Park Cities Crime Report Oct. 11-17

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PRE-HALLOWEEN TRICK

A thieving trickster took four Halloween-themed inflatables — a grim reaper, dragon, crown, and clown in an ice cream truck — from a yard in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive before 8:14 a.m. Oct. 13. 

HIGHLAND PARK

12 Tuesday

A careless driver sideswiped a Lexus RX5 while trying to merge in the 4600 block of Mockingbird Lane around noon, and continued on without stopping to exchange information.

Reported at 2:37 p.m.: A fraudster altered a check from a man in the 4300 block of Livingston Avenue and tried to cash it at a bank in Chicago. 

Arrested at 3:40 p.m.: a 24 year old accused of driving with expired registration, not noting an address change, speeding in a school zone, and warrants in the 5400 block of Douglas Avenue.

13 Wednesday

An intruder broke into a home in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive and took two wet saws and a DeWalt sliding compound mitre saw overnight before 7 a.m.

A scoundrel took a pair of tail lamps from a Ford F150 pickup in the 4400 block of Edmondson Avenue and cracked the front windshield in the process before 7:44 a.m.

A thief took the taillights off a Ford F150 in the 4400 block of Edmondson Avenue before 7:56 a.m.

A ne’er do well swiped a pair of tail lamps from a Ford F150 in the 4300 block of Beverly Drive without permission before 8:30 a.m. Always ask permission.

15 Friday

Arrested at 1:12 a.m.: a 39 year old accused of possession of a controlled substance, failure to identify, intentionally giving false information, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, evading arrest, and a warrant in the 4400 block of Mockingbird Lane.

Arrested at 1:30 a.m.: a 39 year old accused of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 4400 block of Mockingbird Lane.

Reported at 5:56 p.m.: A bandit burgled a bicycle from a garage in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue

16 Saturday

How easy was it for a crook to take a Jeep Wrangler from the 4400 block of Southern Avenue at 5:55 a.m.? It was unlocked with the key fob inside.

A sneaky thief took a pair of jeans left to dry in a laundry room in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue before 11 a.m. 

17 Sunday

Arrested at 4:45 a.m.: a 37-year-old woman for a warrant in the 5400 block of Sewanee Avenue.

An officer found an abandoned suitcase containing a backpack and an amplifier in a parking lot in the 4300 block of MacArthur Avenue around 3:25 p.m.

Reported at 3:55 p.m.: A thief pilfered a MacBook Air from a Mazda parked in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue

UNIVERSITY PARK

11 Monday

Reported at 10:25 a.m.: A burglar snagged a handgun from a vehicle in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway.

12 Tuesday

Arrested at 3:57 a.m.: a 38-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 4100 block of McFarlin Boulevard.

13 Wednesday

Taillight thief: another set of taillights was taken from a Ford F250 in the 3700 block of Stanford Avenue at 4:36 a.m.

Reported at 6:28 a.m.: An intruder got into a GMC Denali in the 4200 block of Greenbrier Drive and took a firearm. 

A villain took taillights and a tailgate from a Ford F150 in the 3200 block of Stanford Avenue overnight before 7:45 a.m.

Reported at 8:12 a.m.: A purse pilferer got into a home in the 4200 block of Southwestern Boulevard and took two high-end ones. 

Reported at 3:22 p.m.: A scammer got credit card information belonging to a man from the 3900 block of Amherst Street and bought things online. 

16 Saturday

A ne’er-do-well took a firearm from a home in the 3600 block of Hanover Street at 3 a.m. 

A trespasser went to a home in the 4400 block of Amherst Street at 3:36 a.m. 

Arrested at 2:50 p.m.: a 32-year-old man for warrants in the 7000 block of Turtle Creek Lane

17 Sunday

Reported at 1:16 p.m.: A rogue damaged the windshield of a Nissan Rogue in the 3500 block of Westminster Avenue.

Reported at 7:35 p.m.: A thief took a Lincoln Navigator from the 6400 block of North Central Expressway

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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