A homebuilder reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies that someone broke into two of his houses in the 1500 block of Toucan Drive on Thursday and removed appliances.
The homebuilder reported that he was scheduled to close sales on both properties that day but found that a stove, dishwasher and microwave had been taken from each house, according to sheriff’s reports.
Someone kicked in the front door of each house to get inside and take the appliances, which were valued at about $2,500, according to reports.
8600 block of U.S. Highway 377 — Deputies responded to a cellphone tower near Argyle after someone cut a security chain and took three 12-volt batteries, according to reports.
The batteries were taken from an unlocked cabinet inside the fenced area, reports stated.
A technician for the cellular company told a deputy that the gated entrance to the property had been secured with a chain and padlock when he was last at the site a month ago.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:
* Denton police responded to 282 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 21 reports online.
* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 649 officer and service-initiated calls. Nineteen people were booked into the Denton County Jail.
Argyle firefighters responded to two structure fires and two medical calls. Argyle police officers made 10 building checks, met one complainant and responded to two suspicious activity calls, 10 traffic calls and eight vacation watches.
Aubrey firefighters responded to six medical calls. Aubrey police assisted two agencies, responded to one follow-up investigation, assisted one motorist, made one theft report and served one warrant.
Bartonville police officers responded to one traffic call and assisted one agency.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire. Double Oak police officers assisted one agency and responded to one structure fire, one noise complaint, one prowler call, one traffic call and five vacation calls.
Hickory Creek police officers responded to one burglary in progress and took one suspicious person call and eight traffic calls.
Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls, one illegal fire and one structure fire. Justin police officers responded to two animal complaints, three theft reports and one welfare concern.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls. Krum police responded to three traffic calls, one medical call and met one complainant.
Krugerville police officers responded to one animal complaint, met one complainant, assisted one motorist, handled one road blockage hazard and responded to 10 traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one animal bite, 10 medical calls, one vehicle fire and one traffic transport.
Lewisville police made six arrests.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one alarm and one medical call. Oak Point police officers responded to one animal complaint, one medical report, met one complainant, followed up on one investigation and responded to one report of gunshots, one suspicious activity call, one theft report and one traffic call.
Ponder firefighters responded to one illegal burn, one odor investigation and one medical call. Ponder police officers handled one follow-up investigation.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one alarm and one medical call. Pilot Point police officers responded to one animal complaint, one burglary report, three close patrol calls, one follow-up investigation, one meet complainant call, one suspicious activity call and one traffic call.
Sanger firefighters responded to one odor investigation and two medical calls. Sanger police officers responded to one animal complaint, one harassment report, one juvenile report, one loose livestock call, met one complainant, responded to one noise complaint, one prowler call, one reckless driver call, one suspicious activity call, made one theft report and checked out one welfare concern.
From Wednesday, Dec. 12 to Tuesday, Dec. 18:
Lewisville police officers responded to 209 incidents.
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.