Park Cities Crime Reports Jan. 6-12

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PORCH PIRATING A BICYCLE?

A woman reported at 10:02 p.m. Jan. 8 that a crook took a $600 Trek 3500 bicycle from her porch in the 4300 block of Normandy Avenue.

HIGHLAND PARK

10 Friday

A man reported at 6:28 p.m. that he was driving eastbound in the 4300 block of Mockingbird Lane and stopped at a red light when the truck behind him rear-ended his car and he pulled over, but the other driver continued eastbound.

11 Saturday

Arrested at 2:24 a.m.: a 23-year-old in the 4400 block of Beverly Avenue for warrants.

12 Sunday

A woman reported at 10:35 a.m. that an irresponsible motorist hit her parked Chevrolet Malibu in the 3100 block of Cornell Avenue without leaving information.

A man reported at 1:19 p.m. that a burglar took 50 recessed can lights from a construction area in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive.

UNIVERSITY PARK

6 Monday

A man reported at 4:43 a.m. that a shop in the 6900 block of Hillcrest Avenue was burglarized, but nothing was taken. The name of the business wasn’t given.

Arrested at 12:02 p.m.: a driver in the 7000 block of Snider Plaza accused of possession of marijuana and a warrant. The driver’s age and sex weren’t given.

A man in the 4200 block of Amherst Street reported at 6:31 p.m. that he was charged $61 for a food delivery that he didn’t order.

7 Tuesday

Don’t forget to close your garage: A man reported at 5:17 p.m. that a detached garage was left open in the 4500 block of San Carlos Drive and a thief took a bicycle.

9 Thursday

A man reported at 7:10 a.m. that an irresponsible motorist hit his GMC Yukon in the 4100 block of Normandy Avenue overnight.

A woman in the 3100 block of Purdue Street reported at 1:21 p.m. that a crook used her personal information to open credit and buy unknown items.

A woman in the 3500 block of Caruth Boulevard reported at 4:47 p.m. that a crook fraudulently used her credit/debit card information.

A man reported at 9:08 p.m. that a porch pirate pinched a $155.51 package from a home in the 3300 block of Amherst Street.

10 Friday

A man reported at 8:26 a.m. that a vandal keyed a Lexus LX 570 and a GMC Yukon parked in the 4500 block of San Carlos Drive.

A man reported at 1:53 p.m. that a burglar took a rifle and XBOX from a home in the 3600 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.

A 90-year-old man in the 3600 block of Hanover Street reported at 3:01 p.m. that after he found a virus on the computer, a crook got access to his computer and banking information.

11 Saturday

Arrested at 12:58 a.m.: a driver in the 3600 block of Colgate Avenue accused of possession of marijuana. The driver’s age and sex weren’t given.

A man reported at 12:50 p.m. that a thief took a specialized S-works Roubaix bicycle from an open garage in the 3700 block of Colgate Avenue.

12 Sunday

A man reported at 12:08 p.m. that a crook tried to steal socks from the CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane and caused $200 in damage to a nail polish display after he was confronted by staff members about it.

A man in the 6700 block of Hillcrest Avenue reported at 1:17 p.m. that he made a purchase on Craigslist, but didn’t receive the Sonos Sound Bar that was advertised.

A man reported at 2:35 p.m. that a thief took an Infiniti QX8 from the 6600 block of Snider Plaza.

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 rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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