4 May 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Crime S KU L D U G G E RY of the MONTH
Talk about an act of nature. A particularly windy Monday morning in March, the 26th to be exact, was the culprit in a collision around 10:30 a.m. between a gate that was flung open and a vehicle traveling in the 8400 block of Menier Street. BRIEF
DISTRACTED DRIVING A DEADLY PROBLEM Nearly one in five crashes in Texas involve distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. In 2017, 19 percent of vehicle crashes on Texas roads involved distracted driving. Those 100,687 crashes resulted in 444 deaths and 2,889 serious injuries. Effective Sept. 1, 2017, a texting-while-driving ban became law making it illegal to read, write, or send a text while driving in Texas. Violators can face a fine up to $200.
CRIME REPORT MARCH 12 - APRIL 8 MARCH 12 An open garage in the 7800 block of Bryn Mawr Drive was the perfect bait for a thief looking for a steal. Just after midnight, a bike was stolen from the property. MARCH 14 A 31-year-old man was assaulted around 10:55 a.m. in the 7200 block of Northaven Road when someone threw a rock at him, causing a 1-inch cut above his left eye. Arrested around 8:15 p.m.: A 55-year-old man for refusing to leave Green Oaks Hospital in the 7800 block of Clodus Field Drive after being warned for criminal trespass. Around 10:45 p.m., officers were called to the Apple store at NorthPark Center regarding two people stealing merchandise from the store. MARCH 16 Stolen before 8:30 a.m.: property from a vehicle parked overnight in the 6500 block of Orchid Lane. A firearm was stolen overnight before 10 a.m. from an unlocked vehicle in the 6700 block of Tulip Lane. Around 12:20 p.m., a 26-yearold woman reported that while shopping at the Preston Forest Village her wallet was stolen from her purse. MARCH 19 Just before 3 p.m., merchandise was stolen from a Verizon store in the 5900 block of West Northwest Highway. The wheels and tires were stolen from a vehicle around 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of Forest Lane.
BBB: Beware Facebook Quizzes Mining Personal Information • Be strict about what information you share. • Be skeptical. Before you take a quiz, figure out who created it. • Adjust privacy settings. Review your social media account’s privacy settings • Remove personal details from your profile. Don’t share information like your phone number or home address on social media accounts. • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know.
MARCH 20 Prescription medicine from a CVS pharmacy in the 11000 block of Preston Road was stolen around midnight. If you left your two bongs near an office building in the 6300 block of LBJ Freeway, no worries, someone found them around 8 a.m. They are being held for you at 6511 Marilla Avenue (The Dallas Police Department). MARCH 21 A rascal attempted to pass a forged check around 3:30 p.m. at the Prosperity Bank in the 5900 block of Forest Lane. MARCH 22 The rear license plate was stolen before 8:44 a.m. from a vehicle parked outside of a Walgreens in the 3700 block of West Northwest Highway. Stolen before 9:40 a.m.: property from inside a Nortex Hardwood Floors vehicle parked in the 6400 block of Park Lane. Property belonging to Jordan Grover Design-Develop-Build was stolen around 10 a.m. from a home in the 5100 block of Radbrook Place. A home in the 12000 block of Montego Plaza was burglarized around 1:50 p.m. Merchandise was stolen around 2 p.m. from the Microsoft store in NorthPark Center. The front passenger window of a vehicle was smashed sometime before 7:30 p.m. while parked in the 6600 block of LBJ Freeway. MARCH 23 Stolen before 7:12 a.m.: a
ith Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data mining in the news, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that what’s shared online can be used for illegal or unethical reasons. Personality quizzes are especially popular on social media platforms, such as Facebook, and generally seem innocent enough. However, users might be giving away more information about themselves, and even friends, than they thought, BBB officials say. Quizzes ask seemingly silly or
package from the front porch of a home in the 8300 block of Midway Road. MARCH 24 A 67-year-old woman was assaulted and had her glasses knocked off her face around 10 a.m. at the Preston Royal Village. MARCH 25 Stolen around 6:20 p.m.: Property from inside a vehicle parked outside Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in the 9800 block of Preston Road. MARCH 27 Stolen before 8:23 a.m.: copper from a Brandt Company construction site in the 8300 block of Lincoln Road. A hustler attempted to cash a fraudulent check around 2 p.m. at Prosperity Bank in the 5900 block of Forest Lane. A 25-year-old man reported to police around 9:30 p.m. that he had been scratched and bitten in the 6700 block of Northaven Road. Merchandise was stolen sometime before 10 p.m. from the Apple Store at NorthPark Center. MARCH 29 Around 6:41 p.m., merchandise was stolen from the Cinnabon at NorthPark Center. MARCH 30 Merchandise was stolen sometime before 10:41 p.m. from the Apple Store at NorthPark Center. MARCH 31 The front door of DD Cleaners in the 5300 block of Lovers Lane was broken around 3:50 a.m. The culprit fled the scene. useless questions, but hackers can use that information to penetrate social accounts and gain access to personal information. The latest news shows that it isn’t just scammers who are interested in quiz answers. “We always knew someone was trying to trick us with social media quizzes, because they are free” said BBB’s chief security officer Bill Fanelli, CISSP. Not all quizzes are about unprincipled data collection, but BBB cautions users to be careful. “Profile data, quiz answers, and
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APRIL 1 Property was stolen around 7 p.m. from the front porch of a home in the 5000 block of Forest Bend Road. APRIL. 2 Merchandise was stolen around 9:10 p.m. from the Apple Store at NorthPark Center. APRIL 3 Merchandise from Gamestop in the 6000 block of Forest Lane was reported missing around 9 p.m. They say you can’t put a square into a circle, but a thief managed to successfully wiggle through the sunroof of a vehicle parked in the 4700 block of Elsby Road around noon to steal unspecified property from inside. APRIL 4 Arrested: A 19-year-old woman around 8:15 p.m. on suspicion of shoplifting from Victoria’s Secret at NorthPark Center. APRIL 5 Burglarized before 5:40 a.m.: a vehicle parked in the 12200 block of Preston Road. An aggravated assault was reported to police around 3 p.m. in the 5900 block of Luther Lane when a person “intentionally” drove a car toward another person. A 41-year-old woman residing in the 6200 block of Northwest Highway reported to police around 8:20 p.m. that someone was harassing her by sending threatening messages. APRIL 8 Damaged before 12:03 a.m.: property at a business in the 6000 block of Berkshire Lane. more can be used to steal your money, or let a scammer pretend to be you in order to steal someone else’s money. And now we know that seemingly innocent information can even be used to build a profile on you that can be sold to anyone trying to influence society,” the BBB warns in a press release. To report a scam, go to BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/scamtracker). To protect yourself from all kinds of scams, visit the BBB Scam Tips page (BBB.org/scamtips). – Staff report
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