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Blotter: Report: Chopped squid, letter alarm mother

A woman reported to a Denton County sheriff’s deputy Thursday that she was alarmed when she found a letter ad­dressed to her 11-year-old daughter and a container of chopped squid on her front porch.

The woman said she was in her home in the 700 block of Truman Road at about 10:30 p.m. when the doorbell rang.

When she opened the door, no one was there. But on her porch she found the note, the squid and a key ring.

The note was addressed to the young girl. It referred to her as “Squid-a-Rife” and informed her that “Snowbird” loved her.

The squid was so smelly that the woman threw it away be­fore the deputy arrived, but he took the note and key ring into evidence.


Other reports

1200 block of Cleveland Street — An apartment manager reported to Denton police Thursday that a former tenant threatened another employee.

The manager said the man left the apartment dirty and was informed that he would have to pay for having it cleaned.

The man called the office and told the employee that he would not pay the charge and if it appeared on his credit report, he would kill her, the report states.

600 block of East Hickory Street — A contracting company owner told police that a former employee collected $3,800 cash from a woman in payment for a roofing job but never turned over the money.

The owner said the employee was the customer’s son-in-law.  She received a check from her insurance company to pay for the job and gave the cash to the son-in-law to pass on to his employer.

He did not, the report states.

600 block of East Hickory Street — A man reported a theft of items from his vehicle to police early Friday.

He said he bought groceries and upon arriving home, took them inside. But he forgot to lock the truck, he said.

Someone took a 256-piece tool set and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun.



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

■ Denton police handled 250 service and officer-initiated calls including one criminal mischief, three domestic disturbances, two reports of debit card abuse, two burglaries, one sexual assault, one missing person, one overdose, one vehicle burglary, eight thefts, one fraud, one disturbance, one threat and one welfare concern.

■ Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 679 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.

Forty people were booked into county jail.

Deputies took reports of one suspicious letter, one fraud, two thefts, two assaults, one forgery, one burglary and one criminal trespass.

■ Denton firefighters re­sponded to 18 medical calls, two smoke investigations, two requests to assist an invalid, one alarm, one instance of scorching, one recreational vehicle fire and one request to assist police.

Argyle firefighters responded to two alarms, one medical call, one inspection, one mutual aid, one vehicle fire, one traffic accident and one welfare concern.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls and one request to unlock a vehicle.

Krum firefighters responded to one request for mutual aid, one smoke investigation, one medical call and one welfare concern.

Lake Cities firefighters re­sponded to two alarms, one assault, five medical calls, one request to assist a citizen, one structure fire and one traffic accident.

Oak Point firefighters re­sponded to one traffic accident.

Ponder firefighters responded to one suicide attempt.

Pilot Point firefighters re­sponded to one medical call.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls.

— 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.