Police Reports: Sept. 12-17


Skulduggery of the Week: A Real Steak Out

At 11:46 p.m. Sept. 13, two scoundrels broke into Royal Blue Grocery at Highland Park Village and stole 10 pounds of flank steak, packaged hotdogs, and two large peanut cans.


Between 3 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. Sept. 12, a thief entered a house in the 3700 block of Euclid Avenue, damaged a $2,000 wood and glass cabinet and stole a $300 piece of costume jewelery, a $1,000 subwoofer speaker, a $1,600 sound bar, a $3,000 flat screen TV, a $5,950 diamond necklace, and a $7,000 flat screen TV.

At 11:16 p.m., Jamie Lynne Wiseman, 31, of Plano, was arrested in the 5200 block of Auburndale on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Police Reports: Sept. 5-10


Skulduggery of the Week: Something Big’s Cooking

Between noon Sept. 1 and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10, a burglar broke into a home under construction in the 4400 block of Larchmont Avenue and stole $12,655.49 in kitchen appliances.


Between 8 p.m. Sept. 4 and 8 a.m. Sept. 5, a thief entered a garage in the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue and stole a ratchet set, two black wetsuits, and a pair of sailing gloves.

At 11:17 p.m., Jose Juan Carrizales, 49, of Dallas, was arre
sted in the 6500 block of Robin Road on a charge of tampering with government records.

UP Firefighter Reportedly Lured to Death


Investigators believe Michael Garza shot and killed UP firefighter Robert Poynter

New information released this afternoon suggests the wife of UP firefighter Robert Poynter may have arranged his murder.

According to an article in the Dallas Morning News, Chacey Poynter allegedly tricked her husband into thinking she was stuck on the side of the road. When he came to her aid, investigators believe he was shot in the head by Michael Garza.

Reports indicate that Chacey and Garza were having an affair. Robert Poynter apparently filed for divorce after the affair began.

UP Firefighter Shot Dead, Wife Charged with Murder

Chacey Tyle Poynter was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Chacey Tyler Poynter was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the shooting of her husband.

Update 6:55 p.m. Sept. 11: According to the Hunt County Scanner Facebook page, Michael Garza, 37, was arrested Sept. 11 on a charge of murder in connection to the death of Bob Poytner by gunshot. Police, who believed another person had been present at the shooting, connected Garza with Poynter’s wife Chacey through his Facebook friends list.

University Park firefighter and paramedic Robert “Bob” Poynter, 47, died of a gunshot wound to the head Friday night in Hunt County. His wife, Chacey Tyler Poynter, 29, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Around 10:40 p.m. Friday, Royce City police received a call regarding a woman attempting to stop vehicles near the intersection of FM 35 and Hunt Count Road 2595. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Chacey, who told them that her husband had been shot. Investigators found Robert dead in a vehicle a short time later

According to a release from Royce City PD, Chacey provided the officers suspicious and conflicting information. Police also believe that another person may have been present during the shooting.

SMU Student Reports Sexual Assault


According to SMU Police, an SMU student reported she was sexually assaulted by two males between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Sept. 4 at a resident hall in the 6200 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

According to a release, SMU Police have identified and contacted the suspects, one of whom is an SMU student.

If you have information about the case, you are asked to contact the SMU Police Department at 214-768-3333. If you wish to report information anonymously, you may contact the Police Department’s Silent Witness Program at 214-SMU-2TIP or online.


Police Reports: Aug. 29-Sept. 4


Skulduggery of the Week: Scooterin’ Along

At 11:39 a.m., a thief stole a $5,000 pink 2010 Vespa Piaggo from the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue.


At 5:36 p.m., a resident of the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue reported a thief entered a condo between 5 p.m. May 13 and 5 p.m. June 3 and stole a college fraternity ring, three pairs of pants valued at $350, a $499 Xbox One, four shirts valued at a total of $500, an $899 Pioneer Elite Receiver a $1,300 college gold ring, and a $3,100 Breitling Superocean Mariner watch. The victim also reported a $599 Denon Receiver and crates with $10,800 in various clothes went missing between March 12 and July 15 from a storage unit on the property.

At 8:10 a.m., John Emmanuel Meza, 28, of Dallas, was arrested at Abbott Avenue and Lindenwood Avenue on charges of failure to identify, giving false information, and possession of a controlled substance. Karen Rosario Chavez, 28, of Dallas, was arrested for possession of controlled substances, unlicensed carry of a weapon, and failure to identify.

Dallas Grand Jury Clears UP Police Involved in In-Custody Death


On Sept. 1, a Dallas County Grand Jury suggested no charges be filed against the five University Park police officers involved in a September 2014 incident that ended with an in-custody death.

At 12:43 a.m. Sept. 23, 2014, UP police officers responded to a call from an alarm monitoring company that reported suspicious activity outside a gated house in the 3900 block of Lovers Lane. An officer tried to talk to the white male seen leaving the location on a surveillance camera, identified as Thomas Klessig, but Klessig was uncooperative and pushed the officer to the ground.

When a second officer arrived at the scene, both chased Klessig to the 4000 block of Amherst Avenue. Three more officers helped restrain him with pepper spray when he refused to get down on the ground and resisted their attempts to handcuff him.

Grill to Blame for Two-Alarm UP Fire


UP Fire 8.30.16

University Park officials say radiant heat from an outdoor grill sparked a two-alarm house fire in the 5900 block of Armstrong Parkway Monday night. Two people who were home at the time managed to escape without injury.

“The fire began in the carport and spread to the house,” UP Community Information Officer Steve Mace said.

Highland Park Public Safety and Dallas Fire Rescue personnel helped the UP Fire Department fight the blaze, which was first reported around 11:30 p.m. At one point, nearly 30 firefighters were on the scene.

The fire caused heavy damage to the back of the house as well as the carport and attic.

Police Reports: Aug. 22-28


Skulduggery of the Week: Where Is the Fashion Police When You Need Them?

Between noon June 25 and 8:11 p.m. Aug. 22, a thief stole a $300 elephant sculpture, an $850 Dolce & Gabbana dress, and two $1,300 Lela Rose dresses from a house in the 3700 block of Binkley Avenue.


At 10:56 a.m., a black GMC Yukon hit a stop sign at Airline Road and St. Johns Drive.

Between noon Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. Aug. 23, a scammer stole $15,263.40 in wired funds from a victim in the 4300 block of Edmondson Avenue.