Crime Report: More Details on The Beverly Drive-By Shooting

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Several homes on Beverly Drive in Highland Park were targeted by a gunman in a drive-by shooting. More details regarding the damage have emerged.
Several homes on Beverly Drive in Highland Park were targeted by a gunman in a drive-by shooting. More details regarding the damage have emerged.

We have a few more details regarding the Jan. 9 drive-by shooting on Beverly Drive in Highland Park. They don’t pertain to a suspect or a motive, but they are details.

When police returned to the scene of the crime on Jan. 10, they found bullet holes at two homes in the 3300 block of Beverly Drive. At one of them, the bullet entered the house through a front window and came to rest in a bookcase. The owner told police that he assumed the noises he’d heard the previous evening were related to Irving’s spate of earthquakes.

At the other house, police noticed a hole on the exterior wall behind the fireplace. It was about a half-inch in diameter and approximately 4 inches off the ground. An interior investigation was not possible because the owners were out of town. But they returned home on Jan. 13 and found no interior damage, so it appears the bullet is lodged between the wall and the fireplace.

Most of the crimes reported in the Park Cities last week involved shoplifting or identity theft. Only a few incidents happened on residential streets:

At 12:26 p.m. on Jan. 14, a resident of the 3400 block of Rosedale Avenue reported that a $500 Hitachi television and a $200 Xbox video-game console were stolen from his home between Jan. 2 and Jan. 7. An incident report indicates the home was left unlocked during that span.

At 5:38 p.m. on Jan. 14, a resident of the 2800 block of University Boulevard reported that her home had been burglarized by a member of her family. Among the stolen items were a $6,000 Gucci purse, $5,000 in cash, $1,700 worth of balls, a $600 digital scale, and a $200 Coach purse.

Between noon and 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 14, a burglar broke into a red 2001 Chevy S10 pickup in the 4000 block of Wentwood Drive and stole a $50 men’s jacket.

Between 9 and 10:05 a.m. on Jan. 16, a burglar broke into a black 2010 GMC Yukon in the 7800 block of Pickwick Lane and stole a $4,000 VBH purse that held $5,000 in cash, as well as the victim’s driver’s license and at least three credit cards.

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