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Blotter: Foreman reports thefts from Lantana job site

Someone made off with more than $7,000 worth of equipment and raw material from a job site in Lantana overnight Saturday, but may have gotten a flat tire for the effort, authorities said.

The foreman of a fabricating company, which is building a new water tower for the subdivision, called the sheriff’s office after coming to work Sunday and noticing the materials were missing.

In addition to 2,000 feet of copper welding leads, the foreman reported other welding equipment and supplies that had been left at the job site overnight were now gone, according to a deputy’s report.

He took the deputy to the back of the job site to show tire tracks where he suspects the thief came in, according to sheriff’s spokesman Roger Griggs. The truck had run over some metal welded to a steel platform, which likely caused a flat for the thief.

The investigation is continuing.


Other reports

2700 block of James Street — A 75-year-old Justin woman called police Friday evening to report her car had been burglarized while she was in a veterinarian’s office.

At about 7:30 p.m., an officer met the woman, who showed him that the rear window on the driver’s side of the car had been broken out.

She told the officer that her purse was stolen from the back seat, according to the police report.

She had placed the purse there prior to getting her dog out of the car, and then went inside the clinic.

While she was inside the clinic, another customer came in and asked who owned a white Toyota, because the person noticed that the window had been broken out.

That’s when the woman discovered that her purse, with her driver’s license, cellphone, debit card, checkbook and cash were missing, according to the police report.

An investigation is continuing.

5300 block of East McKinney Street — Officers were dispatched to a mobile home park at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after a report of an aggravated assault.

The 45-year-old man told police that he was hurt as he jumped out of the way of a driver who tried to back over him with his car, according to the police report.

The driver then crashed into two parked vehicles and fled the scene. An investigation is continuing.

600 block of Boardwalk Lane — During a traffic stop at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, a Denton police officer discovered that the 25-year-old driver had marijuana on him, according to a police report.

The officer arrested the man on a charge of possession and later found crack cocaine had been dumped in his patrol car, a report states.

The officer added tampering charges to the man’s list of offenses, according to the police report.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,084 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 355 calls for sheriff’s deputies. A total of 114 people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 760 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 62 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 96 calls, including 61 medical calls, two vehicle fires, five traffic accidents and one unauthorized burn.

Argyle firefighters responded to six medical calls, two traffic incidents, two carbon monoxide alarms and one call each for an illegal burn, vehicle unlock and structure fire. Police responded to one theft in progress and one noise complaint, 72 traffic and other vehicle incidents and conducted 46 building checks and vacation watches.

Aubrey firefighters responded to nine medical calls, four traffic incidents, two calls for structure fires and vehicle unlocks and one call each for a fire alarm, a grass fire and a hay fire. Police responded to 43 calls, including a domestic disturbance, reports of suspicious activity, two suspicious vehicles and 25 traffic incidents.

Bartonville police responded to eight traffic incidents and an animal complaint and conducted one follow-up investigation.

Corinth police responded to 398 calls, including a burglary in progress, two disturbances, one domestic disturbance, and 282 special patrols, walk-throughs or vacation watches.

Double Oak firefighters responded to two medical calls. Police responded to 34 calls, including a domestic disturbance, two reports of criminal mischief and 25 traffic incidents.

Hickory Creek police responded to 113 calls, including a burglary in progress, criminal mischief in progress, a domestic disturbance, 11 reports of suspicious person, activity or vehicle, and 79 traffic incidents

Justin firefighters responded to five medical calls, two traffic incidents and one unknown fire. Police responded to 19 calls, including one theft report and six traffic incidents.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls, three traffic incidents, one vehicle unlock and one electrical fire. Police responded to 40 calls, including a report of a suspicious person and of a suspicious vehicle, and 20 traffic-related incidents.

Krugerville police responded to 17 calls, including one disturbance call, one report of suspicious activity and seven traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 25 calls, including 11 medical calls, four alarms, two traffic incidents and one call each for a hay fire, a structure fire, an unknown fire and an illegal burn.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 20 calls, including 10 medical calls, four alarms, two structure fires and one call each for a traffic incident, a vehicle unlock and a hay fire. Police responded to 187 calls, including an auto theft in progress, a criminal trespass in progress, 16 reports of suspicious persons, activity or vehicles, 15 alarms, six disturbances, and 69 traffic incidents.

Oak Point firefighters responded to a structure fire, a traffic incident and a request to meet the complainant. Police responded to 68 calls, including two reports of criminal mischief, reports of a suspicious person and a suspicious vehicle, and 39 traffic incidents.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls, a traffic incident and a downed power line. Police responded to nine calls, including one pursuit and one reckless driver.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, one grass fire, one hay fire and one call for a vehicle unlock. Police responded to 30 calls, including one fight in progress, a disturbance, a domestic disturbance, six reports of suspicious vehicles or people, and five traffic incidents.

Sanger firefighters responded to 11 medical calls, one traffic incident and one request for a vehicle unlock. Police responded to 76 calls, including a theft in progress, a domestic disturbance, three other disturbances, two burglary reports, three reports of criminal mischief, four reports of suspicious activity, person or vehicle, and 21 traffic incidents.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one hay fire and one structure fire.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe