Park Cities Crime Reports July 11-17

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: BAG-GY PANTS

A burglar gave new meaning to the term when he made off with a bag from the Christian Louboutin store in Highland Park Village by stuffing it into his pants before 5:50 p.m. July 16.

HIGHLAND PARK

11 Monday

A jerk rode away in a pink bicycle from the yard of a home in the 3400 block of Dartmouth Avenue at 5:15 p.m.

13 Wednesday

Arrested at 4:31 a.m.: a 20-year-old man for a warrant in the 4800 block of Preston Road. 

Reported at 10:48 a.m.: Sneaky shoplifters swiped a bracelet from a display case in the Valentino store in Highland Park Village after an employee went to get something from the back of the store, then kicked z zzzzz open a drawer to take a wallet from inside. 

A good neighbor noticed sporting equipment used for cricket on the sidewalk in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue at 11:54 a.m. and told police. 

14 Thursday

Arrested at 12:30 a.m.: a 22-year-old man for a warrant in the 4200 block of Bordeaux Avenue.

A thief took various landscaping equipment including three weed eaters, a Toro push mower, and two Stihl hedge trimmers from a trailer belonging to a landscaping company in the 5100 block of Fairfield Avenue before 11:40 a.m.

A careless driver in a Subaru Outback backed into a Chevrolet Equinox parked near the valet parking area in front of Honor Bar in Highland Park Village before 4:47 p.m. but drove away before providing information. 

15 Friday

Arrested at 2:03 a.m.: a 33-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, and a warrant in the 3200 block of Beverly Drive.

Reported at 11:21 a.m.: a crook took the front license plate from a GMC Sierra pickup parked in the 4200 block of Versailles Avenue.

A good neighbor found a pair of AirPods at the corner of Beverly Drive and Eton Avenue and turned them into police at 8:51 p.m.

16 Saturday

Reported at 10:08 p.m.: a ne’er do well nabbed a diaper bag, prescriptions, crystal decanters, and acrylic trays from inside a GMC Yukon Denali in the 4200 block of Armstrong Parkway.

17 Sunday

Arrested at 9:43 p.m.: a 43-year-old man accused of public intoxication at the intersection of Lomo Alto Drive and Bordeaux Avenue

PHOTO: Courtesy Highland Park Department of Public Safety

BONUS SKULDUGGERY: Hay! That’s On Fire! Workers cutting rebar briefly sparked a fire in hay bales at a construction site on Highland Drive between Miramar Avenue and Gillon Avenue Monday afternoon. The portion of Highland Drive was closed from just before 3 p.m. until just before 4 p.m. while crews extinguished the fire.

UNIVERSITY PARK

11 Monday

A scammer took a man’s credit card and used it at the Moody Family YMCA at 1:05 p.m.

Reported at 2:39 p.m.: A fraudster forged a document at a bank in the 3600 block of Caruth Boulevard.

A jerk threatened a woman from the 3400 block of Rankin Avenue before 3:15 p.m.

Reported at 5:30 p.m.: a swindler took $68,750 from a man’s bank account in the 4300 block of Hyer Avenue.

12 Tuesday

A thief took two taillights from a Ford F150 in the 3200 block of Purdue Street before 8:15 a.m. Taillights were also taken from another Ford F150 in the 3100 block of Purdue Street before 7:30 a.m.

13 Wednesday

A crook drove off in an Infiniti QX60 in the 3100 block of Bryn Mawr Drive before 7:10 a.m.

A bold burglar took a Michael Kors bag with $100, $100 worth of jewelry, and cards from a Dodge Charger parked at Bank of Texas in the 6700 block of Preston Road.

14 Thursday

A thief took various tools from a trailer parked in the 3600 block of Lovers Lane before 11:07 a.m.

No time was given for the arrest of a 33-year-old man for a warrant in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane.

15 Friday

A stealer took an iPhone, iPad, a pair of Beats by Dre Pro headphones, and more from a Porsche parked in Snider Plaza before 5:30 p.m.

A pilferer found easy pickings of a bag containing two iPhones, a MacBook Pro, and more from inside an unlocked Mercedes parked in the 3500 block of Westminster Avenue before 5:30 p.m.

16 Saturday

No time was given for the arrest of a 17-year-old accused of possession of a controlled substance in the 4000 block of Marquette Street.

17 Sunday

A jerk grabbed a purse containing two pairs of AirPods, $2,000, cards, and more from the front seat of a Mercedes parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 12:42 p.m.

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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