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Blotter: Man allegedly catches burglar in his vehicle

A man called police after he allegedly caught a burglar with his hand in the cookie jar — well, in this case, the glove compartment of the man’s vehicle — Saturday, according to a police report.

The caller and his son caught the alleged 18-year-old vehicle burglar and detained the suspect in the vehicle until an officer arrived.

The suspect was arrested and charged with vehicle burglary.

Other reports

600 block of East Hickory Street A man reported that he was assaulted by an unknown man in the parking lot of his residence Saturday morning, according to a police report.

The man told police that when he got home, the suspect was sitting outside and confronted him, according to the report. The man told police that the suspect began saying obscene things to him and then allegedly struck him in the face, according to the report.

The caller’s roommates tried to prevent the situation from escalating until police officers arrived.

No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed.

700 block of Fort Worth Drive — At around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, an officer noticed a 20-year-old man stumbling along the roadway near the intersection of Forth Worth Drive and the northbound service road of Interstate 35E.

While detained, the man lied to the officer about his name and date of birth, according to a police report. The man was arrested and charged with minor in consumption of alcohol, according to the report. When officers learned the man’s true identity, they found that he had a probation violation warrant for his arrest. Officers also located a small plastic bag of marijuana hidden in the man’s shoe.

The man was then charged with possession of marijuana under 2 ounces and failure to identify himself, according to the report.

2300 block of South Loop 288 — On Saturday morning, It didn’t take an officer long to recognize that the people in a car he had pulled over had been smoking marijuana. The strong odor and the smoke rolling out of the windows made it easy for the officer, according to a police report.

The driver allegedly admitted to the officer that he had been smoking marijuana, according to the report.

The driver and passenger were then issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia after a search of the vehicle and discovery of the paraphernalia used for smoking marijuana.

No arrests were made.

— John D. Harden

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. 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).