They even snatched his friend’s Aggie ring.

The Victim: Darren Schultz
The Crime:
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
9600 block of Park Highlands

Darren Schultz is a proud Longhorn. His roommate is an old friend from high school — and he’s an Aggie. You can imagine the good-natured ribbing that goes back and forth between the two. And for Aggies, the class ring is a prized possession.

Unfortunately, a recent break-in resulted in Schultz’s friend losing his cherished ring to a burglar.

“He wears it all the time,” Schultz says. “He just didn’t that day. He left it on his dresser.”

The burglar entered the home the hard way, smashing through the front door and leaving pieces of splintered wood on the floor. And the ring wasn’t all this thief made off with — the haul included two TVs, two watches, and a pistol and ammunition.

Dallas Police Sgt. Keitric Jones of the Northeast Patrol Division says that securing a door with two or more deadbolts often helps prevent door break-ins, but the strength of the doorframe also must be considered.

For personal property, Jones recommends keeping records of valuables, including the serial number, make and model, to help police. He offers some simple advice on keeping these types of records.

“Maintaining records of this is as easy as taking pictures of the item or maintaining an excel spreadsheet and emailing it to yourself so if something happens to your computer, you will still have access to it,” Jones says.

Crime Numbers


5 a.m.

Time of day on March 5 when a newspaper deliveryman was punched in the face by a cursing panhandler while unloading bundles from his van in the 6800 block of Greenville; the suspect fled on foot leaving the victim with broken glasses


Block of Park Lane where a man was shot and killed March 3 inside his apartment unit


Total amount of cash stolen when the Burger King in the 6700 block of Abrams was robbed at gunpoint March 8

Source: Dallas Police Department