Park Cities Crime Reports July 4-10

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PARADE PROBLEM

Independence Day bummer: a Ford F150 parked in a temporary no-parking zone set up for the Park Cities parade in the 3700 block of Euclid Avenue was moved by a tow truck and, in the process, the driver’s side front tire of the F150 was damaged at 4:12 p.m. July 4.

HIGHLAND PARK

5 Tuesday

Arrested at 2:29 p.m.: a 31-year-old woman accused of evading arrest in the 5400 block of Byron Avenue.

A careless driver hit a BMW at the intersection of Armstrong Parkway and Bordeaux Avenue, causing the BMW to spin and hit a light pole at the corner of the intersection before 11:30 a.m.

A burglar took a black Trek bicycle with a phone holder, water bottle holder, and spare tire holder from a parking garage in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive at 6:43 p.m.

A jerk shattered the rear passenger window of a Chevrolet Silverado while it was parked in the north lot at Highland Park Village before 8:41 p.m., but it could have been worse. Nothing was taken.

6 Wednesday

Arrested at 2:20 p.m.: a 27-year-old man for warrants in Highland Park Village.

An irresponsible driver rear-ended a Toyota Prius as it was leaving Highland Park Village and drove off without stopping to exchange information at 6:40 p.m. 

Arrested at 11 p.m.: a 29-year-old man accused of driving without a valid license in the 4000 block of Armstrong Parkway

7 Thursday

A pilferer picked a pair of Rayban sunglasses, a pair of Carrera sunglasses, an Apple AirTag, and gift cards from inside a Mercedes GLE parked in the 3500 block of Potomac Avenue overnight before 7:30 a.m.

8 Friday

A prowler rummaged through a Mazda CX-5 in the 3600 block of Princeton Avenue overnight before 6:40 a.m. 

Arrested at 1:29 p.m.: a 22-year-old man for a warrant in the 4200 block of Livingston Avenue.

A box truck driver backed into a Toyota pickup stopped at the intersection of Armstrong Avenue and Lakeside Drive at 2:43 p.m.

10 Sunday

Arrested at 11:40 p.m.: a 22 year old accused of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and burglary in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue

UNIVERSITY PARK

4 Monday

Arrested at 11:22 p.m.: a 29-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 7200 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard.

6 Wednesday

A ne’er do well swiped a coin purse and a tape recorder from inside a Ford Explorer in the 6500 block of Hillcrest Avenue before 3:57 p.m.

A thief took a pair of earbuds from a Jeep Wrangler parked in the 6500 block of Hillcrest Avenue before 4:45 p.m. 

7 Thursday

A crook took a Tumi backpack, a Dell computer, a pair of Apple AirPods, and a Garmin 735XT from a Ford F150 parked outside Hillstone in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 6 p.m.

Drug deal gone wrong? A man was trying to sell marijuana when robbers took his wallet with about $100 and a card inside at gunpoint in the 3400 block of Milton Avenue just before 11:40 p.m. 

8 Friday

A part pilferer also took taillights from a Ford F150 in the 2700 block of Hanover Street before 5:30 a.m. Another pilferer picked $1,000 worth of parts from a Ford F250 in the 3200 block of Hanover Street before 8 a.m. Taillights were also taken from a Ford F150 in the 4200 block of Southwestern Boulevard before 8:40 a.m.

A jerk assaulted a resident in the 3900 block of Southwestern Boulevard at 9:52 a.m.

Reported at 4:37 p.m.: another thief took the tail lights from a Ford F150 parked in the 3100 block of Hanover Street

A ne’er do well broke into a Mazda CX9 in the 4200 block of Grassmere Lane and took a Streamlight strion flashlight, a gun magazine, ammunition, a pair of glasses, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, a traffic vest, and a folder from inside before 8:10 p.m.

9 Saturday

A crook took a wallet, $200, a driver’s license, insurance documents, and a bank card from a Ford F150 parked in the 4000 block of Centenary Drive before 7:30 a.m.

Reported at 5:46 p.m.: a porch pirate took a bicycle from outside a home in the 2800 block of Rosedale Avenue

10 Sunday

Arrested at 10:15 p.m.: a 43-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 4000 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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