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Blotter: Denton residents claim mail was stolen

Residents in northeast Denton called police Thursday, claiming their mail was stolen.

Police responded to a call around 9:45 a.m. where a 61-year-old woman and a 42-year-old woman told officers that their mail had been taken or destroyed. They live in the 3000 block of Broken Bow Street. When officers talked to other homeowners along Broken Bow and Dunes streets, at least 16 had reported their mail had been tampered with.

Tampering with mail is a federal offense and could lead to prison time or fines. Denton police are classifying the incident as vandalism or criminal mischief, according to a police report. 

Other reports

200 block of Fry Street — A Denton mother told police someone injured her 11-year-old daughter outside an apartment building Thursday morning.

Officers responded to an assault call around 10:15 a.m. The woman said someone had twisted her daughter's arm, according to a police report. The suspect left before police arrived.

The report didn't specify if the girl suffered any visible injuries or whether or not she was taken to a local hospital.

3800 block of Stuart Road — A 27-year-old woman said her boyfriend hit her Thursday night, according to a police report.

The woman called police at about 9:10 p.m. to say her boyfriend had assaulted her. The woman told officers when they arrived that her boyfriend left once she called 911. 

A crime report was taken.

400 block of Mill Street — A 38-year-old woman told police her sons took her car without permission Thursday night.

Officers responded to an unauthorized use of vehicle call around 9 p.m. The woman said she noticed her car keys and her red Mazda 5 missing from her home. She said she believed her sons took it, according to a police report. 


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday, Denton police handled 106 calls for service and made two arrests.