Police Report: Jan. 25-31



Between 10 and 10:16 a.m. on Jan. 25., shoplifters stole numerous handbags and wallets, with a total value of $4,770, from Tory Burch at Highland Park Village. Security footage showed two females entered the store. While one was distracting the employees, the other shoved the merchandise into a bag. The two women left, heading eastward bound.


Between 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 25, a thief broke into a black Chevrolet SUV in the 4500 block of Versailles Avenue and stole the third-row seat and four sets of headphones.

At 10:41 a.m., a resident of the 4300 block of Lorraine Avenue reported that between 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 17, a thief stole a $100 Trek E65 Hybrid bicycle, and a $600 Cannondale Hybrid bicycle from the garage.

Between 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 and 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, a thief entered a gray 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue and stole a $40 canvas holder and phone charger, a $300 TUMI briefcase, and a $1,000 Dell laptop.

Woman Robbed at Knife Point at Shell Station

University Park police need your help identifying the woman in these surveillance images. (Photo: UPPD). 0
University Park police need your help identifying the woman in these surveillance images. (Photo: UPPD).

UPDATE with information from the UPPD.

University Park police are looking to identify a woman who robbed another woman at knife point at the Snider Plaza Shell gas station at 3:22 p.m. on Friday.

The victim was pumping gas when the suspect approached her, pulled out a knife, demanded her purse, and then reached into the vehicle and took the purse. A young child was in the vehicle at the time, police said. No injuries were reported.

The suspect then got into the passenger side of a black Dodge Challenger with temporary plates and tinted windows, and fled west-bound on Lovers Lane.

Crime Report: Shoppers Attacked at NorthPark


Pepper spray is advertised as a means of protection, but in an attack yesterday at NorthPark Center, it became a weapon.

Around 5 p.m. yesterday, a woman was ambushed at her car in the garage near Macy’s at NorthPark. According to a story by the DMN, the woman and her husband were getting ready to leave when a car drove up and three suspects used pepper spray on the woman, trying to steal her purse.

The scoundrels almost pulled the woman into the car before the husband pulled her away. Dallas police are still searching for the attackers.


Police Report: Jan. 18 to 21



Between 7:29 and 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 18, seven lawbreakers broke into the Chanel store at Highland Park Village. The horde stole a pair of $1,400 women’s shoes and 45 handbags, valued between $2,000 and $15,000. Antonio Maurice Cobb Jr., 34; Charles Brown, 18, of Chicago; Lamario Lamate Peel, 21, of Chicago; Jesse Foster, 23, of Chicago; Jake Tesean Adams, 20, of Chicago; and two juveniles were arrested on the charges of burglary in the 4400 block of Potomac Avenue, the 4400 block of Normandy Avenue, and Germany Park. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1Qa5a63.



At 4:49 a.m., Eduardo Lopez-Teran, 32, was arrested on the charge of driving while intoxicated in the 5000 block of Airline Road.

Between 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, a vandal damaged a white 1999 Ford truck in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue.


At 11:34 p.m., Luis David Salguero Fraire, 22, of Dallas was arrested on the charge of public intoxication in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue.

Crime Report: Flash and Dash


exposureWhile we’ve all seen street performances, one woman on the Katy Trail saw an act she will never forget.

According to a report from CBS DFW, an early morning jogger told police a man performed a crude act in front of her and fled. Police said it occurred around 6:20 a.m. today.

For more details about the description of the indecent exposer, check out the full clip.

If you have more information about this, call the Crimes Against Persons Division at (214) 671-3584.

Police Report: Jan. 11-18


BOGO is a No Go

At 9 a.m. on Jan. 12, a resident of the 4600 block of Westside Drive reported the theft of an air conditioning unit in August, when someone agreed to buy two units, but only paid for one. The swindler picked up the units from the home of the owner, paid $300 for the first unit, and said he needed to go to the ATM to retrieve the rest of the money. He did not return.


At 9:30 a.m., a silver 2011 Lexus struck a Highland Park police vehicle at Highland Park Village.

Between 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 11, a thief entered a black 2007 Chevy Tahoe in the 4600 block of Beverly Drive and stole the third-row seat.

Between 5 p.m. on Jan. 14 and 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 15, burglar broke into a white 2009 Cadillac Escalade SUV in the 5000 block of Abbott Avenue and stole the third-row seat.

Crash and Burned: Cops Nab Chanel Crooks


Seven burglars were arrested on felony theft charges this morning after a smash-and-grab incident at the Chanel store at Highland Park Village.

The incident began about 6:20 a.m., when an off-duty officer saw two minivans near the Village that he assumed had been involved in an accident. He later found that one of them, a burgundy 2002 Dodge, had intentionally crashed into a display window on the west side of the store.

Both vans took off, but were later found abandoned — the Dodge in the 4400 block of Mockingbird Parkway and a white 1998 Plymouth (stolen out of Richardson) in an alley near Germany Park. The suspects split up and fled on foot.

Police Report: Jan. 4 – 10


Skulduggery of the week: Grocery Getaway

At 2 p.m., a shoplifter rolled a cart full of groceries out of Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. An off-duty security officer detained the miscreant, who admitted to not paying for the groceries, the value of which totaled $585.92.



Between 9 a.m. on Jan. 6 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 7, a thief entered an apartment in the 4700 block of Bowser Court and stole an iPad, a Macbook Pro, two vacuum cleaners, a car seat, and several 2-liter bottles of soda. The residents hired movers a few days before the theft.

Between Dec. 22 and Jan. 7, a thief stole packages containing jewelry and clothing from a porch in the 3100 block of St. Johns Drive. On Dec. 22, the homeowner hosted a holiday open house.


Between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., a thief stole a $10,000 women’s Cartier Tank watch from a house in the 4200 block of Potomac Avenue. A cleaning lady was in the house at the time.

Between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., a thief stole a $1,200 Lenovo laptop and $250 Tory Burch bag from an orange 2014 Jeep Wrangler at the Shops of Highland Park.

Execution Set for Former Bradfield Dad

John Battaglia

John Battaglia

John Battaglia has been a Texas death row inmate since May 2002, after he was convicted of killing his two daughters — students at Bradfield Elementary School — in 2001. Fifteen years later, the former Dallas accountant’s execution has been scheduled for March 30.

Battaglia’s story became infamous across North Texas after he took his daughters, ages 6 and 9, to his loft in Deep Ellum and shot them, while their mom listened on the phone.

The girls lived with their mother in Highland Park following a divorce a year prior to their deaths.

In July, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied Battaglia’s appeal, when he argued he had ineffective counsel. Read the full story from The Dallas Morning News.