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.