SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: High-Beam Chase
At 11:49 p.m., an officer spotted a silver 2012 Toyota Camry stopped with its high-beams on in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue. The car began moving slowly, then ran a stop sign at the intersection of Abbott and Knox Street, prompting the officer to turn on his strobe lights and siren. The car stopped at the intersection of Knox and North Central Expressway, but didn’t pull over. It then headed northbound on Central, reaching speeds close to 100 mph while weaving erratically through traffic. The Toyota exited at Caruth Haven and drove eastbound, at which time the HPDPS officer lost sight of it and ended the pursuit. The same night, police reports show five car burglaries in the vicinity where the Toyota was stopped.
At 1:05 a.m., Cynthia Ridge Reed, 52, of Garland was arrested in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Between 10 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 26, a thief entered an unlocked black 2011 Porsche Panamera in the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue and stole a Garmin watch, a pair of Chanel reading glasses with tortoise-shell frames, a pair of Chanel sunglasses, a pair of Thierry Lasry sunglasses, a checkbook, and a debit card, which had been used six times before it was discovered missing.
At 8:02 a.m., Guillermo Munoz, 25, of Wylie was arrested in the5500 block of High School Avenue on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and using a wireless communications device in a school zone.
At 1:32 p.m., Daniel Elizondo, 29, was arrested in the 4000 block of Wycliff Avenue on a possession of marijuana charge.
Between Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, a thief stole the front license plate from a black 2013 Ford Explorer in the 3500 block of Gillon Avenue. Its whereabouts were discovered on Aug. 29, when an insurance agent called the owner of the Explorer about an accident involving a car with the stolen plate in Richardson. The plate was tracked to a silver Ford F-150, the owner of which said his truck had been taken in for repairs and he couldn’t recall the plate number.
Between 7 p.m. and midnight, a burglar broke into a black 2013 Kia Rio in the 3400 block of Princeton Avenue and stole seven pairs of sunglasses with a combined value of $50. During the same time frame, a vandal smashed a window of a black 2011 Range Rover in the 3400 block of Princeton, a white 2013 Mercedes 250 in the 3200 block of Princeton, but nothing was reported stolen in either case.
Between 5 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 1 p.m. on Aug. 31, a burglar broke into a black Chevrolet Suburban in the 5100 block of Sewanee Avenue and stole four audio headsets with a combined value of $240. During the same time frame, a vandal smashed a window of a black 2009 BMW 528 in the 5200 block of Sewanee, but nothing was reported stolen.
Between 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 11:44 a.m. on Aug. 31, a thief entered an unlocked BMW X5 in the 4300 block of Livingston Avenue and stole a Cole Haan wallet containing $40 in cash. During the same time frame, a larcenist entered an unlocked blue 2012 Range Rover in the same block and stole a credit card and driver’s license, and entered an unlocked black 2007 GMC Yukon to take a handicapped placard. And a miscreant entered an unlocked black 2013 Infiniti SUV and an unlocked black 2006 BMW SUV, and rummaged through the contents without stealing anything.
Between 7 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 31, a burglar broke into a white 2003 Ford Explorer in the 5500 block of Fairfield Avenue and stole a Mirage flute and a set of keys.
At 8:08 p.m., Daniel Morales Jr., 35, of Dallas was arrested in the4300 block of Westside Drive on a public intoxication charge.
At 8:56 p.m., a resident of the 4500 block of University Boulevard reported the theft of $140 in cash on Aug. 14.
At 11:57 p.m., a burglar broke into a blue 1992 Ford Bronco in the3400 block of Normandy Avenue and stole a $1,000 after-market stereo. Two men were seen fleeing the area on foot shortly afterward.
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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