Blotter: Officers have minor injuries after vehicle hits patrol car

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Two Carrollton police officers were transported to a hospital with minor injuries Sunday after a vehicle struck the patrol car they were in, a spokesman said.

The officers were injured after they and a third officer in a separate patrol car stopped a vehicle at approximately 6 a.m. in the 2500 block of Interstate 35E to conduct a driving while intoxicated investigation, according to police reports.

While the officers were arresting the driver, Carrollton Police dispatch received a 911 call reporting a second possible intoxicated driver traveling northbound on the same stretch of road, according to the police report.

A short time later, a vehicle struck the rear of the patrol car in which the two officers and the arrested driver were sitting.

The two officers, the arrested driver and the driver of the vehicle that hit the patrol car were all transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, the report stated.

The police officers were later released. Criminal charges are pending against both of the motorists.

 

Other reports

100 block of Lexington Lane — A mother told police she called 911 after an argument with her son escalated, and he grabbed a knife and threatened to stab her, according to a police report.

The mother called police at approximately 4:29 a.m. Saturday. Police responded, and the woman told officers that her son took the phone away from her while she was calling 911.

The man locked himself inside the residence when police arrived, but the mother provided officers with a key and gave consent for them to enter.

The man locked himself inside a bathroom, but the responding officer breached the door and the suspect was detained, according to the police report.

The suspect refused to answer officers’ questions and was subsequently arrested for aggravated assault and interference with an emergency telephone call.

2400 block of North Carroll Boulevard — A woman told police Saturday that she was robbed after giving two men she did not know a ride in her vehicle, according to a police report.

The woman told police that after picking up the men, they began to argue with her and then took her cellphone and purse by force.

Officers were dispatched to the scene and detained two men who fit the descriptions of the two suspects. The detained men were not positively identified by the victim, but they were arrested on unrelated charges.

The case is still under investigation.

— John D. Harden

 

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.


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