A man and his wife reported to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office that while they were away from their house in the 2900 block of Britt Drive, someone stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry.
The wife told the deputy she knew something was wrong when she and her husband returned June 13 after being gone since June 3, and she found her pillow case missing from her pillow.
Missing items included a gold bracelet, earrings, several necklaces and costume jewelry, all valued at more than $6,700, according to the report.
The intruder left several firearms, cameras, laptops and other electronic items untouched, the report stated.
The couple’s teenage son was home while his parents were gone, and he told them he had left the door from the master bedroom to the backyard unlocked during their absence, the report stated.
2400 block of West Oak Street — An apartment manager reported to Denton police that the apartment complex has been vandalized five times in the past month, causing approximately $2,500 in damage.
This is the first time the manager reported it to police because he didn’t have suspect information.
A tenant recently told him he saw a person spray painting the building, but the person fled, the manager reported.
A couple of mailboxes had to be replaced because they’d been sprayed with paint, he told police.
A drainage ditch was also sprayed with paint, and it matched the vandalism done to four or five other buildings, the manager reported.
One of the officers reported taking a call a few weeks earlier about graffiti at a hospital in the 3000 block of Interstate 35E that matched the graffiti on the apartment’s drainage ditch.
2500 block of Stockbridge Road — A woman reported to Denton police that her boyfriend, who had been drinking, threatened to stab her son and nephew with scissors when they stood up to him.
The woman had been at a pool with the boys, and when she returned, she found her boyfriend drunk, and he started yelling at her, she told police officers.
He pushed her on the bed, she reported, and when her nephew ran into the room and yelled at her boyfriend, the boyfriend grabbed a pair of scissors and threatened him.
Her son then ran into the room, the woman told police, and her boyfriend did the same thing.
When the woman called police, her boyfriend grabbed his belongings and fled, she reported.
800 block of Anderson Street — A married woman reported to Denton police that she was being harassed on Facebook by an old friend’s girlfriend, who accused the woman of having an affair with her boyfriend.
The woman told police she knew the boyfriend several years ago, and they were only friends, but the current girlfriend thinks they were more than friends.
The Facebook messages started in April, and the woman’s husband messaged the girlfriend back and asked her to stop contacting his wife, the report stated.
On June 13, the girlfriend started contacting the woman again, and the woman told police she found out the girlfriend has a parole officer, who told the woman to file a report.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:
- Denton police responded to 350 service and officer-initiated calls, including three burglaries, two harassment calls, one vandalism call, one deceased person and one assault.
- Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 672 service and officer-initiated calls. Deputies took reports on three burglaries, one theft, one assault and one vandalism call. Forty-six people were booked into county jail.
- Denton firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, one traffic accident, one Dumpster fire, one grass fire and one citizen assist.
Argyle firefighters responded to one fire alarm and two medical calls.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm call, six medical calls and two traffic incidents.
Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls and four traffic incidents.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical alarm and two medical calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to one medical alarm, three medical calls and one grass fire.
— Rachel Mehlhaff
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