Park Cities Crime Reports March 16-20

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: QUICK GETAWAY

Trespassers tried to take an OSB board from a construction site in the 3400 block of Cornell Avenue at 4:28 a.m. March 15, but ran off, abandoning a van and phone, when police arrived.

16 Wednesday

Reported at 2:07 p.m.: A porch pirate pilfered packages containing a set of $50,032.92 custom dinner china from a home in the 4200 block of Westway Avenue.

A thief got into a van in the 4500 block of Belclaire Avenue and grabbed $500, various credit and bank cards, and three DeWalt drills before 3:16 p.m.

17 Thursday

A careless driver hit a Toyota LX parked in Highland Park Village before 1:40 p.m. and drove off without leaving information. 

Arrested at 9:43 p.m.: a 26-year-old accused of driving with an expired registration, running a red light, and warrants in the 5400 block of Abbott Avenue.

18 Friday

Arrested at 12:21 a.m.: a 41-year-old man for warrants in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

A good neighbor found a wallet and phone at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Hillcrest Avenue around 11:20 a.m. and turned them in to the police.

Reported at 3:17 p.m.: A burglar broke the driver’s side window of a vehicle in the 4300 block of Arcady Avenue but didn’t grab anything from inside.

A reckless driver in a Porsche Macan veered into a median and hit a light pole in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane at 4:41 p.m.

An irresponsible driver in a Range Rover hit the side-view mirror of a GMC Yukon in the 4500 block of Mockingbird Lane before 4:45 p.m. and continued driving without stopping to leave information. 

19 Saturday

Arrested at 3:27 a.m.: a 33-year-old accused of public intoxication in the 5300 block of Roland Avenue.

A pickpurse picked a wallet from a diner’s purse at Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village around 1:50 p.m.

20 Sunday

A ne’er do well grabbed a wallet out of a fellow shopper’s purse at the Whole Foods store in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

Reported at 7:41 p.m.: an intruder kicked in the doors of a home in the 3600 block of Stratford Avenue but didn’t take anything.

UNIVERSITY PARK

16 Wednesday

Reported at 7:37 a.m.: a burglar got into a Volvo XC90 in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane and grabbed a Tori Burch purse, Apple device, and more from inside.

Arrested: a 30-year-old man accused of driving without a license in the 7800 block of Preston Road. No time was given.

18 Friday

Arrested: a 17-year-old man accused of failing to identify in the 3900 block of Villanova Drive.

19 Saturday

Reported at 7:19 p.m.: A swindler used the information of a man from the 3200 block of Westminster Avenue to open a cell phone account.

20 Sunday

Reported at 12:45 p.m.: A shoplifter snatched clothes from a store in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane. 

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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