Police tried to talk a man into repacking his Jeep and leaving a bank Tuesday, but he refused and they finally took him to jail.
Bank employees in the 1700 block of South Loop 288 called about 4:10 p.m., saying the man was trying to make a transaction with no ID and would not leave. Officers arrived to find that he had a fully packed Jeep in the parking lot, and he was unpacking it, saying his identification was somewhere inside.
He began ranting at the officers, saying that other officers had harassed him earlier in the day and believed they stole his identification. He continued taking property out of the Jeep. He said he did not believe the manager wanted him to leave, and he walked back inside with the officers telling him not to go.
The manager told him she wanted him to leave. He began ranting about a conspiracy, shouting and cursing.
The officers took him into custody on charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
2400 block of South Interstate 35E — An officer peacefully resolved a situation Tuesday after one man’s car was towed and the other’s front windshield was smashed.
The officer responded about 2:15 p.m. to a report from a man who said he arrived at his apartment complex the evening before to find a Chrysler PT Cruiser parked in his covered parking spot. He parked nearby and waited for the Cruiser to leave, but by 9 p.m. it was still occupying his spot. So he called management and had the Cruiser towed.
He parked in the spot but the next day when he went to the lot he discovered that someone had smashed a large hole in his windshield. He suspected the owner of the Cruiser.
The apartment manager identified the owner of the Cruiser for the officer, who went to his apartment. At first the man denied breaking the windshield but then admitted that he was the culprit and asked how he could avoid going to jail.
The officer talked to the victim, and he agreed that he would not file charges if the man apologized and paid for the damages. The suspect apologized in person and offered a written note with an apology.
2200 block of Vanderbilt Court — A mother interceded with police for her 25-year-old son about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
An officer responded to a report from a 22-year-old man that his brother chased him and his little sister with a knife. He said he had asked the brother to turn down his music, and the brother brought the knife into his bedroom, saying “Get up, it’s judgment day.”
He said the brother pummeled him with his fists and elbows and broke his cellphone when he tried to call for help.
His sister tried to help him, and the brother turned on her, he said. While the brother chased her with the knife, he made his escape outside the house. The brother chased him but failed to catch him, he said.
The brother left in his truck.
While the victim was talking to the officer, his mother came outside and begged him not to press charges against his brother. She said he was depressed because his father was dying, according to the report. She said the sister was not a witness to the violence.
The victim told the officer that it was not the first time his brother had been violent. He didn’t fight back, he said, because his mother told him not to hit his brother because he might break the brother’s braces.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton police responded to 341 service and officer-initiated calls, including one domestic disturbance, seven thefts, one identification theft, one burglary, one case of public intoxication, one threat, two reports of criminal mischief, four vehicle burglaries, two assaults, one credit card abuse, one case of possession of marijuana and one report of lost property.
• Denton County Sheriff’s dispatchers handled 682 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-eight people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one public intoxication and two thefts.
• Denton fire reports were not available.
Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls and one smoke investigation.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one downed power line, three medical calls and one grass fire.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one grass fire.
Krum firefighters responded to three grass fires and two requests to unlock a vehicle.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to three medical calls, one hazardous materials incident and one welfare concern.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one grass fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one grass fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to two grass fires, one vehicle fire, one suicide attempt and one medical call.
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.