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Blotter: Woman reports theft after casting vote

A Denton woman called police after she discovered someone had broken into her car while she was voting.

The woman said she drove Thursday morning to the Joseph A. Carroll Administra­tion Building to cast an early ballot and went inside about 11:15 a.m.

When she returned to her vehicle at about 11:40 a.m., she discovered that her purse and her medication were missing, according to a police report.


Other reports

1800 block of South Inter­state 35E — Denton police were dispatched to a business at 9:35 a.m. Thursday after they reported a woman was trying to cash a fraudulent check.

The business had called the bank to verify the check was fraudulent, according to the police report.

The woman told the officer she thought the check was good.

She had received it in the mail with instructions to cash it, take her own fee, and deposit the rest in another account.

The officer did not arrest the woman, according to the report.

9000 block of Teasley Lane — A man called police to report that sometime between 7 and 11:20 a.m. someone entered the property, which is fenced, and broke into a storage building.

Several rolls of copper wiring were removed, according to the police report.

100 block of Berend Road — A sheriff’s deputy took a report Thursday from a man who said his vehicle had been stolen.

The man told the deputy he owns about 30 acres in northeastern Denton County where he keeps horses and parked an Oldsmobile Delta 88 he has converted for dirt track racing.

When a friend went to feed his horses Oct. 19, the car was there.

But when he went Thursday, the car was gone, according to the deputy’s report.

Whoever took the car, which the man estimated to be worth about $2,500, left the hood behind.

The car has the number 44 painted on the side doors and on the roof, according to the deputy’s report.

14400 block of Interstate 35 — The owner of a gravel yard accepted a credit card from a customer he knew, but the card was later declined.

The customer left with $1,439.74 in materials Thursday before the owner discovered the card was no good, according to the deputy’s report.



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

- Denton police took reports that included five thefts, three reports of burglary of a habitation or building, two reports of burglary of a vehicle, two reports of criminal mischief, and one report each of family violence, lost property, identity theft, drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession and forgery.

- Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 660 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 136 calls for sheriff’s deputies. Forty people were booked into county jail.

- Denton firefighters re­sponded to 23 calls, including 10 medical calls and three accidents with injuries.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic incident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one illegal burn, two structure fires and one vehicle unlock.

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

Lake Cities firefighters re­sponded to one fire alarm, two medical calls, two structure fires, one traffic incident and one citizen assist request.

Pilot Point firefighters re­sponded to two medical calls.


— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe


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.