Preston Hollow Crime Reports: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

How easy was it to take a vehicle before 8:35 a.m. Feb. 1 from outside a home in the 4200 block of Willow Grove Road? The 70-year-old owner left the key in the ignition and the engine running.

27 Monday
Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at NorthPark Center.

Broken into before 9:34 p.m.: a 50-year-old man’s vehicle at Inwood Village. Also targeted: a 58-year-old man’s vehicle before 10:03 p.m.

28 Tuesday
Police did not provide the reporting time for thefts at Preston Center and the Hockaday School.

Found before 12:16 p.m. at the intersection of Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road: marijuana.

At 2:20 p.m., an unwelcome guest was told to leave The Forestwood Center strip mall at Inwood Road and Forest Lane.

Taken before 2:25 p.m.: a flatbed trailer from a vacant house in the 7100 block of Royal Lane.

29 Wednesday
Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at Preston Royal Village.

Experience in the locksmithing and security industry wasn’t enough to prevent a vehicle theft in the 7700 block of Inwood Road. A 25-year-old employee of Bee’s Keys reported the caper at 12:40 p.m.

Stolen before 5:23 p.m.: a vehicle at NorthPark Center.

30 Thursday
Arrested at 5:27 a.m.: a 30-year-old man accused of drunkenness in the 10700 block of Midway Road.

Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at Preston Royal Village.

Feeling lucky? Reported at 10:39 a.m.: a crook stole lottery tickets on Jan. 29 from Wal-Mart at Midway Road and LBJ Freeway.

Reported at 12:35 p.m. by American Barricade Corp.: a motorist fled after damaging a highway sign in the 10200 block of Midway Road.

31 Friday
Before 7:40 a.m., a burglar broke a window to gain entry to a home in the 6200 block of Orchid Lane.

Reported at 10:45 a.m.: a Jan. 27 burglary where the crook broke the backdoor glass to gain entry to a home in the 6700 block of Pemberton Drive.

A pre-Valentine’s Day disaster? Arrested at 1:48 p.m.: a 17-year-old boy accused of shoplifting at Victoria’s Secret at NorthPark Center. He also received a criminal trespassing warning.

Arrested at 4:16 p.m.: a 31-year-old man accused of threatening another man at NorthPark Center.

Arrested 4:24 p.m.: a 35-year-old man accused of criminally trespassing at The Forestwood Center.

Given a criminal trespassing warning at 4:35 p.m.: an unwelcome guest to a home in the 10700 block of Strait Lane.

1 Saturday
Before 1:06 a.m., a bully pulled a 27-year-old woman’s hair in apartment complex parking lot in the 6100 block of LBJ Freeway.

Arrested at 2:13 a.m. near Boston Market at Forest Lane and Central Expressway: a 39-year-old man described as so drunk he was “unable to take care of himself.”

Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at Preston Center.

Reported at 8:52 p.m.: A sneaky shopper used a 62-year-old woman’s credit cards at Preston Forest Village.

2 Sunday
Taken before 8:59 a.m.: contents of a vehicle at a home in the 6400 block of Meadow Road.

Reported at 4:17 p.m.: the Feb. 1 theft of a 35-year-old woman’s wallet in the 6300 block of Orchid Lane.

Stolen before 5:37 p.m.: property in the 8600 block of Hillcrest Road.

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William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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