SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: EXPENSIVE OUTING
A thief got into a Mercedes G43 that was left parked with the keys inside in the Plaza at Preston Center and grabbed a $20,000 Cartier watch and $8,000 before 10:25 p.m. May 16 but it could have been worse. At least the thief didn’t decide to make use of the keys.
A jerk keyed a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue before 3 a.m.
A careless driver backed into a Toyota Corolla parked between Honor Bar and Cafe Pacific in Highland Park Village at 12:53 p.m. and drove away without leaving information.
Arrested at 3:40 a.m.: a 21 year old accused of unauthorized use of a vehicle and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information in the 6900 block of Preston Road.
Arrested at 3:40 a.m.: a 22 year old accused of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information in the 6900 block of Preston Road.
Reported at 1:49 p.m.: a smash and grab. A burglar broke a window of a Volvo XC90 parked in the parking lot for the indoor tennis center at the Dallas Country Club in the 4100 block of Mockingbird Lane and grabbed a Madewell leather tote bag.
Arrested at 2:06 a.m.: a 33-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance and for warrants in the 4300 block of Westside Drive.
A thief drove off in a Ford F150 that was parked at the Dallas Country Club in the 4100 block of Mockingbird Lane that had a pistol inside before 5:45 p.m.
An intruder broke into a home in the 3500 block of Euclid Avenue, damaging the locking mechanism on one of the doors before 6:45 p.m.
An opportunistic stealer took a Schwinn mountain bicycle from a garage in the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue before 5:50 p.m. while the homeowner was doing yard work.
A vandal damaged flower pots and landscaping at a home in the 3500 block of Rosedale Avenue before midnight.
A rogue broke a window of a home in the 3600 block of Haynie Avenue at 12:13 a.m.
Reported at 7:59 a.m.: a jerk broke the front window of a home in the 3500 block of University Boulevard.
Reported at 9:25 a.m.: a ne’er do well damaged windows of a home in the 3500 block of Rosedale Avenue.
Reported at 12:46 p.m.: a wrongdoer broke four windows of a home in the 3500 block of University Boulevard.
Reported at 1:56 p.m.: a crook damaged a glass lantern at a home in the 3500 block of McFarlin Boulevard.
A malefactor smashed a window of a Subaru Outlander parked in the 3600 block of University Boulevard before 2:12 p.m.
Arrested at 8:20 p.m.: a 54-year-old accused of public intoxication in the 6800 block of Preston Road.
Arrested at 9:30 p.m.: a 44-year-old man for a warrant in the 2900 block of Lovers Lane.
A swindler used the information of a man from the 3600 block of Centenary Drive to take $300,000 via wire transfer before noon.
A pilferer picked up a bicycle from the alley behind the 4400 block of Lovers Lane before 4:15 p.m.
Arrested at 2:41 p.m.: a 44-year-old man for a warrant in Snider Plaza.
A thief took a Trek bicycle from a home in the 3500 block of Milton Avenue before 4:45 a.m.
A wrongdoer took a wallet from the 3700 block of Caruth Boulevard before 11 a.m.
A crook took a Luis Vuitton bag from a Tesla parked in the 6700 block of Hillcrest Avenue before 6:48 p.m.
Arrested at 1 a.m.: an 18-year-old man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor in the 3600 block of Stanford Avenue.
A jerk vandalized a Jeep Cherokee parked in the 3500 block of Rankin Avenue overnight before 9:30 a.m.
Arrested at 12:02 p.m.: a 31-year-old man for a warrant. No location was given.
A wrongdoer damaged a window of a Ford Escape parked in the 6500 block of Dickens Avenue before 2:23 p.m.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: We hadn’t received the Highland Park Department of Public Safety reports at the time of this posting. We’ll update this post when we receive them.)