Crime Reports Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

Before 11:37 a.m. Oct. 30: a shoplifter snatched six handbags from the store at NorthPark Center.

28 Monday
Before 4:19 a.m., a burglar struck the Torchy’s Tacos at Preston Forest Square.

How did the vandal damage a vehicle parked before 4:26 p.m. in the 4400 block of Ridge Road? “By unknown means,” police said.

Arrested at 6:09 p.m.: a 23-year-old man accused of shoplifting from Macy’s at NorthPark Center after his attempt to conceal merchandise and leave the store proved ineffective.

29 Tuesday
Police did not provide a reporting time for a theft in Inwood Village.

30 Wednesday
Three days after a tornado ripped up the Preston Oaks Shopping Center, someone slapped a 60-year-old West Worth man in the face at 8:44 a.m.

Does this motorist need an eye exam? Damaged by a reckless and irresponsible driver at 12:13 p.m.: a sign for L’Optique of Dallas at the Market at Preston Forest.

Before 12:45 p.m., a thief stole a gun from a home in the 4300 block of Royal Ridge Drive.

Before 1:03 p.m., a Dallas woman visiting an apartment in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue got poked in the face with a finger.

Before 1:04 p.m., a robber entered the Bank of America in Preston Center and demanded money.

What’s the hurry? Reported at 1:09 p.m.: an Oct. 28 shoplifting incident at Gucci at NorthPark Center.

Before 5:17 p.m., an irresponsible motorist damaged the bumper of a 58-year-old woman’s vehicle before fleeing NorthPark Center.

Before 5:47 p.m., a burglar broke the rear door and took property from a home in the 5900 block of Overdowns Drive.

Arrested after a wreck at 8:37 p.m.: a 25-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 3900 block of Northwest Highway.

31 Thursday
Unpleasant lesson: Before 7:27 a.m., a burglar smashed the window of a vehicle in the parking lot at Primrose School of Park Cities on Inwood Road and took property.

Police didn’t provide the reporting time for a theft at Target in Preston Center nor for a theft there on Oct. 28.

A driver fled the parking lot of the Lowe’s on Inwood Road near Forest Lane after colliding with a 62-year-old Bedford man’s vehicle before 12:12 p.m.

Trick or treat? Before 4:30 p.m., a thief took copper off a home in the 7100 block of Lavendale Avenue.

Traffic stop jackpot: Arrested at 6:16 p.m. in the 5900 block of Forest Lane: a 35-year-old woman wanted on three warrants from Seagoville police, two from Arlington police, and one from Mesquite police.

1 Friday
Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at Preston Forest Village nor one at Celebration Restaurant in the 4500 block of West Lovers Lane.

Before 4:34 p.m., a thief took property from the attached garage at a home in the 7000 block of Inwood Road.

Burglarized before 5:46 p.m.: a vehicle parked at Preston Center.

Stolen before 9:05 p.m.: a vehicle from a parking lot in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway.

2 Saturday
Police did not provide a reporting time for a theft at the Discount Tire on Inwood Road near Lemmon Avenue nor one at Lowe’s on Inwood Road near Forest Lane.

3 Sunday
Why is it unsafe to drive in the wee hours of the morning? Arrested at 3:16 a.m.: a woman, age not provided, accused of driving while intoxicated in the 12900 block of Preston Road. And arrested at 3:46 a.m.: a 31-year-old man accused of driving under the influence in the 5800 block of West Northwest Highway.

Taken before 10:24 a.m.: a vehicle from a home in the 5900 block of Azalea Lane.

Taken before 12:42 p.m.: a vehicle parked at NorthPark Center.

Stolen before 6:56 p.m.: property from a vehicle parked in front of a home in the 5500 block of West Amherst Avenue.

Arrested at 7:11 p.m.: a 52-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 4200 block of Bluffview Boulevard.

Reported at 10:19 p.m.: A 68-year-old woman kept receiving harassing phone calls at her home in the 5400 block of Glenwick Lane.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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