Crime Reports: Aug. 14 – 19

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: ALL TALK, NO ANSWER

 

A man was attempting to parallel park his 2007 Ford Edge in the 3600 block of Asbury Avenue when another driver in a 2011 Chevy Silverado struck his vehicle. The driver of the Chevy got out and confronted the man, but went into his residence and would not answer the door when the police arrived. He could be seen from the second floor looking out the window, however.


HIGHLAND PARK

14 Monday

Police responded to a report at 10:59 a.m. in the 4200 block of Potomac Avenue from a man who said he had been the target of identity theft. After receiving a collection call from Home Depot for an $882 balance, and discovering that his name had been used to open Lowe’s and Wal-Mart accounts, he found a letter in his junk mail from his old dentist’s office in Austin stating they had a security breach and that some of their patient’s personal information had been compromised.


Police Reports: Aug 7 – 13

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arrestSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: STEALING BEAUTY

Between 3:10 and 3:25 p.m. Aug. 12, shoplifters fled with more than $220 in cosmetics from CVS Pharmacy at Snider Plaza.


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9 Wednesday
Between 12:50 and 12:57 p.m., a 30-something-year-old man “reeking of marijuana” asked to see men’s bags at Saint Laurent in Highland Park Village. While an employee went to retrieve a plain black bag on top shelf to show him, the shoplifter grabbed two other bags he had been shown, a $1,390 Saint Laurent City bag and a $995 black Flamingo print bag, and fled in a black four-door Dodge. He left behind a handprint on the glass door.


Police Reports: July 31 – Aug. 6

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shopliftingSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: UNDERGROUND MARKET

Stolen before 12:45 p.m. July 31: $50,000 to $100,000 in Jimmy Choo handbags, purses, and shoes from a basement storage room at Highland Park Village. The store manager said the room was locked, but an employee demonstrated how the locks are easily opened with a knife or wire. Also, an employee for Dior found the doorknob to that store’s storage room damaged, but nothing taken.


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2 Wednesday
Damaged before 4:30 p.m.: the back hatch while stealing third-row seats from 2009 Chevrolet Suburban near a home in the 4300 block of Versailles Avenue.


Police Reports: July 24 through 30

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shopliftingSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: RACING OFF BUT LEAVING NAMES

At 11:25 a.m. July 29, a man who had been browsing in Christian Louboutin at Highland Park Village and left a name and phone number, grabbed a $2,200 pink and brown backpack and ran out of the store. Outside, a woman who had left contact information while shopping at Giuseppe Zanotti, stood in the street blocking traffic while the shoplifter backed out and drove away in a black Dodge Dart.


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.


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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.