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Blotter: Personal items stolen from apartment

A trove of personal items were stolen Thursday afternoon from an apartment in the 700 block of Hercules Drive, according to police.

Police arrived on the scene to discover the door had been unlocked during the burglary, and the suspects did not have to force their way inside, the report said.

Police also couldn’t lift fingerprints from the area because the victim, a man whom police did not identify, manipulated the door handle and touched numerous surfaces in the apartment, the report said.

Two Chicago Bulls baseball caps, a shoebox with about $150 in it, an “alleged” BB gun, a Samsung TV and a black rifle in a case were taken from the apartment, according to the report.

Other reports

1000 block of Manhattan Drive — A 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend of four months, according to a police report. The couple were living together at the time, the report said.

The man was arrested on a charge of assault causing bodily injury with a previous conviction for family violence, the report said. He was booked into Denton City Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

1700 block of South Loop 288 — Three unidentified people stole several pieces of clothing Thursday from Plato’s Closet, according to a police report. The caller reported the incident at 1:37 p.m. and no arrests have been made. The report did not provide any description of the suspects.

1900 block of Kingswood Court — Denton police arrested a 24-year-old man Wednesday night after a woman said she watched him break into his father’s pickup, according to a police report.

The woman called police at 11:41 p.m. and stayed on the line with dispatch until officers arrived, the report said. The man was arrested at the scene and charged with theft of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to Denton City Jail, and his bail was set at $20,000 for each charge.


From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 830 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 39 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton firefighters responded to 17 medical calls and one smoke scare.

Denton police posted 20 reports online.

— Julian Gill