Park Cities Crime Report August 1-7

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DINE AND DASH

Reported at 5:11 p.m. August 6: a diner skipped out on the bill after a meal at Hillstone in the 8300 block of Preston Road.

HIGHLAND PARK

1 Monday

Arrested at 12:12 a.m.: a 25-year-old for warrants in the 5000 block of Airline Road.

A burglar found easy pickings of a canvas bag that contained $300 in cash, miscellaneous phone accessories, and a keychain with an Apple AirTag left in an unlocked Mercedes SUV parked in the parking lot of Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive at 2:56 p.m. 

2 Tuesday

A stealer drove off in a Chevrolet Silverado from the 4300 block of Westside Drive before 10:45 a.m.

An opportunistic thief made off with a Cannondale mountain bicycle from an open garage in the 5000 block of Airline Road before 1:50 p.m., but left another bicycle behind.

Reported at 5:57 p.m.: a good neighbor found a Peugeot bicycle at an apartment complex in the 4700 block of Abbott Ave. and informed authorities.

3 Wednesday

Arrested at 1:44 a.m.: a 43-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 4400 block of Lemmon Ave.

A careless driver in a Cadillac XTS rear-ended a Mazda 3 stopped at a light at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Hillcrest Ave. at 1:36 p.m., but drove around the Mazda to continue westbound on Mockingbird without stopping to provide information.

A jerk grabbed a brown leather attache and a notebook from a BMW parked in the parking lot of Bank of America in the 5500 block of Preston Road before 2:18 p.m. 

4 Thursday

Arrested at 11:34 a.m.: a 33-year-old accused of trespassing in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

A scoundrel grabbed a wallet from a Land Rover parked in the 4400 block of Belclaire Ave. before 2:30 p.m., tried to charge nearly $1,300 on a debit card, and charged nearly $7,400 on a credit card found in the wallet. 

Reported at 6:07 p.m.: a crook took a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun from a Land Rover parked in the 4400 block of Belclaire Ave.

6 Saturday

A construction crew damaged new asphalt in the 5000 block of Sewanee Ave. by unloading a piece of equipment before 1:30 p.m.

7 Sunday

Arrested at 7 p.m.: a 44-year-old woman for a warrant in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Ave.

UNIVERSITY PARK

1 Monday

Reported at 2:17 p.m.: A crook took a credit card and a bank card from an office building in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway.

A thief made off with a Trek bicycle from Curtis Park in the 3500 block of Lovers Lane before 2:50 p.m. 

Reported at 8:21 p.m.: a porch pirate pilfered a package containing clothing from a home in the 3900 block of Purdue St.

3 Wednesday

A burglar got into a Toyota 4Runner parked in the 4500 block of Lovers Lane at 5:38 p.m. and grabbed a purse containing a debit card and more.

4 Thursday

Reported at 10:27 a.m.: a stealer swiped a pistol from a Mercedes GLE parked in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane.

5 Friday

A rogue made off with a backpack and a Dell laptop from a Genesis GV80 parked in Snider Plaza before 8:30 a.m.


Reported at 1:16 p.m.: a bold burglar snagged nine checks from a building in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway. A crook also took a debit card from a building in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway. That incident was reported at 2 p.m.

Arrested at 6:30 p.m.: a 48-year-old man for a warrant in the 4200 block of University Blvd.

Arrested at 8 p.m.: a 34-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 6900 block of Airline Road.

6 Saturday

Arrested at 2:04 a.m.: a 22-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3400 block of McFarlin Blvd

7 Sunday

A shoplifter stole cigarettes and money from the 7-Eleven store in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Ave. at 2:57 a.m.

Arrested at 8:17 a.m.: a 21-year-old man accused of unauthorized use of a vehicle in the 3100 block of Rosedale Ave

An Uber driver failed to deliver a MacBook Pro, HP item, and North Face item that was supposed to go to a woman from the 4300 block of University Blvd. before 5:30 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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