Park Cities Crime Reports April 26-May 2

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WANNA PIZZA ME?

A maskless malcontent hurled a frozen pizza box at an employee of Royal Blue Grocery in Highland Park Village at 7:10 p.m. April 30 after the employee had informed him about the store’s mask policy and tried to hand him a mask. 

HIGHLAND PARK

26 Monday

Arrested at 1:29 a.m.: a 23-year-old man accused of failure to identify in the 4300 block of Lorraine Avenue

Rude awakening: A barking dog woke a resident in the 3400 block of Mockingbird Lane around 3:34 a.m., and the resident found a dog door damaged, car keys taken, and a 2016 Ford Explorer missing from the carport. 

A burglar swiped a Van Cleef watch from an apartment in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The incident was reported at 8:22 a.m.

A good neighbor found a tennis racket left near a tennis court at Prather Park in the 4600 block of Drexel Drive and turned it in to authorities around 2:22 p.m.

27 Tuesday

Arrested at 4:15 p.m.: a 53-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated and assault causing bodily injury in the 4300 block of Westway Avenue

A ruffian punctured the driver’s door of a Audi Q7 parked in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

A would-be intruder tried to pry open the door to a Zegna storage closet in Highland Park Village at 6:56 p.m.

28 Wednesday

Arrested at 5:17 a.m.: a 20-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3500 block of Armstrong Parkway

A thief swiped an antique pistol and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from an apartment in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The incident was reported at 12:10 p.m. 

29 Thursday

A crook took a garage door opener and set of keys from a Subaru Outback parked in the 3300 block of Beverly Drive, got into the detached garage and rifled through a Lexus parked inside. The incident was reported at 9:27 a.m.

A careless driver hit a Ford F150 parked in the 4500 block of Beverly Drive, leaving the driver’s side mirror cracked. The incident was reported at 12:51 p.m. 

30 Friday

How easy was it for an opportunistic thief to drive off in a Ford F150 parked in the 4900 block of Abbott Avenue? The keys may have been left inside. The incident was reported at 5:23 p.m. 

2 Sunday 

Arrested at 2:43 a.m.: a 34-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated and evading arrest or detention at Inwood Drive and Mockingbird Lane.

Arrested at 4:43 p.m.: a 24-year-old woman for a warrant in the 4300 block of Lakeside Drive.

UNIVERSITY PARK

26 Monday

A swindler used the information of a woman from the 3800 block of Southwestern Boulevard. The incident was reported at 10:01 a.m. 

1 Saturday

A sneaky shoplifter hid various pieces of jewelry from the Mal Malouf store at The Plaza at Preston Center in a briefcase and left the store without paying. The incident was reported at 11:37 a.m. 

Arrested at 12:30 p.m.: a 62-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 8400 block of Preston Road

A scoundrel threatened someone in the 3800 block of Purdue Street at 7:20 p.m., then left the area. 

2 Sunday 

A jewelry thief pilfered various watches and rings from a home in the 4100 block of Caruth Boulevard. The incident was reported at 1:20 p.m.

A crook took a Trek bicycle from the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue at 5:45 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]apers.com

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