SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: SCAMMED BY THE BRICKLAYER
A Highland Park man was scammed out of $1,050 after hiring a man he met at a nearby Home Depot to do some brickwork at his home in the 4600 block of Edmondson Avenue. The homeowner reported to police around 2:59 p.m. Feb. 14 that when the man came to his house two days prior to write up a bid, the rascal asked the homeowner to go outside and count the bricks and supposedly stole $300 from the homeowner’s wallet. The homeowner also gave the worker a $740 check to start the job, but he never returned.
Stolen before 8:15 a.m.: the driver’s side rearview mirror from a black 2010 GMC Yukon parked overnight in the driveway of a home in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue.
Stolen before 6 a.m.: Highland Park lacrosse gear, valued at $450, from a 2010 black Cadillac Escalade parked overnight in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue. The burglar attempted to steal the third-row seat from the vehicle but it was secured by a locking mechanism.
Shattered by brick: a window around 11:35 p.m. at a home in the 3600 block of Milton Avenue. Damage to the window and a computer monitor was estimated at $4,900.
Sometime between 7:20 and 11:17 a.m., a Trek bicycle, valued at $700, was stolen outside of McCulloch Intermediate School in the 3500 block of Granada Avenue.
Around 9:20 a.m., a man attempting to break up a dogfight in the 6200 block of Golf Drive was bitten by one of the animals.
A teen dancing in the middle of Preston Road was ticketed for underage drinking and possession of a fake drivers license and released to his or her parents just after midnight in the 4000 block of University Boulevard.
A 30-year-old man from Memphis, Tennessee, was arrested around 12:51 a.m. and accused of stealing two packages of M&M candy and about $25 worth of cosmetics from a CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane.
Around 9 p.m., an unnamed person wearing a hoodie walked into the CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane and threatened to shoot a clerk while demanding money from the cash register. The robber left the store with about $200 in cash but was apprehended a short distance from the story by the Dallas Police Department.
A 28-year-old DeSoto man was arrested and accused of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon just before midnight in the 3000 block of Daniel Avenue