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Blotter: Business owner reports someone shut water off

The owner of a business in the 1500 block of Spencer Road reported to Denton police Monday that someone turned the water to his business off during the night and cut the metal pipe connecting the vacuum breaker, which was missing.

The owner couldn’t think of anyone who would want to do this, he told police.

A city employee told police the suspect knew what he was doing because if he hadn’t turned off the water line, the area would have flooded after the pipe was cut.

The breaker, valued at $300, was found in the parking lot on the side of the business, the report stated.

The owner told police there also had been copper wire inside the breaker device.


Other reports

5300 block of FM156 in Krum — When a man returned from work at about 1 p.m. Saturday, he found his prescription medicine missing from the laundry room where he stores it, according to a Denton County sherriff’s report.

The man’s landlord was having an employee do an inspection and the man believes the employee took the medication, the report stated.

200 block of Carpenter Road — A woman told Denton police she was assaulted by her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend when the couple dropped off his kids Monday.

As the woman was getting the children out of the car, the ex-girlfriend ran at her and shoved her, she reported. The ex-girlfriend then grabbed her hair, while threatening her, and hit her several times in the face, the woman told police.

The woman defended herself by pulling the ex-girlfriend’s hair, she reported.

The boyfriend broke the two up and told police this is an ongoing issue.

He reported he’s been receiving threats from his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.



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

•  Denton police responded to 1,134 service and officer-initiated calls including four thefts, one harassment call, three assaults, one controlled substance call, one attempted suicide and one unconscious person.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,748 service and officer-initiated calls. Deputies took reports on six assaults, one fight in progress, three burglaries, three thefts, one animal cruelty call and one harassment call. One hundred and sixty-three people were booked into county jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 66 medical calls, seven traffic accidents, eight fires, six smoke detector malfunction calls, three public service calls, two smoke or odor removal calls and one bomb scare with no bomb.

Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls, one illegal burn and three alarms.

Aubrey firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one assault, one fire, one traffic transport incident and one vehicle unlock call.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fire, one traffic transport incident and one smoke investigation call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to three alarms, 16 medical calls, one down power line and two traffic transport incidents.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident, one fire and seven medical calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and two traffic transport incidents.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four medical calls and one vehicle unlock.

Sanger firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one assault, one fire and one traffic transport incident.

—Rachel Mehlhaff

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.