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Blotter: 88-year-old man arrested for throwing glass jar lid at wife

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Kyle Martin, Staff Writer

An 88-year-old man was arrested on Friday for reportedly throwing a glass jar lid at his wife, according to a Denton police report. 

A 911 caller advised police her husband threw the lid, which struck her in the stomach, causing pain and a red mark, the report said. The 77-year-old woman called police to the 3900 block of Montecito Road, and police responded about 3:30 p.m. 

The man was arrested for assault causing bodily injury/family violence. 

Other reports

6200 block of North Loop 288

Police responded to a physical altercation on the side of the road about 3:45 a.m. on Friday, according to a police report. 

A 19-year-old woman from Ponder and a 20-year-old woman from Denton were involved in a verbal altercation that "escalated to a physical altercation on the side of the road," the report said. No arrests were made, and an offense report was made. 

It is unclear what the two women were fighting about. 

100 block of East University Drive

A man was involved in a fight with two other men shortly before 7:30 p.m., according to a police report. 

Officers responded to a report of the fight between the unidentified men at 7:23 p..m., according to the report. A 34-year-old man was named as a victim in the report, but it in unclear whether he was involved in the fight. 

An offense report was submitted. 

5000 block of Teasley Lane

A business was burglarized late Friday, according to a police report. 

Officers responded to the reported burglary sometime after midnight on Saturday after a caller reported a glass door of the unidentified business was broken, the report said. 

No arrests were made, according to the report. It is unclear whether anything was stolen from the business. 

3500 block of East University Drive

A 30-year-old man was arrested after being reportedly found "passed out in a vehicle with a gun in his lap," according to a police report. 

Officers arrived to the scene to find the man had been unlawfully carrying a handgun "on or about his person in plain view," the report said. 

He was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon. 

Round up

Between the hours of 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, Denton Police received 172 calls for service, made 16 arrests and filed 20 charges — eight felony charges and 12 misdemeanor charges. 

Kyle Martin