Preston Hollow Crime Reports for Jan. 24 – 30

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: VILLAGE VANDAL

It’s no fun to get your vehicle’s window broken out at the “Y-M-C-A!” Before 2:24 p.m. Jan. 25, a woman learned that at the Semones Family YMCA (Town North) on Northaven Road.

24 Monday

Alarms sounded at 3:58 and 4:37 a.m. at stores in Preston Center, where both burglaries involved smashing doors to gain entry.

Reported at 7:46 a.m.: easy pickings. An opportunistic purse snatcher couldn’t resist the loot left in an unlocked vehicle at Preston Royal Village.

At 2:10 p.m., an unwelcome visitor to NorthPark Center got a criminal trespassing citation.

Before 4:53 p.m., a burglar forced entry into a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center and took a gun.

Stolen before 11:39 p.m.: a man’s vehicle from a home in the 5500 block of West Amherst Avenue.

25 Tuesday

Reported at 3:14 p.m.: a charlatan burglar used credit cards taken from a woman’s vehicle to make purchases at a Preston Center store.

Burglarized before 4:54 p.m.: a vehicle at a home in the 4500 block of Bluffview Boulevard.

Need a ride? Before 6:50 p.m., a prowler entered a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center without permission.

Taken before 8:39 p.m.: the catalytic converter off a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

26 Wednesday

Arrested at 1:13 p.m. during a traffic stop in the 5800 block of West Northwest Highway: a man (age not provided) who was accused of weapon and drugs violations (possessing marijuana and a gun at the same time).

Before 8:18 p.m. during a fight in the parking lot near Beading Dreams and Yaya Foot Spa on Lovers Lane, an armed menace injured a man with a handgun.

Stolen before 8:28 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center, and before 8:33 p.m., a woman’s vehicle at Inwood Village.

27 Thursday

Before 11:45 a.m., a prowler snatched contents from a vehicle at a home in the 6400 block of Northport Drive.

Did the prowler who entered a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center without permission take anything? Don’t know.

Officers responded at 2:29 p.m. to a call about a “suspicious person” in the 7000 block of Northaven Road and arrested a man (age not provided) who was accused of marijuana and methamphetamine possession and public intoxication.

Reported at 5:51 p.m.: a vehicle burglary at NorthPark Center.

28 Friday

Reported at 7:33 a.m.: breakfast mayhem? Officers responded to the corner of Preston Center nearest Preston Road and Northwest Highway (where Starbucks is located) and gave an unwelcome visitor to a restaurant a criminal trespassing warning. Then at 11:47 a.m., police responded to the same general location and cited someone for trespassing at a vacant store space. 

Burglarized before 2:36 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at a home in the 5400 block of Pebblebrook Drive and before 5:45 p.m. a man’s vehicle at a home in the 11100 block of Lawn Haven Road.

29 Saturday

Reported a 5:12 p.m.: the burglary of a man’s vehicle at a home in the zero hundred block of Downs Lake Circle.

Burglarized before 5:49 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at a home in the 7200 block of Ashington Drive.

Reported at 10:23 p.m.: a theft at a construction site in the 6400 block of Belmead Drive.

30 Sunday

Stolen before 9:28 p.m.: a vehicle at NorthPark Center.

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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