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Blotter: Neighbor allegedly taps into woman’s electricity

A woman discovered Saturday that her neighbor allegedly was tapping into her electricity after she found an orange extension cord plugged into her trailer’s outdoor electrical socket.

The extension cord ran from her home to her neighbor’s home. The woman also told police she found a phone charger plugged into her home.

The woman called police to her home located in the 5000 block of McKinney Street.

The woman told police that one of the men living in the trailer stopped by her home Friday and told her he was going out of town. She told police that the man asked if the other people staying in his home could use her electricity.

The woman told police that she told the man no, according to a police report.

But on Saturday, the woman, her boyfriend and her roommate discovered that their neighbors probably didn’t get the message.

An officer went to the neighbor’s home but no one was home. No citations or arrests were made at the time the report was made.


Other reports

2700 block of West University Drive — A grocery store’s loss prevention official called police after he discovered 26 counterfeit $20 bills were used as payment in the store.

According to a police report, several of the bills had the same serial numbers.

An officer collected surveillance footage from the store at the time the purchases were made. No suspects were identified at the time the report was made.

3500 block of Interstate 35E — An officer was dispatched to a Denton hospital after a man allegedly was punched in the nose by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.

The victim told police he and his girlfriend went to a bar to dance and have a good time. But, according to a police report, the victim’s girlfriend became frightened when her ex-boyfriend, who is her baby’s father, entered the club and saw her dancing.

The woman told police her ex-boyfriend is violent when he drinks. The couple attempted to leave the club but was confronted at the door by the ex. The victim told police he was punched so hard he could not get the bleeding to stop.

The girlfriend did not know where her ex lived, but she gave police his contact information and the address of his place of employment.

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

— 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.