A man reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies Saturday that he has been paying for property for nearly a year to a woman who apparently doesn’t own the property.
The man said the woman sold him a piece of land with a mobile home on it in the 7000 block of Houston Road near Sanger, and he has been sending her money orders of $300 each month for the trailer and $185 monthly for the land.
Recently a woman contacted him about paying for the property, and he explained to her how he was making payments. She told him that she is the owner, not the woman who has been taking his money, the report states.
1900 block of Colorado Boulevard — A deputy arrested a man Sunday who was driving a 2000 model Isuzu Trooper. A computer check on the vehicle showed the man was not the owner.
The officer contacted the owner, who had not realized that his vehicle was missing. He said he apparently unlocked the door of his home and left his ring of keys in the door.
Someone took the keys, he said, and used the car key to steal the vehicle.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
• Denton police handled 858 service and officer-initiated calls, including one fraud, one welfare concern, one vehicle burglary, one report of credit card abuse, two thefts and one domestic disturbance.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,136 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 121 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one forgery, three thefts, one request to assist police, one unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, one criminal mischief, one domestic disturbance, one fraud, one assault and one public intoxication,
• Denton firefighters responded to 38 medical calls, three smoke investigations, two alarms, four grass fires, one unauthorized burn, three traffic accidents, one request to assist an invalid, one brush fire, two requests for public service and one request to assist police.
Argyle firefighters responded to two alarms, one medical call, one grass fire and one traffic accident.
Aubrey firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, two alarms, one hazardous materials incident, one request to assist a citizen, one grass fire and three traffic accidents.
Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire and one unknown-type problem.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, nine medical calls, one request to assist a citizen, two downed power lines, one drowning, one request for mutual aid, one electrical fire, one grass fire, one overdose, one traffic accident and two water main breaks.
Oak Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic accident.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen, two grass fires, two medical calls and one traffic accident.
Sanger firefighters responded to one alarm, one traffic accident, one unknown problem, one request to unlock a vehicle, one hazardous materials incident, four medical calls, one downed power line, one intoxicated person and one suicide attempt.
— Donna Fielder
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.