According to a Denton police report, the stepmother of a 1-year-old boy decided to listen to her gut when her husband, the boy’s father, failed to return her phone calls and text messages after several hours.
The woman told police she was at a family reunion when she called to check on her husband and stepson, who were both staying in a hotel.
When the stepmother returned to the hotel, she told police, she and her mother found the 1-year-old asleep in the hotel room alone.
The boy reportedly appeared unharmed and in good condition. The trio waited in the hotel room for at least 20 minutes, but the father did not return, according to the report.
The stepmother made repeated calls and sent several text messages to the father without any response, according to the report.
The woman reported that her husband later called and told her that he left the boy in the hotel room for only five minutes to borrow an unknown item from another hotel room. When she told her husband that she had waited for 20 minutes for him to return, he quickly ended the call.
The woman reported that she and her husband have a history of drug usage, and that she’s afraid that he has relapsed or is having an affair.
The boy, his father and stepmother began living in the hotel room last week after moving from Louisiana, according to the report.
The woman reported they look to stay in Denton permanently. No charges were filed at the time the report was made.
2700 block of Colorado Boulevard — A burglar must have had the same taste for decor as one apartment tenant because several decorative items were reported stolen from her apartment.
A woman called police at about 3 p.m. after she noticed several of her items were missing. The woman accused either her roommate or her roommate’s boyfriend of stealing the items. They reportedly had an argument over the payment of an electric bill.
Items reported as missing include three cups, four wine glasses, assorted decorative napkins, one large purple candle holder, eight candles and a wall mirror.
The woman estimated that the total cost for the items is about $250 to $300. The case was still ongoing at the time the report was made.
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