Preston Hollow Crime Reports April 25 – May 1

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: IS SOMEONE WATCHING YOU?

Reported at 3:44 p.m. April 28: a likely “jugging” incident. That’s what investigators call it when thieves stake out financial institutions for customers leaving with money bags and then follow to take the cash. To get the loot in this case, a crook smashed the window of a man’s vehicle at Preston Forest Shopping Center.

25 Monday

Before 8:26 p.m., a crook brandished a deadly weapon while robbing the Texaco Dallas at Preston Road and LBJ Freeway.

26 Tuesday

Oh, it’s not heaven to get kicked out of 7-Eleven! At 4:19 a.m., officers issued a criminal trespassing warning at the convenience chain’s Preston Forest Square location.

Reported at 1:20 p.m., an acquaintance refuses to return a woman’s vehicle taken from the parking lot near Liberty Burger at Forest Lane and Inwood Road.

Before 6:45 p.m., a thief entered a woman’s vehicle park near Tiff’s Treats on Hillcrest Road and took her bumper.

Reported at 9:51 p.m.: a theft in a NorthPark Center parking lot.

27 Wednesday

Taken before 4:04 a.m.: a man’s vehicle from apartments in the 6100 block of LBJ Freeway.

Stolen overnight before 8:03 a.m.: a breaker attachment from heavy equipment in the 8800 block of Devonshire Drive.

Before 11:27 a.m., a reckless and irresponsible motorist fled after wrecking into a woman’s vehicle at Preston Royal Village.

Stolen before 11:41 a.m.: a man’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.

Reported at 4:20 p.m.: A thief on April 26 stole from a construction site in the 8600 block of Inwood Road.

Shoplifted before 5:56 p.m.: merchandise from a store at NorthPark Center.

Burglarized before 8:46 p.m.: a man’s vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot at Northwest Highway and Hillcrest Road.

28 Thursday

Reported at 3:23 p.m.: a prowler damaged the bumper of a woman’s vehicle during a theft at a NorthPark Center parking lot.

Before 3:56 p.m., a charlatan tried to cash a fraudulent check at First United Bank in Preston Center.

29 Friday

Unhappy auto theft Friday. Stolen before:

  • 11:28 a.m.: a vehicle from apartments in the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway.
  • 11:37 a.m.: a man’s truck from the Campisi’s Restaurant parking lot on Lovers Lane.
  • 4:24 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle from Preston Royal Village.

Arrested at 2:29 p.m.: a man (age not provided) accused of shoplifting at NorthPark Center. He also received a criminal trespassing warning.

30 Saturday

Reported at 1 a.m.: A thief had just taken a man’s vehicle from a home in the 4200 block of Ridge Road.

Broken before 9:51 a.m.: the window of a woman’s vehicle on the Grace Bible Church campus at Inwood and Northaven roads. Taken: a bookbag.

1 Sunday

At 8:03 a.m., officers arrested a morning drunk believed to be a “danger to himself” in the 5500 block of Northaven Road but his age and other details were unavailable online.

At 3:45 p.m., officers began a preliminary animal cruelty investigation at Forest Land and Central Expressway.

Arrested at 11:59 p.m. after a wreck in the 5700 block of Royal Lane: a 63-year-old woman accused of driving drunk.

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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