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Blotter: Woman calls police about illicit picture taking

As a woman began to get into bed late Wednesday, a camera’s flash in her bedroom resulted in her discovering that someone was taking pictures of her without her knowledge, a police report stated.

The woman lives in the 2700 block of Clarendon Drive, where she rented a room to a co-worker.

She told officers that she found a camera in her room on a shelf. The camera was strapped to the shelf with electrical tape. The woman told police that there was also a microphone attached to the camera.

The woman accused her roommate of installing the camera in her room without her knowledge and that he wanted an intimate relationship with her, the report states.

The woman told police she went to her roommate and asked him why he installed the camera, and he allegedly told her,“It is the only way I can get close to you,” the police report stated.

The man allegedly told the woman he would destroy the camera and the pictures, according to the police report.

The woman said she packed a few clothes and went to her mother’s home, where she called police.

The woman pressed charges against her roommate.


Other reports

2200 block of Kings Row — A father reported to police that the mother of his sons posted an inappropriate photo of their 3-year-old boy on a social media site.

The father said he disapproved of the boy’s mother posting a photo of the boy’s derriere on the site with the caption, “This is going to be a problem when school starts. He’s always getting naked.”

The father told police he wanted to press charges. The mother has since removed the photo, the police report stated.

18500 Double Tree Drive — A woman reported that her neighbor harassed her Wednesday and then at about 3:40 a.m. the neighbor threw a dead rat at her, hitting her in the face, a sheriff’s deputy report stated.



From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

•  Denton police handled 259 service and officer-initiated calls, including reports of criminal mischief, theft, trespassing, assault, child abuse, shoplifting, reckless driving, harassment and two motor vehicle thefts.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 712 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of a burglary, assault, harassment, two thefts and one forcible entry.

•  Denton firefighter reports were not available.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and one vehicle unlock.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one suicide attempt and one medical call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to a fire alarm, traffic incident and two fainting calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one electrical fire.

Sanger firefighters responded to two overdoses and one medical call.

— John D. Harden


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.