Denton County sheriff’s investigators are looking into a possible charge of making a false report against a man who claimed that someone took 100 tablets of his prescription medication while he was swimming Wednesday night.
The man said he was in a pool in the 800 block of Oakcrest Drive in Providence Village. He said he had a bag that contained $20, his military identification, 40 Soma tablets and 60 hydrocodone tablets. Both are commonly abused drugs.
The deputy pointed out to the man that the pool was closed during the time he said he was swimming and the gate was locked. The man said he jumped the fence to get into the pool. The deputy reported that he warned the man three times that there were criminal penalties for making a false report but the man insisted that he was telling the truth.
The deputy viewed video surveillance footage of the pool during the times he claimed to be there and no one appeared on the video. An investigation is continuing.
800 block of Stonecrest Road, unincorporated Denton County — A man reported that he paid more than $2,000 to have his pickup fixed and the mechanic won’t return it.
The victim said he was having transmission trouble and found a garage on the Internet that supposedly was located in McKinney. He called and a man who called himself “Larry” told him he would come with a tow truck and get the pickup, fix it for $600 and return it in three days.
But he didn’t hear from Larry, so the victim called to find out about his truck. Larry told him he had bad news. The pickup was worse than he had thought and it now would cost $2,100, he said. The victim met Larry at a bank and deposited the money directly into his account.
He has called repeatedly. Once, Larry picked up and said, “You have a problem.” Then he hung up and the victim has not been able to reach him again.
He does not know the address of the business or Larry’s last name, he said.
5300 block of East McKinney Street — A woman apparently took up residence in an empty mobile home, the manager of a mobile home park said Wednesday.
The manager said she took a prospective renter to look at the home and found the door had been pried open. Inside, she found a blanket, sheet, bras, shorts and a robe. The bathtub was full of water and there was a used hair dye bottle on the side with a disposable razor, according to a police report. An officer seized the property as evidence of a burglary.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
• Denton police handled 289 service and officer-initiated calls, including one case of criminal mischief, one burglary, four thefts, two reports of family violence, two vehicle burglaries, three threats and one runaway.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 741 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-four people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one fraud, three thefts, one disturbance, one false report, one burglary and one criminal mischief.
• Denton firefighters responded to nine medical calls, one vehicle fire, one gas leak, one request to assist police and one smoke investigation.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and two follow-up investigations.
Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Krum firefighters responded to one structure fire, one vehicle fire and two traffic accidents.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to two alarms, four medical calls and one structure fire.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one traffic accident.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one childbirth, one suicide attempt and one traffic accident.
Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic accident.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.