Crime Reports August 19 – 25


When the driver of a white 2005 Nissan Altima was stopped for a traffic violation at 8:13 p.m. Aug. 19 in the 7100 block of Airline Drive he did what any innocent person would: Ran! Fortunately, University Park police officers were faster, and the 26-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant


19 Monday

What started as an attempt to sell a Louis Vuitton backpack online ended in a fraudulent payment. A fake cashier’s check for $2,265 was reported at 2:12 p.m. from the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue. 

22 Thursday

Reported at 8:09 a.m.: Between 8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 22, a padlock was cut, and property was stolen from a construction site in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive. The value of the stolen items totaled approximately $2,200 and included six Red Milwaukee 12-volt rechargeable batteries, two Red Milwaukee hand drills, a Red Milwaukee rolling toolbox with tools inside, and a Black Lorex Cirrus Security DVR system.

23 Friday

Between 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 23, items were stolen from a white Toyota Tundra truck parked in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue: A black electric compressor ($100) and a Milwaukee-brand cordless drill set containing a drill, two impacts, a flashlight, and batteries with a battery charger ($240 value). To add insult to injury, a bike was also reported stolen from the same location.


19 Monday

A 38-year-old man was arrested at 12:41 a.m. for public intoxication in the 7000 block of Preston Road.

A gray 2011 Lexus RX460 was stolen from an open garage between noon and 3 p.m. in the 3900 block of Marquette Street.

20 Tuesday

An attempt to fraudulently obtain wire funds occurred at 10:27 a.m. Aug. 13 in the 4000 block of Shannon Lane, the homeowner reported around 3:30 p.m. An email as sent asking for bank information.

Reported at 3:51 p.m.: Between Aug. 12 and Aug. 20, a $2,000 Lennox-brand air conditioner unit was stolen from the 3200 block of Villanova Drive.

It was a rough afternoon for a 34-year-old woman in the 3400 block of Binkley Avenue. While picking her child up from daycare, her $100 Kate Spade purse was stolen from inside her parked vehicle, a black 2013 Mercedes. Taken from the bag was an American Express credit card, which was used at Target.

21 Wednesday

Reported at 10:03 a.m.: It was determined that, between Jan. 1 and Aug.21, an employee was stealing cash from a store in Snider Plaza. Up to $3,000 was stolen.

Between 7 and 10:30 p.m., the window of a white 2015 Mercedes 400 parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road was broken and items were stolen from inside. Quite a haul was taken: A $1,500 HP computer, a $1,500 Burberry computer bag, a $500 Tiffany bracelet, a $2,000 Louis Vuitton item, and a Navy Federal Platinum credit card.

23 Friday

Reported at 7:47 a.m.: Between 8 a.m. Aug. 20 and 8 a.m. Aug.22, a ring was stolen from the 3400 block of Stanford Avenue. The ring’s value? $121,500.

Sometime between Aug. 20 and 7:43 p.m. Aug.22, money was fraudulently withdrawn from a Bank of America account, a homeowner in the 4100 block of Hyer Avenue reported.

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Timothy Glaze

A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, Tim has called Dallas home his entire life. He has covered news, schools, sports, and politics in Lake Dallas, Denton, Plano, Allen, Little Elm, and Dallas since 2009 for several publications - The Lake Cities Sun, The Plano Star Courier, the Denton Record Chronicle, and now, People Newspapers. He lives in Denton County with his wife and three dogs.

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