Park Cities Crime Reports Oct. 25-31


A porch pirate pilfered packages from a home in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive that contained glass Christmas ornaments and nail polish at 2:09 p.m. Oct. 31, but the boxes were later found opened near the intersection of Beverly and St. Johns and returned.


25 Monday

Reported at 8:05 a.m.: An intruder got into a construction site in the 4600 block of Westside Drive and took 30 feet of copper tubing, 30 feet of copper wiring, and an air conditioner unit. 

Reported at 8:09 a.m.: A thief took taillights from a Ford F150 parked in the 3200 block of St. Johns Drive.

26 Tuesday

Arrested at 1:51 a.m.: a 14-year-old accused of possession of drug paraphernalia and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle in the 3400 block of Knox Street.

A fraudster used an account belonging to a man from the 4200 block of Bordeaux Avenue to make a hotel reservation before 8:46 a.m.

Reported at 10:39 a.m.: a swindler used the information of a woman from the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue to open a bank account.

27 Wednesday 

A thief took a tailgate and taillights from a Ford F250 in the 4500 block of Belfort Place before 5:30 a.m.

Reported at 4:58 p.m.: A sneaky scoundrel took a $1,090 pair of sunglasses and a pair of $475 Gucci sunglasses from a Chrysler parked in front of Deno’s in Highland Park Village while its owner was in the store.

28 Thursday

Arrested at 2:34 a.m.: a 24-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated in the 6000 block of Preston Road.

Easy pickings: a thief took an iPad left at Park House in Highland Park Village between 6 and 9 p.m.

29 Friday

A rogue broke a window of an Infiniti FX35 parked in the parking lot of Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive around 4:45 p.m. and took $1,400 from inside.

Arrested at 5:30 p.m.: a 19-year-old man for a warrant at Mockingbird Lane and Douglas Avenue.

30 Saturday

A careless driver hit a Honda Pilot parked in the north lot of Highland Park Village and left without providing information before 5:15 p.m.

A rude guest took an iPhone from a home in the 3400 block of Dartmouth Avenue between 9 and 10:20 p.m.

31 Sunday

Arrested at 2:57 a.m.: a 24-year-old woman for a warrant in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

Arrested at 3:17 a.m.: a 31-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in Highland Park Village.

A good neighbor found an abandoned wheelchair in the 5500 block of Fairfield Avenue at 9:22 a.m. and informed police.

Another good neighbor told police about a backpack left in the 4300 block of Bordeaux Avenue at 1:06 p.m. that contained tennis balls, a headband, towel, and measuring tape.


25 Monday

A crook took the taillights from a Ford Raptor in the 3800 block of Wentwood Drive before 7:45 a.m. Another took taillights from a Ford F150 in the 3900 block of Amherst Street before 9:55 a.m. Still another swiped taillights from an F150 in the 3400 block of Potomac Avenue before 10:30 a.m. Another set of taillights were taken from a Ford F250 in the 3500 block of Marquette Street at 5:52 p.m.

Arrested at 7:05 p.m.: a 32-year-old man accused of assault in the 8400 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

27 Wednesday

A burglar got into a home in the 3100 block of Purdue Street and took various items before 7 a.m.

An intruder got into a home in the 3400 block of Hanover Street and a $1,000 Chanel purse, credit cards, $350, and more before 10:11 a.m.

A pickpocket took a wallet from a man’s pocket while he was outside the YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road at 7:25 p.m.

28 Thursday

Arrested at 8:14 a.m.: a 54-year-old woman for a warrant in the 8300 block of Preston Road.

30 Saturday

A ne’er do well took taillights off a Ford F150 in the 3800 block of Hanover Street overnight before 6 a.m. Another took the taillights off a Ford F150 in the 4400 block of Amherst Street 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

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