Blotter: Report: Someone tried to tamper with water system

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A city employee reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies that someone attempted to tamper with the water system in the 300 block of Rose Lane in Hackberry on Friday.

The employee told deputies the person jumped the fence to the water pump station and entered the main control building in an attempt to tamper with the equipment.

 

Other reports

5100 block of Bluewater Drive — Someone shot a bullet through a kitchen window in a new housing development, striking items inside the house, according to a Denton County sheriff’s report. No one was injured.

Deputies recovered a bullet at the scene of the new housing development Saturday, the report stated.

7400 block of Hawk Road — A private-school owner called deputies about a possible breach of computer security at the school Friday.

Some of applications used by the school had stopped functioning, the owner reported.

1100 block of South Avenue C — Denton police responded to a call about a shoplifter at a store Sunday night.

The manager told police a customer informed him a woman was stealing from the store. Surveillance footage showed a woman stuffing several items in her purse, the report stated.

As she was leaving the store, the manager confronted her and asked her to show him her purse, but she refused and fled in a car, he told police.

The woman returned shortly after and showed the manager her purse and fled again before police arrived, the report stated.

1400 block of East Ryan Road — Three vehicles were burglarized at a dog park Sunday afternoon, according to a Denton police report. Each of the vehicles had a shattered window, the report stated.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

•  Denton police handled 879 service and officer-initiated calls over the weekend and posted six reports online from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, including one runaway, two thefts, one burglary and two assaults.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 60 medical calls, five alarms, three police matters, four calls for public service assistance, two good intent calls, one unauthorized burning, one call to assist an invalid and one call for smoke or odor removal.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,870 service and officer-initiated calls. A total of 116 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two calls of deadly conduct, six burglaries, four thefts, one criminal mischief, one assault and one breach of computer security call.

Argyle firefighters responded to three alarms, four fires, two medical calls and two calls to unlock vehicles. Argyle police officers responded to six administrative duty calls, 34 building checks, 19 close patrols, one follow-up investigation, one harassment, one juvenile complaint, four calls to meet complainant, one road blockage, three suspicious activity calls, 54 traffic calls, one traffic complaint, two vacation watches, one walk through, one welfare concern, one alarm and two loose livestock calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, 13 medical calls, two disturbances, one smoke investigation, one odor investigation, one traffic incident and one call to unlock a vehicle. Aubrey police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, one call to assist an agency, one animal complaint, one building check, two disturbances, six follow-up investigations, two calls to assist motorists, two reckless drivers, three suspicious activity calls, 31 traffic calls, one welfare concern and one traffic incident.

Bartonville police responded to one administrative duty call, one call to assist an agency, one meet complainant call, one noise complaint, one road blockage, two traffic calls, one welfare concern and one alarm.

Corinth police responded to two administrative duty calls, three calls to assist agencies, 11 animal complaints, one burglary, one close patrol, four disturbances, one fire, three follow-up investigations, one forgery or fraud call, one call of gun shots heard, one loose livestock call, one call to meet complainant, two motorist assist calls, two medical calls, two reckless drivers, three road blockages, two safety inspections, 133 special patrols, five suspicious activity calls, one theft, 49 traffic calls, one traffic complaint, 91 vacation watches, two vehicle complaints, 39 walk through calls, four welfare concerns, two traffic incidents and three alarms.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one fire and one medical call. Double Oak police officers responded to one call to assist an agency, one animal complaint, one fire, one juvenile complaint, two calls to meet complainants, 18 traffic calls, two traffic incidents and one alarm.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, one administrative duty call, three calls to assist agencies, one theft, one burglary, one criminal mischief, one disturbance, one fire, one follow-up investigation, one harassment, one call to meet complainant, one motorist assist, one road blockage, two suspicious vehicles, 30 traffic calls, two walk-through calls, one welfare concern and three traffic incidents.

Justin firefighters responded to one assault, one burn or explosion, two fires, three medical calls and one traffic incident. Justin police officers responded to five agency assist calls, one animal bite, one criminal mischief report, two disturbances, one harassment, one juvenile complaint, one theft, eight traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and two traffic incidents.

Krugerville police officers responded to two close patrol calls, one noise complaint, one open door, three suspicious activity calls and 12 traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls, one traffic incident and one call to unlock a vehicle. Krum police officers responded to one call to assist an agency, nine close patrol calls, one disturbance, two follow-up investigations, two calls to meet complainants, 27 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, one walk through call and one alarm.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 12 medical calls, two alarms, two fires, three traffic incidents, one call to unlock a vehicle and one welfare concern.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one alarm, eight medical calls and one citizen assist. Little Elm police officers responded to four administrative duty calls, two calls to assist agencies, eight animal complaints, two assaults, four thefts, six building checks, two burglaries, eight close patrols, six criminal mischief calls, four disturbances, eight follow-up investigations, one call about gun shots heard, one intoxicated person, three noise complaints, two open doors, four ordinance violation calls, one prison transfer, two reckless drivers, two road blockages, two special patrols, eight suspicious activity calls, 25 traffic calls, one medical call, two vacation watches, three vehicle complaints, 11 walk-through calls, one warrant service call, one welfare concern, one traffic incident and seven alarms.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one fire and two medical calls. Oak Point police officers responded to three calls to assist agencies, two alarms, three animal complaints, one civil service call, one criminal trespass call, one deadly conduct call, three disturbances, one fireworks complaint, four follow-up investigations, one missing person, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, one prowler, one medical call, 10 traffic calls, two vehicle complaints and one traffic incident.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic incident. Ponder police officers responded to two follow-up investigations and four traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls, one fire and two calls to unlock vehicles. Pilot Point police officers responded to one agency assist call, two alarms, two animal complaints, one theft, six close patrols, one disturbance, one escort, one follow-up investigation, one motorist assist call, one road blockage, three suspicious activity calls, 16 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and one welfare concern.

Sanger firefighters responded to one animal complaint, one assault, six medical calls, one odor investigation and two calls to unlock vehicles. Sanger police officers responded to two administrative duty calls, four agency assists, one alarm, five animal complaints, one criminal mischief, six disturbances, one medical call, one follow-up investigation, three juvenile complaints, one missing person, two noise complaints, six reckless drivers, one road blockages, five suspicious activity calls, two thefts, 10 traffic calls, one warrant service call and three welfare concerns.

— Rachel Mehlhaff

 

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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