The Victim: Catherine Bishop

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Time: Between midnight and 7:30 a.m.

Location: 10700 Eden Rock

Someone smashed The window.

Catherine was in a hurry that morning getting her kids ready for school. Everyone had eaten breakfast and had their backpacks ready. They all headed out the door to pile into the car, except there was something wrong with the car. Someone smashed the window while it was parked in the driveway of their Mediterranean Gardens home. Gone was an expensive purse she had accidentally left inside along with her credit cards and license.

“My husband immediately called the cops, and they came right away,” Bishop says.

Her purse was later found in a neighbor’s yard, but the credit cards and ID were gone. She canceled her credit cards quickly, but not before someone made a few charges at a couple local convenience stores, including a cigarette purchase.

“I was glad because they only charged about $60, and I don’t ever carry cash in my purse,” she says.

Bishop says there have been other car break-ins in the area recently.

Dallas Police Sgt. Keitric Jones of the Northeast Patrol Division encourages residents to practice the department’s

“Lock, Take, Hide” approach: lock cars, take keys and hide any belongings left in the car. Through the last 10 years, police credit the awareness of the program in reducing automobile break-ins. Statistics show that most auto-related offenses occur in the parking lots of apartment communities, businesses, malls, strip shopping centers, restaurants and office buildings.

 

| crime numbers |

 

7

Time of night when a robber held a woman at gunpoint and took her Android cell phone and car keys in the 9400 block of Skillman

 

11.02

Date when a person called Aaron’s Furniture at Skillman and Abrams several times and threatened, “Come on by, and bring some heat, because I got something for you. If you come by, you won’t be leaving”

 

500

Dollar amount of damage after someone shattered the front windows of BJ Liquor Store in the 7500 block of Greenville sometime around 8 p.m. Nov. 2

Source: Dallas Police Department