Crime Reports Sept. 9 – 15


Folks at the The Laurel Preston Hollow are pissed. At 5:20 p.m. Sept. 12, representatives of the apartment complex on Preston Road reported that an ill-mannered troublemaker stained a couch by urinating on it.

9 Monday

Before 1:31 a.m., two robbers held up a man at his home in the 6000 block of Burgundy Road.

Damaged by a vehicle before 11:06 a.m.: property at Bugatti Ristorante on Northwest Highway.

Before 11:25 a.m., an anonymous caller threatened to shoot workers at a restaurant in the Market at Preston Forest.

10 Tuesday

Police did not provide the reporting times for two days of thefts at Sephora in Preston Forest Village.

Before 8:15 a.m., a 56-year-old woman learned what can happen when she leaves the door unlocked at her home in the 4500 block of Dorset Road. A thief walked off with her property. Two men from the same block reported that burglars took property from their vehicles the day before.

That stinks. At 3:10 p.m., a 25-year-old man accused of shoplifting cologne from Macy’s at NorthPark Center lied to police about his name.

Before 4:58 p.m., a thief stole from a home in the 4200 block of Creekdale Drive.

How rowdy was dinner at a restaurant in Preston Oaks Shopping Center before 6:57 p.m.? A 21-year-old woman got hit with a plate.

Before 7:10 p.m., a stranger called a 45-year-old man at a restaurant in Preston Forest Village and asked for money.

Before 7:27 p.m., a shoplifter took merchandise from the Gap in the Preston Oaks Shopping Center.

11 Wednesday

Before 9:31 a.m., while a granite and tile installer from Red Oak shopped at the Lowe’s on Inwood Road, a thief made off with his vehicle.

At 9:36 a.m., Duncanville Police recovered a stolen vehicle in the 11000 block of Russwood Circle.

Before 4:09 p.m., while a 41-year-old Dallas woman was at NorthPark Center, a burglar shopped from the inside of her vehicle.

Reported at 7:54 p.m., a crook entered a home in the 8500 block of Swananoah Road and left with stolen property.

12 Thursday

At 8:35 a.m., a resident of the 5600 block of Del Roy Drive reported receiving harassing text messages the day before from another man.

Arrested at 12:43 p.m.: a 27-year-old man accused of shoplifting from Macy’s at NorthPark Center.

Arrested at 1:40 p.m.: a 52-year-old man accused of hanging out drunk at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 1:47 p.m.: a burglar broke into a home in the 4500 block of Isabella Lane two days earlier.

Reported at 4 p.m.: a thief took the license plate off the vehicle of a 75-year-old woman from the 3900 block of Inwood Road.

At 4:48 p.m., lucky scoundrels received only criminal trespassing warnings for shoplifting at NorthPark Center.

13 Friday

Police did not provide the reporting time for shoplifting at Rebecca Taylor in NorthPark Center.

14 Saturday
At 9:23 a.m., a 42-year-old woman discovered another vehicle had hit hers outside her apartment in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue.

Reported at 12:15 p.m.: Whole Foods but fake money. Counterfeit cash turned up at the supermarket at Preston Forest Shopping Center.

Not ready to travel the world: a 24-year-old man from the 4900 block of Radbrook Place who reported at 2:39 p.m. that his passport had gone missing.

15 Sunday

At 4:30 a.m., a 46-year-old man from the 6200 block of Meadow Road got officers to issue a criminal trespass warning.

Before 5:37 p.m., a 27-year-old woman found her vehicle had been sideswiped while parked at Inwood Village.

Before 6:10 p.m., a shoplifter took merchandise from Ulta Beauty in Inwood Village.

Arrested at 7:44 p.m.: a 19-year-old man accused of shoplifting at Macy’s in NorthPark Center.

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William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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