Category: Crime

Crime Reports May 14 – 20

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DETOX DISASTER

We’ve heard caffeine withdrawal can be pretty scary: headaches, sleepiness, and apparently irritability. A 55-year-old woman called the police around 10 a.m. May 20 from the Starbucks in the 12200 block of Inwood Road, saying she was being assaulted with verbal threats. 


Beware Facebook Quizzes Mining Personal Information

With Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data mining in the news, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that what’s shared online can be used for illegal or unethical reasons.

Personality quizzes are especially popular on social media platforms, such as Facebook, and generally seem innocent enough. However, users might be giving away more information about themselves, and even friends, than they thought, BBB officials say.


Crime Reports May 7 – 13

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FOOD FIGHT

It’s all fun and games until someone throws a crab platter. Lunch was literally in the air at the Flying Fish around 1:40 p.m. May 7 when a plate full of crustaceans was tossed at a 24-year-old man at the restaurant in the  6100 block of Luther Lane.


Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Bank Robbers

Dallas police are trying to identify the armed robbers who hit Capital One Bank at 5310 Forest Lane.

Investigators are seeking help in identifying two armed robbers who took money from the Capital One Bank on Forest Lane between Inwood Road and the North Dallas Tollway, according to dpdbeat.com.

The Dallas Police Department blog reported that at approximately 10:15 a.m. May 9 two men armed with handguns entered the bank at 5310 Forest Lane and demanded money from bank employees. One jumped over the teller’s counter and demanded money from bank employees at gun point. The other forced the bank employees seated in the lobby to walk over to the teller’s counter.


Reports: Man Posed as Teen, Played Basketball for Hillcrest High School

No. 14 went by Rashun Richardson during the season, but was really 25-year-old Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, according to authorities. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

The Hillcrest High School basketball player who wore No. 14 and went by “Rashun Richardson” during this past season was really a 25-year-old man posing as a teen displaced by Hurricane Harvey, according to media reports.

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday and is facing a charge of tampering with government records, the reports say.


Crime Reports April 30 – May 6

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK:

The age-old trick of “let me see it in a different color” was a success for one shoplifter at the Louis Vuitton store at NorthPark Center. Around 7:30 p.m. May 2, the thief fled with a new purse while the sales associate tried to locate an alternative. 


Crime Report April 23 – 29

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: GOING POSTAL

Maybe they were fed up with all of the junk mail, but someone went a little loco on a mailroom table inside of the Bandera at Preston Hollow apartment complex in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue. The damage was reported to police just after 10 a.m. April 30. 


$13M ‘Le Mans’ Painting Reported Stolen From North Dallas Home

‘Steve McQueen Le Mans’ by Jack Armstrong

American artist Jack Armstrong’s $13 million original work titled Steve McQueen Le Mans has been reported stolen from a private home in Dallas where it was on loan, Armstrong’s publicist announced.

Melinda Manos of Manos Public Relations in Beverly Hills, California said she couldn’t say much more than that the home is in “north Dallas.”

A press release sent from Manos gives the history of the artwork. It was created in honor of film star Steve McQueen’s 1971 Film Le Mans, where the actor did his own stunt driving.


Crime Reports April 16 – 22

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: #BASICNESS

A North Dallas shoplifter must have been looking to tone down his or her wardrobe by stealing some clothes at The Gap at the Preston Oaks Shopping Center. Much like the clothing brand’s failed “Dress Normal” campaign, the thievery wasn’t super successful and police were called in to investigate around 1 p.m. April 16.