Crime Report: Great Moments in Parenting

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It was a pretty random post-Christmas week in the Park Cities, and while it appears that more residents are locking their cars to prevent thefts, burglars are still targeting vehicles. It’s worth repeating that firearms shouldn’t be left inside unoccupied vehicles unless in a locked compartment.

Read all the way through this week’s crime report after the jump for a very special “Great Moment in Parenting,” where we are sure you’ll agree that we already have one person in the running for Mother of the Year.

Between 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 29, a thief stole 350 feet of copper wire from the first floor of a house under construction in the 4400 block of Highland Drive. Copper wire on the second floor was left untouched, as were several tools, ladders, and extension cords. The construction manager estimates it will cost $1,000 to replace the copper.

Between 4 a.m. on Dec. 28 and 10 a.m. on Dec. 29, a burglar broke into a 2001 Ford F250 in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue by punching out the lock. The contents of the center console were rifled through, but nothing was stolen. Police indicated that a similar incident occurred the night of Dec. 28 in the 3400 block of Harvard Avenue, but the victim in that case refused to file a report.

Before 8 a.m. on Dec. 31, a burglar broke into a black 2014 Ford F250 in the 4300 block of Purdue Street and stole a Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic handgun valued at $300.

At 5:42 p.m. on Jan. 2, a resident of the 2800 block of Stanford Avenue reported that a $150 pair of Sorel Fancy boots was stolen from his front porch on Dec. 31.

At 5:07 p.m. on Jan. 3, a maroon-and-tan 2004 Lincoln Town Car, which had been reported stolen in Irving, crashed into a tree and a stop sign near the 3400 block of Purdue Street. Nine minutes later, two people were arrested in the 3200 block of Greenbrier Drive. Jaimie Lucien Harrell, 21, of Irving was charged with reckless driving. Jennifer Renee Kesterson, 38, of Dallas was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Park Cities People, the arrested pair was a mother-son duo.

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Zachary Dickens

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  1. Cheryl Tredway says

    I remember last year’s parent of the year was the mom who was hiding out in a closet upstairs while her teenagers were down stairs having a party with alcohol that was so loud, the cops were called. Maternal idiots.

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