Park Cities Crime Reports May 17-23

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

How easy was it for a burglar to get into a Toyota 4Runner parked in the 3500 block of Dartmouth Avenue, take a garage door opener, then a pistol from a Mercedes that was parked in the garage before 11 a.m. May 19? The 4Runner was left unlocked.

HIGHLAND PARK

17 Monday

A careless driver hit a light pole at the intersection of Armstrong Parkway and Mockingbird Lane around 4:45 a.m.

Lock your bikes: A scoundrel took a Cannondale bicycle from Bradfield Elementary School in the 4300 block of Southern Avenue. The incident was reported at 4:55 p.m.

18 Tuesday

Arrested at 4:20 a.m.: A 23-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated at Maplewood Avenue and Drexel Drive

A swindler scammed a woman from the 4500 block of Westway Avenue out of a total of $1,573 via Venmo transactions and another $1,000 from an online wire transfer. The incident was reported at 3:57 p.m.

19 Wednesday

An intruder got into a home in the 4400 block of Lomo Alto Drive, damaging dry wall, and took 30 pieces of silverware, a $5,000 Rolex watch, a $4,000 Rolex, a $4,000 Vacheron Constantin watch, and a box. The incident was reported at 8:51 a.m.

A ruffian shattered the passenger side window of a Toyota Tundra parked in the 4300 block of Lomo Alto Drive at 11:25 a.m., but didn’t appear to take anything.

A swindler used the credit card information of a woman from the 4300 block of Armstrong Parkway to buy an Apple watch and more totaling $572.64 from Apple between 9:46 a.m. and 1:51 p.m. 

An intruder went into a home in the 3400 block of Princeton Avenue and snatched two purses. The incident was reported at 5:49 p.m.

20 Thursday

Arrested at 4 a.m.: a 20-year-old man for warrants in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue.

21 Friday

An irresponsible driver hit a Cadillac Escalade in the 3800 block of Mockingbird Lane and initially stopped before fleeing the scene at 3:43 p.m.

22 Saturday

A good neighbor found a check in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue at 6:38 p.m. and informed authorities. 

23 Sunday 

Not even for a few minutes: A pair of thieves grabbed a $100 cooler bag, a T-shirt, and a Lulu Lemon tennis skirt from the back of a Porsche Cayenne in the 4500 block of Southern Avenue while the owner went to get more things to pack around 6:30 a.m. 

A ne’er do well took 17 sheets of plywood from a yard in the 4400 block of Highland Drive at 3:07 a.m. 

UNIVERSITY PARK

17 Monday

A burglar pilfered various household goods from a home in the 6900 block of Baltimore Drive at 7:03 a.m.

A crook made off in a Cadillac SUV from the 6700 block of Snider Plaza overnight before 8:20 a.m.

A thief nabbed a catalytic converter from a Honda Odyssey in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue between 7:25 a.m. and 3:35 p.m.

Arrested at 8 p.m.: a 51-year-old man for a warrant in the 5800 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

18 Tuesday

Arrested at 2:45 a.m.: a 32-year-old man accused of evading arrest in the 5900 block of Luther Lane.

A runner fled from police during a traffic stop in the 5900 block of Luther Lane at 2:45 a.m.

19 Wednesday

Arrested at 4:30 a.m.: a 45-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Avenue

Arrested at 11:18 a.m.: a 37-year-old man for a warrant in the 3800 block of University Boulevard.

22 Saturday

A vandal damaged Hyer Elementary property in the 3900 block of Caruth Boulevard at 10:20 a.m.

A burglar snatched a purse, $50, sports equipment, and more from a Dodge Charger in the 3400 block of Wentwood Drive between 9 a.m. and 11:44 a.m. 

23 Sunday

A crook drove off in a Ford F150 from the 3400 block of Rosedale Avenue around 2:30 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

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