Park Cities Crime Reports April 11-17

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: IMPOSTER!

A porch pirate seemingly disguised as an Amazon delivery driver snatched a package that’d been delivered to a home in the 4300 block of Arcady Avenue before 6 p.m. April 11.

HIGHLAND PARK

11 Monday

Arrested at 6 a.m.: a 61-year-old man accused of trespassing in the 3100 block of Cornell Avenue.

12 Tuesday

Arrested at 10:11 a.m.: a 32-year-old man for a warrant in the 4800 block of Lemmon Avenue.

13 Wednesday

Another porch pirate pilfered three packages containing a $300 handcrafted Zippo lighter and a $150 multi-device charger from a home in the 4800 block of Auburndale Avenue at 6 a.m.

A careless driver in a Ford Fusion rear-ended a Honda Accord stopped on the north side of Bradfield Elementary in the 4300 block of Mockingbird Lane, became angry when the driver of the Honda tried to trade information and drove off before doing so at 1:15 p.m.

14 Thursday

A crook drove off in a Mercedes GLS from the 4300 block of Versailles Avenue around 3:32 a.m. and police recovered it in the 12000 block of Galva Drive.

15 Friday

Arrested at 1:37 a.m.: a 29-year-old man for a warrant in the 4300 block of Mockingbird Lane.

Arrested at 2:53 a.m.: a 46 year old accused of possession of a controlled substance, intentionally providing false information, and for a warrant in the 4300 block of Westside Drive.

A rogue left several opened packages containing foam rollers, clothing, a replacement remote, and a lemon squeezer strewn about at Abbott Avenue and 4th Street around 6:30 p.m.

16 Saturday

A careless driver in a Dodge Charger was stopped after running a red light in the 3100 block of Mockingbird Lane and found to be driving without a license and to have a stolen pistol in tow around 2 a.m. 

17 Sunday

Arrested at 1:11 a.m.: a 38-year-old woman for warrants in the 4900 block of Airline Road.

A passerby found a Motorola cellphone on a bench in Fairfax Park near the intersection of Roland Avenue and Beverly Drive at 7:19 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

11 Monday

An intruder got into a home in the 3500 block of Northwest Parkway and swiped $350, $750 worth of jewelry, $95 worth of alcohol, and more before 8:05 a.m.

Reported at 9:10 a.m.: A burglar nicked a $1,000 Trek bicycle from the porch of a home in the 3300 block of Centenary Drive.

Arrested at 7:02 p.m.: a 43-year-old man accused of burglary of a home in the 3500 block of Northwest Parkway.

12 Tuesday

Reported at 10:26 a.m.: a pilferer picked packages containing household goods, a card case, and more from the porch of a home in the 4400 block of Purdue Street

A rogue broke a window of a Range Rover in the 4000 block of Villanova Drive around 1 p.m.

A thief took $60, various cards, and more from a Honda Accord in the 6400 block of Lomo Alto Drive before 4:30 p.m.

13 Wednesday

A ne’er do well took a firearm from a Ford F150 in the 4400 block of Southwestern Boulevard before 7:09 a.m.

A burglar swiped a MacBook Air, a knife case, a gun holster, sunscreen, a backpack, and books from a Buick Enclave in the 4000 block of Villanova Drive before 6:46 p.m.

14 Thursday

How easy was it for a thief to take a company phone from a trailer in the Plaza at Preston Center around 4 p.m.? The trailer was left unsecured.

15 Friday

Reported at 11:49 a.m.: a crook took an Apple device and more from a Toyota 4Runner in the 2700 block of Purdue Street.

A pilferer picked up lawn equipment from a Ford F150 in the 3600 block of Wentwood Drive before 5:11 p.m.

17 Sunday

Reported at 6:40 p.m.: a smash and grab. A thief broke a passenger window of an Acura MDX  in the 8400 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard and took a purse, pair of AirPods, an Apple watch, and $200.

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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