SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: CAN’T TRUST EVERYONE YOU MEET ONLINE
A scammer apparently used a fake digital payment application and failed to send $875 to the seller of a Playstation 5 with an extra controller and video game that he’d agreed online to buy in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive at 4:50 p.m. May 24.
Arrested at 2 p.m.: a 27 year old accused of public intoxication in the 4300 block of Mockingbird Lane.
Arrested at 3:45 a.m.: a 39-year-old man accused of tampering with or fabricating evidence in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.
A careless driver hit a GMC Sierra parked in front of the Chanel store in Highland Park Village at 12:05 p.m. and left without providing information.
A stealer got into the back of a home in the 4200 block of Livingston Avenue around 2:40 p.m. and made off with two Electra Townie bicycles.
A burglar took a garage door opener from a vehicle in the 3300 block of St. Johns Drive, then swiped three Kobalt lithium batteries, two Kobalt lithium battery chargers, and a Kobalt leaf blower, a Kobalt weed eater, and a Ryobi battery and charger. The incident was reported at 9:18 a.m.
A crook took a catalytic converter from a Lexus RX in the 4300 block of Macarthur Avenue. The incident was reported at 10:06 a.m.
A ruffian shattered the back windshield of a Nissan Altima in the 4300 block of Arcady Avenue between 9 and 11 a.m.
Arrested at 4:48 a.m.: A 27 year old accused of possession of a controlled substance and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information at Armstrong Parkway and Bordeaux Avenue.
Arrested at 5:30 a.m.: A 35 year old accused of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information at Armstrong Parkway and Belfort Place.
A ne’er do well drove off in a Volvo XC90 that was parked in the 3600 block of Shenandoah Avenue overnight before 7 a.m.
Arrested at 4:43 p.m.: A 23 year old accused of driving while intoxicated in the 5500 block of Preston Road.
A thief got into a Chevrolet Camaro in the 4600 block of Lorraine Avenue overnight before 8:54 a.m.
An unwelcome intruder damaged a fence in the 3100 block of Westminster Avenue and took a children’s motorcycle around 12:19 p.m.
Arrested: a 43-year-old woman for a warrant in the 3800 block of University Boulevard. No time was given.
A trespasser returned to the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane at 3:05 p.m.
Arrested: a 34-year-old woman accused of trespassing from the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane. No time was given.
A scoundrel got into a Lexus RX350 in the 2800 block of Fondren Drive and took various items overnight before 7:17 a.m.
A burglar got into a GMC pickup and a Chevrolet Silverado in the 3600 block of Greenbrier Drive and snagged two firearms before 11 a.m.
A ne’er do well took the catalytic converter from a RAV4 in the 6900 block of Preston Road between 9 and 11 a.m.
A harasser tried to forcibly kiss a woman in the 2800 block of Westminster Avenue at 3 p.m.
A crook took an Electra bicycle from the 3500 block of Westminster Avenue at 5:16 p.m.
A burglar made off with a Chevrolet Malibu from the 3500 block of Southwestern Boulevard between 6:01 a.m. and 10:17 a.m. A burglar also drove off in a BMW X3 from the 7500 block of Tulane Boulevard before 11:51 a.m.
A malefactor swiped a Trek bicycle from the 3500 block of Lovers Lane between noon and 5:20 p.m.
A wrongdoer took a BMW X5 from in front of a home in the 3500 block of Southwestern Boulevard before noon.