Denton police say a credit card skimming device was found Wednesday at a gas pump at the Millennium Shell at 801 E. Sherman Drive.

Along with a technician from Shell, the owner of the business discovered the skimming device during a routine pump check on Wednesday. The device may have been in place since July 14, but that date is not yet confirmed, according to a news release from the Denton Police Department.

Police recommend that anyone who used a credit or debit card at the Millennium Shell gas pumps between July 14 and Wednesday review their card statements for suspicious or unauthorized charges. If you notice fraudulent activity, notify your financial institution and file a police report with the appropriate law enforcement agency, the release says.

Denton police said they plan to have the skimming device analyzed to identify the numbers of the compromised cards so that the department can notify financial institutions.

Other reports

500 block of Oakland Street — A witness called police Thursday evening to report a fight between two men, according to a police report.

After arriving, police spoke with one of the men, who said he and his wife were walking down the street when a dog without a leash ran up to them. The man’s wife pushed the dog to get away from it, after which the dog’s owner approached them and pushed the man multiple times.

The dog owner left the scene with the dog before police arrived, the report says.

1400 block of Bernard Street — A man called police Thursday night to report his vehicle’s back paper license plate had been stolen, according to a police report.

The same man also had multiple pairs of shoes stolen from a different vehicle about a week earlier, the report shows.

1200 block of Haggard Lane — A woman called police Thursday afternoon after a transient man moved some of his belongings onto her property, according to a police report.

The woman said the man refused to leave when she asked him to. The man was no longer there when police arrived but left his belongings, the report states.


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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,107 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 191 service and officer-initiated calls and made 10 arrests.

JUSTIN GRASS can be reached via Twitter at @JustinGrass10.

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