Dallas PD's New Year's Eve, By the Numbers

The Dallas Police Department sends word this morning: It guesstimates 30,000 turned out for last night's Big D NYE in Victory Plaza, otherwise known as the Dallas Stars' post-game party that filled a few hours of Channel 8 airtime in between all that Dick Clarking. And while DWI numbers aren't in yet -- won't be till 6 tomorrow morning, when the no-refusal initiative runs out -- there are some Victory Park stats:
  • One arrest for aggravated assault on public servant. Officer taken to Baylor Hospital with a head injury in good condition.
  • Five public intoxication arrests
  • Two arrests for warrants only
  • One panhandling arrest
Nothing to report form the West End of the Dallas Convention Center, site of Lights All Night. But there is this note, concerning reports of random gunfire well before the midnight hour: At 10 p.m., 12 people were chitchatting in a bedroom in a house on Woodlot Drive, in Pleasant Grove. Reports Senior Corporal Kevin Janse:
"One of the females was breastfeeding her infant when a single bullet from random gunfire in the area came through the roof and landed on the bed. There were no injuries, only damage to the roof and ceiling. No suspects were located or observed."

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so-no arrests for random gunfire?

Zeeba Neighba
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I was old and boring enough to watch much of the broadcast of Big D NYE, and the only thing that could have saved it would have been televised breast feeding.Bands; ho hum, very poor sound mixing all around.Dale Hansen; apparently liquored up enough to act as though he gave a rat's ass, unfortunately I wasn't.The crowd; so dull and lifeless even the singer of the cover band commented on it.Gordon Keith; I'll admit to finding Gordo entertaining on occasion, but trying to polish up his schtick for a mainstream audience makes him incredibly painful to watch and listen to, even more so than when he attempts humor in a puesdo-philosophical vein.At least the Stars won!


The news reported that story like if hit the bedroom Occupants would've been injured. No mention of it really wouldn't have done anything anyway.

All those shots and one report, lots of wasted PR! Seems shooting in the air is quite safe


12 people in a bedroom watching a woman breast feed?That's quite the NYE party.


George Dunham was there.

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