A woman reported to police that someone took $3,000 from a her bag Tuesday while she was in a doctor’s office.
The woman said she owns rental property and had been collecting rent when she and her husband visited her doctor’s office in the 2200 block of San Jacinto Boulevard.
The money was in a bank bag inside a tote bag, she said. When she left the lobby, she left the tote bag with her husband. He then visited the restroom and left the tote bag where he had been sitting.
A number of patients were in and out of the lobby while the couple were there, they said. She didn’t realize the money was gone from the bag until she reached her home. She called the doctor’s office, but there was no sign of the cash.
2200 block of Fort Worth Drive — A man called for help after he came home about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday and found his front door standing open. He told dispatchers that he could hear noises inside his home. He yelled, “Who’s there?” but didn’t get an answer. He retreated until officers arrived.
While he was waiting, a man came out of his home and got into a blue car parked nearby. He honked the horn and a second man came out, climbed into the car and they drove away.
Officers found the house in total disarray. Drawers had been pulled out and dumped, mattresses had been pulled off beds, closet doors had been torn off their hinges and there was trash lying in the floor.
A trash can had been pulled up next to the door. Inside the can were several electronic items the burglars apparently were collecting in the can to take along.
600 block of East Hickory Street — An upset woman brought her 3-year-old daughter to the police department to report that she had left the child with a baby sitter and found her in bed with two 18-year-old males who were relatives of the sitter.
The child had no clothing on, she said. The males denied having sexual contact with the child, but the girl was taken to a hospital for a medical examination.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton police handled 272 service and officer-initiated calls, including eight thefts, two assaults, two sexual assaults, one domestic disturbance, three burglaries, one fraud, one case of criminal mischief, one vehicle burglary and one threat.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 652 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-two people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two vehicle burglaries, one credit card abuse, one theft, one burglary and one fraud.
• Denton firefighters responded to two traffic accidents, three medical calls and one electrical fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls, one traffic accident and one water main break.
Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one traffic accident, three requests to assist a citizen, one structure fire and two medical calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen and one structure fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one grass fire, one structure fire, two medical calls and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire, one structure fire and one suicide attempt.
— 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.