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Blotter: Woman arrested for eating food at Kroger without paying

An 18-year-old woman was arrested at a local grocery store Wednesday for eating food without paying for it, police say.

According to a police report, the woman had been walking the aisles at Kroger, located in the 500 block of West University Drive, for several hours. When police responded to the incident about 1 a.m., the caller told officers the woman had been eating food and acting "combative" toward other customers.

The woman told employees that she didn't have money to pay for the food. She was arrested for theft under $100 and taken to the Denton City Jail.

Other reports

100 block of Hickory Street — Police arrested a woman for trespassing on the downtown Square early Wednesday morning after she was told not to return to the area, according to a police report.

The 42-year-old was smoking a cigarette on the east side of the Courthouse lawn about 1 a.m. when officers approached her, the report said. Police said the woman had been cited for trespassing in May and was told not to return to the area.

She was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and possession of alcohol in a public park.

1600 block of East McKinney Street — Employees at a bail bond company called police when a drunk man refused to leave the store, police said.

A 49-year-old man went into AA Best Bail Bonds around noon on Wednesday. Employees told dispatch operators the man appeared intoxicated and wouldn't leave, according to a police report. When police responded to the incident, they found the man in the area and said he was a danger to himself and others because he was near a busy roadway.

The man was arrested for public intoxication and taken to Denton City Jail. According to the police report, he had been convicted of public intoxication three times in the last seven months.

1800 block of Shady Oaks Drive — A 63-year-old man called police when he noticed someone broke into his storage unit at some point in the past weeks.

The man went to his unit at U.S. Storage Wednesday morning for the first time since Nov. 10, according to a police report. He told officers someone had broken into his unit and stolen medication.

2600 block of Hilcroft Avenue — Two women told officers someone had broken into their home while they were sleeping Tuesday night.

The women — one 65 years old and the other 34 years old — called police Wednesday around 8 a.m. They said someone came into their home while the family was asleep and took several items. The value of the items was not available in the police report.

500 block of West Congress Street — A 35-year-old woman contacted police after she said her ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her.

The woman called police about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to say she feared for her life. She told officers her ex-boyfriend said he was going to kill her while she was over at his house. Police launched an investigation into the incident, according to a police report.


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

Denton police handled 136 calls for service and made 10 arrests.