Preston Hollow Crime Reports Dec. 6 – 12


A 31-year-old man who asked his employer for money got a trip to jail instead. The incident, listed as a burglary/breaking and entering at a home in the 5900 block of Colhurst Street, was called in at 8:11 p.m. Dec. 11 as an armed encounter on foot.

6 Monday

Taken before 9:09 a.m.: a woman’s vehicle from a home in the 6300 block of Royalton Drive.

At 12:10 p.m., an unwelcomed visitor was warned to leave NorthPark Center.

Before 12:20 p.m., a not so prosperous charlatan used a stolen driver’s license to try and cash a stolen blank check at Prosperity Bank at Preston Forest Square.

7 Tuesday

Incomplete online records didn’t include a reporting time for a theft at a restaurant (name redacted by Dallas Police) at Preston Royal Village.

Stolen before 4:41 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

8 Wednesday

Before 11:47 a.m., an intruder broke a driver’s side window to enter a vehicle at the Semones Family YMCA (Town North) on Northaven Road.

Stolen before 12:36 p.m.: the taillights off a woman’s truck at a home in the 6300 block of Prestonshire Lane.

9 Thursday

Stolen overnight before 9:17 a.m.: something at Veritex Bank in Preston Center.

Finally reported at 11 a.m.: the theft of a trailer two days earlier from a construction site at The Lamplighter School on Inwood Road. One or more crooks also broke into and stole from construction containers.

Stolen before 4:09 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

10 Friday

Before 10:09 a.m., a reckless and rude motorist didn’t leave information after wrecking into a woman’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 2:38 p.m.: shoplifting from a retailer (name redacted by Dallas Police) at NorthPark Center.

Stolen before 7:05 p.m.: a vehicle at NorthPark Center.

11 Saturday

Arrested at 11:43 p.m. at the scene of a wreck in the 6200 block of Churchill Way: a woman of unknown age (Did she thank you for not asking, officer?) who was accused of drunk driving.

12 Sunday

Before 5:28 p.m., a burglar broke into and stole from a man’s vehicle at a Northaven Trail parking lot in the 4300 block of Northaven Road.

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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