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Dallas police now say they believe the driver who struck and killed 20-year-old Paul Miltenberger early Sunday morning near Mockingbird Station was driving a black Dodge Challenger, not a Charger.

Department spokesperson Chinh Le says detectives are still trying to find surveillance video of the hit-and-run, which occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday along the 5500 block of Mockingbird Lane near N. Central Expressway. But so far, Le say, they’ve had no luck. And a tip came up empty.

But there has been one break in the case.

Le says detectives “took the vehicle parts that were left at the scene of the offense to a Dodge dealership. From this, the detectives learned that the suspect vehicle is a 2008-2011 Dodge Challenger and black in color. There will be major damage to the front end, damage to the windshield and a missing passenger side mirror.”

Miltenberger, a Southlake native, graduated from Carroll Senior High in 2013 and was a sophomore at the University of Missouri.

According to KXAS-Channel 5, a service for Miltenberger will be held at 11 a.m. April 11 at White’s Chapel Methodist Church in Southlake.

“Paul was a wonderful young man who will be missed by many,” his family said in a release. “He treated everyone he met with kindness, generosity, love and respect.”

Detectives ask anyone with information about the black Dodge Challenger to call the Vehicle Crimes Unit at 214-670-5817.

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DENVER - Police in Denver are searching for two men driving a Dodge Challenger who they said were involved in a driveby shooting last weekend that struck a bystander.

At around 2 a.m. on Sunday, the suspects left the Arby’s parking lot, located at 11th Avenue and Broadway, in a newer model silver Dodge Challenger. While at the intersection someone inside the car fired gunshots striking a bystander, according to the Denver Police Department.

The car was last seen traveling eastbound on 11th Avenue.

Police released photos of a silver Dodge Challenger that they said was similar to the suspect vehicle seen in the area.

The driver was described as an African-American man with short hair and gold teeth.

The passenger in the car was described as a man of Asian or African-American mix with long braided hair and tattoos.

The suspects face charges of aggravated assault and attempt murder.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may also text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then use the title DMCS and enter your message. Tipsters may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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Springdale - Ar. —Springdale police are searching for three suspects involved in a car break-in on Wednesday, April 29th.  Police say three females stole a 2012 white Dodge Challenger and a 2009 gray Dodge Ram 4 door pickup on Saturday, April 25th and a 2009 gray Chevy Trail Blazer on Wednesday. They stole the cars from different lots.

Police say the women arrive to the car lot and ask to test drive a vehicle. Then, they distract a sales person and steal the car. 

Police describe the suspects as Black females in their 30s. They are approximately six feet tall and 200 pounds. The third suspect is a white female in her 30s and approximately 5'10'' with dark blonde or brown hair. Police believe they were driving a gold or cream colored Chrysler 300 with a sun roof and Missouri tags. The paint on the vehicle is peeling.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Springdale police at 479-751-4542 or you can call their anonymous tip line at 479-750-4484.

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A man made his way into a corn field Wednesday during traffic stop and is still on the run, according to an Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office news release.

On April 29, a passenger ran out of the Dodge Challenger and fled into the corn field, deputies said. That’s when a deputy followed him on foot, and the driver then fled from the scene near Mile 5 North and Mile 4 West, the news release said.

Authorities followed the car and stopped the vehicle on South Airport Drive, where sheriff’s deputies, investigators and the Texas Department of Public Safety air support surrounded the area, according to the news release.

Deputies arrested the driver, 20-year-old Israel Garcia, who was suspected of evading arrest. They also arrested 50-year-old Enrique Longoria for possession of controlled substance and possession of marijuana after deputies said they discovered narcotics in the vehicle. A separate passenger was released after she was identified.

Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Place 1 Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras arraigned Garcia and Longoria on Thursday. Garcia was given a $2,500 cash surety bond, and Longoria was issued a $20,000 cash surety bond after allegedly being in possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony. Longoria was also given a $10,000 cash surety bond after being charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.

The man who ran into the corn field has not been located or identified yet. If you have information about the suspect, call the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 956-383-8114 or the crime stoppers hotline at 956-687-8477. If the information provided leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Motorcyclist critical after hit-run in Hollywood
Police are looking for a newer model gray or silver Dodge Challenger in connection with a hit-run crash

Hollywood police are looking for a newer model gray or silver Dodge Challenger in connection with a hit-and-run crash Thursday evening that left a motorcyclist in critical condition.

The incident occurred along North 56th Avenue just north of Sheridan Street, police said.

According to officer Meredith Elrich, the motorcyclist was possibly cut off by a Dodge Challenger entering the Wendy's parking lot around 5:30 p.m. He tried to avoid crashing but ended up laying down the motorcycle in the northbound lane.

The driver of the Dodge was a man in his early 20s, wearing a military uniform, police said. The motorcyclist remained in critical condition Tuesday.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-764-4357 or traffic homicide Sgt. Paul Scheel at 954-967-4577. Tipsters can also email or text to hollywoodpdtips@hollywoodfl.org.

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VERNON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two area men on several charges after drag racing on a public street and causing an accident.

Sheriff Sam Craft said Damarcus Gibson, 23, of Fort Polk and Brandon S. Thornsberry, 27, of Leesville, were arrested after the two-vehicle accident that happened Saturday in Lake Vernon Road area.

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Gibson was arrested on one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of reckless operation of a vehicle. Thornsberry was arrested and charged with hit and run driving, failure to report an accident and reckless operation. 

At the accident scene, deputies found Gibson's vehicle, which hit a light pole and landed in a ditch. Gibson later told deputies he was driving on Lake Vernon Road when his car was struck from behind by a yellow Dodge Challenger, which caused him to crash.

According to Craft, deputies could smell alcohol on Gibson's breath and asked him to undergo a field sobriety test.

Accident witnesses said Gibson's car and the yellow Challenger appeared to be racing and they corroborated the fact that the yellow car did strike Gibson's car, causing him to crash.

A short time later, Craft said Thornsberry, who was driving the Challenger, called the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office and reported his vehicle had been stolen from the Vernon Lake Spillway.

Deputies went to his residence and noticed Thornsberry matched the physical description of the driver who hit Gibson. Deputies also smelled alcohol on Thornsberry's breath.

Deputies were about to bring Thornsberry to the sheriff's office for questioning when they saw Thornsberry's yellow Dodge Challenger "parked in a secluded location behind an abandoned business in the area of Texas Highway" about a half-block away, Craft said. The paint transfer matched the scuffs on Gibson's car.

Gibson and Thornsberry were  both booked into the Vernon Parish Jail. Gibson's bond was $1,299; Thornsberry's was $2,723. Both posted bond and were released.

Neither man was injured in the accident.

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A man was gunned down Friday night in the driveway of his southeast Houston home.

A black SUV and a gray Dodge Challenger pulled up to the home at Ryewater and Astoria, near Ellington Field, around 9 p.m. Occupants of the vehicle opened fire on the man in his driveway.

He was shot multiple times in the head and chest. He died at a nearby hospital, authorities said.

Police are still searching for the shooter. The victim's name has not been released.

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A Monday night shooting incident is under investigation after multiple versions of the incident was given.

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a gas station on Edgefield Highway at 8:34 p.m. where they met with the gas station worker who said two men shot at each other at pump seven, according to police.


Deputies viewed the security footage and saw a man driving a Dodge Challenger stop near pump seven where two other men were standing by a Nissan Armada, police said.


Deputies observed no firearms in the video, but did see one of the males by the Nissan run into the middle of the parking lot and the Dodge Challenger speed away, according to reports.


Deputies spoke with witnesses who said the driver of the Dodge Challenger pointed a gun at the other two men and shot at them, police said.


One of the men at the incident told deputies the fight moved up to the Deluxe Inn up the street where more gunfire was allegedly exchanged, said police.


The man also told deputies the man he was with had left in an unknown vehicle, but was acting like he was injured, police said.


Deputies made contact with the Inn manager who stated they didn’t hear any shooting, but said one of the subjects matched the description of one of the Inn’s guest.


Deputies made contact with the driver of the Dodge Challenger who denied ever pointing a firearm at the two men, but said that one of the men fired at him, according to reports.


Investigation is still under way, according to police.

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TOQUERVILLE, Washington County — A stolen Dodge Charger traveling at 100 mph through Washington County blew through multiple stop signs and eventually was stopped after it hit a police officer's car.

The driver, Michael Ryan Dalby, 32, of Bluffdale, was injured in the incident, but authorities say they plan to book him into the Washington County Jail for investigation of multiple offenses, including possession of a stolen vehicle, evading and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Police say the incident began about 4:30 a.m. Sunday and involved a vehicle stolen in South Salt Lake on July 28.

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Drunk driver crashes onto runway at Armstrong Airport
A Delta flight passes over K-9 officers with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office after a drunk driver crashed his blue Dodge Challenger through two fences at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, August 5, 2015. Kaleb Clement, 23, of Paulina, Louisiana was arrested after a short chase. There were no injuries reported. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

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Authorities say a drunk driver plowed through fences and onto an active runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner Wednesday afternoon. Officer eventually took the accused driver, Kaleb Clement, 23, of Paulina, La., into custody after a short chase, said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. 

A motorists called the 911 Center about 12:52 p.m. spotting a blue Dodge Challenger that crashed through the perimeter fence along Airport Road and onto a runway on the northwest side of the airfield, Fortunato said. Aiport personnel spotted the vehicle and confronted the driver, per security protocol, according to Michelle Wilcut, spokeswoman for Louis Armstrong International Airport. 

The driver continued across airport property until crashing through another fence on the northeast side of the airfield. 

Kenner police officers arrested Clement at an auto repair shop in the 1800 block of Veterans Blvd. after receiving a report of a suspicious man hiding behind an air conditioning unit, McGregor said.

Clement was booked with DWI and hit-and-run. Stay with NOLA.com for more details on this story.

The incident is still under investigation. "There was no impact to any aircraft operations or any flights," Wilcut said.

*This story has been changed. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office originally reported that the Dodge Challenger had been found abandoned on the runway. 

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Thieves got away with luxury handbags in a Buckhead smash-and-grab at the Christian Louboutinicon1.png store on Peachtree Street.

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Police said a large rock was used to break the front window and video surveillance showed about 15 teenage males entering the store with their faces covered.

The store owner arrived and reported that about 20 to 30 high end hand bags were missing from the store, valued at $60,000. There were several shoe display models taken as well.

Members of Buckhead Atlanta Security told police five vehicles were involved in the burglary; a black Dodge Challenger, silver Ford Edge, a gray Hyundai Sonata, silver Ford Equinox, and a silver Cadillac.

Lieutenant Gibson of Buckhead Atlanta Security said there were about seven officers on duty at the time, but they were all unarmed. He said that the burglars totally ignored their presence and their commands to stop.

When Atlanta police officers arrived, one unit saw the black Dodge Challenger going south on Peachtree Street as he was coming north.

A lookout was placed citywide on all the vehicles.

The Challenger used in the burglary was found on Ethridge Drive. The vehicle was abandoned, but smoking from being driven so hard, according to police. 

A similar incident happened in Buckhead on Tuesday at the Neiman Marcusicon1.png Last Call not far away, but police aren't saying whether they believe they are connected.

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LITTLE FERRY — Police are investigating a Tuesday morning carjacking in which three men commandeered a car at gunpoint and later crashed the getaway vehicle.

A man driving a rented 2015 white Dodge Challenger had pulled into a self-storage company's parking lot off Bergen Turnpike around 7:20 a.m., Detective Ronald Klein Jr. said.

As soon as he had parked, a silver Acura pulled in behind him and blocked the Dodge, Klein said. Three men, two of whom had handguns, jumped out and ordered him to the ground.

They took his cellphone and car keys and took off in both vehicles, Klein said.

State Police received reports of two cars matching the Dodge's and Acura's descriptions speeding along Route 80 soon after, Klein said.

Newark police found the Dodge, which had some damage on it, around 9 a.m. The keys were gone.

Authorities then discovered the Acura around the corner from the Dodge, Klein said. The Acura had crashed into the front steps of a residence and the occupants fled, leaving the keys in the car.

The man from whom the Dodge was taken was not injured, Klein said. From Chicago, he had been staying in an Elizabeth hotel and police believe he may have been followed from there to Little Ferry.

"Something like this is a very targeted crime usually," Klein said, noting that carjackings are rare in Little Ferry.

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ENGLE— A routine patrol by Kentucky State Police (KSP) in the Engle community of Perry County turned into a high speed chase that led KSP Troopers into Breathitt County earlier this month.

KSP Trooper Matt Gayheart was patrolling KY-15 in the Engle community of Perry County on August 5, when around 1:30 p.m. he noticed a white Dodge Challenger speeding 77mph in a 55mph speed zone that was heading north bound. Trooper Gayheart turned his police cruiser around and was able to get behind the Dodge Challenger and attempted to perform a traffic stop. Upon activating his emergency lights, Trooper Gayheart says the motorist in the Dodge Challenger sped up, that’s when Trooper Gayheart activated his police cruiser’s signals and pursued the fleeing vehicle.

In a uniform citation, Trooper Gayheart said he pursued the Dodge Challenger into Breathitt County, where according to Trooper Gayheart, the Dodge Challenger began passing motor vehicles on the wrong side of the road, and in blind curves. Trooper Gayheart said that pursuit continued on KY-15 for approximately 8 more miles until the suspect in the Dodge Challenger attempted to turn onto Sigman Rd., at which point the suspect lost control of the vehicle because of the high rate of speed the suspect was travelling and crashed into a guardrail.

The operator of the vehicle was described by Trooper Gayheart as a male with dark hair who was wearing white shorts and a blue shirt. The dark haired man would be later identifed as Joseph S. Reynolds, 30, of Lexington. After the crash, Reynolds exited the vehicle and fled on foot, according to Trooper Gayheart. Trooper Gayheart called out that he was with KSP and ordered Reynolds to stop running.

Trooper Gayheart chased after Reynolds, who fled into a wooded area that led to a river. Trooper Gayheart stopped his pursuit when he lost sight of the Reynolds. When the canine units arrived on the scene, they began to track Reynolds. The track led the canine unit into the river, at which point the canine lost the scent of Reynolds.

At around 7:20 p.m., police units that where patrolling the area located an individual that matched Reynolds description. According to the uniform citation, Reynolds had head and face injuries, and also a burn scrape on his left arm. His shorts and shoes were covered in mud. Reynolds was detained and transported to KSP’s Post 13. Trooper Gayheart was recontacted and responded back to Post 13, and identified Reynolds as the suspect that was driving the Dodge Challenger. He was placed under arrest, photographed, and read his Miranda Rights. An interview with Reynolds was attempted, but he requested an attorney and did not want to answer Trooper Gayheart’s questions. He was taken to Kentucky River Regional Jail (KRRJ).

As previously reported by The Hazard Herald in last week’s issue of the paper, Reynolds was indicted this month on one count of receiving stolen property valued at $10,000 or more, a Class C Felony. On or around July 31, Reynolds allegedly committed the offense of receiving stolen property valued at $10,000 or more when he was in possession of a white 2009 Dodge Challenger that he allegedly knowingly knew to be stolen and belonging to Chrysler of Nicholasville.

He was also indicted one count of first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D Felony. Reynold allegedly committed the offense of first-degree criminal mischief when he damaged the Dodge Challenger that belonged to Chrysler of Nicholasville by failing to negotiate a turn at a high rate of speed while attempting to evade KSP, causing him to crash the vehicle into a guardrail.

Reynolds was also indicted on one count of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, one count of fleeing or evading police on foot, and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony.

Bail was set in the amount of $25,000 plus home incarceration

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Can't get the pictures to post, but this thing is tore to shit.





A Dodge Challenger is torn apart after an early-morning crash Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, with a parked backhoe near the under-construction Village at Westfield Topanga site in Warner Center. The car's driver was taken to a local trauma center. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) 


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The crash at Victory and Topanga Canyon boulevards narrowly missed construction workers on the Village at Westfield Topanga site. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) 


A Woodland Hills man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Thursday after a muscle car he was driving struck a backhoe loader parked near the new Village at Westfield Topanga shopping area in Warner Center.

Although the passenger side of the car was torn apart, driver Helinelson Lazo, 30, sustained minor injuries and was booked at the Valley Jail Section, said Lt. Steve Embrich of LAPD’s Topanga Division.

“Damage is pretty extensive to the vehicle so luckily there were no passengers,” Embrich said.



A dozen Los Angeles firefighters responded to 6400 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard following the 1:35 a.m. call, rendered medical aid and ensured safety at the scene, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital and no one else was reported injured.

LAPD’s Topanga Division is investigating the crash.

Photographer Rick McClure contributed to this report.

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Just before 3 a.m., Detroit police say a man filling up his 2010 Dodge Challenger became the city's latest carjacking victim.

It's become an all too common reality in the Motor City and police are working to reduce car thefts and carjackings.
This latest one happened at the BP at 7 Mile and Ryan.
Sgt. Jonathan Parnell with DPD's C.A.T.S. tells Action News the victim was approached by two black men. One of them was wearing a ski mask. They demanded his car and one of the suspects then shot the victim in his foot.
He managed to make it across the street to the Marathon gas station where someone drove him to the hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
The suspects made off with the victim's 2010 black Dodge Challenger described as having a red stripe. Police tell us they believe the second suspect was following behind in a dark colored Ford Crown Victoria.
If you have any information that can help police call H.E.A.T. at 1-800-242-HEAT

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