A woman reported to Denton police Tuesday that a lifelong friend she considered a member of her family stole from her.
She said the young man had been living with a grandmother and not getting along, so she agreed to allow him to live with her and her spouse. She picked him up Tuesday morning and left him at her house in the 3600 block of Riesling Drive while she was away from 12:45 to 3 p.m.
Then she took him to work.
When her spouse arrived home, she looked for a diamond necklace and ring in its usual place and couldn’t find it. She also noticed that a wedding band and engagement ring were gone.
The two women searched the visitor’s belongings and found the jewelry hidden inside a bag.
They made a thorough search and found a number of watches and other items they believe were stolen.
The victim said she sent a text message to the visitor that he was not welcome in her home and that his belongings would be waiting on the curb for him. He has been trying to call, according to the report, but she has not answered. She wants to press theft charges against him.
900 block of Sunset Street — A man told police that his wallet was taken from the top of a gaming machine and the money was removed Tuesday.
The man said he was playing a card game on a machine in a bar and he placed his wallet on top of the machine. He walked away for about 10 minutes and when he walked back, the wallet was gone.
He searched for the wallet and found it on the floor of the men’s room. His credit cards and identification were still inside but the wallet was missing the $150 cash he had been carrying inside.
700 block of South Interstate 35E — The pharmacist at a supermarket notified police of trouble Tuesday and arriving officers were pointed to a man who was hurriedly leaving. The pharmacist said the man tried to buy a strong pain medication using a forged prescription.
Officers followed the man to his car and brought him back inside. He admitted that he tried to forge the prescription because he was having withdrawal symptoms from the medication, which he was addicted to. He was arrested.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton police handled 250 service and officer-initiated calls, including eight thefts, one criminal mischief, one fraud, two assaults, one threat, one attempted suicide, four vehicle burglaries, one credit card abuse, one burglary and one case of harassment.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 701 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one theft, three assaults, one fraud and one person brought in on warrants.
• Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, one false call and one grass fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call.
Aubrey firefighters responded to seven medical calls, two structure fires, two traffic accidents, one request to unlock a vehicle and one welfare concern.
Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire, one vehicle fire and two traffic accidents.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, one request to assist a citizen, one medical call, two structure fires and one traffic accident.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one grass fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to one alarm, two grass fires, two traffic accidents and one medical call.
— 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.