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Blotter: Juveniles arrested after police see them stealing

Two juveniles tried to evade arrest Saturday by running away from Denton police officers who saw the two allegedly place stolen merchandise into their backpacks, according to police reports.

The two officers say they witnessed the two suspects allegedly concealing merchandise in their backpacks at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of West University Drive.

The two suspects ran when the officers tried to make contact with them, according to the report.

After a short pursuit on foot, the officers detained the suspects, the report stated.

The suspects were arrested for theft greater than or equal to $50 and transported to the juvenile office at the Denton Police Station, according to the police report.


Other reports

2000 block of Cherrywood Lane — An officer was dispatched Saturday after a man called police and reported that he and his girlfriend had a physical altercation.

The boyfriend also reported that his girlfriend had attempted to cut her throat during the fight, according to the police report.

Officers arrived at the couple’s home at approximately 11 a.m. and determined that the boyfriend had actually injured his girlfriend’s neck when he grabbed her, according to the police report.

At the residence, the officer also discovered a controlled substance in the couple’s bedroom, the report stated.

The boyfriend was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and assault causing bodily injury, according to the police report.

1500 block of South Loop 288 — On Saturday, a man and a woman were detained by grocery store employees who told police the couple were allegedly trying to steal $462.59 worth of merchandise, according to police reports.

Officers arrived on scene at 7:15 p.m. and arrested both suspects, charging them with theft of property.

Officers later learned that both individuals had prior theft convictions, which upgraded their charges to state-level felonies, according to the police report.

— John D. Harden


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.