Park Cities Crime Reports April 4-9

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: UNLOCKED AND UNLUCKY

How easy was it for another thief to get into a Mercedes GLC in the Miracle Mile shopping area in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane and grab a Louis Vuitton bag, a MacBook Air, a credit card, and more from inside before 4:30 p.m. April 6? The Mercedes was unlocked.

HIGHLAND PARK

4 Monday

Arrested at 11:39 a.m.: a 65-year-old man for parole violation in the 4600 block of Westside Drive.

Arrested at 11:43 a.m.: a 49-year-old woman for warrants in the 4500 block of Westside Drive.

5 Tuesday

Police found a Mazda Protege parked in the 4100 block of St. Johns Drive at 4:03 a.m. that’d been reported stolen.

6 Wednesday

Arrested at 2:50 a.m.: a 23-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

Arrested at 10:56 a.m.: a 21 year old accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid license, burglary of a vehicle, failure to leave information after hitting an unattended vehicle, and evading arrest in the 3400 block of Potomac Avenue.

Arrested at 10:57 a.m.: a 31 year old accused of burglary of a vehicle, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, and a warrant in the 3400 block of Potomac Avenue.

Reported at 9:44 p.m.: A pilferer picked a pricey catalytic converter from a Lexus RX400H parked in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue before 9:30 p.m.

7 Thursday

A careless driver rear ended a Nissan Altima in the 4300 block of Mockingbird Lane and drove off westbound without exchanging information at 1:39 p.m.

Arrested at 7:30 p.m.: a 26-year-old woman accused of assault in the 3500 block of Normandy Avenue.

9 Saturday

Arrested at 1:50 a.m.: a 32 year old accused of driving without insurance and for warrants in the 5400 block of Fairfield Avenue.

A good neighbor turned a key fob for a Dodge Ram found near the intersection of Beverly Drive and Douglas Avenue before 11:15 a.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

4 Monday

How easy was it for a ne’er do well to grab a wallet from a Mercedes in the 6400 block of Lomo Alto Drive before 11:45 a.m.? The Mercedes was unlocked.

Reported at 1:47 p.m.: An intruder burglarized a Ford F250 in the 4300 block of Shenandoah Avenue

A burglar swiped a $2,900 bicycle from outside a business in the 3400 block of McFarlin Avenue before 4:18 p.m.

5 Tuesday

A rogue broke into a Ford Raptor in the 4300 block of Bryn Mawr Drive and grabbed a bag containing baseball equipment, another containing football equipment, a backpack, and a wallet before 7:40 a.m.

6 Wednesday

Reported at 5:18 p.m.: A crook got into an unlocked Range Rover in the Miracle Mile shopping center in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane and grabbed a Fendi purse from inside. 

A jerk broke the glass of the driver’s side rear window of a Toyota Corolla parked in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Avenue before 10 p.m.

8 Friday

Arrested at 7:57 p.m.: a 31-year-old man accused of shoplifting from the 3900 block of Northwest Highway.

9 Saturday

An unwelcome guest grabbed firearms from a home in the 3600 block of Binkley Avenue at 4:22 p.m.

A jerk took a Trek bicycle from outside Highland Park High School in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue at 5:03 p.m.

Don’t leave your bike: another thief swiped a Trek bicycle from outside McCulloch Intermediate/Highland Park Middle School in the 3500 block of Granada Avenue before 12:30 p.m.

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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