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Blotter: Sheriff’s deputies take report about stolen mower

A riding lawnmower was taken from a backyard in the 1650 block of FM1173 on Saturday, according to Denton County sheriff’s deputies.

A deputy was dispatched to the location shortly after 5 p.m., spoke to the victim and filed a report of theft of property valued at more than $1,500 and less than $20,000. The make and model of the riding lawn mower were not listed on the report.


Other reports

9100 block Teasley Lane — A resident reported that someone damaged his front door on Saturday afternoon by kicking it and trying to pry it open.

A sheriff’s deputy filed a criminal mischief report after speaking to the victim. Although the door was damaged, the intruder did not gain entry, the deputy reported.



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

•  Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers responded to 2,438 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.

•  Denton police officers responded to 1,050 service and officer-initiated calls from Friday through Tuesday and posted 18 reports online from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday. One hundred and seventeen people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 70 medical calls, eight motor vehicle accident calls, four public service calls, three excessive heat calls, one downed power line, one passenger vehicle fire, one water leak, one police matter, two grass fires, two lockouts, two unauthorized burnings, one hazmat release, one fire/other call, two smoke detector activations, one illegal attempted burning, one natural vegetation fire, one gas leak and one fireworks explosion.

Lewisville police made 80 arrests from Thursday to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Carrollton police booked 143 people into the city jail from Jan. 14 through Sunday and responded to 113 incidents.

Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire, two medical calls, one water main break, two traffic transports and one traffic call. Argyle police responded to seven close patrol calls, one criminal mischief report, two follow-up investigations, one reckless driver, four suspicious activity-related calls, 80 traffic calls, three alarm audible calls, two traffic transports and assisted two motorists

Aubrey firefighters responded to 11 medical calls, two grass fires, one illegal burn, two structure fires, one missing person, one odor investigation and four alarm fires. Aubrey police responded to five agency assist calls, one close patrol call, two disturbance-related calls, one grass fire, three follow-up investigations, one report of gunshots, two harassment reports, one person with a gun, one suspicious activity, one theft report and 43 traffic calls.

Bartonville police assisted three agencies and responded to one follow-up investigation, one medical call, one reckless driver and four traffic calls.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire and one odor investigation. Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to one report of gunshots heard, one prowler call, one medical call, 20 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Hickory Creek police assisted two agencies, responded to one auto theft in progress, made two auto theft reports, two criminal mischief reports, one disturbance call, three medical calls, one follow-up investigation, one fraud report, one odor investigation, one prisoner transfer, one reckless driver, one stab/gunshot, 46 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and two traffic transport incidents.

Justin firefighters responded to four medical calls, five illegal burns, two structure fires, one odor investigation and one traffic transport. Justin police responded to one medical call, one domestic disturbance call, one structure fire, one report of gunshots, one juvenile complaint, one reckless driver, one suspicious person, one terroristic threat report, one theft report and five traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to seven medical calls, two grass fires, one fire smoke investigation and one traffic transport incident. Krum police responded to three agency assist calls, one assault report, one close patrol call, one criminal trespass in progress, two disturbance calls, three fire smoke investigations, one noise complaint, two suspicious activity calls, three suspicious person calls, 28 traffic calls, one traffic complaint and two welfare concerns.

Krugerville police responded to five agency assists, four close patrol calls, one report of gunshots, one reckless driver, 13 traffic calls and one medical call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 26 medical calls, one alarm fire, one citizen assist, one grass fire, two odor investigations, one traffic call and four traffic transports.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one alarm fire, 19 medical calls, one citizen assist, one fight in progress, two grass fires, two structure fires and one traffic transport incident. Little Elm police responded to three agency assists, one assault report, one burglary in progress, one burglary report, one Child Protective Services referral, three criminal mischief reports, one criminal trespass report, nine disturbance-related calls, three medical calls, one fight in progress, four follow-up investigations, one gunshots heard, two grass fires, one juvenile complaint, one narcotics call,two noise complaints, five reckless drivers, one road block, one special patrol call, 19 suspicious activity related calls, two theft reports, 30 traffic calls, six vehicle complaints, eight welfare concerns, three traffic transports and 10 audible alarm calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one structure fire and three medical calls. Oak Point police responded to two audible alarms, two animal complaints, one animal cruelty report, one criminal mischief report, one domestic disturbance report, one structure fire, two follow-up investigations, one missing person call, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, one suspicious vehicle and seven traffic calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call, two grass fires and one traffic transport. Ponder police responded to one agency assist and one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one assault call and assisted five citizens. Pilot Point police responded to seven close patrol calls, one disturbance call, two verbal disturbance calls, two medical calls, one report of gunshots, one person with a gun, four suspicious activity related calls and 17 traffic calls.

Roanoke firefighters responded to one medical call.

Sanger firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault, 11 medical calls, three smoke investigations, one structure fire, one road block, two traffic transports and one water main break. Sanger police responded to one agency assist, one audible alarm, five animal complaints, one burglary report, two medical calls, one criminal mischief report, two deadly conduct reports, three disturbance reports, one structure fire, four follow-up investigations, one harassment report, three juvenile complaints, one reckless driver, two road blocks, six suspicious activity-related reports, one theft in progress, four theft reports, eight traffic reports, two welfare concerns and two missing persons reports.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one structure fire and six medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one burglary report, 74 close patrol calls, two disturbance-related calls, two follow-up investigations, three forgery reports, one juvenile complaint, seven special patrol calls, four suspicious activity related calls, 24 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

— 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.