Denton police officers took several calls throughout the day Tuesday from people reporting a burglary of their vehicle.
At 9:53 a.m., a guest of a hotel in the 2900 block of West University Drive, told police that someone broke into his pick-up and stole the iPod from the center console. The officer showed the man where his passenger side door lock had been punched, according to the police report.
Then, at 1:09 p.m., a woman called from the 700 block of Driftwood Trail to say that sometime between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. someone took both her and her friend’s purses from her SUV, which she had left unlocked, according to the police report.
About 5 p.m., a woman called police to report that the last time she saw her purse was when she left it in the car to go with her baby into a business in the 1100 block of East McKinney Street. She had about $300 in cash in her purse and could not remember if she had locked the car, according to the police report.
At about 6:30 p.m., another hotel guest called to say that sometime between 10:45 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, someone punched the lock on the driver’s side of his pick-up and took the stereo system, his wallet, a bullet resistant vest and two bottles of prescription pills. According to the police report, a bottle of diet pills was left behind.
1200 block of Songbird Drive — A sheriff’s deputy responded to a criminal mischief call at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday to find a woman crying outside her Paloma Creek home.
She gave the deputy a tour of the damage, starting with the broken door and door frame, which she said was kicked in by her ex-boyfriend, according to the deputy’s report.
The ex-boyfriend came into the house with four or five bottles of bleach, she told the deputy. Her closet was empty of all her clothes, shoes and purses, which were piled in the bathtub and sink, soaking in bleach, according to the deputy’s report. The living room sofa, dining room furniture and bed headboard were covered with puddles from a gallon of wall paint. The television was smashed and the washer and dryer spray-painted. Both vehicles in the garage were also spray-painted. All the tires had been slashed and the windshields broken out. There was no estimate for the cost of the damage, according to the deputy’s report.
6500 block of Stags Leap Road — A man reported to sheriff’s deputies that sometime between 10 a.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday, someone took all the peaches off two trees he had in his backyard. The man said this was the second time someone took peaches from his trees, according to the deputy’s report. The man estimated he had about a bushel and a half of peaches on the trees, worth about $25.
1400 block of S. Trinity Road — The owner of a building services business called sheriff’s deputies to report someone had taken a 16-foot flatbed trailer from his business yard without his permission. The trailer was taken sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the deputy’s report, and a note was left behind. The note read, “be back in one hour need to move some stone thanks bro case of beer for you guys love ya.” The business owner had no idea who could have written the note. He estimated the trailer to be worth $2,200, according to the deputy’s report.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton police handled 306 service and officer-initiated calls.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 682 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 90 calls for Denton County sheriff’s deputies. Thirty people were booked into county jail.
• Denton firefighters received 40 calls, including 27 medical calls, one cooking fire, two accidents with injuries and one without, one request for smoke removal and one public assistance call.
Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic incident.
Aubrey firefighters responded to six medical calls, one call each for a downed power line, a fire alarm and a grass fire.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls and one traffic incident.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one fire alarm and one structure fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one grass fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls and one call each for a water main break, a vehicle unlock and a grass fire.
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.