Crime Reports Nov. 18 – 24

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: COME AND GET IT
Does it get any easier for an auto thief than to find an unlocked target with the key left behind? Before 1:44 p.m. Nov. 20, an opportunistic crook took a 56-year-old Rockwall woman’s ready-to-steal vehicle from the 4600 block of Allencrest Lane.

18 Monday
Found at 11:31 a.m. in the 11300 block of Crest Brook Drive: two license plates, a propone tank and a leaf blower inside a stolen vehicle.

Found at 4:46 p.m. in the 11400 block of Parkchester Drive: the license plate to a stolen truck.

Recovered at 6:15 p.m. at NorthPark Center: a stolen vehicle from Grand Prairie.

19 Tuesday
Before 1:45 a.m., a burglar armed with a handgun took property from an American Security employee outside in the 6800 block of LBJ Freeway.

Police did not provide a reporting time for a theft in the 7500 block of Inwood Road.

Where’s the Village People cop when you need him most? Before 10:35 a.m., a burglar broke into a vehicle at the Semones Family YMCA on Northaven Road. Burglars struck there again before 4:13 p.m. Nov. 23, targeting two more vehicles.

That’s cold. Before 11:16 a.m., a crook got away with a tankless water heater from an ATI Construction residential work site in the 6100 block of Royal Lane.

At 12:08 p.m., an unwelcome visitor to Preston Forest Village received a criminal trespassing warning.

Reported at 2:07 p.m.: a hit-and-run wreck at NorthPark Center.

Arrested at 3:33 p.m.: a 27-year-old man, with outstanding warrants, who was accused of shoplifting and criminally trespassing at Macy’s at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 5:19 p.m.: the Nov. 18 burglary of a vehicle at a home in the 4800 block of Allencrest Lane.

20 Wednesday
Reported at 9:43 a.m.: the Nov. 18 burglary of a home in the 6900 block of Wildglen Drive.

Before 10:57 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Lovers Lane, a bully pushed a Garland man in the chest. Police made an arrest but had not yet posted information on their prisoner online.

No Slurpees for you! Before 11:12 a.m., an unwelcome visitor to the 7-Eleven at Preston Forest Square received a criminal trespassing warning. Another person got such a warning before 10:19 a.m. on Nov. 21.

Reported at 3:26 p.m.: a shoplifter on Nov. 19 took a backpack from the Too Be Continued store on Lovers Lane.

Taken before 5:55 p.m.: a Garland man’s vehicle from a NorthPark Center parking lot.

Before 6:53 p.m., a would-be auto thief pried open a door but was unable to steal a Dallas man’s vehicle from a NorthPark Center parking lot.

21 Thursday
Police did not provide the reporting time for a theft at Preston Forest Village.

Before 1:37 p.m., a thief stole from a 67-year-old Carrolton woman at the Market at Preston Forest.

Reported at 4:16 p.m., the Nov. 19 burglary of a vacant house in the 10300 block of Inwood Road.

Reported at 4:32 p.m.: a shoplifter took merchandise from Macy’s at NorthPark Center.

Burglarized before 8:49 p.m.: a 2007 Audi Q7 at Preston Forest Shopping Center.

22 Friday
Double trouble: Burglarized before 7:29 a.m.: a home in the 12000 block of Browning Lane. At 9:06 a.m., a vehicle at the same location was discovered burglarized, also.

Police did not provide the reporting times for shoplifting at Utla Beauty in Inwood Village and thefts at Preston Forest Village and Preston Forest Square.

Arrested at 12:43 p.m.: a 24-year-old man accused of concealing merchandise in a backpack and leaving Macy’s at NorthPark Center.

Reported at 1:12 p.m.: fraudulent purchases made using the credit card of a 42-year-old man from the 8500 block of Lakemont Drive.

A McKinney man parked his vehicle in the 6700 block of Lupton Drive and some rascal entered it before 2:54 p.m.

Before 4:52 p.m., a 62-year-old woman discovered her vehicle stolen from her home in the 5800 block of Colhurst Street.

Before 5:26 p.m., a would-be auto thief broke the lock and attempted to hotwire a Dallas man’s vehicle at Preston Center.

Arrested at 6:14 p.m.: a 21-year-old woman accused of shoplifting from Macy’s at NorthPark Center. She also received a criminal trespassing warning.

23 Saturday
Burglarized before 8:53 a.m.: a vehicle at a home in the 6300 block of Lafayette Way.

Reported at 10:36 a.m.: a 25-year-old Fort Worth man left a backpack in his vehicle while visiting apartments in the 8600 block of Preston Road on Nov. 21 and crook smashed the window and took the backpack.

Before 11:45 a.m.: a shoplifter pinched merchandise from Clothes Circuit at Preston Center.

Arrested at 11:56 p.m.: a 48-year-old man accused of driving under the influence in the 10700 block of Midway Road.

24 Sunday
Reported at 8:33 a.m.: a crook took cash from a safe at Medical City Children’s Urgent Care location at Hillcrest Avenue and West Northwest Highway on Nov. 22 without doing damage or forcing entry.

Taken before 8 p.m.: a vehicle from a home in the 6300 block of Royalton Drive.

Before 10 p.m.: a reckless and irresponsible driver didn’t stick around after striking a parked vehicle at Preston Forest Square.

Before 10:08 p.m., a thief stole from a home in the 5800 bock of Orchid Lane.

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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