university Park Crime

Realtor Goes to Cops After Signs Disappear

By Zachary Dickens / February 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

We haven’t been writing about crime much lately for two reasons: 1. The Dallas Police Department continues to withhold the juicy narratives from its incident reports. Emily Toman and Rachel Stone of Advocate Magazines recently did a great job of explaining why this is frustrating to people besides us perennially complaining journalists. 2. Lately, the […]

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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: Criminals Get Bolder Around the Holidays

By Zachary Dickens / December 30, 2014 / 4 Comments

We all are sometimes awoken by strange noises at night. But those noises are rarely caused by strange men trying to break into our house. At 12:50 a.m. on Dec. 24, a resident of the 4400 block of Bordeaux Avenue was awakened by a thumping sound. When she got downstairs, she saw two men kicking […]

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Crime Report: Thieves Take a Brief Break For Thanksgiving in the Park Cities

By Zachary Dickens / December 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

For the most part, the criminals who target the Park Cities took a Thanksgiving break like the rest of us. But a few filled their pockets with loot before filling their bellies with turkey and dressing. A week ago today, residents of the 4400 block of Lorraine Avenue woke up to find that their vehicles […]

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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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Crime Report: Hoodlums Are Targeting SUVs With Third-Row Seats Again

By Zachary Dickens / October 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

The theft of third-row seats from SUVs has been termed a “vicious circle.” Burglars steal the seats and sell them to dealers, who sell them back to the victims, who reinstall them in their vehicles, which are then potentially burglarized again. This has been a problem for years in the Park Cities and the surrounding […]

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