A man reported to police that someone stole his credit card and charged about $1,000 in purchases around Denton, surrounding cities and online, according to a police report.
The man reported the theft Monday afternoon, but he told police that the purchases were made several days before.
The man also told police that his ex-boyfriend also applied and obtained two more credit cards in his name and made additional purchases. No arrests were made at the time the report was filed and the case is still open, according to the police report.
1500 block of South Loop 288 — A loss prevention employee at a local grocery store on Monday called police after he saw two people allegedly opening packages and concealing merchandise, according to a police report.
The employee said the couple attempted to exit the store through a side entrance, but as officers arrived, the couple turned around and entered a checkout line.
The employee told police that the couple bought some merchandise, but they did not pay for the merchandise that they had concealed, according to the report.
The suspects then exited the store and then were stopped by the loss prevention employee. The stolen items were recovered and the total amount of the theft was more than $50 but under $500. They were arrested and charged with the theft, according to the police report.
1200 block of Amherst Drive — One man said he returned from a weekend getaway on Monday and found his home burglarized with several items missing, according to a police report.
The man told police that someone entered his home through a window.
The man told police that he had an idea of who broke into his home, according to the report. No arrests were made at the time the report was made and the case is still open, according to the report.
1400 block of East University Drive — An elderly man reported to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services that his daughter was allegedly using his credit cards without his permission, according to a police report.
Protective services reported the incident to Denton police on Monday. In the report, the man said he went to the bank believing he had approximately $2,000 in his account and discovered he only had about $5 instead, according to the report. The case is still open and pending investigation, according to the police report.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 721 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-three people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 236 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 30 reports online.
Argyle police responded to one assault, 22 traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.
Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, one structure fire and one traffic incident. Aubrey police responded to 12 traffic calls, one pursuit and one suspicious person.
Bartonville police responded to one noise complaint and three traffic calls.
Corinth police responded to one close patrol, one motorist assist, one road blockage, 15 traffic calls, three vehicle complaints and three welfare concerns.
Double Oak police responded to one theft report, four traffic calls and two noise complaints.
Hickory Creek police responded to one agency assist, 25 traffic calls and one welfare concern.
Justin firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Justin police responded to one traffic incident call.
Krum firefighters responded to one assault, two medical calls and one smoke investigation. Krum police responded to one assault, one disturbance, one traffic complaint and one welfare concern.
Krugerville police responded to one motorist assist and three traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one structure fire, five medical calls and one vehicle unlock.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire and one overdose. Little Elm police responded to two missing person calls, one noise complaint, one prowler, one suspicious activity call, two theft reports, 14 traffic calls and five vehicle complaints.
Northlake police responded to one criminal trespass report, one disturbance, one forgery fraud report, one motorists assist, one road blockage and 14 traffic calls.
Oak Point police responded one noise complaint, one theft report and two traffic calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic transport incident. Ponder police responded to one criminal mischief in progress and one follow-up investigation.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one citizen assist. Pilot Point police responded to one forgery, 11 ordinance violations and one traffic call.
Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls, one smoke investigation and one disturbance. Sanger police responded to one abandoned vehicle, one agency assist, one pursuit, one reckless driver and six traffic calls.
The Colony firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one fire alarm and two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to nine building checks, 18 close patrols, one disturbance, one suspicious person, one suspicious vehicle, two traffic calls, one vehicle complaint 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.