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Blotter: Officers suspect pellet gun as tool in car break-in

Denton police officers think a pellet gun may have helped someone gain entry into a woman’s vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Officers were called to a residence in the 1700 block of Boyd Street in reference to criminal mischief, according to a police report.

The victim said that between noon and 1:30 p.m. someone broke the window on the driver’s side door of her vehicle. An officer reported that he believed the window had been shot out with a pellet or airsoft gun.

The officer also noted a hole in the left taillight, according to the report.

In other reports

100 block of Industrial Street — While driving eastbound on East Hickory Street, Denton officers saw a white moped ridden by two people without lights on. The officers made a traffic stop, and the moped pulled over at Industrial.

A computer check told officers that the operator had active warrants and was riding with an invalid license. The operator was arrested and taken to the city jail.

2200 block of North Elm Street — Denton officers were dispatched in reference to a report of an assault in progress.

Witnesses told police that a man was assaulting a woman by striking her with an open hand and a fist, grabbing her neck and dragging her, according to a police report.

— Bj Lewis

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.