Crime Reports Oct. 16 – 22

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: IT’S FUN TO BRIBE AT THE YMCA

Thirteen charges during the month of October to Domino’s Pizza in the 6000 block of Sherry Lane had a Highland Park mother on Oct. 16 reporting credit card fraud and harassment. The $301.24 worth of pizza, apparently, was purchased by a former co-worker of the cardholder’s daughter for both eating and as a means to bribe other Moody Family YMCA staff to cover his shift.


Crime Reports: Oct. 9 – 15

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: UNLUCKY BUSINESS

A 61-year-old man with a Mabank, TX address on his driver’s license found himself at the Highland Park Police Department early Friday the 13th about a missing decal. Apparently the man had damaged the decal that allows him to operate a vehicle for hire at the DFW airport while washing his window, and authorities with the Ground Transportation office wouldn’t replace it unless he filed a lost property report. So he threw the decal away.


Crime Reports: Oct. 2 – 8

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: QUIET AS A MOUSE

Missing: An Apple mouse valued at $20 from a home in the 4000 block of Amherst Street. The resident told police that around 5:45 a.m. Oct. 2, he discovered the back door of his home was pried open and the computer hardware was gone.


Crime Reports: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DON’T WASTE YOUR ENERGY

A resident in the 3700 block of Granada Avenue reportedly threatened an Atmos Energy employee at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 for attempting to turn off their gas due to non-payment.


Crime Reports: Sept. 18 – 24

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: OUT ON A LIMB

The driver of a work delivery truck reported at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 22 that a tree branch (weighing no less than 700 pounds) in the 4600 block of Lorraine Avenue had fallen on the roof of his vehicle and caused $2,000 worth of damage, which he wanted reimbursed to his company. Police reports say it was unlikely that the branch had fallen on its own, as it appeared to be “twisted and snapped rather violently,” and moved to the west – the direction the vehicle had been traveling. The tree is owned by the town of Highland Park.


Crime Reports: Sept. 11 – 17

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PARK YOUR OWN CAR

An unknown person reportedly stole a valet stand between 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Sept. 14 from a business’ parking lot in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane. The valet stand is valued at $1,800.


Arrest Made for Starbucks Robberies

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Jared Smith, 27, was arrested for the July and August robberies at Starbucks in Snider Plaza.

Dallas Police Department issued two arrest warrants today for Jared Smith, 27, of Azle.

On Aug. 24, Smith was arrested for the robbery of a Whataburger. During that investigation, it was determined that Smith was responsible for both Starbucks robberies in July and August in University Park, and a robbery in August at a GameStop in Richardson.

All these cases will be submitted to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Smith is being held in the Lew Sterrett Jail on a $100,000 bond for the Starbucks robberies.

In both UP robberies, Smith brandished a handgun and demanded money from the Starbucks in Snider Plaza.


Police Reports: Sept. 6 – 10

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: MORNING COFFEE GONE WRONG

A 49-year-old Metairie, Louisiana, woman received a criminal trespass warning about 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at Starbucks in Highland Park Village after shouting racial epithets at an employee. The woman told officers she felt the employee was stalking and harassing her, and that she felt she was being followed by minorities elsewhere because of her family heritage and historical slave ownership.


Police Reports: Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DEMOLITION DERBY

At 5:07 p.m. Aug. 28., the driver of a gray-green 2010 Honda ULX Accord drove away without stopping and leaving information after striking a 2015 Land Rover in the 7500 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard. Damage estimate to the Land Rover: $800. Also, a Honda matching that description left the scene after hitting a 2009 ElDorado bus at 6:01 p.m. in the 7300 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard. Damage estimate to the bus: $5,000.

HIGHLAND PARK

29 Tuesday

Taken before 7:30 a.m.: the side mirrors [$300 value] from their housings on a 2014 GMC Yukon at a home

in the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue. A third-row seat was taken from a 2012 GMC Yukon on the same block.

30 Wednesday
Stolen before 7:30 a.m.: the tailgate off a 1998 Ford F150 pickup near homes in the 4500 block of Roland Avenue.