Weekend crime reports from in and near Lake Highlands …

At about 8:30 Friday morning multiple students at a bus stop near Audelia and Walnut [Berkner attendance zone] witnessed an altercation that escalated into pistol pointing. According to two witnesses, a silver PT cruiser pulled up alongside a pedestrian, an 18-year-old male. The driver and the young man yelled at one another and a “heated argument” over a “stolen cell phone” ensued, witnesses and the complainant reported. Eventually the driver pulled a .45 semi automatic pistol from under her leg and pointed it at the man. She “waved around” the weapon long enough to freak out all the bystanders but never pulled the trigger, and she bolted before cops arrived. One witness identified the weapon-wielding woman, and a detective is following up on the tip, according to the report.

Mid-day Friday, a pair of would-be thieves reportedly kicked in the front door at a woman’s apartment on E. Lake Highlands Road, just south of Northwest Highway. The men kicked the door twice before entering. Then the victim’s two dogs confronted the intruders; they promptly fled, the 41-year-old resident reported.

Luckily dogs are allowed at this White Rock area apartment complex, where two hounds reportedly prevented a robbery

Luckily dogs are allowed at this White Rock area apartment complex, where two hounds reportedly prevented a robbery

A resident of the Sun Colony apartment complex at Royal and Audelia reported an encounter with an intruder Friday afternoon. Roberto Ulloa, 57, told police he had just walked his wife, who was heading to work, out of their apartment. When he went back inside he said he saw a shadow on the wall and realized that someone was in his home. Ulloa confronted the interloper — a “Latino male, about 20 years old, 5’5 and skinny with a long face” — who escaped on foot. Ulloa reportedly chased the man but lost him in the apartment-complex maze.

Overnight Saturday someone broke into White Rock Abbey restaurant on Garland Road at Peavy, according to reports. The crooks made off with only $50, but caused about $300 worth of damage to the business’ glass door.

Saturday evening 28-year-old Ricky Tatum reportedly was shot and killed. The crime occurred at an apartment community at 9744 Forest Lane. The police report is sparse.