Blotter: Company reports theft of backhoe from site

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A company working at a construction site in the 3700 block of North Elm Street reported to Denton police that a backhoe worth more than $100,000 was missing from the site.

The Fort Worth-based plumbing, heating and air conditioning company reported the missing backhoe Monday morning to police, according to reports.

The equipment, valued at between $100,000 to $200,000, was taken between 5 p.m. Friday and Monday morning, reports state. An investigation is underway.

Other reports

300 block of Sunset Street — The owner of a children’s clothing retail store reported that someone attempted to break into the store recently. The store break-in was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

The owner wanted to report that someone had broken into the business the night before, but nothing had been stolen, police said.

1200 block of Golden Eagle Court — Denton County sheriff’s deputies responded to a criminal mischief call Monday morning. According to reports, someone said all four tires on his vehicle were slashed.

Sheriff’s officials said the tire damage was estimated between $500 to $1,500.

Roundup

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

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 661 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Twenty-six people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 194 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 11 reports online.

The Denton Fire Department call log wasn’t available as of press time.

Argyle firefighters responded to two traffic transport incidents, one roadblock and one medical call. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to one roadblock, one suspicious activity call and four traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls and two traffic transport incidents. Aubrey police responded to one roadblock, five traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one medical call and assisted one agency.

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

Corinth police assisted two agencies and four motorists and responded to one assault, one noise complaint, one welfare concern, one traffic transport incident, three animal complaints, 14 traffic calls and one theft report.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Double Oak police responded to one traffic transport incident.

Flower Mound police responded to two public nuisance calls.

Hickory Creek police responded to one structure fire, two thefts, 17 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Highland Village firefighters responded to one structure fire.

Justin police responded to three traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls. Krum police responded to one alcohol violation, one medical call, three animal complaints, one welfare concern and one traffic call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one structure fire and six medical calls.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one structure fire, two medical calls and assisted one citizen. Little Elm police assisted two agencies and responded to one burglary in progress, six ordinance violations, one theft in progress, two theft reports, five traffic calls, one traffic complaint, two welfare concerns, one animal complaint and one animal cruelty report.

Lewisville firefighters responded to one structure fire. Lewisville police responded to one warrant investigation and made nine arrests.

Northlake police responded to one theft and eight traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one traffic call.

Ponder police responded to five traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one electrical fire. Pilot Point police responded to one burglary report and five traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls. Sanger police assisted one agency and responded to one disturbance call, two ordinance violations, one reckless driver, two suspicious activity calls, one theft report and one welfare concern.

— Megan Gray


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