Park Cities Crime Reports May 10-15

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: BICYCLE BANDITS

An intruder swiped a BMC Teammachine bicycle from a garage in the 4400 block of Mockingbird Parkway at 7:33 p.m. May 14. Later that day, between 6 and 8 p.m., a Trek bicycle was also taken from the 6000 block of Preston Road.

HIGHLAND PARK

12 Wednesday

Blown away: A stealer took an Echo leaf blower from the bed of a Chevrolet Colorado in the 4200 block of  Edmondson Avenue between 5:15 and 5:33 p.m.

13 Thursday

A malefactor snatched a pallet of plywood roof decking from a yard in the 4600 block of S. Versailles Avenue overnight before 6:50 a.m.

A good neighbor reported an Electra Cruiser bicycle on the sidewalk in the 4400 block of Highland Drive between 2:48 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

14 Friday

Another good neighbor found $350 near Auburndale Avenue and Potomac Avenue around 11:45 a.m. and turned it in to authorities. 

A shoplifter grabbed five purses from the Tory Burch store in Highland Park Village, ran out the front door, got in a car, and left between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m.

Arrested at 9:25 p.m.: A 39-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated at Mockingbird Lane and Hillcrest Avenue.

15 Saturday

A thief made off with a Schwinn Diamondback bicycle from the 3500 block of Normandy Avenue. The incident was reported at 9:34 a.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

11 Tuesday

A burglar got into a Ford F150 in the 4000 block of Centenary Drive and took a firearm, a pair of AirPods, and a charger at 10:33 a.m.

A ne’er do well took a Flash electric bicycle from the 4300 block of Windsor Parkway at 4:18 p.m.

12 Wednesday

A swindler took $470 from the European Wax Center in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane. The incident was reported at 10:46 a.m.

A scammer used the information of a man from the 4400 block of Stanford Avenue to make purchases on stolen credit cards between 11 and 11:30 a.m.

13 Thursday

A malefactor made off with a bicycle from outside the YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road between 4 and 6 p.m.

14 Friday

A crook drove off in a Range Rover from the 3400 block of Amherst Street at 12:48 p.m.

15 Saturday

Another crook made off with a bicycle from the 3300 block of Marquette Street between 11 a.m. and noon.

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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