Category: Crime

Crime Reports July 2 – 8

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

Watching Big Brother this summer from one Dallas backyard will be darn near impossible. Sometime before 9:14 a.m., a thief welcomed himself into a fenced yard in the 4800 block of Gulfstream Drive and stole a television from a patio wall. 


25-year-old Who Posed as a Teen, Enrolled At Hillcrest High Faces Indecency Charge

UIL, Dallas PD, and DISD are all investigating the Gilstrap-Portley case. (Courtesy Dallas County Jail)

A charge has been added to the ledger of 25-year-old Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, who was charged in May with tampering with government records after enrolling at Dallas’ Hillcrest High School as a 17-year-old.

Gilstrap-Portley was arrested again last week and charged with indecency with a child, a second-degree felony. The arrest stems from evidence that Gilstrap-Portley dated and inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl while enrolled at Hillcrest.


Crime Reports June 25 – July 1

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: PICKPOCKET AISLE

A true pickpocket was roaming around Tom Thumb in the 11000 block of Preston Road. Around 11:35 a.m., the petty thief reached into the pocket of a 79-year-old man and removed cash from his pocket. 


Crime Reports June 18 – 24

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: NOT A PIGGY BANK

We don’t know if it was a potential break-in or someone upset about their balance, but one unruly customer released a little rage on a North Dallas Bank and Trust drive-up ATM in the 12900 block of Preston Road around 1 p.m. June 22.


Crime Reports June 11 – 17

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: DOUBLE WHAMMY

You’ve heard about people stealing packages from front porches, but what about a thief fraudulently using a person’s identity to order goods, have them delivered to said person’s home, and then steal them from the front porch? That’s exactly what happened around 2 p.m. June 13 at a home in the 6300 block of Pemberton Drive.


Crime Reports June 4 – 10

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: HOT WIRED

We’re not saying it was because of a high tollway bill, but someone was looking for a pay off from the North Texas Tollway Authority around 3:45 p.m. June 4 when they stole copper from four NTTA light poles in the 5500 block of Forest Lane


Crime Reports May 28 – June 3

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: UNSHADY SITUATION

A homeowner in the 12000 block of Excelsior Way was probably stumped to find the trees in his backyard had been cut down  – especially since it was done without his consent. The 54-year-old man told police around 12:18 p.m. May 31 that someone hired a company to do it. 


Crime Reports May 21 – 27

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: UNWELCOME YARD ART?

Some people take lawn maintenance very seriously. Maybe that’s why a homeowner in the 6900 block of McCallum Boulevard called the police around 7:40 a.m. May 26 to report that someone left two handbags in their front yard. 


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.