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Blotter: No arrests made in Good Sam embezzlement case

The suspect accused of stealing approximately $345,000 from Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village remains at large, according to authorities. 

Spokesmen with the Denton Police Department and Denton County Sheriff's Office said no arrests have been made since the suspect, who has only been identified as a former Good Sam employee, was indicted last week on a felony theft charge. 

The Denton County District Attorney's Office, which filed the charge at large, declined to release the suspect's name before an arrest. First Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck said the indictment is sealed until the person is taken into custody. 

"They are not public until the arrest," she said in an email last week. 

Good Samaritan is a long-term care center that offers independent housing, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing services. The Denton Village campus, in the 2500 block of Hinkle Drive, includes an 88-bed nursing home for residents who need skilled care. It also includes about 60 twin homes and 170 apartments for independent seniors.

Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer said the alleged embezzlement took place from April 26, 2013, to March 1 of this year. He said the suspect used primarily checks and credit cards to pay for personal expenses, including rent, car payments and tickets to at least one football game. The suspect, Kizer said, also used the money to make tuition payments at a university in Arkansas. 

Other report

1500 block of Meadow Street — Denton police found tool marks on a woman's window frame Thursday after she heard someone slamming her door with their full body weight, according to a police report. 

The woman, 28, heard the noise in her unit at the CastleRock at Denton Apartments. Police responded to the suspicious noise call about 1 a.m. 

The woman said she heard someone pulling on her door for several minutes. She heard what sounded like someone slamming their body weight against the door, trying to break it down, according to a police report. 

Police found took marks on the window but could not locate a suspect on the scene. No other units in the woman's building appeared to be damaged. The investigation is ongoing. 

Intersection of East Sycamore Street and Crawford Street — Police found illegal drugs in an abandoned vehicle that tried to evade police earlier Thursday night, according to a report. 

Denton police initially tried to stop the vehicle about 9 p.m. near the intersection of South Bradshaw and East Sycamore streets. They found the vehicle about a block away about 10:30 p.m., the police report said. 

The report did not specify the type of drugs found in the vehicle, and police did not locate any suspects. No arrests were made. 

1200 block of Cleveland Street — Two pizzas were stolen from a Pizza Hut delivery driver on Thursday at the Gateway at Denton apartments, according to a police report. 

The man said they were stolen while he was attempting to make a delivery, but the report did not say whether he saw the suspect. No arrests were made. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 907 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 25 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 136 calls for service and made six arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 12 medical calls, one vehicle crash and one system malfunction.