Denton police responded to a call from the 1800 block of University Drive just after midnight Tuesday following an incident that started at the front counter of a restaurant.
The caller said that a man grabbed money on the counter and then ran out of the restaurant, according to the police report. Another woman told police that she saw the man take the money and run, so she chased after him. About a block from the restaurant, she confronted the man. He punched her in the face and took off again, according to the police report.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the man. An investigation is continuing.
8900 block of Interstate 35E — A man called Denton police at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to report that someone took his car from the spot along the freeway where it broke down.
The officer received another call a little later, after he completed the theft report, from the man with new information about the car. According to the police report, the man said authorities in Valley View had impounded the car.
He canceled the theft report.
1100 block of Crescent Street — A Denton man called police at about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday to report that he thinks someone cloned his debit card.
The man told police that he still has his debit card, yet someone else has been making withdrawals on his account from ATMs, according to the police report.
The man said he has no idea how someone could have copied his account information and personal identification number.
2300 Eagle Nest Court — A Denton woman waited for police in a parking lot at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after calling to report that she had been assaulted.
According to the police report, the woman said her boyfriend punched and choked her.
Police collected evidence, but the woman told police she did not want to press charges.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 780 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 133 calls for sheriff’s deputies. Forty-three people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 293 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 37 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to 35 calls, including 26 medical calls, one lock-in, one grass fire, one oil spill and four vehicle accidents, three with injuries.
Argyle police responded to one report of suspicious activity.
Aubrey firefighters responded to six medical calls, one structure fire, one disturbance and one downed power line. Police responded to one suspicious vehicle.
Bartonville police responded to one 911 hang-up and assisted another agency.
Corinth police responded to seven animal complaints, five reports of suspicious activity or people and one disturbance.
Double Oak police responded to one suspicious vehicle and one report of harassment.
Hickory Creek police responded to one suspicious vehicle.
Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls. Police responded to one report of harassment.
Krum police responded to two animal complaints, one criminal mischief, two disturbances, one theft and one suspicious vehicle.
Krugerville police responded to one animal complaint and one terroristic threat.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls and one traffic incident.
Little Elm firefighters responded to two structure fires and one traffic incident. Police responded to two animal complaints, two disturbances, two forgeries, one criminal mischief, two harassment reports, one suspicious person and one suspicious vehicle.
Northlake police responded to one disorderly conduct.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one structure fire. Police responded to one criminal trespass in progress, one suspicious activity, one suspicious vehicle and two animal complaints.
Ponder police responded to one criminal mischief report.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls, one traffic incident and one structure fire. Police responded to one agency assist.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls, one traffic incident and one structure fire. Sanger police responded to one forgery, one disturbance, one harassment report, one indecent exposure report, one animal complaint and four reports of suspicious persons or vehicles.
The Colony firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to two fire alarms and one medical call. Police responded to one report of indecent exposure, one theft, two animal complaints and two reports of suspicious vehicles.
— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
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.