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Blotter: Truck hits Recycled Books on the Square

The driver of a white Ford F-150 said he accidentally pushed the accelerator instead of the brake pedal Thursday while parked in front of Recycled Books Records CDs,  causing him to lightly clip a pedestrian and hit the front of the building.  

Denton police spokesman Bryan Cose said the truck jumped on the sidewalk and "barely" hit a pedestrian, who did not have major injuries. The driver was not injured.  

The truck broke a large window pane and a portion of the front facade. The driver was able to leave  the scene in the vehicle without a citation, Cose said. 

Other reports 

1700 block of Riney Road — A suspect managed to get away with a broken stove this week after breaking into a vacant home in north Denton, according to police. 

The owner of the home reported the incident about 4 p.m. Wednesday. She said the burglary occurred after 9 a.m. Saturday. No arrests have been made.  

2000 block of Mercedes Road — A 31-year-old man said someone who was supposed to give him a ride Wednesday stole his new Xbox game system. 

The victim said he was getting dressed in another room when the person stole the console. The report did not specify whether the suspect fled the scene after the alleged theft. The victim reported the incident at 3 p.m. Wednesday, and no arrests were made. 

2000 block of West Windsor Drive — A 60-year-old man's pants and wallet were stolen from his locker at the North Lakes Recreation Center on Wednesday, according to police.

Police took a report about 1 p.m. but did not make any arrests.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 971 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 51 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 135 calls for service and made four arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 20 medical calls, four vehicle crashes and four calls for public service.