A motel manager told a guest to stop spitting in the swimming pool Sunday, angering the man and inciting him to set off the motel’s fire alarm, according to a police report.
The manager told police that he was walking by the pool at the motel in the 1200 block of North Interstate 35 at about 4:15 p.m. and noticed the man was sitting by the pool spitting. He told the man to stop, and they argued. The man said he had seen no rule about spitting.
The manager went inside and the man followed him. At one point the man struck a lamp post, the manager said, and at another point the man broke the glass on a fire alarm, causing it to sound.
An officer talked to the man, who smelled of alcohol, according to the report. The man insisted that he did not spit into the pool but merely beside the pool. The man had three outstanding warrants and the officer took him to jail, the report states.
3300 block of Hofstra Drive — A woman reported to police Sunday that she returned from a trip to find her house in disarray. She asked her son what happened.
He told her he came home from work the night before and found a neighbor sitting in the living room. He asked why the neighbor was there when no one was at home and they argued and then scuffled, causing the mess, the report states.
The officer went to the neighbor’s house to talk to the suspect. However, his father would not allow the suspect to talk to the officer, according to the report.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
• Denton police handled 637 service and officer-initiated reports, including three disturbances, one suicidal person, two assaults, one vehicle burglary, one burglary and three thefts.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,030 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 105 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two domestic disturbances, one criminal mischief, two assaults, three burglaries, three thefts and four reports of criminal mischief.
• Denton firefighters responded to 41 medical calls, three rescues, one vehicle fire, six traffic accidents, one request for public service, one unauthorized burn, one request for public service, one carbon monoxide call, two alarms and three structure fires.
Argyle firefighters responded to one assault, four medical calls, seven grass fires and one structure fire.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm, 11 medical calls, two structure fires, one childbirth and one traffic accident.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Krum firefighters responded to one alarm, one assault, four medical calls, one unknown-type fire, one suicide attempt and one water main break.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one agency assist, one welfare concern, two traffic accidents, one odor investigation, one structure fire, one alarm, 10 medical calls and three grass fires.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one disturbance.
Ponder firefighters responded to one alarm, two medical calls, two grass fires and one unknown-type fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one alarm, one citizen assist, two structure fires and one unknown-type fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to one assault, 12 medical calls, one request to assist a citizen, one grass fire, one overdose, one traffic accident and one water main break.
— Donna Fielder
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.