Skullduggery of the Week: Clash of the Realtors
At 11:20 a.m. on Nov. 6, a house sitter in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue reported the theft of two concrete planters, valued at $200 each, from a front porch by a man who drove away in a pickup. When an officer stopped the perpetrator, a Coldwell Banker realtor intervened and said she was entitled to the planters because they were decorative items placed there to show the house, which had since been sold. However, the new homeowners moved in three months ago, with the help of a different realtor, and were told the planters came with the house. The homeowners said they’ve never spoken to the seller’s realtor, and suspect she waited until they were gone to steal the planters without their knowledge. The Coldwell Banker agent refused to return them under threat of arrest.
Between 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 4, a thief stole a Fast Trac pull-behind trailer, valued at $5,000, in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue.
Between 8 a.m. on Nov. 4 and 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, a crook stole the third-row seat from an unlocked black 2007 GMC Yukon in the 4500 block of Southern Avenue.
Between 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 3 p.m. on Nov. 6, a thief stole a checkbook at Whole Foods Market in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. A customer turned in the lost checkbook to the customer service desk, where it was placed in a locked drawer. But it was missing when the owner arrived to claim it.
At 3:09 p.m., an accident in the 5000 block of Airline Road left a passenger stranded after the driver of a silver Buick sedan ran a stop sign and crashed into a blue 2016 Mazda SUV traveling eastbound on Drexel Drive. After the collision, the driver of the Buick said he would retrieve his insurance information from his car, but instead fled the scene, leaving his passenger on the curb. The passenger said he met the driver earlier that day prior to their collaboration on a construction project. The Mazda sustained about $1,000 worth of damage, and there were no injuries.
Between 1:30 and 2 p.m., a thief entered an unlocked black 1995 Nissan Maxima in the 3900 block of Miramar Avenue and stole two $15 makeup bags containing keys and $250 in cash, along with a coat.
At 4:57 a.m., a miscreant stole a Honda ATV, valued at $6,700, from a trailer in the 2800 block of Fondren Drive.
At 4:01 p.m., a resident of the 6100 block of Golf Drive reported the theft of $14,000 worth of jewelry from when movers assisted in a relocation in late May.
Between 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 5, a burglar broke into a silver 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3100 block of Stanford Avenue and stole the third-row seat. The same thing happened involving a black 2012 Tahoe during the same time frame in the 2900 block of Rosedale Avenue.
Between 8 a.m. and 3:50 p.m., a thief stole a $27,000 diamond from a ring in the 3300 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.
At 12:09 a.m., a burglar broke into a silver 2011 GMC Yukon in the 3100 block of Stanford Avenue and stole the third-row seat.
At 4:13 a.m., Enrique Mondragon, 29, of Dallas was arrested in the 3400 block of Villanova Drive on a public intoxication charge.
Between 10 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 6, a burglar broke into a black 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3900 block of Purdue Street and stole the third-row seat.
At 8:01 p.m., Mary Weatherford Nolan, 53, of Dallas was arrested in the 7900 block of Thackery Street on a charge of driving while intoxicated.