Park Cities Crime Reports March 1-7

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: STYLISH SHOPLIFTER

A sneaky shoplifter hid a $990 leather men’s bag in his pants and left the Christian Louboutin store in Highland Park Village. The incident was reported at 2:23 p.m. March 4. 

HIGHLAND PARK

3 Wednesday

A stealthy thief pinched a debit card and driver’s license from a woman’s purse while she waited to get a table at Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village. The incident was reported at 1:36 p.m.

Arrested at 5:45 p.m.: a 29-year-old man accused of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 4100 block of University Boulevard.

4 Thursday

A thief grabbed a backpack  containing a Smith & Wesson revolver, prescription medications, and a notebook from a GMC Yukon parked in the 3200 block of Drexel Drive overnight before 7 a.m.

A smash-and-grab burglary around 1:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of Macarthur Avenue left a man without a gym bag containing a passport, tennis shoes, and shorts.

5 Friday

A careless driver scraped the rear bumper of a Porsche that was parked in the main parking lot at Highland Park Village while pulling into a parking space around 5:30 p.m.

6 Saturday 

Arrested at 1:39 a.m.: A 32-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated at Mockingbird Lane and Fairfield Avenue.

7 Sunday

A ne’er do well swiped a briefcase containing a Mont Blanc pen, a MacBook Pro, $400, and a passport from a GMC Yukon parked in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue before noon. 

A reckless driver rear-ended a Toyota Camry that was stopped at a red light in the 4400 block of Preston Road and drove off away from the scene without leaving information around 7:30 p.m. 

UNIVERSITY PARK

1 Monday

A villain drove off in a GMC Yukon from the 3500 block of Rosedale Avenue around 7:15 a.m.

A fraudster used the information of a couple from the 3300 block of Colgate Avenue to apply for a COVID-19 relief payment. The incident was reported at 8:48 a.m.

A burglar didn’t have to work too hard to get into a Nissan Rogue parked in the 3300 block of Northwest Parkway. Police say the vehicle was open with the keys inside. The incident was reported at 8:58 a.m.

A swindler used the information of a man from the 3400 block of Bryn Mawr Drive to apply for unemployment benefits. The incident was reported at 9:52 a.m. 

2 Tuesday

An intruder took a laptop from a home in the 3300 block of Centenary Drive overnight before 9 a.m.

An unwelcome guest got into the backyard of a home in the 4000 block of University Boulevard and made off with some pool equipment between 3 and 5 p.m.

5 Friday

Arrested at 7:41 a.m.: a 25-year-old man accused of resisting arrest in the 3800 block of University Boulevard.

A scammer used the information of a man from the 3100 block of Westminster Avenue to file for unemployment benefits at 8:30 a.m.

A crook got into a Mercedes parked in the 8300 block of Preston Center Plaza and took a MacBook, a pair of AirPods, a Goyard briefcase, a pair of Persol sunglasses, and more between 6:45 and 8:17 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 rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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