A 23-year-old Denton man was listed in stable condition after a crash that cut his car in half at FM407 and Hilltop Road on Thursday night.
According to a Denton police report, the incident started at about 8:45 p.m. in a house in the 900 block of Kilkenny Court. The man’s mother said he was distraught when she arrived at home and he threatened to burn down the house. He told her he would commit “suicide by cop,” according to the police report.
He took her handbag with her car keys and got into her 2005 Cadillac, according to the report. Then he drove the car out of the garage through the closed garage door.
The woman notified police, who contacted OnStar to locate the car. It was tracked through several area cities, and officers tried to locate the car but failed.
The man lost control of the speeding car near the intersection of FM407 and Hilltop Road. According to the report, the back of the car remained in the roadway while the front stopped in a ditch. The car caught on fire. The driver was taken by CareFlite helicopter to a Plano trauma center, where he received treatment for broken bones.
Sycamore Street at Welch Street — A man reported that he was hit in the head with a baseball bat in a parking lot shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
The victim said he and his girlfriend left a club and walked to her car.
As she drove out of the lot, he saw a man strike the car with a stick. He got out and confronted the man, and a second man then hit him with the bat, the report states.
All three men fought until the woman told them she was calling 911. Then the other two men left. The victim had a sliver of wood stuck in the back of his head and a cut on his face, according to the report.
600 block of East Hickory Street — A woman reported Thursday that someone has been using her son’s Social Security card for the past 10 years to receive Medicaid and to work.
She said she was incarcerated in 2002, and her son, then 13, went to live with his aunt. Sometime after that, the aunt tried to get Medicaid for the boy but was told his identification already was being used to draw it. She tried to add him as a dependent on her income tax and learned that someone else was using the number.
IRS representatives would not talk to her, she said, because she was not the boy’s legal guardian.
She gave up on the quest. The boy’s mother was recently released from prison and is trying to clear up the problem.
2500 block of Louise Street — A man told police Thursday that his gaming console went missing along with his roommate.
He said the roommate was in the apartment at noon Wednesday and the gaming system was in its regular place. When he returned at 3 p.m., the roommate was gone, along with all the roommate’s clothing and the console.
600 block of East Hickory Street — A man reported by telephone Thursday that a friend won’t return property loaned to him in April.
He said he was moving and storing property and didn’t want to leave his 42-inch television and gaming console in a hot storage unit. So he told the friend he could use it until June. He has been trying to retrieve it ever since, but the friend has avoided meeting with him. He has blocked his phone calls and texts and “unfriended” him on Facebook.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:
• Denton police handled 351 service and officer-initiated calls, including one identification theft, one domestic disturbance, one sexual assault, one suspicious person, five thefts, one credit card abuse, one report of criminal mischief, two vehicle burglaries, one burglary, one assault and one fight.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 694 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-three people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one theft, one forgery, two burglaries and one assault.
• Denton firefighters responded to 12 medical calls, one vehicle fire, two alarms, one downed power line, one traffic accident, one structure fire and one request to assist an invalid.
Argyle firefighters responded to one hazardous materials incident, one disturbance, one vehicle fire, one medical call, one suicidal person and one traffic accident.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm, three medical calls, one suicide attempt and two traffic accidents.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one disturbance and one medical call.
Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one medical call, one odor investigation, one suicide attempt and three traffic accidents.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one alarm, one medical call and one traffic accident.
Ponder firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to one structure fire, four medical calls and two grass fires.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is email@example.com .
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.