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Denton police looking for suspects in store break-in

Denton police are looking for suspects who were filmed by a surveillance camera breaking into a convenience store in the 1500 block of South Loop 288 on July 4.

One suspect, police said, was shown getting out of a Jeep Compass and then acting like he was pumping gas. A second suspect also got out, walked around the vehicle and threw something at the front window of the store, shattering the window, according to a police report.

Police said that second suspect pushed the glass from the window and climbed onto the store’s counter before loading cigarette cartons into a box and handing the box outside to the first suspect, police said. A third person, the driver of the jeep, never got out of the vehicle, police said.

Detectives said these suspects are part of a group known for breaking into convenience stores around North Texas.

Anyone who has any information regarding this crime should contact Detective J. Laughlin at 940-349-7958.


Other reports

700 block Meadow Lake Drive — A county resident reported a shattered vehicle window Thursday.

Denton County Sheriff’s Office officials said the Lakewood Village resident reported that the vehicle was parked in the driveway of a home when the window was shattered sometime Wednesday night. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, according to the report.

2800 block of West University Drive — A beer theft suspect fled from Denton police Thursday night. The man, police said, was suspected in an alleged theft of beer from from an area convenience store. Reports show the suspect, who has not been caught, has two prior convictions of evading arrest.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 750 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-nine were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 302 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 25 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 31 medical calls, two grass fires, one gas leak and three motor vehicle accidents.

Argyle firefighters responded to one fire, two medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to seven traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls and one smoke investigation. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to one verbal disturbance, one medical call, seven traffic calls, one traffic incident and five suspicious activity calls.

Bartonville police responded to one roadblock and three traffic calls.

Corinth police responded to two criminal mischief calls, one harassment report, one noise complaint, one reckless driver, three roadblocks, one theft report, one welfare concern, four traffic transport incidents, 29 traffic calls and assisted three motorists.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one control burn and one traffic transport. Double Oak police responded to 11 traffic calls, one theft report, one medical call and one traffic transport incident.

Hickory Creek police responded to one theft, one traffic transport and one suspicious vehicle.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call and one domestic disturbance. Justin police responded to two agencies, assisted one motorist and made one traffic call.

Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire and assisted two citizens. Krum police responded to one harassment, nine traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Krugerville police assisted one agency and responded to one medical call and eight traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls and four traffic transports and one grass fire.

Little Elm firefighters responded to nine medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one assault, one medical call, one noise complaint, one welfare concern and two animal complaints.

Lewisville police made 13 arrests.

Northlake police assisted one agency and responded to two disturbances, one fight and 11 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one medical call, one suspicious vehicle and six traffic calls.

Ponder police responded to one domestic disturbance and assisted one agency.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one grass fire. Pilot Point police responded to eight traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Sanger firefighters responded to one grass fire, one traffic transport incident and two medical calls. Sanger police responded to two disturbance calls, one fireworks complaint, one intoxicated person, one noise complaint, one roadblock, one theft in progess, one traffic call, one medical call, one traffic transport incident and assisted one agency.

The Colony firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one gas leak and one grass fire.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one criminal trespass and assisted three agencies.

— Megan Gray