Crime Reports Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WHY LEAVE THE CAR?

Taken before 11:15 a.m. Oct. 4: the driver’s key from a vehicle parked outside its owner’s house in the 10500 block of Lennox Lane.

30 Monday

Before 2:02 p.m., a robber took money from Legacy Texas at Preston Oaks Shopping Center.

Before 2:48 p.m., a purse snatcher grabbed a 49-year-old Highland Park woman’s handbag at Inwood Village and then made $4,000 in purchases with her stolen credit cards.

Arrested at 4:20 p.m.: a 19-year-old woman accused of shoplifting from Macy’s at NorthPark Center.

Before 5:14 p.m., a robber forcefully took merchandise from Foot Locker at NorthPark Center.

You’re so vain (and maybe cash poor), you shoplifted before 8:03 p.m. from Ulta Beauty in Preston Forest Village.

1 Tuesday
Stolen before 8:52 a.m.: property from a home in the 5535 block of Harvest Hill Road.

Need anger management? Before 9:49 a.m., a vandal kicked a 48-year-old Dallas man’s vehicle hard enough to damage it in the 5500 block of LBJ Freeway.

Before 3:07 p.m., a burglar broke a vehicle window and took property in the 6300 block of LBJ Freeway.

Arrested at 3:34 p.m.: a 27-year-old woman accused of shoplifting from Dillard’s at NorthPark Center.

Before 4:20 p.m., an inconsiderate motorist fled after colliding with a 37-year-old Plano woman’s vehicle at Preston Center.

Before 9:50 p.m. at NorthPark Center, a robber threatened a 51-year-old Rockwall woman and 62-year-old Dallas woman with a gun and demanded cash and property.

2 Wednesday
Before 8:56 a.m., a mean mischief-maker in a parking lot at Medical City Children’s Hospital on Forest Lane cut a 29-year-old woman’s tires.

Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft from a Rowlett woman at Inwood Village.

Before 11 a.m., a shooter in the 5800 block of LBJ Freeway fired into the vehicles of a 35-year-old Dallas man and 28-year-old Dallas woman.

Gone before 7:38 p.m.: 62-year-old man’s vehicle from outside his home in the 6100 block of Bandera Avenue.

3 Thursday
At 8:19 a.m. in the 7700 block of Forest Lane, Frisco Police Department officers recovered a vehicle taken without permission from an auto body shop. Arrested: a 36-year-old man.

Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft from a Plano woman at Preston Center.

Before 4:50 p.m., a shopper at the Buckle Store in NorthPark Center paid with counterfeit cash.

Burglarized before 7:33 p.m.: a 69-year-old Dallas woman’s vehicle at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Midway Road.

Before 8:19 p.m., a thief stole from a home in the 12600 block of Montfort Drive.

4 Friday

Gone before 4:15 a.m.: a 68-year-old man’s vehicle from outside his home in the 6300 block of Bandera Avenue.

Reported at 8:47 a.m.: A counterfeiter stole from an 81-year-old woman from the 5500 block of Harvest Hill Road.

Arrested at 2:21 p.m.: a 20-year-old man accused of shoplifting from Burberry at NorthPark Center.

No tacos for you. That was the fate at Velvet Taco in Preston Forest Shopping Center for an unwelcome visitor who was told at 3:45 p.m. to leave and not come back.

Before 8:09 p.m., a thief took property from a home in the 6400 block of Desco Drive.

Reported at 8:26 p.m.: the Oct. 2 theft from a home in the 11800 block of Hampstead Lane.

Reported at 11:31 p.m.: criminal trespassing at CVS in Preston Forest Village.

5 Saturday

How did the thief take a vehicle before 5:30 p.m. from the parking lot of the Summer Tree Center on Inwood Road? With the keys.

Arrested at 6:26 p.m. in a parking lot in the 5500 block of Lovers Lane: a 21-year-old man accused of possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon. He also faced outstanding warrants.

6 Sunday
Taken before 12:23 p.m.: property off the kitchen table of a home in the 5800 block of Royal Lane.

Stolen before 8:08 p.m. at Preston Center: a 24-year-old Dallas man’s debit card.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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