SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The Shops at Highland Park's newest tenants had an unwelcoming welcome to the shopping center. Around 2:30 p.m. June 8 both a Hush Hush Tan employee and the owner reported to police their vehicles had been burglarized. The front passenger window of an employee's 2017 Nissan Murano was busted between 12:15 p.m. and when she called the police, and two wallets were stolen. The owner of the shop also reported that the passenger door glass from her 2011 Toyota 4-Runner also was busted and her purse was stolen from the front seat.
If you saw a purple Chrysler 300 on fire just before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Airline Road and Mockingbird Lane, then we have a story to tell you. Apparently, the car had fake dealer plates and was assumed to be involved in a series of crimes. While that opinion hasn't necessarily panned out for police, they did find out that the vehicle was involved in an earlier hit and run case. Unfortunately, the driver and passenger seen in the vehicle fled the blazing scene before police arrived.
A Park Cities resident who returned home on the Fourth of July from vacation was welcomed back by finding his home has been burglarized. Sometime between 3 p.m. June 29 and 2:30 p.m. July 4, the back door of the home in the 4300 block of Lorraine Avenue was forced open and an iMac desktop computer, MacBook laptop, and a 750 ml bottle of Louis XIII Re'my Martin Cognac were stolen.
Sometime between June 26 and July 5, a red Schwinn tandem bicycle, valued at $500, was stolen from a garage in the 4400 block of Lorraine Avenue, the homeowner reported around 4:36 p.m.
A Trek Navigator 600 with gray basket was stolen between 3:30 and 4 p.m. from an open garage in the 3500 block of Normandy Avenue.
A Trek boys bicycle, valued at $400, was stolen between 8:45 and 9:30 p.m. from the 4400 block of Lovers Lane.
Stolen before 7:15 a.m.: a 2001 white Ford F250 parked overnight in the 3500 block of Centenary Drive.
A Park Cities resident reported to police around 9 a.m. that her 2013 beige Cadillac Escalade was burglarized June 30 while taking a dip in the city's pool. The woman said a $25 wallet holding a credit card and her identification was stolen.
A suspicious activity call around 2:20 p.m. from a Chevron station in the 8400 block of Preston Road led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Grand Prairie man on suspicious of a controlled possession (heroin).
Scratched before 8 a.m.: a 2017 gray Lexus 460 parked overnight in the 3700 block of Stanford Avenue. Damage was estimated at $500.
If you heard gunshots around 5 p.m., they came from a home in the 4100 block of Grassmere Lane. Police report the gun was "accidentally" discharged from inside the residence.
Sometime between 4:45 and 5:45 p.m., a package containing $50 of merchandise was stolen from the front porch of a home in the 3400 block of Milton Avenue.
Stolen before 12:01 a.m.: the third-row seat, valued at $600, from a 2008 gold GMC Yukon LL parked overnight in the 4000 block of Druid Lane.
Two Trek bicycles, both valued at $200, were stolen around 9:23 p.m. from the front porch of a home in the 4300 block of Hanover Street.