Park Cities Crime Reports Nov. 14-20

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: AMBULANCE ANTICS

An opportunistic thief drove off in an ambulance that was left unlocked while paramedics responded to a call in the 3500 block of Northwest Parkway before 5:30 a.m. Nov. 20. Per University Park police, the ambulance was tracked all the way to a McDonald’s in Hurst, and a 35 year old who had a paramedic’s vest was taken into custody before 6:51 a.m. that morning.

HIGHLAND PARK

14 Monday

Arrested at 1:01 a.m.: a 22-year-old woman accused of driving without a valid license at Preston Road and Armstrong Parkway.

Reported at 8:40 a.m.: a stealer took a stroller from the porch of a home in the 4300 block of Versailles Avenue.

Reported at 11:46 a.m.: a burglar took $20,000 worth of jewelry and clothes from a home in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue

15 Tuesday

Reported at 10:24 a.m.: A jerk damaged a window of a Land Rover parked in front of Madison in Highland Park Village.

Reported at 2:43 p.m.: a thief found easy pickings of a briefcase containing between $5,000 and $6,000 and more left in an unlocked Jaguar parked in front of Loro Piana in Highland Park Village.

17 Wednesday

An opportunistic stealer drove off in a Honda Accord left warming up in the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue before 7:41 a.m.

A burglar broke into a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive, leaving the steering column and door handle damaged before 7:30 a.m.

A delivery van hit a Buick Encore parked in the 4400 block of Edmondson Avenue before 1:45 p.m.

18 Friday

Arrested at 12:21 a.m.: a 32-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 4200 block of Versailles Avenue

A drill truck driver hit a tree in the 4300 block of Lorraine Avenue and caused a limb to fall on a Toyota Rav4 parked below at 1:25 p.m. 

Arrested at 3:38 p.m.: A 45 year old accused of theft of property in the 4300 block of Southern Avenue

20 Saturday

Arrested at 12:22 a.m.: a 32 year old accused of possession of a controlled substance in the 5500 block of Hillcrest Avenue

Arrested at 7:20 a.m.: a 23 year old accused of driving with an open container, driving without insurance, driving with expired registration, and driving without a valid license in the 5400 block of Preston Road

UNIVERSITY PARK

14 Monday

A crook drove off in a Dodge Ram parked in the 3400 block of Marquette Street before midnight.

A fraudster made purchases using the credit card information of a woman from the 4000 block of Amherst Avenue before midnight. 

Reported at 1:12 p.m.: A scammer took financial information from a man from the 2700 block of Stanford Avenue

15 Tuesday

How easy was it for a stealer to get into a home in the 3500 block of Purdue Street and take a Tory Burch piece, a pair of AirPods, a J. Crew piece, and more before 9 a.m.? It was left unlocked.

18 Friday

A fraudster tried to cash a check at a Bank of Texas location in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Avenue using someone else’s information before 10:20 a.m.

No time was given for the arrest of a 61-year-old man accused of forgery in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Avenue

A ne’er do well took four Modelo beers from a gas station in the 8400 block of Preston Road at 11 a.m.

19 Saturday

A crook took two credit cards from a wallet at the YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road before 11:30 a.m.

A stealer took two credit cards from a locker at the YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road before 6:41 p.m.

A burglar took a Louis Vuitton piece from a BMW parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 10:24 p.m. 

20 Sunday

Reported at 1:45 p.m.: a burglar took a firearm from a Lexus parked in the 4300 block of Stanford Avenue

Reported at 1:15 p.m. A locker room thief took credit cards from a locker at the YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road.

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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