Preston Hollow Crime Reports Dec. 13 – 19


How did a thief damage a woman’s vehicle before 1:37 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Primrose School of Preston Hollow on Hillcrest Road? By taking the catalytic converter. Those are popular targets, y’all.

13 Monday

Stolen before 10:03 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle at Preston Center.

14 Tuesday

Before 5:28 p.m., an opportunistic consumer went shopping without permission in a man’s vehicle at the North Dallas Bank and Trust parking lot on Preston Road, near LBJ Freeway.

Stolen before 10:51 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle at Preston Forest Square.

15 Wednesday

Stolen before 4:16 a.m.: a vehicle from a home in the 5600 block of Meadow Crest Drive.

Taken before 10:44 a.m.: a woman’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.

Reported at 1:12 p.m.: the Dec. 14 theft of a vehicle from a home in the 6700 block of Lupton Drive.

16 Thursday

Burglars bothered a small batch of businesses bundled together in the 12000 block of Inwood Road in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement store. During a burglary in progress reported at 2:50 a.m., a prowler rummaged through a restaurant [name redacted by police] before fleeing. And before 4:42 a.m., a crook forced entry into an eatery [also redacted] and stole stuff. A Google Maps search shows Einstein Bros. Bagels, Rusty Taco, and The Juice Bar at that location.

Taken before 5:13 p.m.: a man’s vehicle at NorthPark Center.

19 Sunday

Before 12:29 a.m., a robber pointed a gun at a man in the 11300 block of Park Central Place and demanded money.

Parking 101: Don’t leave your car in the middle of the road the way one absentee motorist did. The car was found at 3:05 a.m. blocking the 6000 block of Walnut Hill Lane.

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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