Blotter: Citizen help leads to alleged burglary arrest

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A Dallas man allegedly linked to two area burglaries was arrested recently after a Carrollton resident became concerned about his activities and contacted authorities, according to a Carrollton police report.

Police said the resident took the time to get an accurate vehicle and clothing description, which helped the responding officer make the arrest.

The suspect, police said, was allegedly involved in house burglaries that occurred March 6 in the 1200 block of Mackie Drive in Carrollton. Police said another adult male also is believed to have taken part in the burglaries.

Police said they believe one suspect walked from house to house knocking on front doors, while the second suspect remained in a nearby vehicle on the street. If no one answered when the first suspect knocked, police said, he would go into the backyard and throw a brick through a patio door to gain entry.

Once inside the house, the suspect took small, easy-to-carry items while the driver remained on the lookout, police said. The type of items taken and the estimated value are not being released at this time. Police have recovered property taken in the burglaries, according to the report. One suspect remains at large.

 

Other reports

200 block Bluefinch Drive — Shortly before midnight on March 4, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call. According to reports, deputies responding to the call found a 37-year-old male who was wanted on outstanding warrants and lied about his name. Deputies took the man into custody on the outstanding warrants and failure to identify, officials said.

2200 block North Carroll Boulevard — A 65-year-old man fell victim to an online scam and sustained a $200,000 loss, according to Denton police. According to a spokesman for the department, the victim found a company online and wanted to make an investment. When attempted to do so, his identity was stolen, police said.

 

Round Up

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

•  Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatch handled 665 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-six people were booked into Denton County Jail.

•  Denton police handled 223 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 28 reports.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 16 medical calls, one vehicle accident general clean-up call, one outside rubbish, trash or waste fire, one hazmat release investigation with no hazmat, one motor vehicle accident with no injuries, one unauthorized burning and one gasoline or other flammable liquid spill.

•  Carrollton police processed 132 arrests into the city jail and responded to 126 incidents from Monday, March 4 to Sunday.

•  The Colony firefighters responded to one lock-out, two alarm system activation calls, one smoke from BBQ call, one public service call, one smoke or odor removal call and 19 medical calls from Friday, March 8 to Tuesday at 7 a.m.

•  Lewisville police made nine arrests.

Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call and one structure fire. Argyle police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, two ordinance violations, 26 traffic calls, six warrant investigations and assisted one agency.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one traffic transport and two medical calls. Aubrey police officers assisted one agency and responded to one terroristic threat and eight traffic calls.

Bartonville police assisted one motor vehicle and responded to one traffic call and one animal complaint.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazmat call and one structure fire. Double Oak police officers responded to one road block, six traffic calls and assisted two agencies.

Hickory Creek police officers assisted one agency and responded to one assault report, one burglary in progress and five traffic calls.

Justin firefighters assisted one citizen. Justin police officers responded to one burglary report, and one suspicious person call.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and two traffic transports. Krum police officers responded to one criminal trespass in progress, one domestic disturbance call, one ordinance violation, four traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Krugerville police officers responded to one vehicle complaint and nine traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to eight medical calls and one structure fire.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one structure fire and one inspection. Little Elm police officers responded to one burglary report, one domestic disturbance call, one follow-up investigation, one illegal dumping, one indecent exposure call, one narcotics call, one suspicious vehicle, one theft report, six traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, one traffic transport, one animal complaint and assisted one agency.

Oak Point police officers responded to one indecent exposure call, one suspicious activity call, one ordinance violation, four traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, two animal complaints and assisted one motorist.

Ponder firefighters responded to two traffic transports. Ponder police officers responded to one road block.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one illegal burn, one traffic transport and assisted two citizens. Pilot Point police officers responded to one animal complaint, one terroristic threat report, two traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call, one illegal burn and one structure fire. Sanger police officers responded to one criminal trespass report, one domestic disturbance call, one follow-up investigation, one fraud/forgery call, one narcotics call, one suspicious activity call, five traffic calls, one animal complaint and assisted one agency.

Trophy Club firefighters assisted one citizen. Trophy Club police officers responded to two Child Protective Services referrals, one criminal trespass in progress call, one follow-up investigations, one solicitor complaint, three suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, six traffic calls, one welfare concern, two animal complaints and assisted one agency.

— 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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