Park Cities Crime Reports Jan. 25-31

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: ROLLED AWAY?

How easy was it for a malefactor to roll a Kawasaki KLX dirt bike out of a garage in the 4700 block of Bowser Court between 8:15 and 10 a.m. Jan. 27? The garage door was open at the time.

HIGHLAND PARK

25 Monday 

Arrested at 2:03 a.m.: A 25 year old for a warrant in the 4300 block of Mockingbird Lane.

An unwelcome intruder got into a private parking garage in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive and rummaged through an unlocked Ford Explorer overnight before 6 a.m.

A porch pirate pilfered a package containing a $1,650.59 foldable tilt wheelchair from the porch of a home in the 3200 block of Dartmouth Avenue. The incident was reported at 1:40 p.m.

A recalcitrant motorist rear ended a Subaru Outback in the 4500 block of Mockingbird Lane at 3:43 p.m., got out of a Honda Accord, and offered to pay $200 for the damaged bumper, but refused to provide information before leaving the scene.

A ne’er do well damaged a phone in a cell at the Highland Park Department of Public Safety in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive around 4 p.m.

27 Wednesday

Arrested at 2:50 a.m.: A 30-year-old man accused of duty on striking fixture or highway landscape at Beverly Drive and Preston Road.

A wrongdoer took tools including a $300 nail gun, two $270 nail guns, two $165 skill saws, a $150 Ridgid drill, a  $150 hammer drill, two $150 Makita drills, and a $120 Makita blower from an unlocked GMC van parked in the 4500 block of Rheims Place between 11:30 a.m. and 2:10 p.m.

29 Friday

A fraudster used the information of a woman from the 3400 block of Beverly Drive to file an unemployment claim. The incident was reported at 2:34 p.m.

30 Saturday

A burglar snagged a Titleist Pro golf bag, a pair of Air Jordan golf shoes, golf gloves, a pair of Nike Air Max running shoes, and various other golf gear totaling $6,380 from a Mercedes G63 AMG parked in the 3500 block of Dartmouth Avenue. The incident was reported at 11:23 a.m.

31 Sunday

Arrested at 2:36 a.m.: A 22 year old accused of driving while intoxicated in the 4500 block of Belfort Place.

A prowler broke into an apartment in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue, rummaged through her bedroom, took a pair or rain boots, two jackets, and a pair of black shorts before 12:30 p.m., but left a handwritten note, a beer can, three shirts, a pair of pants, a pair of shoes, and more behind.

An irresponsible motorist hit the driver’s side rear view mirror of another car at Armstrong Parkway and Preston Road around 1 p.m. and continued speeding down Armstrong Parkway.

UNIVERSITY PARK

25 Monday

A trespasser burglarized a Jeep Wrangler in the 3600 block of McFarlin Boulevard at 6:52 a.m.

26 Tuesday

A crook drove off in a Jeep Wrangler from the 4000 block of Southwestern Boulevard overnight before 9 a.m.

27 Wednesday 

A pilferer grabbed various items from a Land Rover in the 4200 block of University Boulevard overnight before 8:02 a.m.

A trespasser got into a home in the 6300 block of Douglas Avenue and stole silver pieces overnight before 10:30 a.m.

28 Thursday

A shoplifter took four fragrances worth a total of $1,315 from the Cos Bar store in the 8300 block of Preston Center Plaza between 4 and 4:30 p.m.

30 Saturday

A thief made off with a bicycle from the 3200 block of Stanford Avenue between 8 and 10 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 [email protected]

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