A woman heard a noise and discovered a man in the kitchen of the apartment where she was staying Wednesday, she told police.
She said she was visiting a friend at the apartment in the 200 block of Inman Street, but the friend was gone about noon, which is when she heard a noise.
She walked from the bedroom to the living area and saw the man in the kitchen. He ran from the apartment when he saw her. She believed the door was not locked, according to the report.
When her friend came back, she insisted they report the incident to police.
The woman said a similar incident happened a few days earlier.
She was in the bedroom when she heard a noise that time as well and found the man in the living area of the house. He told her he was intoxicated and had mistakenly walked into the wrong apartment, she told police. She said that before he left, he persuaded her to give him her cellphone number and he had been texting her.
2700 Greenleaf Street — A man reported Wednesday night that he discovered a burglary at an empty business that he was watching for a friend.
He said the friend lives in another state and there have been several thefts from the property. He checks it every day, he said.
He checked about 7 p.m. and discovered that the chain securing the gate had been cut. Inside the property he saw fresh tire tracks and cut wires. He reported missing some air conditioner window units, fans and lawn mowers.
23,000 Arapaho Road, Justin area — Sheriff’s deputies took a report from a man who said his mother stole from him. The man said his mother moved out of his house to live with another of her sons in Mississippi. After she left, he discovered she took five Cutco brand knives, a Cutco peeler and a wooden block meant to hold the cutlery, and he wants to press charges.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• Denton police handled 288 service and officer-initiated calls, including one debit card abuse, three reports of credit card abuse, one attempted burglary, one identity theft, four thefts, two burglaries, one sexual assault, one case of possession of marijuana and one assault.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 701 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-two people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one forgery, two cases of debit card abuse and two thefts.
• Denton firefighters responded to three traffic accidents, 23 medical calls, one request to assist police, one request for public service, one oil spill, two smoke investigations and one grass fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls and two traffic accidents.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, one electrocution, one request for mutual aid for station fill-in, one structure fire, two medical calls, two traffic accidents and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Ponder firefighters responded to one alarm and one traffic accident.
Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls, one traffic accident, one grass fire and one overdose.
— 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.