Park Cities Crime Reports Sept. 7-13

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WHEEL-ED AWAY

A burglar got into the rear garage of The Alto in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive overnight before 5 p.m. Sept. 7  and pilfered three bicycles worth a combined $1,314 from the same rack. 

HIGHLAND PARK

7 Monday

A delinquent spray-painted graffiti on a detour sign in the 4400 block of Beverly Drive at 9:47 a.m.

8 Tuesday

Arrested at 11:55 a.m.: A 29 year old accused of criminal trespassing in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

Arrested at 1 p.m.: a 63-year-old woman accused of deadly conduct in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive.

A thief cut a bicycle lock and made off with an approximately $900 TREK 4700 bicycle left on a rack in an underground parking garage in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The incident was reported at 7:43 p.m.

Arrested at 11:08 p.m.: a 19 year old for warrants in the 4200 block of Livingston Avenue.

9 Wednesday

Arrested at 9 a.m.: a 41 year old accused of failing to leave ID at an accident in the 6200 block of Golf Avenue.

Arrested at 9:20 a.m.: a 30 year old accused of criminal trespassing in a habitation in the 3600 block of Princeton Avenue.

10 Thursday

A fraudster tried to take out a loan with the U.S. Small Business Administration using the information of a woman in the 4300 block of Arcady Avenue. She found out about the suspicious activity by email at 12:45 a.m.

11 Friday

A crook used the information of a man in the 3100 block of Cornell Avenue to establish credit and buy a TV and soundbar worth a combined $4,850 from Conn’s Electronics. The incident was reported at 10:12 a.m.

A swindler masquerading as the grandchild of a man in the 3600 block of Beverly Drive tricked the man into sending $5,800 by calling around 2 p.m., purportedly seeking money for bail.

Arrested at 9:37 p.m.: a 35 year old accused of improper lane change and warrants in the 5300 block of Preston Road.

12 Saturday

An intruder ransacked a home in the 3300 block of Mockingbird Lane overnight before 6 a.m., leaving the TV on the floor and the oven door open. 

13 Sunday

A good neighbor found a bicycle on the sidewalk in the 3600 block of Potomac Avenue around 5:30 p.m. and reported it to authorities.

The driver of a tractor-truck semi-trailer combination jumped the curb with the right front tire as he was trying to turn onto Eastern Avenue from Mockingbird Lane, hitting a fire hydrant with a fuel tank.

(Editor’s Note: We haven’t received reports from the University Park Police Department. We’ll update this story when we receive them.)

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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