SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK
CAUSING A RACKET
At 4:17 a.m. on Dec. 27, police responded to a burglary alarm in the 3000 block of Westminster Avenue and found a man inside a house who fought with officers before fleeing. Daniel Federico Maese, 18, of Highland Park was arrested several hours later on charges of criminal trespass and resisting arrest.
At 1:06 p.m., Robert Howard Carpenter, 61, was arrested in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue on a public intoxication charge.
At 12:50 a.m., a vandal broke the outer pane of a double-paned window on the back porch of a house in the 4400 block of Bordeaux Avenue. When one of the homeowners woke up to a thumping sound, they saw two men on the porch, one of which was kicking at the window. They fled shortly afterward.
At 3:31 a.m., Miranda Reed Ruggeri, 31, of Dallas was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated following a traffic accident at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road.
Between 3:30 and 10 p.m., a thief entered an unlocked gold 2010 Toyota Camry in the 3100 block of Drexel Drive and stole a $250 Taurus semiautomatic pistol, a $125 Garmin GPS system, and a $50 Buck knife.
Between 9:30 and 10:25 p.m., a thief stole a Chanel wallet that someone dropped at Highland Park Village. Police eventually found the wallet in the 5300 block of Preston Road, but it was missing $60 in cash as well as various credit cards
At 3:34 a.m., Charles Houston Ray, 26, of Garland was arrested in the 3700 block of Stratford Avenue on a public intoxication charge.
Between 6 and 7:20 p.m., a thief stole a $1,500 Jeep golf cart from a garage in the 4300 block of Glenwick Lane.
At 2:10 p.m., a thief stole a $500 Dell laptop computer and a $30 laptop bag from Subway in the 6900 block of Hillcrest Avenue.
Between 3 and 6 p.m., a thief entered an attached garage in the 3800 block of Purdue Street and stole a $500 Craftsman toolbox containing assorted tools, and a $150 Dewalt drill with battery pack.
Between 2 and 6:30 p.m., a thief stole multiple packages from a front porch in the 3700 block of Northwest Parkway, including $108 worth of shoes, and two other boxes valued at $45.
At 8:30 p.m., Elizabeth Anne Secrest, 36, of University Park was arrested in the 2900 block of Southwestern Boulevard on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
At 2:55 a.m., Chad Michael Bray, 18, of Dallas was arrested in the 3500 block of Rosedale Avenue on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
At 3:57 a.m., Lindsay Marie Milam, 22, of Dallas was arrested in the 5700 block of North Central Expressway on a public intoxication charge.
At 5:10 a.m., Oscar Augusto Parra, 23, of Grand Prairie was arrested in the 4000 block of Greenbrier Drive on a public intoxication charge.