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Blotter: Police arrest man after apartment vandalized

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By John D. Harden / Staff Writer

A man allegedly trashed his girlfriend’s apartment Sunday, causing at least $1,500 in damage after she expressed plans to end their relationship, a Denton police report stated.

The woman’s father called police after his daughter received text messages from the boyfriend. According to the police report, the boyfriend’s messages stated he vandalized her apartment and killed her cat.

He also threatened to harm her family and burn down her apartment if she went to the police, the father told police.

Officers were dispatched to the woman’s apartment in the 900 block of Eagle Drive at about 7 p.m. in response to the threats. There, officers found the boyfriend still inside the apartment, which police described as looking ransacked. The man was arrested on charges of vandalism and harassment.

Officers reported that every room of the apartment had damaged items and shattered glass across the floors, and the bed was flipped over.

Officers also found two cats, both unharmed, the report stated.

The girlfriend decided to press charges.

The boyfriend told police that he would never harm his girlfriend, her family or her cat. He told police he spoke out of anger. The man was taken to jail.


Other reports

1400 block of Teasley Lane — A woman called police at about 4:30 p.m. Monday and said she noticed several items in her locked car had been shuffled and thrown around.

A police officer examined the vehicle and noticed scratches on some windows. According to the police report, the damages made to the windows were consistent with someone using a crowbar to pry the windows open. The woman said that $5 in change was taken.

12000 block of FM1385 — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a suspicious man at about 11 p.m. Sunday, but it turned out that the caller was a man allegedly seeking to disrupt his wife’s evening.

The suspicious man was actually a maintenance worker who had been called to repair a door on the wife’s property. The husband and wife are separated, and a judge had issued an emergency protective order to prevent the husband from entering the property.

However, the husband allegedly sent numerous text messages to harass his wife. He also mistook the maintenance man as his wife’s new boyfriend.

According to the sheriff’s report, the husband texted his wife, stating that he called the police on her new boyfriend.

No arrests were made at the time the report was made.



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

•  Denton police handled 828 service and officer-initiated calls, including a theft, a vehicle burglary, a domestic violence call, a vandalism report and two shoplifting calls.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,767 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 112 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one fraud, one car burglary, one theft, one suspicious person, one harassment and one criminal mischief.

•  Denton firefighters handled 93 calls, including 46 medical calls, one outdoor fire, one unauthorized burn, one malicious false alarm, two smoke investigations, one authorized burn, one building fire and one vehicle accident.

Argyle firefighters responded to eight medical calls, two fire alarms and one grass fire.

Aubrey firefighters responded to three fire alarms, five medical calls, one overdose and two traffic incidents.

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

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two fire alarms, three medical calls, one structure fire and one fainting.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide alarm, one electrical fire, one request to assist a motoristand one request to unlock a vehicle.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one structure fire, one medical call and one citizen assist.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four citizen assists, one illegal burn and one fainting.

Sanger firefighters responded to one structure fire, one overdose, one fire alarm, two medical calls and one illegal burn.

JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882. His e-mail address is .


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.