SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: SEATLESS IN THE CITY
Nothing is safe in a parked car. Thieves have graduated from stealing speakers, jewelry, personal identification, and other belongings to ripping out the actual seats and making off with them. That’s what happened to a vehicle parked at the 8000 block of Douglas around 10:30 a.m. on August 30. The owner reported that not only was his seat stolen, the thief had to use force to enter the vehicle since it was locked. We would continue to recommend removing all personal items from a parked vehicle, or at least hide the items and lock your doors – but is there any stopping a thief intent on stealing a seat? Good luck, drivers.
An unknown suspect fired a weapon at a moving vehicle in the 7200 block of Dallas North Tollway around 6:10 p.m. The shooter was later arrested and the driver was unhurt.
Merchandise from the Tom Thumb in the Market at Preston Forest was stolen at 7:32 p.m.
A vehicle in the 6800 block of West Northwest Highway had it’s window broken and possessions were stolen at 9:30 a.m.
Arrested at 1:53 p.m.: a 26-year-old female suspected of shoplifting from Sephora at NorthPark Center.
A home in the 6500 block of Tulip Lane was burglarized at 2:30 p.m.
A vehicle was stolen from a parking lot in the 11900 block of Inwood Road around 9 p.m.
Arrested at 9:01 p.m.: a 48-year-old man in the parking lot in the 11900 block of Inwood Road. He is accused of theft of car keys, theft of a motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance.
Stolen before 9 a.m.: property from a locked shed in the 8600 block of Thackery Street.
Around 5 p.m., merchandise from the Verizon Wireless store in the 5900 block of West Northwest Highway was stolen.
The Preston Center Animal Clinic on Northwest Highway was forcefully entered around 6 a.m. No animals were harmed.
A vehicle in the 6800 block of Northwood Road was stolen at 10 a.m.
Lincoln Properties was burglarized at 11:30 a.m. in the 8600 block of Preston Road.
A wallet was stolen from a woman’s purse around 2 a.m. in the 6500 block of Royal Lane.
Arrested at 8:16 p.m.: A 20-year-old female for shoplifting at Victoria’s Secret at NorthPark Center.
A trespass warning was given around 12:20 p.m. when an officer reported to a violent major disturbance in the 8400 block of Blue Bonnet Road.
A vehicle parked in a lot in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway was burglarized at 6 p.m.
Arrested at 3:16 a.m.: a 29-year-old man on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the 4900 block of LBJ Freeway.
The left rear panel of a 2017 Mercedes Benz was damaged sometime before 10:24 a.m. at the Preston Hollow Village Apartments.
At 9:40 p.m., the copper drainage pipes of a home in the 4300 block of Lively Lane were stolen.
Property was stolen around 4:15 p.m. from a home on Dorset Lane.
A vehicle was burglarized while parked at a home at 4:30 p.m. in the 10700 block of Bushire Drive.
A vehicle was stolen sometime before 6:43 p.m. while parked in the 7100 block of Aberdeen Avenue.
The window of a vehicle parked in the 4200 block of West Northwest Highway was broken at 12 a.m. and property from inside the vehicle was stolen.
Around 11 a.m, an apartment in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway was burglarized.
The window of a vehicle in the 6800 block of West Northwest Highway was broken around 1:50 p.m.
Arrested at 4:12 a.m.: a 31-year-old man in the 4100 block of West Lovers Lane on suspicion of public drunkenness and being a danger to himself.
A package was stolen from the front porch of a home at 12:50 p.m. in the 4200 block of Hockaday Drive. The homeowner was not present at the time.
Stolen around 11:10 a.m.: the license plate off a vehicle parked in the 6900 block of Meadow Road.
A vehicle with the keys still in the ignition was stolen at 8 a.m. in the 6800 block of Orchid Lane. Let this serve as a good reminder to lock your car and take your keys with you.
The copper gutter spouts were stolen from a home at 1 p.m. in the 4300 block of Brookview Drive.
Two parked vehicles in the 4400 block of Lively Lane were struck around 4 p.m.
Around 4:40 p.m., a residence in the 12000 block of Tavel Circle was burglarized.
Around 1 p.m., a thief took a five-finger discount at the GAP in the Preston Oaks shopping center.
Two A/C units were stolen from a residence at 12:45 p.m. in the 6700 block of Stichter Avenue.
Around 4:45 p.m., a “customer” attempted to pass a forged check at Inwood National Bank in the 7600 block of Inwood Road.
Just before 9 a.m., a man in the 3900 block of West Northwest Highway head butt another man.
The rear door was pried off of a residence in the 3200 block of Royal Lane in a home burglary around midnight.
Property was stolen from a home in the 10500 block of Barrywood Drive around 4 p.m.
A vehicle parked in the 4800 block of Forest Bend Road was stolen around midnight. Another vehicle nearby in the 4900 block of Forest Bend Road also was burglarized during the same time period.
Around 9:50 p.m., a woman reported her wallet was stolen from her purse
At 9:48 p.m. a woman’s wallet was stolen from her purse while in the 12300 block of Marbrook Drive.
A suspicious person was wondering around the 7100 block of Blairview Drive around 10:45 p.m.
At 4:11 p.m., 5:36 p.m., 6:16 p.m., and again at 7:42 p.m the homeowners of four separate residences in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue reported their homes were burglarized.
Items were stolen at 12:08 p.m. from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5600 block of Caladium Drive.
Property was stolen from a residence in the 4400 block of Lively Lane around 7:40 p.m.
A vehicle in the 5300 block of West Lovers Lane was burglarized just before 10 p.m.
Three vehicles parked in the 3600 block of Inwood Road had their windows smashed and were burglarized sometime before 9:13 a.m.
A vehicle parked in the 8500 block of Douglas Avenue was broken into at 10:23 a.m. and its seat stolen.
A door lock was “punched” open and property from inside a home at 11:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway was stolen.
A home in the 6400 block of Royalton Drive was burglarized around 4:50 p.m.
Arrested at 7:38 p.m.: a21-year-old male accused of shoplifting from Macy’s at NorthPark Center.
A hit and run was reported at the 9000 block of Boedecker Circle at 2:04 a.m.
A vehicle and residence in the 6200 block of Walnut Hill Lane were both burglarized at 11 a.m.
Arrested at 12:38 p.m.: A 21-year-old male for shoplifting from Macy’s at NorthPark Center.
Arrested at 10:16 p.m.: a 34-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 9300 block of Lemmon Avenue.
A vehicle parked in the 6500 block of Aberdeen Avenue was burglarized sometime before 8:20 a.m.
A vehicle parked in the 11900 block of Inwood Road was burglarized at 12:20 a.m.
The YMCA in the 4300 block of Northaven Road was burglarized around 11:55 a.m.
A vehicle parked in the 4200 block of Merrell was burglarized at 8:25 a.m.
The window of a vehicle parked in the 8000 block of Inwood Road was shattered around 8:04 a.m.
Arrested at 12:04 p.m.: a 56-year-old man suspected of drunkenness in the 5000 block of West Northwest Highway.
Merchandise was stolen from KP Groom at 4:52 p.m. in the 6000 block of Sherry Lane.
A woman was threatened by a suspect holding a flashlight in a parking lot in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway.
At 10:55 a.m. the back half of a dog was found on the front yard of a home in the 6200 block of Meadow Road.
A vehicle parked in the 500 block of West Lovers Lane was burglarized at 9:29 p.m.