Skulduggery of the week: Running on Empty
At 3:59 p.m. on March 9, a traffic accident at the intersection of Preston Road and Beverly Drive led to the driver of a red 2008 Honda Civic fleeing on foot toward Dallas Country Club. He was caught near Shenandoah Drive and returned to the scene, where he tried to give officers a false name. He was later taken to Parkland Hospital and given citations for driving without a license, following too closely, and a registration violation. The driver of a beige Mini Cooper that was rear-ended in the collision complained of back pain and a headache, but refused medical treatment. The incident shut down the intersection to traffic for more than an hour.
At 2:36 p.m., a thief tried to use a fraudulent credit card to buy a dress and two T-shirts at James Perse at Highland Park Village. When officers arrived, the perpetrator apparently sped away by bouncing over a curb in a silver 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe with Maryland license plates and tinted windows. Police stopped the Tahoe on Douglas Avenue near Mockingbird Lane, and found a man and two women inside who all have criminal histories. They insisted that the man inside the store was someone who was with them earlier, but left in a Honda with someone else. Since officers couldn’t positively identify the thief, they released all three of the detainees.
At 2:40 a.m., Eileen Renie Howard, 29, of Dallas was arrested in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue on a public intoxication charge.
At 8 p.m., Carolanne Treadwell, 25, of Highland Park was arrested in the 3200 block of Mockingbird Lane on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Between 12:30 p.m. on March 10 and noon on March 12, someone tried to break into an apartment in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue using a prying tool, but they were unable to gain entry.
At 10:43 p.m., a shoplifter stole $43 worth of MegaRed fish-oil vitamins from CVS at Park Cities Plaza. William Daniel Jackson, 38, of Dallas was arrested on a theft charge.
At 1:40 a.m., Alex Clair Bessenecker, 35, of Dallas was arrested in the 2900 block of Lovers Lane on a public intoxication charge.
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., a thief entered a house in the 3200 block of Daniel Avenue through an unlocked attached garage and stole a $1,200 Macbook Pro laptop computer, a $1,000 Canon digital camera, and $400 worth of other electronics.
Between 8:50 and 9:15 a.m., two thieves stole $400 worth of electronics from a parking garage in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway.
At 11:15 p.m., a shoplifter stole $91 worth of beauty items and batteries from CVS at Park Cities Plaza. Twaniel Yvette Trowser, 31, was arrested on charges of theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Between 5 and 6 p.m., a burglar broke into a white 2009 Toyota Highlander in the 3500 block of Lovers Lane and stole a $350 GiGi purse and a $350 iPhone.
Between 4:30 and 9:40 p.m., a thief stole a $200 Tory Burch wallet containing $10 in cash from a restaurant in The Plaza at Preston Center.
At 4 p.m., Franklin Smith, 25, of Dallas was arrested in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway on a public intoxication charge.
At 7:10 p.m., Graham Campell Grunow, 26, of Fort Worth was arrested in the 3300 block of Southwestern Boulevard on a public intoxication charge.