MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULED FOR E. LITTLE AREA

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, September 1, Friday, September 2, and Sunday, September 4, in the E. Little area from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this area this week.

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 mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos 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 mosquitos are most active.

Click here for spraying map.

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

Robbery Suspect Arrested

A 19-year-old Dallas man suspected in aggravated robberies in Duncanville and several other Dallas area cities was arrested by Duncanville Police Detectives on Wednesday, August 24th. Duncanville Detectives received a lead from Cedar Hill Police Detectives and were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect. The suspect was seen in surveillance footage from several offenses threatening employees with a machete.robbery suspect arrested
Harron Jamal Jennings was charged with a First Degree Felony, Aggravated Robbery of the Shell convenience store at 602 South Clark Road in Duncanville on August 16th. Jennings is accused of brandishing a machete and robbing the store of cash and cigarettes. During the robbery, Jennings was wearing a burgundy hoodie with a Mesquite High School logo on it.
Suspect Jennings was arraigned on an Aggravated Robbery charge with a bond of $25,000 and has been transported to Dallas County Jail.

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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Highgate Dr. Area

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 25, Friday, August 26, and Sunday, August 28, in the Highgate Dr. area from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this 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 mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos 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 mosquitos are most active.

Click here to see spraying map.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact the City’s Health Inspector at 972-740-1163 or visit www.duncanville.com.

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Duncanville’s Kroger Completes Four-Month Remodel

On Wednesday, August 17, the Kroger located at 200 West Camp Wisdom Road hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its latest remodel. The store now features new décor, improved deli, updated bakery, refreshed produce department, and enlarged pharmacy-waiting area.

Back (from left): Steve Lewis , VP of operations for the Kroger Dallas division; Jacob Coday, facility engineering project manager for the Kroger Dallas division; David Green, Mayor of Duncanville; Joe Miskimins, VP of merchandising for the Kroger Dallas division; Pete Loredo, assistant store manager for the Duncanville Kroger; and Sudhir Kayastha, assistant store manager for the Duncanville Kroger

Front (from left): Bethany Blankmeyer, district manager for the Kroger Dallas division; Jackie Kreda, real estate specialist for the Kroger Dallas division; Andrea Landry, store manager for the Duncanville Kroger; and April Martin Nickels, public affairs manager for the Kroger Dallas division.

Duncanville Police Looking for Robbery Suspect

The Duncanville Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating a robbery suspect that entered a Duncanville Pizza Hut, located at 210 South Cedar Ridge Dr., on August 15th at approximately 9:46 p.m.

According to reports, the suspect displayed a handgun in his waistband and handed the clerk a note demanding money. He fled on foot with stolen money from the cash register.

The suspect was described as a black male, in his 20’s, measuring 5’8”, and wearing a yellow hat, Dallas Cowboys shirt, jeans, and grey shoes.

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Anyone having any information concerning these offenses is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pollock with the Duncanville Police Department at 972-707-3831.

 

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Duncanville Police Looking for Robbery Suspects

The Duncanville Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating two separate nonrelated robbery suspects.

 The first offense occurred on Monday, August 15th at approximately 10:39 p.m. Duncanville Police was dispatched to a robbery in progress at the Quick Trip located at 102 East Camp Wisdom Road. The suspect was described as a black male, 40-45 years of age, measuring 5’7”-6’, weighing approximately 220 lbs. and wearing a camouflage Ford hat, white t-shirt and black pants. Witnesses say the suspect stole a plastic tub full of cigarettes from behind the counter. When confronted by employees, the suspect directed them to “back off” as he reached behind his back.

 A second nonrelated offense occurred on Tuesday, August 16th at approximately 5:48 p.m. when a suspect entered a Duncanville Shell gas station at 602 South Clark Road and threatened the clerk with a machete. According to reports, the suspect stole money from the register and a carton of cigarettes before fleeing the scene running behind the business. The suspect was described as a black male, 17-23 years of age, measuring 5’6”-5’8” and weighing approximately 140 lbs. The suspect was wearing a maroon Mesquite hoodie with black pants. 

Click here for video of the Shell gas station suspect.

Anyone having any information concerning these offenses is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pollock with the Duncanville Police Department at 972-707-3831.  

 

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for E. Little Area

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 18, Friday, August 19, and Sunday, August 21, in the E. Little area from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in this 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 mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos 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 mosquitos are most active.

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

View mosquito spraying area map.

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Call 811 Before You Dig: It is the Law! Calling 811 Reduces Risk of Damaged Utility Lines by 99 Percent

Did you know that, before you dig, it is required by law to call 811 to have all buried utility lines located and marked? Atmos Energy wants to thank homeowners and excavators alike for observing the law and keeping our communities safe by always calling 811 before digging.

Since 2008, Atmos Energy has seen a 36 percent increase in requests by the public to have underground natural gas lines marked. Once underground utility lines are marked, it is important to take special care around all line markings by digging by hand.

“The greatest risk to our natural gas pipelines is accidental damage while digging,” said John Paris, president of Atmos Energy’s Mid-Tex division. “Even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or its coating, can cause a leak.”

Every time the excavating public calls 811 before digging, the chance of hitting an underground utility line decreases to 99.9 percent. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to their local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig.  Professional locators are then sent to the digging site to mark the locations of underground utility-owned lines with flags and spray paint, free of charge.

“Atmos Energy located 1.5 million underground natural gas lines in 2015. We appreciate our customers observing this important safety law. Calling 811 is the law in every state that we serve. All excavators call 811 at least three business days before digging on public or private property,” said Paris.

For more information, visit atmosenergy.com/811 or call811.com.

Fats, Oils, and Grease: It Doesn’t Stop at the Kitchen Sink

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), the residue left over from cooking meats, such as bacon, that hardens after it cools can cause problems when poured down the drain and clog pipes in your home. This grease also clogs the sewer pipes under the street that takes the wastewater from your home to the treatment plant. When this occurs, wastewater will back up and come to the surface, polluting the environment. This allows untreated sewage to run into the streets and into our storm drains. This is not only a human health hazard but, since storm drains flow to creeks and rivers, can cause significant environmental damage and impact aquatic life forms. You can avoid unnecessary sewer repairs, expense and damage to the City sewer system by following a few simple rules.

Did You Know?

Duncanville residents can pick up free Fat Trapper Bags and can lids at the Duncanville Service Center, located at 330 Shady Trail, or at City Hall (Public Works Counter), located at 203 E. Wheatland Rd. (Please limit 5 per visit.)

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for E. Little & Greenstone Court

In our continued effort against the West Nile Virus, the City of Duncanville has authorized the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, August 11, Friday, August 12, and Sunday, August 14, in the E. Little and Greenstone Court areas from 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m., weather permitting. A positive mosquito trap pool for the West Nile Virus was reported by the County in these areas.

Residents living near these areas are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City Staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is mostly like to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitos, residents should remove all areas of standing water and report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitos 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 mosquitos are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact the City’s Health Inspector at 972-740-1163 or visit www.duncanville.com.

See spraying map.