Blotter: Woman reports purse, cellphone stolen

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Five minutes was all it took for a suspect to take a purse and a cellphone from a vehicle at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Manten Boulevard, Denton police said.

The woman told police that she left her vehicle running and the car door open when she went back inside her residence for five minutes, according to the police report.

Officials believe the same suspect walked into an open garage in the 1400 block of Kings Row approximately 25 minutes later and allegedly removed a bow and BB gun, according to an officer’s report.

No arrests were made at the time the report was filed and the case is still open.


Other reports

1100 block of Sierra Drive — An officer was dispatched after a man reported that he found his car burglarized after returning from his lunch break on Sunday.

The caller found his car door open when he returned from lunch and discovered that his property was stolen.

The car burglary was reported at 11:51 a.m. According to the police report, witnesses reported seeing a suspicious person walking around the area during the possible times the burglary took place. No arrests were made at the time the report was made.

2000 block of West Windsor Drive — Another caller reported that someone forcibly broke into his car through a right-side window. The theft was reported at 3:33 p.m. Sunday. No arrests were made and the case is still open, according to the officer’s report.

2200 block of Bernard Street — A caller reported that someone entered his car and stole two smartphones on Sunday.

The caller reported his items stolen at 9:42 a.m., and he told police that someone entered his vehicle by breaking out the front-passenger door window and then took his wallet and cellphones. The caller told police that the burglary took place between 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.

2800 block of Forest Hills Drive — A Denton County deputy responded to a caller in Aubrey who reported a theft from an unoccupied house at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The caller told authorities that an unknown person took two air-conditioning units worth less or equal to $20,000, according to the deputy’s report.



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

•  Denton police officers responded to 860 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 19 reports online.

•  Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received 1,904 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 141 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two burglaries of habitation, one vehicle burglary, two credit card abuse calls, one criminal mischief call and five thefts.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 61 medical calls, eight traffic accidents, two gas leaks and two police matters.

Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls, one grass fire, one structure fire and one traffic incident. Argyle police responded to 23 building checks, two reckless driver calls, 41 traffic calls and 13 vacation watch calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one animal attack, three grass fires, one illegal burn, four structure fires, one childbirth, four traffic incidents, five medical calls and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police responded to two reckless driver calls, one noise complaint and 24 traffic calls.

Bartonville police officers responded to five traffic calls.

Corinth police officers responded to two abandoned vehicle checks, three agency assist calls, one building check, one deadly conduct report, one courtesy escort, two loose livestock calls, five noise complaints, 106 special patrol, four suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, 78 traffic calls and two welfare concerns.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one citizen assist, one smoke investigation and one structure fire. Double Oak police officers responded to two agency assist calls, one harassment report and 17 traffic calls.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one structure fire and one traffic incident.

Highland Village firefighters responded to two structure fires.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to five agency assist calls, one burglary report, one theft report, one disturbance call and one motorist assist.

Justin firefighters responded to one assault, three medical calls, one grass fire, three structure fires and one vehicle unlock. Justin police responded to one disturbance, two loose livestock calls, one prowler call, 12 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Krum firefighters responded to one fire alarm, three medical calls, one overdose, one structure fire and one controlled fire. Krum police responded to six ordinance violations, one intoxicated person, one suspicious activity call and one suspicious vehicle.

Krugerville police responded to one illegal fire burn and 21 traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to nine medical calls, three structure fires, one odor investigation, one childbirth and three traffic incidents.

Little Elm firefighters responded to seven medical calls, two citizen assists, four structure fires and five traffic incidents. Little Elm police officers responded to five agency assists, seven building checks, 13 follow-up investigations, three gunshots heard, three missing people calls, two narcotics calls, 24 traffic calls, five vehicle complaints and three reckless drivers.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one structure fire, two medical calls and two traffic incidents. Oak Point police officers responded to one harassment report, three noise complaints, seven traffic calls, two follow-up investigations and one suspicious vehicle.

Ponder firefighters responded to one assault, one citizen assist, one down power line, one fall, one illegal fire, one structure fire and one overdose. Ponder police officer responded to three close patrol calls, one suspicions vehicle call, four traffic calls and one welfare concern call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two fire alarms, three citizen assists, one disturbance, two medical calls, two odor investigations and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police responded to one assault call, one burglary, two disturbances, two follow-up investigations, one missing person call, one road blockage, seven traffic calls and one suspicions vehicle.

Sanger firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one assault, two controlled fires, two medical calls and one traffic incident. Sanger police responded to four agency assist calls, one assault, one burglary call, one disturbance, three follow-up investigations, one missing person call, three suspicious activity calls, 12 traffic calls and one welfare concern call.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to three structure fires. Trophy Club police officers responded to 10 administrative calls, 15 building checks, 67 close patrol calls, 13 ordinance violations, one overdose, 13 special patrols, two suspicious activity calls, 24 traffic calls and two welfare concerns.

— 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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