Park Cities Crime Reports June 1-6

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: MYSTERY MACHINE

A crook left a stolen rental Nissan Altima in a driveway in the 3900 block of Euclid Avenue around 7:47 a.m. June 7 and a backpack found in the backseat contained drugs and drug paraphernalia.

HIGHLAND PARK 

2 Tuesday

A burglar shattered a window pane of a vacant home in the 4200 block of Lakeside Drive and left another window open at 3:17 a.m.

Arrested at 5 p.m.: a 40-year-old man accused of theft of property in the 4400 block of Belclaire Avenue.

3 Wednesday

An irresponsible motorist didn’t stick around after leaving a dent and a crack in the right rear bumper of a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the 5400 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The incident was reported at 11 a.m.

A thief snagged a $1,400 saw from a construction site in the 5400 block of Byron Avenue at 2:34 p.m., but dropped it about a block away while trying to flee.

A thief got out of a box truck and snagged a $2,000 saw from a construction site in the 5000 block of Airline Road around 3:18 p.m. and got back into the truck to leave following a scuffle with an onlooker.

5 Friday 

A burglar damaged the front passenger window of a Lexus LS450 parked in the 3500 block of Crescent Avenue using a rock overnight before 8:30 a.m.

A thief snagged a front license plate from a Land Rover parked in the street in the 3400 block of  Harvard Avenue. The incident was reported at 3:12 p.m.

6 Saturday

Arrested at 4:55 a.m.: A 58-year-old man at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Hillcrest Avenue accused of unauthorized use of a vehicle, and driving with an invalid license.

An irresponsible motorist hit a Ford F150 in the 3700 block of Euclid Avenue around 8:40 a.m., refused to provide insurance information, and drove around a woman’s car to leave.

UNIVERSITY PARK

1 Monday

A thief snagged $400 in food from a refrigerator in the 4000 block of Grassmere Lane around 10:39 a.m.

A thief grabbed a wallet from a vehicle while the owner was pumping gas at a convenience store in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane around 11:20 a.m. 

A burglar got into a vehicle in the 2800 block of Westminster Avenue and took $150 worth of property overnight before 11:30 a.m.

A thief made off with a trailer from an alley in the 6400 block of Hillcrest Avenue around 12:12 p.m.

A burglar grabbed a wallet from a car in the 3100 block of Rosedale Avenue around 2 p.m.

A burglar got into an apartment in the 3100 block of Rosedale Avenue and took an XBOX, two suitcases, and a tote bag around 2:15 p.m.

An opportunistic thief snagged a bicycle from an alley in the 3500 block of Stanford Avenue around 6 p.m.

3 Wednesday

A vandal spray-painted graffiti on property in the 4300 block of Druid Lane around 1:17 a.m.

A thief made off with a tailgate from a truck in the 3000 block of Bryn Mawr Drive overnight before 7:30 a.m.

5 Friday

Arrested at 12:01 a.m.: a 22-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated in the 7100 block of Tulane Boulevard.

A burglar got into an Audi A5 in the 3700 block of Granada Avenue overnight before 9 a.m.

6 Saturday

A vandal tagged a home in the 4300 block of Druid Lane with graffiti. The incident was reported at 2:33 p.m.

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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