Park Cities Crime Reports Sept. 6-11


A jerk threw about 120 nails on the streets at multiple intersections in University Park, including in the 100 block of Douglas Avenue, at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 8. That could cause some tire trouble.


7 Wednesday

Reported at 10:16 a.m.: a good neighbor found a bicycle in the yard of a home in the 4200 block of Potomac Avenue and turned it in to authorities.

A pilferer picked up an iPhone 13 from the 3800 block of Gillon Avenue before 12:44 p.m.

8 Thursday

Arrested at 1:20 p.m.: a 21-year-old accused of driving without insurance, driving without a license, and unlawfully carrying a weapon in the 4100 block of Mockingbird Lane.

9 Friday

A porch pirate pilfered a package containing a carry-on luggage bag from outside a home in the 4600 block of Beverly Drive

10 Saturday

Arrested at 3:27 a.m.: a 39-year-old woman for a warrant in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane.


6 Tuesday

Reported at 12:53 p.m.: a thief drove off in a Jeep Cherokee that was parked in the 3100 block of Rosedale Avenue.

Reported at 2:56 p.m.: an intruder got into a Kia Forte parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road and swiped debit cards and credit cards and $300.

7 Wednesday

Arrested at 12:01 a.m.: a 38-year-old woman for a warrant in the 3600 block of Stanford Avenue.

8 Thursday

Reported at 1:32 p.m.: a license plate lifter took the front plate from a Toyota SUV in the 2700 block of Amherst Street.

A burglar smashed a window of a Lexus parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road and grabbed a Chanel bucket bag and a Louis Vuitton piece from inside at 3:41 p.m.

Reported at 4:10 p.m.: a schemer took $60,000 for a remodeling project in the 3500 block of Bryn Mawr Drive and disappeared. 

A stealer swiped a Samsonite bag, three credit/debit cards, an HP laptop, and $3,000 worth of jewelry from a Chevrolet Pacific at the Shell station in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane at 5:42 p.m.

9 Friday

A swindler forged information from a man from the 3700 block of Caruth Boulevard before 9:31 a.m.

A high-tech gas thief used a pulsar device to steal 1,287 gallons of diesel fuel from the Shell gas station in Snider Plaza.

A rogue damaged a Dodge Ram parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 7:10 p.m.

10 Saturday

A stealer got into a storage room of a store in the 8400 block of Preston Center Plaza and took a wallet containing $50, a Bank of America card, and more before 1:30 p.m.

A jerk dashed after receiving services from Aya Medical Spa in Snider Plaza without paying before 2:30 p.m.

11 Sunday

How easy was it for a burglar to get into a Cadillac Escalade parked outside a restaurant in the 8300 block of Preston Road and take an iPad Pro, a MacBook, a Goyard piece, Vera Bradley pouch, $10,000 worth of jewelry, and more before 8:40 a.m.? The Cadillac was unlocked.

Thieves burglarized an Acura ILX, a Porsche Macan, a Toyota, and a Volvo outside Cafe Brazil in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway before 10:45 a.m.

Arrested at 2:52 p.m.: a 35-year-old man accused of theft in the 6000 block of Preston Road.

A burglar bagged a briefcase and luggage from a Volvo parked outside Hillstone in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 3:21 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

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