Crime Reports: March 4 – 10


Credit card fraud no doubt ruined the day of a resident at the 3200 block of Beverly Drive on March 7, but one metal-head thief is particularly happy: The card, a Chase Visa, was used at two purchases – one for $269.54 and the other for $285.74. The homeowner discovered the card missing at 8:30 a.m. after his wife noticed the unlawful charges.


4 Monday

Stolen between 5 p.m. March 1 and 3:34 p.m. March 4: a black $10,000 Napolean LT50 60-inch linear gas fire place; and three tankless Element hot water heater bladders, valued at $1,500 each from a home construction site in the 4500 block of Belclaire Avenue.

Between 12:30 and 11 a.m., someone rifled through the center console of a 2008 Land Rover parked at a home in the 3600 block of St. John’s Drive but apparently didn’t take anything.

7 Thursday

At 1:13 p.m. a resident from the 4300 block of Bordeaux Avenue reported that $3,908.75 worth of her American Airlines flight miles were used without consent by people she didn’t know between Dec. 24 and 26, 2018.

9 Saturday 

Stolen between 5 and 8 a.m.: a $150 set of professional chef’s knives from a likely unlocked 2007 Dodge Dakota parked at a home in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue. The thief left behind a pair of women’s Versace sunglasses.

10 Sunday 

Reported at 3:30 p.m.: The driver of a 2016 Nissan Versa reported at 3:30 p.m. that a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe, during a parking attempt in the 5400 block of Abbott Avenue, backed into her car, doing $300 damage, and then fled the scene. She followed the Tahoe to  its new parking spot but didn’t make contact with the driver who entered Highland Park United Methodist Church.


4 Monday

Impounded at 9:54 a.m.: a red 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, valued at $20,000, from the 6500 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard for failure of the owner to pay citations.

Taken between 7:31 p.m. March 1 and 10:05 a.m. March 4: the license plate from a 2016 Chevrolet parked at the 6100 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

Arrested: a 26-year-old University Park woman on outstanding warrants. She was stopped at 4:59 p.m. for speeding in the 3700 block of Lovers Lane and found to have suspended license.

Stolen between 10 a.m. March 3 and 5:24 p.m. March 4: a $300 Gucci product, $300 Tom Ford product, an $800 iPad, and $500 worth of clothes from inside a 2015 BMW parked at a home in the 3100 block of Rosedale Avenue.

Broken between 7:45 and 9:30 p.m.: the window of a 2012 Kia Optima parked at the 8300 block of Preston Center Plaza to enter and take a $2,000 Lenovo ThinkPad.

5 Tuesday

Stolen between 1:51 and 7:45 a.m.: a $150 Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun after breaking into a 2018 Ford F-15 parked in the 2900 block of Rosedale Avenue.

Stolen between midnight and 8 a.m.: two purses, valued at $50 and $26, a social security card, a drivers license, a Chase Visa credit card, a Mastercard credit card, and a South African drivers license from a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek parked in the 3000 block of Rosedale Avenue. Items included .

Reported at 4:08 p.m.: $2,600 worth of merchandise from Goff’s Hamburgers on Mockingbird Lane. 

6 Wednesday

Reported stolen at 8:01 p.m.: a $500 tailgate from a black 2010 Toyota Tundra parked at a home in the 7000 block of Durham Street. 

8 Thursday

Stolen between 3 and 6:46 a.m.: keys, valued at $400, from inside an unlocked 2013 Ford F-250 parked at a home in the the 3200 block of Colgate Avenue.

Stolen overnight before 8 a.m.: $500 in items, including $200 in firearm accessories, during the burglary of a  2014 Ford F-250 parked in the 3500 block of Marquette Street. Damage estimate: $1,500.

9 Friday

Stolen overnight before 7 a.m.: Taylor Made golf clubs, valued at $3,000, from a white 2018 Lincoln SUV parked at a home in the 3500 block of Rankin Avenue. 

A counterfeit $100 bill was used at True Food in the Plaza at Preston Center sometime between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

10 Saturday

Missing your check book? A a 25-year-old man found one in the 3800 block of University Boulevard and gave it to police at 7:35 p.m. .

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