A bloody man told police Sunday night that he was dropping groceries off at the home of his former wife when her father, her new boyfriend and a stranger attacked him.
He said he got out of his vehicle in the 100 block of North Bonnie Brae Street and saw a van drive up with three men inside. He recognized his former father-in-law and started moving away, a police report states.
But the three men chased him, caught him and all three beat, stomped and kicked him, he said. They left before police arrived. He said he believed they were angry because the former couple were locked in a custody dispute over their small child.
The victim couldn’t move the fingers on one of his hands, and paramedics believed his arm might be broken. He suffered numerous cuts and bruises and his face was swollen, according to the police report. He refused transport to a hospital emergency room since a hospital was nearby and said he would drive there to have his injuries treated. An investigation is continuing.
1200 block of Cleveland Street — Officers responded at about 2:30 a.m. to a report of a fight early Monday. They found a man bleeding heavily from his nose. He said that he and his roommate were in a bar and he didn’t want to leave.
They got into the roommate’s car but continued to argue because he wanted to stay longer at the bar.
Finally, the roommate told him they would settle things like men, he said. They got out of the car, and his roommate struck him in the nose, the report states.
Officers drove to the apartment where the two lived and arrested the roommate on a charge ofassault.
3400 block of Joyce Lane — A man told police Saturday that his wife cut him with a knife on the chest during an argument.
He said that he deleted their children as friends on his Facebook account and that angered her, causing her to pick up a kitchen knife and slash his chest. She left before officers arrived.
1000 block of East Hickory Street — Officers responded at about 8 p.m. Sunday to a report that a man was beating his wife with hammers and statues. They found him alone but covered in blood, according to the report. He was animated and appeared to be trying to get rid of something in his clothing.
He asked to use the restroom and the officers told him they would have to search him before he could. He pulled out a package of cigarettes from one pocket and a wad of bills from another. The officers could see a plastic bag he was trying to conceal among the bills. He handed the contents of his pockets to a neighbor to keep for him, but police took the items from her.
Inside the plastic bag was a rock of crack cocaine, according to the police report. They took him to jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and are still investigating the assault report.
8500 block of Houston Road, Krum area — Sheriff’s investigators are looking into an incident that involved a man being shot in the eye with a BB gun.
The man’s daughter said Sunday that on Sept. 1, she and her father and mother were standing outside when he told them to go inside because a teenage neighbor was firing a BB rifle. About that time he was struck, the daughter said. The BB lodged in the bone above his eye, and he was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday.
The woman said he tried to report the incident earlier but does not speak English, and the employee who talked to him handed him an accident form to return.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
• Denton police handled 786 service and officer-initiated calls, including one theft, one assault, one report of harassment, one fight, one welfare concern, four domestic altercations, one disturbance, six thefts, one case of debit card abuse, two reports of lost property and one case of criminal mischief.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,145 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 131 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two cases of harassment, five assaults, one credit card abuse, one civil dispute, three thefts and one criminal mischief.
• Denton firefighters responded to 66 medical calls, six traffic accidents, one hazardous materials incident, one child locked in a vehicle, one structure fire, three electrical malfunctions, one downed power line, one request to assist an invalid, one outside fire, one alarm, one request for public service, one Dumpster fire, one false call, one smoke investigation and one water leak.
Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire, one illegal burn and one water main break.
Aubrey firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one request to assist a citizen, one illegal burn and one water main break.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic accident.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to five medical calls and two requests to unlock a vehicle.
Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls, one grass fire and two traffic accidents.
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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.