SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: CLOSED MEANS CLOSED
Around 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24, an “immense” amount of rain on the grass near a Highland Park tennis court at Abbott and Auburndale avenues led a resident to take his dog into a closed court to play fetch. Turns out the area was closed off because the court was being redone, and the rendezvous left scratch marks all over the new acrylic surface. Oops!
Around 3 p.m., while a woman was placing her child in a car seat, a thief in a 2018 four-door Toyota snatched the customer’s black Prada purse, total contents valued at $2,500, from her shopping cart at Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.
An SMU student reported that while riding his motorcycle west on Auburndale Avenue to class, his iPhone X fell out of his pocket. When he returned to where he believed the phone was dropped, between St. Johns Drive and Drexel Drive, it was missing. According to a witness, a woman driving an SUV around the same time stopped in the area and picked something off the ground. The student was unable to “ping” the phone because it had been turned off.
Around 3 a.m., an officer found a 2017 GMC Suburban parked in the 3500 block of Cornell Avenue with property spilled out on the street and the glove box open.
Stolen before 7 a.m.: the radio from a 2014 GMC Yukon parked overnight in the 3700 block of Shenandoah Avenue. Another resident in the same block reported at 8 a.m. that a radio also was stolen from a 2013 GMC Yukon.
Stolen before 11:28 a.m.: the tailgate, valued at $500, belonging to a 2013 brown Ford F-150 parked in the 4300 block of Lorraine Avenue.
Sometime between 11 p.m. Sept. 26 and 1 p.m. Sept. 28, an unlocked 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was burglarized while parked in the 3900 block of Normandy Avenue. The taillights and boxes of ammunition were stolen.
A call regarding a father and three teenage girls driving a golf cart and playing loud music around 1:40 a.m. in the 5400 block of Bryon Avenue led a police officer to find a 2016 blue Honda Odyssey left running in an alleyway at the 3500 block of Mockingbird Lane with damage to passenger side mirror. Turns out the vehicle was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 3400 block of Mockingbird Lane. Guess the thief wasn’t a great driver.
Around 11:30 a.m. a resident who had recently moved into a new home the 4200 block of Fairfax Avenue reported that the majority of high-end jewelry, about $28,000 worth, was stolen from a closet drawer.
Arrested at 1:33 a.m.: a 24-year-old Garland man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 4000 block of Marquette Street.
Stolen before 9 a.m.: a firearm, valued at $550, from a 2017 Toyota Rav4 parked overnight in the 3100 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.
Around 4:40 p.m., a resident in the 3100 block of Greenbrier Drive reported to police that on Sept. 23 packages containing $30 worth of household goods, $70 worth of RCA records, and $300 worth of custom chains were stolen from her front porch.
Stolen before 7 a.m.: an iPhone, valued at $565, and $100 in cash from a 2018 black Chevrolet Tahoe parked overnight in the 3600 block of Stanford Avenue.
Sometime between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., a purse, valued at $100, and $100 in cash were stolen from a 2010 silver GMC Yukon parked in the 6000 block of Preston Road.
At 1:50 p.m., a woman stole a package, valued at $100, from the front porch of a home in the 3200 block of Greenbrier Drive.
Stolen before 9:30 a.m.: about $2 in change from an unlocked vehicle in an open garage in the 2700 block of Stanford Avenue.
Stolen before 11:20 a.m.: a 1999 black Mercedes E320 with the keys inside parked overnight in the 4300 block of Emerson Avenue.