A lifelong friend stole his horses and guns, a man told Denton police Monday.
The man said he was asleep in his horse trailer in the 1400 block of Copper Ridge Street when his girlfriend started banging on the door. He woke up and fell out of bed, he said, and injured his chin and chest when they struck pieces of equine equipment.
By the time he finally got the door open, he could see a vehicle pulling a trailer driving away. His girlfriend said it was his friend and another man he knows and they were leaving with his property, a police report states.
A check showed he was missing a 5-year-old chestnut mare worth $700 and a 2-year-old sorrel stud worth $250, a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle.
He said his friend has brown hair, blue or green eyes, a fake left leg and a country accent.
1700 block of North Locust Street — A man he was arguing with at a bar followed him home early Tuesday and sucker-punched him, the victim reported to police at about 3 a.m.
He said he and a friend were at a Denton bar when he began arguing with another man he knows. He left and he and his friend came home and went into the backyard. Three men, including the one he argued with in the bar, came into the yard uninvited, he said. The other man caught him unaware and punched him before leaving.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• Denton police handled 331 service and officer-initiated calls, including two vehicle burglaries, five thefts, one reckless driver, two frauds, two assaults, one runaway, and one injury to a child.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 655 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Twenty-eight people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one burglary and two thefts.
• Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, one electrical malfunction, two requests for public service, one alarm and one traffic accident.
Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm, one near-drowning and one medical call.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen, one suicide attempt and one medical call.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call, one grass fire and one structure fire.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, one assault, five medical calls and one heat exposure.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and two grass fires.
Sanger firefighters responded to three grass fires and one traffic accident.
— 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.