Crime Reports April 23 – 29

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.

HIGHLAND PARK

26 Thursday

A dispute between two neighbors regarding an overhung tree in the 3600 block of Harvard Avenue led to the mature Pecan being “accidentally” cut down sometime between 7 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. According to a police report, the neighbor who was frustrated with the tree hanging over her property asked her landscaper to trim the branches. There must have been some sort of confusion because the landscaper hired a tree service to cut the tree down, reducing it to a trunk.

Stolen during lunch: a purple and gold multi-colored cloth credit card case from a purse slung over a chair around 1 p.m. at Mi Cocina at Highland Park Village. Several credit cards, a Costco membership, and a smart card reader were inside.

27 Friday

The driver’s side mirror, valued at $869, of a 2007 white GMC Yukon was stolen sometime overnight before 9:30 a.m. while the vehicle was parked in the 4600 block of Edmondson Avenue.

28 Saturday

Around 6:30 p.m., a man believed to be an SMU college student in a salmon-colored shirt was witnessed by a resident in the 3300 block of  Drexel Drive throwing a can of paint into the alley and kicking the homeowner’s fence. Police later found the culprit, who, of course, denied the accusations. Unlucky for him, a keen-eyed officer called to the scene noticed that a small drop of a similarly colored paint had spilled on his shoe. While he never admitted to throwing the paint, the man in the salmon-colored shirt cleaned it up with a spatula.

UNIVERSITY PARK

24 Tuesday

A home in the 4000 block of Hanover Street was burglarized sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 2:06 p.m. Missing items included several computers and a television, collectively valued at $7,347.

Nearly $1,000 in Nicorette gum and patches were stolen around 1 p.m. at the CVS in the 6700 block of Preston Road.

$270,000 worth of jewelry, including a Rolex and Cartier watches, were stolen sometime between 1:50 and 2:14 p.m. from a home in the 3900 block of Windsor Avenue.

27 Friday

Two packages containing a $30 Gap dress and $660 Bottega Veneta loafers were stolen between 1:45 and 3:15 p.m. from the front porch of a home in the 3300 block of Milton Avenue

28 Saturday

Arrested: An 18-year-old Dallas man, accompanied by an underage teenager, accused of evading arrest. Police detained the duo around 2:31 a.m. after a foot chase. Police had been called to the scene in the 3600 block of Standford Avenue regarding a burglary of a vehicle in progress.

Stolen before 9 a.m.: about $500 in property from a 2015 white BMW X5 parked overnight in the 3600 block of Stanford Avenue.

A University Park mother reported to police around 10:51 p.m. from her home in the 3400 block of Wentwood Driver that her daughter was being harassed by someone with a FInsta account (that’s Fake Instagram in case you didn’t know).

29 Sunday

Stolen before 9 a.m.: the third-row seat, valued at $1,500, from a gold GMC Yukon XI parked overnight in the 3700 block of Northwest Parkway

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers. You can also reach her by email at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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