Blotter: More than $1.6 million in stolen property recovered

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More than $1.6 million in stolen cowboy boots and other items have been recovered through a joint operation by the Carrollton police and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Six people were arrested, although their names were not released, and the investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Search warrants executed in Princeton, Dallas and Grand Prairie on May 15-16 led to the recovery of 6,100 pairs of Justin and Tony Lama boots that were among 6,400 pairs reported stolen earlier this year in cargo thefts.

The boots were valued at $1 million, police said. Officers also recovered washers, dryers, bedding, tires, clothing, electronics and food products valued at $614,000 that were reported stolen in Arlington, Dallas, Carrollton and Grand Prairie, according to Nicole Rodriquez, spokeswoman for Carrollton police.

In January, 3,400 pairs of boots were reported missing from a cargo truck in a parking lot in Carrollton in Denton County, police said. In March, another storage container with more than 2,700 pairs of boots was reportedly taken. Another 300 boots were also reported stolen.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 717 service and officer-initiated calls and booked 40 people into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 318 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 20 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls and one vehicle accident.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one controlled burn and one traffic accident. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to eight traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one traffic accident and two medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one theft and eight traffic calls.

Bartonville police assisted four agencies and responded to four traffic calls.

Corinth police responded to one burglary, one criminal mischief report, one domestic disturbance, one reckless driver, four suspicious activity calls, 25 traffic calls, two traffic complaints, two welfare concerns, three traffic accidents and eight animal complaints.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police assisted two agencies and responded to four traffic calls, one animal complaint and one medical call.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to two suspicious activity calls, one theft, 27 traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls. Justin police responded to one missing person, four traffic calls and one animal complaint.

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

Lake Cities firefighters assisted three citizens and responded to one medical call.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls and two traffic accidents. Little Elm police assisted one agency and responded to two assaults, one theft, one burglary, one Child Protective Services referral, one criminal mischief call, two disturbance calls, one harassment call, one intoxicated person call, one noise complaint, one suspicious activity, one theft, eight traffic calls, three traffic complaints, one welfare concern, one traffic accident and two animal complaints.

Northeast police responded to nine traffic calls, one traffic accident and one animal cruelty report.

Northlake police assisted one agency and responded to 16 traffic calls, three traffic complaints and one traffic accident.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one traffic accident. Oak Point police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one assault, one traffic accident, two traffic calls and one animal bite.

Ponder police responded to two traffic calls and one narcotics call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one smoke investigation.

Roanoke firefighters responded to one traffic accident.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call and one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call. Sanger police responded to one burglary, one noise complaint, one suspicious activity call, four traffic calls, one welfare concern and two animal complaints.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call and one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call. Trophy Club police assisted three agencies and responded to two ordinance violations, four suspicious activity calls, one theft, nine traffic calls and one welfare concern.

— Megan Gray


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