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Blotter: Meat thieves make off with $500 worth

A customer alerted a store manager Friday when she noticed a person leaving the supermarket with a cart full of meat that wasn’t in grocery bags.

The manager told police he then walked outside the store in the 1500 block of South Loop 288 and saw the person loading the meat into a car driven by another person.

Surveillance camera footage showed a man in a hat pushing the full cart of fresh meat, according to the crime report.

The manager estimates the man stole about $500 worth of meat.


Other reports

1000 block of Davis Street — A woman reported to police that she was assaulted by her husband after she refused to give him a $100 bill on Friday.

She told police he became upset when she wouldn’t give him the money and started calling her names as well as punching her in the face.

He then beat her with a PVC pipe and baseball bat, both of which she tried to avoid, she reported.

The officer reported the woman’s face was red and swollen, and she had a red mark and bruise on her leg.

After he beat her, the husband took their son, put him in the car and began to drive off, she told police.

The woman began walking to a store to call police because her husband had broken her phone, she reported.

As she did, her husband stopped the car and began backing up toward her, she reported. He got out of the car, grabbed a bat and began chasing her with it, threatening to kill her, the woman reported. He then drove off.

A neighbor told police she saw the man hit his wife in the face.

As police were leaving, the husband pulled up and told them she assaulted him.

The man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, the report stated.

— 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.