Park Cities Crime Reports Jan. 2-8

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DINE AND DASH

A crook took a GMC Denali parked outside Hillstone in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 8:35 p.m. Jan. 3.

HIGHLAND PARK

2 Monday

A thief snatched a Celine purse and a Mia-Sophia diaper bag containing a Celine wallet, credit cards, $300, a makeup bag, and more from a home in the 4600 block of N. Versailles Avenue before 7 a.m.

Arrested at 11 a.m.: a 38-year-old man accused of criminal mischief in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive.

A diner at Mi Cocina in Highland Park Village left a Cartier Panther watch valued at $6,000 at the restaurant before 4:23 p.m.

3 Tuesday 

Reported at 4:31 p.m.: A careless driver side-swiped a Chevrolet truck parked in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive and didn’t stop to leave information. 

4 Wednesday

A scammer used credit cards belonging to a man from the 4900 block of Abbott Avenue and charged at least $5,000 at 2 p.m. 

6 Friday

Arrested at 4:26 p.m.: a 48-year-old accused of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with government records in the 3500 block of Armstrong Parkway.

7 Saturday

Arrested at 3:40 a.m.: a 31-year-old woman accused of public intoxication in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

A good neighbor found two children’s bicycles — one Next Gauntlet and one Schwinn Falcon — left in the 4300 block of Beverly Drive and told authorities at 12:36 p.m. 

UNIVERSITY PARK

2 Monday

Arrested at 2:16 a.m.: a 31-year-old man for a warrant in the 1800 block of Forest Lane.

A jerk tried to steal a GMC from the 3400 block of Shenandoah Avenue before 4:30 a.m.

3 Tuesday

A burglar found easy pickings of an iPhone, a Gucci piece, and $50 left in an unlocked Chevrolet Corvette parked in the 8300 block of Preston Center Plaza before 7:20 p.m.

4 Wednesday

Arrested at 2:45 a.m.: a 57-year-old man accused of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 3900 block of Lovers Lane Circle

Arrested at 2:45 a.m.: a 48-year-old man accused of unauthorized use of a vehicle in the 3900 block of Lovers Lane Circle

A shoplifter stole stuff from a CVS in the 6700 block of Preston Road before 11:56 a.m.

A pair of intruders got into the backyard of a home in the 4300 block of San Carlos Drive before 12:38 p.m.

5 Thursday

A ne’er do well got into an Audi Q8 parked in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane and took a Yeti item and Dell computer from 5:40 p.m.

6 Friday

A mischief maker damaged a Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3500 block of Rankin Avenue before 2:26 a.m.

Reported at 2:17 p.m.: a fraudster used the information of a man from the 2900 block of Purdue Street to file for unemployment.

Arrested at 5:20 p.m.: a 43-year-old woman accused of theft in the 6800 block of Snider Plaza.

A thief took a Townie and a Banwood bicycle from a home in the 3400 block of Normandy Avenue before 6:37 p.m.

8 Sunday

Arrested at 1:15 a.m.: a 46-year-old man for a warrant. No address was given.

A burglar broke into a Volvo XC60 parked in the 6700 block of Hillcrest Avenue and grabbed a Louis Vuitton handbag from inside before 3:16 p.m.

Arrested at 10 p.m.: a 67-year-old accused of driving with an expired driver’s license in the 3300 block of Daniel 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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