Blotter: Man on motorcycle goes off road fleeing police

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A man took his motorcycle off road in a failed attempt to evade Denton County deputies and Justin police officers who showed up to his residence Monday morning to arrest him on an outstanding felony warrant, authorities said.

The pursuit lasted only a couple of minutes and county deputies caught the man and transported him to the county jail, officials said.

The man was leaving a residence near Justin at the same time officers showed up to arrest him and decided to flee, Justin Police Chief Bill Brooks said.

“We got a call that he was there, and we moved in to serve him the warrant,” he said. “He was leaving as soon as we got there and didn’t stop.”

Brooks said the man was traveling at a high rate of speed and at one point attempted to drive off road to evade arrest.

No injuries were reported and the man was charged and arrested.

 

Other reports

3300 block of Gardenview Circle — Denton police officers and paramedics were dispatched to a park in response to an injury of a 5-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a rock Sunday.

The incident happened at about 4:49 p.m. and, when officers arrived, more than 50 people were surrounding the scene, according to a police report.

Paramedics treated the girl and cleared the scene without having to transport.

No charges were filed, but the case is still pending, according to the police report.

800 block of East Prairie Street — A man told police he was assaulted by another man in a nearby park early Sunday after striking up a conversation with a woman he met only moments before the incident.

According to the police report, the incident was reported at 1:17 a.m.

The man told police that he and the woman were approached by a man who forcefully took his wallet and fled the scene before the police arrived.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment, according to the police officer’s report.

No arrests were made at the time the report was filed, but the case is still pending, according to the report.

5200 block of Par Drive — Dispatch received a call from an apartment resident describing people yelling and screaming in a nearby unit Sunday, according to a police report.

The caller told the dispatcher that a woman was yelling, “Put the gun down!”

The incident was reported at 3:58 a.m. After police arrived, they made contact with a man who was standing outside the apartment unit where the incident allegedly took place.

The man was in possession of a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol and also was intoxicated, according to the police report.

The man was arrested and charged with public intoxication and unlawfully carrying a weapon, according to the report.

 

Roundup

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

•  Denton police responded to 751 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 43 reports online.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 51 medical calls, two unauthorized burning incidents, one lockout call, one public service call and six vehicle accidents without injuries.

•  Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 1,955 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. One hundred and seven people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Argyle firefighters responded to one citizen assist, three medical calls and one traffic incident. Argyle police officers responded to three agency assists, 28 building checks, one loose livestock, three motorist assists, 60 traffic incidents and one reckless driver.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one animal bite, nine medical calls, one overdose and one grass fire. Aubrey police officers responded to four agency assists, three follow-up investigations and 13 traffic incidents.

Bartonville police officers responded to one suspicious vehicle and four traffic incidents.

Corinth police responded to one abandoned vehicle, seven building checks, one grass fire, one illegal dump, two motorist assists, three open doors, one road blockage hazard, 143 special patrols, 51 traffic incidents, 37 vacation watches, nine warrant investigations, 22 warrant services and two welfare concerns.

Double Oak police officers responded to two agency assists, 14 traffic incidents and one vehicle complaint.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to one assault, one loose livestock, two road blockage hazards, 46 traffic incidents, 12 warrant investigations and 26 warrant services.

Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls, one grass fire and one fall. Justin police officers responded to three agency assists, two suspicious vehicle calls and two traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls, one fall and one grass fire. Krum police officers responded to one agency assist, one close patrol, one follow-up investigation, one noise complaint, two suspicious person calls, two suspicious vehicle calls and 20 traffic calls.

Krugerville police officers responded to three agency assist calls, seven close-patrol calls, two follow-up investigations, 20 traffic calls and two vehicle complaints.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one agency assist, one fire alarm, one assault, two falls, one grass fire, three odor investigation calls, three medical calls and three traffic calls.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two fire alarms, four medical calls, one fall, one grass fire, one childbirth and three traffic calls. Little Elm police officers responded to six agency assists, two assaults, one building check, one deadly conduct call, three disturbance calls, two illegal dumps, one missing person, one motorists assist, six noise complaints, one person with a gun, six reckless drivers, one theft in progress, 53 traffic incident calls, four warrant service calls and three welfare concerns.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one down power line, one illegal burn, one medical call, one overdose and one vehicle unlock. Oak Point police officers responded to one criminal trespass in progress, one disturbance call, one fight in progress, six follow-up investigations, one harassment report, three juvenile complaints, one missing person, one motorist assist and two ordinance violations.

Ponder firefighters responded to one fall, two grass fires and one medical call. Ponder police officers responded to one administrative duty call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police officers responded to four medical calls and one vehicle unlock.

Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls, one citizen assist, one fall, one illegal fire and four vehicle unlocks. Sanger police officers responded to four administrative duty calls, four agency assists, four alarms, one burglary in progress, one disturbance, one fight in progress, eight follow-up investigations, one missing person, two open doors, one prowler, one reckless driver, one road blockage, three theft calls, one vehicle complaint and one welfare concern.

— 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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