A man said a friend of his father stole his wallet while he slept on a couch in the living room early Thursday, according to a police report.
The man said he was visiting his father in the 2400 block of Prairie Street and took his wallet out of his pocket and placed it on a nearby table before falling asleep. When he awoke the next morning, the wallet was gone.
He said his father told him that an old friend came by about 4:20 a.m. and tried to sell him some methamphetamines. But he told the friend he doesn’t use drugs anymore, the father told the son. The friend told him that he owed some people money.
The father said he went to the bathroom, leaving the friend alone in the room with his sleeping son. When he returned, the friend asked to borrow a stun gun because he was afraid of the people he owned money to. He left a cowboy hat as collateral for the gun.
The victim said the wallet contained $300 and three credit cards. By the time he checked, the credit cards already had been used at area stores.
1500 block of South Loop 288 — A shoplifter gave back two lanterns he had been caught paying too little for at a discount store Thursday, but he left before police could arrive to arrest him.
An employee reported that he watched the man carrying one lantern around while still looking at other lanterns. Then he picked another lantern and the employee said he saw him place a sticker over the price sticker.
He rang them up at $9.88 when they should have cost $59.88, according to the report. The employee followed him out of the store and confronted him. He gave back the lanterns and said he needed to let his wife and child know he would have to go back inside and wait for police.
But he reached an empty pickup truck, jumped behind the wheel and left.
2500 block of Hollow Ridge — A man reported that some- one took his 9mm semiautomatic pistol out of the console of his wife’s 2012 Cadillac sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday. It was taken either at a convenience store gas pump or from the car while it was parked in front of their house. There was no sign of forced entry.
1600 block of Dallas Drive — A shop owner reported Thursday that someone cut the catalytic converters from two vehicles after they were left at the shop for repair. He estimated it would take $1,600 to replace them.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7
- Denton police handled 311 service and officer-initiated calls, including 11 thefts, one counterfeit bill, one vehicle burglary, one assault, one case of criminal mischief, one fraud and two burglaries.
-Denton County sheriff ’s
dispatchers handled 752 service
and officer-initiated calls for the
agencies they serve. Sixty people
were booked into county jail.
Deputies took reports of six
thefts, one fight, one assault,
one criminal mischief and one
-Denton firefighters responded to 15 medical calls, one vehicle fire, one gas leak, one public service, one request to assist police, one false call and one traffic accident.
Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm, one hazardous materials incident, one suicide attempt, two medical calls and one traffic accident.
Aubrey firefighters respond- ed to five alarms, one heat expo- sure and one medical call.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one grass fire.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one medical call and one request to assist a citizen.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen, one medical call, one grass fire and one water main break.
Sanger firefighters responded to one grass fire, one overdose, one suicide attempt and one medical call.
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.