SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Tootsies Rolled
At 4:09 p.m. on Aug. 16, the driver of a red 2001 Chevrolet SUV ran through the front window of Tootsies at The Plaza at Preston Center, causing $3,000 in damage. The driver fled the scene but was tracked down and arrested on a DWI charge.
At 7:40 a.m., a contractor at a house in the 4300 block of Lorraine Avenue saw a suspicious yellow late-model Lincoln pull out of a driveway. Earlier that morning, a burglar broke into the house and stole two Samsung flat-screen televisions with a combined value of $1,600, in addition to causing significant damage.
At 12:06 p.m., a resident of the 3100 block of Cornell Avenuereported the theft of a lawn mower and extension cord from an unlocked, attached garage sometime between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10. A contractor replaced the flooring in the house during that time frame and used the garage for storage.
At 8:08 p.m., a thief stole a $4,600 Chanel purse containing a house key, makeup kit, and $10 in cash from a customer inside Mi Cocina at Highland Park Village. A witness said two suspicious people were loitering near the front of the restaurant before fleeing in a silver 2013 Kia Sportage rental car.
Between 8 and 9 p.m., a thief stole an unsecured Trek women’s bicycle from a yard in the 3100 block of Mockingbird Lane.
Between 6 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 16, a miscreant shattered a window on a silver 2014 Bentley Continental in the3400 block of Drexel Drive, causing $3,500 in damage. The incident was part of an overnight vandalism spree that included similar damage to a white Audi S4, a gray GMC Acadia, and a black Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3300 block of Drexel Drive; a Toyota FJ Cruiser in the 3400 block of Drexel Drive; a green Honda CRV, beige Chevrolet Tahoe, and black Cadillac Escalade in the 3100 block of St. Johns Drive; and a silver Mercedes CL500 in the 3200 block of St. Johns Drive during the same timeframe. All reports consisted of windows being cracked or shattered with projectiles, likely bullets.
Between 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 16, a vandal fired bullets through the door of an attached garage in the 3500 block of St. Johns Drive. The damage included a hole in a black 2014 Range Rover and in the wall and ceiling of the garage. Later that day, a spent 9mm casing was found in an adjacent alley.
Between 11 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 11, a thief stole an $800 pair of Tom Ford eyeglasses and a $300 Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun from an unlocked white 2009 GMC Yukon in the 3100 block of Westminster Avenue.
At 4:45 p.m., a 33-year-old Irving man was arrested in the 7000 block of Preston Road on an assault charge. UPDATE: Charges have since been dropped.
Between 6 and 8 p.m., a thief stole $11,800 worth of jewelry, along with a $300 iPhone and $40 in cash, from the master bedroom closet of a house in the 4100 block of Hyer Avenue.
Between June 20 and Aug. 13, a thief stole a license plate from a silver 2010 BMW 328i in the 3400 block of Rankin Avenue.
At 2:30 a.m., Harrison Cooper, 20, of University Park was arrested in the 6700 block of Golf Drive on a public intoxication charge.
Between 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 8:57 a.m. on Aug. 13, a vandal broke a window on a silver 2009 GMC Acadia in the 2900 block of Rosedale Avenue, causing $700 in damage.
Between 4:45 and 4:54 p.m., a thief stole $770 worth of power tools from a residential construction site in the 3400 block of Asbury Avenue.
At 10:59 p.m., a 17-year-old Highland Park High School student was arrested in the 4200 block of Grassmere Lane on a charge of possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone.
At 3:56 a.m., police were alerted to an overnight burglary of the Mal Malouf store at The Plaza at Preston Center, during which a thief stole undetermined amounts of jewelry, clothing, and purses.
Between 8:45 and 9:20 a.m., a thief stole a $400 Trek boys bicycle from an open attached garage in the 3400 block of Granada Avenue.
Between 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, a thief stole a $600 Trek boys bicycle from an open detached garage in the 3600 block of Asbury Avenue.
Between noon on Aug. 13 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 14, a thief stole a $1,200 Trek mountain bike in the 3400 block of McFarlin Boulevard.
Between 1 and 1:13 p.m., a pickpocket stole a $150 Coach wallet containing $150 in cash and $150 worth of gift cards from a restaurant patron at The Plaza at Preston Center.
At 5:44 a.m., Samuel Baker, 20, of Dallas was arrested in the 3600 block of McFarlin Boulevard on a public intoxication charge.
At 7:38 p.m., a shoplifter stole $12 worth of Sundown vitamins, a $4 CVS bandage, and $3 worth of Tresemme hair-care products from the CVS store at Park Cities Plaza. Shelby Wirtanen, 20, of Dallas was arrested on a theft charge.
Due to a records system change in the records at the Dallas Police Department, Dallas reports are unavailable this week. We are working with DPD to obtain relevant incident reports and hope to resume providing them soon.
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