Skulduggery of the week: Mommie Fearest
At 8:51 p.m. on Dec. 5, officers busted a party in the 3700 block of Crescent Avenue, where they found about 45 underage drinkers — including several Highland Park High School students — in the pool house, not counting many others who scaled a fence in the back yard when the cops started knocking on the door. After they found some cans of Coors Light scattered around the pool area, the officers questioned some of the tipsy teens, the cops tried unsuccessfully to reach the homeowners. Two of the children lied about their parents not being home, because shortly afterward, their mother came down the stairs after trying to hide from police. She was cited for failure to supervise a child, and a 17-year-old HPHS junior was cited for minor in possession. Others were released to the custody of their parents.
At 6:32 p.m., Jerel Demonta Calvert, 29, of Dallas was arrested in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive on charges of theft and fraudulent use of identifying information.
Between 10 and 11:30 p.m., a miscreant shattered a window on a blue 2006 Ford Expedition at Bradfield Elementary School, but didn’t steal anything.
At 10 a.m., Joshua Bernard Walton, 36, of Dallas was arrested in the 4400 block of Lomo Alto Drive on a charge of possession of marijuana.
At 9:43 a.m., a thief stole $1,829 worth of landscaping equipment from an unlocked trailer belonging to a contractor in the 4300 block of St. Johns Drive. Security footage revealed that a man in a mid-size maroon SUV took the items.
Between 7:30 and 10 p.m., a thief entered an unlocked white 1986 Chevrolet Expedition belonging to a contractor at Highland Park Village and stole a $120 pair of camouflage coveralls, a $65 backpack with a set of keys, a $20 nylon backpack, and a $20 nylon jacket.
Between 4 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 9:10 a.m. on Dec. 1, a vandal spray-painted graffiti on a fence and two doors at Highland Park High School, causing $750 in damage.
Between 8:39 and 9:30 p.m., a shoplifter stole $42 worth of deodorant and shampoo from the CVS store at Park Cities Plaza. Devon Baptiste Jr., 37, of Dallas was arrested on a theft charge.
Between 11:45 and 11:55 a.m., a thief stole a $25 bag containing a $100 Nokia cell phone from a yellow 1997 GMC pickup belonging to a contractor in the 7000 block of Hunters Glen Road.
At 2:48 a.m., Beth Ann Maruca, 25, of Saginaw was arrested in the4400 block of Lovers Lane on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
At 8:30 p.m., a mischievous juvenile threw several rocks at a silver 2014 Mercedes sedan in the 3800 block of Southwestern Boulevard, causing $750 in damage. The vandal fled in a black 2004 Toyota Sequoia.