Denton County sheriff’s deputies responded to three reported thefts from cell towers in less than two hours Wednesday morning.
The first, at 8:51 a.m., occurred in the 10300 block of Lantana Trail when an employee reported eight batteries had been removed from his company’s cell phone rely station, according to reports.
The batteries have a value of about $4,000, said sheriff’s officials.
The second theft occurred in the 1600 block of Parker Road shortly after 10 a.m. Reports indicated copper ground wire, valued at $150, was stolen from the cell tower.
At 10:30 a.m., a deputy reported that someone had removed four cell tower relay batteries in the 8200 block of Justin Road. Those batteries are valued at an estimated $9,000, said sheriff’s officials.
No arrests have been made.
26700 block of U.S. Highway 380 East — Shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, someone reported items valued at $7,000 missing from a trailer. According to sheriff’s officials, the items missing were tools and motor scooters.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• Denton police responded to 391 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 28 reports online.
• Denton firefighters responded to 28 medical calls, four unauthorized burnings, three public service calls, one gas leak, one police matter and one good-intent call.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers responded to 705 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-seven people were booked into the Denton County Jail.
Argyle police officers responded to four medical calls. Argyle police officers assisted one agency, made eight building checks, one walkthrough and three vacation watches and responded to three close patrol calls, one noise complaint, two theft reports, 23 traffic calls, one audible alarm call and one traffic transport.
Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, two grass fires, one vehicle unlock and one traffic transport. Aubrey police officers responded to one disturbance call, four follow-up investigations, assisted one motorist and handled one road block and six traffic calls.
Bartonville police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, one traffic call, one welfare concern and assisted one agency.
Double Oak police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, assisted one agency and responded to one report of gunshots and two traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police officers responded to 13 traffic calls and assisted two agencies.
Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police responded to one forgery/fraud report and opened one door.
Krugerville firefighters responded to two medical calls. Krugerville police officers responded to one domestic disturbance, one found property report, one hang-up 911 call, met two complainants, opened one door, responded to one reckless driver and handled one follow-up investigation and seven traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls and one structure fire.
Lewisville police officers made 18 arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault, two inspections and one structure fire. Little Elm police officers responded to two abandoned vehicles, four animal complaints, six building checks, two burglary reports, three disturbance-related reports, two follow-up investigations, one harassment report, met two complainants, responded to two narcotics calls, opened one door, responded to six ordinance violations, and handled one prisoner transfer, one reckless driver, one road block, one robbery, three suspicious person calls, one terroristic threat report, one theft in progress call, 13 traffic calls, one traffic transport and one audible alarm call.
Oak Point police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, one prowler call, one reckless driver, five traffic calls, one traffic transport and one welfare concern.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to three grass fires. Pilot Point police officers responded to one close patrol call, one disturbance call, one follow-up investigation, one forgery/fraud report, met one complainant and made two theft reports.
Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls and one illegal burn. Sanger police officers responded to one alarm audible, two animal complaints, two medical calls, one reckless driver call, one follow-up investigation, assisted one agency and handled seven traffic calls and one walkthrough.
The Colony police responded to one abandoned vehicle.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault call, one medical call and assisted one citizen. Trophy Club police officers responded to two administrative duty calls, assisted one agency, responded to eight building checks, 29 close patrol calls, met one complainant, assisted one motorist, opened one door, and handled one ordinance violation, three special patrol calls, six traffic calls, 20 walkthroughs, one audible alarm call and four animal complaints.
— 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.