Park Cities Crime Reports Feb. 15-21

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: POSH PURLOINER

A burglar didn’t have to work too hard to get into a Porsche parked in the 3600 block of Villanova Drive and take a backpack, a Microsoft Surface, a Lenovo tablet, a Montblanc pen, an iPad Air, and a checkbook between 6 and 9 p.m. Feb. 19. The vehicle was unlocked.

HIGHLAND PARK

16 Tuesday

An officer found a SwissTech in the bushes in front of the Highland Park Department of Public Safety lobby entrance in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive. The incident was reported at 12:06 p.m.

17 Wednesday

A careless driver rear-ended a Mercedes while it was stopped at a red light in the 5400 block of Hillcrest Avenue, went around the Mercedes, and continued north on Hillcrest before making a left turn and stopping around 10:30 a.m. The driver then got back in his vehicle and left again without providing information.

Another irresponsible driver hit a Mercedes GLE350 that was parked in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive, damaging the passenger side rear quarter panel and passenger side doors between 3 and 8 p.m. and left without leaving information. 

18 Thursday

A ne’er do well snagged a $2,500 dirt compactor from a construction site in the 4200 block of Belclaire Avenue. The incident was reported at 2:20 p.m.

20 Saturday

A porch pirate pilfered a package containing a lithium battery from a home in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue between 8 a.m. and noon.

How easy was it for a malefactor grabbed a $750 six-tool kit, four more DeWalt 20V batteries, a DeWalt cordless flashlight, a DeWalt cordless drill, an electrician’s tool belt with various tools, testers, and meters, a plumbing clamp, and a DeWalt cordless jig saw from a van parked in the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue between 3:30 and 4 p.m.? The van was unlocked.

21 Sunday

A shoplifter slipped out of the Escada store in Highland Park Village with a purse around 1:40 p.m.

A wrongdoer took a $3,500 Trek bicycle from a garage in the 3500 block of Potomac Avenue. The incident was reported at 5:31 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

15  Monday

Not the good kind of doughnut: A reckless driver was ‘doing doughnuts’ in a park in the 3000 block of Daniel Avenue at 1:03 p.m.

19 Friday

A fraudster forged a check belonging to a woman from the 3300 block of Amherst Street. The incident was reported at 7:14 p.m.

21 Sunday

Arrested: A 32-year-old woman accused of assault causing bodily injury in the 3800 block of Bryn Mawr Drive. 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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