Blotter: Apartment fire displaces 4

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Four residents were displaced overnight Thursday after their apartment caught fire, Denton fire officials said.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said a three-story apartment complex located in the 2500 block of Stockbridge Road had visible smoke coming off the roof shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters located the fire between the second and third floors and extinguished it in 20 minutes, he said. Property and content loss was estimated to be a combined $13,000.

The cause of the fire, Hedges said, was ruled accidental and there were no reported injuries.

Other reports

700 block of Kings Row — A 48-year-old man was charged with assault causing bodily injury family violence Thursday by Denton police.

According to reports, police observed the man’s 45-year-old girlfriend with marks on her neck, chest and other parts of her body after they were called to the home in response to a domestic disturbance.

Police said the girlfriend told officers that an argument with her boyfriend escalated to physical abuse.

The man was transported to city jail on the charge, according to a police report.

600 block of Austin Street — A 29-year-old woman reported to police Thursday that her boyfriend grabbed her by the arms in an attempt to get her to leave.

The boyfriend was contacted and he told officers that he was just trying to get his girlfriend out of the house.

Officers observed no marks on the alleged victim, and an assault bodily contact family violence report was completed, officials said.

Roundup

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

* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 759 service and officer-initiated calls and booked 46 people into Denton County Jail.

* Denton police responded to 327 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 11 reports online.

* Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one fire, one building fire, one gas leak, one brush fire, two vehicle accidents and assisted one agency.

Argyle firefighters responded to one grass fire and one medical call. Argyle police responded to one ordinance violation, one suspicious activity call and four traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls, one traffic accident and one fire. Aubrey police responded to one disturbance call, 14 traffic calls, one suspicious activity call and one traffic accident.

Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to one criminal trespass call and one traffic call.

Corinth police assisted three agencies and responded to one auto theft, one burglary, one forgery report, two reckless drivers, three suspicious activity calls, 24 traffic calls, three welfare concerns, one traffic accident, four animal complaints and assisted one motorist.

Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to one criminal trespass call and two traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to 19 traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls and one grass fire. Justin police assisted three agencies and responded to five traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls. Krum police responded to eight traffic calls, one animal complaint, one medical call and one ordinance violation.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to six medical calls, one downed power line, one traffic accident and one structure fire.

Little Elm firefighters responded to eight medical calls, two traffic accidents and one fire call. Little Elm police responded to one animal complaint, five burglaries, one fire, one harassment call, two suspicious activity calls, one theft, 13 traffic calls, three traffic accidents and one animal complaint.

Northeast police assisted two agencies and responded to two reports of loose livestock, one medical call and one traffic accident.

Northlake police assisted one agency and responded to one reckless driver, 10 traffic calls and two traffic complaints.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to two suspicious activity calls and one traffic call.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to one disturbance call, one fireworks complaint, one suspicious activity call, one theft call, two traffic calls and three traffic complaints.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call. Sanger police responded to one medical call, two traffic calls and assisted three agencies.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to one ordinance violation, one suspicious activity, one welfare concern, one animal complaint and one forgery report.

— Megan Gray-Hatfield


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