An alleged drug transaction turned bad shortly after midnight Monday when a man and woman, both in their 50s, were attacked and robbed, according to Denton police.
Detective Keith Martin said the two victims and a companion, all from Lewisville, had allegedly arranged to meet another group to purchase drugs. The victims were parked in an SUV near apartments in the 200 block of North Loop 288 when another vehicle pulled up beside them, police said.
A man from the second vehicle entered the victims’ SUV, police said, and a short time later began demanding money. He then struck the two Lewisville residents with a firearm, police said, before taking an undisclosed amount of cash. The third occupant of the SUV was not injured.
The suspect returned to the second vehicle, which was driven away, police said. The suspect has been identified and an arrest warrant is forthcoming, police said.
An investigation is pending, and no drugs were found at the scene, according to the police report.
10000 block of Fincher Road — Argyle police said a man reported his trash was stolen Monday morning. Someone took three bags of trash from the caller’s trash can, according to police records. The caller claimed the bags were taken between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Dispatch notes stated that the caller claimed a package of his was taken last week but he did not wish to file a theft report. The caller mentioned that Monday was his regular trash day and that he had not contacted the collection service.
9400 block of Brittany Hill Road — Deputies responded to a theft call Monday evening after a complainant stated that two known suspects cleaned her shed out without permission. A toolbox valued at $2,000 was reportedly taken from inside the shed, according to sheriff’s reports.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 664 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-one people were booked into Denton County Jail.
• Denton police responded to 302 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 28 reports online.
• Denton firefighters responded to 35 medical calls, one sprinkler activation due to malfunction call, two smoke scares, one fuel leak, four motor vehicle accidents and one special outside fire.
• Lewisville police made seven arrests.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire and one traffic transport. Argyle police officers responded to one harassment report, 17 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and assisted one agency.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one illegal burn, two medical calls, one smoke investigation and assisted one citizen. Aubrey police officers responded to one verbal disturbance call and two traffic calls.
Bartonville police responded to five traffic calls.
Double Oak police responded to four traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police responded to one abandoned vehicle, one structure fire, one loose livestock call, one ordinance violation, two road blocks, two suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, 15 traffic calls and one traffic transport.
Justin firefighters responded ton one medical call. Justin police officers responded to one suspicious activity call and assisted two agencies.
Krum firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault and one medical call. Krum police officers responded to one forgery/fraud call, one noise complaint, two ordinance violations, two road blocks, five traffic calls and one welfare concern.
Krugerville police officers responded to one medical call, three traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to six medical calls, one structure fire and two vehicle unlocks.
Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one electrical fire, one structure fire and three traffic transports and assisted one citizen. Little Elm police officers assisted three agencies, one burglary report, three disturbance calls, two follow-up investigations, one narcotics call, one noise complaint, five ordinance violations, one reckless driver, two suspicious activity calls, one theft report and 18 traffic calls.
Oak Point police responded to two follow-up investigations, one traffic call, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.
Ponder firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault call, one illegal burn call and one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two alarm flow calls, two medical calls and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police officers responded to one theft report, eight traffic calls, one traffic transport and assisted one agency and one motorist.
Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call, one odor investigation, one traffic transport and one vehicle unlock. Sanger police officers responded to three follow-up investigations, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity reports, one theft report and five traffic calls.
The Colony firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, two gas leaks, two break-downs of light ballast, two motor vehicle accidents, one outside rubbish burn and one smoke detector activation between Friday and Monday.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call and one vehicle unlock. Trophy Club police responded to one assault report, one burglary in progress, one disorderly conduct, one harassment report, one suspicious person, two theft reports,14 traffic calls, two animal complaints, and assisted one motorist.
— Megan Gray
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.