Blotter: Police arrest man on shoplifting, drug charges

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A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with using drugs and shoplifting at a big box store in the 1500 block of South Loop 288, according to police.

Police said the man was watched on camera by loss prevention employees at the store. He reportedly had a basket full of groceries, bagged them without checking out and then headed to the clothing area to gather another basketful of merchandise before heading out the doors, according to reports.

The stolen property was valued at more than $140, police reports show.

When the officer arrived on the scene, the man was put in handcuffs to detain him.

According to police records, an off-duty officer handed police working the incident a metal container while advising them that he saw the suspect eat something before handing the container over.

Reports show there was a brown powdery substance inside the metal vial the suspect claimed he just had gotten out of the trash.

The suspect said he did taste the substance and told police he thought it tasted like “cheese.”

Police said the substance weighed more than 13 grams — a second degree felony — and tested positive for heroin.

The man was brought to the city jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance and theft of property more than $50 less than $500.

Other reports

1400 block of Centre Place Drive — A 20-year-old woman reported to police that she was assaulted by her boyfriend Monday night. According to reports, the woman said her boyfriend hit her in the left eye in an argument about money.

1700 block of Sam Bass Boulevard — A woman told police Monday that her car was broken into overnight. Police said the 21-year-old woman reported that between 9 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday someone entered her vehicle and took three CDs from the center console and rummaged through her glove box. There was no sign of forced entry, police reports show.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 714 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 42 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 246 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 23 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 27 medical calls, two vehicle accidents, one good intent call and one public service call.

Argyle firefighters responded to one illegal burn, one medical call and two traffic transport incidents. Argyle police responded to one reckless driver, two suspicious vehicles, nine traffic calls, one welfare concern and two traffic transport incidents.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one medical call, five traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Bartonville police responded to four traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted two agencies and two motorists and responded to one auto theft, one burglary, one harassment report, two missing person reports, 24 traffic calls, two traffic complaints, two welfare concerns, three traffic transport incidents and two animal complaints.

Double Oak responded to five traffic calls.

Flower Mound police responded to one investigation and assisted one motorist.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one disturbance call, one suspicious activity call, one theft report and 13 traffic calls.

Justin police assisted one motorist and responded to one noise complaint, three traffic calls and one domestic disturbance call.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls. Krum police responded to one assault, one suspicious activity call, nine traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to six medical calls and one traffic transport incident and assisted one citizen.

Lewisville police made 13 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls and one odor investigation. Little Elm police responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one disturbance call, one forgery/fraud report, one harassment report, one missing person report, four noise complaints, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity calls, two thefts, seven traffic calls, two traffic complaints, one traffic transport incident, one warrant service, one welfare concern and four animal complaints.

Northeast police assisted one agency and responded to one medical call, one suspicious activity call, 11 traffic calls, one traffic complaint, one vehicle complaint and one animal complaint.

Northlake police assisted two agencies and one motorist and responded to one criminal trespass report and 10 traffic calls.

Oak Point police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, one terroristic threat report, six traffic calls and one animal bite report.

Ponder police assisted one agency and responded to one intoxicated person.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Pilot Point police assisted two agencies and one motorist and responded to one disturbance call, two suspicious activity calls, one traffic call, one traffic complaint, one welfare concern and one traffic transport incident.

Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls and two traffic transport incidents. Sanger police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one harassment call, one noise complaint, two suspicious activity calls, one theft call, three traffic calls, two welfare concerns, one traffic transport incident and one animal complaint.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call. Trophy Club police assisted one motorist and responded to eight ordinance violations, one suspicious activity call, one theft report, eight traffic calls and one welfare concern.

— Megan Gray


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