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Blotter: Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop for an expired vehicle registration led to the arrests of the driver and a passenger on other charges early Friday, according to police records.

When officers pulled over the 37-year-old driver, they saw marijuana residue in his lap, a police report stated. A passenger in the car, a 35-year-old woman, had a marijuana cigarette in her hand and was allegedly trying to hide a methamphetamine pipe in her bra, according to police.

Both had outstanding warrants — the driver was wanted by Anderson County authorities for allegedly having prohibited substances in a correctional facility, and the passenger was wanted on a warrant from Parker County on a charge of driving with an invalid license with previous convictions.

In addition, the passenger was arrested on marijuana possession charge, less than 2 ounces.

Other reports

1300 block of Rambling Brook Trail — A woman reported a case of fraud Friday afternoon after a check was stolen. She told police that a check was stolen from her mailbox, altered and presented for payment at a local business, according to reports. The case is now pending.

100 block of Duchess Drive — After allowing a guest to stay at his apartment, a man reported several items stolen from the residence.

The guest stayed at his apartment on May 31, the man told police, and on Friday, he realized that his debit card and several other items were missing from the home. Items listed as missing included $2,500 worth of coins, according to a police report.

1600 block of East McKinney Street — A man suspected of stealing from a local business was later found and arrested on an outstanding warrant, according to police.

The officers were dispatched while the theft was in progress but were able to find the suspect and his car in a nearby residential area.

He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and for theft less than $1,500, with two or more prior convictions of theft, and taken to Denton City Jail.


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

*Fifty-one people were booked into Denton County Jail.

*Denton police posted 20 reports online.

From Sunday, June 1, to Thursday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 58 calls for service and two calls for escorts, made three reports, seven arrests and issued 17 moving violations.

University of North Texas police made one arrest for driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, one arrest for driving while intoxicated, two arrests for public intoxication and three arrests on outside agency warrants. They also assisted in two medical emergencies, responded to a minor motor vehicle crash and wrote a municipal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Jenna Duncan

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.