Blotter: Man reports theft of copper from work site

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A man reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies that someone stole several hundred feet of copper tubing from his company’s house construction site on Friday.

About 200 feet of 1/2-inch copper tubing as well as 200 feet of 3/4-inch copper tubing was taken from the 1300 block of Verbena Lane.

 

Other reports

4700 block of U.S. Highway 377 — A man discovered 46 gallons of fuel missing from his hauling truck Saturday afternoon, according to a Denton County sheriff’s report.

The truck was parked at his storage business, he reported, and the theft occurred sometime during the previous few days.

9000 block of Eagle Drive in Providence Village — A man reported to deputies that someone siphoned gas from his vehicle three nights in a row. The man told deputies on Saturday that the three previous nights the gas was taken.

1300 block of Scripture Street — A man reported to Denton police Sunday that someone broke his windshield with beer bottles. He believed they had been thrown off a balcony.

 

Roundup

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

•  Denton police handled 754 service and officer-initiated calls over the weekend and posted 11 reports online from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, including two thefts, four burglaries, four criminal mischief calls and one deceased person.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 53 medical calls, one call to assist an invalid, two good-intent calls, one police matter, four alarms, two fires, one lockout, one accident, two smoke detectors, two public service calls, one request to rescue people from a stalled elevator, one report of downed power lines and one smoke scare.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,860 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Ninety-five people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two assaults, one credit or debit card abuse call, two criminal mischief calls, three thefts and two burglaries.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls and two fires. Argyle police officers responded to eight administrative duty calls, two requests to assist other agencies, 33 building checks, seven close patrol calls, two criminal mischief calls, one medical call, one follow-up investigation, one report that a gun shot was heard, three requests to assist motorists, three suspicious activity calls, 63 traffic calls, eight vacation watches, two vehicle complaints, one traffic incident, one alarm and one animal complaint.

Aubrey firefighters responded to three alarms, 13 medical calls, three fires, one odor investigation and two vehicle unlock requests. Aubrey police officers responded to one agency assist, two animal complaints, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance, one emergency message, one call to meet complainant, one noise complaint, one medical call, one suspicious activity call, 35 traffic calls and two fires.

Bartonville police responded to one abandoned vehicle and five administrative duty calls.

Corinth police responded to one abandoned vehicle, five administrative duty calls, 13 animal complaints, four building checks, one civil service call, three criminal mischief calls, one criminal trespass call, one medical call, two disturbances, five follow-up investigations, one forgery or fraud report, one harassment report, one intoxicated person, two missing persons, five calls to assist motorists, two noise complaints, one open door, one ordinance violation, two reckless drivers, two solicitor complaints, 230 special patrols, one stab or gunshot call, 10 suspicious activity reports, 50 traffic calls, 34 vacation watches, two vehicle complaints, 39 walk through calls, one welfare concern and two traffic incidents.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one fire. Double Oak police officers responded to one request to assist another agency, one animal complaint, one burglary, one reckless driver, 10 traffic calls, four vacation watches and one alarm.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to one administrative duty call, four calls to assist agencies, one assault, two disturbances, one reckless driver, two road blockages, two suspicious activity reports and 44 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one assault, four medical calls, one call about downed power lines, one odor investigation and one traffic incident. Justin police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, three administrative duty calls, three agency assists, two disturbances, two funeral escorts, one missing person, one road blockage, one suspicious activity report, three traffic calls and one traffic incident.

Krugerville police officers responded to one administrative duty call, six agency assist calls, one fire, two calls to meet complainant, one motorist assist, one ordinance violation, two suspicious activity reports and 14 traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide report, three medical calls, one fire and one traffic incident. Krum police officers responded to three administrative duty calls, two animal complaints, one medical call, two disturbances, four follow-up investigations, one gas drive off, one intoxicated person, two calls to meet complainants, one ordinance violation, one suspicious vehicle, six traffic calls and one alarm.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two alarms, 15 medical calls, one fire, one odor investigation, two traffic incidents and one call to unlock a vehicle.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two alarms, 19 medical calls, one carbon monoxide report, five fires, one odor investigation and one traffic incident. Little Elm police officers responded to seven administrative duty calls, three calls to assist agencies, nine animal complaints, one assault, four thefts, eight building checks, one burglary, one carbon monoxide report, two medical calls, one criminal mischief call, four disturbances, two emergency messages, one fight, two fires, two follow-up investigations, two reports that gun shots were heard, two juvenile complaints, one loose livestock report, one missing person, one motorist assist call, seven noise complaints, one open door, four reckless drivers, one road blockage, three suspicious activity calls, one threat, 15 traffic calls, two vehicle complaints, five warrant service calls, one welfare concern, three traffic incidents and nine alarms.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one alarm, one medical call and a smoke investigation. Oak Point police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, two administrative duty calls, one medical call, one criminal mischief call, one forgery, one call about gun shots heard, one hang up, one juvenile complaint, two noise complaints, one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, seven suspicious activity calls, one theft, five traffic calls and one alarm.

Ponder firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide call, two medical calls and one traffic incident. Ponder police officers responded to one call to assist a motorist.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls, five calls to assist citizens, one disturbance, two fires, one traffic incident and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police officers responded to two administrative duty calls, one agency assist, one building check, six close patrols, two disturbances, one fire, two follow-up investigations, one found-property report, one reckless driver, one road blockage, one suspicious activity call, eight traffic calls, one welfare concern, one traffic incident and one alarm.

Sanger firefighters responded to six medical calls, two fires and one traffic incident. Sanger police officers responded to six administrative duty calls, five alarms, eight animal complaints, five thefts, two medical calls, one burglary, three disturbances, two follow-up investigation calls, two found-property reports, one intoxicated person, one report of loose livestock, three motorist assists, two noise complaints, two reckless drivers, one special patrol, four suspicious activity calls, one threat and five traffic calls.

— Rachel Mehlhaff

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). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.


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