Police Report: June 20-26

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Skulduggery of the week: Head & Shoulder, But Not Knees & Toes

At 5:49 p.m. on June 24, a shoplifter stole $77.94 worth of Head & Shoulder shampoo from Tom Thumb in the Plaza at Preston Center.

HIGHLAND PARK

21 TUESDAY

At 3 a.m., Jose Angel Miramontes, 19, of Dallas, and two minors were arrested in the 4400 block of Westway Avenue, and one minor was arrested in the 6100 bock of Cedar Springs Road on a charge of evading arrest.

Between 8 p.m. on June 20 and 4:30 p.m. on June 21, a thief entered a silver 2009 Lexus ES 350 in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive and stole two $40 metal wire baskets, and a $350 Prince metal tennis racquet.


Police Reports: June 13-19

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Skulduggery of the week: TRIPLE WHAMMY, DOUBLE TROUBLE

Between 2:15 and 2:58 a.m. on June 15, a scoundrel broke into a black 2000 Toyota SUV, a gray 2008 Mazda, and a red 2011 Mini Cooper and stole a $10 glasses case, three wallets valued at $100, a $150 skateboard, a $250 fishing bag, and $1,000 in baseball equipment. At 3:15 a.m., Collin Jared Russell, 21, of Richardson, and a minor were arrested in the 4500 block of Lovers Lane on a charge of burglary of a vehicle.

HIGHLAND PARK

14 TUESDAY
Between 3 p.m. on June 13 and 6 a.m. on June 14, a thief entered a white 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan in the 3300 block of Princeton Avenue and stole $2 in change, a $25 phone charger, and a $130 set of black AfterShokz bluetooth earbuds.

16 THURSDAY
Between noon and 5:10 p.m., a thief entered a garage in the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue and stole a Triton 840 airless sprayer.


Police Reports: June 6-12

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Skulduggery of the week: CONSTRUCTION DESTRUCTION

At 9:30 a.m. on June 6, a crane driving southbound on Preston Road ran over several barricades, worth $150 each, from the 5000 block of Preston Road to the 4700 block of Preston Road.

HIGHLAND PARK

6 MONDAY
At 1:44 a.m., Emily Caroline Watkins, 18, of Dallas, was arrested in the 4300 block of Beverly Drive on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

7 TUESDAY
At 6:27 p.m., a shoplifter stole 10 bottles of wine, valued at $643.90, from Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.


Police Reports: May 31-June 4

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Skulduggery of the week: PREPAID PAY DAY

At 4:44 p.m. on June 1, an employee of CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane stole three prepaid debit cards and loaded various amounts on each, totaling $806.

HIGHLAND PARK

31 TUESDAY
At 12:28 p.m., a shoplifter stole $20.44 in food from Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The scoundrel was issued a citation for class C theft.

UNIVERSITY PARK

31 TUESDAY
At 4 a.m., Taylor Garrett Trammell, 25, of Rowlett, was arrested in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane on a charge of public intoxication.


Dear Drivers, Red Means Stop!

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There’s a game most children play that should prepare them to be future drivers. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It goes by the name Red Light Green Light. And when you take driver’s ed, I’m pretty sure one of the first things they teach you is red means stop, green means go.

I was driving past Highland Park Village a couple of weeks ago, and was sitting at the traffic light at the intersection of eastbound Mockingbird and Douglas Avenue. While at the light, I watched not one, but three, cars turn right into Highland Park Village after their light had turned red.


FBI Searches For Something in Connor Lake

An FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team is out at Connor Lake today. They can't tell us at this time what they're looking for. (Photo: Hayley Metcalf) 0
An FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team is out at Connor Lake today. They can't tell us at this time what they're looking for. (Photo: Hayley Metcalf)

UPDATE: According to an article by Bloomberg, Dean Foods former chairman Thomas C. Davis was recently charged by the U.S. for insider-trading. Apparently he threw a prepaid cell phone “into a nearby Dallas creek in an attempt to cover up an illegal stock-trading plot.” According to DCAD, Davis still has a house in his name on Abbott Avenue, only blocks away from Turtle Creek and Lake Connor Park. Coincidence?

Neighbors of Connor Park called to alert us to an FBI team stationed on the east side of the lake near the intersection of St. Johns Drive and Fitzhugh Avenue this morning.

FBI spokeswoman Allison Mahan confirmed an Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team had been deployed in relation to an ongoing investigation. She was unable to discuss the particulars at this time.

“We did get the green light to say we’re not looking for remains or any kind of body,” Mahan said.

She added that there’s no threat to public safety. She expects the team will be out the rest of the day.


Police Reports: May 23-29

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Skulduggery of the week: SOMETHING TO WINE ABOUT

At 5:36 p.m. on May 24, a resident of the 4500 block of Westway Avenue reported that 124 bottles of wine, valued at $47,039, were stolen between Aug. 7 and May 12.

HIGHLAND PARK

25 WEDNESDAY
Between 9 a.m. on May 20 and 9 a.m. on May 25, a thief stole the license plate from a black 2012 BMW in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue, and replaced it with another plate.

26 THURSDAY
At 8:30 p.m., a man lost a $10,000 Rolex watch in the Starbucks at Highland Park Village.


Phone Scammers: Coming to a ZIP Code Near You

Ginny Sillers, 88, received a threatening phone call from a scam artist who had gotten her information from her husband's obituary. (Photo: Imani Lytle) 0
Ginny Sillers, 88, received a threatening phone call from a scam artist who had gotten her information from her husband's obituary. (Photo: Imani Lytle)

In March, a phone call from a man identifying himself as Milton Schwarz, a lawyer for the U.S. Consulate in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, woke up Park Cities resident Ginny Sillers, 88.

“Your grandson Scott was in an accident on spring break,” the man told her. “The police have him in custody for DWI. And you know what Mexican jails are like.”

Sillers was so upset he almost handed over $15,000, stuffed into a magazine and posted to an address in Georgia for her grandson’s bail.

“Of course, I don’t know what Mexican jails are like,” she said. “But I figured from his tone they weren’t nice.”

Only, her grandson wasn’t in prison. He wasn’t even in Mexico. He certainly wasn’t on spring break, since he had graduated from college four years ago.


Police Reports: May 16-22

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Skulduggery of the week: OH, WHAT A WATERFUL WORLD

At 3:28 p.m. on May 20, assailants threw water balloons at students and adults at McCulloch Intermediate School, causing one victim discomfort and pain on impact.

HIGHLAND PARK

18 WEDNESDAY
At 4:18 a.m., Warren Nicholas Whitlow Jr., of Highland Park, was arrested in the 5200 block of Edmondson Avenue on a charge of interfering with public duties.

At 8:05 p.m., Patrick Charles Gomez, 27, of Austin, was arrested in the 5400 block of Sewanee Avenue on a charge of possession of marijuana. 

22 SUNDAY
At 11 p.m., Roosevelt Thompson was arrested in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane on a charge of littering.