Crime Reports Sept. 10 – 16

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: (NOT)WELCOME MAT

A “scruffy” man presumed to be in his 50s really needed a doormat, so much so that he decided to steal four, each valued at $35.99, from Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. He was last seen around 5:50 p.m. Aug. 10 taking off in a gray 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The question now, is what will he do with them?

 

HIGHLAND PARK

11 Tuesday

Stolen before 4:15 a.m.: a black 2013 Cadillac Escalade Platinum edition, valued at $25,000, was stolen from outside a home in the 4600 block of Mockingbird Lane. A set of Taylormade golf irons, valued at $2,000, and four business suits, valued at $500 each, were in the car.

Just before noon, a man reported to police that his wallet and $400 cash had been stolen from his 2008 gold Suburban while parked at the Dallas Country Club around noon Sept. 6. One of his credit cards had been used at the Dallas Galleria at Macy’s and the Apple Store.

A resident in the 4400 block of Southern Avenue reported around 1:20 p.m. that on Aug. 29 a package containing golf apparel, valued at $100, was stolen from her front porch.

Stolen: a Brunello Cucinelli silk blouse, valued at $182.90, from a package left on the front porch of a home in the 3500 block of Normandy Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Aug. 7, the homeowner reported around 3:45 p.m. Aug. 11.

12 Wednesday

Sometime between 7 a.m. Sept. 4 and Sept. 12, an old timber beam was stolen from a vacant home under construction in the 4600 block of Edmondson Avenue, the homowner reported around 3:35 p.m.

14 Friday

A Highland Park resident, who had parked her 2013 black Hyundai Sonata in the 4400 block of Byron Avenue around 9 p.m. Sept. 13, got a call from Dallas Police early the next morning that three youth were found in possession of her car keys and that her Hyundai had been impounded for further investigation, she reported to Highland Park DPS around 5:50 a.m. Sept. 14.

A 2016 black Chevrolet Silverado 2500 was taken for a joyride to Mockingbird Station. The vehicle was parked in the 3500 block of Princeton Avenue the night before with the keys inside – it was apparently locked with its FOB – the owner told police around 6:40 a.m.

Around 2:10 p.m., an employee at Anthropologie at Highland Park Village turned over a white metal ring with clear stones to police officers. The ring was found in the parking lot.

16 Sunday

It’s bad enough to steal a vehicle, but to rack up tollway charges as well is downright rude. Around 2:31 a.m., a dark blue Audi AB that was stolen from a home in the 4200 block of Potomac Avenue was clocked at the Mockingbird Lane, northbound. The vehicle, unlocked and with the keys inside, was stolen sometime during the night. Sporting equipment, clothes, and personal items, valued at $2,000, were in the vehicle.

 

UNIVERSITY PARK

10 Monday

Stolen before 7:30 a.m.: a $30 purse from an unlocked silver Ford F150 parked overnight in the 3600 block of Colgate Avenue.

11 Tuesday

A $1,200 Sirni purse on the floorboard of a locked 2016 white BMW LL was a little too tempting for a thief in the 7700 block of Turtle Creek Blvd., so said thief smashed the window sometime before 9:30 a.m. and snatched the purse, including the Tori Birch wallet and $700 in cash inside. Another purse, this time a $300 Rebecca Minkoff (and an Apple Airpad and Pencil), were stolen around the same time from another vehicle, a 2015 white Jeep Grand LL, parked in the 7700 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

12 Wednesday

A 2005 black Chevrolet Tahoe, valued at $10,000, was stolen sometime between 7 a.m. and noon from the 4100 block of Grassmere Lane.

$750 worth of lawn equipment was stolen sometime between 5 and 5:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of Wentwood Drive.

13 Thursday

A Louis Vuitton purse, valued at $1,500, was stolen sometime between 9 and 11 a.m. from a 2017 white Jeep parked in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane.

A 2017 white Mazda Cx9, valued at $20,000, was stolen sometime between 10:15 and 11 p.m. while parked in the 4400 block of Emerson Avenue.

14 Friday

Two thieves who thought they got away with more than $14,000 of kitchen appliances were proven to be wrong. A 26-year old Dallas man and a 36-year-old Balch Springs man were arrested Sept. 14 in the 9100 block of East Northwest Highway on suspicion of burglarizing a University Park home under construction. According to a police report, luxury kitchen equipment, including an $11,000 Wolf gourmet over, were stolen around 8:15 p.m. Sept. 13 from a home in the 3400 block of Amherst Street.

15 Saturday

Tootsies at the Plaza at Preston Center took a $14,347.45 hit when emploees discovered charges made at the store Aug. 7 were with a fraudulent credit card, a store representative reported to police around 10 a.m. Aug. 15.

16 Sunday

A disruptive customer received a criminal trespass warning around 4:20 a.m. at Cafe Brazil in the 6400 block of North Central Expressway.

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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