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Blotter: Man reports woman stole his vehicle

A man’s gamble of allowing a woman he met at a casino to stay in his motel room with him Friday led to his vehicle being stolen, according to a police report.

According to the report, the woman left the man a note, which stated she would “be right back.” However, she took the vehicle Friday and the man decided to call police Saturday morning, the report stated.

He told police he waited to report his car stolen because he believed the woman would return, according to the report.

The man told police he allowed the woman to stay with him for the night because she was stranded and needed help.

The case is still open.

Other reports

1100 block of West University Drive — Officers were dispatched to a man’s home after he reported his car stolen on Saturday morning, according to a police report.

The man told police his vehicle had not been repossessed and that it was taken without his consent.

He also told officers he had no idea who had taken his vehicle.

The vehicle was entered as stolen into the National Crime Information Center database, according to the report.

300 block of West Eagle Drive — Officers initiated a routine traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle Saturday night after a license plate check on the vehicle showed it should be a Pontiac, even though the vehicle was a Mazda, according to a police report.

During the traffic stop, the officer also located about a half-ounce of marijuana and multiple items of drug paraphernalia after the driver admitted to possessing the items.

The driver was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

— 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).