A dog sitter called Denton police Sunday afternoon to report that someone had stolen the German shepherd he was watching, according to a police report. The dog had been stolen from the backyard of a home in the 2200 block of Bowling Green Street.

Officers did not believe that the dog had escaped on its own, said Khristen Jones, spokeswoman for the Denton Police Department.

“The officers checked the backyard and it didn’t appear that the dog could have gotten out without someone opening the gate,” she said.

Police reached out to the dog’s owner after they were unable to find it, Jones said.

The name, age and sex of the dog are not indicated in the report. There are currently no suspects.

Other reports

11900 block of Willet Way — Officers responded after a 72-year-old woman moving out of her house reported that a moving company driver had taken off with her household items, which are valued at around $20,000, Jones said.

The victim stated the suspect drove off with her property in retaliation after he demanded more money and she refused to pay, the report shows. A receipt produced by the victim indicates she had already paid the moving company for their services, with no additional fees required.

The moving company, which hired the driver third-party, is cooperating with police, Jones said. No arrests have been made and the victim’s property has yet to be recovered.

1800 block of Westminster Street — A 46-year-old man reported two watches and a ring missing Sunday afternoon after a cable internet technician had done work in his home the previous day, a police report shows. The items were valued at around $400. No arrests have been made.

1500 block of South Loop 288 — Walmart employees called the police after a 41-year-old woman allegedly stole 12 shirts worth a total of $60 on Sunday afternoon, according to a police report.

The police issued the suspect citations for theft under $100 and criminal trespass but did not make an arrest.


From 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday:

  • Denton firefighters responded to 144 medical calls, 14 vehicle crashes, one building fire, three cooking fires, two grass fires and one trash fire.

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