Denton police arrested two people in connection with the November robbery of a local gold exchange store.
Boderic Ambimbula Komolate and Danielle Tenae Ervins were arrested in Tyler on Sunday, with the help of Tyler and Denton police officers as well as U.S. Marshals, said Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the Denton Police Department. They were transported to the Denton County Jail.
Police linked Komolate to the robbery based on evidence from the scene, Grelle said. Ervins was initially thought to have been a witness, the officer said.
Denton police received a call from an employee at the store in the 2400 block of Lillian Miller Parkway about a robbery at about 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1.
Surveillance footage showed Komolate showing the employee a gold necklace before pulling out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanding money from the employee, according to police. He left the gold necklace on the counter, according to police, and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
Komolate is also being charged with robbing an elderly woman at gunpoint at a department store in the 2200 block of Interstate 35E, between 3 and 3:45 p.m. Dec. 10.
He pointed a pistol at the woman and demanded her purse, Grelle said. Once she handed it to him, he fled into the parking lot, the officer said.
Lake Dallas police found one of the woman’s checks made out to Ervins and that’s how police linked Ervins to the gold exchange store robbery, Grelle said. But police don’t think she was involved in the robbery of the woman at the department store, he said.
Ervins is charged with aggravated robbery and forgery. Her bail is set at a total of $200,000.
Komolate is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery. His bail is set at $650,000 total.
10600 block of Rolling Hills Drive — A man reported he was stabbed by his wife with a fork after she saw something he posted on a social media site Saturday, according to a Denton County sheriff’s report.
The man told deputies he had posted a joke involving a weight scale on the social media site that wasn’t aimed at anyone.
When he was in the kitchen with his wife later, she approached him holding a bathroom weight scale, made a statement about his social media post, and stabbed him in the back and forearm with a fork, according to the report.
The fork didn’t puncture his back but it did puncture his forearm, the man told deputies.
He reported that he would be staying with a friend that night and plans to get a divorce.
800 block of Naylor Road in Cross Roads — A man reported to sheriff’s deputies that he heard what sounded like gunshots in front of his house early Sunday morning. He told deputies he looked outside but couldn’t see anyone.
When he woke up later, the man checked his property and found bullet holes in the storage containers in his front yard, he reported.
1200 block of Hopkins Drive — A man received a call from neighbors that they saw three people carrying construction tools from the home he’s renovating, according to a Denton police report.
The man reported to police that more than $1,000 worth of construction tools were stolen Sunday afternoon.
2300 block of Vanderbilt Court — A woman reported to Denton police that her car was stolen from her carport.
She told police she parked the car at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, and when she went back to it at 3:45 p.m., it was gone.
3200 block of Fallmeadow Street — A woman returned home from being out of town for the weekend and found her front door kicked in, she told Denton police.
When she returned home Sunday night, there was a muddy shoeprint on the door and her kitchen cabinets were opened, but she didn’t notice any items missing, she reported.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
• Denton police handled 544 service and officer-initiated calls over the weekend and posted 16 reports online from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, including two possession of drug paraphernalia reports, three thefts, three credit or debit card abuse reports, three assaults, three burglaries and one public intoxication report.
• Denton firefighters responded to 73 medical calls, three accidents, five police matters, one smoke or odor removal, two public service calls, one agency assist call, two motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, six fires, one lockout, one good-intent call, two alarms, one special type of incident, one arcing or shorted electrical equipment, one person in distress call and one call to assist and invalid.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,717 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-one people were booked into county jail between 7 a.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.
Deputies took reports of four assaults, one theft, two burglaries, one harassment call and one criminal mischief call.
Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm, six medical calls, one fire and one traffic incident. Argyle police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, five administrative duty calls, three calls to assist agencies, 28 building checks, one follow-up investigation, one call to meet complainant, three motorist assist calls, three reckless drivers, six suspicious activity calls, 49 traffic calls, 16 vacation watch calls, three walk-through calls, one welfare concern and one loose livestock.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three alarms, six medical calls, four fires, two traffic incidents and one call to unlock a vehicle. Aubrey police officers responded to two disturbances, one juvenile complaint, two calls to meet complainant, one missing person, one suspicious person, one welfare concern and one alarm.
Bartonville police responded to one call to assist an agency, one animal cruelty report, two traffic calls and one traffic incident.
Corinth police responded to seven administrative duty calls, one agency assist, seven animal complaints, 11 close-patrol calls, two criminal mischief calls, two Child Protective Services referrals, four disturbances, one fireworks complaint, three forgery or fraud reports, one follow-up investigation, one harassment call, one juvenile complaint, two calls to meet with complainants, three missing persons, three motorist assists, two noise complaints, two reckless drivers, one road blockage, one solicitor complaint, 70 special patrols, one stabbing or gunshot, seven suspicious activity calls, three theft reports, 33 traffic calls, 46 vacation watches, one vehicle complaint, 27 walk-through calls, three welfare concerns and six traffic incidents.
Double Oak police officers responded to one administrative duty call, five calls to assist agencies, one medical call, one criminal mischief report, one law test, two traffic calls, nine vacation watches and one alarm.
Hickory Creek police officers responded to seven calls to assist agencies, one disturbance, one fire, one follow-up investigation, one call to meet complainant, two missing persons, two motorist assists, one road blockage, four suspicious activity calls, two thefts, 43 traffic calls, one walk-through, two welfare concerns, one traffic call and two alarms.
Justin firefighters responded to two fires. Justin police officers responded to two calls to assist agencies, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance, one emergency message call, three suspicious activity calls, two traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, one traffic incident and one alarm.
Krugerville police officers responded to three agency assist calls, one motorist assist, one prowler, one suspicious person, 17 traffic calls and one alarm.
Krum firefighters responded to two alarms, one fire, one odor investigation, six medical calls, two stabbing or gunshot calls, one traffic incident and one welfare concern. Krum police officers responded to five administrative duty calls, three agency assist calls, one animal complaint, one assault, three close-patrol calls, one disturbance, one follow-up investigation, one harassment call, one intoxicated person, one call to meet complainant, one alarm, one transport, two noise complaints, one prowler, one reckless driver and three traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one disturbance, one fire department station fill in, one smoke investigation, two fires, five traffic incidents and one welfare concern.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one alarm, seven medical calls, three fires, one odor investigation, three traffic incidents and two calls to unlock vehicles. Little Elm police officers responded to seven administrative duty calls, three calls to assist agencies, one alarm, one medical call, three animal complaints, one boater assist, 24 building checks, five close patrols, two Child Protective Services referrals, three disturbances, one fire, six follow-up investigations, one forgery or fraud report, one gun shot heard, one juvenile complaint, seven calls to meet complainants, two missing persons, one narcotics call, two noise complaints, one open door, 13 ordinance violations, two medical calls, five reckless drivers, two road blockages, two special patrol calls, one stabbing or gunshot call, 14 suspicious activity calls, three thefts, 41 traffic calls, five vacation watches, four vehicle complaints, 25 walk-through calls, six welfare concerns, nine traffic incidents and 12 alarms.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fire and two traffic incidents. Oak Point police officers responded to one animal complaint, 11 medical calls, one disturbance, one juvenile complaint, one call to meet complainant, one missing person, two noise complaints, one open door, three suspicious activity calls, seven traffic calls and two traffic incidents.
Ponder firefighters responded to one fire department inspection, one fire, three medical calls and one traffic incident. Ponder police officers responded to one follow-up investigation.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one citizen assist, four medical calls and two fires. Pilot Point police officers responded to three calls to assist agencies, two animal complaints, six close-patrol calls, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance, one motorist assist, one noise complaint, one suspicious person call, one theft, three traffic calls, one walk-through and one welfare concern.
Sanger firefighters responded to nine medical calls, two fires and one traffic incident. Sanger police officers responded to two administrative duty calls, five calls to assist agencies, seven alarms, four animal complaints, one assault, one close-patrol call, two criminal mischief calls, one disturbance, five follow-up investigations, one intoxicated person, one motorist assist, one narcotics call, two noise complaints, one person with a gun call, four reckless drivers, one road blockage, 11 suspicious activity calls, four thefts, 16 traffic calls, two vehicle complaints, one walk-through and five traffic incidents.
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