Denton police are looking for a suspect who fled the scene of an armed robbery at a Dollar General on Monday wearing cargo shorts and a purple Looney Tunes hoodie, according to Denton police.
Department spokesman Shane Kizer described the suspect as a thin-framed black man with dreadlocks with light-colored tips. He said the suspect had been in Dollar General in the 1100 block of South Avenue C for about 10 minutes before one of the clerks called police at 10:13 p.m. after the suspect left.
The man, Kizer said, walked into the store about five minutes before the store's 10 p.m. closing time and displayed a handgun to the two clerks. After ordering the employees around the store, he left with between $1,500 and $2,000 of cash from a safe, Kizer said. The man also stole several gift cards, he said.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Corinth police arrest roofing scam suspect
Police arrested a 37-year-old Corinth man last week in connection to an alleged roofing scam in which he took homeowner's pre-construction deposits on behalf of his company without completing the work, according to a press release from Corinth police.
Charles Fairchild was taken to Denton County Jail on Friday on a charge of theft of property between $30,000 and $150,000. He posted his $5,000 bond the same day. The press release did not elaborate on the reason for that specific charge, but it said Corinth, Denton and Carrollton police had filed multiple cases against him for alleged scams.
Police said Fairchild took the deposits on behalf of his company, Metroplex Roof and Fence, Inc., and never started the work.
Corinth police are asking any Corinth or Shady Shores resident who fell victim to Fairchild to call Investigator Tim Dial at 940-498-2017 or email him email@example.com.
2200 block of Corsair Lane — A 38-year-old man was arrested for assault Monday after being denied treatment at Denton County MHMR.
Officers responded to a suicidal person call just before noon, but found evidence that the man assaulted a 36-year-old female relative with a weapon, according to a police report. The man told police that he was having suicidal thoughts and they took him to MHMR for services. Denton County MHMR treats people with a mental health diagnosis or developmental disabilities.
The center would not admit him because he had been drinking, the report states. Instead he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
It is unclear from the police report what type of weapon was used in the assault and what injuries the woman had.
3600 block of McKinney Street — A store manager told police she saw one of her employees drinking and stealing prescription drugs while at work at Family Dollar.
Officers responded to a theft report around 10:15 a.m. Monday at the store. The 37-year-old manager said she was monitoring the video cameras for a suspicious person when she saw one of her employees take a beer from a case and go into the bathroom.
When the manager went into the bathroom, she found the empty can. She told officers she also saw the employee go into the office and take acetaminophen with codeine pills from her purse.
The manager filed a report because the employee had already left for the day.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 977 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 32 people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 150 calls for service and made 11 arrests.
Denton firefighters responded to 60 medical calls, nine vehicle crashes and one building fire.