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Police Arrest Man Accused of Taking a Sledgehammer to Dallas Police Cars

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    Man Accused of Using Sledgehammer on DPD Patrol Cars

    Police have arrested one person for allegedly taking a sledgehammer to Dallas police cars Sunday morning. (Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

    Police have arrested one person for allegedly taking a sledgehammer to Dallas police cars Sunday morning.

    Gregory Simpson, 58, has been charged with criminal mischief.

    Gregory Simpson, 58.
    Photo credit: Dallas Police Department

    Officers said Simpson entered the Central Patrol station parking lot on Chestnut Street and used a sledgehammer to damage twelve marked squad cars.

    The person was taken into custody and is in the Lew Sterrett Jail.

    The Dallas Police Association posted photos of the damage Sunday afternoon calling for security modifications at the substation.

    "What's it going to take folks, officer getting killed?," DPA said in a tweet. "These parking lots need to be secure!."

    There have been a series of attacks at Dallas police stations the last two years.

    Last year voters approved nearly $7 million in bond funding for security upgrades.

    Simspon's bond has been set at $50,000.


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