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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A construction crew damaged new asphalt in the 5000 block of Sewanee Ave. by unloading a piece of equipment before 1:30 p.m.
Arrested at 7 p.m.: a 44-year-old woman for a warrant in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Ave.
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.
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.
Reported at 10:27 a.m.: a stealer swiped a pistol from a Mercedes GLE parked in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane.
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.
Arrested at 2:04 a.m.: a 22-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3400 block of McFarlin Blvd.
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.