Two residents in a mobile home community on Grissom Road reported burglaries to Denton County sheriff’s deputies Monday.
A woman called after she arrived home from work to find that the front door of her home had been kicked in, according to a deputy’s report. She told the deputy that sometime between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. someone took jewelry and three televisions from her home.
Her husband asked neighbors who had been home all day whether they had seen anything, and they had not, according to the report. The deputy noted some footprints in the dirt and called in a crime scene technician to help.
Meanwhile, another man reported that someone pried open a window at his home and took hats, several pairs of cowboy boots and an air compressor.
He saw a dark blue, extended-cab Ford F-150 driving around that morning that he didn’t recognize, according to the deputy’s report.
2300 block of Georgetown Drive — A woman called Denton police to report a burglary and said she was concerned that the burglar might still be in her home at 1:39 p.m. Monday.
She had gone to buy moving boxes, and when she got back she realized that several guns were missing and her wallet had been moved, according to a police report.
Officers determined that no one was in the house and began to gather evidence.
Her husband told police that he suspected his son’s new friends, who may have thought the couple were still on vacation.
The man told police he thought he heard noises in the house between 3 and 4 a.m. The woman said $50 was missing from her wallet, according to the report.
600 block of East Hickory Street — Denton police took a phone report from a man who said his pain medication was supposed to come by mail from the Veterans Administration, but it never arrived.
The U.S. Postal Service looked up the parcel and determined that it was delivered to his house Wednesday, according to a police report. The man told the officer he had to report the stolen medication in order for the VA to send a replacement.
3100 block of North Bell Avenue — A Denton man called police after getting a bill for a vehicle he didn’t buy. Police secured a copy of the letter Monday evening, and it demanded the man pay $47,065.22 for a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder, according to a police report.
An officer noted that the name on the letter and the name associated with the vehicle’s license plate were the same, but the license plate was issued to an address in Irving.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• Denton policed handled 265 service and officer-initiated calls.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 683 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 141 calls for sheriff’s deputies. Forty-eight people were booked into county jail.
• Denton firefighters responded to 27 calls, including 15 medical calls, two vehicle fires, a structure fire, a gas leak, a controlled burn and an auto accident without injuries.
Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls and one call each for a structure fire, traffic incident, hazardous materials incident and a citizen in need of assistance.
Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, three fire alarms and one call each for a hazardous materials incident, grass fire, electrical fire, structure fire and a locked vehicle.
Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to four traffic incidents, three medical calls and one call each for a fire alarm, grass fire, structure fire, disturbance and a citizen in need of assistance.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one fire alarm.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one electrical fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls and one request to unlock a vehicle.
PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.