Police Report: October 13 to October 19


At 2:34 p.m. on Oct. 15, a shoplifter stole a $1,050 Ciggy suede clutch and a $450 pair of Eyestelle sunglasses from the Jimmy Choo store at Highland Park Village. The female suspect put the items in her purse before she fled in a white Lexus SUV.


At 8:01 a.m., Damian Paul Spencer Hafley, 35, of Flatonia was arrested in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue on charges of burglary of a vehicle and evading arrest.

Between 9 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 7:20 a.m. on Oct. 14, a burglar broke into a black 2008 GMC Yukon in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue and stole a third-row seat, valued at $1,500, along with $1,300 worth of lacrosse equipment.

Between 10 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 7:40 a.m. on Oct. 15, a thief stole an iPod from an unlocked black 2011 Range Rover in the 4000 block of Lexington Avenue. The perpetrator also rummaged through a white 2008 Lexus SUV in the same driveway but didn’t take anything.

Between 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15, a burglar broke into a black 2013 GMC Yukon in the 3800 block of Miramar Avenue and stole a Parker 12-gauge shotgun.

Between 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 16, a burglar broke into three vehicles in the 3500 block of St. Johns Drive and stole a $3,000 third-row seat from each one. The SUVs included a 2014 GMC Yukon, a 2011 Cadillac Escalade, and a 2013 Escalade.

Between 11 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 16, a burglar broke into a white 2012 Chevrolet Suburban in the 3300 block of Cornell Avenue and stole a $2,400 set of Titleist golf clubs with bag, and an $1,800 third-row seat. The incident also caused $500 in damage.

Between 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 16, a thief entered an unlocked white 2004 Nissan Pathfinder in the 3400 block of Princeton Avenue and stole a Mead notebook containing business mileage and accounting notes.

At 10:35 a.m., a resident of the 4400 block of Highland Drivereported the theft of a $30,000 gold Piaget watch, two sets of cufflinks valued at $27,500, and a $20,000 Cosmi semi-automatic shotgun from two locked closets sometime earlier this year.

Between 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 4:07 p.m. on Oct. 16, a burglar broke into a black 2013 GMC Yukon in the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue and stole a third-row seat.

Between 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 9:10 a.m. on Oct. 18, a thief entered an unlocked beige 2013 Lincoln MKX in the 4200 block of Lorraine Avenue and stole an iPod Nano.

Between 7 and 9 p.m., a thief stole a Neiman Marcus wallet containing $175 in cash from a purse hanging on the back of a chair at Carbone’s Fine Food & Wine in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue. A suspicious woman and her two children fled the restaurant before the purse’s owner noticed the wallet was missing.


Between 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 10 a.m. on Oct. 13, a burglar broke into a gray 2011 Cadillac Escalade in the 4300 block of Purdue Street and stole a third-row seat, valued at $1,000.

At 9:56 a.m., an employee at St. Christopher’s Montessori School reported the theft of a 32-inch Toshiba television, valued at $325, on Oct. 12.

At 10:50 p.m., Sheri Deterling, 50, of University Park was arrested in the 2800 block of Amherst Avenue on a public intoxication charge.

Between 1 and 3:15 a.m., a thief stole a purse containing $500 in cash from an unlocked blue 2008 Nissan Altima in the 2800 block of Rosedale Avenue. During the same timeframe, a thief stole a $200 Michael Kors wallet containing $10 in cash from a black 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 2700 block of Rosedale.

Between 3 and 3:30 a.m., a thief stole $75 worth of blankets and $60 worth of computer accessories from a black 2014 Honda Odyssey in the 3100 block of Amherst Avenue.

At 2:10 p.m., a shoplifter stole $82 worth of cosmetics and $20 worth of clothing from the CVS store at Park Cities Plaza.

At 9:40 p.m., a vandal caused $600 in damage to a double-paned window at a house in the 4300 block of University Boulevard.

At 12:33 a.m., James A. Rhodes, 21, of Highland Park was arrested in the 4400 block of Normandy Avenue on a public-intoxication 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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