City News Briefs

April 28, 2015

Man seen on video breaking into vehicles in Highland Park

The University Park Police Department reminds you to lock your vehicles at night.  Here is a story on NBC 5 about car burglaries in Highland Park.  

In 2014, the top reported crime in University Park was Burglaries of Motor Vehicles.  The majority of the 106 incidents involved items that were taken because they were left in plain sight.  Wallets, purses, computer laptops and jewelry were common targets.
Safety precautions & resident involvement

The police department urges residents to lock their vehicles and place valuables in the trunk.  It’s also a good idea to keep all household doors locked, even when home.  UPPD appreciates all those who continue to quickly report suspicious activity.

City to begin mosquito fogging

University Park is one of the few communities in North Texas that conducts a scheduled city-wide fogging program.  The program follows accepted IPM (Integrated Pest Management) guidelines consisting of monitoring, trapping, larviciding and adulticiding.  To target mosquitoes during peak daily activity, protect beneficial insects and limit exposure for outdoor pets and residents who have sensitivities, fogging is conducted during the overnight hours.

Fogging Schedule -- April 2015

April 21 (Weather Permitting) Alleys 11 p.m. Lovers Lane north to Northwest Parkway (City Limits to City Limits)
April 22 (Weather Permitting) Alleys 11 p.m. Lovers Lane south to Mockingbird (City Limits to City Limits)

To help control mosquitoes in your area, take the following steps:

  1. Eliminate any stagnant or standing water. This can be found in birdbaths, non-circulating fish or lily ponds, plant saucers, low areas in your lawn, and around outdoor water faucets, etc.
  2. Reduce the amount of water placed on your lawn. Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering again. Reprogram your irrigation controller based on the temperature and rainfall.
  3. Cover exposed soil with cedar or cypress mulch if possible.
  4. Clean out decomposed leaf matter from your storm gutters.
  5. Keep any unnecessary plant growth cut back.

If you notice yards or other landscaped areas with an abundance of mosquitoes, or spot standing water call the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488.

Oncor tree trimming near high voltage lines

Contractors for Oncor will be trimming trees near its power lines in various University Park neighborhoods throughout 2015. Oncor is doing the work to ensure continued reliability and safety of electricity in the area. Residents near the work areas will be notified by door hangers.  

A substantial portion of the previously identified work for March and April has been completed. Oncor anticipates that feeder lines located in other University Park neighborhoods will require vegetation management in May.  The City will provide updates on specific locations as we are notified. 

To learn more about Oncor's vegetation management program, CLICK HERE.