Park Cities Crime Reports May 24-30

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.

HIGHLAND PARK

24 Monday

Arrested at 2 p.m.: a 27 year old accused of public intoxication in the 4300 block of Mockingbird Lane.

25 Tuesday

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.

26 Wednesday

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.   

29 Saturday

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.

30 Sunday

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.

UNIVERSITY PARK

24 Monday

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.

25 Tuesday

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.

27 Thursday

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.

28 Friday

A harasser tried to forcibly kiss a woman in the 2800 block of Westminster Avenue at 3 p.m.

29 Saturday

A crook took an Electra bicycle from the 3500 block of Westminster Avenue at 5:16 p.m.

30 Sunday

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.

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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