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Blotter: Man reports seeing his stolen items used on car

A man was at a gas station in the 3200 block of Memory Lane on Sunday when he saw a Chevrolet Tahoe towing a Ford Mustang that had some familiar features, according to a Denton County Sheriff’s Office report.

The Mustang’s tires, wheels and engine were all items that the man had reported stolen while he was in Dallas, the report stated.

The man approached the Tahoe and asked the four men inside the vehicle about the Mustang. He told the deputy he got into an argument with the men, and one of them pulled up his shirt and displayed a firearm.

The man told police he got scared, ran away and then called deputies. In the incident report, the deputy noted an inconsistency in the man’s statement. Initially, the man told the deputy that the man with the firearm had the weapon in his waistband. But later in a written statement, the man wrote that the man got the gun out of the Tahoe.

No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed.


Other reports

300 block of Rock Shore — A woman reported to Denton County Sheriff’s Office deputies that someone stole her currency collection and jewelry out of a home she was remodeling.

The woman reported that the thefts probably took place between Oct. 21 and Saturday. A neighbor told the deputy and the woman that a man had tried to sell him a piece of jewelry a few days before the theft was reported.

The neighbor described the item, and the woman said it matched the description of her jewelry. Deputies had not located the suspect at the time the report was filed.

1700 block of Mockingbird Lane — At about 4:57 p.m. Sunday, a woman reported to Denton police that someone at the Halloween party to which she played host Saturday took more than treats from her home. The woman reported that she placed her purse on a chair and then saw a party guest sit down in the same chair.

The woman told police that when she looked back to check on her purse, she noticed that her purse and the guest were gone.

On Sunday, the woman checked her bank account and found that someone had used one of her credit cards to make purchases in Denton.

No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed.



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

•  Denton police took reports that included five thefts, two assaults, one unauthorized use of vehicle, a building burglary, a public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and a vehicle burglary.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,672 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Eighty-four people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of thefts, a disorderly conduct, one domestic disturbance and a vehicle theft.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 41 medical calls, including a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident, a building fire, a smoke scare, an authorized controlled burn, a smoke investigation, an electrical/equipment problem, an unauthorized control burn, a distressed person and a trash receptacle fire.

Argyle firefighters responded to a fire alarm, an electrical fire, a grass fire, a structure fire, two medical problems, one overdose, one road hazard, a traumatic injury and a fainting.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two fire alarms, three medical problems, one fall, two illegal burns, two structure fires, two sick people, three traffic transport incidents, one fainting and one vehicle unlock.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire and one heart problem.

Krum firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one motorist assist, two medical calls, two fainting calls and one traffic transport incident call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two fire alarms, two assaults, three citizen assists, three falls, one illegal burn, one structure fire, two vehicle fires, seven traffic transport incidents and three fainting calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to a medical call and a vehicle unlock.

Ponder firefighters responded to a controlled fire burn and a smoke investigation.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one fire alarm, two medical calls, one grass fire, one smoke investigation, one vehicle unlock and one citizen assist.

Sanger firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one electrical fire, one grass fire, one illegal burn, one medical, two traffic transport incidents and one water main break.

— 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.