FINALLY! Preston Hollow Crime Reports for Oct. 4 – 10


UPDATE: Each week we visit and search the Offensive Incident Records for news to inform and entertain you. But Wednesday and continuing through Thursday, searches resulted only in a disappointing message: Error performing search. But don’t fret. The Dallas Police Department was aware of the situation and reports become searchable again on Friday morning.


Beans, Beans, they’re good for your heart, but homeowners in the 6100 block of Royalton Drive reported on NextDoor that they weren’t so good for their art. Someone poured two large cans of baked beans on their cherubim statues on Oct. 9.

4 Monday

Incomplete online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft from one of the restaurants at the Summer Tree shopping center on Inwood Road near Willow Lane.

At 11:03 a.m., a man (age not provided) fell off his bicycle in the 6500 block of Stichter Avenue and was injured.

Jesus taught that if someone wants to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. Never mind. The person who took contents from a woman’s vehicle before 2:48 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Devonshire Drive did so “without consent.”

A prowler checking out a construction site in the 4800 block of Hallmark Drive took stuff from a man’s vehicle before 2:02 p.m.

Before 6:56 p.m., a “suspicious person” at Dougherty’s Pharmacy in the Preston Valley Shopping Center tried to pay with what appeared to be a fake $100 bill.

5 Tuesday

Incomplete online records didn’t include reporting times for thefts from homes in the 6400 block of Del Norte Lane and the 7000 block of Desco Drive.

Before 12:01 p.m., a thief nabbed stuff from a home in the 5200 block of Deloache Avenue.

Burglarized before 11:19 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

6 Wednesday

A man got shoved before 1:33 p.m., during an argument at the Inwood Professional Building at Inwood Road and Locksley Avenue.

A man left his vehicle unlocked at NorthPark Center and an opportunistic thief removed contents before 4:27 p.m.

Reported at 5:42 p.m.: a Oct. 5 theft at Preston Forest Square.

Reported at 6:43 p.m.: A busy burglar on Oct. 4 stole from vehicles at a man’s home in the 5000 block of West Hanover Avenue.

What’s the hurry? Officers were dispatched at 11:56 p.m. to investigate an Oct. 4 theft at The Hockaday School at Forest Lane and Welch Road.

7 Thursday

Taken before 12:25 a.m.: a man’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.

Stolen before 9:54 a.m.: contents from a woman’s Jeep at a home in the 6500 block of Mimosa Lane.

Incomplete online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft from Lovers Seafood & Market at Inwood Road and Lovers Lane.

A reckless jerk of a motorist wrecked into a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center and fled before 7:32 p.m. without leaving information.

Burglarized before 10:11 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

8 Friday

Incomplete online records didn’t include reporting times for a thefts at NorthPark Center.

Before 3:42 p.m., an armed robber forced entry into a man’s vehicle outside a home in the 5200 block of Caladium Drive.

Reported at 4:11 p.m.: an Oct. 7 vehicle burglary at NorthPark Center.

9 Saturday

Burglarized before 3:10 a.m.: a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Overnight before 9:30 a.m., a man cut a lock to steal propone tanks from Tom Thumb at Inwood Road and West University Boulevard.

Reported at 10:38 a.m.: A charlatan used the credit and debit cards of a man from the 6500 block of Turner Way.

Burglarized before 5:29 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at a construction site in the 4200 block of Merrell Road.

10 Sunday

Reported at 11:53 a.m.: a grounded vehicle. Thieves took the wheels and tires (wouldn’t want to leave those) from a woman’s vehicle outside her home in the 8600 block of Thackery Street.

Did the woman from the 5300 block of Montrose Drive whose vehicle went missing on Oct. 9 wait until 3:36 p.m. the next day to report it out of embarrassment for having left the keys inside?

Reported at 5:49 p.m.: A man was attacked at NorthPark Center.

Before 5:55 p.m., a thief stole contents from a man’s vehicle at a home in the 6800 block of Northport Drive.

Before 7:03 p.m., a clever burglar managed to enter the trunk of a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center without doing damage.

Stolen before 10:43 p.m.: the catalytic converter from a woman’s vehicle at Preston Valley Shopping Center.

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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