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.


Crime Reports April 30 – May 6

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WRONG NUMBER

Don't you just hate when someone backs into your vehicle and "forgets" to leave a note? Probably not more than a 24-year-old University Park woman who's 2015 blue Mercedes GLK 350 was damaged sometime between 10 p.m. April 29 and 7:30 p.m. April 30. The culprit did leave a note with a name and a number on the car, which was parked in the 3500 block of Westminster Avenue. However, it was the wrong number and belonged to someone who lived in Nebraska.


$13M ‘Le Mans’ Painting Reported Stolen From North Dallas Home

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'Steve McQueen Le Mans' by Jack Armstrong

American artist Jack Armstrong's $13 million original work titled Steve McQueen Le Mans has been reported stolen from a private home in Dallas where it was on loan, Armstrong's publicist announced.

Melinda Manos of Manos Public Relations in Beverly Hills, California said she couldn't say much more than that the home is in "north Dallas."

A press release sent from Manos gives the history of the artwork. It was created in honor of film star Steve McQueen's 1971 Film Le Mans, where the actor did his own stunt driving.


Crime Reports April 23 – 29

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: BEWILDERED

A construction worker who left a $1,700 drill unattended on the sidewalk about 9:30 a.m. April 23 in the 4300 block of Overhill Drive was surprisingly surprised to find it missing when he checked on it an hour later. The red and silver Husqvarna drill was leased for the day from Sunbelt Rentals.


Dallas Officer Dies Day After Shooting at Home Depot

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Dallas Police have arrested this man after a shooting at Home Depot. (Photo from dpdbeat.com)

A police officer has died following a shooting Tuesday afternoon during a shoplifting investigation at the Home Depot near U.S. 75 and Forest Lane in northeast Dallas.

"It is with great sadness that we must inform you that Officer Rogelio Santander... passed away at 8:11 this morning from his injuries," the Dallas Police Department announced Wednesday on its blog, dpdbeat.com. "Again, we ask that you please continue to pray for Officer Santander’s family and our department as we all try to cope with this tragic loss."


Dallas Police Make Arrest in Home Depot Shooting of Two Officers

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Dallas Police Department identified this man as a person of interest after a shooting at Home Depot. (Photo from dpdbeat.com)

Dallas Police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of two officers and a store employee Tuesday afternoon during a shoplifting investigation at the Home Depot near Forest Lane and Central Expressway in northeast Dallas.

The arrest of Armando Juarez, 29, came Tuesday night after a lengthy car chase that started in southeast Dallas and ended in the northeast area of Dallas, police announced online.