Blotter: Family argument leads to gun shots, report states

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An argument Friday evening between a father and son in the 1000 block of Spring Shower Drive led to a gun being fired.

According to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, a 66-year-old man and his 36-year-old son were having an argument when the father shot off a gun inside the residence at about 6 p.m.

The son claimed he was assaulted, and when deputies arrived, the father was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/firearm, said officials working the case. The father is currently in jail on a $25,000 bond. The case will be filed with the district attorney’s office, officials said.


Other reports

1500 block Jackson Road/Ripy Road — A sheriff’s deputy responding to a theft report Tuesday morning found that copper ground wire had been stolen from four gas well sites. The missing copper is valued at $2,400, sheriff officials said.

1600 block East McKinney Street — Someone is taking coins from dryers at an apartment complex laundry room, according to Denton police reports. Shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, an officer was dispatched to a burglary report in regard to a coin theft.

According to police reports, the complainant stated that between Dec. 15 and Tuesday, someone had defeated the locks on three dryers and had taken an unknown amount of money from the machines. No other information about the incident was provided, police said.



From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

•  Denton police officers responded to 295 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 19 reports online.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 36 medical calls, one hazmat release call, one overheated motor call, three public service calls, one building fire, one assist, one smoke scare, two vehicle accidents and one person in distress call.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers answered 682 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.Forty-four people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to 12 building checks, three close patrol calls, assisted one motorist andresponded to 24 traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one traffic transport and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police responded to one follow-up investigation, one missing person, one person with a gun call, one recovered property report, nine traffic calls and two traffic complaints.

Bartonville police responded to one follow-up investigation.

Double Oak police responded to one animal complaint and seven traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police responded to one verbal disturbance, two follow-up investigations, met one complainant and responded to one medical call, one suspicious vehicle call, one theft in progress call, one theft report and 10 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one illegal burn, one medical call and one odor investigation. Justin police assisted one agency.

Krum police responded to one animal complaint, two close patrol calls, one criminal mischief report, one follow-up investigation, one noise complaint, three traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one structure fire and two traffic transports.

Lewisville Police Department made 15 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls and one structure fire. Little Elm police assisted two agencies and responded to two animal complaints, one deadly conduct call, one disturbance call, one fight in progress, three follow-up investigations, one juvenile complaint, to two narcotics calls, two prowler calls, one suspicious activity call, one suspicious person call, one suspicious vehicle call, 34 traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one alarm fire and one medical call. Oak Point police responded to two medical calls, two audible alarm calls, one alarm fire, one domestic disturbance call, one ordinance violation and five traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to two close patrol calls, one juvenile complaint, one suspicious person call, one suspicious vehicle call, seven traffic calls and assisted two agencies.

Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls. Sanger police responded to one auto theft report, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance call, one follow-up investigation, three suspicious vehicle calls and six traffic calls.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to two ordinance violations, six special patrol calls, one suspicious vehicle call, three traffic calls, 14 building checks and 27 close patrol calls.

— Megan Gray

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