Preston Hollow Crime Reports Nov. 30 — Dec 6


Before 5:57 p.m. Dec. 3., an opportunistic naughty knave had no need for any Santa Claus magic to gift himself the unguarded items in an unlocked Hales Chimney & Fireplace of McKinney vehicle outside a home in the 4900 block of Forest Bend Road.

1 Tuesday

Online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft from a woman at her home in the 4600 block of Watauga Road.

Burglarized before 5:21 p.m.: a 27-year-old Mesquite man’s vehicle outside a home in the 5700 block of Orchid Lane.

2 Wednesday

The reporting time wasn’t provided for an assault on a Garland man working at the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop on Northwest Highway, near Lemmon Avenue.

3 Thursday

Before 8:08 a.m. outside a home in the 7100 block of Azalea Lane, a ne’er do well stole from Joe Cook Heating & Air Conditioning of Garland.

Before 12:20 p.m., a burglar stole from 29-year-old man’s storage unit in the 5800 block of LBJ Freeway.

A plumbing call before 2:21 p.m. turned out to be a saving grace for more than just a homeowner in the 4600 block of Allencrest Lane. A sneaky rogue snagged some easy loot from a van belonging to Saving Grace Plumbing of Rockwall.

4 Friday

Overnight before 7:59 a.m., a burglar damaged a 54-year-old man’s vehicle at a home in the 5800 block of Norway Road while stealing the contents.

Online records didn’t include a reporting time for theft at the Primrose School of Preston Hollow on Hillcrest Road and a home in the 4400 block of Bluffview Boulevard.

Before 10:57 a.m., a scoundrel damaged a 66-year-old woman’s vehicle while snatching its contents at a home in the 6700 block of Park Lane.

Stolen before 7:06 p.m.: a vehicle parked at NorthPark Center.

Arrested at 8:25 p.m.: a 53-year-old man accused of trespassing at the Tom Thumb on Inwood Road at West University Boulevard.

5 Saturday

Online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft from a Richardson man who was making a plumbing call at Preston Center.

Before 11:27 p.m., a 38-year-old man got bitten by his girlfriend’s dog at home in the 3900 block of West Northwest Highway.

6 Sunday

Arrested at 1:49 a.m.: a 29-year-old man accused of driving drunk in the 5100 block of Brookview Drive.

Arrested at 3:26 a.m. at the scene of a wreck in the 11000 block of Inwood Road: a 26-year-old man accused of driving drunk.

Lampoonably incomplete online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft in the 6900 block of Chevy Chase Avenue.

Nor was there a reporting time for an assault on a Balch Springs woman who works at Eatzi’s Market Bakery at Preston Royal Village. A day earlier two people found abandoned property in the parking lot there.

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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