Friday, May 31, 2013

                         THE COP SHOP

Man took baseball bat to knife fight

Officers responding to a fight in the 2400 block of Charlotte Street late Thursday night found a man with a stab wound in his right arm. The man said he was in a fight earlier and punched a man in the face. Then he went home to his apartment. When he arrived he grabbed a baseball bat and walked down into the parking lot where he was confronted by two men he had previously been in the fight with. They assaulted him, he said, and one of them stabbed him.

Other reports

3900 block of Grant Parkway - A 21-year-old man called police about 7 p.m. Thursday about a burglary. He told responding officers that a juvenile came into his home and stole a 12-pack of Pepsi. The juvenile was still there, and the officers turned him over to juvenile authorities.

1200 block if Avenue A - Officers who were investigating drug activity at an apartment found a teen-aged girl there. They knew she was a runaway but she gave them a wrong name to avoid being detected. They turned her over to juvenile authorities.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

                         THE COP SHOP

Officer Proves Woman Wrong About Leaving

A woman swore that no one could make her leave a motel where she wasn't registered Wednesday afternoon, but an officer proved her wrong.
The officer received a call from the Knights Inn in the 600 block of North Interstate 35 about 2:30 p.m. The manager said he was trying to make a woman leave who was causing a disturbance and was not a registered guest. When the officer arrived he could hear the woman cursing the manager.
The officer noted that he told the woman to leave at least six times and she said that no one could make her. The officer placed her in handcuffs, charged her with criminal trespass and took her to jail. A man who was with the woman also was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.

Other reports

1900 block of Sam Bass Street - An officer responding to a report of a family violence disturbance found a 22-year-old woman with choke marks around her neck and bruises on her face, neck and back. She showed the officer a bite mark on her arm as well. She said her boyfriend attacked her because she wanted to return to her own apartment.
The boyfriend denied having assaulted her, but he had two prior arrests for the same offense and a pending court date for one of them. The officer took him to jail.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


                         THE COP SHOP

Man tries to eat evidence

An officer was suspicious when he saw marijuana leaves on a man's shirt and in his lap Tuesday night so he asked him to step out of his car. He had made a traffic stop in the 300 block of South I-35 about 11:15 p.m. when he saw the man fail to use his turn signal. Once the driver was out of the car the officer could see marijuana leaves in the seat of the car as well. He could see that the man was chewing something, so he asked him to open his mouth. His tongue and the inside of his mouth were coated with marijuana. The driver admitted he tried to eat his stash when he saw the red lights come on behind him. He was taken to jail on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Other reports

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Eating the evidence

The driver appeared to be chewing and he had marijuana leaves in his lap, so an officer asked him to get out of his car Tuesday night. He noticed the man also had leaves on his shirt and there were leaves in the seat. The officer asked the man to open his mouth, and his tongue was coated with cannabis. He admitted to the officer that he was trying to eat the evidence after he saw the red lights of a police car behind him. The officer had stopped the driver for failing to use his turn signal in the 300 block of South I-35 service road about 11:15 p.m. He took the man to jail on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Other reports

700 block of Sunset Street - A man in a maroon truck stopped at a pizza delivery business Tuesday and stole a Dominoes Pizza lighted car topper off one of the delivery cars, according to a police report.

500 block of Inman Street - The woman was moving, she said, and she left a box of clothing and shoes with a friend overnight. When she left the friend's apartment Monday the friend and her roommate were arguing. When she returned the next day, someone had poured bleach all over her property that had been in the box. She suspects the roommate, she said.

2900 block of Terry Court - Someone in Kansas is using her maiden name and her social security number, a woman told Denton police Tuesday. She said she has learned the identifying information was used to open a Direct TV account and at a hospital emergency room.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

                        THE COP SHOP

Theft trades up

A man who lives in the 3300 block of Evers Parkway  reported Monday morning that someone came into his garage and stole a bicycle. The garage door was open and the victim believed the burglary took place between 7 and 10 a.m. The thief left a children's bicycle behind, according to the police report.

Other reports

3600 block of Country Club Road - A man called police Monday to report that a woman who was staying with him had threatened him harm. The woman was not at the house when an officer arrived but the victim turned over identification cards, credit cards and blank checks he said the woman had that did not belong to her.

500 block of Retama Street - Communications officers lost contact late Monday morning after a woman called to say that her boyfriend had hit her. When the dispatchers were able to reach the woman again she said the boyfriend had taken her phone from her, disconnected it, and hit her again. Responding officers arrested the man on charges of family violence assault and interfering with an emergency call.

1100 block of Fort Worth Drive - An officer on foot patrol and a bar Monday night was flagged down by a witness who said he believed two men were smoking crack cocaine behind the bar. The officer checked and found the two men, ages 63 and 53, sharing a pipe of marijuana. Both men had outstanding warrants and the officer arrested them. He found weapons on both men and added charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon.

2700 block of Colorado Boulevard - Someone threw a brick though his apartment window, a 23-year-old man reported about 11:30 Monday night. The man had no idea who threw the brick.

Monday, May 27, 2013

                          THE COP SHOP

Sleeping got him in trouble

Officers responding to a report of a homeless man sleeping in a restaurant in the 300 block of West University Drive early Saturday arrested him, but not for vagrancy.
The officers arrived about 12:45 a.m. and checked on the man. He had outstanding warrants, so he was taken into custody. In his backpack the officers found quantities of methamphetamines, marijuana, Xanex, drug paraphernalia and an illegal knife.
They took the man to jail on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawfully carrying a weapon. He also was held on an outstanding warrant for having an animal at large.

Other reports

500 block of Londonderry Lane - Officers responding to a report of an injured child at a hospital emergency room found a 4-year-old boy with black-and-blue belt bruises all over his backside. The mother reported that her former boyfriend whipped the boy with a belt and also hit him in the head with a hairbrush. The child's biological father took custody of him after he was treated.

1900 Denison Street - A caller reported he was following a car burglar Sunday about 1 p.m., and officers were able to stop the car. They arrested a 25-year-old man on burglary charges after stopping the vehicle he was driving.

800 block of Gregg Street - Police arrested a 26-year-old man Sunday afternoon after he called to complain that an acquaintance hit him with a croquet mallet. He said he was walking past the man's house when the man yelled at him, calling him a name. He said he yelled back at the man, calling him a name as well. He said the man chased him and hit him with the mallet. He had outstanding warrants for public intoxication and soliciting money without a  permit, so he was taken to jail. His injuries were photographed and an investigation is continuing.

West Congress Street at Elm Street - Callers notified police about 6:30 p.m. Saturday that a man displayed a 9mm pistol and then got into a PT Cruiser and left. Officers found the man walking down an alley to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Elm Street. The man ran when he saw the officers. They caught him, and he said the pistol was a BB gun and he brandished it during an altercation with another man. They found the BB pistol in his Cruiser and charged him displaying a firearm and evading arrest.

Friday, May 24, 2013

                         THE COP SHOP

Woman arrested for fighting

Officers responding to a report of a disturbance about 1:20 a.m.Thursday found two women on the ground fighting. One of the women had a cut above one knee.
The officers separated the women. They called paramedics to check out the injured woman and they then issued her a citation causing a disturbance.
The second woman fought with the officers when they tried to detain her. She was taken to jail on charges of fighting in public, resisting arrest and two outstanding warrants.

Other reports

1300 block of South Loop 288 - A woman reported that she left her purse on the seat of her locked car while she visited a business just before noon Thursday.When she returned she discovered that someone had broken her car window and stole her handbag. Her friend's car was parked next to hers, according to the report. The friend's car window was broken as well but nothing was taken.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

                           THE COP SHOP

Police search for rock vandals

Two people called police about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday to report that someone threw rocks at their vehicles as they drove eastbound in the 2500 block of East University Drive. Officers arrived and found no one in the area. However, they found a cache of rocks piled up as ammunition where the vandals had been. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

2200 block of Brinker Road - A 46-year-old woman told police Wednesday that she tried to make an appointment with her doctor and was refused. She was told that someone had been filling her prescriptions at drugstores in numerous cities. It was not her, she told arriving officers. She was in jail at the time.

3400 block of Mustang Drive - She was trying to sell a wedding dress on Craig's List, a woman told police. She was asking $800 for it. A woman purchased it but when her check arrived it was made out for $2,800. Her bank told her the check was a forgery.

3200 block of Club View Drive - A woman reported Wednesday that she sold a piece of furniture on E-Bay. The purchaser sent it back and it had been damaged. The purchaser made a claim to E-Bay and her money was refunded. Meanwhile, the victim cannot resell the furniture because it is damaged.

2600 block of Mayhill Road - He applied for a loan online, a man reported Wednesday, and he had to send along money for an application fee. The online loan company denied his loan and kept his money, he said.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

                           THE COP SHOP

Lowe's reports robbery

An employee of Lowe's in the 1200 block of South Loop 288 reported about 10 p.m. Tuesday that a man stole $2,500 worth of merchandise from the store and threatened him with a Taser when he tried to stop him. There was no information about what merchandise was taken.

Other reports

800 block of Bernard Street - Officers responding to a noise complaint about 7:50 p.m. found a man outside an apartment who reeked of marijuana. The officers reported they could also smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from the apartment, even though the door was closed. Inside they could see drug paraphernalia in plain sight. They told the man he was under arrest and asked him whether he wanted to put on some shoes. He did. When they looked for the shoes they found more marijuana. About that time the suspect's roommate arrived. He gave the officers permission to search the apartment, and they found a large amount of marijuana and a large amount of cash. Both men were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

700 block of Congress Street - A 14-year-old girl reported about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday that another girl blocked her inside a choir practice room to try to get her to fight.

2300 Ranch House Drive - Police arrested three 19-year-old men on charges of theft of a firearm and engaging in organized criminal activity about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after two victims reported they were burglarizing their car. Details were not available.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013



I want to explain the reasons this blog crime report is not as detailed as my old reports were in the newspaper. The police department now has a web site open only to reporters which it has graciously allowed me to access. On this site are the reports. But they are only synopses of the actual narratives that I used to see. Depending on the reporting officer, they may be several sentences long, or one sentence long, or the narrative space may contain nothing at all. I love reporting crime news and I wish that I could do a better job but this is what I have to work with. Because I write the reports early so they can be viewed before you start your day I have no access to a public information officer for more details. But I still am trying to get the news to you, so don't give up on me!

Burglars apparently disappointed

Burglars went to a lot of trouble to get inside two businesses, according to Monday's crime reports, but they left with no booty.
Officers responding to a burglar alarm at Sally Beauty in the 1400 block of South Loop 288 about 6 p.m. Monday found that someone had pried the back door open. Once inside, the intruders sawed open a safe. Nothing was taken.
And employees of 84 Lumber reported about 5:45 a.m. Monday that sometime Saturday afternoon or later someone pried open the front door of that business in the 3100 block of Jim Crystal Road.
Once inside the intruders cut the phone line, which shut down the alarm system. Then they ransacked the office but apparently found nothing of value. The employees reported that nothing appeared to be missing except perhaps some pens.

Other reports

2200 West Prairie Street - A 22-year-old woman reported about 2 p.m. Monday that her girlfriend assaulted her during an argument. Officers found the 22-year-old suspect sitting on the apartment steps and charged her with family violence assault.

3600 block of Country Club Road - A man reported that his former girlfriend had obtained a restraining order against him. But she was following him around and harassing him, he told police.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Your floorboard is not a good hiding place for your purse!

A woman reported to Denton police Friday afternoon that she lost her purse and all its contents to a car burglar.
She said she arrived at her vet's office in the 2700 block of James Street and got her dog out of the car. She placed her handbag in the floor behind the front seat and locked the car.
While she was in the office with her dog another customer came inside and notified her that someone had broken out the back driver's window of the car. When she checked she discovered the purse, containing her identification, her cell phone, debit card and checkbook, along with some cash, was missing. An investigation is continuing.
Police advise never to leave anything of value in a vehicle, even if it is locked. Floorboards are the first place burglars look.

Other reports

1200 block of East Hickory Street - A 24-year-old woman called police about 11:30 Thursday night to report that her boyfriend's former girlfriend assaulted her outside the boyfriend's apartment. She did not want to press charges.

800 block of Swan Park - A man said he put up his part of the bargain in an online gun deal but the seller never sent him the weapon. He found the gun he wanted on an online gun-trading web site, he said. He sent the seller a money order, which was cashed, but he never received the gun.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Arrests plentiful Tuesday

Police charged four men with robbery about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday after finding them threatening a man and ransacking his apartment.
Neighbors called to report they could hear men shouting "Give me the money!" and "I'm going to kill you!" in an apartment in the 3400 block of Joyce Lane. Officers arrived and detained four men. The victim said they entered his apartment and ransacked it looking for valuables. They threatened to kill him, he said. The four were charged with robbery.

Other reports

900 block of Fort Worth Drive - Residents called 911 about a reckless driver about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and officers found the driver. She was intoxicated, and while arresting her the officers found numerous illegal drugs in her handbag, according to the report.
The charged with female driver with DWI, possession of paraphernalia, possession of K2, possession of marijuana, and possession of a dangerous drug.

2000 block of Teasley Lane - A woman called for help in getting rid of her 22-year-old nephew about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday but he was gone by the time officers arrived. The officers went to the apartment where he lives and found him there. They saw a woman holding her neck who said he struck her with his fist. The nephew refused to answer any questions from an officer and spit on him, according to the report. He was taken to jail, where he continued to fight with officers and suffered an injury in the scuffle. The officers called medics, who treated the eye. He was placed in a detox cell and charged with assault, harassment of a public servant, resisting arrest and possession of a dangerous drug.

1800 block of West University Drive - A Dallas cab driver called for help Thursday night because a woman rode to a Denton store and then refused to pay for the trip. An officer found her inside a store inhaling from a can that contained compressed air. The 35-year-old woman was charged with theft of service, possession of a volatile chemical and Carrollton and McKinney warrants.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Boys' prank ends in threats

Two boys came to their mother Tuesday after a prank that "went viral" on UTube then went wrong.
The mother told police that the boys and a friend played a prank at the Denton day labor site Saturday and filmed it. They uploaded it to the popular video site and numerous people watched it. But then the boys began receiving threatening comments on the site and tweets on Twitter accounts. The mother is afraid the boys will come to harm.

Other reports

2700 West University Drive - Police continue to investigate a crime that occurred about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Officers responded to the WalMart parking lot after a man called to report that he and a friend were being held at knifepoint in a Green Ford Focus there. After an investigation the officers arrested three men on charges of aggravated kidnapping and Dallas and Lewisville warrants. The victims, ages 26 and 28, were from Lewisville and Dallas. No more information was listed on the report.

5700 block of Mills Road - Several people called police about 4:30 p.m. Monday to report that one of their neighbors was outside with a shotgun shooting cats and confronting people. They last saw him with a pistol, according to the report. The report listed another man as being arrested for fighting in public, but there was no word on whether they ever found the suspect.

700 block of Fort Worth Drive - A man called police about 12:30 p.m. Monday to report that a convenience store clerk chased him with a piece of wood.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Woman arrested on mother's property

A 21-year-old woman who had been criminally trespassed from her mother's property last year showed up again Monday and caused a disturbance so her mother called police.
The 47-year-old mother lives in the 1300 block of Mayhill Road. She called about 10 p.m. asking for help. The daughter was at her house yelling and arguing, she said, and she wanted her removed.
Officers arrested the daughter on a charge of criminal trespass. Meanwhile, the mother searched the daughter's belongings and found a bag of methamphetamines. The officers added charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Other reports

700 block of Oakland Street - He loaned his car to a woman he knows, a man reported Monday, because she needed to visit her mother for a few hours on Mother's Day. But it had been more than 36 hours since she took the car, he reported about noon, and she had not returned it. She would not answer her telephone or return messages, he told police.

100 block of First Street - An officer responding to a suspected drunk driver found a woman who had been swerving back and forth, hitting curbs and switching her headlights on and off. The woman had struck another car and knocked off a side mirror, the caller said. The officer arrested the woman on a charge of DWI. She struggled against him when he tried to place her in handcuffs and scratched him, he reported. He added a charge of assault on a public servant to her woes.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Child remains in critical condition after shooting

A 5-year-old boy remains in critical condition today in a Denton hospital after being accidentally shot in the head Saturday by another child.

Police spokesman Orlando Hinojosa said Monday that the boy remained critical with a gunshot wound in the head after an 8-year-old friend pointed a .22-caliber rifle at him and fired about 11:40 a.m. The boy and his mother live with the boy's grandparents in the 2700 block of Stockton Street, the officer said. The grandparents were at home, along with other children, but the boy's parents were at work, he said.

No charges had been filed as of Monday morning, but the investigation is continuing and charges associated with recklessly leaving a weapon for a child to find are possible. No decision has been made at this time, he said.

Other reports

200 block of Inman Street - Police arrested a man on charges of public intoxication and displaying a weapon in public early Saturday. A large crowd was gathered outdoors about 2:15 a.m. when the man reached inside a vehicle, grabbed the shotgun, pointed it into the crowd and pumped it, which would have put the gun at the ready to fire.

1200 block of East University Drive - Two men, ages 20 and 25, were arrested Saturday night on charges of fighting in public after police were called to a bowling alley.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Panhandler found with illegal knife

Officers responded to a truck stop in the 6000 block of North I-35 Friday evening after someone called complaining about two men panhandling truckers. The officers found the two men. One was released with a citation, but the officers discovered the other man had two outstanding warrants and placed him under arrest. In the man's clothing they found an illegal knife. he was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon and held on warrants for public intoxication and assault by contact.

Other reports

1200 block of Cleveland street - A college student reported Friday morning that someone came into his room and stole three textbooks sometime between May 2 and Thursday. He shares the apartment with three roommates, according to the report.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Man charged with leaving child at home alone

It started just after midnight Thursday when police were sent to check out a road hazard in the 1800 block of North Elm Street. They found a man in a vehicle stopped in the roadway and determined that he was intoxicated. They charged him with public intoxication and were about to take him to jail when he told them that his 6-year-old son was at home alone. They added charges of child endangerment and made arrangements for the child to be taken care of.

Other reports

200 block of East Sherman Drive - Officers responding to a car crash Thursday evening found the vehicle had missed a curve and struck a telephone pole. The driver was not inside the car. They found the man and determined that he was intoxicated. A search subsequent to arrest turned up a .357 magnum handgun in his clothing. A charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon was added.

2100 block of Acorn Bend - A couple called for police help, saying their 16-year-old son had run away. The responding officer learned that the teen had punched and kicked both parents while they tried to restrain him. When they find him they will charge him with family violence assault, according to the police report.

3100 block of Unicorn Drive - A Craig's List purse swap didn't work out, a woman reported Thursday afternoon. The victim said the other woman will not fulfill her part of the bargain and is now harassing and threatening her.

8100 block of Montecito - Police responded with paramedics to a report of a 2-month-old baby that was unconscious and not breathing about 2:15 a.m. Thursday. An investigation is continuing.

Montecito Boulevard - A 20-year-old woman reported Thursday afternoon that as she was walking down the street she was struck by a rock. She did not see who threw the rock.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Officer Attacked With Knife

Denton police charged a man with attempted capital murder of a peace officer and aggravated assault early Wednesday after he allegedly attacked a woman and a police officer with a knife.
Officers saw suspicious activity in the parking lot of a supermarket in the 2300 block of West University Drive shortly after 3 a.m. and decided to investigate. When they were near a car in the lot they could hear a woman screaming for help. They discovered she had been beaten and stabbed in the back, according to the police report.
As the officers were trying to determine what had happened a man walked up and one of the officers tried to talk to him. The man charged the officer with a knife, aiming to stab him in the throat, the report stated.
The officer managed to avoid the knife thrust and was not injured. He ordered the suspect to the ground and placed him under arrest. The woman was taken for treatment to a nearby hospital emergency room.
Shane McNally, 26, is being held on the charges.

Other reports

900 block of Ellison Park Circle - A 77-year-old man reported Wednesday that he filed his income tax and was expecting a check from the IRS. When it didn't arrive he checked and was told that someone else had used his identifying information to file their taxes.

7900 Mirror Rock Lane - Someone gained access to a woman's email and purchased merchandise through her WalMart account, a woman reported Wednesday.

1300 block of Bolivar Street - A woman reported Wednesday that she has received numerous telephone calls from someone who claims she owes money to a payday loan company and that a warrant is out for her arrest.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

                          THE COP SHOP

Church Vandalism

Someone broke a window at the Anna Street Church of Christ sometime late Tuesday, pushed a garden hose through the break and turned on the water. The pastor reported he arrived just before midnight and discovered the vandalism. He report significant flooding damage to the church. An investigation is continuing.

Other Reports

600 block of Hickory Street - A 40-year-old woman reported that a man she believes to be a drug dealer sent her a text saying she was going to die. She is frightened.

200 block of Inman Street - A maintenance man at an apartment complex flagged down officers about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, saying he could hear screaming coming from an apartment. The officers went to the apartment and found several people inside causing a disturbance. The issued citations to two people for possessing drug paraphernalia and arrested one man for possession of a controlled substance.

1200 block of Dallas Drive - A woman's baby daddy assaulted her, she told police about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was not there when officers arrived but an investigation is ongoing. The 20-year-old woman suffered a small cut from broken glass.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

                          THE COP SHOP

Woman Gets Sucked In By Vacuum Salesman

An 83-year-old woman reported Monday that on Friday she wrote a check to a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman for one of his products. He was supposed to bring the cleaner to her. He cashed her check, she said, but she has not seen him or her vacuum since.

Other Reports

2400 block of Bolivar Street - Someone entered a 25-year-old man's truck overnight, he reported Monday, and stole an engagement ring. An investigation is continuing.

400 block of Stroud Street - An online loan company required $200 upfront, a man reported to police Monday. He made the payment but never received his loan.

2800 block of Interstate 35E - After picking up his friend at the airport, a man stopped at a Denton restaurant for breakfast, he reported Monday. The two had been inside only about 30 minutes when someone notified them that their car had a smashed back window. When they checked they discovered that one bag belonging to each man had been stolen from the car.

Monday, May 6, 2013


4500 block of North I-35 - A 64-year-old woman reported Saturday that sometime between April 26 and April 28 someone took $21,100 from her room in a medical facility. She believes that a person she allows to come in the room to help her took the cash. An investigation is continuing.

3500 block of East McKinney Street - A 30-year-old man called police Sunday night to report that his roommate's girlfriend locked him out of the apartment and assaulted him while he was trying to protect his own girlfriend. Then the roommate's girlfriend called 911 to complain that he assaulted her. Officers sorted out their stories and separated them for the night. No arrests were made.

100 block of Inca Street - A former employee came into his house between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday, a man reported. He said the intruder took his vehicle keys, used them to open his vehicle in the driveway and steal a paint sprayer. Then the intruder returned the keys to the house, he said.

600 block of North Austin Street - A frightened woman called just before 6 a.m. Saturday asking for help in removing a strange man who was banging on her door. She said she thought he was drunk. Officers found the man still at the door and noticed that he was indeed impaired. They arrested him and found a syringe and bag of methamphetamines in his pockets.

2400 block of West Prairie Street - A frightened 60-year-old man called for help about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, saying someone was trying to kick in his front door. By the time officers arrived the door had been kicked open and the man was hiding in the back of the house. They found the suspect nearby and arrested him for burglary.

Avenue A at Mulberry Streets - A bar employee flagged down an officer about 2:40 a.m. Sunday asking for help with a drunk customer who wouldn't leave. Officers found a gun in the man's shirt pocket. They charged him with unlawfully carrying a weapon by a license holder.

200 block of Inman Street - Officers responding to a person-with-a-gun call just before 3 a.m. Saturday found the suspect leaving in a car. They charged him with disorderly conduct - displaying a firearm.

2500 block of I-35 - Paramedics took a 23-year-old man to a hospital emergency room early Saturday after a man he knows hit him in the head with two liquor bottles. The suspect was gone by the time police arrived but they obtained an arrest warrant and were looking for him.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Woman Scammed in Supermarket

Two woman who were supposed to be strangers to each other worked together to defraud a 69-year-old woman of $3,100 Monday, according to a police report.
The woman said she was buying groceries in a grocery store in the 500 block of West University Drive about 3:15 p.m. when a woman walked up to her and asked for directions. She could not help the woman, she said, but another woman came up to them and said she could give the first woman directions to the place she wanted to go.
Those two women then began discussing why the first woman needed to get to the place.  The victim was drawn into the discussion, and she learned that the first woman had a winning lottery ticket for $3 million. She said she was in the U.S. illegally and could not collect her prize. The three women then talked about how she might collect the money.
The victim could not explain the logic of what happened next, but said she agreed to take the other two women on a quest for the winnings. She was convinced that she needed to contribute cash but insisted that she did not expect part of the lottery winnings. She said they first visited a bank where the second woman claimed to have retrieved cash for her part of the endeavor. Then she drove to her bank, where she withdrew $3,100.
Then the three women drove to an office supply store, where the victim went inside to try to buy W-2 forms for the first woman to use in some way to further her quest for the lottery winnings. She left her bank envelope full of cash with the two women while she went inside the store, she said. She was told that she could not purchase W-2 forms, so she went back to her car. She discovered that both women and her cash were gone. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

200 block of Coronado - A man reported Monday that his former girlfriend is sending him threatening and harassing e-mails and texts. He said she recently sent him a photo of her burning his motorcycle jacket.

2200 block of Denison Street - A 21-year-old woman reported to police Tuesday that she recently moved out of a residence before a package she had ordered was delivered. Now she is trying to retrieve the package but her former roommate won't give it to her without being paid cash.

800 Dixon Lane - Someone hacked into his computer and set up a account, a 41-year-old man reported Tuesday.Whoever set up the account used his e-mail and correct password and used his UNT student ID as a username.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Can't We All Just Get Along?

Officers responding to a report of a fight in a parking lot in the 900 block of Bernard Street about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday sorted out relationships and former relationships and made the following report: They learned on the way to the call that guns and knives might be involved. They learned that someone was trying to leave the scene in a silver SUV. An officer stopped the vehicle and found a couple inside. The male was bleeding from a knife wound in the thigh.
The woman said her niece's former boyfriend began arguing with her and then attacked her. Her own boyfriend intervened, she said, and the niece's former boyfriend produced a big switchblade knife and stabbed her boyfriend in the leg. The niece's former boyfriend then fled the scene.

Other Reports

1700 block of Teasley Lane - Officers responded to a fight call just before 10 p.m. Wednesday and found the participants still in the area. They arrested a 19-year-old man for public intoxication. A search turned up a switchblade knife in his clothing. He was charged with both offences.

900 block of Scott Street - Another fight call report came in about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officers chased the fleeing suspects and caught the 18- and 19- year old men. Two victims reported they got into an argument with them and they attacked them. The suspects were charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I think we are going to have to import a more interesting bunch of criminals people, or maybe just get the police to write a few more details on those little blurbs they release as police reports nowadays. Only 10 reports to peruse today. One of them listed as "info only" had no info. WTH?
OK, rant over. Here is what it is.

1800 block of Ruddell Street - Someone burglarized her home, a 48-year-old woman reported Tuesday. The report did not report what was stolen. It did say there was no sign of forced entry, but the woman explained that she had been leaving her door unlocked the past four Tuesdays to allow entry by an exterminator.

1000 block of Sandpiper - A man reported Tuesday that he realized someone has stolen the air conditioner unit from outside his house. The unit was worth more than $1,500, according to the police report.

3500 block of East McKinney Street - A man rose Tuesday morning and realized that someone stole his patio furniture during the night, according to a police report.

500 block of Inman - Her former boyfriend, convinced that she had another man in her bedroom, broke down her door about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reported. The report did not indicate whether there was another man in the room.