Police Reports: Jan. 9-15

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: LOOK AT IT FROM MY ANGLE

At 6:31 a.m. Jan. 13, five side mirrors were reported stolen from a black 2011 GMC Yukon, a black 2014 Toyota Sequioa, and a 2013 Toyota Sequioa in the 4200 block of Colgate Avenue between 10 a.m. Jan. 12 and 6:20 a.m. Jan. 13.

HIGHLAND PARK

9 MONDAY
At 2:03 a.m., Krysta Ann Hayslip, 29, of Dallas, was arrested in the 3400 block of Armstrong Avenue on a charge of public intoxication.

At 8:02 a.m., a maroon 2006 Chrysler was reported broken into in the 4500 block of Roland Avenue sometime after 8 p.m. the night before. $300 prescription sunglasses and paper receipts were reported stolen.

10 TUESDAY
A white Mercedes GLS was reported stolen from the 4300 block of Belclaire Avenue some time after 8 p.m. the night before; a Jeep Wrangler was reported burglarized in the 4500 block of Belclaire Avenue between 4 and 4:30 a.m; and a Land Rover was reported burglarized in the 4500 block of Belclaire Avenue.


Police Reports: Jan. 2-8

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HIGHLAND PARK

4 WEDNESDAY
Between noon and 1 p.m., a thief stole a Milwaukee Impact drill with two batteries and a charger from a second-floor bedroom in a house in the 4200 block of Belclaire Avenue.

5 THURSDAY
After 11 p.m., a thief stole the side view mirrors from a black 2015 GMC Sierra LD Crew in the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue.

7 SATURDAY
Between 11:58 a.m. and 12:20 p.m, a person lost a $400 space gray iPhone 6s that was then stolen in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive.

8 SUNDAY
At 10:09 p.m., Anne Harper Motlow, 52, of Dallas, was arrested in the 3400 block of Mockingbird Lane on a charge of driving while intoxicated.


Police Reports: Dec. 26-Jan. 2

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FINDERS KEEPERS

Between midnight and 1 a.m. Jan. 1, an intoxicated Uber rider in the 3400 block of University Boulevard called the police stating that he left his $1,000 Botega wallet in an Uber vehicle, and that when he called, the Uber driver told him he was keeping it.

HIGHLAND PARK

26 MONDAY
At 3:12 a.m., Kara Kristine Brown, 30, of Dallas, was arrested in the 3600 block of Crescent Avenue on a charge of public intoxication.

28 WEDNESDAY
At 11:17 a.m., a hacker sent an email to an employee of William Noble Rare Jewels in Highland Park Village under a fake identity, convincing the employee to wire $46,570 to a Wells Fargo account.


Police Reports: Dec. 19-25

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: UN-GUARDIANED ANGEL

Between 12:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 7 a.m. Dec. 25, a thief stole a six-foot-tall white fabric angel with gold trim, valued at $600, from the front lawn of a house in the 4400 block of Edmondson Avenue.

HIGHLAND PARK

19 MONDAY
Between 3:25 and 5 p.m., a thief stole a UPS package containing Beats Solo3 wireless headphones, valued at $240, from a house in the 3500 block of Potomac Avenue.


Police Reports: Dec. 12-18

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PACKAGE DEAL

Between 11:30 a.m. and noon Dec. 14, a thief stole a UPS package containing the book Atlas Obscura from the front porch of a house in the 4500 block of Rheims Place.

But instead of sitting down and enjoying some light travel reading, the thief hit up a string of houses on the block and the next street over in the 4500 block of Belfort Place.

On Rheims, the thief scored an Amazon package containing two coffee mugs with the victim’s daughters’ faces on them, valued at $50. On Belfort, he raked in a package of Hanes men’s underwear and black size 3 girls Uggs.

A man working nearby told police he saw a man in a gray Ford Focus take a package from a front porch on Belfort. The witness saw a number of other packages on the front passenger seat of the car. His account helped police apprehend the thief the next day. (Full story here.)

Several hours after a 9-pound FedEx package from Freshly Gourmet Meals delivered at 11:48 a.m. was stolen from the front porch of a house in the 3600 block of Dartmouth Avenue, Kyle Allen Cassady, 25, of Dallas, was arrested on a charge of theft in Highland Park Village.

More residents came forward with information later, including one who was missing packages containing red and blue socks and peanuts.


HP Package Thief Arrested

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Highland Park Department of Public Safety successfully apprehended a thief who has been stealing packages from outside Highland Park houses, according to a statement released Friday at approximately 3 p.m.

After catching the thief trying to return stolen merchandise in Highland Park Village at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, police arrested him on a charge of theft. He also had multiple Class C warrants out of Dallas PD and Irving PD.

Police found a number of shipping boxes and packages bearing different names and addresses in a silver Ford Fusion in the Highland Park Village parking lot that matched an eye witness description of a getaway car in two theft offenses two days previous, when packages were stolen from the front porch of a house in the 4500 block of Belfort Place.

The car was searched after an employee at Jimmy Choo in Highland Park Village called an off-duty officer working on site.


Police Incident on Beverly Drive Resolved

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A police situation on Beverly Drive has been resolved and Highland Park Department of Public Safety advises residents in the area that they may resume normal activities.

Highland Park Department of Public Safety received a 911 call at 9:47 a.m. from a resident in the 3500 block of Beverly Drive saying there was a man with a gun in the house.

The resident and an employee of the house had barricaded themselves on an upstairs floor.

HPDPS informed SMU police and University Park police of the incident, as well as Highland Park ISD.

Armstrong Elementary, only two blocks away, was put on alert and the Chief of Police was stationed on campus, until police determined shortly after 11 a.m. that the situation was not a threat to public safety.


Police Lock Down Home on Beverly Drive

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Highland Park Department of Public Safety released a statement pertaining to an active police incident contained to one home in the 3500 block of Beverly Drive.

Public Information Officer Lt. Lance Koppa said HPDPS have established a perimeter in response to a call for police.

Residents in the area are advised to shelter in place.


Police Reports: Dec. 5-11

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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE INFLATABLE CHRISTMAS

Between 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 9 a.m. Dec. 10, a thief stole a four foot tall illuminated inflatable Santa Claus from the front yard of a house in the 4400 block of Fairfax Avenue.

HIGHLAND PARK

6 TUESDAY
At 10:39 a.m., a victim reported two firearms, a 9mm revolver and a 1911 Colt 45 both valued at $1,000, stolen sometime between June 1 and Nov. 15 from a house in the 3800 block of Potomac Avenue.

7 WEDNESDAY
At 2:41 p.m., Servall Contractor Services reported a $5,000 dumpster stolen from the 3500 block of Beverly Drive sometime between 8 a.m. Jan. 4 and 8 a.m. Jan. 5.

At 5:30 p.m., a shopper stole a $595 pair of mens cashmere suede gloves and a $695 purple scarf with white dots from Loro Piana in Highland Park Village after spending $7,891.43 on another pair of gloves, a scarf, and a hat. The shopper returned two days later to return the items he had taken, saying it was a mistake.