Police Reports: Aug. 15-21

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Skulduggery of the Week: Bad Call

At 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19, a thief stole $300 from a victim attempting to purchase a cell phone from the scoundrel in the 4400 block of South Versailles Avenue. The victim then got into his vehicle and attempted to pursue the lawbreaker.

HIGHLAND PARK

17 WEDNESDAY

At 1:45 a.m., Lisa Maria Richardson, 39, of Highland Park, was arrested in the 4400 block of Westway Avenue on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member.

18 THURSDAY

At 2:15 p.m., an armed robber stole a $50 silver money clip, $540 in cash, and a $300 iPhone 5S from a victim and $674 from TitleMax in the 4800 block of Lemmon Avenue.


Aggravated Robbery on Lemmon Ave

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Highland Park police received a 9-1-1 call around 2:18 p.m. Thursday Aug. 18 reporting an aggravated robbery at the TitleMax store in the 4800 block of Lemmon Avenue, according to a press release sent out by Highland Park Department of Public Safety last night around 7 p.m.

HPDPS Lt. Lance Koppa said today that multiple officers were on the scene in under two minutes. Officers searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate a suspect. Koppa said investigators were “not ruling out” the possibility that the suspect had a getaway vehicle, since he was able to disappear so quickly. 


Police Reports: Aug. 8-14

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Skulduggery of the Week: Living on Stolen Time

At 9:38 a.m. Aug. 13, a victim reported a burglar broke into his black 2007 GMC Yukon in the 3100 block of Drexel Drive between 7 a.m. and noon Aug. 5 and stole $10 in change and an $8,000 Cartier watch.

HIGHLAND PARK

8 MONDAY
Between 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7 a.m. Aug. 8, a thief entered a house under construction in the 4300 block of St. Johns Drive and stole a $300 saw.

At 8:29 p.m., a burglar broke into a house in the 4600 block of North Versailles Avenue causing $200 in damage, and stole an $800 white iPhone 6S as the victim was getting out of the shower.


Police Reports: Aug. 1-6

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Skulduggery of the Week: Vegetation Devastation

At 4:52 a.m. Aug. 1, a planter that was bolted to the ground at Highland Park Village was found on its side.

HIGHLAND PARK

2 TUESDAY
Between 9:30 a.m. and 3:28 p.m., a burglar broke into two cars in a parking lot at The Shops at Highland Park: a white Ford F350, stealing two 100-foot extensions cords and a $1,200 generator; and a white Ford Fusion, stealing a black buckle bag, a white Anna Martina Franco bag, a pair of Dolce Vita shoes, a pair of Steve Madden shoes, $50 Huile Devine Oil, $50 in Korres Wild Rose Sauvage, $60 in Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, and a $150 pair of prescription glasses. The stolen items from the white Ford Fusion were recovered in a nearby dumpster.

4 THURSDAY
 Between 6:30 p.m. July 3 and 8 a.m. July 4, a thief entered a blue Audi AA6 in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue and stole a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.


Police Reports: July 25-31

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Skulduggery of the Week: Need a Lyft?

Between 7:15 and 8 p.m. July 25, a rascal stole a green 2012 Kia Soul while the car’s owner was interviewing for a job with Lyft at Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.

HIGHLAND PARK

25 MONDAY
Between 5 and 5:48 p.m., a vandal caused damage to a green Ford Expedition in the parking lot of Highland Park Village. 

26 TUESDAY
At 8:09 a.m., Reginald Kirk, 26, of Dallas, was arrested in the 4200 block of Wycliff Avenue on a charge of unlicensed carrying of a weapon.


Police Reports: July 18-24

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Skulduggery of the Week: You’ve Got Mail

At 4:49 p.m. on July 20, a scoundrel attempted to steal a padded envelope from the UPS store in the 4800 block of Lemmon Avenue. An employee of the store followed the rascal, who said he was intending to mail the envelope, and retrieved the shoplifted item. After the rapscallion fled, a police officer found within the envelope a baggie containing around 3.69 grams of methamphetamine.

HIGHLAND PARK

18 MONDAY
Between 12:30 and 1 p.m., a person reported she lost a Burberry wallet containing $80 at Royal Blue Grocery in Highland Park Village. 

19 TUESDAY
At 3:15 a.m. July 19, Matthew Aaron Snyder, 28, of Dallas, was arrested in the 4300 block of Prescott Avenue on a charge of driving while intoxicated.


Police Reports: July 11-17

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Skulduggery of the Week: This Burglar’s Getting Intimate

Between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. on July 12, a burglar broke into a house in the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue and stole a Louis Vuitton purse, a backpack, and two gallon-sized zip top bags containing underwear, bras, sports bras, and socks.

HIGHLAND PARK

11 MONDAY
At 2:32 p.m., a victim reported a thief stole two chainsaws valued at $700 from a vehicle in the 3900 block of Miramar Avenue between noon and 1 p.m. on June 17.

At 7:32 p.m., a victim reported a thief stole a $600 backpack blower from a vehicle in the 4300 block of Belclaire Avenue between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on June 2.


This Can Help You Prevent Vehicle ID Theft

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There are many things we are supposed to be on the lookout for when we perform the “walk around” we were taught to do in driver’s education – strangers in the backseat, leaking essential fluids, etc.

But there’s one very vital detail to a car that can be very easy to miss – the license plates.

Recently, we have noticed an increase in the number of license plates reported stolen or swapped out for another.


Police Reports: July 5-10

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Skulduggery of the Week: This Thief Really Applied Himself

Between noon on June 9 and 11 a.m. on July 9, a thief entered a house in the 5900 block of Auburndale Avenue and stole $47,000 in appliances.

HIGHLAND PARK

5 TUESDAY
At 10:45 a.m., Zachary Heath Wall, 34, of Dallas, was arrested at Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive on a charge of criminal trespassing.

7 THURSDAY
 At 11:53 a.m., a black 2016 Jeep Commander backed up in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Knox Street and struck a Highland Park DPS patrol vehicle.