SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: A FAMILY AFFAIR
Imagine getting a call from your neighbor that a man in a white tank top was ripping your copper downspouts from your home. Crazy, right? Well, that’s what happened for a Park Cities homeowner in the 3600 block of Princeton Avenue. The 1:40 p.m. theft on June 25 resulted in $751 loss for the resident. But that’s not where the story ends. The homeowner’s daughter, who lives one house west from her parents, also reported her copper downspouts were stolen that same day.
A semi truck was just a bit too big to make a left hand turn onto Mockingbird Lane from Greenway Avenue. The driver told police that he didn’t make a wide enough turn and the trailer he was hauling hit a “Do Not Enter” sign at the intersection. The 6:33 p.m. collision left the road sign bent and pointed in the wrong direction.
A homeowner in the 4300 block of Arcady Avenue reported that sometime between noon June 24 and 11 a.m. June 26 her copper downspouts were stolen from the side of the garage on the west side of the residence. Police located a blue pair of wire snips below the crime scene.
A garage left open for just a couple minutes in the 3600 block of Harvard Avenue proved too tempting for a thief in a white Subaru SUV. Returning to shut the door, the homeowner came face-to-face with the vehicle at 3:02 p.m. as it was pulling out of her driveway. Sadly, it was too late to recover the stolen Craftsman 3-gallon compressor and EGO power 15-inch, 56-volt cordless trimmer, collectively valued at $280.
A late lunch at Burger Street in the 5600 block of East Mockingbird Lane resulted in three lost debit cards and three unauthorized charges on each card at a Garland drug store. The Highland Park resident reported to police at 4:39 p.m. that on June 27 (at 2 p.m.) she must have dropped the cards while eating at the burger joint. She didn’t realize the cards were missing until the next day.
A $20 bill was stolen overnight sometime before 9:21 a.m. from a 2016 white GMC Yukon parked in the 8000 block of Tulane Boulevard.
There’s a time for marketing your pest control business. Midnight is not it. A homeowner in the 4400 block of Hanover Street reported the “harassing” late night phone calls from a bug slayer to police around 5:21 p.m.
Around 1:30 a.m., 48-year-old Canton man was arrested in the 3200 block of Hanover Street after police found him in a 2016 white Ford F150 stealing a pair of binoculars.
Stolen before 8:30 a.m.: a fleece hoodie, valued at $25, from a 2013 black Nissan Sentra parked overnight in the 3100 block of Amherst Street.
Multiple parked vehicles and a pole were struck sometime before 5:12 p.m. in the 6800 block of Hillcrest Avenue. The driver apparently left the scene on foot but police were able to locate and arrest the 22-year-old Dallas man.
Sometime between 6:40 and 9:26 p.m., the front window of a 2013 silver Audi A4 parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road was smashed and $3,150 in computer products (an Amazon Kindle and two MacBooks) were stolen from inside.
About $400 in lawn and garden equipment and $1,500 in recreational sports equipment was stolen sometime between 7 and 7:15 a.m. from a garage in the 4000 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.
Sometime between 12:05 and 1:35 p.m., the window of a 2017 white Lexus GX350 parked in the 4200 block of Grassmere Lane was shattered in order to steal a $150 iPad from inside.