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If you have any information about this crime or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS (8477) or submit a Web Tip.  You do not have to give your name.  DENTON COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you can remain anonymous. 


12/13/2014 - Denton mother slain, son is missing
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Police issued an Amber Alert Saturday, December 13th, 2014 for four-year-old Ricardo Alekzander Lara after his mother was found murdered at a Denton business.

Police are seeking the boy`s biological father, 23-year-old Ricardo Lara Martinez, in connection with his disappearance. Martinez was said to be a "person of interest" in the death of 27-year-old Maria Isabel Romero Medina.

She was killed inside her workplace, Sanchez Insurance and Tax, Saturday night. Investigators won`t yet say how Medina was killed, but say she was found alone, inside, the business door locked. 


Last known contact with the victim was with family members on Friday afternoon. She was presumably murdered at Sanchez Insurance and Tax Services, where she was employed. It was immediately discovered by police that the child and his father were nowhere to be found. This is what led to the AMBER alert, and Ricardo Martinez declared a person of interest. Within hours, he was elevated from person of interest to suspect.


The missing child is described as being white with brown hair and brown eyes, standing at three-feet-tall and weighing 55 pounds. What he was last seen wearing is currently unknown. The suspect in this disappearance and murder, Martinez, is of average height and weighs around 150 pounds. His features are a little darker than the child’s.

 

 



 

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8/27/2014 - Credit Card Abuse

 

 

 

Suspect is believed to be a repeat offender.

On multiple occasions, the suspect has stolen wallets from eldery victims in grocery stores, then creates fake id`s and withdraws money from the victim`s bank accounts.  The photos below occured at the Kroger in Highland Village. 

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 cash reward for the arrest of this suspect.  Kroger of Highland Village is willing to match that cash reward.

Any information given through Crime Stoppers is remained anonymous.

 

Contact 1-800-388-TIPS (8477) or Detective Carver @ Highland Village PD  972-317-5558 x-529

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11/7/2013 - Aggravated Robbery
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Suspect Robbed Hotel Clerk at Gunpoint.Click to Enlarge Image 1Click to Enlarge Image 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect is Black male- 16 to 24 years of age.  Approximately 6`1", slender build and 140-170 lbs.  Has light facial hair and 3/4 inch hair on top.  Was wearing gray hooded sweatshirt with red or maroon horizontal lettering across chest.

Incident occured at La Quinta Hotel 4465 I-35 in Denton on November 6th at 10pm.

Contact Crime Stoppers for information!  Cash reward of up to $ 1,000 for arrest of this suspect!

 

 

 

 

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7/27/2013 - Lewisville PD requesting assistance in old town Lewisville
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During the overnight hours of July 27th and 28th, numerous businesses in old town Lewisville were spray painted.  The graffiti appears to be gang related.

Lewisville PD is seeking any information in regards to the suspect or suspects.

 

 

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7/23/2013 - Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information
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Denton PD is requesting your assistance in identifying this person.

 

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, this suspect used a stolen credit card number to purchase items the Wal-Mart located at 1515 S Loop 288

Suspect is a black female and wore a yellow tank top with white shorts and large gold hoop earrings.

Please contact us with any information.

 

 

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7/22/2013 - Double Oak Police Department needs Assistance

On Monday July 15, 2013  in the 8100 blk. of Justin Rd. (F.M. 407), Double Oak an unknown person or persons forced entry into the brick cell phone tower enclosure at that location and removed batteries valued at approximately $3,500. 

 

On Monday July 22, 2013 in the 8100 blk. of Justin Rd. (F.M. 407), Double Oak an unknown person or persons forced entry into the cell phone tower enclosure at that location and removed batteries valued at approximately $4,200.

 

It is highly probable that the suspect(s) are selling the batteries and metal for scrap at local salvage yards or recycling facilities.  If you have any information regarding the thefts, suspect vehicle or suspects please contact Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS.  Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment of an offender.

 

It is believed that the thefts took place during daylight hours and the suspect(s) spent a substantial amount of time at the location.  If you see any persons or vehicles around the Double Oak cell towers located on the south side of Justin Rd. and near two churches please call 9-1-1 immediately. 

 

 

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