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A 32-year-old man from Burleson died of drowning Sunday in Lewisville Lake, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The victim was identified as Andrew Tebbs.

The Hickory Creek Police Department did not respond to a call seeking information about the circumstances of the man’s death or where it occurred. The medical examiner’s office lists his death as an accident.

Multiple cars burglarized Sunday afternoon

Five vehicles were burglarized Sunday afternoon in similar fashion and around the same area, according to police reports.

Officers were called to the Texas Roadhouse in the 2800 block of Interstate 35E at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Someone had come out to find their rear passenger window busted and a backpack missing. While police were on scene, another person told officers their vehicle’s rear passenger window was smashed in, with a purse stolen.

At about 4 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the Red Lobster next to Texas Roadhouse. The rear passenger window had been broken out, and a backpack was reported stolen, according to a police report.

In between those two calls, Denton police responded to the nearby 2200 block of South Loop 288, where at about 2:40 p.m. officers responded to a call in which a purse was missing from a vehicle whose rear passenger window had been smashed, according to a police report.

Officers were in the same block less than an hour earlier, responding to a call wherein the front passenger window was smashed and a computer bag and laptop were reported stolen, according to a police report.

A Denton police spokeswoman said Monday that while all of the cases have obvious similarities, investigators have not determined if the burglaries were committed by the same person or group.

Other reports

1500 block of Meadow Street Officers responded to a fight call at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday and found a vehicle with all four tires slashed and deflated, according to a police report.

The report did not specify how many people were fighting. None of the people who were reportedly fighting were at the scene when officers arrived, police said.

North Interstate 35E and Fort Worth Drive A Denton police officer driving Sunday night on Interstate 35E heard a crashing noise and looked in her rearview mirror to see a vehicle swerving across multiple lanes, according to a police report.

The officer got behind the vehicle and pulled over the driver. The report notes part of the vehicle was damaged. The officer suspected the driver of being intoxicated.

After field sobriety testing, the officer determined the man had been driving while intoxicated and arrested him, according to the report.

Roundup

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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 2,804 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 508 service and officer-initiated calls and made 24 arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 77 medical calls and seven vehicle crashes.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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