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Blotter: Man reports being robbed after invite

A man who thought he was invited to a woman’s apartment to be alone with her found himself in the apartment with four people and was beaten and robbed, according to a police report Thursday.

The man said he had reconnected with a woman he used to know and she invited him to her apartment in the 900 block of North Elm Street.

He arrived about 11 p.m. Wednesday and was surprised to find another woman there, as well as the one who invited him. The second woman was doing dishes, he said.

Moments later two men entered the apartment. The victim became uncomfortable and decided to leave. As he turned to go, one of the men hit him in the back of the head, he said. As he turned around, the man started punching him in the face and the second man joined in the beating.

The men took his wallet and jerked a necklace off his neck. He managed to get away from the men and run out the door. He lost his identification and $200, he said.

He went home without making a police report, but the next morning his girlfriend convinced him to call police, according to the report.


Other reports

400 block of Fulton Street — Someone came in through a second-floor sliding-glass door while two roommates were asleep and burglarized the apartment and stole the car belonging to one of the roommates, they reported Thursday.

They said they went to sleep about 2 a.m. and the front door was locked but the sliding glass door was not. Later that morning they awoke to discover that someone had been inside while they slept and the front door was unlocked.

One of the victims lost his laptop computer, his phone, a backpack and his car keys. When he checked outside, he discovered that his 2011 Mazda had been driven away. He lost his wallet and iPod in the backpack and a saxophone in the car.

The roommates said there was a ladder belonging to the apartment management near their patio window and they believed someone used it to access the second floor. They found a bicycle on the ground under the patio they believe someone rode up on and then left in the car.

1100 block of South Avenue B — A man reported Thursday night that when he returned home after being gone for about two hours, someone had broken a window to enter his home. The intruder took his passport, Social Security card, a $400 watch, $440 cash and three laptop computers valued together at $2,800.

A roommate reported missing a laptop computer valued at $3,000.

100 block of North Woodrow Lane — A jail inmate reported that a new cellmate attacked him.

He said the man was moving into the multiple cell and he complained because he knew the man snored loudly.

He turned around and the man punched him in the back of his head, he said.

When he turned back, the man punched him in the face several times.

He called him an obscene name and asked if there would be any more problems.

The victim called for a jailer.



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

- Denton police handled 276 service and officer-initiated calls, including four thefts, three cases of criminal mischief, four frauds, six burglaries, five vehicle burglaries, one forgery, one suicidal person, one missing person, one domestic disturbance, two assaults, one credit card abuse and two robberies.

- Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 628 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-seven people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two thefts, one assault, one forgery and two burglaries.

- Denton police responded to 22 medical calls.

Argyle firefighters responded to one request to assist a citizen, one illegal burn and one traffic accident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one traffic accident and three requests to unlock a vehicle.

Lake Cities firefighters re­sponded to one alarm, one medical call and one structure fire.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.

Pilot Point firefighters re­sponded to one medical call, one illegal burn and one traffic accident.

Sanger firefighters responded to one suicide attempt and one medical call.

— Donna Fielder


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.