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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. 

8/16/2015 - Burglary of Vehicle-Sanger

On August 16th during the early morning hours, unknown actor(s) entered an unlocked vehicle east of Sanger, Texas.  The actor(s) removed several items including a custom white Yeti cooler with “Vermeer” on top.  The “V” is in green and the rest is black lettering.  Also taken was some custom “Hennen Racing” jackets with the Gas Monkey Garage logo on the back and a large sum of money.  Reference case # 15-002700.


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6/12/2015 - Aggravated Robbery x 2

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ID Assistance-Robbery Suspect

Suspect is about 25 yoa, w/m 502-503, stocky build, reddish-brown toned mustache. He has robbed two Denton convenience stores near their closing time using a dark colored large frame pistol.

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4/29/2015 - Aggravated Robbery/Credit Card Abuse

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1600 W. Oak Street.  Denton

Two suspects accosted the victim in the parking lot of her apartment complex, taking her purse by physical force, one of the suspects brandishing what was believed to be a tire iron/crowbar in the process.

A short time later the suspects used the victim’s credit card at the Target on S. Loop 288 and afterwards at the 7-11 convenience store/gas station on S. Loop 288.

Video was obtained from both locations, still images of the suspects and their vehicle shown below:

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1/17/2015 - Auto-Pedestrian Hit & Run---Lewsiville

The Lewisville Police and Fire Departments responded to an Unknown Problem call on Jan 17th at 12:26 a.m. in the 800 block of S IH 35 S/B at the Fox Avenue Bridge.  The caller had found a body on the side of the road.  The male victim believed to be in his forty’s was deceased and appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.


The victim’s body was taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy.  The highway was shutdown southbound for approximately two hours while officers investigated the scene.


At this time, we have no known witnesses or suspect information.  There were pieces of a headlight lens collected at the scene.  We believe that the suspect vehicle will have front-end damage to include a broken headlight.


The victim was identified as Kevin Cook, 40 years of age and a Lewisville resident. 

Please Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477), to report and you will remain strictly anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will receive up to $ 1,000 in cash reward. 


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1/10/2015 - Lewisville PD seeking suspects in Aggravated Robbery at Wing Stop
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Wing Stop Suspect

Lewisville, Texas-On Saturday January 10, two male subjects entered the Wing Stop at 2305 S SH 121 Business and attempted to rob the restaurant.  One of the suspects produced a pistol at the counter and began giving orders to the kitchen crew.  The manager of the restaurant walked out of the restaurant and the suspects followed firing a shot at the manager.  The manager, who has a concealed handgun permit, produced his own pistol and fired several rounds back at the suspects.  Both suspects fled on foot without any money.  Nobody was hurt in the exchange of gunfire. Patrol Officers arrived quickly but were unable to locate the suspects.  Detectives were called to the scene and are investigating

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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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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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7/23/2013 - 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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