The manager of a distribution company in Lewisville called Denton police at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday to report that he believed the Denton branch of the company was being burglarized.
The man said he had been called to a burglary of the Lewisville branch of the company and was on his way home when he passed by the Denton branch in the 800 block of North Interstate 35.
He said he saw a black Dodge Durango backing up to the front glass doors of the closed business.
Police arrived and checked the building.
It appeared that someone had used a pry bar to break into the business. Numerous lights had been turned on and it appeared that offices had been searched.
However, the cash drawer had not been found by the intruder and nothing had been taken, the report states.
The manager said the Lewisville branch had been broken into with the same result. But he had been notified that the Plano branch of the company also had been burglarized that night and the criminals had left with a floor safe.
The company distributes air conditioning equipment. An investigation is continuing.
800 block of West University Drive — An employee at a cigarette store handed police a bag of marijuana Wednesday, saying a blind man dropped it in the store.
The employee said the blind man and a woman frequent the shop and she plays a game machine there. The blind man took his hand out of a pants pocket and the employee saw something fall to the floor. The man knelt and felt around on the floor, he said, and then the couple left.
The employee checked the area and found a bag of marijuana, which he turned over to the officer for disposal, the report states.
1400 block of Dallas Drive — An employee of a cellphone company reported Wednesday morning that he entered a locked area and discovered that about $5,100 worth of copper bars and wire, which had been cut, was taken. The damage was not done the preceding day, he said.
600 block of East Hickory Street — A man came into the police department to report that someone in Texas is using his debit card information.
He said he tried to use the card and it was declined so he checked with his bank. He learned that two transactions had gone through, one in Corsicana and one in Houston, for a total of $3,000.
A third transaction attempt made on the card had been declined.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• Denton police handled 334 service and officer-initiated calls, including one vehicle burglary, two reports of debit card abuse, one theft, two attempted burglaries, one instance of found marijuana, one suicide attempt, one indecent exposure, two assaults, two burglaries, one public intoxication and one sexual assault.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 687 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-two people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one theft, one case of criminal mischief and one assault.
• Denton firefighters responded to 21 medical calls, one request to assist an invalid, one false call, one traffic accident, one smoke investigation, one medical rescue and one request to assist police.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, three grass fires and one heat exposure.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen and two medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, one welfare concern, three medical calls, one request to assist a citizen, one smoke investigation, one heat exposure, one odor investigation and three suicide attempts.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one alarm, one request to assist a citizen and two medical calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire, one structure fire and one heat exposure.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail 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.