Crime Reports Oct. 7 – 13

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: BREAKFAST BANDIT
An 84-year-old man’s day didn’t start off as sweetly as expected. Before 8:43 a.m. Oct. 13, a thief fled the Original Pancake House at Midway Road and Northwest Highway with the senior adult’s property.

7 Monday
Police did not provide the reporting time nor store name for shoplifting at Preston Forest Village.

Police didn’t provide the reporting time for vandalism at a home in the 7100 and 7200 blocks of Lakehurst Avenue.

Taken before 11:04 p.m.: a Lewisville man’s vehicle from near the Shinsei Restaurant on Inwood Road.

8 Tuesday
Before 4:15 p.m., one or more burglars stole property from vehicles at a home in the 11400 block of Royalshire Drive.

9 Wednesday
Before 9:31 a.m., a burglar took property from a vehicle at a home in the 5800 block of Elderwood Drive.

Not so fast! A thief attempted to take a vehicle from a home in the 5500 block of Montrose Drive and the owner reported it the next afternoon.

Reported at 12:58 p.m.: an Oct. 8 shoplifting incident at Ulta Beauty at Preston Forest Village.

Reported at 6:47 p.m.: the unlawful entry of a Dallas man’s vehicle while parked Oct. 8 at Semones Family YMCA (Town North) on Northaven Road.

The pink bag the shoplifter used to conceal merchandise from Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center didn’t go unnoticed. Arrested at 8:23 p.m.: a 49-year-old woman also facing outstanding warrants from Dallas County, Hurst, and Garland.

Before 9:10 p.m., a Cedar Hill man had a knife brandished at him at Lowe’s on Inwood Road.

10 Thursday
What’s the hurry? And Oct. 10 theft from a home in the 8500 block of Thackery Drive was reported five days later.

11 Friday
Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at Enlighten MD in the 5200 block of Forest Lane.

Burglarized before 9:39 a.m.: a vehicle at a home in the 10400 block of Shadow Bend Drive.

Before 9:53 a.m., a burglar took property from a vehicle parked at the Cooper Fitness Center on Preston Road.

Reported at 12:36 p.m.: An employee had been keeping her own Victoria Secrets, taking property over a period of time from the NorthPark Center store without permission. Police arrested a 25-year-old woman with outstanding warrants out of Lancaster.

Before 4:21 p.m., a robber fled with money from Comerica Bank at Preston Center.

12 Saturday
Arrested at 2:59 a.m.: a 39-year-old woman accused of driving under the influence in the 7200 block of Inwood Road.

Before 3:25 p.m., a motorist drove off after striking a vehicle in a parking lot in the 5500 block of West Lovers Lane.

13 Sunday
Taken before 4:53 p.m.: a 62-year-old woman’s vehicle from her home in the 6100 block of Averill Way.

Taken before 6:56 p.m.: a vehicle from a home in the 6000 block of Meadow Road.

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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