Park Cities Crime Reports Feb. 17-23

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: MISSING TIRES

A thief took all four tires from a Chevrolet pickup in the 5000 block of Holland Avenue overnight before 3:06 a.m. Feb. 18.

HIGHLAND PARK

17 Monday

Crooks got into an Infinity GX80 in the 3200 block of St. Johns Drive and rifled through it around 2:57 a.m.

18 Tuesday

A thief took a mobile box trailer from a construction site in the 3700 block of Mockingbird Lane around 3:30 p.m.

Arrested at 4:18 p.m.: a 56-year-old man for a warrant in the 3500 block of Armstrong Parkway.

Arrested at 10 p.m.: a 26-year-old man accused of giving false or fictitious information and having no insurance in the 4200 block of Wycliff Avenue.

19 Wednesday

A thief took a 9mm Heckler and Koch VP9 gun with night sights from a truck in the 3700 block of Shenandoah Avenue. The incident was reported at 1 p.m.

20 Thursday

Arrested at 6:57 p.m.: a 34-year-old man for a warrant in the 5300 block of Mockingbird Lane.

A porch pirate pilfered a bag containing Chanel sunglasses left out in the 3700 block of Maplewood Avenue. The incident happened around 11:20 p.m. Feb. 15 and was reported at 9:26 a.m.

22 Saturday

Arrested at 3:16 a.m.: a 22-year-old man accused of possession of drug paraphernalia and making an improper turn in the 5300 block of Byron Avenue.

23 Sunday

Arrested at 3:48 a.m.: a 35-year-old man accused of failure to identify, intentionally giving false information, having no insurance, and a warrant in the 5400 block of Auburndale Avenue.

Arrested at 3:48 a.m.: a 30-year-old woman accused of failure to identify, intentionally giving false information, having no insurance, and a warrant in the 5400 block of Auburndale Avenue.

Arrested at 9:51 a.m.: a 56-year-old man for a warrant in the 3800 block of Mockingbird Lane.

Officers found a child’s bicycle with two backpacks attached to the handle bars containing tools, phone chargers, a hammer, a silver serving dish, and drug paraphernalia at 10:09 a.m. in the 3300 block of Mockingbird Lane.

Arrested at 12:27 p.m.: a 37 year old accused of criminal trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, and evading arrest or detection with a vehicle in the 5400 block of Armstrong Parkway.

UNIVERSITY PARK

17 Monday

How easy was it to steal a Mercedes Benz in the 2800 block of Milton Avenue? The keys were left in the vehicle when it was taken overnight before 8:25 a.m.

This one sounds easy, too: A thief took an unlocked Lexus lS 250 with the keys left inside overnight before 10:22 a.m. from the 4300 block of Stanford Avenue.

A thief snagged a cellphone from a vehicle in the 4500 block of University Boulevard around 12:47 p.m.

18 Tuesday

A thief drove off with an Infiniti QX80 with the key fob left inside from the 3400 block of Hanover Street  between midnight Feb. 15 and midnight Feb. 18.

A burglar snagged various items from a Ford F150 in the 3200 block of Westminster Avenue overnight before 5 a.m.

Arrested at 10:30 a.m.: a 31-year-old woman for a warrant in the 6900 block of Hursey.

Arrested at 3 p.m.: a 21-year-old man for a warrant in the 100 block of Commerce Street.

Arrested at 7:45 p.m.: a 24-year-old man accused of criminal mischief in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane.

19 Wednesday

A thief swiped various household items from a drug store in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane around 3:43 a.m.

Arrested at 4 a.m.: a 53-year-old man accused of theft in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane.

A thief rummaged through an Acura SUV in the 6000 block of Auburndale Avenue and took a blouse, coats, and cash between 12:30 a.m. Feb. 15 and 8:45 a.m. Feb. 19.

A thief took various sports equipment, SMU sunglasses, and a toll tag from a Lexus EX350 in the 3100 block of Rosedale Avenue overnight before 8:15 p.m.

20 Thursday

Arrested at 1:05 a.m.: a 30-year-old woman accused of public intoxication in the 4500 block of Emerson Avenue.

A burglar snagged a purse from a Honda CR-V in the 3200 block of Colgate Avenue overnight before 6 a.m.

A miscreant shattered the back driver’s side window of a BMW in the 3200 block of Marquette Street overnight before 7:45 a.m.

How easy was it for a burglar to snag a firearm from a vehicle in the 4300 block of Grassmere Lane overnight before 6 a.m.? The vehicle was unlocked.

21 Friday

A thief snagged sunglasses from a GMC Denali parked in the 4000 block of Purdue Street. The incident was reported at 4:47 p.m.

23 Sunday

A burglar snagged clothes and a Maglite from a Ford F 250 in the 3200 block of Colgate Avenue around 10:45 a.m.

Arrested at 11:37 a.m.: A 23-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 7100 block of Dickens Avenue.

A burglar took a wallet containing credit/debit cards, cash, and documents from a Land Rover in the 3100 block of Rosedale Avenue before 6 p.m.

Arrested at 8 p.m.: a 76-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 7500 block of Preston Road.

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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