Denton County sheriff’s investigators are looking into an armed robbery that occurred in the Lantana area Friday evening.
A couple said they were parked in the 300 block of Canyon Oaks at about 8 p.m. and were in the back seat “making out” when someone knocked on a car window.
The woman said she rolled down her window and began talking to a man standing outside the window.
Then the man produced a knife and stuck it through the open window and demanded their money, the couple said. Each handed over their cash, and the man left in a vehicle, a sheriff’s report states.
The couple said they got into the front seat of the car and gave chase but lost the other vehicle.
2100 block of Southridge Street — A man reported to police Sunday night that he was forced to exit a car at knifepoint and that the last time he saw his friend, the same man was forcing him to drive away with a knife held to his throat.
The man said his friend contacted him Sunday and asked if he wanted to “hang out.” They met on the University of North Texas campus and walked around awhile, and then his friend took him to a red Chrysler PT Cruiser where another man sat inside waiting for them.
He did not know the other man but believes he was the owner of the car, a report states.
With the friend at the wheel and the other man in the back seat, the three drove around Denton for a while, he said. Then the third man told his friend to pull over and stop and he did.
The other man then put a knife to his throat, the victim said, and told him to get out of the car. He complied. The suspect got into the front passenger seat and placed the knife against his friend’s throat and told him to drive away, a report states.
The victim said he believed the suspect wanted his laptop computer, which was left in the car. He said that he did not believe his friend was in on the crime.
The officer noted that the victim was nervous and seemed to be concealing something about the incident.
1900 block of North Ruddell Street — Officers responding to a family disturbance Sunday found a woman with a bloody nose who said her son-in-law punched her.
The woman, whose blouse was spattered with blood, said she lives with her daughter and son-in-law and their two children.
She said she told a grandson to turn off the television because she believed the show he was watching was not appropriate for him.
The man stepped out of his bedroom and told the boy he could watch anything he liked, according to a police report.
She said they argued and then he punched her, the report states.
The woman’s daughter intervened and said that her mother started the trouble. The husband said the victim was always getting in his face.
The officer arrested the man on a charge of family violence assault.
1200 block of Coit Street — A woman said that someone burglarized a house she was moving out of Sunday afternoon.
She said she was away from the house from 1 to 5 p.m. When she returned, she discovered the house had been ransacked. She reported missing a laptop computer, a CB radio and a lawn mower.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Sunday:
• Denton police handled 822 service and officer-initiated calls, including seven domestic disturbances, one deceased person, two cases of criminal mischief, four thefts, four burglaries, one robbery, two cases of credit card abuse and one threat.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,984 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 118 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two assaults, two frauds, two forgeries, one identity theft, two cases of criminal mischief, two thefts, one robbery, two cases of harassment and one burglary.
• Denton fire reports were not available.
Aubrey firefighters responded to two alarms, one assault, eight medical calls, one structure fire, one case of heat exposure, three traffic accidents and one welfare concern.
Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls, one inspection, one grass fire, one odor investigation and one traffic accident.
Krum firefighters responded to one alarm, one request to assist a citizen, one suicide attempt, four medical calls and two traffic accidents.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to two alarms, 14 medical calls, one fight, four grass fires, one heat exposure, one traffic accident and one water main break.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one assault, one request to assist a citizen, one domestic disturbance, two medical calls and one traffic accident.
Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to four medical calls, one grass fire, one structure fire and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Sanger firefighters responded to four alarms, two grass fires, one suicidal person, one medical call and three traffic accidents.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.