 with an attendance of nine campers.

The Duncanville Fire Safety Tip Calendar Contest is in its third year and offers an opportunity for Duncanville elementary students in grades third through fourth to learn, share and showcase their art skills all while being educated about fire safety. Local businesses and organizations help with calendar costs through sponsorships. All proceeds from calendar sales are donated through the Duncanville Firefighters Association, and on June 6, 2017, the Duncanville Fire Department presented a check for $1,496 to Camp I-Thonka-Chi.

McAllister said she is excited about the program and appreciates the participation from the Duncanville Independent School District.

“Our Fire Prevention office began this program three years ago, and we are very excited to see the growth and interest it has created,” McAllister said. The Legion has played a very big role in supporting this program both financially, as well as physically, and we would not be where we are today without them. Seeing the smiles and excitement on the kid’s faces who create the artwork for the calendar, as well as seeing how it benefits such a wonderful camp for children who have been affected by fire, makes all the hard work of putting this program together worth every bit of it.”

For more information about Camp I-Thonka-Chi, visit www.parklandburncamp.org. For more information about the calendar contest, contact Fire Inspector Pam McAllister at 972-780-5047 or pmcallister@duncanville.com. For more information about Duncanville’s Fire Department, visit www.duncanville.com.

Suspect in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect is in custody.

If you have any information about the suspect in the pictures or video from the robbery at the Chevron located at 103 South Cedar Ridge Drive that happened on 8/13/17, please contact Detective Pollock at 972-707-3831 or contact Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward, and they will pay up to $5000 for the arrest and indictment on any felony. Contact Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477 (TIPS) or www.ntcc.crimestoppersweb.com. Anyone can call and be anonymous.

To view the video, click here.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 17 and 18

The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 17, and Friday, August 18, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be done on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in the Greenstone area (to the west of Main, to the north of Wheatland, to the south of Camp Wisdom and to the east of Clark).

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Health Inspector Mike Plemons at 972-740-1163.

To view the map of the area to be treated, click here.

Duncanville Police Department Investigating Shooting at Party

UPDATES – Duncanville, August 7, 2017 – The Duncanville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting in the 500 block of Golden Meadow Lane. The shooting stemmed from a disturbance at a party in the area, that shooting has now resulted in a murder investigation.

Detectives are looking for a grey sedan that was in the area and may have sustained damage to one of the side view mirrors.

Detectives are interested in speaking with any individual who attended the party.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward and they will pay up to $5000 for the arrest and indictment on any felony. Contact Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477 (TIPS) or www.ntcc.crimestoppersweb.com. Anyone can call and be anonymous.

Duncanville, August 6, 2017 – On August 6 at approximately 2:45 am, officers responded to a call about a party, and while there, multiple shots were fired in the 500 block of Golden Meadows. One victim was transferred to the hospital with a gunshot wound, and the shooter and party-goers fled the scene.

The Department of Public Safety used a helicopter to check the area for suspect(s) and/or victims in alleys and streets at the request of the Duncanville Police Department. No other victims were found.

Police had responded to a loud disturbance call in the area around midnight due to loud music. The individuals were compliant and turned the music down.

This is still an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Duncanville Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or who may have information as to the identity of the shooter is encouraged to contact Detective Moon at (972) 707-3839.

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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 3 and 4

The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 3, and Friday, August 4, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be done on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in the Thrush and Meadow Green areas. area.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Health Inspector Mike Plemons at 972-740-1163.

To view the map of the area to be treated, click here.

Duncanville Police Officer Awarded Enforcement Hero Award

Duncanville police officer, Patrick Deggs, was awarded the Enforcement Hero Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving on July 18 at an awards ceremony in Irving.

MADD was established in 1980, and its mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Duncanville Police Chief, Robert Brown, said he is pleased with the department’s drunk driving enforcement.

“Drunk driving enforcement is an important police activity,” said Chief Brown. “According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every two hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes. I am very proud of Officer Deggs’ drunk driving enforcement. Our roadways are safer because of his enforcement efforts.”

Sergeant Matt Stogner nominated Officer Deggs for his 23 DWI arrests in 2016, which accounted for 43 percent of the department’s total DWI arrests. Officer Deggs has been an officer with the city of Duncanville for three years.

“I have been around law enforcement my whole life with my father being a police officer, and it is the only thing I wanted to do,” Deggs said. “MADD is very aggressive in Dallas County and offers unlimited support.”

The Duncanville Police Department consists of 61 full-time officers and seeks to contribute to the highest quality of life.

For more information about MADD, visit: www.madd.org. For more information about Duncanville’s Police Department, visit: www.duncanville.com.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 20 and 21

The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. Spraying will be performed to the west of Highway 67, to the north of Wheatland, to the south of Camp Wisdom and to the east of Clark in the Greenstone area.

Residents living near this area are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to the Health and Code Enforcement Department. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Health Inspector Mike Plemons at 972-740-1163.

To view the map of the area to be treated, click here.