Crime Reports: Jan. 7 – Jan. 13


Thieves are getting smarter. At 11:43 a.m. on Jan. 12 in the parking lot of Fast Frames on Preston Road, a purse left in a parked vehicle was targeted. It took the owner a while to realize she had been stolen from, however, because the thief left the purse and took only the credit cards. No damage had been done to the vehicle, either.


7 Monday

Reported at 11:36 a.m.: someone sent a series of text messages threatening to “destroy” a resident in the 6000 block of Royal Lane.

A truck was stolen sometime before 5:25 p.m. from the 4000 block of Harvest Hill Road.

A parked vehicle was broken into sometime before 5:36 p.m. at the 5000 block of Deloache Avenue. 

A firearm was discharged by an unknown person around 5:45 p.m. at the 4000 block of Beechwood Lane. The home in question was occupied at the time, but no injuries were reported.

8 Tuesday

Arrested at 12:01: an 18-year-old man, stopped in the alley in the 6000 block of Waggoner Drive and accused of stealing a handgun.

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio at the 6000 block of Lyndon B. Johnson was broken into at 3:30 a.m. No items were reported stolen, but the burglars did make a mess in the studio.

An unlocked vehicle at the 6000 block of Pemberton Drive was burglarized sometime before 7:34 a.m.

Property was taken from the 6000 block of Norway Road from an unknown suspect sometime before 8:23 a.m.

Stolen at 2:33 p.m.: a wallet from a vehicle parked at Northaven United Methodist Church at the 11000 block of Preston Road.

A license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked at HZ Auto Sales in the 11000 block of Inwood Road sometime before 3:54 p.m.

Shoplifters took merchandise from the Ulta at Inwood Village sometime before 4 p.m. by unknown suspects.

A burglar used the garage door opener, taken from an unlocked car, to enter the garage of a house in the 6000 block of Belmead Drive and take property.

9 Wednesday

Property was stolen from a vehicle parked at the 5000 block of Royal Crest Drive sometime before 5 a.m.

Someone broke into a vehicle at the 4000 block of Melissa Lane and stole property around 10:29 a.m.

10 Thursday

A vehicle was stolen around 12:18 a.m. at the 4000 block of Cedarbrush Drive.

A vehicle’s window was broken at the 3000 block of Northwest Highway around 12:14 p.m. and property was removed from inside.

Arrested around 9:30 p.m.: a 57-year-old man accused of  driving under the influence in the 8000 block of Lemmon Avenue.

A hit-and-run occurred at 10:30 p.m. at the 12000 block of Tavel Avenue. The victim reported that his parked vehicle had been struck, and the perpetrator fled without leaving any information. 

11 Friday

A suspect, facing multiple warrants from the the Mesquite Police Department, was arrested in the 5600 block of Harvest Hill Road around 12:42 p.m.

12 Saturday

A group of burglars – five, to be exact – broke into Dougherty’s Pharmacy on Royal Lane at 4:20 a.m. No identification was made on the burglars.

Stolen at 10:39 a.m.: all four tires and new rims from a vehicle parked at the 8000 block of Thackery Street

Stolen at 1:51 p.m.: a vehicle from the Tom Thumb parking lot at the 7000 block of Inwood Road.

A vehicle was broken into sometime before 3:42 p.m. at the 5000 block of Lovers Lane.

An unknown suspect made charges to a victim’s credit card at 4:04 p.m. at the 6000 block of Aberdeen Avenue.

13 Sunday

A 40-year-old intoxicated man was arrested at at 8:15 p.m.  in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 10000 block of High Hallows Drive.

A woman reported before midnight that she was receiving harassing text messages at the 6000 block of Northwest Highway.

Sometime before midnight, a burglar broke into Roam Fine Goods at the 6000 block of Royal Lane put stolen items in a bag and left.


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