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Blotter: Three teens arrested on theft charges after one attempts to flee

Three teenagers were arrested on low-level theft charges Wednesday after stealing merchandise from the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the 3900 block of Teasley Lane, police said. 

Officers were dispatched to the Wal-Mart about 11:30 a.m. There, they received a description of the suspects: an 17-year-old woman, 18-year-old man and 19-year-old man. The police report did not specify what they allegedly stole from the store.

Police later found the trio in the area when the 19-year-old man took off running into a nearby neighborhood, police said. Officers arrested the other two teenagers on charges of theft under $100. They found the second man and arrested him on charges of theft under $100, evading arrest, and on other outstanding Denton police warrants for consumption of alcohol by a minor and trespassing on school grounds.

All three individuals were taken to Denton City Jail.

Other reports 

2800 block of Mayhill Road — A 23-year-old woman said she had been assaulted twice in two days at Mayhill Hospital, which treats psychiatric patients.

The woman reported the second assault about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. She told police the suspect, who was not identified or described in the report, hit her once in the face during the first assault on Wednesday.

During the second assault, the suspect reportedly beat her head against the ground. 

The severity of the victim's injuries is unclear. It's also unclear whether she worked at the hospital. Police took photos of the woman, but no arrests were made.

3400 block of Joyce Lane — A 21-year-old woman said a person slapped and choked her multiple times Thursday near the Autumn Ridge Apartments. 

Police took an offense report at the location, but no arrests were made.

Intersection of Bryan and Oak Streets — A person had spray painted "gang signs" on a dumpster between Tuesday and Thursday morning, according to a police report.

A caller reported the graffiti about 11 a.m. Thursday, but no arrests were made.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 864 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 40 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 156 calls for service and made 21 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and one gas leak.