SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Garage Door Opener
Between 5 and 5:14 a.m. on Aug. 5, a burglar broke into a detached garage in the 3700 block of Maplewood Avenueand stole three televisions, with a combined value of $3,500, from a garage apartment and workout room. When officers arrived, they found all doors to the garage open and a screwdriver and steak knife on the bed of the apartment. They also found the TVs leaning against a nearby fence, and returned them to the homeowner. Later that morning, a resident of the 3800 block of Maplewood called police after he noticed suspicious activity near his garage, and found a Trek bicycle and three Hawaiian shirts in the alley.
At 5 a.m., Nacia Noelle Nicodemus, 36, of Dallas was arrested in the 3400 block of Armstrong Avenue on a public intoxication charge.
Between 9 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 6, a vandal keyed a black 2014 Mercedes ML3 in the 3500 block of Harvard Avenue.
At 10:26 a.m., Cesar Ignacio Haro-Gonzalez, 30, of Dallas was arrested in the 4500 block of Westway Avenue on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Between 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 5, a thief entered a detached garage in the 3300 block of Hanover Street and stole three boys bicycles with a combined value of $900.
Between 9 p.m. on Aug 4 and 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, a thief stole a $100 Mongoose girls bicycle that was chained to a staircase at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Rosedale Avenue.
Between 6 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 6, a thief stole $105 in cash and a $15 cell-phone charger from a desk drawer atHighland Park High School.
Between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., a thief stole a $900 Raleigh boys bicycle from the backyard of a house in the 3400 block of Normandy Avenue.
At 1:59 p.m., a woman tried to cash two counterfeit checks for $1,250 at Bank of Texas in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Avenue. Maria Del Carmen Tapia, 42, of Dallas was arrested on a charge of forgery of a financial instrument.
Between 7 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., a thief entered an unlocked red 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3500 block of Centenary Drive and stole a $20 wallet containing $60 in cash.
Between 9:18 and 9:48 p.m., a vandal shattered the rear window of a white 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander in the 4100 block of Emerson Avenue, but nothing was reported stolen.
At 9:51 p.m., John Russell Tiller, 41, of University Park was arrested in the 4200 block of University Boulevard on a public intoxication charge.
At 3:20 a.m., Kayla Eve Lorentz, 28, of Dallas was arrested in the4100 block of Windsor Parkway on a public intoxication charge.
Between July 15 and Aug. 10, a thief entered an attached garage in the 4100 block of University Boulevard and stole a $539 Cannondale boys bicycle while causing $39 in damage to a lock.
Between 10:40 a.m. and 2 p.m., a thief stole $1,000 worth of used doors, shutters, window, flooring, and other items from a remodeled home in the 4400 block of Glenwick Lane.
Due to a records system change in the records at the Dallas Police Department, Dallas reports are unavailable this week. We are working with DPD to obtain relevant incident reports and hope to resume providing them soon.
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