A weekly update of recent criminal activity in the Preston Hollow vicinity; courtesy police reports from Dallas P.D.

  • A residence near Willow and Preston was burglarized around 2 p.m. on April 2. More than $30,000 worth of gold and diamond jewelry was stolen.


  • On Thursday, April 3, between 7:45 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. a burglar broke into a residence located near Northaven and Valleydale through a rear sliding glass door; a laptop and hard drive valued at $2000 were stolen.


  • A woman left her purse at Jack in the Box, located off of Coit just south of LBJ on Thursday April 3 at 4:45 p.m. When she realized that she left her purse, she returned to the restaurant at 8:45 p.m. to retrieve it. A diner noticed the empty purse in the bathroom and returned it to a store employee; a gold ring and pink camera worth more than $500 were missing from the purse.


  • Two full sets of rims and tires, valued at more than $2000 each, were stolen from cars parked outside of two residences located near the intersection of Marsh and Forest between 10 p.m. April 3 and 8 a.m. on April 4.


  • More than $4000 worth of lawn equipment was stolen from a Techscape landscaping vehicle parked at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church just before 9 a.m. on Friday, April 4. Landscaping employees were working just out of sight.


  • A man was arrested for criminal trespassing at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at NorthPark Center. The man was walking in a store with his pants lower than his buttocks and his underpants exposed. A store employee asked the man to pull up his pants in order to comply with the dress code posted by all entrances of NorthPark Center. The man did not comply after being asked to pull up his pants five times. Finally, the store employee announced that the man was criminally trespassing. A mall officer heard the interaction and proceeded to escort the man, with the store employee, out of the mall.  When the man resisted and stopped walking, the officer charged the man with criminal trespassing and placed him under arrest. The man then proceeded to punch and kick the officer. Next, the officer used pepper spray on the man in order to handcuff him. After searching the man, a  small bag of marijuana was discovered.  The man was ultimately cleared of any formal charges and released by mall security.

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