Blotter: Police stop copper wire theft from breaker boxes

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Denton police stopped a theft in progress early Wednesday morning, reports show.

At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers contacted a man behind a building being demolished in the 2000 block of West University Drive who was in the process of taking copper wire from breaker boxes, reports state.

Police said they attempted to contact a building owner and were unable to make contact.

Reports show the officers released the man after confiscating his wire cutters and loose copper wire that belonged to the building breaker boxes.

Other reports

700 block of Mitchell Court — Denton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary at a construction site in Lantana on Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the construction manager reported two interior doors were taken from one of the homes he was building.

11800 block of Doyle Road — A man reported someone cut the padlock to his property and removed items shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday in Denton County. Reports show the man said that a red homemade trailer with his cutting torch set and welder attached, were missing. The value of the missing items is not listed.


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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 820 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 304 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 22 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one vehicle accident, one building fire, one electrical short and one hazardous materials call.

Argyle firefighters responded to one water main break and four medical calls. Argyle police responded to one burglary, one suspicious activity and three traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one accident, one disturbance and five medical calls. Aubrey police assisted two agencies and responded to 11 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Bartonville police assisted one agency.

Corinth police assisted one agency and responded to two burglaries, one criminal trespass, one medical call, two disturbance calls, three road blocks, three suspicious activity calls, eight traffic calls, one welfare concern, six animal complaints and two traffic transport incidents.

Double Oak police assisted two agencies and responded to three traffic calls.

Flower Mound responded to one grass fire, one illegal burn and assisted one agency.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one prowler call, one reckless driver, one theft, 13 traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls. Justin police responded to one theft, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire. Krum police responded to one grass fire, one traffic call, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

Krugerville police responded to one burglary, four traffic calls, one road hazard and assisted one motorist.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one illegal burn and one traffic transport incident.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one accident, one animal bite attack, one assault/sexual assault, one unknown fire and four medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one criminal trespass call, one domestic disturbance, one harassment report, four ordinance violations, one reckless driver, 27 traffic calls, one medical call and assisted one motorist and one agency.

Northlake police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one loose livestock call, two road blocks, 14 traffic calls and two suspicious activity calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one accident and one domestic disturbance. Oak Point police responded to one disturbance call, one loose livestock call, one road block, three traffic calls and three ordinance violations.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police responded to one ordinance violation and one suspicious vehicle.

Pilot Point police responded to one criminal trespass in progress, one ordinance violation, one traffic call and one vehicle complaint.

Sanger firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one grass fire and one traffic transport incident. Sanger police responded to three disturbance calls, one traffic call, three welfare concerns, two traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to one structure fire, one medical call, seven traffic calls and two ordinance violations.

— Megan Gray

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.

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