Blotter: Police warn of pair of armed robbers

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Denton police are asking residents to be on the lookout for anyone believed to have been involved in a couple of recent aggravated robberies.

In two separate incidents, two men armed with a handgun approached a woman sitting alone in her vehicle at an apartment complex parking lot around midnight, Investigator Keith Smith said.

The first incident occurred at 11:53 p.m. Oct. 9 at 2601 W. Oak St. at the Uptown Apartments. The second incident was reported at 12:17 a.m. Monday at 201 Coronado Drive at the Country Place Apartments.

The first suspect is described as a black male, age 20 to 25, 6 feet tall with a thin build, short hair and clean-shaven. The second suspect is described as a black male, age 20 to 25, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, heavy set or thick build with short hair and clean-shaven.

Smith said people should not approach the men, but he encourages people to call if they see anything suspicious.

“We want people to be aware of their surroundings and to call if they see anything unusual,” he said.

Police say the suspects in each case demanded cash from the victims. Anyone with information can call the Denton Police Department at 940-349-8181 or Smith at 940-349-7912.

 

Other reports

1400 block of South Loop 288 — On Monday, Denton police arrested a man who possibly had the freshest breath of any person arrested that day. An officer found the man sleeping in his vehicle in a public parking lot at about 1:57 a.m.

After the officer asked the man to step out of the vehicle, the officer noticed several empty bottles of mouthwash. The man admitted to drinking the mouthwash and cheap liquor a few hours before, the police report stated. The officer reported that the man was allegedly intoxicated and then performed a sobriety test.

The man’s speech was slurred and the officer reported that the man failed the test, the report stated. The man was arrested and charged with public intoxication.

700 block of Kimberly Drive — A man reported about $20,000 worth of aluminum doors were stolen from his construction site between Saturday and Monday morning. The case was still under investigation at the time the report was made.

10000 block of Franklin Drive — A woman reported on Monday she discovered that an unknown person used her identification information to receive electrical services. The case was still under investigation at the time the report was made.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

•  Denton police handled 247 service and officer-initiated calls, including one aluminum theft, one sexual assault, seven thefts, two shopliftings, one domestic disturbance, one public intoxication, one identity fraud and one criminal mischief.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 658 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-eight people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of four thefts, two frauds and one criminal mischief reports.

•  Denton firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one accident and one fire alarm.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide alarm, one medical call and one fire.

Krum firefighters responded to one controlled burn, one road blockage, one shooting and one vehicle unlock.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire, one traffic call and one fainting.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two fire alarms, one medical call and one citizen assist.

Sanger firefighters responded to one shooting, one traffic call, one medical call and one vehicle unlock.

JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882. His e-mail address is jharden@dentonrc.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.


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