Police Report: Nov. 16 to 22


Skulduggery of the week: A DOGGONE SHAME

Between 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 19, a burglar broke into a house in the 4200 block of Normandy Avenue and stole a $500 puppy.
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At 3:19 a.m., Dennis Lee Northern, 55, of Dallas was arrested in the 4500 block of Rheims Place on charges of criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At 1:12 p.m., a resident of the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue reported the theft of a $400 Bursa revolver and $25 worth of ammunition from a house sometime between Nov. 7 and Nov. 15. The victim suspects a construction crew of the theft.


At 11:05 a.m., a resident of the 4300 block of Westway Avenue reported the burglary of a black 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe between Oct. 31 and Nov. 14. The perpetrator took two rear seats and left an empty beer can inside a paper bag in their place.

Police Report: Nov. 9 to 15


Skulduggery of the week: Resale Value

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 12, an employee of Loro Piana at Highland Park Village reported 19 items missing after a routine check of store inventory. The employee suspected a former employee who resigned this summer to work at another clothing store in the Village. This suspicion was confirmed when the merchandise was found on eBay, along with items from the current store where the ex-employee works. Combined with 10 missing items from a prior inventory, the total value of the stolen merchandise is $24,796.


Between 10 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 10, a thief entered an unlocked black 2003 Jeep Wrangler in the 4600 block of Edmondson Avenue and stole the glove box, which included a $50 iPhone charger and various papers. A neighbor later found the glove box in a front yard down the street and returned it.

At 2:25 a.m., Mahmoud Reza Asefi, 25, of Dallas was arrested in the 4100 block of Wycliff Avenue on charges of marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

At 3:06 p.m., two shoplifters stole a $425 beige scarf from Escada at Highland Park Village.

Police Report: Nov. 2 to 6


Skullduggery of the Week: Clash of the Realtors

At 11:20 a.m. on Nov. 6, a house sitter in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue reported the theft of two concrete planters, valued at $200 each, from a front porch by a man who drove away in a pickup. When an officer stopped the perpetrator, a Coldwell Banker realtor intervened and said she was entitled to the planters because they were decorative items placed there to show the house, which had since been sold. However, the new homeowners moved in three months ago, with the help of a different realtor, and were told the planters came with the house. The homeowners said they’ve never spoken to the seller’s realtor, and suspect she waited until they were gone to steal the planters without their knowledge. The Coldwell Banker agent refused to return them under threat of arrest.


Between 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 4, a thief stole a Fast Trac pull-behind trailer, valued at $5,000, in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue.

Police Report: Oct. 26 to Nov. 1


Skulduggery of the week: Halloween Haymaker

At 11:10 a.m. on Oct. 31, a road-rage incident at the Miracle Mile shopping center led to the driver of a white 2015 Land Rover being punched in the face. The perpetrator, who drove a blue 2006 Chevrolet van, also damaged a $400 pair of Zegna sunglasses.


Between 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 26, a thief stole a Raleigh mountain bike at Armstrong Elementary School.

Between 8 a.m. on Oct. 25 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 26, a thief stole a $350 Impakt BMX bicycle and a $450 Razor scooter from a front porch in the 3400 block of Harvard Avenue.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a vandal used a rusted sewer cap to shatter the rear window of a black 2012 Range Rover in the 3600 block of Cornell Avenue, but nothing was stolen.

Police Report: Oct. 13 to 18


Skulduggery of the week: Five O’Clock Somewhere

At 5:51 p.m. on Oct. 16, officers tried to bust a house party involving teenagers drinking alcohol in the 3200 block of Stanford Avenue, in response to neighbor complaints. Although the number of cars outside the house indicated that there were several people inside, none of them came to the door. However, police towed one vehicle for a parking violation.


At 7 a.m., a man turned in a wallet belonging to a University Park resident that he found at a construction site in the 4300 block of St. Johns Drive.

At 5:26 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after suffering a shoulder injury when his bicycle collided with a brown 2014 Honda CRV in the 3500 block of Normandy Avenue. Since the cyclist caused the accident, the driver of the Honda was not punished, although the SUV was damaged.

At 6:26 p.m., a resident of the 4500 block of Arcady Avenuereported the theft of a $1,500 MacBook Air laptop computer, a $500 leather bracelet with gold stones, and a custom-made sapphire ring. All three thefts were from an upstairs closet over a period of several weeks, prompting the homeowner to suspect a housekeeper or nanny.

Police Report: Oct. 20 to 25


Skulduggery of the week: Shady Shoppers

Between 5:20 and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, a shoplifter stole a $460 pair of sunglasses from Tom Ford at Highland Park Village. The thief was a man with two nervous girls as his accomplices, who was examining merchandise with a store employee before walking out.


Between 3:05 and 3:15 p.m., a thief stole the tailgate from a black 2008 Ford F-250 pickup at Whole Foods Market in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

Between 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 4:43 a.m. on Oct. 21, a thief stole the third-row seat from an unlocked white 2010 Cadillac Escalade in the 4400 block of Livingston Avenue.

At 4:05 p.m., a resident of the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue reported the theft of a $600 Hotrock bicycle from Armstrong Elementary School sometime between Oct. 9 and Oct. 13.

Police Report: Oct. 5 to 11


Skulduggery of the week: Red River Rapscallion

Between 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 9:03 a.m. on Oct. 11, a thief stole an Oklahoma license plate from a black 2008 Toyota Sequoia in the 2800 block of Rosedale Avenue and replaced it with a Texas license plate.


Between 10 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 6, a burglar broke into a beige 2007 GMC Yukon in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue and stole the third-row seat.

At 4:07 p.m., a Highland Park High School student was involved in a rollover accident and car fire involving a red 2002 BMW sedan that ran a stop sign in the 3200 block of St. Johns Drive. During the investigation, the teenage driver was found to have a package of rolling papers and a fake driver’s license with a birthdate different than the one on their provisional license. So in addition to the traffic ticket, the driver was charged with forgery and possession of drug paraphernalia. The teen was transported to a hospital with an arm injury.

Body Cameras Give Cops Extra Set of Eyes

Here's a look at Milo Range

The Highland Park Department of Public Safety will introduce a Milo Range simulator this fall to help train officers in situations that might require deadly force.

The use of deadly force by police has dominated national headlines in the past year from Arlington to Baltimore to Ferguson, Mo.

Park Cities cops don’t want to be next, so they’re taking a proactive approach toward ensuring peaceful resolutions to tense conflicts.

The University Park Police Department expects to have all of its officers outfitted with body cameras this fall, following a brief training period. Each cop will be required to test the camera and activate it prior to their shift.

Reminder: No Guns at Football Games


Can you take a firearm with you into the crowded stands at a high school football game?

The answer might seem obvious to almost everyone, but apparently not to a man who was taken into custody for possessing a handgun during the Highland Park-Mesquite Horn game on Friday at Highlander Stadium.

According to University Park police, a spectator on the visitor side of the stadium reported to an officer that they saw another fan with a gun. When confronted, the perpetrator said he had a CHL but wasn’t aware that state law prohibits him from bringing the weapon into the stadium. He was detained without incident, and there’s no evidence of any harmful intent, police said.