En route to an aggravated robbery report in the 1500 block of Loop 288, a Denton police officer spotted a vehicle and driver matching the suspect’s description near Shady Oaks Drive and Woodrow Lane.
The driver was weaving through traffic at high speed, according to the officer’s report, and the officer followed the car into the parking lot of an apartment complex on Colorado Boulevard.
The suspect drove over the grass and a concrete drainage ditch and got stuck in a culvert. The officer drove around the building to the other side of the vehicle, drew his weapon and ordered the man out of the car, according to the report.
The officer noted that the man was carrying a black gun, which the man then dropped, along with some gift cards, and took off running. Other officers had set up a perimeter around the apartment complex and called for the canine unit to help.
Meanwhile, someone called 911 to report the man’s location. He started to run again, and when an officer warned him that they would release the dog, the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to jail.
3800 block of University Drive — A Denton woman called police at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday when she came out from a women’s retreat at her church and could not find her car.
She told police that she had last seen her car just before midnight, according to the report.
She had left her windows down and the keys in the ignition.
600 block of East Hickory Street — A college student filed an assault report online, saying the situation started after she took a classmate to a fast-food restaurant. When she drove him back to the dorm, he wouldn’t get out of the car. He called her a name and grabbed her wrists, according to the police report. She started to drive toward his car and said she would hit it if he didn’t get out. She reported that the classmate still wouldn’t leave and touched her breast through her shirt and started going for her pants. She bit his wrist and he got out of the car, according to the report.
1100 block of West Eagle Drive — Officers responded to a reported home invasion and theft at 4:49 p.m. Friday. A woman stated that a pillow and blanket were missing and she said she suspected her ex-boyfriend, according to a police report.
Upon returning home Friday afternoon, the woman told police she found muddy shoe prints in her bathroom and those same prints outside the window of her bathroom. She also saw that her window screen had been removed.
She told police that she and her ex-boyfriend had fought a week ago. The ex-boyfriend packed up his belongings, along with the woman’s blanket, and left her home. Earlier this week, the couple reconciled and spent three nights together at her home, she told police.
The couple fought again Thursday evening, at which point the woman ended the relationship, according to the report.
She said she received a text from the ex-boyfriend Friday thanking her for her pillow and blanket. Nothing else had been disturbed or was missing, according to the police report.
200 block of West University Drive — Officers responded to a forgery in progress at 3:45 p.m. Friday. A 35-year-old man was trying to cash a fraudulent check that he had received through the mail from Poinciana, Fla., according to the police report.
The check had been made out to him for $3,999.50.
Denton police arrested the man on an outstanding warrant.
9600 block of Colbert Cove — Officers responded to a report of a terroristic threat at 9:05 p.m. Friday. A man said he was mowing his lawn when he was approached by his neighbor.
The neighbor yelled at the man for being loud, not hiring someone to take care of his lawn and making noise past dark. According to the police report, the neighbor raised a baseball bat above his head several times while cursing at the man. Before returning home, the neighbor threw the bat on the ground.
The victim told police that he did not wish to press charges, but asked the police to speak with the neighbor about his actions.
The neighbor answered the door while holding a shotgun, according to the police report. The neighbor apologized to the officer and said he would apologize to his neighbor.
— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
and Meredith Diers