July 23, 2014

  • Dangers of Valet Parking Increase by One

    Valet parking is a necessity in and around Dallas, whether you love it or hate it — and in the Park Cities, especially.

    I, personally, have a tendency to distrust handing my keys to a stranger who’s also handling countless other keys.

    But apparently, there are some valet attendants around town who are willing to risk their lives to protect your vehicle. 

    At 4:06 p.m. on July 10, a customer left their vehicle running with the door open to drop off at the valet station at the Hilton Dallas/Park Cities near Preston Center. A thief then jumped in the car in an attempt to drive off.  Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 23, 2014 | 11:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 9, 2014

  • Police Report: June 2 to June 8


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Taken to the Cleaners

    At 10:27 a.m. on June 5, a resident of the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue reported the theft of $160 in cash by a contractor hired to clean windows and gutters. The thief was supposed to complete the work on May 31, when he took the money to purchase supplies. But despite repeated calls from the homeowner, he never
    returned to finish the job.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    3 TUESDAY
    Between 11:30 p.m. on June 2 and 1:45 a.m. on June 3, a thief stole a wallet containing $300 in cash from an apartment in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The teenage owner of the wallet told police that it was stolen at a party, and that the perpetrator might have fled in either a silver Toyota FJ Cruiser or a red Jeep Wrangler.
     
    4 WEDNESDAY
    Between 10:30 p.m. on June 3 and 7 a.m. on June 4, a thief stole eight copper downspouts, valued at $1,000, from a townhouse complex in the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue.

    Read More…

    By Curtis Thornton Jun. 9, 2014 | 10:14 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 3, 2014

  • Cops Search For Clues in Uptown Shooting

    The Morning News has posted this update about Friday’s fatal shooting of an insurance salesman at a Shell station at the intersection of Oak Lawn and Lemmon avenues, with information on a possible suspect and surveillance footage of a “person of interest” in the case.

    By Todd Jorgenson Jun. 3, 2014 | 2:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 2, 2014

  • Police Report: May 26 to May 31


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: It’s In The Bag

    At 2:46 a.m., an officer spotted a white Ford pickup stopped in the 4200 block of Edmondson Avenue. The driver said he was checking his tire pressure. The officer told him to get a broken taillight fixed, but after finding he had no active warrants, did not detain him. A minute later, the officer found three bags in some nearby shrubbery containing a $675 pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, a $295 pair of Neiman Marcus pants, $175 worth of clothing from Gap Kids, less than $10 in coins, and assorted flight logs. The officer found the owners of the merchandise in a nearby house. They said it was stolen from three unlocked cars in their driveway. A black glove also was found at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver has an extensive criminal history that includes arrests for burglary, fraud, DWI, and drug possession.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    27 TUESDAY: At 11:43 a.m., an 85-year-old woman was issued a citation for failing to leave identification at the scene of an accident following an incident in which a white 2007 Lexus ES300 backed into a parked Highland Park Department of Public Safety vehicle in the 3800 block of Gillon Avenue. Officers tracked down the driver at her home and found damage on the Lexus consistent with that on the patrol car. The woman said she was unaware she struck a car while backing up on Gillon.

    30 FRIDAY: At 9:50 p.m., Rosslund Palmer Watson, 18, of Dallas was arrested in the 3900 block of Potomac Avenue on charges of possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, consumption by a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Read More…

    By Curtis Thornton Jun. 2, 2014 | 10:05 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 30, 2014

  • Police Report: May 12 to May 20


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Picking Off The Toppings

    Between 12:05 and 12:15 p.m. on April 30, a thief stole a $300 delivery car topper from a gold 2003 Chevrolet Impala at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches in the
    6400 block of Hillcrest Avenue.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    12 MONDAY
    Between May 9 and May 12, a thief stole two copper downspouts, valued at $600, from a house in the 3700 block of Miramar Avenue.

    At 3:47 p.m., a Highland Park man reported the theft of a Ruger LC-9 pistol from underneath the driver’s seat of a Cadillac sometime between April 28 and May 4. The car was parked by a valet at Highland Park Village at 8:50 p.m. on April 28, then was not driven again until May 4, at which time the driver noticed the firearm was missing while on his way to church.

    Read More…

    By Elizabeth Ygartua May. 30, 2014 | 1:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 27, 2014

  • Siblings Stop After Hammer Time

    Sedrick Mays

    Sedrick Mays

    While compiling our free weekly police report for this week, I was reminded of an item from last week that deserved some extra attention.

    It doesn’t involve any Park Cities residents, but caused a potentially dangerous situation along a crowded stretch of Lovers Lane just before lunchtime on May 16.

    That’s when Terrell resident Sedrick Eugene Mays, 48, was riding in the back seat of a pickup truck being driven by his brother. Someone else was in the passenger seat.

    It’s unclear what brought them to University Park that day, but the brothers — who are involved in a landscaping business together — started arguing about work performance, according to a UP police report. The incident escalated to the point where Mays allegedly struck his brother with a hammer while he was driving.

    The brother managed to pull the pickup to the side of the street without causing an accident. An alert resident called 911 after seeing the commotion.

    Mays was arrested on an aggravated assault charge, while his brother was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and has since gone home, according to police. Mays also was arrested on May 9 in Kaufman County for an unrelated incident.

    By Todd Jorgenson May. 27, 2014 | 4:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 13, 2014

  • Police Report: April 28 – May 4


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Picking Off The Toppings

    Between 12:05 and 12:15 p.m. on April 30, a thief stole a $300 delivery car topper from a gold 2003 Chevrolet Impala at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches in the
    6400 block of Hillcrest Avenue.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    28 MONDAY
    Between 10 p.m. on April 27 and noon on April 28, a thief entered two unlocked vehicles in the 3800 block of Maplewood Avenue and stole a combined $30 in cash from both center consoles. The vehicles include a black 1999 Mercedes S320 and a silver 2002 GMC Yukon, both belonging to the same owner.
    29 TUESDAY
    At 11:33 a.m., a man dropped off a Ka-Bar knife and sheath at the Highland Park Department of Public Safety. He told police he found the knife, which appeared to have dried blood on it, along Mockingbird Lane between Douglas and Armstrong. Read More…
    By Todd Jorgenson May. 13, 2014 | 1:47 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 29, 2014

  • Police Report: April 14 – 20


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Take a Seat

    Between 8:30 p.m. on April 17 and noon on April 18, a burglar broke into a black 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3900 block of Centenary Avenue and stole the third-row seats, valued at $750.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    18 FRIDAY
    At 11:33 p.m., officers busted a party featuring several teenagers at a house in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue. Some fled on foot, but others refused orders to leave and were escorted out. Police issued citations to four teens, at least three of which are athletes at Highland Park High School, for being minors in possession. One of the teens was spotted running inthe 4700 block of Lomo Alto Drive, one was found in a nearby backyard, and another was discovered hiding in the attic.

    20 SUNDAY
    At 11:18 p.m., Plutarco Mesta, 48, of Dallas, was arrested in the4200 block of Potomac Avenue on a public intoxication charge. Read More…

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Apr. 29, 2014 | 2:00 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • April 22, 2014

  • Police Report: April 7 to April 13


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: You’d Think This Purse Would be More Valuable

    Between 8:55 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. on April 8, a burglar broke into a house in the 4000 block of Bryn Mawr Drive and stole more than $35,000 worth of jewelry, including a $12,700 necklace; three wristwatches with a total value of $5,600; a $500 iPad; and a $40 purse.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    11 FRIDAY
    At 2 a.m., Jeffrey Alexander Gebara, 21, of Dallas was arrested in the 4600 block of Mockingbird Lane on a charge of driving while intoxicated.Between 1:30 and 3 p.m., a thief stole a Cannondale mountain bike, a Denon stereo receiver, a Milwaukee 18-volt battery and charger, and five bottles of wine from a detached garage in the4600 block of Mockingbird Lane. A landscaping crew was on the property at the time of the larceny.

    12 SATURDAY
    At noon, an employee of the Christian Louboutin store atHighland Park Village reported the theft of a $1,395 Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity purse sometime between April 4 and April 7. Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Apr. 22, 2014 | 4:28 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Cops Bust Tipsy Teens at HP House Party

    A group of teenagers home alone on a Friday night — you know the rest.

    It happened about 11:30 p.m. on April 18, when Highland Park Department of Public Safety officers busted a party featuring several teenagers at a house in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue.

    Some fled on foot, but others refused orders to leave, and were escorted out. Police issued citations to four teens, at least three of which are athletes at Highland Park High School, for being minors in possession.

    One of the teens was spotted running in the 4700 block of Lomo Alto Drive, one was found in a nearby backyard, and another was discovered hiding in the attic. All three admitted to beer consumption after police got a whiff of their breath.

    By Todd Jorgenson Apr. 22, 2014 | 9:42 am | 5 Comments | Comments RSS
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