Crime Reports June 11 – 17

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DRIVING BAREFOOT

Everyone listen: Do not try to change your shoes while driving. A motorist heading southbound at 30 mph in the 4800 block of Armstrong Parkway learned his lesson the hard way by slamming his 2013 Chrysler 300 into a fire hydrant around 8:43 p.m. June 12.  The driver told police that he took his eyes off the road for just a second. Police issued the driver a citation for not being able to provide proof of insurance and sent him on his way – without his vehicle, of course.


Crime Reports June 4 – 10

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

A $3,225.85 Fendi shoulder bag and wallet was where one shopper drew the line with how much she'd spend at the Highland Park Village storefront. After unsuccessfully trying to get a "Chick Charm" keychain as a free gift during the 3:30 p.m. shopping trip June 10, the 60-something-year-old hid the $630 trinket in her purse and left without paying for it.


Crime Reports May 28 – June 3

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: BATHTUB BANDIT

Someone probably looking for a good ol' bubble bath walked out of the CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane before 8 a.m. with about $44 worth of Dove products (and a Schick razor). No rubber ducks were stolen.


Police Reports May 21 – 27

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: LOCK YOUR CAR, HIDE YOUR PURSE

A Park Cities woman thought her purse would be safe in her unlocked vehicle for about half an hour May 25. She was wrong. Sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon, a thief nabbed the purse, valued at $300, from the 2015 gray Honda van parked outside a home in the 2900 block of Westminster Avenue.


Crime Report May 14 – 20

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: POPPING TAGS

One shopper must have been browsing with champagne taste on a soda pop budget just before noon May 18 at Scout & Mollys at Snider Plaza. According to a police report, the shopper tried on several clothing items in the dressing room, paid for three, and then left the location – taking with them $560-worth of unpaid for merchandise.


BBB: Beware Facebook Quizzes Mining Personal Information

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With Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data mining in the news, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that what’s shared online can be used for illegal or unethical reasons.

Personality quizzes are especially popular on social media platforms, such as Facebook, and generally seem innocent enough. However, users might be giving away more information about themselves, and even friends, than they thought, BBB officials say.


Crime Report May 7 – 13

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: OUT OF TIME

A Highland Park man dealing Rolex watches from his house in the 3600 block of Harvard Avenue found himself down nearly $70,000 after a truly unique experience. Apparently, he received an inquiry from a  friend and frequent business colleague's about an "interested buyer." After receiving a check via UPS, the watchman shipped out two Rolexes to a Washington D.C. address. Turns out his friend's email was hacked and the check wasn't real, he reported to police around 10 a.m. May 8.