Park Cities Crime Reports July 26-Aug. 1

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: NOT THE BEST PLACE TO STOW CASH?

A burglar took $2,500 from a vehicle that was parked in the 6800 block of Preston Road around 1:41 p.m. July 30.

HIGHLAND PARK

26 Monday

Arrested at 4 p.m.: a 19-year-old woman accused of possession of a controlled substance, no insurance, no valid license, and warrants in the 4200 block of Lorraine Avenue

27 Tuesday

A wrongdoer left a Nissan Altima that’d been reported stolen parked in the 4300 block of Belclaire Avenue with the hood popped and several packages in the backseat and trunk around 1:54 p.m. 

Reported at 4:50 p.m.: a ne’er do well took a necklace left at Hush Hush Tan in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Drive.

28 Wednesday 

Arrested at 5:15 a.m.: a 32 year old accused of violating the open container law and theft of a firearm in the 5400 block of Eton Avenue

29 Thursday

An intruder broke into a home in the 3100 block of Beverly Drive, got into a jewelry cabinet, and took an unknown number of items from inside overnight before 5:06 a.m. 

A trespasser got into a garage in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue and took a golf bag with golf clubs around 5:35 a.m. 

Reported at 6:23 p.m.: a crook took a catalytic converter from a Honda Pilot that was parked at the Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

Arrested at 10:55 p.m.: a 50-year-old woman accused of trespassing in the 4300 block of Livingston Avenue

30 Friday

How easy was it for a thief to take a Dewalt drill from a van parked in the 3200 block of Cornell Avenue around 10:30 a.m.? The van was unlocked. 

Arrested at 7:15 p.m.: a 20 year old accused of no insurance, expired registration, no valid license, and warrants in the 4200 block of Edmondson Avenue.

UNIVERSITY PARK

26 Monday

Reported at 9:08 a.m.: a burglar bolted after taking a golf bag from a vehicle parked in the 3000 block of Milton Avenue.

A sneaky swindler swiped a wallet from a woman’s purse at a store in the 4000 block of Villanova Drive between 11:48 a.m. and 2:24 p.m. 

Reported at 2:12 p.m.: a porch pirate pilfered a package containing ammunition from a home in the 3200 block of Milton Avenue

28 Wednesday

Reported at 2:04 p.m.: a fraudster cashed four illicit checks at the BBVA Bank in the 6500 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

Reported at 4:41 p.m.: A ne’er do well took $370, various documents, and more from a Ford F-350 parked in the 4300 block of Windsor Parkway

29 Thursday

A thief rode off in a Ford F-250 that’d been parked in the 2800 block of Fondren Drive around 3 p.m.

30 Friday

Arrested at 11:20 a.m.: a man for a warrant. No location was given.

1 Sunday

Reported at 5:16 a.m.: a callous crook took an iPhone from a woman in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway.

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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