Suspicious Tires: Stranded Carrollton Man May Have Plundered Unlocked Highland Park Cars

Car Thief

At 2:45 a.m. on May 31, a Highland Park police officer noticed that a white Ford truck was parked in the 4200 block of Edmondson Avenue with its emergency lights flashing. The officer approached the truck and found a 24-year-old Carrollton man standing next to it on the curb.

The man said he’d run over a nail and was checking his tire pressure. But the tire in question appeared to be fine, and the officer could find no nail. The man explained that he’d need to move the truck forward, as the nail was between the tire and the truck at the moment.

While the man was maneuvering his truck, the officer ran a background check. The man was not the subject of any active warrants, and his license was valid, so the officer let him go.

About a minute later, the officer found three bags in some bushes next to a nearby house. They contained a $675 pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, a $295 pair of Neiman Marcus pants, $175 worth of Gap Kids clothing, and $10 in coins.

Via receipts in the bags, the officer determined that the clothing belonged to the house’s owners, who later confirmed that the garments and coins had been removed from three vehicles – a Lexus, a Jaguar, and a Yukon – they had left unlocked in their driveway. However, a black men’s glove that the officer found next to the bags was not theirs.

It might belong to the young man from Carrollton. A further exploration of his record showed a criminal history that includes burglary, fraud, DWI, and possession of marijuana.

For more notable crimes in Dallas’ most desirable neighborhoods, read on.

UNIVERSITY PARK: Between 7 p.m. on May 22 and 6:30 p.m. on May 23, a burglar entered a pair of Lexuses that had been left unlocked in the 3200 block of Centenary Drive and helped himself to the following: an $1,800 Louis Vuitton bag, a $500 Nokia Lumina phone, a $400 snakeskin wallet, a $250 Marc Jacobs makeup bag, a $200 pair of Beats headphones, $200 worth of makeup, a $75 Vera Bradley bag, and various credit cards. Some of the cards were used before the victims could cancel them.

LAKEWOOD: Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on May 26, a silver 1982 El Camino valued at $8,000 was stolen from the 6100 block of Tremont Street.

FAR NORTH DALLAS: Between 3:45 p.m. on May 26 and 6:25 p.m. on May 27, a thief walked into an attached garage that had been left open in the 17600 block of Squaw Valley Drive and stole $30 worth of assorted beers.

PRESTON HOLLOW: Between 10:40 and 11:05 a.m. on May 29, a burglar entered a home in the 5100 block of Brookview Drive through unknown means and stole $500 in cash.

OAK LAWN: Between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on May 30, a red 2003 Chevy Silverado valued at $6,000 was stolen from the 4500 block of Gilbert Avenue.