Denton police sorted out the stories of a man and his former girlfriend after a two-day-long saga of disagreements, thefts and lies, and took no one to jail.
The story began Monday in the 1000 block of Denton Street. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance and found an angry man and woman. She told police a story of a fight they had when he became violent with her, and she had red marks on her neck. The officers took the man to jail.
The next night both the man and the woman called 911. He said that after he went to jail the night before, she took his cellphone and his laptop computer. He called to ask for the items back and she refused, the report states. He told her he was coming to get his property, he said.
The woman said she called 911 because he was on his way and she was afraid of him. But then she returned to his home, and he let her in.
The officer told the woman that she had been told not to return, but she insisted that the officer told her it would be OK.
She claimed she did not have his property, but when the man’s telephone number was dialed, the cellphone in her hand rang. She claimed he injured her before officers arrived but showed no signs of injury, according to the report.
The woman was intoxicated, according to the report.
The man said she was calm when she arrived, so he let her in, but then she became agitated and he managed to get her outside and lock his door.
Paramedics arrived and placed her in a neck brace. At this point the woman was moaning and crying. At the hospital emergency room, the woman was complaining of intense pain.
The officers decided that no crime had been committed at that point.
They issued written criminal trespass citations against both people and told them to stay away from each other.
600 block of East Hickory Street — Two unrelated people told police Tuesday that their credit or debit cards were used on the Internet to purchase herbal incense, which is used as synthetic marijuana.
One of the alleged victims said her card is still in her possession and has no idea how the information was obtained.
1600 block of East McKinney Street — A man reported Tuesday that one of his credit cards was used three times in Dallas after he attended a party Friday night and wound up sleeping there.
He said he placed his wallet and cellphone on the nightstand beside the bed and when he awoke, both items were gone.
Three females were sleeping in the living room, he said, and their cellphones were taken as well.
3300 block of Carmel Street — Someone broke into a car and stole a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a box of ammunition, according to a police report Tuesday.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton police handled 305 service and officer-initiated calls, including one suicidal person, two reports of criminal mischief, three vehicle burglaries, seven reports of credit card abuse, two burglaries, four thefts, one reported injury to a child and one attempted theft.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 667 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-three people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two thefts, one forgery and one assault.
• Denton firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, one alarm, two traffic accidents and one brush fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm, four medical calls, one structure fire, one overdose, one suicide attempt and one traffic accident.
Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls, one request to assist a citizen, two structure fires, one suicide attempt and two traffic accidents.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call, one grass fire and one overdose.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call.
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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.