Park Cities Crime Reports Aug. 25-30

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: SOUR TASTE

A vandal threw a glass lemonade bottle through a window of a home in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto around 9:18 p.m. Aug. 26. 

HIGHLAND PARK

26 Wednesday

A swindler opened a PayPal account using the information of a woman in the 4600 block of Mockingbird Lane and spent $4,238.77. The incident was reported at 1:14 p.m.

An irresponsible motorist rear-ended a Buick Enclave in the 4900 block of Lomo Alto Drive around 10 p.m. and left without leaving information.

27 Thursday

A thief grabbed a Trek bicycle from a yard in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue overnight before 8 a.m.

Miscreants snagged a Kobalt saw from a trailer attached to a Nissan pickup truck parked in the 4600 block of Beverly Drive around 2 p.m.

A shoplifter pilfered a $95 T-shirt from Theory in Highland Park Village at 3 p.m.

Arrested at 5:30 p.m.: a 34-year-old man accused of making an improper left turn in the 4300 block of Edmondson Avenue.

28 Friday

A ne’er do well scuffed up a Hyundai Santa Fe outside in the 3300 block of St. Johns Drive, got into an attached garage, took a Salsa El Mariachi bicycle, which was later found, as well as a wallet containing a driver’s license, credit cards, and $80 in cash from an unlocked Mercedes G63 around 7:58 a.m.

A crook opened a Verizon account using the information of a woman in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue and accumulated charges in the amount of $1,322.02. The incident was reported at 2:14 p.m.

30 Sunday

Arrested at 4 a.m.: a 28 year old accused of driving while intoxicated near the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Fairfield Avenue.

A scoundrel took the front license plate from a BMW parked on a driveway in the 3800 block of Potomac Avenue overnight before 1:38 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

25 Tuesday

A crook opened a loan from the Small Business Administration and a Chase debit card using the information of a man in the 3300 block of Caruth Boulevard. The crook also tried to change his address. The incident was reported at 10:15 a.m.

A scoundrel took a license plate from the 4100 block of Stanford Avenue and accumulated North Texas Tollway Authority charges. The incident was reported at 2:50 p.m.

26 Wednesday

Arrested at 1:55 a.m.: a 25-year-old man in the 6500 block of Hillcrest Avenue for a warrant.

A pilferer took a bicycle from the 3100 block of Greenbrier Drive overnight before 8:30 a.m.

A crook fraudulently used the information of a man in the 3400 block of Westminster Avenue. The incident was reported at 11:17 a.m.

27 Thursday

A good neighbor found items overnight before 7:12 a.m. that belonged to a woman whose vehicle was burglarized in the 6300 block of Douglas Avenue.

A scoundrel damaged the driver side passenger window of a BMW 320i in the 3400 block of McFarlin Boulevard between midnight and 11 a.m.

28 Friday

A shoplifter grabbed five Tide pod containers from the Tom Thumb in the 7000 block of Snider Plaza at 2:21 p.m. and fled without paying for them. 

30 Sunday

Arrested at 5 a.m.: a 34-year-old man accused of possession of marijuana in the 8400 block of Thackery Street.

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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