Blotter: Police take three into custody after report of theft

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Denton officers nabbed a trio of shoplifters Sunday, foiling an attempt to steal multiple items from a retail store, police said.

Officers responded to the shoplifter call in the 1500 block of South Loop 288 on Sunday evening and made contact with loss-prevention officers who were holding three female suspects — two adults and one juvenile.

The loss-prevention officers said all three suspects allegedly took items from the cosmetic and clothing departments and other areas of the store and concealed the items in their purses before walking out.

When loss-prevention officers stopped the suspects and retrieved the merchandise — over $50 dollars worth each — the suspects gave false names and dates of birth, police said.

When a school ID card was found hidden in their clothing, they admitted their true identities.

The two adults were transported to the city jail and the juvenile was transported to the county juvenile detention facility after the Denton officer completed her city detention report.

Other reports

2600 block of Pinto Drive — Officers were dispatched to what was deemed a possible domestic violence call.

The caller told dispatch that he had received a call from his daughter and ex-wife and that while no one said anything to him, he could hear yelling and a commotion in the background.

Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the mother and it was immediately obvious that she had injuries to her face and arms, the report stated.

The daughter had already left the house but was located a short time later a few blocks away.

During the course of the officer’s investigation, it was determined that the daughter had allegedly assaulted the mother and used a knife to threaten her.

The daughter was placed under arrest for aggravated assault family violence with a weapon and transported to the city of Denton jail, the report said.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,956 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve and 104 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 709 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 42 reports online.

Denton fire department call numbers were not available at press time.

Argyle firefighters responded to eight medical calls, two fire alarms, a vehicle unlock and two traffic calls. Argyle police responded to two abandoned vehicles and a reckless driver.

Aubrey firefighters responded to eight medical calls, a carbon monoxide alarm, a controlled burn, a grass fire, an illegal burn and three vehicle unlocks. Aubrey police assisted three agencies and responded to a criminal trespass and an illegal burn.

Bartonville police assisted two agencies and responded to a disturbance, a 911 hang-up, an ordinance violation and three traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted 10 agencies and responded to three abandoned vehicles and a grass fire.

Double Oak police assisted an agency and responded to an ordinance violation and 18 traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted seven agencies and responded to a noise complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to four medical calls, a controlled burn, an unknown fire and three traffic calls. Justin police assisted four agencies and responded to a noise complaint.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls, a grass fire and a traffic call. Krum police assisted two agencies and responded to 12 close patrols and a report of loose livestock.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to nine medical calls, two fire alarms, a grass fire, a structure fire, two vehicle fires and seven traffic calls.

Little Elm firefighters responded 13 medical calls, a fire alarm, two structure fires, seven traffic calls and two vehicle unlocks. Little Elm police assisted two agencies and responded to an ordinance violation and a report of indecent exposure.

Northeast police assisted seven agencies and responded to a burglary.

Northlake police assisted two agencies and responded to four reckless drivers.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Oak Point police assisted an agency and responded to 13 traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls, a grass fire and three vehicle unlocks. Pilot Point police assisted three agencies and responded to two alarms and an animal complaint.

Ponder firefighters responded to an unknown fire. Ponder police assisted three agencies and responded to a report of criminal mischief, a report of suspicious activity and four traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, a structure fire and two traffic calls. Sanger police assisted three agencies and responded to a juvenile complaint.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to three medical calls, a fire alarm and two vehicle unlocks. Trophy Club police responded to 30 building checks, eight ordinance violations and a reckless driver.

— Bj Lewis


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