September 16, 2014

  • Police Report: September 2 to September 7


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Go Speed Racer

    At 11:49 p.m., an officer spotted a silver 2012 Toyota Camry stopped with its high-beams on in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue. The car began moving slowly, then ran a stop sign at the intersection of Abbott and Knox Street, prompting the officer to turn on his strobe lights and siren. The car stopped at the intersection of Knox and North Central Expressway, but didn’t pull over. It then headed northbound on Central, reaching speeds close to 100 mph while weaving erratically through traffic. The Toyota exited at Caruth Haven and drove eastbound, at which time the HPDPS officer lost sight of it and ended the pursuit. The same night, police reports show five car burglaries in the vicinity where the Toyota was stopped.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    5 FRIDAY
    Between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., a vandal broke a window on a blue 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 4400 block of Fairfax Avenue, causing $500 in damage. Nothing was reported stolen.

    6 SATURDAY
    At 10:24 p.m., Peter George Sanderson, 23, of Garland was arrested in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue on a public intoxication charge.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 16, 2014 | 12:47 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 15, 2014

  • UPPD Releases Sketch of Sexual Assault Suspect

    Sexual Assault 14-00937The University Park Police Department released a sketch today as it continues to look for a suspect in an aggravated sexual assault incident on Sept. 7 near the SMU campus.

    UPPD said the suspect is a black man in his early 20s with a “football player build,” with close-cropped hair and a tattoo on the left side of his neck. The tattoo featured a crown with script writing below it. (Strangely, however, it’s not included in the sketch.)

    The man is suspected of attacking a female jogger from behind at knifepoint in the 6700 block of Willard Drive at about 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 7. Anybody with information about the case should call UPPD at 214-363-3000 or Detective Marshall at 214-987-5359.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 15, 2014 | 1:55 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 9, 2014

  • Police Report: August 25 to August 31


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: High-Beam Chase

    At 11:49 p.m., an officer spotted a silver 2012 Toyota Camry stopped with its high-beams on in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue. The car began moving slowly, then ran a stop sign at the intersection of Abbott and Knox Street, prompting the officer to turn on his strobe lights and siren. The car stopped at the intersection of Knox and North Central Expressway, but didn’t pull over. It then headed northbound on Central, reaching speeds close to 100 mph while weaving erratically through traffic. The Toyota exited at Caruth Haven and drove eastbound, at which time the HPDPS officer lost sight of it and ended the pursuit. The same night, police reports show five car burglaries in the vicinity where the Toyota was stopped.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    25 MONDAY
    At 1:05 a.m., Cynthia Ridge Reed, 52, of Garland was arrested in the 4200 block of Mockingbird Lane on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

    26 TUESDAY
    Between 10 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 26, a thief entered an unlocked black 2011 Porsche Panamera in the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue and stole a Garmin watch, a pair of Chanel reading glasses with tortoise-shell frames, a pair of Chanel sunglasses, a pair of Thierry Lasry sunglasses, a checkbook, and a debit card, which had been used six times before it was discovered missing.

    28 THURSDAY
    At 8:02 a.m., Guillermo Munoz, 25, of Wylie was arrested in the5500 block of High School Avenue on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and using a wireless communications device in a school zone.

    At 1:32 p.m., Daniel Elizondo, 29, was arrested in the 4000 block of Wycliff Avenue on a possession of marijuana charge.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 9, 2014 | 11:38 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 8, 2014

  • Jogger Sexually Assaulted Near SMU

    The University Park Police Department is investigating an incident that took place at about 11:15 p.m. last night, when a woman was grabbed from behind at knifepoint while jogging in the 6700 block of Willard Drive — which is near the SMU campus — and then sexually assaulted.

    The suspect is a black man in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall with close-cut black hair. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a white shirt, blue shorts, and white high-top shoes. Anyone with information about the attack should call UPPD at 214-363-3000.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 8, 2014 | 1:45 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 4, 2014

  • HPHS Grad Decries ‘Honor Killings’ in New Doc

    Poster HIGH ResolutionAmy Logan is an expert on the barbaric practice of “honor killing,” which is common in some cultures as a method of vengeance on family members who have committed acts thought to be immoral or dishonorable.

    Part of her message is that such violence — often committed by men against women — takes place closer to home than many of us realize, which is why the University Park native was enthusiastic about participating in the feature documentary The Price of Honor.

    The film, which chronicles the case of two Lewisville sisters who were killed by their father in Irving in 2008, will have its world-premiere screening at the Lakewood Theater at 6 p.m. Sunday. Logan also will participate in a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers after Sunday’s screening.

    In the incident depicted in the film, Egyptian-born Yaser Said was living in Lewisville when he took his two teenage daughters in his taxicab to Irving, where he shot them to death, presumably for dating non-Muslim boys. Said fled the scene and is still at large more than six years later.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 4, 2014 | 12:36 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 2, 2014

  • Burglaries Might Have Led to High-Speed Chase

    A high-speed chase involving a Highland Park Department of Public Safety officer on Saturday night may have been connected to a series of burglaries in the area on the same evening.

    The incident began at 11:49 p.m. in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue, when a patrol cop spotted a silver 2012 Toyota Camry stopped with its high-beams on. The car began moving slowly, then ran a stop sign at the intersection of Abbott and Knox Street, prompting the officer to turn on his strobe lights and siren.

    The car stopped at the intersection of Knox and North Central Expressway, but didn’t pull over. It then headed northbound on Central, reaching speeds close to 100 mph while weaving erratically through traffic.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 2, 2014 | 11:12 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 26, 2014

  • Police Report: August 18 to August 23


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Blame It On The Alcohol

    At 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, four shoplifters combined to steal $167 worth of vodka — including two bottles of Grey Goose and one bottle of Ciroc — from PK’s Fine Wine and Liquor in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. All four fled in a small black sedan toward Lemmon Avenue.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    18 MONDAY
    At 12:34 p.m., a resident of the 3800 block of Mockingbird Lanereported that a bullet cracked a front window of the house sometime between Aug. 8 and Aug. 16.

    Between 5 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 18, a vandal broke into a house in the 4400 block of Beverly Drive, which recently changed owners. One of the previous owners, who was in the process of moving out, noticed the front door closed but not latched, and notified police. Nothing was reported stolen.

    20 WEDNESDAY
    Between 9 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 20, a burglar broke into a blue 2007 Lexus ES350 in the alley behind a house in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue. The perpetrator caused $1,500 in damage to a window, but nothing was reported stolen.

    Between 2:45 and 3:05 p.m., a burglar broke into a GMC box van in the 3600 block of Harvard Avenue and stole a Stihl leaf blower and a Stihl weed eater. Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 26, 2014 | 1:59 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 19, 2014

  • Police Report: August 11 to August 17


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Tootsies Rolled

    At 4:09 p.m. on Aug. 16, the driver of a red 2001 Chevrolet SUV ran through the front window of Tootsies at The Plaza at Preston Center, causing $3,000 in damage. The driver fled the scene but was tracked down and arrested on a DWI charge.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    15 FRIDAY
    At 7:40 a.m., a contractor at a house in the 4300 block of Lorraine Avenue saw a suspicious yellow late-model Lincoln pull out of a driveway. Earlier that morning, a burglar broke into the house and stole two Samsung flat-screen televisions with a combined value of $1,600, in addition to causing significant damage.

    At 12:06 p.m., a resident of the 3100 block of Cornell Avenuereported the theft of a lawn mower and extension cord from an unlocked, attached garage sometime between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10. A contractor replaced the flooring in the house during that time frame and used the garage for storage.

    At 8:08 p.m., a thief stole a $4,600 Chanel purse containing a house key, makeup kit, and $10 in cash from a customer inside Mi Cocina at Highland Park Village. A witness said two suspicious people were loitering near the front of the restaurant before fleeing in a silver 2013 Kia Sportage rental car. Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 19, 2014 | 1:56 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 11, 2014

  • Police Report: August 5 to August 10


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Garage Door Opener

    Between 5 and 5:14 a.m. on Aug. 5, a burglar broke into a detached garage in the 3700 block of Maplewood Avenueand stole three televisions, with a combined value of $3,500, from a garage apartment and workout room. When officers arrived, they found all doors to the garage open and a screwdriver and steak knife on the bed of the apartment. They also found the TVs leaning against a nearby fence, and returned them to the homeowner. Later that morning, a resident of the 3800 block of Maplewood called police after he noticed suspicious activity near his garage, and found a Trek bicycle and three Hawaiian shirts in the alley.


    HIGHLAND PARK

    5 TUESDAY
    At 5 a.m., Nacia Noelle Nicodemus, 36, of Dallas was arrested in the 3400 block of Armstrong Avenue on a public intoxication charge.

    6 WEDNESDAY
    Between 9 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 6, a vandal keyed a black 2014 Mercedes ML3 in the 3500 block of Harvard Avenue.

    7 THURSDAY
    At 10:26 a.m., Cesar Ignacio Haro-Gonzalez, 30, of Dallas was arrested in the 4500 block of Westway Avenue on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 11, 2014 | 1:55 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 8, 2014

  • Police Report: July 28 to August 3


    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Try Not to Stand Out

    At 3:42 p.m., a thief stole a $65,000 orange alligator jacket with fur trim from the Carolina Herrera store at Highland Park Village. Store employees told officers the door to the storage room was not closing properly. 


    HIGHLAND PARK

    28 JULY: At 1:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 5400 block of Byron Avenue to find damage to the base cover of a signal light at Byron Avenue and Mockingbird Lane. The cover, valued at $3,000, appeared to have been hit by an unknown vehicle.
     
    29 JULY: At 5:05 a.m., an officer noticed a green 1996 Toyota 4Runner parked in the 4300 block of Westside Drive with significant damage to the driver’s side, side-view mirror, and left-side panels. A resident then came outside and said some of the damage to her uncle’s car had occurred overnight.
     
    At 4:48 p.m., a resident of the 3500 block of Potomac Avenuereported fraudulent use of identification to take out a $1,000 cash loan. The victim first became aware of the fraud when he received a late-payment notice from Speedy Cash Online Loan Service. Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 8, 2014 | 1:52 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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