Park Cities Crime Report

Crime Report: Great Moments in Parenting

By Zachary Dickens / January 6, 2015 / 2 Comments

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 […]

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Crime Report: It’s Was a Quiet Week For Park Cities Crime

By Zachary Dickens / November 25, 2014 / 1 Comment

Last week’s police activity was fairly light, even by the Park Cities’ standards. But the incidents detailed below seem even more inconsequential because I compiled them last night, as I was monitoring the chaos erupting in Ferguson, Mo. Jump for news on property crime in the Park Cities:

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Crime Report: Lock Your Car and Take Your Louis Vuitton Inside, Park Cities!

By Zachary Dickens / November 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but police in the Park Cities largely filled their time last week with two types of incidents: burglars breaking into SUVs to steal third-row seats, and thieves helping themselves to all of the loot that Parkies leave inside their unlocked vehicles. The 3900 and 4000 blocks of Miramar […]

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Locking Car Doors Can Prevent Theft, But There’s No Accounting For Less-Than-Clever Criminals

By Zachary Dickens / October 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

Let’s play a game called “Who Was Stupider?” Your choices are the victim and the perpetrator in a crime that happened between 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 22. Here’s the case for the victim, a resident of the 4000 block of Miramar Avenue: Not only did she leave her gray […]

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Crime Report: Where Are You Going With That Shotgun in Your Hand?

By Zachary Dickens / October 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

  At 10:35 a.m. on Oct. 16, a Highland Park police officer was dispatched to the 4400 block of Highland Drive in regards to a vehicle burglary that happened the night of Oct. 14. But the victim said a report about that crime wouldn’t be necessary, because everything that was stolen was untraceable. However, the […]

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Gunman Startles University Park Homeowner in Alley, Fires Shots before Departing

By Zachary Dickens / October 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

We’re starting off with something really scary this week. At 12:19 p.m. on Sept. 30, a resident of the 2800 block of Amherst Street took her recycling to the alley and was startled to find a stranger there. The man said nothing to her, but he pointed a pistol in her direction. The woman fled, […]

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