Blotter: Man turns himself in after alleged theft

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Officers responded Friday night to a theft that had just occurred at a business in the 2300 block of Colorado Boulevard.

When police arrived, the suspect was identified because he waited outside the store to turn himself in after allegedly taking a used gaming system, according to police reports.

The 31-year-old man was arrested on a charge of theft more than $50 and less than $500.

 

Other reports

1800 block of Crescent Street — A 54-year-old woman reported an account of forgery Friday night after someone offered her a job through a series of text messages, according to police reports.

The suspect told the woman that part of the application and hiring process for a job was to deposit a check into her account, withdraw the funds and then deposit the money into a different bank account.

The woman told police she complied, withdrawing the $2,520 from her account and depositing the money into the suspect’s account, according to reports.

5800 block of Interstate 35 — Three people were issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia early Friday morning, according to police reports.

An officer made a traffic stop on I-35 at 1:42 a.m. and, when he approached the vehicle, noticed the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to reports. The officer searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia, and issued the citations.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

*Sixty-two people were booked into Denton County Jail.

*Denton police posted 14 reports online.

From Sunday, Oct. 20, to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 72 calls for service, made nine reports, two escorts, 17 moving violations and two arrests.

From Sunday, Oct. 20, to Thursday:

University of North Texas police handled four medical calls, two outside agency warrant arrests, one citation for driving while license was invalid, one driving while intoxicated arrest, one possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia arrest, one public intoxication arrest, three thefts more than $50 and less than $500, one vehicle burglary, one burglary of a habitation including one with bodily injury and one assault with bodily injury — family violence, two assaults by contact, one criminal mischief report of more than $50 and less than $500, one harassment report, one small fire and one major gas line rupture, assisted in two administrative property searches and assisted one agency.

— Jenna Duncan

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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