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Blotter: Bank and tax statements, blank checks stolen from Denton pizzeria

A bag containing bank and tax statements, as well as several blank checks, was stolen Monday night from Roman's Pizza, according to a police report.

The family-owned business, in the 3000 block of North Elm Street, has been open for more than 25 years.

Police initially received a report at about 8 p.m. that four teenagers entered the restaurant and stole a money bag. The restaurant owner said the bag didn't contain money but actually bank and tax statements, along with about 30 blank checks in the business' name.

Police later determined that only one person was responsible for the alleged theft, according to the report. They couldn't find the male suspect or the money bag when they searched the area, and officers were unable to obtain security camera footage of the incident, the report said.

No arrests were made.

Other reports

2700 block of West University Drive — Officials at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office have not been able to reach family members of the homeless man who drowned late Sunday in a retention pond during a heavy thunderstorm.

Typically, a deceased person's name is not publicly released until their next of kin has been notified.  

Authorities said the man, who was found in a retention pond near the Wal-Mart at the Rayzor Ranch Marketplace, was in his 50s. Officials said his family has been especially tough to track down because the victim had numerous forms of identification from several states, including New York, Idaho, Wyoming and Florida.

1000 block of Edinburg Lane — A man said he was injured Monday after his children's mother tried to drop off their children at his house while he was going to work, according to a police report.

The woman was gone when police arrived on the scene at about noon. The report said she tried to drop off the children at their father's house, but he had to go to work. The 28-year-old man tried to put the children back in the vehicle with the woman and make them leave, the report said.

The man later sustained injuries, and his house was damaged, according to the report. The report did not specify who or what caused the damage or the injuries. Police completed an offense report, but no arrests were made.

200 block of Inman Street — Denton police responded to two separate calls alleging burglary and assault, respectively, at the Forum at Denton Station student apartments on Monday night.

A 19-year-old woman called police claiming that her PlayStation game system and Samsung TV was stolen from her apartment. About an hour later, police responded to a domestic disturbance at the apartment complex, where a 22-year-old man had been slapped by his girlfriend while standing outside, the report said.

No arrests were made in either case, according to police reports.


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 798 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 29 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton firefighters responded to 29 medical calls, one vehicle accident, one building and one cooking fire.

Denton police handled 145 calls for service and made five arrests.