Park Cities Crime Reports Jan. 24-30

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: MISSING MEMORABILIA

Reported at 12:09 p.m. Jan. 24: What’s the bigger mystery? What may have happened to music mementos including a Jim Morrison photo and an original divorce decree and child custody agreement of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown from a home in the 3800 block of Beverly Drive or why the owner had them in the first place?

HIGHLAND PARK

24 Monday

Arrested at 12:33 a.m.: a 29-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated in the 3600 block of Armstrong Parkway

A reckless driver continued on without providing information after failing to yield for a Lexus GS3 attempting to turn in the 5400 block of Preston Road, causing a crash at 11:49 a.m. 

A ne’er do well nicked a Trek Merlin bicycle from outside Armstrong Elementary in the 3600 block of Cornell Avenue before 3:11 p.m.

Reported at 5:11 p.m.: more bicycles burglarized. A crook took an Ozone Elevate women’s bicycle and an Ozone Fragment bicycle from an apartment complex in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue

25 Tuesday

Reported at 3:11 p.m.: An intruder broke into the detached garage of a home in the 3100 block of Beverly Drive and took a Trek bicycle, mini-fridge, pool water pump system, and a Polaris pool sweeping unit.

Reported at 3:59 p.m.: A jewelry thief swiped $36,820 worth of jewelry from a home in the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue

27 Thursday

A fraudster opened an E-Trade account using the information of a man from the 3800 block of Miramar Avenue around 5:26 p.m. 

28 Friday


Reported at 12:46 p.m.: A swindler used the information of a man in the 4600 block of Westside Drive to cash a check, apply for a $1,500 loan, and more.

Reported at 4:40 p.m.: A stealer swiped a $25,000 Chanel watch from a home in the 3700 block of Euclid Avenue

29 Saturday

A good neighbor found a wallet on Hillcrest Avenue between Princeton Avenue and Beverly Drive at 2:42 p.m. and turned it in to authorities. 

30 Sunday

Arrested at 4:03 a.m.: a 24-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 4600 block of Mockingbird Lane

Reported at 1:26 p.m.: a smash and grab. A burglar broke into a Lincoln MK2 parked in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue and took a purse from inside.

UNIVERSITY PARK

24 Monday

Arrested at 10:20 a.m.: a 17-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance in the 3800 block of University Boulevard.

A scammer got a woman in the 8300 block of Preston Center Plaza to put $9,000 on gift cards and provide the information around 5 p.m. 

25 Tuesday

A jerk got gas and a car wash from Vintage Car Wash in the 6800 block of Preston Road and drove off without paying around 3:40 p.m. 

27 Thursday

A crook drove off in a Toyota Corolla from Preston Center Plaza before 8:06 p.m.

29 Saturday

Arrested at 11:43 p.m.: a 27-year-old man accused of resisting arrest in the 4100 block of Emerson Avenue.

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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