A woman told police Tuesday that her former boyfriend took her at gunpoint and made her live with him in Oklahoma for the past six months.
The 28-year-old victim said she walked out of her house in the 4100 block of Redstone Street on March 7 and he was sitting in front of her car. He pulled a gun, she said, and told her she had three choices: She could get in his truck; she could be tied up and taken in the truck and made to watch while he killed her grandparents; or they could work things out.
She said he is a member of a criminal gang, and she feared for her life and the lives of her relatives so she got in the truck. Then she tried to get out but he choked her with her seat belt and hit her several times, she said. He kept her against her will, threatening to kill her and other people if she left, she said, adding that he beat her frequently.
He finally beat her so badly one night that her friends helped her escape, she said. Now he is texting and calling to issue threats, and she is terrified that he will kill her or a member of her family, she said. An investigation is continuing.
6100 block of Teasley Lane — A man told a Denton County sheriff’s deputy that someone stole all his belongings, including his proof of identity, while he was in jail on Class C misdemeanor charges.
The man said he is a citizen of Poland and is in the U.S. on a worker’s visa. On Aug. 10 a constable came to his mobile home and arrested him on the outstanding warrants, he said. He asked the constable to bring his wallet along, but he did not.
He called the mobile home park manager and asked for help but was told there was nothing that could be done, he said. While he was in jail, his mobile home was repossessed and someone took all his property.
He said his wallet contained some cash, his green card, his Polish passport, his birth certificate, Social Security card and some credit cards.
Now he has no way to prove his identity or his legal status, he said, and he doesn’t know how to replace his cards.
6000 block of Grissom Road — A mobile home park manager asked for help Tuesday because someone appeared to be inside a vacant trailer.
A deputy found the front door unlocked and the door to a bathroom closed. He pushed the door with his foot and someone pushed it back, according to the report. He kicked the door open and found a man and woman sleeping on the bathroom floor. He took them to jail on charges of criminal trespass.
100 block of Parker Parkway — A man reported Tuesday that someone entered his unlocked truck and took his property.
He reported missing from the truck a laptop computer, cellphone, a first-aid kit and two boxes of kitty litter.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton police handled 284 service and officer-initiated calls, including four reports of criminal mischief, one forgery, 10 thefts, one fraud, two burglaries, two people dead on the scene, one domestic disturbance, one suspicious person, one case of harassment and one vehicle burglary.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 633 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Sixty-two people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one vehicle burglary, three thefts, one report of criminal trespass, two burglaries and one criminal mischief.
• Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, one gas leak, one steam investigation, two persons locked out, one request to assist an invalid, one oil spill, one smoke investigation, one alarm and one person dead on the scene.
Argyle firefighters responded to two alarms, one structure fire and one medical call.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls, one suicide attempt and one alarm.
Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls, one hazardous materials incident, and one request to assist a citizen.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls, one hazardous materials incident, one structure fire and one traffic accident.
Ponder firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic accident.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one grass fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to one grass fire, one illegal burn, one medical call and one request to unlock a vehicle.
— 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.