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Blotter: Woman arrested for allegedly shoplifting

A 41-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly trying to steal plates from a store in the 1500 block of Loop 288 Friday night, police said.

An employee of the store, police said, reported the woman had placed a box of plates in her cart among items that were already in bags. According to reports, she then purchased a money order and attempted to walk out of the store without paying for the plates.

The woman was detained by a store employee and then arrested by Denton police, reports show.

Other reports

600 block East Hickory Street — Denton police responded to a vandalism report Friday afternoon. The victim, a 24-year-old female, said she came back from being out of town to a damaged bicycle. According to reports, someone flattened both tires, scratched something into the seat and damaged her cable lock.

900 block W University Drive — A rental store reported a theft of service after 5 p.m. Friday, reports show. Police said the suspect rented a television from the rental store and then pawned it. According to reports, the suspect is past due on payments and is refusing to make the payments or return the merchandise.



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

Seventy people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police posted 19 reports online.

From May 12 through Thursday:

University of North Texas Police made nine arrests and responded to two student misconduct calls, three disorderly conduct calls, one criminal mischief call, three driving from license invalid/suspended calls, one small kitchen fire, two minor vehicle incidents, one unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and one possession of alcoholic beverage.

From May 12 through Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University responded to 58 calls for service, four reports, one escort, 24 parking violations, 38 moving violations and five arrests.

— Megan Gray