Blotter: Police respond to criminal mischief calls near schools

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Denton police responded to criminal mischief calls near two elementary schools this weekend.

At about 7 p.m. Sunday, an official called Denton police to report that someone had thrown a rock at the entrance of Ginnings Elementary School. The rock damaged a glass panel and caused less than $50 in damage, according to a police report.

Later Sunday, at about 8:50 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a report of criminal mischief in progress at McNair Elementary School. The caller told police that five boys were on school grounds and throwing rocks over the fence at his dog. The rocks had damaged his back door, according to a police report. The officer was not able to locate the boys, but he did find a bicycle peg and took it into evidence.

Other reports

2200 block of South Interstate 35E Denton police responded to a call from a department store after security officers detained a man at about 3:18 p.m. Sunday after they said he had taken six designer wallets worth $828. Denton police arrested the man on a theft charge and took him to the city jail, according to a police report.

5300 block of East McKinney Street A Denton man called police after his sister damaged his vehicle at about 2:46 a.m. Sunday without his consent. The back windshield was broken with two bricks, according to a police report.

11500 block of Eagle View Circle — A Denton County resident called sheriff’s deputies at about 4:36 p.m. Thursday to report that someone broke off two 6-foot pieces of pipe they were using to block the access road to their private lake.

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

Denton County sheriff dispatchers handled 2,007 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 405 calls for sheriff’s deputies. Ninety-eight people were booked into the Denton County jail.

Denton police handled 722 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 49 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 75 medical calls, one building fire, two trash fires, two grass fires, one report of smoke and eight vehicle accidents with injuries, including one vehicle-pedestrian accident.

Argyle firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one grass fire and one illegal burn. Argyle police responded to two reports of criminal mischief and three reports of a suspicious vehicle or activity.

Aubrey firefighters responded to 11 medical calls, two hay fires, one illegal burn, one vehicle fire and two traffic incidents. Aubrey police responded to one burglary in progress, two disturbances, one report of criminal mischief and one suspicious vehicle.

Corinth police responded to two burglaries in progress, two reports of criminal mischief, eight disturbances or noise complaints, 15 reports of suspicious activity, persons or vehicles and three thefts.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police responded to one forgery and one harassment report.

Hickory Creek police responded to one burglary in progress and one burglary report, one criminal trespass in progress, two forgeries, five reports of a theft in progress and four reports of suspicious activity, persons or vehicles.

Justin firefighters responded to 11 medical calls and one explosion. Justin police responded to three disturbances and one report of harassment.

Krum firefighters responded to five medical calls. Krum police responded to two auto thefts, two burglaries and one report of illegal dumping.

Krugerville police responded to one report of criminal mischief and two suspicious vehicles.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, five traffic incidents, one illegal burn, two hazardous-materials incidents and two fire alarms.

Little Elm firefighters responded to eight medical calls, four traffic incidents, one hazardous-materials incident, one electrical fire and one grass fire. Little Elm police responded to three burglaries, two criminal mischief reports, one criminal trespass in progress, 14 disturbances or noise reports, one fight, one harassment report, two thefts, one suspicious activity, three suspicious vehicles and one suspicious package.

Northlake police responded to two reports of loose livestock.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Oak Point police responded to one assault, one forgery and four reports of suspicious activity, persons or vehicles.

Ponder firefighters responded to four medical calls. Ponder police responded to one suspicious vehicle.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four hay fires, one downed power line, three medical calls and one traffic incident. Pilot Point police responded to one disturbance and one noise complaint, one theft in progress and three reports of suspicious activity or vehicles.

Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls, one smoke investigation, one structure fire and four traffic incidents. Sanger police responded to five disturbances, one harassment report, two thefts and one theft in progress and three reports of suspicious persons or vehicles.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to three medical calls, one water main break and one smoke investigation. Trophy Club police responded to one disturbance and four reports of suspicious activity or vehicles.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. 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).


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