Preston Hollow Crime Reports for Jan. 10 – 16

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: A DOOZY OR DOZER?

Which makes you scratch your head more: that someone slept in the Walgreens at Northwest Highway and Lemmon Avenue after hours on Jan. 15 or that officers weren’t dispatched until 6:10 p.m. the next day?

10 Monday

What can happen when you leave your stuff unattended at Clothes Circuit in Preston Center? Reported at 4:48 p.m.: a woman learned someone had taken hers.

Before 1:48 p.m., jerk driver fled instead of taking responsibility for striking another vehicle at Preston Royal Village.

11 Tuesday

Before 4:25 a.m., a robber brandished a knife and demanded money from a man at a story (name redacted by police) in Preston Forest Village.

Overnight before 7:21 a.m., a burglar broke a glass door to take stuff from a vacant store at Preston Center.

Taken before 10:53 a.m.: stuff from a man’s vehicle at a home in the 9100 block of Devonshire Drive.

Reported at 11:07 a.m.: a theft in the 9500 block of Thackery Street.

What’s it called when you abandon a vehicle outside a home in the 5800 block of Preston Haven Drive? The 11:32 a.m. call was dispatched as a “parking violation.”

Stolen before 4:43 p.m.: a man’s vehicle from a home in the 6600 block of Forest Creek Drive.

Reported as an assault at 5:24 p.m.: Despite being told to stop, a caller repeatedly phoned a woman at the Tom Thumb at Inwood Road and University Boulevard.

12 Wednesday

Incomplete online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft at a grocery/supermarket (name redacted by police) in Preston Royal Village.

Stolen before 4:57 p.m.: a man’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.

13 Thursday

Reported at 11:36 a.m.: a scary situation. A woman in the 6500 block of Stefani Drive “believed an unknown suspect pointed a handgun at her.”

14 Friday

Stolen before 9:25 a.m.: a woman’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.

15 Saturday

Before 3:38 a.m., a reckless and rude motorist fled after wrecking with a man’s vehicle in the 6200 block of LBJ Freeway.

That’s not art. Before 11:58 a.m., a vandal tossed paint onto a home in the 7100 block of Lakehurst Avenue.

Reported at 4:01 p.m.: a missing license plate. A crook two days earlier stole it off a man’s vehicle in the 6100 block of Bandera Avenue.

16 Sunday

Sometimes opportunity doesn’t need to knock. Before 7:58 a.m., a lucky prowler found doors left unlocked to a home and vehicle in the 6700 block of Park Lane. The crook rummaged through the man’s vehicle and took stuff from the couple’s house.

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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