Preston Hollow Crime Reports Aug. 23 – 29


A 60-year-old woman from the 6400 block of Stefani Drive followed these simple steps for getting her purse stolen overnight before 7:50 a.m. Aug. 25: 1) Leave the garage door open. 2) Leave the backdoor unlocked. 3) Leave the purse alone.

23 Monday

Incomplete online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft at NorthPark Center.

(READ: Dallas Police Respond To Armed Robbery Attempt At NorthPark)

Arrested at 12:51 p.m.: A person (age and gender not provided) who was accused of soliciting without a permit in the 4600 block of Allencrest Lane.

Reported at 4:40 p.m.: A theft at a 59-year-old man’s home in the 6200 block of Dykes Way.

24 Tuesday

Before 5:48 p.m., a prowler working the 5700 block of Stanford Avenue took contents from a 54-year-old Plano man’s vehicle.

25 Wednesday

Arrested at 4:09 a.m.: a 22-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 8500 block of Preston Road.

Overnight before 7:46 a.m., an intruder rummaged through a vehicle and snagged a purse from a 36-year-old woman’s home in the 6400 block of Prestonshire Lane.

Before 12:47 p.m., a robber tried to use a gun to take an 82-year-old man’s watch at NorthPark Center.

26 Thursday

Stolen overnight before 8:43 a.m.: property from a 54-year-old woman’s vacant house in the 6700 block of Orchid Lane.

Vandalized before 6:02 p.m.: a vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 8:10 p.m.: A charlatan used a 41-year-old Grand Prairie man’s credit card at Preston Forest Shopping Center.

27 Friday

A reckless and cowardly motorist fled on foot before 3:45 a.m. after a “minor” wreck in the 4800 block of LBJ Freeway.

Burglarized before 9:20 a.m.: a 28-year-old woman’s vehicle at an office in the 12000 block of Park Central Drive.

Reported at 9:27 a.m.: a UFO (better make that a UTO).  The unidentified thrown object damaged a 32-year-old woman vehicle in the 5300 block of West University Boulevard.

Before 1:34 p.m., a shoplifter took merchandise from Paper Affair Stationery in the 5700 block of West Lovers Lane.

Stolen before 4:43 p.m.: a 27-year-old Plano woman’s vehicle from the Preston Valley Shopping Center.

Reported at 8:31 p.m.: A charlatan used a 28-year-old Wichita Falls woman’s credit card at Preston Center on Aug. 26.

28 Saturday

Before 2:51 a.m., a vandal broke a 28-year-old man’s window in the 12000 block of Coit Road.

Stolen before 5:24 p.m.: a 19-year-old Mesquite man’s vehicle from the Lincoln Centre Dallas Hilton at LBJ Freeway and North Dallas Tollway.

29 Sunday

Overnight before 9:04 a.m., a vandal used an unidentified object to break a window at Take 5 Oil Change on Forest Lane near Central Expressway.

Arrested at 3:08 a.m.: a 51-year-old man accused of driving drunk with an invalid license in the 7800 block of Inwood Road.

Before 9:30 a.m., a burglar stole from SmokII Monkey at Forest Lane and White Rock Creek.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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