Park Cities Crime Reports Aug. 17-23

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A miscreant hit six windows of a home in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Court with rocks, breaking the windows at 3:50 a.m. Aug. 19.

HIGHLAND PARK

17 Monday

A tree fell and damaged a Lexus GX460 and an Acura parked near a curb, as well as two other trees, near the intersection of Lomo Alto Drive and Westway Avenue around 6:14 a.m.

Arrested at 4:15 p.m.: a 16 year old accused of unauthorized use of a vehicle and harboring a runaway child in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. 

18 Tuesday

An irresponsible motorist hit a Chevrolet Silverado overnight before 12:34 a.m. in the 4600 block of Westside Drive, shearing off most of the quarter panel, deflating the left rear tire, and sending debris onto the roadway.

A crook fraudulently used the information of a man in the 4300 block of Fairfax Avenue to receive unemployment benefits and open a checking account. The incident was reported at 3:19 p.m.

19 Wednesday

A car snatcher drove off in a Jeep Wrangler that was parked in the 4800 block of Drexel Drive at about 2 a.m.

A thief swiped a pair of prescription sunglasses from a table at Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village. The incident was reported at 3:15 p.m.

Overnight before 4:30 p.m., a scoundrel took an exterior AC unit from a home that was for sale in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue.

20 Thursday

A delinquent used the information of a man in the 4500 block of Belfort Place to try to file for unemployment benefits around 5 p.m.

Officers found two bicycles in the roadway in the 3500 block of Livingston Avenue as well as another bicycle in the 3400 block of Knox Street at 11:51 p.m.

21 Friday

A good neighbor found a pair of keys in the 3600 block of Crescent Avenue around noon. The keys were turned in to authorities. 

23 Sunday

A troublemaker refused to move her Volkswagen Beetle, which had been in a no parking zone behind Royal Blue Grocery in Highland Park Village or follow officers’ commands around 12:04 a.m. The suspect was given a trespass warning and left the scene.

Arrested at 3:30 a.m.: a 40-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance in the 4300 block of Westside Drive.

A burglar got into a Lexus GX parked in the 4500 block of Westway Avenue and snagged two pairs of shoes, as well as a pair of Gucci sunglasses. A burglar also got into a detached garage and took a child’s bicycle. The incidents were reported at 10:58 a.m.

Arrested at 1:17 p.m.: a 49 year old for a warrant in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

UNIVERSITY PARK

17 Monday

A criminal used the information of a man in the 3400 block of Bryn Mawr Drive to apply for a small business loan overnight before 12:37 p.m.

A ne’er do well took a child’s bicycle from a garage in the 8000 block of Tulane Boulevard. The incident was reported at 4:33 p.m.

18 Tuesday

A burglar broke into a home in the 3000 block of Milton Avenue and took a pair of Apple air pods, a TV, and $300 in cash between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.

A thief got into a garage in the 3000 block of Milton Avenue overnight before 11:25 a.m. and took $100 in cash and $80 in gift cards from a vehicle.

A rascal damaged a vehicle and door of a home in the 3300 block of Rosedale Avenue. The incident was reported at 1:22 p.m.

A worker took a trailer from the 3800 block of University Boulevard. The incident was reported at 1:51 p.m.

A swindler opened a Sprint account using the information of a woman in the 3400 block of Normandy Avenue. The incident was reported at 4:45 p.m.

19 Wednesday

Arrested: a19-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3300 block of Daniel Avenue. No time was given.

Arrested: a 20-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3400 block of Daniel Avenue. No time was given.

20  Thursday

A thief drove off in a Mercedes GLC from the 2700 block of Stanford Avenue overnight before 6:26 a.m.

A scoundrel got into a GMC Yukon in the 3800 block of Colgate Avenue and took a Perry Ellis piece, a debit card, $60 in cash, and a driver’s license between 9 and 10:50 p.m.

22 Saturday

A crook broke into a restaurant in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane around 4:42 a.m. and snagged a safe containing $600.

A burglar broke into a GMC Yukon in the 4200 block of Larchmont Avenue and took $200 worth of tools around 7 a.m.

A miscreant got into Chevrolet Cruz in the 6100 block of Hillcrest Avenue at 8:32 p.m. and took $300.

23 Sunday

Arrested: a 19-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane. No time was given. 

Arrested: a 35-year-old woman accused of assault in the 4400 block of Grassmere Lane. No time was given.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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