Park Cities Crime Reports May 23-29

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: NOT FUN DAY AT THE YMCA

A Park Cities resident had a not-so-fun stay at the Moody Family YMCA in the 6000 block of Preston Road when a crook burgled his Trek bicycle before 5:50 p.m. May 24.

HIGHLAND PARK

23 Monday

Reported at 8:25 a.m.: a pilferer broke into a Chevrolet Express van in the 3400 block of Drexel Drive and took various tools totaling $11,500 from it.

24 Tuesday

A jerk yelled profanities at the driver of a USPS van in the 3200 block of Dartmouth Avenue and at one point smashed the driver’s side window and a side mirror of the van with a hammer before leaving the scene before 3:20 p.m.

25 Wednesday

Arrested at 12:26 a.m.: a 22 year old accused of failure to identify as a fugitive, intentionally giving false information, and unauthorized use of a vehicle in the 4300 block of Wycliff Avenue.

Reported at 1:09 p.m.: a pool equipment pilferer took $2,000 worth of pool filter equipment from the backyard of a home in the 3100 block of Beverly Drive.

A burglar got into a Chevrolet Silverado parked in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue and took a leather Rawlings backpack, a black Herschel backpack, an iPad, a pair of AirPods, a camouflage folding knife, a pair of brown leather Justin boots, and a pair of $800 precription Ray Ban sunglasses from inside before 2 p.m.

28 Saturday

A sneaky shoplifter put a pair of sunglasses from the Fendi store in Highland Park Village in a bag and left the store without paying for the sunglasses before 2:20 p.m.

29 Sunday

Arrested at 1:32 a.m.: a 35 year old of driving while intoxicated in the 4200 block of Livingston Avenue.

UNIVERSITY PARK

23 Monday

A jerk damaged a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 3400 block of Daniel Avenue at 12:04 a.m.

A sneaky thief got into a trailer in the 6700 block of Preston Road and made off with $3,000 worth of work tools before 10 a.m. 

Arrested at 8:40 p.m.: a 46-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane.

24 Tuesday

A rogue threw a rock through the window of a home in the 3900 block of Stanford Avenue before 9:14 a.m.

A crook got into a Ford Explorer parked in front of Hyer Elementary in the 3900 block of Caruth Boulevard and grabbed a purse, clothes, makeup, and hair products from inside before 5 p.m.

25 Wednesday

A burglar took a license plate off a GMC Yukon in the 4000 block of Villanova Drive at 4:47 p.m.

26 Thursday 

Reported at 4:41 p.m.: A jerk harassed a woman from the 2600 block of Lovers Lane

A ne’er do well swiped $8,900 worth of Louis Vuitton pieces, credit/debit cards, and more from a Range Rover in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane before 7:16 p.m.

28 Saturday

A wrongdoer took a child’s Propella bicycle from Curtis Park in the 3500 block of Lovers Lane before 2:35 p.m.

29 Sunday

Arrested at 3:35 a.m.: a 20-year-old man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor at Hillcrest and Amherst.

A jerk took a Trek bicycle from the CVS in Snider Plaza before 9:40 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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