Park Cities Crime Reports Nov. 9-15


An irresponsible motorist hit a parked Toyota FJ Cruiser in the 5500 block of Douglas Avenue at 7:53 p.m. Nov. 11 while reaching for a ringing phone, pushing the Toyota onto the curb and sidewalk and causing it to roll over a parking sign.


9 Monday

A fraudster purporting to be an Amazon employee trying to verify a purchase got a man from the 3500 block of Lindenwood Avenue to get a $500 Target gift card between 8 and 12:30 p.m. and provide the code on the back.

An irresponsible motorist hit a carport cover in the 4300 block of Westside Drive at 11:35 a.m. and drove off without leaving information. 

10 Tuesday

A swindler bought 14 items using the credit card information of a woman from the 3800 block of Maplewood Avenue. The incident was reported at 9:33 a.m.

11 Wednesday

A good neighbor found a small drone in a yard in the 4400 block of Beverly Drive, and later a gold hoop earring on Overhill, around 11:17 p.m. and turned them in to authorities. 

13 Friday

Arrested at 2 a.m.: a 37 year old accused of driving while intoxicated in the 6500 block of Greenway Boulevard.

An irresponsible driver jumped a curb trying to turn in to Highland Park Village around 9 a.m., hit a decorative sign, and stopped against a tree 

14 Saturday

How easy was it for a thief to swipe a bicycle from a home in the 5000 block of Airline Road overnight before noon? The gate was unlocked.

15 Sunday

Arrested at 5:01 a.m.: a 20-year-old man for a warrant in the 4600 block of Mockingbird Lane.


11 Wednesday

A burglar got into an unlocked SUV parked in the 3200 block of Bryn Mawr Drive overnight before 7:20 a.m. and took recreation equipment and $40 in tools. 

12 Thursday 

A crook stole the information of a man in the 3500 block of Rosedale Avenue and used it. The incident was reported at 1:30 p.m. 

14 Saturday 

A scoundrel broke a window of a Range Rover in the 8400 block of Hillcrest Avenue between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

A ne’er do well got into a Nissan Armada in the 8400 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard and took various items between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

15  Sunday

A rogue broke into a Jeep Renegade in the 8300 block of Preston Center Plaza between noon and 1:20 p.m.

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

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