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Blotter: Police: Handprints left on window indicate break-in

Smeared handprints left on a window were the only evidence indicating someone attempted to get inside a house Friday night, Denton police said.

A 23-year-old Denton woman had called to claim someone went through a window of her home in the 1200 block of Stratford Street Friday, reports show.

A screen was removed from the window and handprints smeared on the glass were indicators someone tried to get in, reports show.

The woman, police said, found the window open and blinds shut when she got home.

Nothing was taken from inside the residence, police said.


Other reports

1200 block of Cottonwood Lane A 22-year-old Denton County man was caught hanging out of a window of a home he allegedly broke into Thursday afternoon. Sheriff officials said a man reported a male hanging partway inside his home through an open window. The 22-year-old reportedly had taken a wallet, knife and $17 from a pair of pants lying in front of the window, according to reports.

2700 block West University Drive An employee of a large discount retailer reported someone taking merchandise and placing it in their bag without paying Friday. According to reports, the employee alleged that after the female was finished placing items in a large bag, she walked right past the registers and did not attempt to pay for anything. Reports show the items taken were clothes valued at more than $60.


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

Sixty-three people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police posted seven reports online.

From Sunday, July 14 to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University responded to 50 calls for service, six reports, two escorts and 11 moving violations and made one arrest.

From Sunday, July 14 to Thursday:

University of North Texas police made one driving while intoxicated arrest, two public intoxication arrests, one citation for littering, one criminal trespass/theft arrest, one outside agency warrant arrest, one criminal trespass/public intoxication arrest, one disorderly conduct citation and one possession of drug paraphernalia citation and responded to two building burglaries, two medical emergencies, one possession of K2 stop and one minor crash report and assisted one agency.

— 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.