Preston Hollow Crime Reports for Jan. 17 – 23

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WITNESS CAFFEINE POWER

Will a wit turn dim without morning coffee? Officers responded at 7:42 a.m. Jan. 22 to Starbucks on Inwood Road across from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas for a call initially dispatched as a major disturbance (violence). There they gave someone they called, “The Wit,” a criminal trespassing warning. Crime reports normally aren’t that complimentary.

17 Monday

Taken before 9:04 p.m.: a man’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.

18 Tuesday

Arrested at 6:26 a.m.: a 34-year-old man accused of possession of crack cocaine and a stolen vehicle valued at $23,000 in the 4900 block of Walnut Hill Lane.

Before 8:32 a.m., a burglar smashed a window and stole a purse from a woman’s vehicle at the Primrose School of Park Cities on Inwood Road.

Taken overnight before 9:20 a.m.: a man’s vehicle from a home in the 4600 block of Melissa Lane.

Reported at 4:16 p.m.: the Jan. 17 burglar of a home in the 6800 block of Woodmark Court.

Burglarized before 4:59 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle at Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy at Hillcrest and Meadow roads.

20 Thursday

Reported at 10:47 a.m.: a cold case. A prowler snatched the heater from the backyard (no longer a) hot tub at a home in the 6400 block of Royalton Drive.

Arrested and given a criminal trespassing warning at 3:13 p.m.: a 36-year-old man accused of shoplifting clothing from a store at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 6:43 p.m.: A vandal damaged a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Before 9:08 p.m., a thief took a man’s vehicle from Preston Forest Square.

21 Friday

Before 10:54 p.m., a vandal damaged a fence at a home in the 6100 block of Joyce Way.

22 Saturday

This call came in at 4:10 a.m. as an active shooter on foot. Arrested at Forest Car Wash & Detail at Forest Lane and the Dallas North Tollway: a 37-year-old man accused of having cocaine in plain view.

One or more burglars smashed glass to enter and steal from the cash registers at three stores in Preston Royal Shopping Center between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Dallas police redact victim names from online records, but Ken’s Man’s Shop went on Facebook to assure customers everything was fine and thank them for their continued support.

(READ: Three Preston Royal Businesses Hit in Smash-and-Grabs)

Before 8:15 a.m., a burglar smashed a front door window to enter Spa in the City in the 5000 block of Lovers Lane.

Overnight before 8:16 a.m., a thief took copper pipe and equipment from a street worksite in the 5100 block of Meadow Crest Drive.

Overnight before 8:21 a.m., a burglar stole stuff from a work trailer at Hillcrest High School on Hillcrest Road.

Intruders entered a vacant home in the 11200 block of Northland Circle before 4:50 p.m.

23 Sunday

Shortly before 5:36 p.m. at NorthPark Center, a thief hopped in a man’s vehicle and drove away.

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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