Denton police are still trying to sort out the stories of two women after one claimed the other cut her on the tongue with a knife Tuesday.
The first 911 call came from the suspect, who was crying hysterically and said there had been an altercation at an apartment in the 2500 block of Louise Street.
Almost immediately afterward, another call came in — this one from the alleged victim. She said her son and the suspect spent the night in her apartment. She said she caught the other woman trying to steal a bottle of perfume from her purse and confronted her. At about 9 a.m., the son went to work and she told the suspect to get out, she said. The other woman ignored her, so she put the suspect’s belongings outside the front door.
She said the other woman pushed and hit her and poked her in the eye. She said the other woman cut her on the tongue with a knife.
An officer looked at the woman’s tongue and reported he believed that she had bitten it to cause the injury.
Meanwhile, other officers found the suspect at her own apartment. She became hysterical and began hitting herself in the face, according to a police report. She denied having a knife or using one, and the officers did not find a knife. An investigation is continuing.
600 block of East Hickory Street — A woman called police Tuesday to report that an earlier telephone call she made resulted in the loss of more than $8,000.
She said friends had recommended a woman who prepares taxes. The victim called the woman and was able to handle the transaction over the telephone. The woman told her she would be receiving $8,673 back.
The victim waited and waited but never received a check. She finally called the IRS and learned that a check had been issued. IRS records showed that the check had been deposited in a bank and the cash was withdrawn the same day.
700 block of Regency Street — A construction company supervisor reported to police Tuesday morning that someone entered a house under construction and cut out nearly $19,000 worth of copper wire.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton police handled 303 service and officer-initiated calls, including four burglaries, one assault, one fraud, four thefts, one identity theft, one criminal mischief, two domestic disturbances, one suicide attempt and two reports of lost property.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 620 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one criminal mischief, one forgery and one burglary.
• Denton firefighters responded to 11 medical calls, one request to assist an invalid, one request to assist police, one fire and one request for public service.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and four inspections.
Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one inspection and one structure fire.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls and one traffic accident.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to one grass fire, two structure fires and one medical call.
— 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.