Three men reported they were robbed Wednesday night at an apartment in the 200 block of Inman Street.
The men said an acquaintance knocked on the door at about 8 p.m. and asked for a drink of water and a chance to use the restroom.
They allowed him in.
He then went back outside and returned with another man, they said, and that man had a pistol in one hand and a set of brass knuckles in the other.
That man said “give me everything,” they said.
Then the two wrapped duct tape around the victims’ arms and legs and went through the apartment.
The man with the brass knuckles struck all three victims, according to the report.
The men left with the victims’ wallets and cellphones and a gaming console.
The victims freed themselves and, after some confusion, contacted an apartment security guard, who called police.
According to the report, there was a strong smell of marijuana in the apartment and leaves were scattered around.
1000 block of Dallas Drive — A business owner told police he believes a man who has been coming into his shop and trying to cause trouble is responsible for a break-in on Wednesday.
The owner said the man came in once with a baseball bat and once with a bat and a dog.
When the owner entered the shop Wednesday afternoon, he found the door kicked open and about $2,000 worth of scented oils had been smashed. He said he believes the man smashed the bottles with the baseball bat, according to the police report.
800 block of George Street, unincorporated Denton County — A woman told a sheriff’s deputy Wednesday that cash was stolen from her mailbox.
The woman said her 11-year-old son was having a birthday and relatives sent cards containing money.
Someone ripped open the cards, took the cash and returned the cards to the mailbox, according to the sheriff’s report.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• Denton police handled 249 service and officer-initiated calls, including six thefts, two vehicle burglaries, one report of fraud, two burglaries, two cases of criminal mischief, one robbery, one unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, one case of possession of marijuana, one missing person and one report of harassment.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 584 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-six people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of three cases of criminal mischief, one fraud, four thefts, two assaults and one burglary.
Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm, one structure fire and one traffic accident.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen, one medical call and one structure fire.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls, one illegal burn and one structure fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls and one grass fire.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is email@example.com .
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.