Blotter: Driver flees scene after traffic accident

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A driver fled the scene after a crash involving two cars at the corner of Malone Street and University Drive on Sunday night.

Denton police arrived at the crash scene where a car was on its side and the driver was crawling out the passenger window, according to the report.

The driver was arrested in connection with the accident, according to the report.

Witnesses told police they saw the second vehicle traveling west on University Drive, and officers later located the vehicle.

 

Other reports

1900 block of Brinker Road — A man went into a hardware store, picked up a water heater and said he wanted to return the item, according to a Denton police crime report.

The man received a gift card and cash for the item, the report stated.

When a store employee confronted him, the man signed a statement admitting he hadn’t paid for the item, the employee told police. The man then pushed the employee aside and ran away, the report stated.

The man left his wallet in the office, and police were able to find out where he is living, according to the report.

700 block of Holiday Drive — Someone broke into a vacant house and damaged the interior walls and some utility connections, according to a Denton County sheriff’s crime report.

An outside air conditioner was also taken, the report stated.

11900 block of Riek Road — A man reported to Denton County sheriff’s deputies that his 16-foot trailer was stolen from a friend’s house Thursday.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

•  Denton police handled 773 service and officer-initiated calls over the weekend and posted 11 reports online from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, including one evading arrest, four thefts, one domestic disturbance, two assaults, one unauthorized use of a vehicle, one accident and one report of possession of drug paraphernalia.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 65 medical calls, four public service calls, one water or steam leak, two alarms, five good intent calls, four calls to assist invalids, one police matter, one fire, one hazmat investigation and one smoke detector report.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,072 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.

One hundred and fourteen people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one burglary, one theft and two credit or debit card abuse calls.

Argyle firefighters responded to two alarms, six medical calls, one citizen assist and one vehicle unlock. Argyle police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, 10 administrative duty calls, two agency assists, 26 building checks, six close patrol calls, three follow-up investigations, one juvenile complaint, six motorist assist calls, two ordinance violations, one prowler, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity calls, 63 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, two walk-through calls and one loose livestock call.

Aubrey firefighters responded to nine medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one fire department fill in, four fires, three traffic incidents and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police officers responded to three agency assists, one assault, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, two disturbances, two calls to meet complainants, one reckless driver, two suspicious vehicle calls, 42 traffic calls and four animal complaints.

Corinth police responded to four administrative duty calls, five agency assists, two building checks, one Child Protective Services referral, one criminal mischief report, six disturbances, eight follow-up investigations, one fraud call, one call about gun shots heard, one intoxicated person, two calls to meet complainants, two motorist assists, five noise complaints, two medical calls, one prowler, one reckless driver, one safety inspection, three solicitor complaints, 181 special patrols, 11 suspicious activity calls, one terroristic threat, 38 traffic calls, 23 vacation watches, 43 walk-through calls, three warrant investigations, four traffic incidents, seven alarms and 14 animal complaints.

Double Oak police officers responded to one administrative duty, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance, one forgery or fraud call, one reckless driver, 12 traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to two administrative duty calls, three agency assists, one disturbance, one juvenile complaint, one motorist assist, one road blockage, two suspicious vehicles, 75 traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to one assault, seven medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one citizen assist, one fire and one traffic incident. Justin police officers responded to three administrative duty calls, one agency assist, one assault, one medical call, one deadly conduct call, one disturbance, one loose livestock call, one suspicious vehicle, four traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, one welfare concern and one traffic incident.

Krugerville police officers responded to four agency assists, one assault, one burglary, one close patrol, one disturbance, one follow-up investigation, one juvenile complaint, one solicitor complaint, two suspicious vehicles, 19 traffic calls, two vehicle complaints.

Krum firefighters responded to one alarm, two medical calls, two fires, two traffic incidents and one vehicle unlock. Krum police officers responded to one administrative duty call, one agency assist, one close patrol, one disturbance, one fire, three follow-up investigations, one call to meet complainant, one road blockage, two solicitor complaints, three suspicious person calls, 18 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, one warrant service, one traffic incident and one alarm.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, two citizen assists, one fire, three odor investigations and five traffic incidents.

Lake Dallas police officers responded to two traffic calls.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, two carbon monoxide or hazmat calls, two citizen assists, two fires, three traffic incidents and one vehicle unlock. Little Elm police officers responded to two abandoned vehicles, three administrative duty calls, two agency assists, two assaults, one theft, two building checks, three burglary reports, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, three close patrols, one criminal mischief call, four disturbances, one escort, one medical call, one fire, two follow-up investigations, one fraud call, one juvenile complaint, six calls to meet complainants, one motorist assist, one narcotics call, two noise complaints, one odor investigation, eight ordinance violations, one prisoner transfer, two prowlers, six reckless drivers, five road blockages, two special patrols, nine suspicious activities, two terroristic threats, two thefts, 53 traffic calls, three vehicle complaints, nine walk-through calls, one welfare concern, six traffic incidents, seven alarms and seven animal complaints.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one assault, one medical call, three fires and one traffic call.

Oak Point police officers responded to one administrative duty call, one agency assist, one assault, one disturbance, three follow-up investigations, one call to meet complainant, four motorist assists, eight ordinance violations, one road blockage, one special patrol, one suspicious activity call, 12 traffic calls, one welfare concern and two animal complaints.

Ponder firefighters responded to one alarm, one medical call, one fire and one call to unlock a vehicle. Ponder police officers responded to one vehicle unlock and one animal complaint.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to eight medical calls, three fires and two calls to unlock vehicles. Pilot Point police officers responded to one administrative duty call, two agency assists, eight close patrols, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance, one motorist assist, two suspicious activities, one theft, 17 traffic calls, two alarms and one animal bite.

Sanger firefighters responded to one alarm, three medical calls and one traffic incident. Sanger police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, one administrative duty call, three agency assists, one assault report, three thefts, two disturbances, one follow-up investigation, one forgery call, one call about gunshots heard, two calls to meet complainants, one noise complaint, four reckless drivers, two road blockages, four suspicious activity calls, 13 traffic calls, two vehicle complaints, three welfare concern calls and four animal complaints.

— Rachel Mehlhaff

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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