Blotter: Police investigate alleged scam after report filed

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Denton police are investigating an alleged scam after a 48-year-old man reported he sent nearly $1,000 to Lebanon.

Police said the 48-year-old received a phone call telling him he had earned $7,500 for good credit. All he had to do, reports show, was send the caller $968.99 to Lebanon for transaction fees.

Later, reports show, the man said he learned the call was a scam.

No charges have been filed, reports show.

 

Other reports

2400 block of Old North Road — A 40-year-old Denton man was charged with assault family violence after a man reported being pinned down at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Reports allege the man attacked a 51-year-old male while he was attempting to leave the residence. The caller, police said, reported the 40-year-old kept him pinned down.

During the investigation, police learned officers had been out to the same residence for disturbance calls on two occasions.

5300 block of East McKinney Street — A man reported to police that someone had been using his 80-year-old mother’s credit card without authorization Wednesday.

According to reports, the credit/debit card had been used at multiple Denton businesses Tuesday.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 670 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-eight people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 289 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 22 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, one Dumpster or outside trash fire, two hazardous materials release investigations with no hazards, one brush or grass fire and one service call.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call and one traffic transport incident. Argyle police responded to one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one road hazard, eight traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one downed power line, one vehicle fire, one traffic transport incident and two medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one theft report, one animal compliant and 18 traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to one traffic call.

Corinth police assisted four agencies, three motorists and responded to two follow-up investigations, two suspicious activity calls, two welfare concerns, two traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.

Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to four traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police responded to one disturbance call, one person with a gun, nine traffic calls, one suspicious vehicle and one forgery/fraud report.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call and one grass fire. Justin police responded to one road hazard, one solicitor complaint, two traffic transport incidents and assisted one agency.

Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire and one sick person. Krum police responded to one grass fire, three ordinance violation and three traffic calls.

Krugerville police responded to one traffic call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls, two traffic transport incidents and assisted one citizen.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials arrests, one criminal trespass in progress and three medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one Child Protective Services referral, two criminal mischief reports, five disturbance calls, one reckless driver, five suspicious activity calls, 14 traffic calls, three welfare concerns, three animal complaints, one medical call and assisted one motorist.

Northlake police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one assault, one missing person, eight traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Oak Point police responded to one ordinance violation, three traffic calls, one welfare concern and two animal complaint.

Ponder police responded to one medical call and assisted one motorist.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one road hazard, one traffic transport incident and one vehicle fire. Pilot Point police responded to four ordinance violations and one traffic transport incident.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls. Sanger police responded to one burglary, one road hazard, one theft, one traffic call, one traffic transport incident, one harassment report and assisted two agencies and two motorists.

The Colony firefighters responded to two medical calls and assisted two other agencies.

Trophy Club police responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one fireworks complaint, one disturbance call, one ordinance violation, nine traffic calls and one suspicious activity call.

— Megan Gray

 


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