Preston Hollow Crime Reports Aug. 30 – Sept. 4

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: STEALING MADE SIMPLE

Reported at 6:50 p.m. Aug. 31: easy pickings in the 11500 West Ricks Circle. To take a 55-year-old man’s property, the thief only needed to enter through the open garage and remove items from the unlocked vehicle.

30 Monday

Incomplete records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft at a home in the 11000 block of Tibbs Street.

Before 11:42 a.m., a burglar damaged a window while stealing contents from a 63-year-old woman’s vehicle at Preston Center.

Reported at 4:13 p.m.: Dog bites 29-year-old woman at Inwood Village.

31 Tuesday

Arrested at 4:27 a.m.: a man (age not provided) who was accused of driving drunk in the 11300 block of Inwood Road.

Before 9:52 a.m., a prowler stole from a 55-year-old man’s vehicle at a home in the 6600 block of Desco Drive.

Incomplete records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft from a Midland, Texas woman (age not provided) at NorthPark Center.

Burglarized before 9:30 p.m.: a 24-year-old woman’s vehicle near Black Swan Yoga on Lovers Lane.

1 Wednesday

Reported at 10:45 a.m.: A burglar used a window to get in and out with stolen goods from a Sebastian Construction worksite in the 9100 block of Devonshire Drive.

Before 2:49 p.m., a pickpocket at the Market at Preston Forest pinched the wallet from the purse of a 71-year-old woman shopping at Tom Thumb.

Guessing this one made someone hot: Before 5:31 p.m., a prowler snatched stuff from a Houk Air Conditioning vehicle calling on a home in the 7000 block of Orchid Lane.

Burglarized before 7:51 p.m.: a 65-year-old woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Before 7:54 p.m., a burglar damaged a window while stealing contents from a 42-year-old Fort Worth woman’s vehicle at Hillcrest Crossing at Northwest Highway and Hillcrest Road.

2 Thursday

Taken before 5:28 p.m.: a 68-year-old man’s vehicle from Forestwood Antique Mall at Forest Lane and Dallas North Tollway.

Stolen before 6:23 p.m.: a 30-year-old Mesquite man’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.

3 Friday

Officers responded at 3:08 a.m. to a fatal fiery crash south of Walnut Hill Lane on Midway Road, where a Ford Mustang struck a pole, trapping the driver inside. Read more here.

Overnight before 7:47 a.m. in the 8600 block of Edgemere Road, a vandal cut the tires on a 70-year-old woman’s vehicle.

Overnight before 8:46 a.m., a burglar broke the wine fridge at Tom Thumb in the Market at Preston Forest.

A shove before 10:06 a.m. caused left shoulder pain for a 32-year-old woman working at Aritzia at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 10:19 p.m.: a bad day for a Chick-Fil-A employee. A thief took the 19-year-old man’s vehicle from the parking lot of the restaurant in the 12100 block of Inwood Road.

4 Saturday

Say a little prayer for the 61-year-old Garland man whose vehicle was stolen before 4:54 p.m. near Lovers Lane United Methodist Church’s Copeland House & Prayer Garden on Meadowbrook Drive.

The burglar who stole from a 21-year-old woman’s vehicle at Preston Forest Village before 4:25 p.m. broke a window.

Reported at 5:31 p.m.: ugly behavior. Two guys shoplifted from Ulta Beauty at Inwood Village. But there’s no word yet on whether their loot helped pretty them up.

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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