Park Cities Crime Reports Aug. 29-Sept. 4

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: THEFT OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

Reported at 2:31 p.m. Sept. 2: a jerk took a knapsack, a MacBook Pro, lipstick, and even a Bible from a Jeep Cherokee in the 4000 block of Northwest Parkway

HIGHLAND PARK

29 Monday

Reported at 12:29 p.m.: a jerk took a Trek bicycle left near the back of a home in the 4200 block of Potomac Avenue.

A ne’er do well broke into a Range Rover outside TJ’s Seafood Market in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue at 6:13 p.m. by breaking a window and grabbed a backpack containing a $13,000 Rolex, a bag containing $50,000 in jewelry, a Dell laptop, a black travel AP watch case containing a $20,000 pair of diamond stud earrings, and a wallet with a debit card, credit cards, checkbook, and an envelope containing $1,500 in Euros and Pounds.

A porch pirate picked up a pair of Maggiano’s gift cards for $125 from an envelope on the porch of a home in the 4400 block of Mockingbird Lane before 4 p.m.

2 Friday

Arrested at 2:31 a.m.: a 35 year old accused of possession of drug paraphernalia and for a warrant in the 4300 block of Versailles Avenue.

Arrested at 11:54 a.m.: a 26 year old accused of failure to identify, intentionally giving false information, driving with expired registration, theft, and for a warrant in Highland Park Village.

Arrested at 12:40 p.m.: a 25 year old for warrants in Highland Park Village.

A crook three chainsaws left near the garage of a home in the 3600 block of Beverly Drive at 1:50 p.m.

A reckless driver in a BMW hit a Mazda in the 4500 block of Roland Avenue, continued westbound on Roland, hit a Toyota Rav 4, and continued driving without stopping to provide information before 2:27 p.m.

3 Saturday

Another careless driver in a Toyota Tundra rear ended a BMW stopped at Mockingbird Lane and Roland Avenue at 9:47 a.m., causing the BMW to hit a Mazda stopped in front of it, then the driver of the Tundra briefly stopped near Mockingbird and Greenway, but continued northbound on Greenway without providing information.

A stealer snatched a wallet, $300 in mixed currencies, a credit card, ID card, and library card from a GMC in the 3900 block of Shenandoah Avenue before 4:12 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

29 Monday

A burglar broke into a Range Rover parked in the 6500 block of Hillcrest Avenue and took a Dell computer, a pair of AirPods, an Amazon Kindle, and more before 5:55 p.m.

A careless driver hit a Toyota Tundra parked outside a home in the 3500 block of Centenary Drive before 10:12 p.m.

30 Tuesday

A thief took taillights from a Ford F150 in the 4400 block of Hyer Avenue before 1:20 a.m.

31 Wednesday

A pilferer picked up a Nike backpack, a MacBook Pro, AirPod Pro, and TI calculator from a Ford F150 parked in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue at 5:20 p.m.

A crook broke into a Porsche Macan parked at a restaurant in the 6600 block of Hillcrest Avenue via the back seat passenger window and took a Louis Vuitton bag at 8:45 p.m.

Arrested at 9:12 p.m.: a 29-year-old man for a warrant in the 4500 block of Lovers Lane.

1 Thursday

A stealer snatched two instruments and various sports equipment from a Dodge Ram in the 3600 block of Amherst Street at 6 a.m.

A ne’er do well drove off in a Toyota Tundra from the 4400 block of Purdue Street before 7 a.m. that was later recovered.

Reported at 8:06 a.m.: a sneaky thief snatched gift cards, a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, and $100 in cash from an Infiniti in the 4300 block of Purdue Street. Officers found someone had broken into another Infiniti in the 4100 block of Purdue Street before 8:35 a.m.

Reported at 3:10 p.m.: a smash and grab. A crook broke into a Lexus in the 6400 block of Hillcrest Avenue via a passenger side window and took $3,000.

Another burglar broke into a Chevrolet Tahoe in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 4:50 p.m. and grabbed a backpack containing about $4,500.

2 Friday

A thief found easy pickings of a MacBook Pro, iPad, and more from an unlocked Tesla parked in the Plaza at Preston Center at 3:27 p.m.

3 Saturday
Arrested at 8:11 a.m.: a 21-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3200 block of Milton Avenue.

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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