The address, I believe, was Hardeen's home to which Houdini and Bessie had recently moved. Somebody, who was a witness to either the ticketing or the arraignment (the cop, the magistrate--someone with access to the info "Houidini" gave) mis-identified Theo to the paper. There is no indication that Theo Weiss did other than present his correct ID. Maybe the cop picked up on him because he thought it was Houdini, the new celebrity in the neighborhood, zipping past.
Somebody should send the link to George Hardeen, whose dad was one of the two kids in their bathing suits "in the machine" --I had to read that sentence three times before I figured out the machine was the car.
There's an Irish lilt to Houidini--and I've known Irishmen named Dodd and Preston.
Dash says he's wasn't going over twenty.