Blotter: Police: Elderly man victim of fraud

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Police said a 77-year-old Denton resident was a victim of fraud. The victim, police said, thought he was contacted by his grandson to bond him out of a jail in Maryland.

The elderly man allegedly sent money through a wire service for the bond but later learned it wasn’t his grandson who called and he was scammed, police said.

 

Other reports

2900 block of Osage Lane — A 32-year-old Denton resident was a victim of vehicle theft recently. Police said the male victim alleged that his truck was taken overnight between 8 p.m. Monday and 6:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the victim reported his vehicle to be a 2006 Chevy pickup truck valued at $26,000. A report was taken and no arrests have been made, according to police records.

700 block of Interstate 35E — Someone enjoyed a meal at an area restaurant Tuesday and left without paying, according to Denton police reports. Police said that at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday someone allegedly ate food at a chain restaurant and left the $33.96 bill without paying.

 

Roundup

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

* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 789 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-nine people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

* Denton police handled 274 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 19 reports online.

* Denton firefighters responded to one cooking fire, one building fire, one gas leak, two smoke scares, one explosive device-fireworks in mailbox, 11 medical calls, one good intent call and three vehicle accidents.

Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one grass fire, three medical calls and one traffic accident. Argyle police responded to one criminal trespass in progress, one forgery call, seven traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one traffic transport incident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two structure fires, one suspicious vehicle, one medical call and one traffic accident. Aubrey police responded to one fireworks complaint, one intoxicated person, six traffic calls, one welfare concern and assisted two agencies.

Bartonville police responded to one loose livestock call, eight traffic calls, one traffic accident and assisted one agency.

Corinth police assisted four agencies and responded to one criminal mischief call, one forgery report, two roadblocks, four suspicious activity calls, 28 traffic calls, two welfare concerns, one traffic accident, one animal bite, six animal complaints and one harassment report.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police officers responded to nine traffic calls, one suspicious person, one ordinance violation and one animal complaint.

Hickory Creek police assisted three agencies and responded to one down power line, one theft, 11 traffic calls, one welfare concern and two domestic disturbance calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call, one grass fire and one odor investigation. Justin police responded to one forgery call, one theft report and one medical call.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic accident. Krum police assisted two agencies, one motorist and responded to one suspicious person and seven traffic calls.

Krugerville police escorted two funerals.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one assault or sexual assault, one down power line, one grass fire, one illegal burn, two structure fires and one medical call.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls and two structure fires. Little Elm police responded to one burglary, one Child Protective Services referral, one fireworks complaint, two forgery calls, one narcotics call, one noise complaint, six ordinance violations, one person with a gun, one reckless driver, one roadblock, three suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, 19 traffic calls, two welfare concerns, five animal complaints and assisted one motorist.

Lewisville police made 17 arrests.

Northlake police assisted two agencies, one motorist and responded to one criminal trespass, six traffic calls, one animal complaint and two welfare concerns.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one smoke investigation and one animal complaint. Oak Point police responded to one fire investigation, six traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police responded to one medical call, one roadblock, one solicitor complaint and seven traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one carbon monoxide or hazmat call. Pilot Point police escorted one funeral and responded to one fireworks complaint, seven ordinance violations, one reckless driver, one suspicious person, eight traffic calls and one medical call.

Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls. Sanger police responded to one noise complaint, one roadblock, one reckless driver, one animal complaint, eight traffic calls and assisted one agency and one motorist.

The Colony firefighters responded to six medical calls, one water evacuation, one gasoline or other flammable call and assisted one agency.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to three medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one medical call, one animal complaint, two forgery/fraud calls, one intoxicated person, one theft report and one traffic accident.


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