Skulduggery of the week: Shopping Spree
At 6:22 p.m. on Sept. 26, a thief bought $3,675 worth of merchandise with a stolen American Express card at Giuseppe at Highland Park Village. The miscreant originally presented a Visa card for the purchase but it was declined, just like an attempted $10,000 purchase earlier at Chanel. The owner of the cards suspects they were stolen from a wallet inside a locker room at Lakewood Country Club earlier that day. They were cancelled after bank inquiries.
At 11:22 a.m., Jonathan Hailu, 22, was arrested in the 3200 block of Mockingbird Lane on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 10 p.m., Ryan Chea Cole, 40, of Dallas was arrested at Highland Park Village on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
At 12:07 a.m., a good Samaritan turned in $58 in cash that he found in an ATM deposit box in the 4100 block of Mockingbird Lane.
Between 11 and 11:24 a.m., a burglar broke into a white 2001 BMW sedan in the 4400 block of Belfort Place and stole a Coach purse containing $100 in cash.
Between 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, a burglar broke into a blue 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup in the 3500 block of Harvard Avenue and stole a $1,600 Dell laptop and a $250 iPad. During the same time frame, a burglar broke into a white 2002 BMW sedan in the 3600 block of Harvard, but didn’t steal anything. That perpetrator also rummaged through the glove box of an unlocked red 1986 Mercedes sedan in the same driveway.
Between 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 21, a thief stole a gray 2014 Nissan Altima, valued at $15,000, in the 4000 block of Amherst Street.
Between 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 and noon on Sept. 21, a thief stole a $719 Trek boys bicycle from a driveway in the 6500 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard.
At 10:11 p.m., a resident of the 3700 block of Northwest Parkwayreported the overnight theft of a third-row seat from a blue 2008 Cadillac Escalade on Sept. 16.
Between 1 and 7:40 a.m., a burglar broke into a residential construction site in the 3900 block of Bryn Mawr Drive and stole $9,830 worth of tools, including two Graco paint sprayers and a Ridgid vacuum cleaner.