Blotter: Police place alleged shoplifter under arrest

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Despite his best efforts, an alleged shoplifter could not escape from Denton police Tuesday.

An officer was dispatched to a store in the 1500 block of South Loop 288 in reference to a shoplifter. The suspect had fled before the officer arrived, but with a good description and a last-known direction of travel, the officer was able to find the suspect and arrest him on a charge of theft under $500, the police report stated.

 

Other reports

1300 block of West Hickory Street — A man reported to police that he was allegedly assaulted by a co-worker.

700 block of South Interstate 35E — A Denton officer was dispatched to a domestic disturbance. The caller stated he was in a counseling session with his wife at the location. An argument ensued and his wife allegedly struck him in the face, a report states.

11700 block of Lynnbrook Drive — A Denton officer took a statement at the police station from a man reporting credit card abuse. The victim, a Denton resident, reported that an unknown person had used his American Express card number to make an online purchase in the amount of $241.71.

The victim said he had the card in his possession. He contacted the credit card company to cancel the card. The victim said he did not authorize the transaction and wished to file criminal charges against the suspect for credit card abuse.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 706 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve in the past two days. Thirty-nine people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 210 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 14 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 17 medical calls, a motor vehicle accident with no injuries, a gas leak, three unintentional smoke detector malfunctions, two alarm malfunctions and an electrical wiring equipment problem.

Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls, one structure fire and one traffic transport incident. Argyle police responded to 20 calls including six traffic calls and five building checks.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire, two traffic transport incidents and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police assisted two agencies and responded to 13 calls including three follow-up investigations and one juvenile complaint.

Bartonville police responded to four traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Corinth police responded to 130 calls including one report of criminal mischief, 24 traffic calls and one report of a suspicious vehicle.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire and one traffic transport incident. Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to a report of gunshots heard, a close patrol and one traffic call.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one structure fire.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to a report of criminal mischief, a follow-up investigation, a report of harassment, four traffic calls one walk-through and one call for welfare concern.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police responded to a disturbance, a follow-up investigation and a report of a missing person.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Krum police responded to a medical call, three follow-up investigations, one traffic call and two calls for welfare concern.

Lake Cities firefighters assisted four citizens and responded to two medical calls a structure fire and one traffic incident.

Little Elm firefighters responded to three medical calls, one alarm fire, on structure fire, one vehicle fire, one odor investigation four traffic transport incidents and one vehicle unlock. Little Elm police responded to 46 calls including five building checks, one noise complaint and one prisoner transfer.

Northlake police assisted four agencies and one motorist and responded to one report of loose livestock, one road blockage hazard, one report of theft, six traffic calls and one welfare concern call.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to two reports of an open door, two follow-up investigations, two close patrols and one report of assault.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police responded to one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to a vehicle unlock and a medical call. Pilot Point police assisted one agency and responded to an assault, a close patrol, a follow-up investigation, a noise complaint, theft report and a traffic call.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls, one grass fire and one smoke investigation. Sanger police assisted an agency and responded to three disturbance calls, two domestic disturbances, one grass fire, two follow-up investigations, one 911 hang up, one report of a reckless driver, one road blockage hazard, two traffic calls and three welfare concern calls.

The Colony firefighters responded to a structure fire.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to a medical call and a vehicle unlock. Trophy Club police responded to 71 calls including 18 close patrols, one forgery or fraud and 20 building checks.

— Bj Lewis

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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