Preston Hollow Crime Reports Nov. 1 – 7


Reported at 1:25 p.m. Nov. 1: Inconsiderate parking disrupts business. A trucker “abandoned” an 18-wheeler in the fire lane in the 7900 block of Menier Street beside Advance ER.

1 Monday

After a business alarm went off for apartments in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue at 8:19 p.m., officers issued a criminal trespassing warning to the unwelcome person found there.

Stolen before 1:23 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 1:36 p.m.: the sound of silence. A thief snatched a leaf blower from the yard in the 4800 block of Ridgeside Drive.

Arrested at 4:04 p.m.: a 24-year-old woman accused of shoplifting a watch from a store at NorthPark Center.

Taken before 8:13 p.m.: a man’s vehicle the parking lot at Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Inwood Road near Forest Lane.

2 Tuesday

Burglarized before 11:51 a.m.: a woman’s locked vehicle at NorthPark Center.

3 Wednesday

Reported at 2:47 p.m.: A would-be car thief on Nov. 2 damaged the ignition switch on a woman’s vehicle at a home in the 5600 block of Del Roy Drive.

4 Thursday

Stolen before 8:16 a.m., a man’s vehicle and tools from a home in the 7200 block of Lakehurst Avenue.

Reported at 1:32 p.m.: A burglar stole the seats from a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Before 3:47 p.m., suspicious persons trespassed at a home construction site in the 4300 block of Shady Bend Drive.

Taken before 8:02 p.m.: a vehicle from NorthPark Center.

5 Friday

One or more vandals broke windows at Preston Center. The first incident prompted an alarm to sound at 4:37 a.m. The second, involving a financial institution, occurred before 6:55 a.m.

Burglarized but not damaged before 8:23 a.m.: a man’s vehicle at a home in the 5400 block of Druid Lane.

Stolen overnight before 11:22 a.m.: a man’s pickup truck at a home in the 9700 block of Tulane Street.

Burglarized overnight before 12:42 p.m.: a man’s locked vehicle at a home in the 10400 block of Shadow Bend Drive.

Reported at 7:02 p.m.: A thief on Nov. 2 took the front license plate off a vehicle parked at W. T. White High School on Ridgeside Drive.

6 Saturday

Before 1:57 a.m., a burglar shattered a window to steal from a vehicle at Preston Valley Shopping Center.

Reported at 11:12 a.m., the Nov. 4 theft of a man’s vehicle from a home in the 7300 block of Woodthrush Drive.

7 Sunday

Before 11:07 p.m., a prowler removed contents from a man’s vehicle at NorthPark 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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