Park Cities Crime Reports Jan. 9-15

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FRIDGE-ORDERING FRAUDSTER

Reported at 11:34 a.m. Jan. 13: a schemer used the information of a woman from the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive to open an account and use it to order a mini-fridge from Walmart.

HIGHLAND PARK

9 Monday

Arrested at 6:50 a.m.: a 26-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully carrying a weapon in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

Reported at 1:29 p.m.: a thief made off with a Sig Sauer pistol and $1,200 in cash from a home in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive

A crook made off with the catalytic converters from a Toyota pickup parked in the north lot of Highland Park Village before 5:30 p.m. 

10 Tuesday

Arrested at 3:16 a.m.: a 29-year-old woman accused of possession of a controlled substance, driving with an invalid license, and for warrants.

Arrested at 3:47 p.m.: a 37-year-old man accused of driving without insurance, with an invalid license, and for a warrant in the 5500 block of Key Street.

11 Wednesday

Arrested at 10:28 p.m.: a 39-year-old man for a warrant in Highland Park Village.

12 Thursday

Reported at noon: a scammer used the information of a woman from the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue to open up accounts. 

14 Saturday

A driver in a Mercedes Benz crashed into a building in the Shops of Highland Park in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue at 10:09 a.m. 

15 Sunday

A careless driver hit a Kia in the 3200 block of Mockingbird Lane before 2:15 p.m.

Another irresponsible driver rear-ended a Honda CRV in the 4300 block of Oak Lawn Avenue at 4:32 p.m. 

UNIVERSITY PARK

10 Tuesday

A crook took a catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra parked outside Highland Park High School at 11:23 a.m. in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue.

Arrested at 7:52 p.m.: a 50-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane.

A burglar got into a Cadillac before 7:55 p.m. parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road and took an Apple Watch, credit cards, $300, a Lenovo laptop, a $20,000 Rolex watch, and a Tumi bag.

11 Wednesday

A thief found easy pickings of a Trek Marlin bicycle left in an open garage in the 6000 block of Auburndale Avenue before 6:53 p.m. 

12 Thursday 

How easy was it for a pilferer to steal a Dell computer, Microsoft Surface, and Paul Smith piece from a Land Rover parked in the 4300 block of Potomac Avenue before 8 a.m.? The Land Rover was unlocked. 

Arrested at 2:04 p.m.: a 26-year-old man for a warrant in the 3800 block of University Boulevard

Arrested at 8:34 p.m.: a 23-year-old man for a warrant in the 700 block of Galloway Avenue

13 Friday

A jerk took a Lenovo Thinkpad and other stuff from an unlocked Tesla parked in the Plaza at Preston Center before 2:45 p.m. 

15 Sunday 

A ne’er do well made off with $40,000 from Vista Bank in the 6800 block of Preston Road before 6:06 a.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]

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