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Blotter: Owner reports tools stolen from fencing company

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By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer

The owner of a fencing company reported to Denton police that someone stole several thousand dollars’ worth of tools Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

The chains on the gate of the property in the 2200 block of Interstate 35W were cut and the sheet metal on the building was cut, the owner reported.

Once in the building, the person stole more than $15,000 worth of welders, drills, saws, a generator and a jack hammer, according to the crime report.

The owner told police it happened sometime between 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday but he didn’t have any idea who would have done it.

A trailer on the property was moved and the owner told police the suspect probably did it because of a security light near the trailer as well as to get away from the view of the road.

A ski mask was found behind the building and the officer reported finding two different shoe prints.

His company had a similar burglary about a year ago, the owner told police.


Other reports

600 block of East Hickory Street — A man reported to Denton police Thursday that someone had deposited his Social Security check into an account in another state.

The person also used the man’s credit card, he told police.

The man received a phone call from one of his banks asking if he’d made purchases in a different state, which he’d never been to, he reported. He canceled the credit card.

He checked with his other bank and learned that his Social Security check for September was not deposited, the man told police.

The bank told him that his account had not been jeopardized.

1400 block of Bernard Street — A woman found a concrete brick had been thrown at her car windshield Thursday morning, according to a Denton police report.

Her neighbor told her she noticed the brick when she was leaving for class at noon.

The woman, who has been in Denton only a couple months, told police she didn’t know who would have done it.

She reported she was receiving strange messages last week from a number she didn’t recognize but they haven’t been threatening.

The person wouldn’t identify himself, she said.

Officers reported that there were no other similar bricks in the area.



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

* Denton police handled 354 service and officer-initiated calls including eight thefts, one runaway, two identification thefts, two fraud calls, one suicidal person, two criminal mischief calls and one assault.

* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 745 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-seven people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one theft, two frauds and one burglary of a building.

* Denton firefighters responded to 15 medical calls, three accidents, four alarms and one fire.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls and one accident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls and one citizen assist.

Krum firefighters responded to one disturbance and one fire.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, four medical calls, four accidents and one fire.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two alarms, two medical calls and one call about power lines down.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one vehicle unlock.

Sanger firefighters responded to one alarm, four medical calls and one fire.


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.