Blotter: Laptop computer reported stolen from vacant home

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Denton County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3100 block of Shorewood Drive in reference to a burglary of habitation call Wednesday morning.

According to sheriff reports, someone entered a vacant residence by prying open the back door and took a laptop computer.

During the burglary, the intruder damaged wallboard in the home while trying to steal copper, reports indicated.

Damage to the wallboard and a dooris valued at $300, sheriff officials said.

The value, make or model of the laptop is unknown, according to reports.



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

•  Denton County sheriff’s office dispatchers answered 692 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

•  Denton police officers responded to 244 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 24 reports online.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 25 medical calls, one gas leak, one mobile home fire, one electrical equipment problem, one vehicle accident with no injury and three public service calls.

Argyle firefighters responded to three road blockages, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call and one odor investigation. Argyle police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, 14 building checks, met one complainant, assisted one motorist, responded to two road blockages, responded to one special patrol call, responded to 19 traffic calls, went out on three vacation watches, responded to one vehicle complaint and responded to one welfare concern.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm fire, six medical calls and one welfare concern. Aubrey police officers responded to three assault reports, one verbal disturbance call, one welfare concern and assisted two agencies.

Bartonville police officers responded to one traffic report and two road blockage reports.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one alarm fire. Double Oak police officers responded to one animal complaint, one road blockage report, eight traffic calls and assisted two agencies.

Hickory Creek police officers assisted two agencies and responded to one medical call, two suspicious person reports, one theft report, 17 traffic calls, five walk-throughs and two welfare concerns.

Justin firefighters responded to one downed power line and one structure fire. Justin police officers responded to one animal complaint, one downed power line, one road blockage, one welfare concern and one suspicious vehicle.

Krum firefighters responded to one alarm fire, two medical calls, one structure fire and one traffic incident. Krum police officers conducted one follow-up investigation, assisted one agency, met one complainant, assisted one motorist and responded to one road blockage, one suspicious vehicle call and nine traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire and four medical calls.

Lewisville police made 10 arrests.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one medical call and one structure fire. Oak Point police officers responded to one burglary report, one follow-up investigation, met one complainant and responded to one road blockage.

Ponder firefighters responded to one alarm fire, two medical calls, one illegal burn and two structure fires.

Pilot Point police officers responded to one intoxicated person, assisted one agency, responded to two close patrols and responded to one road hazard and one suspicious vehicle.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls, one citizen assist, one traffic transport and two structure fires. Sanger police officers responded to two domestic disturbance calls, one follow-up investigation, two road blockages, two suspicious vehicles, one theft report, one unknown problem and six walk-throughs.

— Megan Gray


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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