Crime Reports Nov. 5 – 11

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: THIS FOR THAT

On Nov. 4, a driver in a 2007 white Chevrolet Suburban got one heck of an upgrade when he stole a 2018 white Ferrari GTC4Lusso parked outside of a home in the 3500 block of Beverly Drive. According to a police report, the 6:40 p.m. theft of the nearly $300,000 car wasn’t too hard for the culprit since the keys were left inside. The thief also got away with about $2,000 worth of pain medication. In exchange, he left the damaged Suburban and an open Michelob Ultra.

 

HIGHLAND PARK

5 Monday

If you left $180 in cash lying in the street in the 4600 block of Lakeside Drive, a do-gooder found it around 9 a.m. and turned it into the Highland Park Department of Public Safety.

A generic pair of drugstore sunglasses and two generic umbrellas were stolen overnight before 9 a.m. from a 2012 light blue Lexus LS parked overnight in the 3600 block of Beverly Drive.

8 Thursday 

A concrete circular saw, valued at $1,000, was stolen around 12:43 p.m. from a construction site at Preston Road and Arcady Avenue.

A marketing scam to save 50 percent off DirectTV services left a 74-year-old man out of $469. The man, who lives in the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue, reported to police at 9:44 a.m. that he received a text message from a company claiming he could receive the discount as long as he bought $480 in eBay gift cards. The man purchased the cards and almost another $480 worth to save on his AT&T bill when his wife suggested it was a scam. At that point, only $11 was left on the original gift cards.

11 Sunday

Sometime between 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11, a 2000 Ford F-250 was broken into while parked in the 5400 block of Eton Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen, but the owner mentioned the locks were “punched” out.

UNIVERSITY PARK

5 Monday

A campaign yard sign, valued at $50, was stolen around 6 p.m. from outside a home in the 3700 block of Binkley Avenue.

6 Tuesday

Around 5:50 p.m., a Highland Park High School student reported that her bicycle was stolen while parked outside the school in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue.

7 Wednesday

Arrested around 12:10 a.m.: a 25-year-old Dallas man on a possession of drug paraphernalia warrant and possible theft at the CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane.

A bicycle, valued at $1,500, was stolen sometime between 9 and 11 a.m from the front porch of a home in the 3400 block of Normandy Avenue.

Stolen sometime between 3 and 5 p.m.: a television, valued at $200, from University Park Methodist Church in the 4000 block of Caruth Boulevard.

9 Friday

Stolen before 9 a.m.: an Apple iPad, valued at $800, and $15 in cash left in a 2017 black Ford Edge parked overnight in the 2700 block of Amherst Streeet.

11 Sunday

Sometime between 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11, a 2011 grey BMW 328 was burglarized while parked in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane. A $40 purse and $150 worth of recreational sports equipment were stolen.

Stolen before midnight: the vehicle radio and speakers from a 1977 black Ford Branco parked overnight in the 3100 block of Rosedale Avenue.

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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