Park Cities Crime Reports April 19-25

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: UNINVITED HOUSE GUEST

An uninvited visitor was given a trespass warning from a home in the 4000 block of Euclid Avenue at 10:33 a.m. April 20.

HIGHLAND PARK

19 Monday

An intruder broke into a GMC Sierra parked in the 3400 block of Knox Street overnight before 7 a.m., left the steering column damaged, and took an iPhone charger, a charging adapter, and a dash magnet.

A sneaky stealer snagged a Stihl chainsaw left in the front of a home in the 4500 block of Belclaire Avenue around 10:35 a.m.

Arrested at 8:49 p.m. after a wreck involving damage to a vehicle: a 37-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated in the 5000 block of Airline Drive.

20 Tuesday

A swindler used the information of a man from the 3500 block of Lindenwood Avenue to try to file an unemployment claim. The incident was reported at 12:34 p.m.

22 Thursday

A careless rogue knocked a stop sign over at the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Dartmouth Avenue at 7:22 a.m. 

A scoundrel broke into a Cadillac Escalade parked in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue via the driver’s side window overnight before 8:30 a.m. and took a pistol, a pair of Versace sunglasses, and a backpack containing various clothes and shoes.

A shoplifter snagged a pair of handbags from the Jimmy Choo store in Highland Park Village and fled the scene in a Kia Soul parked outside the store at 10:45 a.m. 

A reckless driver bumped into a Jeep Cherokee parked at the Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive at 1:52 p.m. and fled the scene without leaving information.

Another irresponsible driver crashed into an Infiniti G35 in the 3700 block of Euclid Avenue at 9:12 p.m. and left the scene without leaving any information.

A ne’er do well drove off in a Chevrolet Silverado left in the north parking lot of Highland Park Village in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane between 4:05 and 11:30 p.m.

23 Friday

A jewelry thief pilfered three gold rings from an apartment in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The incident was reported at 4:04 p.m.

24 Saturday

Another thoughtless driver rear ended a Land Rover at the intersection of Preston Road and Mockingbird Lane at 7:49 a.m., but left the scene before providing information. 

25 Sunday

A miscreant made off in a Ford F-150 King Ranch truck that was parked in the 4600 block of Edmondson Avenue overnight before 6:45 a.m. 

A rash driver hit a Mercedes Benz parked in Highland Park Village at 4:16 p.m. and continued driving away without leaving information.

Arrested at 5:44 p.m.: a 24-year-old woman for a warrant in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

UNIVERSITY PARK

20 Tuesday

A scammer opened an account using the information of a man from the 3500 block of University Boulevard. The incident was reported at 8:13 p.m.

A crook took a bicycle from a driveway in the 3400 block of Daniel Avenue between 3 and 7 p.m.

24 Saturday

A troublemaker kicked a Kia Forte in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane at 12:22 p.m.

A porch pirate pilfered three packages from a home in the 2800 block of Dyer Street between 4:45 p.m. and and 5:30 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

2 thoughts on “Park Cities Crime Reports April 19-25

  • April 29, 2021 at 8:55 am
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    We are frequent readers of the Preston Hollow People. We enjoy the neighborhood focus; however, the Crime Reports section needs re-vamping. In a failed effort to make the column entertaining, the writing style leans toward bad jokes and, at times, seems like it is, unintentionally, mocking the seriousness of the crime events being reported. Certainly, the victims are not laughing. Please reconsider adding a more serious tone and perhaps styling it in a full-page chart format that focuses on the facts of W, W, W, W, and the elusive ‘why’ if able. More material could be reported for the benefit of the readers. Surely there is plenty of criminal activity that needs the public’s attention for their awareness and safety. Thanks.

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