Denton police said they’re looking into a specific person after one downtown resident said someone had been cutting off their power Wednesday, according to a police report.

Officers with the Denton Police Department were patrolling near the Denton Square on bicycles when someone waved them down around 3:29 p.m. That man told police several residents around his neighborhood told him the power had been cut off multiple times that day.

He also reported two of his artificial, decorated trees were damaged around the same time that the power was cut off. The report says he estimated the trees were worth $500 each.

An investigation is ongoing and a spokesperson for the department said they’re looking into one person in particular.

Other reports

1400 block of Bernard Street — A mattress and chair were taken from a model apartment unit at The Venue sometime in the last two weeks, according to a police report.

An employee reported the burglary Wednesday to police. She told officers she didn’t know how someone got into the model unit because the door and windows were locked.

The mattress and chair taken were estimated to cost $250 total. An investigation is ongoing.

500 block of Maddox Street — Police found and arrested a 38-year-old man Wednesday who allegedly poured beer on his ex-girlfriend Sunday, according to a police report.

He wasn’t at the woman’s home by the time officers responded to a disturbance Sunday around 9:56 p.m. When reached by phone, he wouldn’t give officers his location but did admit he was at her home, the report says.

She reported her ex threatened her, spat in her face and poured beer on her head. The report says he fled while she called the police.

He had a warrant out for his arrest from the Denton County Sheriff’s Office and new warrants from Denton police from Sunday’s incident. He was arrested and charged with assault causes bodily injury family member with previous convictions and violating a protective order two or more times.

1700 block of Village East Drive — Officers are investigating a fight between juvenile siblings that happened in an apartment unit Wednesday, according to a police report.

The youngest sibling was 13, but it wasn’t clear to police if they were involved. No weapons were involved during the fight and no other ages were included in the report.

An investigation is ongoing.


From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, the Denton Police Department handled 319 service and officer-initiated calls and made eight arrests.

From Wednesday to Thursday, 29 people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

ZAIRA PEREZ can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @zairalperez.

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