Denton police are looking for a man, believed to be in his early 40s, in connection with an aggravated robbery outside the bookstore at Golden Triangle Mall.
The man, a white male about 6 feet tall, approached another man at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report. As the victim was entering his vehicle, the suspect pulled a black, semi-automatic handgun. The victim complied when the suspect demanded that he hand over his keys and wallet.
The victim did not know which direction the suspect fled the scene, according to the police report. The victim’s credit cards were later used at Hickory Creek and Lake Dallas gas stations.
The suspect was reported to be wearing a light-blue shirt and khaki pants. He is of medium build and has short, dirty-blond hair. The suspect also was reported to be carrying a notebook in his left hand to conceal the weapon during the offense.
Those who may have information related to this offense are asked to call Detective Marc Sweeney at 940-349-7965 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
5400 block of Stone Creek Drive, Sanger area — A woman called the sheriff’s office to report that she believed her friend and neighbor stole her pain medication.
The friend was at the woman’s house visiting and had been asking questions about when her husband would be home, since he was picking up her prescription on the way, according to the deputy’s report. When he arrived st about 6:30 p.m. Friday, the woman checked that the prescription was correct and left the bottle on a counter.
After her friend left, the woman realized the pills were missing. Neither the woman nor her husband saw the friend take the bottle of pills, but the friend has a similar prescription and had told the woman she was out. She had borrowed a pill from the woman before, according to the report.
6500 Gregg Road, Krum area — Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to find a man with a swollen lip and a bite mark on his back.
The man had gone bowling with his brother at about 8 p.m. and returned to the house to find his girlfriend already there, upset that he had not been there when she arrived, according to the deputy’s report. She accused him of being unfaithful and began yelling, so he tried to go to his bedroom.
She followed him, slapping and punching him in the mouth, according to the report. Then, he tried to go to the bathroom, and the woman jumped on the man’s back, trying to stop him and biting him. When the deputy asked the girlfriend what was going on, she said they were just bickering.
She said she didn’t know how the man got his injuries, according to the report.
1800 block of Teasley Lane — Denton police responded to a fight call to find a shirtless man standing in a parking lot, yelling. A bystander was trying to calm the man down, according to the police report.
The victim and his wife said that they were walking home from a nearby restaurant when the other man emerged from a neighborhood bar, taking off his shirt and yelling.
The couple asked him if he was alright, and he followed them down the street saying he would fight the man. At one point, the shirtless man got too close, so the man tackled him until help could arrive.
The officer arrested the shirtless man on public intoxication charges and, during a search, found a small amount of suspected marijuana on the shirtless man, the report states. He was also booked on a possession charge.
600 block of Roberts Street — A man called Denton police Sunday to report that his iPhone4 was stolen from a party sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight Friday. He had set it down to play music for the party and when the music stopped, noticed that it was missing. He used the “find my phone” feature to track it to an apartment complex on Dallas Drive but was not able to identify which building.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
• Denton policed handled 624 service and officer-initiated calls.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,817 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 624 calls for sheriff’s deputies.
A total of 117 people were booked into Denton County Jail.
• Denton firefighters responded to 94 calls, including 43 medical calls, five accidents with injuries and five citizen assists, two cooking fires and one call each for a structure fire, fire alarm, gas spill, hazmat investigation and an accident without injuries.
Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fire alarm and one grass fire.
Aubrey firefighters responded to 14 medical calls, two vehicle unlocks, and one call each for a fire alarm, domestic disturbance, electrical fire, smoke investigation, structure fire and citizen assist.
Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to 15 medical calls, two traffic incidents, two structure fires and one call each for a vehicle fire and an airplane crash.
Oak Point firefighters responded to four medical calls and one illegal burn.
Ponder firefighters responded to one traffic incident.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls, three citizen assists and one call each for an electrical fire, a vehicle fire and vehicle unlock.
Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls, and one call each for a structure fire, traffic incident and vehicle unlock.
PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881. Her email address is email@example.com .
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.