Crime Reports June 11 – 17


Everyone listen: Do not try to change your shoes while driving. A motorist heading southbound at 30 mph in the 4800 block of Armstrong Parkway learned his lesson the hard way by slamming his 2013 Chrysler 300 into a fire hydrant around 8:43 p.m. June 12.  The driver told police that he took his eyes off the road for just a second. Police issued the driver a citation for not being able to provide proof of insurance and sent him on his way – without his vehicle, of course.


11 Monday

If identity theft was made into a horror movie, this Highland Park resident’s story would be a great premise. It all started June 1 when Citizen’s One called to inform her that her request for a $5,000 loan had been approved, according to a police report filed at 6:32 p.m. Then, a week later, mail at the home in the 3600 block of Euclid Avenue stopped arriving. Turns out someone had placed a hold on it with plans to collect it – and the several credit cards they’d applied for – at the post office.

16 Saturday

This time it wasn’t a rental bike. Around 6:38 p.m., a green and black Hyper Act IV that appeared to have been stolen – a cut bicycle chain was still wrapped around its frame – was left upright on a sidewalk in the 4900 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

17 Sunday

Stolen before noon: both exterior mirrors on a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe parked overnight in the 4500 block of Edmondson Avenue.


11 Monday

A Samsung refrigerator, valued at $2,300, was stolen around 9:20 p.m. from a home in the 3400 block of Haynie Avenue.

12 Tuesday

Sometime between noon and 6:30 p.m., a bicycle valued at $549.99 was stolen from the 3400 block of Binkley Avenue.

Snider Plaza business purchased about $100 worth of diamonds from a customer around 2 p.m. Turns out they were fake.

13 Wednesday

Luggage stuffed with valuables – more than $20,000 of jewelry – was stolen between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. from an open garage in the 4100 block of Druid Lane.

15 Friday

While a vacant home for sale might scream, “come on in,” the owners weren’t too pleased when a group of teens were trespassing on the property. Police officers were called out to the home in the 3600 block of Granada Avenue around 5:47 p.m.

16 Saturday

Around 10:30 a.m., a table saw, valued at $900, was stolen from the front lawn of a home in the 4000 block of McFarlin Boulevard.

About $200 worth of Tide Pods were stolen around 11 a.m. from the CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane. We pray the thief isn’t eating them.

Stolen during lunch: a wallet, valued at $275, from a patron eating at a Preston Center Plaza restaurant sometime between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

17 Sunday

Stolen around 7 p.m.: a wallet holding $150 in cash from a 72-year-old man sitting down for dinner at R+D Kitchen in Preston Center Plaza.

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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