A 20-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Monday after he allegedly robbed a store, Argyle police said.
Police reported the man, from Denton, walked into a convenience store in the 400 block of South U.S. Highway 377 wearing a green coat and camouflage ski mask. The suspect then displayed a 9 mm rifle and took an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the scene in a white Infiniti, according to an arrest affidavit.
The suspect jumped out of his car in the 1700 block of Gaffield Road and tried to flee on foot. Officers were able to catch up with him in the same block, where he was then taken into custody by Argyle police, according to reports.
During the investigation, the police learned the car he was driving had been reported stolen in Denton. Denton police were notified, officials said. The man is now in Denton County Jail.
200 block of North Loop 288 — A vending machine at an area car wash was reported burglarized over the weekend, according to Denton police.
Reports stated someone attempted to get money out of the change machine using a stringer advice.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 640 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-five people were booked into Denton County Jail.
• Denton police responded to 358 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 27 reports online.
• Denton firefighters responded to 23 medical calls, two good-intent calls, two agency assists, one gasoline or other flammable liquid spill and one vehicle accident with injuries.
• Lewisville police made 12 arrests.
• Carrollton police made 119 arrests and responded to 116 incidents from Monday, March 11, through Sunday.
Argyle firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one citizen assist call, one unknown fire and three medical calls. Argyle police responded to one follow-up investigation, one robbery, one suspicious activity call, 12 traffic calls and one motorist assist call.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one medical call, one vehicle unlock and one traffic transport. Aubrey police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, one traffic call and one vehicle complaint.
Bartonville police officers responded to two traffic calls and one agency assist.
Double Oak police officers responded to two traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police responded to 35 traffic calls, one intoxicated person and one motorist assist.
Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls. Justin police officers responded to one assault/sexual assault, one criminal mischief report, one narcotics call, one traffic call, one welfare concern, one medical call and one agency assist call.
Krum firefighters responded to one illegal fire/burn, one traffic transport and three medical calls. Krum police officers assisted one agency and responded to one follow-up investigation, one report of gun shots, eight traffic calls and one medical call.
Krugerville police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, 10 traffic calls and two vehicle complaints.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire alarm, two traffic transports, one welfare concern and four medical calls.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one unknown fire, one traffic call, two traffic transports, one domestic disturbance call and three medical calls. Little Elm police officers responded to one criminal trespass call, one unknown fire, assisted two agencies, responded to one follow-up investigation, one intoxicated person, assisted one motorist and responded to one reckless driver, one roadblock, one medical call, one solicitor complaint, three suspicious activity calls, 24 traffic calls, four vehicle complaints, one warrant service, one welfare concern, two traffic transports and two animal complaints.
Oak Point police officers assisted one agency and responded to three follow-up investigations, one report of gunshots, two theft reports, three traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police officers responded to one harassment report, one ordinance violation, one animal bite report and one traffic call.
Pilot Point police officers responded to one criminal trespass in progress report, one harassment report and one traffic call.
Sanger firefighters assisted one citizen. Sanger police officers responded to two criminal mischief reports, one noise complaint, two suspicious person calls, one suspicious vehicle call, seven traffic calls, one animal complaint and one motorist assist call.
The Colony firefighters responded to 28 medical calls, one building fire, one smoke alarm call, two motor vehicle accidents and one agency assist call from March 13 through Monday.
Trophy Club police officers assisted one agency and responded to one criminal mischief report, two follow-up investigations, one ordinance violation, 11 special patrol calls, two suspicious vehicle calls, two vehicle complaints and two animal complaints.
— 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.