Park Cities Crime Reports Feb. 8-14

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PREVENTABLE PILEUP

A reckless driver passed, then hit two vehicles while traveling westbound on Mockingbird Lane at Golf Avenue around 8:22 p.m. Feb. 12, continued through the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road, and ran a red light, causing two other vehicles to wreck, and continued on toward the Dallas North Tollway without stopping to leave information.

HIGHLAND PARK

8 Monday

Arrested at 12:01 a.m.: An 18-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue

9 Tuesday

A reckless driver hit a Honda Civic parked in the 4500 block of Rheims Place overnight before 5 a.m. and left without providing information.

An intruder got into a company-issued Subaru Ascent in the 4500 block of Rheims Place, rifled through the console and glove box, and took a fuel card and a pair of Ralph Lauren sunglasses overnight before 8 a.m. 

A shoplifter made off with a $250 denim crop top from Alice + Olivia in Highland Park Village around 2:30 p.m. 

A fraudster used the information of a man from the 3200 block of Mockingbird Lane to withdraw $1,420 from a bank account, try to withdraw another $9,300, and buy an iPhone. The incident was reported at 8:17 p.m. 

10 Wednesday

A scammer took out a $1,000 loan from Speedy Cash using the information of a man from the  4300 block of Westside Drive. The incident was reported at 4:55 p.m.

12 Friday

Arrested at 1:50 a.m.: A 26-year-old for a warrant in the 5500 block of Preston Road.

A sneaky thief got into a work truck in the 3300 block of St. Johns Drive and snagged $890 worth of tools before leaving the scene around 11:30 a.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

8 Monday

An unwelcome guest got into a home in the 3400 block of Potomac Avenue. The incident was reported at midnight.

9 Tuesday 

A crook used the information of a man from the 3800 block of Caruth Boulevard. The incident was reported at 12:36 p.m.

A scoundrel pried open the door of a locked Mercedes S63 in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane and took two laptops between 6:45 and 7:30 p.m.

14 Sunday

Unwelcome Valentine’s Day find: A ne’er do well got into a Mercedes in the 8300 block of Preston Road and took a Michael Kors backpack and more overnight before 9:37 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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