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Blotter: Police investigate area business break-ins

Denton police sergeants are working on assigning cases to detectives after four local businesses — three on West University Drive — were broken into early Wednesday, according to police reports.

Someone used a rock to gain entry into a restaurant in the 700 block of West University Drive, according to police reports. Nothing was taken from the business.

The manager of a grocery store in the 100 block of West University Drive was alerted to a break-in by the store’s alarm company.

According to police, the manager stated he did not initially see anything out of the ordinary, until he went to the back offices and observed several drawers that had been pulled out.

Nothing was taken from this business either, police said.

In the 4800 block of West University Drive, someone entered a business by breaking glass in the front door and removed a safe from a closet, according to police reports.

The assistant manager of the business arrived shortly after police and confirmed that the safe, which had cash inside, was missing, reports stated.

Officers discovered that the front door to a business in the 1000 block of Shady Oaks Drive had been “punched out,” according to reports. Nothing appeared to have been taken, police said.


Other reports

100 block of Las Colinas Trail — Someone took bags of masonry mix from a construction site, according to Denton County Sheriff’s Office reports. The masonry mix was valued at $315.

500 block of Audra Court — Someone took a chandelier valued at $285 from a house under construction, according to sheriff’s reports.

26600 block of U.S. Highway 380 East, Providence Village — Credit/debit card abuse was reported at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to sheriff’s reports.

The reporting party said an employee found a credit card and used it without authorization.



From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

•  Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 679 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-two people were booked into Denton County Jail.

•  Denton police officers responded to 282 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 24 reports online including four business burglaries.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, one public service call, three detector activations with no smoke, one hazmat release investigation, two vehicle accidents with injuries and two accidents with no injuries.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police officers responded to eight traffic calls, two vacation watches and one audible alarm call.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, one traffic transport and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police officers responded to one disturbance call, one forgery fraud call, one reckless driver, one road block, one theft report, two traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Bartonville police officers responded to one loose livestock call, one suspicious person call and one traffic call.

Double Oak police officers responded to one traffic transport.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to one noise complaint, one theft report, two suspicious activity calls, 19 traffic calls and assisted two motorists and two agencies.

Justin police officers assisted one agency and responded to one animal complaint and one audible alarm call.

Krugerville firefighters responded to one medical call and one vehicle unlock. Krugerville police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, one suspicious person call, three traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm flow, three medical calls, one structure fire and one odor investigation.

Little Elm firefighters responded to six medical calls, one alarm fire and one structure fire. Little Elm police officers responded to two burglary reports, three domestic disturbance calls, two follow-up investigations, two noise complaints, three ordinance violations, two suspicious vehicle calls, 18 traffic calls and one traffic incident and assisted one motorist.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police officers responded to one verbal disturbance call, one warrant service call, one animal complaint and one ordinance violation.

Ponder police officers responded to one animal complaint.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one traffic transport. Pilot Point police officers responded to one harassment report, one suspicious vehicle report, four traffic calls, one traffic incident and two close patrol calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call. Sanger police officers responded to one disturbance call, two follow-up investigations, one medical call, one suspicious vehicle, one traffic call and one vehicle complaint.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one inspection. Trophy Club police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, seven ordinance violations, three special patrol calls, two suspicious activity calls, two vehicle complaints, three animal complaints, one traffic transport and eight traffic calls.

— 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.