Police resolved a tense situation Monday by pulling a suspect out an open window.
Officers went to the 3800 block of Stuart Road at about 10:20 p.m. in response to a call about a man who would not let his relatives inside their shared apartment.
His sister and her children had left the scene because they were afraid, and her boyfriend remained to try to get the man to open the door, according to a police report.
Officers called for the man to come out several times and he eventually opened the door, stepped outside brandishing a big butcher knife, and then ducked back inside and locked the door, the report states.
Officers went to a side window of the apartment and were able to open it. One of the officers reported seeing the man sitting on a couch with the knife.
The man walked over to the window without the knife and laid one hand on the sill.
According to the police report, the officer grabbed the man’s hand and other officers helped pull him out the window and detain him. He was charged with making threats.
3900 block of Teasley Lane — A woman reported Monday that she took her Jeep to a mechanic’s shop to be worked on.
She had just retrieved her husband from a hospital and had picked up a prescription for him for 90 painkillers, she said. She had placed them in the center console of the Jeep, and when she left it for repairs, she forgot the pills were there.
The mechanic left the vehicle unlocked and it was parked on the street overnight, she said. When she went back to get it, she discovered the painkillers were gone.
The Jeep’s radio had been pulled from the dash and a breathing machine that had been inside the vehicle was lying on the pavement.
500 block of Inman Street — Officers responded to a fight call at about 2 a.m. Tuesday and saw two men standing toe-to-toe yelling at each other. One of the men had a set of brass knuckles on one hand.
That man saw the officers and ran, according to a police report. They caught him and ordered him to drop the illegal weapon but he refused and began walking toward one of the officers in a threatening way, the report states.
At the very last moment, the man dropped the brass knuckles.
He was charged with possession of an illegal weapon and evading arrest.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
Denton police handled 331 service and officer-initiated calls, including nine thefts, one burglary of a coin-operated machine, one forgery, two vehicle burglaries, one aggravated assault, one person dead on the scene, one standoff, one intoxicated person, one case of possession of marijuana, two suicidal person calls, one charge of resisting arrest, one report of harassment, one fight and five reports of criminal mischief.
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 656 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-nine people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one disturbance, one criminal mischief, three burglaries, four thefts, one fraud and one unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Denton firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, one request to assist police, one grass fire and one structure fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to one inspection and one structure fire.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one medical call, one grass fire and one structure fire.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one grass fire.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, two structure fires, one traffic accident and three medical calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call, two grass fires and one vehicle fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to two grass fires, one structure fire, two medical calls and one water main break.
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Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.ꆱ