Window Air Conditioner

Does that window air-conditioning unit make you an easy target for burglars?

Well, the new version of the Dallas Police Department’s incident reports are sorely lacking in interesting information. For example, we can tell you that a burglar entered a house in the 5900 block of Revere Place, just a few blocks south of Stonewall Jackson Elementary, “through the doggy door” on Aug. 18, but we can’t tell you what he stole. And on the same day, not so far away, a burglar entered a house in the 6200 block of Velasco Avenue by removing an air-conditioning unit from a window. But there are no details on the loot, which is often the most interesting part.

Luckily, we still have the two Park Cities police departments to give us the scoop on incidents such as this: Between 11 p.m. on Aug. 22 and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 23, a burglar entered a black 2014 Range Rover that had been left unlocked in the 3800 block of Miramar Avenue and stole a Louis Vuitton wallet — which held $150 in cash and seven credit cards — from a purse. (The victim said she always leaves her purse behind the front seat, for whatever reason.) But the burglar ignored (or didn’t notice) a bank envelope in the same purse that held several hundred dollars in cash. He did, however, take a blue iPod Mini, a white first-generation iPod, and a charger from the console. Poor choices on the part of both the victim and the criminal here.

Click through to read our crime report covering the Park Cities.