Preston Hollow Crime Reports Dec. 14 – 20

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE. REHOME?

There’s only three R’s! There’s not supposed to be a fourth for rehoming without permission. But before 5:04 p.m. Dec. 17, a rapscallion roamed by the Discount Tire store at Inwood Road and Lemmon Avenue and removed property of Liberty Tire Recycling of Midlothian.

14 Monday

Burglarized before 10:07 a.m.: a 33-year-old man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

15 Tuesday

Arrested at 2:11 p.m. at apartments on LBJ Freeway, near Preston Road: a 25-year-old man accused of having marijuana, heroin, and cocaine plus a handgun.

16 Wednesday

A “suspicious person” turned out to be a thief, stealing before 10:47 a.m. from a 79-year-old man living in the zero hundred block of Royal Way.

Before 1:45 p.m., a swindler tried to shop at Marshalls department store in Preston Center with a credit card stolen from a 28-year-old woman.

Also before 1:45 p.m., a burglar broke into and took contents from a 28-year-old woman’s vehicle at the Market at Preston Forest.

Before 8:50 p.m., a motoring menace made a 19-year-old Bryan woman’s visit to NorthPark Center miserably memorable by making a clean getaway after mashing her vehicle.

17 Thursday

Overnight before 9:31 a.m., a burglar smashed a window while stealing from a 59-year-old man’s vehicle at a home in the 4400 block of Bluffview Boulevard.

Before 1:01 p.m., a burglar smashed the window of a 42-year-old man’s vehicle, grabbed the contents, and motored away from the 7-Eleven at Northwest Highway and Hillcrest Road.

Online records didn’t include a reporting times for a couple of thefts at the Summertree shopping center on Inwood Road and another at apartments on LBJ Freeway, near Preston Road. At the same apartments a nuisance stole the temporary plates off a vehicle before 6:53 p.m..

Before 7:01 p.m., an opportunistic prowler found easy pickings in an unlocked Crawford Services of Grand Prairie van while heating, ventilation, air conditioning technicians called on a home in the 6500 block of Northaven Road.

Want to send an invitation for thieves? Leave the vehicle unlocked like the 32-year-old woman who discovered her stuff taken before 8:10 p.m. at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on Preston Road.

Reported at 10:13 p.m.: A burglar smashed a window and grabbed the contents of a 32-year-old Fort Worth woman’s vehicle outside Inwood National Bank at Newmore Avenue and Inwood Road.

18 Friday

The reporting time was not provided for a theft at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church on Inwood Road.

Fixing it in a flash wasn’t quite fast enough for a Milestone crew to avoid having the window of the service van smashed before 2:53 p.m. outside a home in the 10000 block of Preston Road.

Reported at 4:08 p.m.: a thief stole from a 52-year-old Revere, Massachusetts man at a home in the 5300 block of Deloache Avenue.

19 Saturday

Discovered at 9:33 a.m.: Vandals had struck a home in the 10100 block of Tulane Street.

Reported at 4:45 p.m.: A burglar took a 41-year-old Dallas woman’s belongings from a Public Storage unit on Inwood Road near Lemmon Avenue.

Arrested at 11:03 p.m.: a 19-year-old man accused of driving drunk in the 5200 block of LBJ Freeway.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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