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Blotter: Police investigate shoe theft with help from store employee

Denton police were able to identify a suspect who reportedly stole a pair of Nike sneakers from Famous Footwear on Thursday afternoon, but officers didn't make an arrest. 

A witness saw the man leave the store about 12 p.m. and get into an older model Lincoln vehicle in the parking lot. A Famous Footwear employee followed the vehicle and wrote down the license plate for police. Officers eventually found the Lincoln at its registered address, according to the police report. 

The driver turned out not to be the suspect, but the driver gave police enough information to identify the alleged thief, the report said.  

The investigation is ongoing. 

Other reports 

1200 block of East Hickory Street — A 21-year-old woman said two people assaulted her Wednesday at an apartment complex near the Denton County Courts Building, according to a police report.  The male and female suspects fled the scene before police arrived, and no arrests were made.  

900 block of South Elm Street — A 26-year-old man was arrested on a drug possession charge during a traffic stop Wednesday near South Elm Street and Eagle Drive, according to police. 

The police report did not specify the reason for the traffic stop or type of drug. Police said the man was found with narcotics in penalty group 1, which includes methamphetamine, cocaine and multiple opioids. 

1800 block of Emery Street — An elderly woman's grandson reportedly stole her money and garage door opener from her west Denton home on Wednesday. 

The 86-year-old woman, who filed the report with police about 4:30 p.m., said she was out of the house at the time. It's unclear whether the suspect forced entry into the home. No arrests were made. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 909 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 40 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 148 calls for service and made 5 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 46 medical calls, nine vehicle crashes and one building fire.