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Blotter: Man reports theft of 16 batteries from cabinet

Police responding to a theft call in the 3600 block of Blagg Road on Friday found a 42-year-old man who said that someone had taken 16 batteries from a locked cabinet sometime in the last six months.

The total loss of the batteries, police said, was valued at $4,000.


Other reports

2600 block of West University Drive — A bus rider told police Friday afternoon that someone had taken her wallet. The 19-year-old woman said that after being dropped off on West University Drive, she went shopping and found that her wallet was missing, according to a police report.

The woman said she had her wallet on the bus because she had to pay the fare. Police said the transportation authority wasn’t able to locate the missing wallet and no found property was reported.

5000 block of Teasley Lane — A couple tried to pay for food with a counterfeit $20 bill at a fast-food restaurant Friday night, Denton police said. An employee of the business reported the incident, and when responding officers arrived, they found that the man and woman had already used another form of payment to settle the bill.

Reports show the $20 bill was seized from the business and placed into evidence.

1100 block of Wildwood Lane — An elderly woman’s former caretaker allegedly forged her employer’s signature on checks and cashed them, according to a police report. The amount of money the 84-year-old victim thought was missing from her bank account was not listed.



From 7 a.m. Friday- 7 a.m. Saturday:

*Sixty-six people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

*Denton police posted 19 reports online.

From Sunday, Oct. 27, to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 84 calls for service, 11 reports, six escorts and 10 moving violations and made one arrest.

From Sunday, Oct. 27, to Thursday:

University of North Texas police responded to four medical calls and issued three citations for fraudulently using a handicapped parking pass, two citations for minor in possession of alcohol and two citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and reponded to one graffiti report, one investigation of possession of a controlled substance and one criminal mischief report and made one public intoxication arrest, six warrant arrests and two driving while intoxicated arrests and responded to one vehicle burglary report and one minor crash report.

— Megan Gray