Walmart might be looking for a new cashier following a revelation Saturday afternoon.

An asset protection officer at the store in the2700 block of West University Drive reported to police that a 17-year-old employee had been stealing from cash registers during the day.

The caller told police that two registers worked by the juvenile had come up $2,160 short for the day.

“The complainant had also reviewed footage and records pertaining to previous days the suspect had worked and believed the suspect to have taken more than $7,000 in the previous two weeks,” Jones said.

Jones said the worker was arrested on a charge of theft and was issued a criminal trespass notice from the business.

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2900 block of West University Drive — Two Arlington residents found themselves in a sticky situation while driving Saturday evening.

“The complainant stated that an unknown suspect threw a drink into their vehicle from another moving vehicle,” said Khristen Jones, police spokeswoman.

Jones said the incident seemed to be unprovoked, but it is currently under investigation.

The 52- and 32-year-old occupants of an undisclosed vehicle said a red beverage was thrown at them while both vehicles were moving in the same direction.

500 block of South Locust Street — A man with dozens of similar prior convictions was arrested Saturday night on a charge of public intoxication.

A caller reported to police that the 57-year-old man had been sitting in the street, but he was seated on the sidewalk when officers arrived, Jones said.

Jones said officers asked the man if he had a safe ride home. When they noticed his slurred speech and inability to answer questions, police determined he was intoxicated and arrested him.

According to Denton County records, the man was released from jail less than a month ago after being arrested for the same reason. At that time, he had no known address.


From 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, the Denton Police Department handled 160 service and officer-initiated calls and made 11 arrests.

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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