SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: NOT WHAT SANDPAPER IS FOR
Vandalized overnight before 8 a.m. April 12 and again before 8 a.m. April 16: a blue 2012 Mercedes E350 parked at a home in the 4400 block of Fairfax Avenue. Sandpaper-like scratches were left on the trunk the first time and then on the hood. The trunk damage was estimated $1,050.
Reported on April 10: owner of Celebrity Bakery in the Shops at Highland Park is accusing a former employee of stealing $379.82 in food – $263.82 on Dec. 12 and $116 on Feb. 8 – by creating false invoices and trading the food for gift cards from Mini Luxe Nail Salon. The salon manager was under the impression legitimate transactions were occurring.
Damaged between noon April 9 and 9 a.m. April 11: the steering column, ignition and driver-side door of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado parked in front of a home in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue. Taken: Nothing.
Rummaged through between 3:30 p.m. April 11 and 7:10 a.m. April 12: belongings left inside an unlocked 2015 GMC Denali parked in front of an apartment in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue. Nothing was taken.
Taken at 11:17 a.m.: packages from the front porch of a home in the 3500 block of St. John Drive. Witnesses say a man and woman fled with the packages in a red 2015 Chevrolet Spark.
Taken overnight before 10:02 am.: a $1,900 Gucci Jackie Hobo purse from a gray 2014 Mercedes E350 parked in a garage at a home in the 4500 block of Emerson Avenue.
Taken between 3 and 3:03 p.m.: a $500 Raleigh mountain bike from the carport of a home in the 4500 block of Glenwick Lane.
Arrested at 6:23 a.m.: a 29-year-old Dallas man accused of trespassing at a home in the 4200 block of Normandy Avenue.
Stolen overnight before 6:45 a.m.: the side door mirrors (glass only) of a 2008 GMC Yukon parked in the 4300 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.
Taken overnight before 8 a.m.: a side mirror from a tan 2003 Chevrolet Suburban parked at a home in the 2900 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.
A woman walking in the 3400 block of Rankin Avenue was struck in her left leg and hip by a red Honda, which didn’t stop to render aid.
Burglarized overnight before 10 a.m.: a storage room in a parking garage at Snider Plaza. The door was prided open and two rolling racks valued at a combined $2,400 and six mannequins valued at $15,600 total were taken.