Park Cities Crime Reports June 21-27

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: HEFTY THEFT

A wrongdoer took a 50 pound antique potting urn that contained potting soil and ferns from in front of a home in the 4200 block of Bordeaux Avenue before 9 a.m. June 26.

HIGHLAND PARK

21 Monday

A porch pirate pilfered a package from a home in the 4600 block of Southern Avenue at 2:16 p.m. and ran from the scene.

22 Tuesday

A burglar ‘punched’ the locks of the rear and driver door of a van that was parked in the 4200 block of Armstrong Parkway and snagged an iPad from inside around 10:45 a.m.

A crook took two leaf blowers from the bed of a pickup truck that was parked in the 4500 block of Roland Avenue around 1:36 p.m.

23 Wednesday

Arrested at 1 a.m.: a 34-year-old man for a warrant in the 5400 block of Preston Road.

A ne’er do well swiped two toolboxes from a pickup truck that was parked in the 4600 block of Southern Avenue around 2 p.m. The toolboxes contained Milwaukee power drills, a Milwaukee multi-tool, a DeWalt skill saw, a Dewalt multi-tool, drills, and more.

24 Thursday

A malefactor got into the garage of a home in the 4800 block of Auburndale Avenue, then into an Infiniti QX80 in the garage, took a garage door opener, and left at 2:45 a.m.

Arrested at 3:35 a.m.: a 30 year old accused of public intoxication and warrants in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

26 Saturday

Arrested at 4:30 a.m.: a 30-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

A careless driver hit a BMW 650i that was parked in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue, damaging the right rear fender, bumper, and taillight, and left without leaving information between 9 and 10:20 a.m.

A driver in a Dodge Dart hit a Highland Park Department of Public Safety vehicle that was responding to another crash at the Dallas North Tollway and Mockingbird Lane around 8:20 p.m. and continued southbound on the tollway without stopping.

27 Sunday

Arrested at 2:41 a.m.: a 45-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 3300 block of Harvard Avenue

UNIVERSITY PARK

21 Monday

A crook tried to break into a Bentley in the 8300 block of Preston Road at 5:33 p.m.

22 Tuesday

A trespasser got into a home in the 4100 block of Caruth Boulevard. The incident was reported at 6:19 p.m.

24 Thursday

A thief snagged outdoor furniture from the front of Pokey O’s sweet shop in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane before 10:38 a.m.

25 Friday

A fraudster took $500 from a man from the 3700 block of Villanova Drive that was purportedly for fees for a child’s day camp. The incident was reported at 10:42 a.m.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

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