Blotter: Reports: Man chews baggie of marijuana at jail

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As a man was being booked into Denton County Jail for driving without a license and failure to have auto insurance, a jailer noticed he was chewing on a baggie of marijuana, reports state.

According to police reports, the man continued to chew on the item when the jailer noticed, and refused to open his mouth. Together, the jailer and arresting officer were able to get the man to spit out the baggie, and he was charged with trying to tamper with physical evidence with intent to impair and resisting arrest and search.

 

Other reports

500 block of Amarillo Street — A 24-year-old man called police to report that a man he met in the Denton County Jail appeared to have taken items from his home.

Police reports show that both men were released from county jail on Thursday, and they walked to the 24-year-old’s home, where the other man used the phone. The 24-year-old then took the other man to the Salvation Army, and left to stay at his parents’ home.

When he returned to his home on Friday, some items were missing. The man said the other man had been looking at those items the previous evening.

1200 block of Rio Grande Boulevard — A girl reported to police that someone may have used her Social Security number to get welfare benefits, according to a police report.

The girl, who was younger than 18, said she did not know who used her Social Security number, but that it appeared as if it was used in 2011. She was told to file a report with the Social Security Administration, reports said.

 

Roundup

*Thirty-nine people were booked into Denton County Jail.

*Denton police posted 17 reports online.

From 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 70 calls for service, three reports, five escorts, 23 moving violations and arrested one person.

From 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 to Thursday:

University of North Texas police responded to one medical call, one minor accident, two thefts of more than $50 and less than $500, one burglary and assisted outside agencies three times. They issued six citations for minors in possession of alcohol, four citations for drug paraphernalia and three citations for urinating in public. They made four arrests for marijuana possession less than 2 ounces, one for evading arrest and a minor in possession of alcohol, arrested three people for public intoxication, two people for drug paraphernalia, one for driving while intoxicated and two on warrants from outside agencies.

— Jenna Duncan


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