Blotter: Carrollton police warn residents to lock vehicles

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Carrollton police are warning residents to lock their vehicles and remove any property items from view after a recent string of vehicle break-ins.

Monday and Wednesday night several Carrollton bicycle patrol officers were called to the neighborhoods of Arbor Creek and Spurwood Drive after someone broke into more than a dozen vehicles.

Police said cars with unlocked doors were targeted.

Bike officers were deployed to search the area, conduct vehicle checks and educate the public.

Officers checked nearly 100 cars and found that more than half would be easy targets for criminals. An easy target, police said, is a vehicle with a partially open window, an unlocked door or with property left in plain view.

A release issued by the department showed 25 vehicles were unlocked. Police said officers will continue to monitor the area but urged all residents to be cautious.

Anyone who notices suspicious activity is urged to call 911 immediately.

 

Other reports

1300 block of Pilot Lane A Copper Canyon resident told Denton County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday that an insurance company claims adjuster stole prescription medication and a house key last Friday.

1900 block of Brinker Road — Denton police arrested a 35-year-old woman in connection with the theft of a can of compressed air valued at $3.49 from a home improvement store Wednesday, according to reports. The woman, police said, has multiple prior theft convictions.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 886 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-five people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 354 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 23 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one vehicle fire, one service call and assisted two agencies.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and two traffic transport incidents. Argyle police responded to one report of loose livestock, eight traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one illegal burn, one assault or sexual assault, five medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Aubrey police responded to 11 traffic calls.

Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to two traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted three agencies and responded to one criminal trespass report, two noise complaints, one reckless driver report, one solicitor complaint, five suspicious activity calls, four thefts, 37 traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and two animal complaints.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Double Oak police responded to four traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one public nuisance call and assisted one motorist.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one criminal mischief report, two suspicious vehicle calls, three traffic calls and one warrant service.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire, one smoke investigation and one traffic transport incident. Justin police responded to one narcotics call, one medical call, two traffic transport incidents and assisted one agency.

Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire, one illegal burn, two medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Krum police responded to one domestic disturbance, one ordinance violation, one solicitor complaint, five traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Krugerville police responded to five traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire, six medical calls and one carbon monoxide or hazmat call.

Little Elm firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one assault or sexual assault and one medical call. Little Elm police responded to one medical call, one assault report, four ordinance violations, one reckless driver, one roadblock, one stabbing/gunshot, four suspicious activity calls, one terroristic threat, 28 traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and assisted two agencies.

Lewisville police made 13 arrests.

Northlake police responded to one domestic disturbance, one reckless driver, six traffic calls, two suspicious activity calls and assisted two agencies.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one assault or sexual assault. Oak Point police responded to one domestic disturbance, one report of gunshots heard, one ordinance violation, eight traffic calls, one animal complaint and assisted one motorist.

Ponder firefighters responded to one structure fire and two grass fires. Ponder police assisted two agencies and responded to one report of a blocked road, one suspicious activity report and one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one traffic transport incident and assisted two citizens. Pilot Point police responded to one fight in progress, one harassment report, four ordinance violations, seven traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and assisted one agency.

Sanger firefighters responded to one animal attack, one illegal burn, two medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Sanger police responded to one assault, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance, one noise complaint, one suspicious person call, four traffic calls, one animal complaint, one traffic transport incident and assisted one agency.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to one criminal trespass call, one ordinance violation, one roadblock, nine traffic calls, two welfare concerns and five animal complaints.

— Megan Gray

 


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