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Blotter: Woman says she was duped by phone scam

A woman called police Thursday after an unidentified caller scammed her out of two $100 gift cards, according to a police report.

The woman, 58, said someone called her claiming she won $9,000, and the caller said she needed to send two $100 gift cards to claim the prize money, according to the report.

The woman bought the two gift cards and gave the caller the information from the cards. But when she checked the gift cards later, she discovered the money had been taken off, the report said.

The woman said the caller asked her to send more gift cards, but she refused. She filed the theft report with police about 5:40 p.m. Thursday.

Other reports

Intersection of Crawford Street and Hickory Street — Police pulled a 26-year-old woman over on Thursday for running a stop sign and found less than a gram of marijuana in her possession and an unrestrained child in the vehicle, according to a police report.

Denton police arrested the woman on a possession of marijuana charge and cited her for running the stop sign and having an unrestrained child. She was taken to Denton City Jail. The report did not include the age of the child.

2600 block of West Oak Street — A woman said Thursday her speaker box containing subwoofers was stolen from the back of her vehicle in the past week.

According to a police report, the 19-year-old woman said she hadn't been in her vehicle in about a week. Police responded to the call about 8:15 p.m. but did not make any arrests.

2000 block of Shady Oaks Drive — A 23-year-old man was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge after police stopped his vehicle for driving 12 mph over the speed limit, according to a police report.

Police pulled the car over when they saw it traveling east on Shady Oaks Drive. The report said the car was driving 42 mph, and the posted speed limit is 30 mph. It's unclear if he was driving the vehicle at the time or if he was a passenger.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 941 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 37 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and one passenger vehicle fire.

Denton police posted 21 reports online.