Blotter: Home heavily damaged by fire; no one injured

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A home was heavily damaged by fire in Aubrey early Tuesday morning, according to fire department officials. Firefighters worked to extinguish what they called a “working box alarm fire” in the 500 block of Cherry Street shortly before 7 a.m.

 “It had been going for a little while before we got there,” Capt. Scott Downes said after the fire was completely out.

No one was injured in the blaze. Two adults and two children live in the home, but they were already on their way to work and school at the time of the fire, officials said.

“As we were leaving, family members arrived on the scene to help with finding things, mostly in the kitchen and living room areas as the bedrooms were pretty much gone,” Downes said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Denton County Fire Marshal’s Office.



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

•  Denton police handled 382 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 14 reports online.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one good intent call, one assisting police call, one police matter, one smoke scare, one lock-out, one alarm sounded and one alarm system sounding call.

•  Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 677 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-five people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire and made three traffic reports. Argyle police officers responded to seven building checks, three close patrol calls, one follow-up investigation, 14 traffic calls, two vacation watches and two walkthroughs.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one stabbing/gunshot and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police officers responded to one welfare concern.

Bartonville police officers responded to one stab/gunshot, assisted one agency and reported to two traffic calls.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire. Double Oak police officers responded to two administrative duty calls, one reckless driver call, 12 traffic calls and met one complainant.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, one road block, 19 traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to one traffic transport. Justin police officers responded to one agency assist, one follow-up investigation, one panic alarm and one suspicious vehicle.

Krum firefighters responded to one illegal burn and one medical call. Krum police officers responded to one burglary in progress, one follow-up investigation, one harassment report, one loose livestock call and five traffic calls.

Krugerville police officers responded to one close patrol call, one criminal mischief report, one forgery/fraud report and four traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire.

Lewisville Police Department arrested 13 people.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire. Little Elm police officers checked six buildings and responded to one animal complaint, one domestic disturbance call, one courtesy escort, one juvenile complaint, met four complainants, one missing person, two ordinance violations, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity related calls, two theft reports, 11 traffic calls, three vacation watches, four vehicle complaints and two welfare concerns.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police officers responded to two audible alarm calls, one stabbing/gunshot, one suspicious vehicle and three traffic calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police officers responded to one animal complaint.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one illegal burn call. Pilot Point police officers responded to two animal complaints, one close patrol call, met one complainant responded to one reckless driver, one road block and four traffic calls.

Roanoke firefighters responded to one assault or sexual assault call.

Sanger firefighters responded to one illegal burn and one traffic transport. Sanger police officers met three complainants and responded to one audible alarm, one animal bite, one animal complaint, one auto theft report, one burglary report, one emergency message, five follow-up investigations, one juvenile complaint, one reckless driver call, one suspicious vehicle, one terroristic threat report, four traffic calls and one walkthrough.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two alarm fires and one sick person. Trophy Club police officers responded to one sexual assault/assault, two assault reports, three building checks, 18 close patrol calls, one Child Protective Services referral, one forgery fraud, one 911 hang-up, three ordinance violations, six special patrol calls, five traffic calls and five walkthroughs.

— Megan Gray


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.

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