Not All Criminals Take Christmas Off
The staff of Oak Cliff People is cooling our heels this week, but I had some time to kill Monday evening, so I got to wondering — would crime slow down for Christmas? It certainly would, but it didn’t stop by any means:
- Between 7:05 and 7:20 p.m. on Christmas Day, a burglar broke into a house in the 800 block of North Oak Cliff Boulevard and stole a $1,500 42-inch Philips flat-screen TV. The burglar also ransacked an entertainment center that contained two video-game consoles and various games, but nothing was taken.
- At 7:50 p.m. on Christmas Day, a man and a woman each stole an 18-pack of Coors Light from a convenience store in the 2200 block of South Zang Boulevard.
- Between 12:30 and 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, a burglar entered an apartment in the 800 block of Blaylock Drive and stole 200 DVDs with a combined value of $4,000 and a $150 pink iPod Nano.
- Between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, a burglar entered a black 1995 Chevy pickup that was left unlocked in the 800 block of Fouraker Street and stole a $110 Alpine CD player.
- Between 7:30 a.m. on Friday and 1:15 p.m. on Monday, a thief stole a $50 red Schwinn bicycle that was locked up in a yard in the 800 block of Turner Avenue.