A man told police Wednesday night that he was robbed at gunpoint and he believes a woman who was giving him a ride was an accomplice.
The victim said he asked a woman he knows for a ride to a place where he intended to roll dice. She said she needed to make a stop to meet someone who owed her money. She pulled behind an apartment complex and stopped.
A man walked up to the victim’s side of the car, opened the door and jerked him out. He pointed a gun at him and emptied all his pockets. He stole cash, the victim’s cellphone and a knife, according to the report.
The woman jumped out of the car and ran away. The man followed, calling her by her nickname and telling her to wait for him, the victim said. The victim walked to a nearby service station to call 911 and while he was there, the woman apparently returned and drove away in the car.
1500 block of Meadows Street — A woman told police Wednesday that her former boyfriend, who had come to talk her into reconciliation, showed her a pistol and told her he was going to beat her up and then shoot her because she talked too much.
The woman said he asked her to come downstairs and talk to him. But once in the parking lot, he pulled out the weapon and threatened her, she said. She waited until he was momentarily distracted when someone came outside and then she ran back to her apartment with him in pursuit. She made it inside and locked the door. He began pounding on the door but left when she shouted that she was calling 911.
5500 block of Mills Road — A woman told sheriff’s deputies Wednesday that her boyfriend vandalized her car in an attempt to retrieve beer from it.
She said he hit the car several times with a chair to get it unlocked but could not. The car belongs to her husband, but she is driving it because he is currently in jail, she said.
6600 block of Rector Road — A man reported Wednesday that someone stole his lawnmower out of his bedroom.
He said he was moving and had stowed the lawnmower in the bedroom for safekeeping. When he returned, he found that someone had pried open the front door with a crowbar and had taken the mower.
He said he borrowed it from a female friend and it was possible that someone took it to return to her.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• Denton police handled 315 service and officer-initiated calls, including two cases of identity theft, one deceased person, one credit card abuse, two reports of criminal mischief, four thefts, one disturbance, one vehicle burglary, two reports of a person with a gun and one fight.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 757 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-four people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one theft, four burglaries and one criminal mischief.
• Denton firefighters responded to seven medical calls, four traffic accidents, one request to assist an invalid, one false call and one oil spill.
Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls, one smoke investigation and one traffic accident.
Aubrey firefighters responded to two alarms, three medical calls, one disturbance and one traffic accident.
Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls and one traffic accident.
Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls.
— 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.