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Blotter: Two men arrested after employees report theft

Employees at a local grocery store on Sunday night kept close watch on two men who attempted to steal more than $700 in merchandise, according to a police report.

The employees called police officers who then waited outside for the men to exit the store in the 1500 block of South Loop 288, according to the report.

The employees continued to watch the men, who worked together to open merchandise throughout the store, according to the report.

The suspects walked outside without paying, and the officers approached them and detained them. Both were arrested and charged with theft less than $1,500.


Other reports

900 block of West Hickory Street — An officer pulled a man in a red Pontiac over at about 2 a.m. Sunday for driving without headlights, according to a police report.

After making contact with the driver, the officer conducted a driving while intoxicated investigation. The driver was then arrested on a charge of DWI.

During a search at the jail, officers found a small plastic bag of marijuana on the driver, according to the report.

The man was charged with possession of marijuana, according to the report.

1500 block of Broadway Street — A 17-year-old told police he was assaulted by his father Sunday night, according to a police report.

An officer was dispatched to the scene and contacted the 17-year-old, the father and a witness, but according to the report, the officer could not determine the aggressor.

The father and son refused to press charges. The father left the residence for the night, according to the report.

2500 block of Stockbridge Road — A woman told police two versions of a story regarding the whereabouts of her three children Sunday night, according to a police report.

The woman called police and told them that some unknown males were bothering her children, according to the report.

An officer arrived at the residence and the woman told him that three unknown teenagers were in her house earlier that night, according to the report.

The woman told the officer nothing was stolen, but the officer reported that the woman’s story changed during the course of the investigation, according to the report.

The officer realized that the woman did not know where any of her three children were, according to the report.

However, the officer located all three children and they were in good health. The officer contacted Child Protective Services regarding the incident.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,112 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. One hundred thirty-nine people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 768 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 28 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 47 medical calls, eight vehicle accidents and one unauthorized burn.

Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire, one vehicle fire and five medical calls. Argyle police responded to one noise complaint, one reckless driver, 54 traffic calls and two welfare concerns.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one electrical fire, seven medical calls, one assault and four traffic calls. Aubrey police officers responded to one assault, one missing person, 21 traffic calls and one theft.

Bartonville police responded to one intoxicated person, one suspicious vehicle and 11 traffic calls.

Corinth police responded to one assault, one indecent exposure, one intoxicated person, one motorist assist, one childbirth, three reckless driver calls, one intoxicated person, two solicitor complaints, 10 suspicious vehicles, 50 traffic calls and five theft reports.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire and one sick person. Double Oak police responded to one traffic call.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one structure fire.

Hickory Creek police responded to one harassment report, one intoxicated person, three reckless drivers, one suspicious vehicle, 54 traffic calls and one forgery.

Justin firefighters responded to four medical calls. Justin police responded to one fight, one loose livestock, five traffic calls and one harassment report.

Krum firefighters responded to one downed power line and five medical calls. Krum police responded to one downed power line, one loose livestock, one motorist assist, four suspicious vehicle calls and 33 traffic calls.

Krugerville police responded to one missing person and 11 traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one one-alarm fire, one assault, 12 medical calls and one drowning call.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one assault, two drownings, one fire, one overdose, two traffic calls and nine medical calls. Little Elm police responded to six building checks, two domestic disturbance calls, one fall, one intoxicated person, three juvenile complaints, three missing person calls, five narcotic calls, one overdose, one reckless driver, 55 traffic calls, one theft report and two welfare concerns.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one traffic call and one fire call. Oak Point police responded to two missing person calls, two motorist assists, 32 traffic calls and four suspicious activity calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four medical calls and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police responded to one reckless driver, six traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and one criminal trespass.

Ponder firefighters responded to one fire alarm and two medical calls. Ponder police responded to one assault, one suspicious vehicle and 12 traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one grass fire and one water main break. Sanger police responded to three disturbance calls, three motorist complaints, one theft, one traffic call, two vehicle complaints and one burglary.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two falls. Trophy Club police assisted responded to 19 building checks, two falls, one harassment report, one intoxicated person, two suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, 12 traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

— John D. Harden