Car burglars hit some of their favorite targets Wednesday night, breaking car windows and snatching property in city parks and movie parking lots.
Two people called from the city dog park on Ryan Road about 7:30 p.m. and showed an officer broken windows on their vehicles. One woman reported that nothing appeared to be missing from inside her pickup. The second woman told the officer that her handbag, wallet, driver’s license, debit and credit cards and three phone batteries were stolen from her sport utility vehicle.
Another woman reported that a window was broken on her vehicle while she was at the Northlakes Recreation Center from 4:45 to 6 p.m. The burglar took an orange and black purse with a lot of “bling” on the outside, she said, along with her check book and credit cards.
A woman left her car in a parking lot near a gym in the 700 block of South Interstate 35E between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday while she worked out. When she returned, she discovered that someone had broken a window and reached inside her vehicle to grab a messenger bag on the floorboard.
A man said he was on his way to the city skate park about 3:30 p.m. and stopped in the 600 block of Cardinal Street to pick up a friend. He thought he would only be a minute, he said, so he left his wallet inside his truck and the door unlocked.
He was delayed, and when he returned at 4:50 p.m., he discovered that the wallet, credit cards, an iPod, some clothing and his skateboard had been stolen.
Area of Panhandle and Amarillo streets — A 23-year-old woman reported Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted Tuesday night after having drinks with a man she only knew as Matthew and becoming intoxicated.
She said she and a female co-worker and a male co-worker went out for drinks in the Fry Street area, where they met a friend of the male co-worker. They all drank and the two women became too intoxicated to drive.
The male co-worker offered to take her friend home and the other man said he would take her home, the victim said.
He told her he needed to stop by his home and check on his dog, Zelda. Despite her objections, they went inside and he then sexually assaulted her, she said. She told him no, but he ignored her protests. She awoke the next morning, and he took her home, she said.
She did not know the address of the house and could not describe it. The man had dark hair and a “gut” she said. She described the man’s car as dark colored with a pink cancer awareness ribbon on the dashboard.
The officer reported walking the streets in the area looking for a car matching the description but did not find one.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• Denton police handled 303 service and officer-initiated reports, including one sexual assault, five vehicle burglaries, three burglaries, one assault, one domestic disturbance, one theft and one case of possession of a controlled substance.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 619 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-nine people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two cases of criminal mischief, one vehicle burglary and one burglary.
• Denton firefighters responded to 15 medical calls and one request for public service.
Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm, one animal bite, one structure fire and two medical calls.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls and one electrical fire.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Krum firefighters responded to one suicide attempt and one water main break.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one grass fire, three structure fires, one suicide attempt, one medical call and one odor investigation.
Ponder firefighters responded to one suicide attempt.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls, one overdose and one suicide attempt.
— Donna Fielder