Park Cities Crime Reports July 25-31

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: SNEAKY SHOPPER

A wallet lifter took a Kate Spade wallet containing debit and credit cards from the purse of a shopper at the Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive before 2:44 p.m. July 31 and used the cards to try to buy stuff.

HIGHLAND PARK

25 Monday

Reported at 11:40 a.m.: a scammer used the information of a man from the 4500 block of Belfort Place to start utility service and try to open a line of credit to buy a vehicle.

27 Wednesday

Arrested at 9:09 p.m.: a 42 year old for warrants in the 5400 block of Fairfield Avenue.

A crook took two catalytic converters from a Toyota Tundra that’d been parked in a parking lot at Highland Park Village before 9:30 p.m.

28 Thursday

A porch pirate pilfered a package containing a pair of sandals from a home in the 4500 block of Edmondson Avenue before 8:18 a.m. 

Reported at 10:29 a.m.: a swindler used the information of a woman from the 4200 block of Bordeaux Avenue to order COVID-19 test kits.

Arrested at 10:53 p.m.: a 45-year-old man accused of assault causing bodily injury in the 4500 block of Belclaire Avenue.

30 Saturday

A burglar got into a Ford F350 parked in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue and made off with a wrench from inside before 7 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

25 Monday

A burglar made off with a Rad Rover electric bicycle left outside Highland Park High School in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue before 8:30 p.m.

26 Tuesday

A stealer got into a Lexus GX460 parked in the 3500 block of Purdue Avenue and took a $1,000 handbag containing an iPhone, a credit card, and a debit card from inside at 3:30 p.m.

27 Wednesday

Reported at 10:17 a.m.: a jerk stole an HP laptop from a vehicle parked in the 3500 block of Westminster Avenue.

Arrested at noon: a 48-year-old man accused of driving without a valid license in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street.

Reported at 12:19 p.m.: a fraudster cashed checks from the 3200 block of Westminster Avenue for thousands of dollars that appeared to be forged. 

29 Friday

A ne’er do well nabbed a backpack, an HP Elitebook, and a business ID card from a BMW 840 parked in the 4100 block of University Boulevard before 7:30 a.m.

30 Saturday

Arrested at 10:26 p.m.: a 51-year-old man for a warrant in the 1800 block of Forest Lane.

A jerk sent threatening emails to a man from the 4300 block of Glenwick Lane around midnight.

31 Sunday

Arrested at 3:11 a.m.: a 19-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Avenue.


Reported at 10:29 a.m.: a crook took a Trek Dual Sport bicycle from a home in the 4100 block of University Boulevard.

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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