Park Cities Crime Reports Feb. 3-9

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WHO HIT THE TREE BRANCH?

A moving truck driver hit a tree branch in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue, causing it to snap, police said. The incident was reported at 9:28 a.m. Feb. 4. The driver denied causing the damage to the tree.

HIGHLAND PARK

3 Monday

Arrested at 2:30 a.m.:a 41-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 in the 4100 block of Mockingbird Lane.

A thief took a Trek dual sport mountain bicycle from an attached garage in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue. The incident was reported at 9:11 a.m.

An irresponsible motorist rear-ended a car in the 5600 block of High School Avenue without stopping to leave information. The incident was reported at 7:15 p.m.

4 Tuesday

A burglar rifled through the glove box of a Range Rover that was left unlocked in the 4400 block of Fairfax Avenue, but didn’t take anything. The incident was reported at 7:41 a.m.

A crook sent a fictitious email asking for Ebay gift cards from a woman in the 4800 block of Abbott Avenue. The sender used the name of her boss, so she bought two $200 Amazon gift cards and 10 $200 Ebay gift cards. The incident was reported at 6:02 p.m.

6 Thursday

Arrested at 2:03 p.m.: a 27-year-old woman accused of expired motor vehicle registration and warrants in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane.

A thief got into a Jaguar in the 3100 block of St. Johns Drive and took jackets. The incident was reported at 10:43 a.m.

A truck driver caught the edge of a low-hanging tree limb with the box van he was driving in the 3800 block of Maplewood Avenue, tearing the limb from the tree.

7 Friday

Arrested at 7:17 p.m.:  a 43-year-old man for warrants in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue.

8 Saturday

A burglar got into an unlocked Lexus RX5 in the 5300 block of Byron Avenue and took a Dell laptop, Galaxy AirPods, a driver’s license and $100 in cash. The incident was reported at 9:51 a.m.

A crook transferred $75,000 from the bank account of a man in the 3400 block of Lindenwood Avenue Jan. 14, then another $7,000 Jan. 29 without his permission. The incident was reported at 10:24 a.m.

A thief got into a home in the 3400 block of St. Johns Drive via the back door and took an Apple MacBook, an Apple MacBook Pro, and a key. The incident was reported at noon.

9 Sunday

Arrested at 8:13 a.m.: a 26-year-old man accused of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 4200 block of Bordeaux Avenue.

Arrested at 9:15 p.m.: a 47-year-old woman in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue accused of running a stop sign and warrants.

UNIVERSITY PARK

3 Monday

A scoundrel threatened a man in the 3400 block of Purdue Street via FaceTime and text message around 5:39 p.m.

A crook opened an account in a woman’s name from the 4500 block of Shenandoah Avenue. The incident was reported to police 6:58 p.m.

An irresponsible motorist hit a Honda Fit in the 6300 block of Hillcrest Avenue around 7:05 p.m. and left the scene.

A thief broke a vehicle window in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane around 7:27 p.m. and took various clothing items, an Amazon Kindle, and more.

4 Tuesday

Arrested at 2 p.m.: a 29-year-old man in University Park accused of theft of property.

Two crooks kicked in the rear door of a building in the 6500 block of Dickens Avenue around 7:56 p.m.

5 Wednesday

A burglar got into a home in the 3400 block of Marquette Street while the homeowner was asleep and took a TV, a computer monitor, a computer mouse, a passport, and more. The incident was reported at 9 a.m.

6 Thursday

A crook used the identity of a woman in the 4100 block of Druid Lane to get a credit account around 1:25 p.m.

Two scoundrels threw glass bottles at a woman’s Volkswagen Jetta at 6:35 p.m. in the 8400 block of Preston Road and damaged the hood.

7 Friday

Arrested at 7:45 p.m.: a 24-year-old man accused of evading arrest in University Park.

Arrested at 8:10 p.m.: a 21-year-old man in the 2900 block of Lovers Lane accused of public intoxication.

8 Saturday

An irresponsible motorist hit a Toyota Prius at 12:21 a.m. in the 3400 block of Binkley Avenue and left the scene.

A porch pirate took a gift bag with two gifts, including an Amazon Echo Dot, from a home in the 3400 block of Villanova Drive. The incident was reported at 3:13 p.m.

9 Sunday

Arrested at 10:55 p.m.: a 27-year-old man in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane for a warrant.

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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