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Blotter: Denton business reports theft

Denton police responded to a burglary of a business in the 1100 block of Dallas Drive shortly before 9 a.m. Friday. According to the report, someone cut the wiring to a security camera and took the camera and mounting base.

Officers reported that some copper electrical cable may have been taken from the outside of the business, as well. Police said an investigation is still pending.


Other reports

400 block of North Elm Street — Officers investigating an apparent break-in attempt at a local health care center Friday morning found a trail of blood near a broken window, but a Denton police spokesman said it appeared that no one had gained entry to the building.

A nurse reported the suspect was caught on surveillance footage. An officer called area hospitals to find out if anyone had checked in with cuts, and no calls were returned, according to reports. An investigation is ongoing to identify a suspect using the surveillance footage.

2200 block of Forth Worth Drive — Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday, Denton police responded to a call about children allegedly being abused by a sitter.

According to police reports, a mother of three children told officers that she left her kids with a woman for about five hours before returning and hearing complaints from her 8-year-old son that the woman had allegedly slapped him. The mother also said the 8-year-old alleged the woman twisted and yanked the arm of his 21-month-old sister.

During an interview with police, the woman said she had not even watched the mother’s children that day, the report stated. According to the interview, the woman told police she believed the mother was making up accusations because the mother’s husband had fathered a child with her.  Police reports indicate the case is still pending. No arrests or charges have been made.



From 7 a.m. Nov 18 through 7 a.m. Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 90 calls for service and made 17 reports. Police had two escort requests, issued 19 parking violations, seven moving violations and arrested two individuals.

From 7 a.m. Nov. 18 through 7 a.m. Wednesday:

University of North Texas posted 15 incidents online, including one agency assist, three medical calls, one sexual assault, one harassment call, one theft less than $1,500, one possession of marijuana, one solicitation, one found property, one minor in possession of alcohol, one theft of vehicle, one criminal mischief and one fail to stop and give information.

From 7 a.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday:

- Denton police posted nine reports online.

- Twenty inmates were booked into the Denton County Jail.

— 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.