A snake in a swimming pool distracted the parents of a 14-month-old girl Thursday and she slipped out of a floating device and into the water.
The parents performed CPR on the child and resuscitated her, and she was taken to a Dallas hospital for observation.
According to a police report, the grandmother of the baby called 911 from Rolling Hills Circle. She said the parents were playing in the pool with the baby, who was in a pool float.
They noticed a snake in the other end of the pool and were trying to get it out when the mother realized the baby had slipped out of the floater and was in the water.
The child was unconscious, according to the report, but they were able to revive her and paramedics arrived and took over treatment.
5000 block of Teasley Lane — An unhappy dental patient made threats Thursday, according to a police report.
Employees at the office said the man appeared upset after receiving treatment.
He said he was tired of never having the same person help him and that the dental hygienist hurt him.
He said that if he ever decided to do something like what happened in some other multi-victim crimes, the dentist’s office would be first on his list, according to the report.
3500 block of Marquette Street — A woman reported to police Thursday that she was sexually assaulted in her home on July 4.
She said she had been out with friends and came home and went to bed at about 2 a.m. She locked the door of her bedroom as usual but she did not know there was anyone in the house except her roommates, she said.
She was awakened at some point with a feeling of someone on top of her. She struggled and screamed when she realized she was being sexually assaulted and her head was pushed down into the pillow, the report states. She finally managed to get the man off her and he left, she said.
The next morning her roommates did not believe her recitation of the events of the night before, the report states, even though her door had been forced open.
She moved out of the house about a week ago because she did not feel safe, she said. She then talked to someone who told her the name of the man who attacked her and she wants to press charges.
100 block of Duchess Street — A woman called police Thursday afternoon after coming home early and finding a 17-year-old boy hiding in her 14-year-old daughter’s closet.
The woman said the girl was acting strangely when she came home and told her they needed to run some errands.
The woman became suspicious and pretended to leave but immediately returned. She found the boy in the closet and sent him away.
The girl admitted they had been having sex, she said.
By the time the officer arrived, the girl had locked herself in her room. She would not open the door and the officer was able to remove the doorknob with a screwdriver. They found the girl sitting on the floor.
She said she had taken about 50 over-the-counter pills. She was taken to a hospital emergency room but would not submit to an assault examination and her mother decided not to force her.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:
■ Denton police handled 293 service and officer-initiated calls, including one domestic disturbance, four vehicle burglaries, one suicidal person, two threats, two sexual assaults, nine thefts, one near drowning, three cases of criminal mischief, one case of credit card abuse and one fraud.
■ Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 720 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.
Twenty-nine people were booked into county jail.
Deputies took reports of one case of evading arrest, one theft, one reported harassment, two burglaries and one assault.
■ Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one false call, one alarm, one traffic accident, one smoke investigation, one brush fire and one request for public service.
Argyle firefighters responded to one grass fire and one medical call.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm, one explosion, two requests to assist a citizen, five medical calls and one illegal burn.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one grass fire.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one hazardous materials incident and one traffic accident.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm, two medical calls and one illegal burn.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one traffic accident.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls and one grass fire.
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.