Preston Hollow Crime Reports Jan 25 – 31


Before 12:39 p.m. Jan. 26, thieves stole residential windows from a 50-year-old woman’s home in the 6200 block of Yorkshire Drive.

25 Monday

Before 8:09 a.m., a clumsy motorist left the roadway in the 7000 block of Park Lane and crashed into a 61-year-old woman’s property.

At 2:49 p.m., an unwelcome guest to NorthPark Center received a criminal trespassing warning.

Reported at 2:57 p.m.: the theft of a 70-year-old Hutto, Texas man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Burglarized before 3:24 p.m.: a 35-year-old Wills Point, Texas man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

26 Tuesday

Online records don’t include reporting times for a thefts from a Wylie man at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Inwood Road, near Forest Lane, and from Sephora at Preston Royal Village.

Before 1:26 p.m., an opportunistic thief snagged easy loot from an unlocked vehicle outside a home in the 4500 block of Meadowood Road.

Arrested at 11:02 p.m.: a 20-year-old man accused of providing a false name and birthdate during a traffic stop in the 6800 block of West Northwest Highway.

27 Wednesday

Not provided: the reporting time for a theft from a home in the 4400 block of Northcrest Road and from a plumber calling on a home in the 7100 block of Lakehurst Avenue.

Reported at 11:20 a.m.: Restaurant staff knew the vandal who damaged a door at Chick-Fil-A on Northwest Highway near Lemmon Avenue. Reported at 12:16 p.m.: an unwelcome person refused to leave.

Before 11:37 a.m., a charlatan tried to cash a fraudulent check at Bank of America in the Market at Preston Forest.

Before 11:43 a.m., a crook took the blower from a TechScape truck calling on a home in the 4700 block of Irvin Simmons Drive.

Before 1:01 p.m., a 35-year-old man from the 5100 block of Elsby Avenue took offense to being sprayed with water from a hose.

Reported at 4:30 p.m.: A thief on Jan. 25 stole from a JHS Custom Painting & Remodeling vehicle at a home in the 5800 block of Preston Haven Drive.

28 Thursday

Before 2:54 a.m., a prowler damaged a 65-year-old woman’s property at a home in the 5800 block of Grassmere Lane.

Not provided: a reporting time for a theft at a home in the 4400 block of Ridge Road.

Reported at 12:02 p.m.: A burglar broke out a glass door to steal from a home in the 5300 block of Rockcliff Place.

Before 6: 47 p.m., a thief fled the AT&T store at Preston Royal Village with stolen merchandise.

29 Friday

Not provided: a reporting time for a theft at a home in the 4900 block of Mill Run Road.

Before 10:05 a.m., an off-duty officer found marijuana in a parking lot at NorthPark Center.

Stolen before 1:36 p.m.: tools from a 33-year-old Carrollton man’s vehicle at a home in the 4700 block of Hallmark Drive.

Reported at 4:21 p.m.: A hit-and-run wreck on Jan. 28 damaged a 46-year-old woman’s vehicle, which was parked on the street in front of her home in the 4200 block of Valley Ridge Road.

Reported at 5 p.m.: A burglar on Jan. 27 forced entry and stole from a 74-year-old man’s vehicle at a home in the 6800 block of Prestonshire Lane.

Officers are calling this “criminal mischief:” Before 6 p.m., someone struck and damaged a 50-year-old man’s property in the parking lot outside Inwood Tavern on Inwood Road.

Before 8:16 p.m., a vandal damaged a home in the 4700 block of West Northwest Highway.

30 Saturday

Not provided: the reporting time for shoplifting at Bottega Veneta at NorthPark Center.

Officers found stolen mail during a 4:48 a.m. traffic stop in the 12900 block of Hughes Lane.

Stolen before 7:27 p.m.: a vehicle parked in the 8600 block of Hillcrest Road.

31 Sunday

Reported at 1:35 a.m.: A 19-year-old man from the 4200 block of Merrell Road received several text messages demanding money.

Not provided: a reporting time for a theft from a home in the 7100 block of Baxtershire Drive.

Before 9:33 a.m., a porch pirate stole a package left in front of a 36-year-old man’s home in the 6300 block of Lupton Drive.

At 10:41 p.m., a street racer fled from the intersection of Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road.

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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