Police Report: May 4 to May 10


Skulduggery of the week: Into The Woods

At 10:19 p.m., a thief stole a silver Lexus SUV while its owner was unloading groceries in the 3400 block of Gillon Avenue. The boyfriend of the vehicle’s owner began searching for it, eventually tracking it to where Gillon dead-ends at the Katy Trail, where the larcenist fled on foot into the woods. Another officer detained someone matching the suspect description near the intersection of Knox and Travis streets, but the Lexus owner couldn’t identify him. Nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle.


At 10:47 a.m., Todd K. Schmigel, 45, of Duncanville was arrested in the 4400 block of Beverly Drive on a charge of possession of marijuana.

At 11:45 p.m., Edward Lee Wilson, 36, of The Colony was arrested in the 3400 block of Drexel Drive on a public intoxication charge.

At 4:30 p.m., an officer was transporting a stray bulldog captured in the 3900 block of Potomac Avenue to a Dallas animal clinic for confinement in a white 2013 Dodge pickup when the dog bit several chunks out of the fiberglass camper top, as well as destroyed the wiring that powered the emergency lights.

Police Report: April 27 to May 3


Skulduggery of the week: Pain On The Neck

At 3:48 p.m. on April 27, an employee of the Alexander McQueen store at Highland Park Village reported that shoplifters stole two scarves during separate incidents on April 24 and April 25. The employee became aware of the malfeasance during an inventory of merchandise. In the second theft, the suspect is a woman who took something from the nearby Vince store later the same day. She remained in the store for 20 minutes after tucking the $365 scarf into her purse, purchasing a bag and a separate scarf and filling out a customer contact card with her personal information. That woman has an extensive criminal history involving theft.


Between 8 p.m. on April 27 and 9 a.m. on April 28, a vandal damaged a glass patio door in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive, but was unable to bust it down. A house manager noticed that a gate from the front to the backyard was ajar, and found a wood log on the sidewalk that might have been used to strike the door.

Between April 8 and April 29, a thief stole a $95,000 diamond and sapphire ring from a house in the 4300 block of Edmondson Avenue. The ring was most likely locked inside a safe, and its owner suspects a new maid might be responsible.

Between 10 p.m. on April 28 and 6:15 a.m. on April 29, a thief stole four tires and rims, valued at $8,000, from a white 2015 GMC Yukon in the 3600 block of Crescent Avenue. The perpetrator left the SUV sitting on blocks.

Bomb Threat Briefly Evacuates Bush Library


As reported by The Dallas Morning News, the George W. Bush Presidential Center was closed for about an hour by a bomb threat on Friday morning that was found scribbled on the wall of a bathroom stall.

You can find more details here, but the incident prompted a response from University Park and SMU emergency personnel. Everything is back to normal now, however, and the library has reopened.

Police Report: April 20 to April 25


Skulduggery of the week: It’s Not Right

Between 5 and 6 p.m., a vandal caused $500 in damage to a green 1999 Lexus LX470 at an apartment complex in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The owner of the Lexus was moving into an apartment and parked next to an elevator at the complex, although not in a designated space. An elderly neighbor drove into the garage in a black Chevrolet SUV, saw the parking job, and said, “It’s not right.” When the Lexus owner returned an hour later, they found a utility cart had been thrown on the hood, causing several dents and scratches. The following day, the same elderly man asked the family that owned the Lexus “if they were the ones who moved in yesterday.”


Between 5:45 p.m. on April 19 and 6:45 a.m. on April 20, a thief entered an unlocked tan 2013 GMC Yukon behind an iron security gate in the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue and stole a wallet containing $100 in cash. The larcenist also took five credit or debit cards and used them all before they were reported stolen. The owner of the Yukon also found a Sam’s Club card inside his vehicle that belonged to a neighbor whose unlocked gray 2010 Honda Pilot was ransacked during the same time frame. A thief also entered a third unlocked vehicle, a 2014 Lexus SUV, behind a security gate in the same block and stole a $300 purse containing $200 worth of gift cards and a credit card that was subsequently used twice.

Between 9:30 p.m. on April 20 and 8 a.m. on April 21, a thief entered an unlocked Volkswagen coupe in the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue and stole an iPod.

Between April 17 and April 22, a thief stole a 2.3-carat platinum solitaire engagement ring from the master bedroom of a house in the 4300 block of Beverly Drive. An Internet repairman did some work in the bedroom during the time frame in which the ring went missing.

Police Report: April 13 to April 18


Skulduggery of the week: Creamy Topping

Between 3:45 and 5 p.m. on April 14, a vandal poured cream-colored nail polish on the doors, hood, roof, and trunk of a blue 2007 Honda Civic at an apartment complex in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue.


Between 9 p.m. on April 12 and 7:45 a.m. on April 13, a thief stole a $150 Ozone bicycle from an apartment complex in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue.

At 10:08 p.m., Teresa Anne Weston, 48, of Highland Park was arrested in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue on charges of driving while intoxicated and public intoxication.

At 11:42 a.m., a resident of the 4700 block of Bowser Avenuereported several items stolen from a house on April 9, including $17,785 worth of jewelry, a $12,000 pair of Christian Louboutin leather shoes, and a $400 iPad Mini.

Police Report: April 6 to April 12


Skulduggery of the week: Suspicious Standoff

At 8:35 a.m. on April 7, a neighbor reported a suspicious man standing next to a white Mazda in the 4100 block of Normandy Avenue. When officers approached, he ran inside a house, and when a resident told police there were weapons inside the house, it led to a standoff. Later, the man tried to escape through the garage, but he was surrounded. Ryan Alexander Crow, 22, of Dallas was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.


Between 4 and 4:30 p.m., a burglar broke into a black 2010 Ford F-250 in the 4300 block of Westside Drive and stole a Kenneth Cole purse containing a Garmin GPS unit and assorted cosmetics.

Between 2:15 and 2:20 p.m., a thief entered an unlocked white 2015 Mercedes sedan at Wells Fargo in the 4100 block of Mockingbird Lane and stole a $4,000 Tag Heuer diamond watch, a $3,200 Gucci python-skin purse, a $400 velvet bag with assorted costume jewelry, and a notebook.

Police Report: March 30 to April 5


Skulduggery of the week: Easy on The Eyes

At 5:02 p.m. on March 31, three shoplifters stole four pairs of sunglasses, with a combined value of $1,525, from Jimmy Choo at Highland Park Village. The thefts weren’t spotted until an inventory check when the store closed that night, followed by a review of surveillance footage. A woman in the video returned to the store the following day, and admitted she was there with two men during the time of the theft, but denied buying or stealing anything. She was given a criminal trespass warning.


Between March 23 and March 30, a vandal shattered a window in a detached back house in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue. The homeowner found a pellet and shards of glass in a stairwell. Multiple squirrels were shot with a pellet gun on the same property last fall.

Between 1 and 6 p.m., a thief stole a Louis Vuitton wallet containing $107 in cash from a cabinet inside an office in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

At 12:15 a.m., Dana Garcia, 19, of Grapevine was arrested in the4600 block of Lakeside Drive on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Police Report: March 23 to March 27


Skulduggery of the week: ‘Sweet Charity’ Leaves Sour Taste

Between 1 and 1:42 p.m. on March 28, a shoplifter stole a “Sweet Charity” handbag, valued at $1,650, from the Christian Louboutin store at Highland Park Village. Someone stole an identical item from the same store on Feb. 8. In the most recent incident, an employee followed and confronted a couple that was in the store at the time, but they didn’t have the pilfered purse.


At 3:30 p.m., Brandon Ray Turner, 28, and Scott Thomas Margiotta, 27, both of Coppell, were arrested at Highland Park Village on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Between 10:30 p.m. on March 25 and 6 a.m. on March 26, a thief stole two custom rear wheels, valued at $1,500 each, from a white 2015 GMC Yukon in the 4500 block of Versailles Avenue.

Between 1 and 3:30 p.m., a thief stole a bag of tools from a construction site in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The stolen items included a $500 Hilti nail gun, a $250 PLS laser level, a $200 Makita cordless saw, a $200 Makita cordless drill, a $100 Bush laser level, and $60 worth of drill bits.

Police Report: March 16 to March 22


Skulduggery of the week: Yukon Jacked

Between 10:30 p.m. on March 17 and 8 a.m. on March 18, a thief stole a black 2004 GMC Yukon, valued at $10,000, in the 4400 block of Emerson Avenue.


Between 5:05 and 8:30 p.m., a burglar broke into a white 2014 Jeep Cherokee in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue and stole a $1,000 IBM ThinkPad computer, a $500 Samsung Galaxy tablet, and a $75 nylon backpack.

At 1:53 a.m., Benji Kristen Clem, 42, of Dallas was arrested in the4200 block of Armstrong Parkway on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Police Report: March 9 to March 14


Skulduggery of the week: Running on Empty

At 3:59 p.m. on March 9, a traffic accident at the intersection of Preston Road and Beverly Drive led to the driver of a red 2008 Honda Civic fleeing on foot toward Dallas Country Club. He was caught near Shenandoah Drive and returned to the scene, where he tried to give officers a false name. He was later taken to Parkland Hospital and given citations for driving without a license, following too closely, and a registration violation. The driver of a beige Mini Cooper that was rear-ended in the collision complained of back pain and a headache, but refused medical treatment. The incident shut down the intersection to traffic for more than an hour.


At 2:36 p.m., a thief tried to use a fraudulent credit card to buy a dress and two T-shirts at James Perse at Highland Park Village. When officers arrived, the perpetrator apparently sped away by bouncing over a curb in a silver 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe with Maryland license plates and tinted windows. Police stopped the Tahoe on Douglas Avenue near Mockingbird Lane, and found a man and two women inside who all have criminal histories. They insisted that the man inside the store was someone who was with them earlier, but left in a Honda with someone else. Since officers couldn’t positively identify the thief, they released all three of the detainees.

At 2:40 a.m., Eileen Renie Howard, 29, of Dallas was arrested in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue on a public intoxication charge.

At 8 p.m., Carolanne Treadwell, 25, of Highland Park was arrested in the 3200 block of Mockingbird Lane on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Police Report: March 2 to March 7


Skulduggery of the week: Alley Oops

At 11:03 p.m. on Feb. 8, a resident of the 4400 block of Beverly Drive reported two suspicious teenagers running through the alley. Officers traced the commotion to an apartment above a garage at a house where some teens were having an impromptu party while the owner was out of town. A peek inside revealed multiple beer bottles and cigarettes strewn around. Some of the teens still inside were cited for consumption by a minor and released to their parents. When reached by phone, the homeowner said the apartment should have been locked, and although they knew at least one of the kids, none of them had permission to be there.


Between 6 p.m. on March 4 and 1:20 p.m. on March 5, a vandal tossed a wine bottle through a window of a 2002 Jeep Cherokee in the 4500 block of Westside Drive.

At 2:45 a.m., Donald Hines, 41, of Dallas was arrested in the 3700 block of Lemmon Avenue on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Police Report: February 25 to March 1


Skulduggery of the week: Given A Long Lease

At 4:30 p.m., a resident of the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue reported the theft of a 2013 Mercedes sedan, valued at $130,000, which was leased by his company in December 2012. Two years later, he tried to sublease the car to a third party, and wound up being scammed by someone who produced counterfeit paperwork. He didn’t realize that or suspect theft until Jan. 29, when he wasn’t able to reach the broker about payment. Police later tracked the car to Charlotte, N.C., where it was recovered while in the process of being repossessed.


At 4:51 a.m., Kyle Ryan McCleland, 34, of Dallas was arrested in the 4100 block of Oak Lawn Avenue on two drug possession charges following a traffic stop.

At 9:59 a.m., a resident of the 3600 block of Harvard Avenuereported that a temporary worker from a dinner party the prior weekend altered a $40 check given to them as a tip to read $24,000. The bank did not release the funds after contacting the victim. Three other $40 checks given to temp workers from the same party cleared without incident.