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Blotter: Burglar tries to steal dishwasher, floods home

An attempt to steal a dishwasher went awry after the burglar ended up breaking a water line, causing thousands of dollars in flood damage to a home.

Sometime between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday, someone broke into a home in the 6800 block of Edwards Road and tried to take a dishwasher from the kitchen, police said.

The burglar broke the water line, however, and fled the scene. Water flooded the home and caused damage estimated at about $50,000, reports show.


Other reports

North Josey Lane and East Peters Colony Road — Carrollton police charged a woman with driving while intoxicated after she lost control of her vehicle and drove straight into the Carrollton Green Belt pond Friday night. Police said the woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to the city jail.

South Woodrow Lane and Spencer Road — A man who refused to get out of his vehicle during a traffic stop about 7:30 p.m. Friday was arrested for resisting arrest, search or transportation, police said.

A Denton police officer reportedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and asked the 23-year-old man to get out of the car. The man also had a warrant out for his arrest for disorderly conduct, records show.



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

Denton police posted 12 reports online.

From Sunday, April 13 to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 70 calls for service, including one request for an escort and 11 moving violations, and made one arrest.

From Sunday, April 13 to Thursday:

University of North Texas police assisted one agency and made four arrests for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, two arrests for possession of more than 4 ounces and less than 5 pounds of marijuana and one arrest on an outside warrant. They responded to one assault, one criminal mischief call, one credit card abuse report, one harassment call, one minor crash, one theft more than $50 and less than $500, three medical calls, one theft report, one theft of more than $1,500 and less than $20,000 and one suspicious activity call, and issued one criminal trespass warning.

— 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.