Preston Hollow Crime Reports March 16 – 22

Perhaps due to fear of COVID-19 spreading or Macy’s growing reputation for catching shoplifters before they get beyond the door, criminal types seemed to have avoided NorthPark Center in the days leading up to its coronavirus closure at 5 p.m. March 20 (A few restaurants remain open to provide take out.). We can’t remember the last week we didn’t have at least a theft or vehicle burglary report at the mall, but a March 23 search of for March 16 to 22 turned up no incidents.

16 Monday
At 9:30 a.m., officers found in the 3900 block of Inwood Road an abandoned vehicle, stripped, and likely freshly stolen.

Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft from a home in the 4400 block of Taos Road.

Stolen before 10:03 p.m.: a vehicle from a home in the 4900 block of Stanford Avenue.

18 Wednesday
Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Inwood Road near Forest Lane.

19 Thursday
A pistol-wielding robber took cash before 12:11 a.m. from the 7-Eleven at Preston Forest Square.

Arrested at 12:56 a.m. in the 9900 block of Lakeway Court: a 25-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance and the March 17 theft of a vehicle belonging to a 52-year-old woman from the 10100 block of Crestover Circle.

Before 9:43 a.m., a burglar took the contents of a 27-year-old man’s vehicle at apartments in the 3900 block of West Northwest Highway. A 23-year-old woman’s vehicle also was burglarized there before 5:23 p.m.

20 Friday
An unwelcome visitor to the Green Oaks Hospital in the 7800 block of Clodus Fields Drive received a criminal trespassing warning at 12:30 a.m.

A vehicle reported stolen in Lewisville was recovered before 10:16 a.m. at apartments in the 5600 block of Harvest Hill Road.

Before 4:24 p.m., a purse snatcher at the Market at Preston Forest made off with an 82-year-old woman’s handbag.

21 Saturday
In the hour before 11:26 p.m., an unwelcome caller telephoned a 37-year-old woman in the 6300 block of Diamond Head Circle 23 to 30 times.

22 Sunday
Before 8:32 p.m., a maniac motorist in the 6800 block of Churchill Way ran a 32-year-old McAllen woman and a 20-year-old Dallas woman off the road.

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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