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Blotter: Police release sketch of one robbery suspect

Police continue their search for two suspects they believe are connected with four recent aggravated robberies in multiple apartment complexes in Denton.

In each instance, the suspects have targeted people in apartment complex parking lots while they were alone, either seated in their vehicles or walking in the parking lot.

The robberies occurred at the Uptown Apartments, 2601 W. Oak St., County Place Apartments, 201 Coronado Drive, the University Courtyard Apartments, 200 S. Bonnie Brae St. and the Studio Place Apartments, 1900 Sam Bass Blvd.

The suspects also have been spotted at Westwind Apartments, 1710 Sam Bass Blvd. People are urged to be aware of their surroundings while walking through apartment complexes or while exiting or approaching vehicles.

One suspect is described as a black male age 20 to 25, about 6 feet tall, thin, with short hair and clean-shaven.

The second is described as a black male, age 20 to 25, 5-9 to 6 feet tall, heavy-set or thick build, with short hair, a pudgy face and clean-shaven.

Police have released a composite sketch of the first suspect.

Their vehicle is described as a compact sport utility vehicle that is silver, gray or light gold in color, similar in style to a GMC Envoy, with dark-tinted windows, large aftermarket rims and bright LED headlights.

The Denton Police Department requests that residents call 940-349-8181 to report any suspicious activity related to the case.


Other reports

500 block of East Hobson Lane — Denton police caught a few trespassers in a park Tuesday night.

The responding officer made contact with a man and woman after finding a vehicle with its windows down parked in the parking lot. The officer noticed a brown purse containing a plastic baggie in the front-right passenger floorboard.

The man said the vehicle belonged to him and the woman said the brown purse in the floorboard was hers. The officer asked the woman who the baggie belonged to and she said it was hers. The officer searched the vehicle and retrieved the baggie and observed that it contained mostly marijuana stems and seeds. The officer found another baggie in her purse that was empty. The officer issued the woman a citation for the paraphernalia and both the man and woman citations for the city ordinance violation.

1600 block of Teasley Lane — Denton officers responded to a call about a solicitor at that location who was harassing the patrons for money as they entered a convenience store. When the officer arrived, he made contact with the man and arrested him on charges of criminal trespass and issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and soliciting without a permit.



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

•  Denton police handled service and officer-initiated calls that included three burglaries, two assaults and two possessions of drug paraphernalia.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 695 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-four people were booked into county jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, three motor vehicle accidents, two unintentional transmissions of alarm, two cooking fires, a motor vehicle pedestrian accident and a water leak.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls, a carbon monoxide alarm, a suicide and a vehicle unlock.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls, two traffic transport incidents, a suicide, a citizen assist and an alarm fire.

Little Elm firefighters responded to three medical calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and one request to assist a citizen.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to a road blockage hazard call.

Sanger firefighters responded to a medical call.

— Bj Lewis

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.