Police Reports: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

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BALANCING ACT

Between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Dec. 4, a thief entered a house in the 3400 block of Rosedale Avenue stole a hoverboard.

HIGHLAND PARK

28 MONDAY
At 9:24 a.m., a victim reported three packages stolen containing a $1,299 pair of brown Neiman Marcus boots and $30 of Chicago Cubs memorabilia from the front porch of a house in the 4400 block of Rheims Place sometime between 11 a.m. Nov. 23 and noon Nov. 27.

1 THURSDAY
At 2:38 a.m., David Lee Barron, 43, of Richardson, was arrested in the 4900 block of Preston Road on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Two minutes later, Erwin Gatchalian Montoya, 41, of Dallas, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

At 2:52 p.m., several thieves pretending to be construction workers gained entry to a house in the 3800 block of Mockingbird Lane saying there was a busted water line nearby and they needed to test the faucets in the house to see if there was green dye in the water. They stole $31,300 of jewelry, including three diamond rings, two custom ring bands, and a pair of diamond stud earrings.


Police Reports: Nov. 21-27

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DON’T ASK DON’T TELL

At 9:42 p.m. Nov. 25, police broke up a house party in the 3600 block of Dartmouth Avenue, after the housekeeper answered the door, and issued $271 citations to ten underage partygoers, most of whom were found hiding in the laundry room, for consumption by minor and minor in possession. When the homeowner arrived, she told officers on duty she was aware that her daughter was going to have friends over but that they were told not to have alcohol present, and that she had asked the housekeeper to come check on the house periodically.


Police Reports: Nov. 14-20

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Because you never know

After 9 p.m. Nov. 14, a thief entered a white Hyundai Sonata in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue and stole credit cards, a TaylorMade golf cap, a collapsing umbrella, and a knife.

HIGHLAND PARK

14 MONDAY
At 4:27 p.m., three shoplifters stole eleven purses valued at a total of $23,790 from Saint Laurent in Highland Park Village.

15 TUESDAY
Between 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and 8 a.m. Nov. 15, a blue Volkswagen Tiguan SUV was broken into in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue. 10 $1 bills were reported stolen, as well as a parking pass.

16 WEDNESDAY
Between 5:17 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Whitney Latasha Lawrence, 25, and Timesha Lakayla Jefferson, 28, were arrested on a charge theft at Jimmy Choo’s in Highland Park Village.


Police Reports: Nov. 7-13

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Skulduggery of the Week: One House, Two House, Red House, Blue House

Between midnight Nov. 3 and 7:45 p.m. Nov. 8, three political signs were stolen from the front yard of a house in the 3800 block of Purdue Street.

HIGHLAND PARK

10 THURSDAY
Between 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10, a thief removed the mirrored glass from the driver’s side of a black 2003 GMC Sierra in the 3100 block of St. John’s Drive.

12 SATURDAY
After 10 p.m., the driver’s side mirror of a tan 2012 Volvo S80 was damaged in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

13 SUNDAY
At 6:26 a.m., Thomas V. Board, 46, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication in the 4200 block of Beverly Drive.


HP Police Bust Alcohol-Fueled House Party on Beverly Drive

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Several Highland Park High School students were issued citations for minor in consumption of alcohol after Highland Park police broke up a house party in the 3200 block of Beverly Drive at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

Police had responded to a noise complaint that teenagers were talking loudly and playing music on a front lawn.

The officers on duty questioned a resident of the house in question, who said there were 20 minors at the house and no adults, but that no one was consuming alcohol. 


Police Reports: Oct. 31-Nov. 5

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Skulduggery of the Week: Clean Sweep

Between 8 a.m. Oct. 27 and 12:27 p.m. Oct. 31, a thief removed all the cabinets, countertops, and appliances, as well as two vanity cabinets, a bathtub, and two ceiling fans from a house in the 4600 block of Beverly Drive.

HIGHLAND PARK

31 MONDAY
After 4:30 p.m., a vandal damaged a silver 2011 Toyota Avalon in the 3300 block of Cornell Avenue.

1 TUESDAY
At 3:41 a.m., two minors were arrested in the 4500 block of Beverly Drive on a charge of possession of marijuana.

3 THURSDAY
At 4:03 p.m., a shoplifter stole a black and brown Paloma Clutch from Christian Louboutin in Highland Park Village.


Police Reports: Oct. 24-29

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Skulduggery of the Week: Ring It In

24 MONDAY
At 9:22 a.m., a victim reported that a thief stole a $35,000 ring from a house in the 4100 block of Amherst Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Oct. 17.

HIGHLAND PARK

25 TUESDAY
At 3 a.m., Aurelio Rene Hernandez, 33, of Dallas, and Joshua Espinosa, 38, of Dallas, were arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 4300 block of Wycliff Avenue.


Crimes at Construction Sites Prove Costly

Crimes at construction sites often impact workers rather than homeowners. (Thinkstock.com) 0
Crimes at construction sites often impact workers rather than homeowners. (Thinkstock.com)

While crimes at residential construction sites aren’t frequent in the Park Cities, they can end up causing some big financial losses.

Since 2013, Highland Park has seen an increase in criminal activity at residential construction sites, the number growing from nine in 2013 to 19 in 2015. University Park remained steady with eight reported incidents in 2013 and 2014, but that number decreased to three in 2015. As of August, HP had nine recorded incidents, and University Park had seven.

But according to HPDPS spokesperson Lance Koppa, those numbers could be different if 100 percent of crimes were reported.

“There are crimes that go unreported and for the victims of those crimes who simply don’t want to get the police involved, that doesn’t help us paint a picture of what is actually going on,” Koppa said.


Police Reports: Oct. 17-23

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Skulduggery of the Week: Clean Getaway

At 11:05 p.m. Oct. 23, a shoplifter stole $11.99 in Gain flings pods, $11.99 in Tide liquid pods, and $29.49 in Similac powder from CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane.

HIGHLAND PARK

17 MONDAY
At 4:18 p.m., a victim reported that her ex-husband stole a Samsung Galaxy Express 3 and a black iPhone 4, as well as $125 cash, from her daughters at a house in the 3500 block of Armstrong Avenue between 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 8 a.m. Oct. 5.

18 TUESDAY
At 8 p.m., a thief stole a seven-foot section of copper pipe from a house in the 3700 block of Princeton Avenue.