Blotter: Report: Thief takes fake $20 bill from convenience store

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A thief may have a hard time spending his ill-gotten gains in Denton.

Denton police officers responded to a call at a convenience store in the 1200 block of East University Drive.

The officers learned from the caller, who is a clerk at the store, that someone had just taken money from his possession and fled.

The clerk told police the suspect left westbound in a gray vehicle.

Officers learned the suspect did not display a weapon or make a threat to take possession of the money.

Officers also learned that the money taken was a counterfeit $20 bill.

 

Other reports

9100 block of Teasley Lane — Denton police were called to the scene after a mother reported that her 15-year-old daughter had just hit her in the face.

300 block of North Ruddell Street — Officers met a man in the police department lobby, where he reported that he and his father got into a fight on Ruddell Street.

The victim told officers his father struck him multiple times and then choked him.

 

Roundup

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

* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 816 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve and 35 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

* Denton police handled 316 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 17 reports online.

* Denton firefighters assisted three invalids, removed victims from a stalled elevator and responded to 23 medical calls, a smoke scare, a gas leak, a vehicle accident with injuries, two motor vehicle accidents with no injuries, two brush fires, two unauthorized burnings and unintentional sprinkler activation.

Argyle firefighters responded to a fire alarm, a smoke investigation and a medical call. Argyle police responded to two building checks, one report of illegal dumping, one report of a suspicious person, six traffic calls and an animal complaint.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two fire alarms, two medical calls and two traffic transport incidents. Aubrey police assisted two agencies and responded to a medical call and a traffic call.

Corinth police responded to 86 calls including a vehicle complaint and two 911 hang-ups.

Double Oak police responded to a 911 hang-up, six traffic calls and a vacation watch call.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to a reckless driver, a report of a suspicious person, an alarm, two traffic transport incidents and 10 traffic calls.

Justin police assisted two agencies and responded to three traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to a grass fire. Krum police assisted an agency and responded to three reports of a suspicious person, vehicle or activity and eight traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to a fire alarm, an assault, four medical calls and two traffic transport incidents.

Little Elm firefighters assisted a citizen and responded to seven medical calls. Little Elm police responded to 65 calls including a 911 hang-up and a report of an open door.

Northeast police responded to an intoxicated person, a reckless driver, a road blockage hazard, a theft and a traffic call.

Northlake police assisted a motorist and responded to an ordinance violation, a report of suspicious person, vehicle or activity and five traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to a vehicle unlock. Oak Point police responded to two reports of an open door, three ordinance violations, a report of a suspicious person, vehicle or activity and six traffic calls.

Ponder police responded to an assault and a report of a suspicious person, vehicle or activity.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to a burglary, a report of a reckless driver, a report of a suspicious vehicle and a traffic call.

Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls and a grass fire.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to a vehicle unlock. Trophy Club police responded to 54 calls including three ordinance violations, six building checks and one report of a suspicious person, vehicle or activity.

— Bj Lewis


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