A disc jockey working at a party in Paloma Creek over the weekend reported to police that he was punched in the mouth by a man because he wouldn’t play some “gangsta rap” music for him and his gang.
The DJ said Monday that he was working by the pool at the clubhouse in the 1500 block of Bluebird Street when the man walked up and insisted on the music he wanted to hear. The DJ said he explained that he had a pre-arranged playlist and couldn’t deviate from it, according to the report.
The man began interfering with the equipment and the DJ told him to stop. The man punched him in the mouth, he said.
The DJ said he found an off-duty deputy working as security for the party and asked to file a report. But he was told the deputy didn’t have the authority to do that, he said. The deputy told him to file a police report on Monday, the report states.
So the DJ walked back to his equipment. A second man walked up him and said he was going to beat up the DJ for insulting his brother, the report states.
The deputy then sparked his stun gun at them and told them to break it up, the DJ said.
The DJ then told the person running the party that he was leaving because he didn’t feel safe.
1100 block of Appalachian Lane, unincorporated Denton County — A man reported to police Monday that he recently received a phone call from a man who said he worked for Google.
The caller told the man that he was entitled to $17,000 and asked for a bank account number so he could transfer the funds.
The victim said he faxed the man a copy of four credit cards and his driver’s license. Now he has learned that a total of $5,000 has been transferred from the four cards.
The deputy called the phone number associated with the scam and the phone was answered by a man who said it was “Rick’s House of Toys.” The man enthusiastically told the deputy about toy trains and denied knowledge of the crime, according to the report.
10000 block of Massey Road, Pilot Point area — A man reported Monday that he had placed a green John Deere Gator Trail utility vehicle in a field with a “for sale” sign on it. Someone cut his fence and drove the vehicle away, he said.
2800 block of South Interstate 35E — A burglar who broke into a car parked at a restaurant Monday garnered a Bible for his trouble.
The owner said she was in the restaurant between 6:20 and 8:10 p.m. When she returned, she found two windows broken out and a handbag missing. The bag contained only a Bible, she said.
1900 block of Loop 288 — A woman reported to police Monday that someone at a fitness facility forged her name on a personal trainer contract.
She said she joined the fitness center and gave a credit card for payment. She wanted to use a personal trainer for a month. She wasn’t given a receipt immediately and it took two weeks for her to obtain one, she said.
When she got the receipt, it contained a charge for a year with a fitness trainer, the report states. Her name had been forged on the contract, she said. She was told that to cancel the contract she would have to pay $600, according to the report.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• Denton police handled 322 calls, including six vehicle burglaries, two reports of burglaries at coin operated machines, two cases of forgery, two burglaries, one report of credit card abuse, two assaults, one identification theft, one domestic disturbance, four thefts, one welfare concern, one alarm and one case of criminal mischief.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 700 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.
Forty-four people were booked into county jail.
Deputies took reports of one theft, two assaults, one forgery and one burglary.
• Denton firefighters responded to nine medical calls, one smoke investigation, one grass fire, one gas spill and one traffic accident.
Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one vehicle fire and one traffic accident.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls, two structure fires, one traffic accident and one water main break.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one hazardous materials incident, one structure fire, two medical calls and one grass fire.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen, one structure fire and one medical call.
Sanger firefighters responded to one vehicle fire and one request to unlock a vehicle.
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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.