Park Cities Crime Reports Jan. 4-9

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: CHRISTMAS CAME WITHOUT GIFTS

A grinch got into a home in the 3500 block of Gillon Avenue and took Christmas gifts including children’s toys and clothes, glass ornaments, a wallet with $700 in cash, and seven credit cards. The incident was reported at 2:51 p.m. Jan. 6.

HIGHLAND PARK

4 Monday

How easy was it for a rogue to get into a Lexus GX 460 parked in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue overnight before 8 a.m. and take a $200 wallet, $100 in cash, three debit cards, three credit cards, and an Adderall prescription bottle.

A ne’er do well got into a Lexus 350 parked in the 4600 block of Southern Avenue overnight before 10 a.m. and rummaged through it.

6 Wednesday

Villains got into a Subaru Ascent and Toyota Sequoia parked in the 4000 block of Gillon Avenue overnight before 8 a.m. and took an insurance card, vehicle registration paperwork with the sticker from one, and rummaged through the other.

7 Thursday

A shoplifter snagged a $990 handbag from the Christian Louboutin store in Highland Park Village, hid it in another purse, and left without paying for it. The incident was reported at 10:33 a.m.

8 Friday

An unwelcome guest rummaged through a Subaru Impreza parked in the 4200 block of Fairfax Avenue, leaving things scattered. The incident was reported at 9 a.m.

9 Saturday

A good neighbor turned in a debit card found in the 3400 block of Cornell Avenue at 9:52 a.m.

A group of malefactors took a $3,700 handbag from the Chanel store in Highland Park Village and left the store. The incident was reported at 10:01 a.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

4 Monday

Don’t forget to lock your car: A burglar got into a Range Rover parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road and pilfered a MacBook pro laptop, a $600 wallet, a debit card, and four credit cards between 6:45 and 8 p.m.

7 Thursday 

A scoundrel got into a home in the 3800 block of Greenbrier Drive and snagged $80, a $500 purse, a Target card, a Nordstrom card, and various credit/debit cards at 10 a.m.

A fraudster used the information of a woman from the 3500 block of Caruth Boulevard overnight before 10:18 a.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 rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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