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Blotter: Woman reports money missing from account

An elderly woman reported to Denton police that she recently discovered a man who has power of attorney over her financial matters stole $3,500 from her savings account.

She told police Sunday that the money had been taken in October.

When she confronted the man, he said he took the money to help pay for his son’s college expenses, the woman reported.


Other reports

1700 Block of Strader Road — A woman reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies that someone damaged her mom’s car by painting the headlights black.

There also was paint on the passenger-side front quarter panel, the woman said.

The estimated amount of the damage is $2,500.

3200 block of North Locust Street — A woman told Denton police that someone took items from an apartment she was moving out of. She said the items were taken between Nov. 2 and 5.

The woman wasn’t in the apartment but the apartment manager and a man were there Nov. 3, she told police. She said there also was someone at the apartment that day clearing it to be re-rented.

2300 block of Prescott Downs Drive — Someone stole an animated reindeer from a front yard, according to a Denton police report.

12500 block of Ocean Spray Drive — A woman told Denton County sheriff’s deputies that someone she met through a social media site has been sending her harassing text messages and obscene photos even though she asked the person to stop.



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

•  Denton police handled 776 service and officer-initiated calls, including six thefts, two burglaries of vehicles, two assaults, one criminal mischief call and one possession of marijuana call.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 50 medical calls, three service calls, nine accidents, two smoke or odor detectors, five fires, one water problem, one lock-in, four police matter calls, one alarm, one overheated motor, one shorted electrical equipment call and one call to assist an invalid.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,879 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. One total of 112 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one theft, three burglaries, one terroristic threat, one harassment call, two assaults and one criminal mischief call.

Argyle firefighters responded to three alarms, seven medical calls, one citizen assist, two accidents and one call to unlock a vehicle.

Aubrey firefighters responded to nine medical calls, two citizen assists, one domestic disturbance, one fire and two accidents.

Krum firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one fire and one odor investigation.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 14 medical calls, one animal bite or attack, one citizen assist, two smoke investigations, two fires, one odor investigation and six accidents.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, one citizen assist, two fires, five accidents and two calls to unlock vehicles.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one assault and one overdose.

Ponder firefighters responded to three medical calls and one fire.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls, one fire and one accident.

Sanger firefighters responded to one assault, eight medical calls, one accident and two calls to unlock vehicles.

— Rachel Mehlhaff


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.