Park Cities Crime Reports May 11-15

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FRIDAY THE 13th MYSTERY

A resident in the 5000 block of Holland Avenue reported various items including miscellaneous clothes, ice skates, sunglasses, boots, a curling iron, a Toro yard blower, a resistance band, a dog leash, and more left outside her window before 9:03 a.m. May 13.

HIGHLAND PARK

11 Wednesday

Reported at 3:22 p.m.: a smash and grab. A rogue broke the front driver’s window of a Toyota Tacoma in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue and grabbed a black backpack with a $1,000 Dell laptop, a MacBook charger, and a $100 Bluetooth mouse. 

12 Thursday

Mystery truck: A crook left a stolen Dodge Ram truck with a ladder in the bed parked with the engine running in the 3400 block of Cornell Avenue before 8:10 a.m.

Arrested at 6:02 p.m.: a 24 year old accused of cruelty to animals in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane

13 Friday

A careless driver left a Honda CRV parked in front of a fire hydrant in the 5400 block of Douglas Avenue before 2:15 p.m.

A good neighbor found a box containing ink cartridges in a garage in the 5000 block of Holland Avenue and turned it in to the police.

A reckless driver in a black SUV hit a Lexus LX5 parked in front of the Rolex store in Highland Park Village, backed out, and drove away eastbound without exchanging information at 5:28 p.m.

14 Saturday

Arrested at 12:49 a.m.: a 36 year old for a warrant in the 4900 block of Byron Avenue

Arrested at 2:33 a.m.: a 33-year-old woman accused of possession of a controlled substance and for warrants in the 4900 block of Byron Avenue.

Arrested at 10:44 a.m.: a 22-year-old man accused of indecent exposure in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.

UNIVERSITY PARK

9 Monday

How easy was it for a burglar to drive off in a truck parked in the 3500 block of Purdue Street at 11:12 a.m.? The keys were left inside.

10 Tuesday

A ne’er do well took a Lenovo laptop from a Maserati parked in the 3800 block of Caruth Boulevard overnight before 7:30 a.m.

11 Wednesday

A purse pilferer picked a bag containing various documents, $20, and credit/debit cards from a convenience store in Snider Plaza before 11:14 a.m.

A wannabe thief tried but failed to take a Tesla Model S from a parking lot in the 6000 block of Preston Road at 11:47 a.m.

12 Thursday

Reported at 4:02 a.m.: a jerk drove off in a BMW X5 parked in the 2900 block of Rosedale Avenue “without permission.”

A swindler tried to use someone else’s information to withdraw money from the Benchmark Bank location in the 7000 block of Hillcrest Avenue at 11:12 a.m.

No time was given for the arrest of a 45-year-old woman accused of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information in the 7000 block of Hillcrest 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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