Blotter: Lewisville police warn of ongoing phone scam

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Lewisville police are warning residents of an ongoing phone scam.

According to a release issued by the Lewisville Police Department, residents have been reporting “phony” calls are being made to them from someone who claims to be with CoServ Electric.

The callers, police said, act as a representative from the electric company and demand payment or risk the person’s service being interrupted.

The caller instructs the residents to go to their closest pharmacy and purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak before calling him back with the payment information, according to the release.

Most legitimate businesses do not request payment in this manner, police said.

Anyone who has received this type of call may contact the Lewisville Police Department at 972-219-3600.

 

Other reports

400 block of Interstate 35E — A 35-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night on warrants out of the Ferris Police Department, and she is also accused of the burglary of a building in Denton, according to a police report.

Police said that after an alarm call, officers determined that three to four suspects cut a section out of the south fence in an attempt to burglarize the business.

Surveillance cameras recorded images of the suspects, according to the report.

400 block of South Carroll Boulevard — A 25-year-old woman was a victim of criminal mischief after 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

According to reports, the woman told police a man walked up to her vehicle and threw a brick through the front windshield of her car.

The man, reports stated, then fled in an unknown direction.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 900 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-two people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 254 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 22 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 17 medical calls, one camper or RV fire, two vehicle accidents, one good-intent call and assisted three agencies.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire and one unknown-type fire. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to one missing person call, one road block, one loose livestock call and 13 traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm fire, two medical calls, one vehicle fire and assisted two citizens. Aubrey police responded to one criminal mischief report, one forgery call, one reckless driver and five traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to four traffic calls.

Corinth police responded to two medical calls, one domestic disturbance, one harassment report, one intoxicated person, one road block, seven suspicious activity calls, one theft report, 29 traffic calls, one traffic transport incident, 10 animal complaints and assisted two motorists.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one grass fire. Double Oak police responded to one suspicious activity call, one traffic call and assisted one agency.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency, three motorists and responded to one fraud call, one intoxicated person, one suspicious vehicle, one theft in progress, one traffic complaint, one welfare concern, one traffic transport incident and 25 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide alarm, one medical call and one grass fire. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one gunshots-heard call.

Krum firefighters responded one medical call and one traffic transport incident. Krum police assisted one agency and responded to 13 traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Krugerville police assisted two agencies and responded to six traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one grass fire, one water main break and four medical calls.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one unknown-type fire and three medical calls. Little Elm police made one arrest and responded to one narcotics call, one burglary report, one Child Protective Services referral, one intoxicated person, three reckless drivers, one road block, five suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, one traffic transport incident, three animal complaints, one terroristic threat report and assisted one motorist.

Lewisville police made 10 arrests.

Oak Point police responded to one auto theft report, one suspicious vehicle, one animal complaint, 11 traffic calls and assisted one motorist.

Ponder firefighters responded to two grass fires and one traffic transport incident. Ponder police assisted one agency, and responded to one grass fire and one Child Protective Services referral.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to one animal complaint.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call. Sanger police assisted one agency and two motorists, and responded to one harassment report, one reckless driver, two suspicious activity calls, six traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and one welfare concern.

The Colony firefighters responded to two medical calls.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to three medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one assault report, 13 ordinance violations, one road block, four suspicious activity calls, four traffic calls, two animal complaints and assisted one motorist and one agency.

—Megan Gray

 


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