Park Cities Crime Reports Dec. 5-11


How did a thief get away with a New Holland skid steer parked in the 5400 block of Abbott Avenue before 7 a.m. Dec. 9?


5 Monday

Reported at 8:16 a.m.: a burglar got into a home in the 3400 block of St. Johns Drive and pried open a toolbox to make off with a variety of tools, including a table saw, air compressor, nail guns, additional drills, and more.

A crook took various HVAC parts, two hot water heaters, and 12 cabinet handles from a home in the 3300 block of St. Johns Drive before 2:29 p.m.

6 Tuesday

A driver in an 18-wheeler trying to turn onto Roland Avenue from the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue hit a stop sign on Arcady and damaged landscaped grass at 9:47 a.m.

A stealer found easy pickings of a pair of Tyler boots and a bag containing $200 worth of Christmas decorations left in an unlocked Range Rover in the 4800 block of Abbott Avenue.

Reported at 8:47 p.m.: a porch pirate pilfered a package containing a textbook from a home in the 3600 block of Stratford Avenue.

7 Wednesday

Arrested at 1 p.m.: a 47-year-old man for warrants in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive.

Arrested at 6:30 p.m.: a 25-year-old man accused of public intoxication at Livingston Avenue and Preston Road.

Arrested at 11:15 p.m.: a 28-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated in the 4600 block of Mockingbird Lane.

8 Thursday

Reported at 4:36 p.m.: a crook cut, but didn’t take a catalytic converter from a Chevrolet HHR parked in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue

9 Friday

A burglar took a rifle, rifle scope, and a bottle of prescription medication from a Kia Optima in the 4400 block of Westway Avenue before 8:30 a.m.

Reported at 10:10 a.m.: a pilferer picked up a package containing an air scrubber from a home in the 5000 block of Abbott Avenue.

Arrested at 2 p.m.: a 27-year-old man for a warrant in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane


5 Monday

An intruder got into a home in the 4300 block of Grassmere Lane at 1:20 a.m.

A jerk took an iPad mini and a pair of AirPods from a home in the 4300 block of Druid Lane before 2:40 a.m.

A thief took a Trek bicycle from outside a home in the 3900 block of Hanover Street before 7 a.m.

6 Tuesday

How easy was it for a stealer to swipe a MacBook from a Land Rover in the 8300 block of Preston Center Plaza before 2:30 p.m.? The Land Rover was unlocked.

An opportunistic thief took plumbing equipment from a Chevrolet G20 plumbing van in the 3400 block of Rosedale Avenue before 3:40 p.m.

7 Wednesday

A ne’er do well took a Goyard wallet, $500, and four credit/debit cards from a Mercedes SUV parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 2:10 p.m.

8 Thursday

Reported at 11:51 a.m.: A fraudster used the information of a woman from the 4000 block of Amherst Street.

A crook took two Rolex Daytona watches, an iPad, three credit/debit cards, and more from a Ferrari parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road before 2:20 p.m.

10 Saturday

A pilferer picked up a pair of Beretta pistols from a Ford F250 parked in the 2900 block of Amherst Street before 2:30 p.m.

A pair of shoplifters swiped perfumes from a CVS in the 6700 block of Preston Road before 5 p.m.

11 Sunday

A scammer used the information of a man from the 4400 block of McFarlin Boulevard to buy three cell phones before midnight.

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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