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Blotter: Owner reports theft of files by contractor

The owner of a chiropractic office reported to Denton police Monday that a former contractor took 140 files from the office.

He said the contractor left the office in the 2200 block of South Interstate 35E on Oct. 13 and hasn’t been heard from since.

The owner has attempted to contact him to return the files but the contractor refuses to cooperate, he told police.


Other reports

4900 block of Jackson Road in Krum — A man discovered that someone had stolen three sections of grate used to cover the drainage ditch on both sides of his driveway Monday morning, according to a Denton County sheriff’s report.

The grates were approximately 3 feet by 4 feet and weighed between 30 and 50 pounds, the man said.

1700 block of North Elm Street — A building owner reported to Denton police Monday that someone stole copper tubing from a sprinkler system.

The person also damaged the plumbing, removed and stole a copper valve, as well as stealing copper tubing from the building next door, the owner reported.

9600 block of Austin Drive in Dish — Someone broke into a business and stole $2,000 worth of electrical wiring from the attic, the owner reportedto Denton County sheriffs Monday.



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

•  Denton police handled service and officer-initiated calls including three burglaries, five thefts, two criminal mischief calls and one medical call.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 613 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-nine people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two thefts and two burglaries.

•  Denton Fire Department reports were not available.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and one citizen assist.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one citizen assist and one fire.

Krum firefighters responded to one citizen assist and one medical call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one carbon monoxide/hazardous material call, one inspection and one medical call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one fire.

Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls and one citizen assist.

— 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.