Park Cities Crime Reports July 6-12

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: COLORFUL CRIMINAL

A colorful criminal threw paint into the Snider Plaza fountain, damaging it overnight before 8 a.m. July 7.

HIGHLAND PARK

6 Monday

How easy was it for a thief to drive off in a Mercedes sedan parked on the west side of a home in the 4200 block of Armstrong Parkway overnight before 6:30 a.m.? The keys were left in the ashtray.

A thief grabbed a Trek mountain bicycle from a garage that’d accidentally been left open in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue between 9:54 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. and left the scene.

7 Tuesday

A crook fraudulently asked a man from the 4200 block of Bordeaux Avenue to buy and email $800 worth of Google Play cards. The incident was reported at 11:25 a.m.

8 Wednesday

A burglar got into a Ford Focus parked in the 4500 block of Rheims Place overnight before 11 a.m., rifled through the glove compartment and center console, and grabbed a spare key fob.

A crook made various purchases using the credit card information of a man in the 4400 block of Highland Drive. The incident was reported at 11:34 a.m. 

9 Thursday

Arrested at 11:16 p.m.: A 45-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue.

10 Friday 

A scoundrel used the information of a woman in the 4300 block of Edmondson Avenue to open a Wells Fargo account and use $750 around 8 a.m.

A vandal shattered the front passenger side window of a Subaru Forrester that was parked in the rear driveway of a home in the 3300 block of Harvard Avenue overnight before 9:30 a.m.

A crook opened a Frost Bank account and a Capital Bank account using the information of a man in the 3400 block of Drexel Drive. The incident was reported at 10:06 a.m.

A scoundrel cracked the passenger side front window of a Lexus ES350 parked in the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue overnight before noon with what appeared to be a pellet or BB gun.

11 Saturday

Thieves took a $3,000 Husqvarna table saw from a home in the 3700 block of Beverly Drive overnight before 7 a.m.

12 Sunday

Watch out for the tree: A limb fell and hit a Toyota Tundra parked in the 3400 block of Lindenwood Avenue overnight before 11:15 a.m.

A thief snagged a bicycle left behind TJ’s Seafood Market and Grill in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue around 8:05 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

6 Monday

A crook grabbed credit cards from a purse in a restaurant in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane between 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

A thief drove off in a BMW X3 that was parked in the 4400 block of Emerson Avenue overnight before 7:25 a.m.

A vandal damaged two vehicles in a parking garage in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway at 1:06 p.m.

A scoundrel damaged a Ford F250 in the 2800 block of Fondren Drive at 4:19 p.m.

7 Tuesday

Arrested: a 41-year-old woman accused of assault against an elderly or disabled person in the 5900 block of Victor Street. A time wasn’t given.

8 Wednesday 

A burglar snagged a Sage fly fishing rod, a tacklebox, a duck call, a firearm, and a bow from Toyota 4Runner parked in the 3600 block of Granada Avenue overnight before 7 a.m.

A thief drove off in a 2017 Jeep Compass with a Dell laptop, an iPhone, $90 in cash, and a Michael Kors piece that was parked in the 4200 block of Greenbrier Drive around 7:30 a.m.

A thief drove off in a Ford F350 with two firearms and $1,200 worth of sports equipment in the 4200 block of Normandy Avenue overnight before 8 a.m.

A thief snagged a $8,834 Rolex watch from the 6400 block of Hillcrest Avenue. The incident was reported at 3:40 p.m.

9 Thursday

An irresponsible motorist hit the school zone light pole in the 3300 block of Lovers Lane and left the scene at 7:29 a.m.

Shoplifters grabbed 15 Chanel sunglasses worth $15,000 from a store in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane at 5:43 pm. and left without paying.

10 Friday

A porch pirate pilfered two packages from a porch in the 2900 block of Westminster Avenue. The incident was reported at 9:24 a.m.

Shoplifters snagged $6,000 in merchandise from a store in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane around 3:33 p.m.

A burglar got into a Jeep in the 6400 block of Lomo Alto Drive and grabbed a $500 Gucci handbag, two credit or debit cards, and a cell phone around 4:10 p.m.

11 Saturday

A burglar broke into two vehicles in the 6400 block of Lomo Alto Drive around 9 a.m.

A burglar got into a BMW X5 in the 6300 block of Douglas Avenue overnight before 9 a.m. and grabbed $40 in cash.

A thief took two bicycles from a garage in the 4100 block of Emerson Avenue around 7:15 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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