A neighbor threatened him at the neighborhood pool, a man told Denton police Monday.
He said that he and his family were at the pool in the 3700 block of Palmetto Street at about 7 p.m. when some children came to the pool without an adult.
The homeowners’ association rules dictate that children cannot be in the pool without someone at least 18 years old present, he said.
He asked the oldest youngster his age and he said he was 17. He reminded the group of the HOA rules, but said he would keep an eye on them so they could stay and swim.
They stayed and played in the water and then left, thanking him for watching them, he said. But about half an hour later, the father of some of the children came to the pool. The man was angry at the victim and yelled, cursed and pushed him, a police report states.
Other people at the pool told the man to leave.
He did leave, saying he would be back to take care of business. The victim took that as a threat.
1200 block of Cleveland Street — A man reported to police that he came home and opened his apartment door Monday morning to come face to face with a stranger.
He said the man said something about dropping something off at the apartment. He walked out to a waiting car, got in the passenger seat and it sped away.
The resident said he had left his door unlocked while he went to swim laps. Inside, he discovered that his laptop computer was missing.
3700 block of Sonoma Street — A woman reported Monday that sometime after Thursday someone threw balloons at her house that had been filled with motor oil.
Online report — A woman reported Monday that she was staying at her boyfriend’s apartment and trying to go to sleep. He would not come to bed and was keeping her awake, so she told him she was leaving.
He became angry and began tearing up the apartment, she said. He threw her clothing outside and slammed her head into a wall, according to the report.
She told him she was calling 911. He said he was going to jail and left the apartment.
By the time officers arrived, she had discovered he had taken her purse and stereo with him. She checked her bank account and learned that $200 had been withdrawn.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• Denton police handled 255 service and officer-initiated calls, including 19 thefts, seven burglaries, three cases of criminal mischief, two assaults, one case of public intoxication, one debit card abuse, three vehicle burglaries, two forgeries, three frauds, one threat, five domestic disturbances and one disturbance.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 712 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-six people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two assaults, three thefts, one obscene text, one fraud, one case of criminal mischief, one forgery and one burglary.
• Denton firefighters responded to 21 medical calls, one alarm, one hazardous condition, one grass fire, one electrical malfunction, one rescue, one traffic accident and one request to assist police.
Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire, one unknown-type fire, one medical call and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Aubrey firefighters responded to two alarms, four medical calls and two traffic accidents.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls, one hazardous materials incident, one request for mutual aid, one suicide attempt and two traffic accidents.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one alarm and one medical call.
Ponder firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen and one medical call.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls and one water main break.
— 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.