Park Cities Crime Reports Jan. 3-9

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: BUSINESSES BURGLED

Burglars got into Gemma Collection and Logos Bookstore in Snider Plaza and took $105 in cash and $4,650 worth of jewelry at 5:40 a.m. Jan. 5.

HIGHLAND PARK

3 Monday

Reported at 2:24 p.m.: How easy was it for an intruder to get into a home in the 3500 block of Harvard Avenue and take a $1,300 Dewalt pressure washer and a $1,300 Graco airless spray gun? Gates were unlocked. 

5 Wednesday

Arrested at 5:09 a.m.: a 32-year-old man accused of driving without insurance or a valid license and warrants in the 4300 block of Armstrong Parkway.

7  Friday

A jewelry thief swiped various pieces including a Cartier watch, rings, a gold locket, a Baume & Mercier watch, cross and drop pendants, from a home in the 3400 block of Dartmouth Avenue.

8 Saturday

A reckless driver rear-ended a Toyota Camry while stopped at the intersection of Preston Road and Armstrong Parkway and drove over a curb to turn and continue onto Armstrong Parkway around 8:44 p.m.

9 Sunday

Arrested at 2:43 a.m.: a 33-year-old man accused of unlawfully carrying a weapon, driving while intoxicated, and evading arrest in the 3100 block of Mockingbird Lane.

Arrested at 3:12 p.m.: a 33-year-old man for a warrant in the 4800 block of Armstrong Parkway

UNIVERSITY PARK

3 Monday

A thief took a Jetson electric bike from a Highland Park ISD site in the 4200 block of Grassmere Lane around 11 a.m.

4 Tuesday

Reported at 11:53 a.m.: A swindler swiped taillights from a Ford F250 in the 3500 block of University Boulevard.

5 Wednesday

Arrested at 12:30 p.m.: a 20-year-old woman accused of theft in the 1200 block of Richland Oaks

How easy was it for a pilferer to get into a pickup truck in the 4000 block of Villanova Drive and take a MacBook Pro, two Go Pros, a pair of Ray Bans, and more reported at 1:50 p.m.? The truck was unlocked.

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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