Park Cities Crime Reports Sept. 12-18

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WATCH WOES

A reckless rogue ran off from the Tolleson Bank location in the 5500 block of Preston Road with a Rolex Submariner watch without paying after meeting an online seller about potentially buying the watch at 3:14 p.m. Sept. 12. An off-duty security officer gave chase on foot but the thief got into a nearby Ford SportsTrac. 

HIGHLAND PARK

12 Monday

Arrested at 12:45 a.m.: a 41-year-old man for a warrant in the 4700 block of Byron Avenue

Arrested at 6:38 p.m.: a 54-year-old man for a parole violation in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue.

13 Tuesday

Arrested at 4 a.m.: a 57-year-old man for a warrant in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue

A stealer drove off in a GMC Yukon from the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue before 7:40 a.m.

14 Wednesday

A fraudster claiming to be in law enforcement defrauded a woman from the 3100 block of Cornell Avenue out of a total of $237,550 before 8 a.m.

An officer found a Motorola smart phone on the street in the 4100 block of St. Johns Drive and took it back to the station.

16 Friday 

Arrested at 1:19 a.m.: a 31-year-old woman accused of driving without insurance, driving with expired registration, driving with an expired license, and possession of a controlled substance in the 5400 block of Preston Road.

17 Saturday

A careless driver hit a curb and flipped his vehicle in the 5400 block of Hillcrest Avenue, hitting and damaging a street sign, and left on foot before 12:05 a.m. The driver later went to speak with officers at the Highland Park Department of Public Safety about the incident.

A jerk cut down a pair of Japanese maple trees in the 4500 block of Southern Avenue before 4 p.m.

18 Sunday

Arrested at 2:10 a.m.: a 22-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 5100 block of Preston Road.

UNIVERSITY PARK

12 Monday

Reported at 10:18 a.m.: a thief took thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a home in the 3400 block of Westminster Avenue.

A purse pilferer snatched a Louis Vuitton bag with credit cards, a debit card, iPhone 13, and more from a diner at a Snider Plaza restaurant at 12:29 p.m.

A burglar broke into a Land Rover in the Plaza at Preston Center at 2:35 p.m., but didn’t take anything. 

How easy was it for a ne’er do well to get into a Ford Explorer parked in the 3300 block of McFarlin Boulevard and take $500 worth of clothes, four debit/credit cards, and more from inside at 2:53 p.m.? The Explorer was unlocked.

 A stealer swiped a bag and Microsoft Surface from a GMC Yukon parked in the Plaza at Preston Center before 5 p.m.

No time was given for the arrest of a 23-year-old man for a warrant in the 2000 block of Milton Avenue.

13 Tuesday

Reported at 5:30 p.m.: a thief took $200 worth of jewelry and more from the YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road.

No time was given for the arrest of a 27-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 3400 block of Caruth Boulevard.

14 Wednesday

A rogue damaged a window of Allure Nails and Spa in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane before 4:18 a.m.

Reported at 3:03 p.m.: A crook took a Ford Fusion from the 3400 block of Asbury Avenue.

15 Thursday

A rogue damaged a Lexus in the Highland Park High School parking garage in the 4100 block of Glenwick Lane at 9:06 p.m. 

16 Friday

A mischief maker damaged PVC pipe in the 3400 block of Stanford Avenue at 12:12 p.m.

A porch pirate pilfered a package from a home in the 3500 block of Northwest Parkway before 1:30 p.m.

17 Saturday

A thief drove off in a Ford F350 from the 3000 block of Rosedale Avenue before 11:46 a.m.

18 Sunday
Reported at 12:42 p.m.: a burglar took a bicycle from the porch of a home in the 4200 block of Normandy Avenue.

Reported at 7:20 p.m.: a license plate lifter took a plate from a Mercedes in the 3400 block of Shenandoah Avenue

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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