Blotter: Official: Shed destroyed after fire spreads

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A neighbor’s pile of burning leaves caused a shed to catch on fire in the 600 block of Smith Road on Friday afternoon.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said firefighters were dispatched at 3:42 p.m. Friday to find a large, 10-foot by 12-foot shed fully engulfed in flames.

The fire, he said, completely burned the shed and it’s contents, including a lawn mower.

“The fire investigator said he will issue a citation to the neighbor,” Hedges said Friday afternoon.

Officials said a privacy fence and the house adjacent to the shed also received some damage, including some melted plastic siding on the home.

The blaze sparked a grass fire, burning less than a half acre.

“They were able to get to it [the grass fire] pretty fast,” Hedges said.

An estimated $5,000 worth of damages was reported. There were no injuries, officials said.

Other reports

500 block of Rose Lane — A catalytic converter was stolen Thursday, according to reports.

Sheriff deputies responded to a theft call after a man reported his converter was taken while he had his car parked on a storage lot.

A value amount for the missing part wasn’t listed.

Roundup

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

* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 848 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 50 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

* Denton police handled 383 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 23 reports online.

* Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, one smoke scare, one excessive heat call, one steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke call, one cooking fire-contained, one overheated motor and one public service call.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police assisted one agency.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire, one structure fire, one traffic transport incident and assisted one citizen. Aubrey police responded to four traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to five traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted one agency, three motorists and responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, one medical call, one harassment call, one reckless driver, one missing person report, one disturbance call, three suspicious activity calls, 25 traffic calls, one traffic complaint, one medical call, one welfare concern, four traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police responded to 30 traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted one motorist and responded to one criminal trespass call, one reckless driver, 33 traffic calls, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls. Justin police responded to one suspicious activity call, five traffic calls, one medical call and assisted one agency.

Krum firefighters responded to one structure fire and one unknown fire. Krum police responded to one structure fire, one narcotics call, one terroristic threat, 16 traffic calls and two animal complaints.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls, one vehicle fire, one structure fire, one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call and two traffic transport incidents.

Lewisville police made 15 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, one grass fire and assisted one citizen. Little Elm police responded to one assault, one burglary, one Child Protective Services referral, one disturbance call, one harassment call, one intoxicated person, one narcotics call, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity calls, one theft, 27 traffic calls, one welfare concern, one traffic transport incident, three animal complaints, three medical calls and assisted two agencies.

Northeast police assisted two agencies, one motorist and responded to one grass fire, one loose livestock call, one suspicious activity call, 22 traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Northlake police responded to one auto theft, one roadblock and 48 traffic calls.

Oak Point police responded to one auto theft, one criminal trespass, one loose livestock call, one suspicious activity call and three traffic calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one structure fire and one unknown fire. Ponder police responded to five traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to one roadblock, one animal complaint and four traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls. Sanger police responded to one criminal trespass in progress call, one disturbance, one theft, one traffic call, one traffic complaint, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

Trophy Club firefighter responded to one smoke investigation and two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one assault call, one medical call, one smoke investigation, four suspicious activity calls, 17 traffic calls, one animal complaint and assisted one motorist.

— Megan Gray


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