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Blotter: Nearly $600 worth of equipment stolen Tuesday

Denton County Sheriff‘s Office responded to a burglary of a building Tuesday afternoon on the 1000 block of St. John.

According to reports, nearly $600 worth of equipment was stolen from an unsecured shed. The stolen items were a Poulan pro saw worth $350 and a $250 Echo gas weed eater. Reports stated the theft could have happened as far back as Oct. 25 when the complainant heard his dog barking. No arrests have been made.


Other reports

1000 block of Bernard Street — The Denton Police Department responded to two calls for runaways within a four-hour period Tuesday.

The first call came in around 4:45 p.m. According to police, a 16-year-old left from the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home with permission and was later found in the 1200 block of Avenue A with broken cigarette butts in her jacket.

At 8:45 p.m. police received a second runaway call from the 1900 block of North Ruddell Street. Reports state the mother of a 16-year-old boy dropped off her son at Denton High School on Tuesday morning and was not there when she returned to pick him up.

This is the second time her son has run away recently, according to statements the mother made to police.



From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday:

•  Denton Police took a total of 20 reports, including two runaways.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 615 service and officer initiated calls for the agencies they serve.Forty-seven people were booked into county jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to five medical calls, an overheated motor and a cooking fire confined to the container.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical, one alarm fire, one fall and one structure fire.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm fire and three medical calls.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire.

Justin firefighters responded to one cardiac arrest medical call.

Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm fire, three medical calls and one traffic transport.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one vehicle unlock.

Sanger firefighters responded to one call for an unknown fire.

— Megan Gray


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.