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Blotter: Hotel clerk reports robbery by man in sock cap

Profile image for By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer
By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer

Early Sunday morning a man entered a hotel in the 4000 block of Mesa Drive, telling the clerk he had a gun and demanded money from him, according to a Denton police report.

The clerk told police the man had a sock cap covering his face and held a folded newspaper over one hand suggesting he had a gun underneath it.

The clerk gave the man about $300 in cash and was then told to lie down on the ground and count to 100 while the man fled, the report stated.

The University of North Texas police also responded but no evidence was found.


Other reports

1700 block of Village East Drive — Denton police responded to a call about a stabbing at an apartment complex Sunday night, but quickly learned it was not a stabbing but a domestic disturbance, according to the report.

An intoxicated woman had been trying to fight with her girlfriend’s daughter when the girlfriend tried to restrain the woman and a fight ensued, the report stated.

The woman was punched in the face and then locked outside the apartment, according to the report. She broke a window trying to get back in, causing herself more injuries, the report stated.

She was let back into the apartment where the fight continued.

The woman left the apartment and had someone call police.

The woman was arrested and charged with public intoxication, according to the report.

2200 block of Glenwood Street — A man came home Sunday to find several items missing, he told Denton police.

The man reported that he’d been in and out of his house over the last week. He said he didn’t know how someone would get into his house because there was no forced entry and no one else has a key.

He told police he believes he locked all the doors each time he left.

11500 block of Michaels Lane — A woman reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies Sunday that someone took three rings from her house without her consent.

She reported she last saw the two gold rings and one class ring Oct. 27 in her dresser. She told sheriff’s deputies that she had no idea who took them.

They are valued at $11,500, according the report.

900 block of West Walcott Street — A business owner reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies that someone broke into his storage shed Saturday and took several items.

The surveillance tape showed an ex-employee cutting the lock, according to the report.



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

•  Denton police took reports that included one possession of marijuana, three burglaries of a habitation, one vehicle burglary, three thefts and three assaults.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,943 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 123 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of three assaults, two criminal mischief calls, two thefts, one burglary of a habitation and a burglary of a building.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 62 medical calls, four accidents, three public service calls, two gas leaks, one smoke detector, one police matter, two elevator calls, two good-intent calls and eight fires.

Argyle firefighters responded to five medical calls, one fire alarm, one citizen assist and one road hazard.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide alarm, one fire alarm, one assault, 10 medical calls, one citizen assist, six fires and three accidents.

Krum firefighters responded to five medical calls and one accident.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire alarm, 12 medical calls, two citizen assists, seven accidents, one odor investigation and three fires.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fight in progress and two fires.

Ponder firefighters responded to four medical calls and five fires.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls, one vehicle unlock and four fires.

Sanger firefighters responded to nine medical calls, one fire, one odor investigation and three accidents.

RACHEL MEHLHAFF can be reached at 940-566-6889. Her e-mail address is .


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.