Park Cities Crime Reports March 7-13

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: TREE TURMOIL

A careless driver in an SUV veered onto the sidewalk in the 3600 block of Armstrong Parkway, hit a tree, causing it to be ripped from the ground, continued onto a lawn, and came to a stop in a planter at 5:47 p.m. March 13. 

HIGHLAND PARK

7 Monday

Reported at 2:12 p.m.: a smash and grab. A thief broke a window of a Nissan work van in the 4400 block of Lakeside Drive and grabbed $2,500 worth of tools.

8 Tuesday

Reported at 10:51 a.m.: A scammer used the information of a man from the 4800 block of Lakeside Drive to take out a more than $10,000 loan.

Reported at 11:56 a.m.: A wrongdoer swiped a $40,000 AP Royal Oak offshore watch from a Dodge Durango in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

9 Wednesday

Reported at 2:09 p.m.: A lawbreaker broke a window of a Ford Explorer parked at the Dallas Country Club in the 4100 block of Beverly Drive and grabbed a Tory Burch purse. 

How easy was it for a thief to get into a Dodge Ram van in the 4500 block of S. Versailles Avenue and take a box containing two concrete hammers worth a combined $3,100 from it before 2:15 p.m.? The van was unlocked.

Police found a Metro Fort Hill model bicycle left near the 3800 block of Stratford Avenue at 5:01 p.m.

Reported at 6:31 p.m.: A jerk took a Trek utility bicycle from the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue.

10 Thursday

Arrested at 12:49 a.m.: A 34-year-old man for a warrant in the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue.

Reported at 12:50 p.m.: A passerby found an Apple watch on the west end of Flippen Park in the 4400 block of Versailles Avenue and turned it in to authorities.

12 Saturday

Arrested at 2:01 a.m.: a 47 year old accused of unlawful possession of a firearm and failing to identify at Preston Road and Bordeaux Avenue.

Police found bags containing a computer charger, sunglasses, and a Hamilton wristwatch in the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue around 10 a.m.

A charlatan scammed a Highland Park resident out of $20,000 via gift cards at 5:34 p.m. No specific location was given.

UNIVERSITY PARK

7 Monday

A rogue broke into a locker room at the Moody Family YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road and stole four debit/credit cards before 11 a.m.

8 Tuesday

Reported at 10:12 a.m.: A swindler used a credit card belonging to a man from the 3800 block of Wentwood Drive.

Arrested at 7:29 p.m.: a 66-year-old woman accused of harassment of a public servant in the 3100 block of Westminster Avenue.

9 Wednesday

Reported at 6:50 a.m.: Police responded to an accidental handgun discharge in a home in the 3700 block of Northwest Parkway early March 5. No one was injured.

Reported at 1:43 p.m.: A thief grabbed a purse with a debit card and driver’s license from a vehicle parked in the 8400 block of Hillcrest Avenue back on February 27.

10 Thursday

A crook swiped a credit card from the Moody Family YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road

A crook broke into a Ford in the 6700 block of Golf Drive and swiped an $800 Carolina Herrera purse and $40 from inside before 3 p.m.

11 Friday

Arrested at 5:39 p.m.: a 38-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated in the 3800 block of University Boulevard.

12 Saturday

Reported at 2:08 p.m.: An intruder stole $900 worth of jewelry and $100 from a home in the 3400 block of Granada Avenue

13 Sunday

Arrested at 5:15 a.m.: a 47-year-old man accused of trespassing in the 6800 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard.

A pilferer picked a pricey catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra in the 2900 block of University Boulevard before 10 a.m.

How easy was it for a ne’er do well to grab a $2,000 Louis Vuitton purse, a $500 Dyson blow dryer, $2,000 worth of clothes, a key fob, and a $250 pair of AirPods from a Mercedes Benz parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road around 7 p.m.? The car was left 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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