Police Reports: July 17 to 23

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carbreakinSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: COWBOYS FAN ESCAPES WITH TOOLS

Stolen at 10:57 a.m. July 22 from a contractor’s 2009 Chevrolet Express van at a construction site in Highland Park Village: $870 in tools. A witness saw a bald, tattooed man in a Dallas Cowboys jersey and saggy jeans hop into a 2010 Chevrolet Escape with the loot. The Escape, driven by a female accomplice, sped off, turning south on Preston Road.


HIGHLAND PARK

19 Wednesday
Missing: a $250 Longchamp wallet containing $300 cash, 13 credit and debit cards, a house key, and identification. A Dallas woman left it around 1 p.m. in a Whole Foods shopping cart. She returned 20 minutes later to the supermarket on Lomo Alto Drive and then again the next day, but store employees said they had not seen the wallet.


Police Reports: July 10 to 16

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vandalismSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: ROCK, RANGE, RUG

Between July 9 and 1:06 p.m. July 16, burglars tossed a rock through a window at a newly built furnished, but vacant, home for sale in the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue. Once inside, they ripped the alarm keypad from the wall, cut off power to the house, and removed a $1,000 green Brazilian cowhide rug and a $12,000 stainless Wolf model range with instruction manuals. Damage estimate: $7,000 to walls, paint, countertops, alarm system, and window.


HIGHLAND PARK

10 Tuesday
Removed from a possibly opened detached garage at a home in the 4200 block of Livingstone Avenue before 10 a.m.: a men’s $300 blue and silver Trek mountain bike last seen July 8.

A home in the 4300 block of Southern Avenue has become a popular target for thieves. Stolen most recently: a Clipper Creek electric car charging cord ($589 value plus $36 shipping) delivered by UPS at 11:49 a.m. to the front porch. Another UPS package, containing $40 women’s pants from Banana Republic, was taken after delivery on July 5, and a $50 Huffy bicycle was stolen on June 28.


Police Reports: July 3 through 9

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drugsSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WEED-SMOKING DAD BLAMES KIDS

During a traffic stop at 7:30 p.m. July 5 in the 3400 block of Armstrong Avenue, a Dallas man driving a 2015 Toyota Camry admitted to having less than an ounce of marijuana in his center console. He said he has four children, works 15 hours a day, and sometimes uses marijuana to calm himself. Officers ordered him to crush the marijuana bud on the sidewalk with his foot. They confiscated a metal grinder and issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and running a stop sign.


HIGHLAND PARK

3 Monday
Store video shows a trio of shoplifters – two women and a man – stealing $2,210 in merchandise between 11:08 and 11:37 a.m. from Tory Burch at Highland Park Village. At one point the man and one of the women, stood watch while the other woman stuffed items into a large bag. Stolen: two Fleming quilted cross-body purses ($495 each), a Taylor tote bag ($495), Taylor wallet ($225), T Logo cross-body purse ($325), and a Scallop-T smartphone wallet ($175).


Police Reports: June 26 to July 2

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houseSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: AXING WITHOUT PERMISSION

Around 5 p.m. July 2, Sumiko Schroeder learned the large tree she was paying a crew to remove from the parkway in front of her house in the 4600 block of Westside Drive doesn’t belong to her. It belongs to the town.


HIGHLAND PARK

26 Monday
Damaged around noon: the clock screen and entertainment console of a 2015 Lexus ES 350 at a home in the 3100 block of Saint Johns Drive during a failed attempt to take the stereo.


Police Reports: June 19 – 25

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vandalismSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: #BIRD #GRAFFITI #UNWANTED

Painted with a stencil before 9:45 a.m. June 20: an approximately 1-foot-square pink bird, similar to Twitter’s logo, on a cream stucco fence in the 3800 block of Beverly Drive.


HIGHLAND PARK

19 Monday
A gold 1994 Acura Legend, stopped around 11:21 p.m. in the 4500 block of Byron Avenue after the driver twice failed to use his turn signal, smelled of burning marijuana and freshly sprayed air freshener. Police issued a possession of drug paraphernalia citation after finding a warm glass pipe and a grinder inside.

20 Tuesday
A drowsy 16-year-old driver said he had dozed off shortly after midnight while driving his parents’ 2011 Lexus RX 450h. The SUV jumped a curb, struck a 14-inch diameter tree, and flipped on its side in the 3800 block of Mockingbird Lane. The youth crawled out the open sun roof.


Police Reports: June 12 – 18

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jailtimeSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: GUN GONE MOVED AWAY

Stolen before 6 p.m. June 14: a 9 mm Beretta PX Storm semi-automatic pistol from the kitchen table of a backhouse in the backyard of a home in the 3700 block of Lexington Drive. Employees for a moving company potentially had access, the gun’s owner said.


HIGHLAND PARK

17 Saturday
Broken before 4:15 a.m.: side window of an Austin man’s 2004 Volkswagen Jetta at a home in the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue.2004-Volkswagen-Jetta

18 Sunday
Taken before 5 p.m.: $1,300 in stereo equipment, including a speaker, Pioneer AV receiver, Pioneer tuner, and Pioneer 100-disc CD changer, from the entertainment room of a home 4300 block of Westway Avenue. Left behind in the dusty floor at the house, which is undergoing renovation: footprints from some kind of sandals.


Police Reports June 5 – 11

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vandalismSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: TAKEN FROM THE CLEANERS?

Shattered between 4 and 8 a.m. June 11: the glass on a side door at D.D. French Cleaners on Loma Alto Drive. An interior door was kicked in, but the business manager did not know what, if anything, had been stolen.


HIGHLAND PARK

6 Tuesday
At 3 p.m., a bald man took a package of Bento Ball dog treats ($7 value) off the front porch of a home in the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue and fled in a dark gray Nissan sedan.

At 11:30 p.m., thief took a black Kenneth Cole computer bag, a Lenovo laptop computer, a black wallet, $200 in pesos, $200 in U.S. cash, an MEC duffle bag containing clothing, and identification including a Canadian passport from an unlocked 2017 Dodge Durango at home in the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue.


UP Police Seeking Burglary Suspect

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Courtesy University Park PD

The University Park Police Department is asking the public to help identify a suspect who burglarized two businesses on Preston Road.

According to police, a man broke into the Vintage Car Wash and Preston Road Pharmacy in the early morning hours of May 30.

No money or merchandise was taken from Vintage Car Wash, but prescription drugs were reported stolen from Preston Road Pharmacy.


Police Reports: May 29 – June 4

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carbreakinSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: LOSING YOUR STUFF 101

Who finished unloading a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe? Not its driver, a college student who arrived home in the 3700 block of Potomac Avenue on May 27. Taken from the unlocked SUV before noon on May 29: Remmington 700 rifle ($1,000 value), golf clubs with bag ($4,000 value), and Harman Kardon speakers ($500 value).