Police Lockdown Activity on Nov. 29, 2016
At approximately 9:10 a.m., the Farmers Branch
Police Department received a call from a Brookhaven College student stating a
subject was making threats to kill people at the college.
Farmers Branch Police contacted the Brookhaven
College Police Department and both agencies responded. The college was placed
on lockdown at approximately 9:20 a.m. while officers searched the college for the
suspect. Emergency messaging notifying the college of the lockdown was sent by
text, phone or email in addition to public address systems at the college.
A suspect matching the description given to
officers was located and taken into custody without incident by police. Officers
continued to search for any other potential threats. An “all clear” was issued
at approximately 9:40 a.m. through the emergency messaging systems.
The suspect was positively identified by the
complainant. College and Farmers Branch Police interviewed the subject. Formal
charges are pending with Farmers Branch Police. Brookhaven College police
issued a criminal trespass warning; the individual will not be allowed to
return to any Dallas County Community College District property.
The individual apprehended had previously
attended El Centro College in the Spring of 2016, but had not been registered
for summer or fall terms at any DCCCD college.
Timely Warning Notification Bulletin
(Brookhaven College Police Department)
Possible Threat to the Community
"Your Right to Know"
SPECIFIC INCIDENT: On Thursday, Oct. 13 at approximately 7
p.m., an African American male groped a woman on the north side of the jogging
trail surrounding the Brookhaven College campus. The suspect also asked the woman if she was
The suspect was last seen running from the college through a
section of the woods to the north heading toward the Vitruvian complex of
SUSPECT: African-American male approximately 20-years-old.
Approximately 5’ 8” tall with short facial hair on his chin. He was wearing a
t-shirt and black and red baggy shorts.
It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the
community. It is the duty of the institution to warn of possible "dangerous conditions" on or near its
campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus; an "affirmative duty" exists to warn persons associated
with this College of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.
Please forward this notice to your colleagues and post it on appropriate bulletin boards in your area. If
you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the College Police by
telephone at 972-860-4290 or in person at B200 the College Police Department or, if you wish,
anonymously through “Silent Witness,” email: mLopez@dcccd.edu.
On Saturday, Aug. 27, at about 2:50 p.m., the College Police
spotted a large animal, that appeared to be a cat, on the far north side of the college while on patrol.
It was seen near the power plant in that area, moving toward the woods nears
the archery range. Animal control was contacted and those officers stated that the description was not a bobcat or other smaller predator.
Photos of animal tracks were shared with a biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, who stated the tracks seem to fit a bobcat. Though bobcats generally do not pose a threat, it is still best to remain alert on the trail.
If you use
the trail keep children or small pets in sight at all times. If you see any large animals, whether you can confirm it was
this animal or not, on the college property, contact the College Police
immediately by calling 911 from a campus phone or at 972-860-4290.