Blotter: Officials respond to early morning fire

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A Denton couple that reported having trouble with the circuit breaker in their wood-frame home woke up to smoke Friday morning, officials said.

Marc Dodd, fire marshal investigator for the county, said a call about the structure fire in the 2000 block of Laney Road came in at 6:08 a.m.

Denton firefighters responded since they are contracted to serve the unincorporated area.

Dodd said the young couple living in the home reported that they had had to reset their breaker repeatedly Thursday evening.

“The Denton Fire Department had to knock down a wall to get to the fire, but minimal damage was done,” Dodd said. “It was a very small fire.”

The couple, he said, were not displaced and there were no reported injuries.

 

Other reports

2000 block of Navajo Street — A 42-year-old Denton man reported he was assaulted by his roommate’s friend shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday.

According to police reports, the roommate’s friend came over and attacked the man because he was arguing with the roommate.

No arrests were made.

1800 block of South Bonnie Brae Street — A missing rifle was reported by an 18-year-old man who said he doesn’t remember what happened to his gun after partying Tuesday at 1 a.m.

According to Denton police reports, the teen reported he took two “quad” bars of the prescription drug Xanax and then left his residence with his rifle and friend to go to another friend’s home on Cordell Street.

When he woke the next morning back at his residence, the rifle was missing, he said.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 491 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 29 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

* Denton police responded to 266 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 22 reports online.

* Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls, one building fire, one water or steam leak, two good-intent calls, one vehicle fire and two vehicle accidents.

Argyle firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident and three medical calls. Argyle police responded to one traffic transport incident.

Aubrey firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call, one structure fire and one traffic transport incident. Aubrey police responded to one suspicious activity call, one theft report, five traffic calls, one welfare concern, one traffic transport incident and assisted one agency.

Bartonville police responded to two traffic transport incidents.

Corinth police assisted two agencies, eight motorists and responded to one harassment report, one noise complaint, one theft report, one traffic calls, two suspicious activity calls, two roadblocks, one criminal trespass in progress call, one medical call, one welfare concern, two animal complaints and 12 traffic transport incidents.

Double Oak police responded to one traffic transport incident.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to four traffic calls, two traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to one downed power line and one medical call. Justin police responded to one welfare concern and one downed power line.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call. Krum police responded to one suspicious activity call and seven traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one structure fire, one odor investigation, one medical call and three traffic transport incidents.

Lewisville police made six arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two traffic transport incidents, one assault or sexual assault, one grass fire, one structure fire, two medical calls and assisted four citizens. Little Elm police responded to one auto theft, one burglary, one Child Protective Services referral, two domestic disturbance calls, one forgery/fraud report, one narcotics call, five noise complaints, two suspicious activity calls, one animal bite report, two animal complaints, one traffic call, three welfare concerns and three traffic transport incidents.

Northeast police responded to one suspicious activity call, 10 traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Northlake police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one missing person report, five traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one structure fire and one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call. Oak Point police responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, one suspicious activity call, one welfare concern, one traffic transport incident, three animal complaints and assisted one motorist.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to one domestic disturbance call, four suspicious activity calls, one welfare call and assisted one motorist.

Sanger firefighters responded to one smoke investigation and assisted one citizen. Sanger police assisted one agency and responded to one animal complaint, one suspicious activity call, one loose livestock call and one burglary report.

The Colony firefighters responded to two vehicle accidents, two medical calls, two public service calls and assisted two agencies.

Trophy Club firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to four traffic transport incidents. Trophy Club police responded to one missing person call, one traffic call, two vehicle complaints and assisted four motorists.

— Megan Gray


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