Police listened to the stories of two groups of women early Friday and decided that a case of mutual combat had occurred at a Denton club.
An officer on foot patrol in the 100 block of Avenue A heard women yelling at other women who were walking away from the club. He inquired about the problem.
One of those women said she was assaulted by one of the women in the other group. She said she was minding her own business outside the bar when the woman walked up behind her and hit her in the ear.
That woman, who was found at her home later, said the incident actually happened inside the club and she hit the other woman because she was talking to her boyfriend.
Employees inside the club said they were not sure what started the fight but that both groups of women were fighting on the floor and they kicked all of them out of the club.
The officers found no sign of injury to the woman who claimed she had been assaulted. They decided that no arrests could be made because of the lack of evidence.
400 block of Gabe Court — A man reported that someone stole the glider off his front porch sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
He said he was in and out of the house during that time and was not sure how someone managed to get away with the heavy swing.
A search of the area yielded no glider and no evidence, according to the report.
600 block of East Hickory Street — A woman called to report Thursday that someone used an old check of hers to obtain cash from her account.
She said it was obvious where alterations had been made to change the name of the recipient and other information. She has not lived at the address listed on the check for two years, she said.
500 block of University Drive — A woman said someone stole her cellphone while she was paying for groceries at a supermarket.
She said she placed the phone on top of her handbag and began putting items on the moving belt.
She felt someone walk close to her basket but was distracted and didn’t pay attention.
She said she later noticed the phone was missing. It already had been turned off, preventing security measures from working, by the time she noticed the theft.
2000 block of Bridgeport Drive, unincorporated Denton County — A man told a deputy Thursday that someone in the United Kingdom bought groceries using his credit card information.
He said the charge was for $87.96, and he had no idea how the person obtained the information.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:
- Denton police handled 359 service and officer-initiated calls, including one report of recovered property, seven thefts, two forgeries, one debit card abuse, one fight, two burglaries and one report of harassment.
- Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 585 calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-nine people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of three thefts, one forgery, one harassment, one fraud and one burglary.
- Denton firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, two traffic accidents, two requests to assist police and one request to assist an invalid.
Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm, one illegal burn and one traffic accident.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm, one request to assist a citizen, one medical call, one structure fire and one traffic accident.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, four medical calls and one structure fire.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one request to unlock a vehicle.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one alarm, one hay fire, one structure fire, two traffic accidents and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Sanger firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call.
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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.