Park Cities Crime Reports Sept. 19-25

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PRICEY ACCESSORIES PILFERED

Reported at 2:49 p.m. Sept. 21: Shoplifters snuck five buckles valued at $450 each and five belts valued at $600 each out of the Hermes store in Highland Park Village.

HIGHLAND PARK

19 Monday

Arrested at 12:58 a.m.: a 24-year-old accused of possession of a controlled substance in the 4700 block of Armstrong Parkway

Arrested at 11:05 a.m.: a 32-year-old man accused of trespassing in the 4600 block of Lorraine Avenue

20 Tuesday

A good neighbor found a Beretta shotgun in an alley in the 4900 block of Abbott Avenue and turned it in to police at 9:13 a.m.

Scammers took a total of $22,250 from a resident in the 3200 block of Drexel Drive before 4:10 p.m. after a bogus threat of arrest if the scammers didn’t receive the money. 

21 Wednesday

A porch pirate pilfered packages containing a #11 Dallas Cowboys jersey and a box containing $400 worth of clothes from a home in the 4500 block of Belfort Place before 2:57 p.m.

A ne’er do well took a bag containing a MacBook Air, a Gucci wallet, and two credit cards from a Mercedes parked near the Mi Cocina restaurant in Highland Park Village before 6:30 p.m. 

22 Thursday

Arrested at 6:50 a.m.: a 26-year-old accused of driving without a license plate or proper registration in the 3300 block of Mockingbird Lane

Reported at 9:29 a.m.: a thief found easy pickings of two gate openers and a set of keys from a Ford F250 that was likely left unlocked in the 3500 block of Princeton Avenue

A careless driver hit a GMC Sierra parked in the 4400 block of Arcady Avenue and left without providing information before 3:40 p.m.

23 Friday 

Arrested at 8:05 p.m.: a 26-year-old man accused of evading detention and for warrants in the 4600 block of Lomo Alto Drive

24 Saturday

Arrested at 3:03 a.m.: a 43-year-old accused of driving while intoxicated in the 5300 block of Roland Avenue

A reckless driver hit an Infiniti coupe in a parking lot at Highland Park Village at 3:33 p.m. and left without providing information.

Reported at 5:35 p.m.: a burglar broke into a Tesla Model X parked in front of the Ralph Lauren store in Highland Park Village and made off with a bag containing MacBook Air, credit cards, Chanel glasses, a Rolex pen, and more. 

UNIVERSITY PARK

20 Tuesday

A rogue vandalized a Dodge Challenger in the 2900 block of McFarlin Boulevard before 6 a.m.

A ne’er do well vandalized a Chevrolet work truck in the 5900 block of Hillcrest Avenue before noon.

A purse pilferer took a Ralph Lauren bag from a Mercedes GLC300 parked in Snider Plaza at 3:52 p.m.

Reported at 7:30 p.m.: a schemer scammed a woman from the 3600 block of Hanover Street out of $60,000. 

21 Wednesday

Reported at 2:14 p.m.: a thief took a Trek bicycle from a carrier on a Subaru Forester in Snider Plaza

A fraudster used the information of a woman from the 4300 block of Normandy Avenue to try to use a credit card before 6:27 p.m.

How easy was it for a stealer to take a laptop from a Ford Explorer in the Plaza at Preston Center before 7:15 p.m.? The Ford Explorer was unlocked.

22 Thursday

A swindler took $4,000 from a woman from the 4100 block of Druid Lane at 8:12 p.m.

23 Friday

A stealer took a backpack, a MacBook Pro, a pair of AirPods, and a pair of Tom Ford glasses from a BMW X5 in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane before 5:26 p.m.

A crook took a MacBook Pro and a Dell laptop from a Cadillac Escalade parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 6:20 p.m.

25 Sunday

Thieves took an iPad Pro and a Surface Pro from a Range Rover and Mercedes in the Plaza at Preston Center at 8:35 p.m.

No time was given for the arrest of a 17-year-old accused of driving while intoxicated in the 5000 block of Pebblebrook Drive.

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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