Park Cities Crime Reports Oct. 31-Nov. 6

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: HALLOWEEN CAT-NAPPING

A stealer snatched an inflatable black cat decoration from outside a home in the 3100 block of Cornell Avenue before 12:20 a.m. Oct. 31. Sounds like bad luck to us. 

HIGHLAND PARK

3 Thursday

Arrested at 3:09 a.m.: a 24-year-old women accused of giving false information in the 4400 block of Mockingbird Lane

The driver of an 18-wheeler truck hit an unfortunately-located tree branch in the 3700 block of Normandy Avenue, causing the branch to fall and hit an Acura parked below it before 3:17 p.m.

5 Saturday

Arrested at 4:07 a.m.: a 21 year old for a warrant in the 5100 block of Lemmon Avenue.

UNIVERSITY PARK

1 Tuesday

A thief took a firearm from an Aston Martin Vantage parked in the 3500 block of Bryn Mawr Drive before 10:17 a.m.

A locker room looter at the YMCA took two credit cards belonging to a man from the 3200 block of Wentwood Drive and made charges on them before 5:30 a.m.

2 Wednesday

A mischief maker damaged an Audi Q7 in the 3900 block of Southwestern Boulevard before 9 a.m. 

A burglar took a MacBook Pro from a Mercedes Elantra parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 9 p.m.

3 Thursday

A fraudster used information of a man from the 3200 block of Villanova Drive to try to cash a check at 2:52 p.m.

A porch pirate pilfered a package from a home in the 3500 block of Southwestern Boulevard at 5:27 p.m.

4 Friday

Reported at 8:10 a.m.: a crook took a pair of AirPods, three credit/debit cards, and more from vehicles in the 3700 block of Wentwood Drive.

A purse pilferer found easy pickings of a bag containing $600, four credit cards/debit cards, and more left in an unlocked Mercedes in the 6700 block of Preston Road at 4:45 p.m.

6 Sunday

A bicycle bandit took a Trek bike from an alley in the 3500 block of Stanford Avenue before 1:50 p.m.

How easy was it for a ne’er do well to take a Louis Vuitton pieces, a Galaxy tablet, and $500 from a Mercedes E400 parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 3:30 p.m.? The Mercedes was left unlocked.

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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