Blotter: Report: Trio report theft, refuses to cooperate

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Three people told police they were robbed at a local apartment complex Tuesday, according to a Denton police report.

The officer met with the three individuals after being dispatched at 8:19 p.m. to the 3550 block of Quail Creek Drive in response to a report of suspicious people. The officer met with the trio and asked them what they were up to.

After several attempts to dodge the officer’s questions, they said they were at the complex to buy marijuana, but the person they were trying to buy the marijuana from fled with their money and didn’t give them anything in return, according to the police report.

The three did not want to cooperate with the officer’s investigation into the theft, the report stated.

 

Other reports

700 block of Hercules Lane — A witness reported at about 11:20 a.m. that an unknown male broke into an apartment by smashing a window with a stone.

The witness called police after seeing the suspect break a rear window and enter the apartment. Police arrived and surrounded the apartment. According to the police report, the front door was unlocked and officers conducted a protective sweep of the apartment.

However, the suspect managed to leave through the front door prior to officers’ arrival, according to the police report.

The tenant was contacted and he returned to his apartment. He told police his Playstation 3, some money and a bass guitar were missing.

Old Alton Bridge area — A man’s relaxing day of fishing ended on a sour note after he returned to his car and noticed his custom chrome wheels were missing. The man, who reported the theft Tuesday, told deputies the wheels were stolen Nov. 8. The man told police the wheels were worth $2,500. The case is still open.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

•  Denton police took a total of 245 calls and posted 11 reports online, including four thefts, one harassment call, one assault and one controlled substance possession report.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 606 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-three people were booked into the county jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 40 calls, including 17 medical calls, three motor vehicle accidents, two false alarms, one grass fire, one unauthorized burning and one odor investigation.

Argyle firefighters responded to one traffic incident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls and one vehicle unlock.

Justin firefighters responded to one assault.

Krum firefighters responded to one fall and two traffic incident reports.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire alarm, two citizen assists, one traffic incident and one traumatic injury call.

Ponder firefighters responded to one odor investigation.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one vehicle unlock.

Sanger firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one fall, one sick person and one traffic incident.

— John D. Harden

 

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.


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