Preston Hollow Crime Reports March 22 – 28


Officers responded at 6:15 p.m. March 27 to a “major disturbance” at Whole Foods Market at Preston Forest Shopping Center. A customer entered the building and refused to wear a mask.

22 Monday

Reported at 11:33 p.m.: A reckless and irresponsible motorist fled after a wreck in the Oncor right-of-way at 11300 block of Midway Road.

23 Tuesday

Overnight before 8:24 a.m., a crook entered the backdoor of a home in the 6500 block of Norway Road and took the belongings of a man and woman, both 62.

At 8:24 a.m., a security guard at Good Shepherd Episcopal School at Midway and Northaven roads warned an unwelcomed guest to not return.

Before 12:48 p.m., a burglar broke a lock to steal contents from a vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Arrested at 12:36 p.m.: a 34-year-old man accused of possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in the 4500 block of Forest Lane.

Reported at 1:53 p.m.: An irresponsible and reckless motorist fled on March 22 after striking a 52-year-old woman’s vehicle in the parking lot at Tom Thumb on Inwood Road and West University Boulevard.

At 3:28 p.m., a charlatan visiting Bank of America in the Market at Preston Forest tried to pass a check fraudulently marked as from Pool Builder’s Inc. of Davie, Florida.

24 Wednesday

Before 5:51 a.m., two thieves forced their way into a 29-year-old man’s apartment in the 4800 block of West Lovers Lane and, in the parking lot, struck a 28-year-old man’s vehicle with a bat.

Overnight before 8:57 a.m., someone fired a gun at the front door of PetSmart in the 12100 block of Inwood Road.

Reported at 12:10 p.m.: A thief stole from a 31-year-old Melissa, Texas, man at a condominium in the 6300 block of West Northwest Highway.

A lousy car thief damaged the steering wheel of a vehicle on March 23 at apartments in the 3900 block of West Northwest Highway, according to a report made 3:44 p.m.

Before 5:24 p.m., a thief stole from The Dough Dough shop at Preston Forest Square.

25 Thursday

A 52-year-old man discovered at 12:26 p.m. that the property he left unattended in a vacant commercial space at NorthPark Center was no longer there.

Reported at 4:40 p.m. by a woman, 70, and man, 52: A burglar broke a window to enter and steal from a home in the 5300 block of South Dentwood Drive.

26 Friday

At 4:44 p.m., an unwelcome guest at Target in Preston Center received a criminal trespassing warning.

Before 6:54 p.m., a thief stole from Exxon at Forest Road and Central Expressway.

27 Saturday

Arrested at 5:42 a.m.: a 29-year-old man accused of public intoxication near the Wells Fargo ATM in Preston Center. Officers said the man also gave them a false name and had “seven documents containing 14 identifiers.”

Officers don’t know what kind of object a vandal used overnight before 8:05 a.m. to damage the mailbox at a 77-year-old woman’s home in the 5800 block of Watson Avenue.

Online records didn’t include the reporting time for shoplifting at Nordstrom in NorthPark Center.

Reported at 5:23 p.m. in the 5600 block of LBJ Freeway: A driving menace fled after colliding with the vehicle of a 26-year-old Sanger, Texas man.

A 32-year-old Grapevine man ended up having a bad day at the park. Before 6:30 p.m., a thief stole from the vehicle parked near White Rock Creek Trail.

Before 6:31 p.m., a vandal struck at a home in the 5800 block of Boca Raton Drive.

28 Sunday

Arrested at 3:38 p.m.: a 35-year-old man accused of grabbing a knife and scaring employees at the Boston Market at Forest Road and Central Expressway.

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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