Park Cities Crime Reports Aug. 21-27


Reported at 10:37 a.m. Aug. 22: A jewelry thief swiped a $175,000 Harry Winston piece from a home in the 3300 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.


22 Tuesday

Arrested at 9:05 p.m.: A 53-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Douglas Avenue

A thief stole a Trek Marlin bicycle from a backyard in the 3200 block of Drexel Drive before 6 p.m. 

23 Wednesday

A crook rifled through a Mazda SUV parked in the 3600 block of Gillon Avenue at 3:16 a.m. 

Reported at 7:40 a.m.: A jogger found a bag with contents strewn on the street in the 3400 block of Lexington Avenue that was subsequently found to have been from a Jeep Grand Wagoneer stolen earlier from a home on the same block. Another resident on the same block reported a Porsche Cayenne SUV rifled through before 8 a.m. 

A burglar rifled through a Lexus LX570 and a BMW 645 CI at a home in the 3300 block of Harvard Avenue and stole the BMW’s key before 9 a.m. 

24 Thursday

A ne’er do well drove off in a Chevrolet Avalanche parked in a lot in Highland Park Village at 9:17 a.m.

26 Saturday

Arrested at 3:50 a.m.: a 31 year old accused of driving while intoxicated in the 5400 block of Cambridge Avenue

27 Sunday

A jerk broke a window of a home in the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue at 1:02 p.m. 


21 Monday

Reported at 7:38 a.m.: a thief took Samsung and Bose equipment from a home in the 4000 block of Amherst Street.

Reported at 10:57 a.m.: A fraudster used the card information of a woman from the 2900 block of Rosedale Avenue

22 Tuesday

Police responded to a multi-vehicle accident resulting in injuries that began in Dallas and ended at 12:15 a.m. in the 5800 block of North Central Expressway’s southbound service road. 

A thief took stuff from a building in the 7000 block of Preston Road at 12:12 p.m. 

23 Wednesday

A burglar broke into Preston Road Pharmacy in the 6900 block of Preston Road at 2:09 a.m. 

A crook stole a purse from the La Madeleine in 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane at 3:24 p.m. 

24 Thursday

An intruder got into a home in the 4100 block of Colgate Avenue and stole stuff before 6:30 a.m.

An opportunistic thief found easy pickings of two paint sprayer machines left in an unlocked vehicle in the 4500 block of Glenwick Lane at 7:57 a.m. 

Reported at 11:46 p.m.: A rude Lyft rider assaulted a driver in the 3700 block of Hanover Street

25 Friday

Reported at 3:42 p.m.: A careless driver hit a Lexus RX350 parked in the 4000 block of Villanova Street and didn’t stop to leave information.  

A burglar broke into an Infiniti QX8 in the Plaza at Preston Center and stole thousands of dollars worth of clothes at 4:24 p.m. 

26 Saturday

Robbers – one of whom was armed with a handgun –  stole $183 from the CVS store in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane at 2:56 a.m. 

An opportunistic thief stole a pair of Ray Bans, $20, and more from an unlocked Ford F150 parked in the 3500 block of Marquette Street before 11 a.m. 

A crook stole a Roadmaster bicycle from the Moody Family YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road before 2 p.m.

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Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, former 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.

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