Blotter: Traffic stop turns into arrest on drug possession charge

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A traffic stop turned into a drug-related arrest by Denton police officers Sunday.

An officer stopped a vehicle for an expired registration and when the officer asked the driver for his driver’s license, he stated he didn’t have that or any other form of identification.

After confirming the registration was indeed expired, the officer arrested the man on charges of having no license and the expired registration, according to the report.

The officer searched the man before putting him in the back seat of her squad car. The officer took the suspect’s wallet and cell phone and kept them until they got to the jail.

When the officer was taking inventory of the suspect’s wallet and its contents, she found a small knotted plastic baggie in one of the pockets of the suspect’s wallet. The officer observed an off-white powdery substance in the baggie that she believed was cocaine, according to the report.

When she asked the man if it was his, he said the drugs were not his but the wallet was.

The officer also found the man’s Mexican identification card with a picture inside confirming his identity. A drug field test confirmed the powder was indeed cocaine.

The powder was .3 grams, leading the officer to add a possession of a controlled substance charge to his other two, according to the report.


Other reports

700 block of North Crawford Street — Officers responded to a domestic call and upon arrival, the husband and wife both told them it was just a verbal argument.

Dispatch then reported to the officers that the male had multiple warrants out for his arrest. Officers then arrested the man who went on to tell them that his wife assaulted him earlier that day. Officers took an offense report.

500 block of Inman Street — A victim reported that someone broke the window on the passenger side of her vehicle and took her cellphone from inside.

The suspect also slashed all four of her tires.


Round up

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

Denton police handled 781 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 47 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 52 medical calls, five vehicle accidents with injuries, three motor vehicle accidents with no injury, two unauthorized burnings, one smoke scare, one public service assistance, one alarm malfunction, one service call, one unintentional alarm sound, two unintentional smoke detector activations, one bomb scare (no bomb,) one assist invalid, one authorized controlled burning, one outside rubbish fire, one medical public service, one police matter, one good intent call, one dumpster fire, one structure fire, one cooking fire, and one hazardous condition.

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,158 service and officer-initiated calls. One hundred and twenty two people were booked into county jail.

Argyle firefighters responded to three traffic transport incidents, two structure fires, one water main break, one vehicle unlock, one odor investigation, one grass fire and one medical call. Argyle police responded to 69 traffic reports, 26 building checks, 12 vacation watch calls, six administrative duty calls, three suspicious vehicles, two abandoned vehicles, two agency assists, two walk through calls, one criminal mischief report, one 911 hang up, one juvenile complaint, one motorist assist, one ordinance violation and one welfare concern.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, two vehicle unlocks, three assault reports, one domestic disturbance, one structure fire, one unknown fire, one odor investigation, one suicide attempt and one water main break. Aubrey police responded to 14 traffic calls, two agency assists, two assault reports, two criminal mischief reports, one domestic disturbance, one structure fire, one suicide attempt and one suspicious person.

Bartonville police responded to four agency assists, three traffic calls and two road blockage hazards.

Corinth police responded to 132 special patrols, 66 traffic reports, 66 vacation watch calls, six suspicious vehicles, five follow up investigations, five agency assists, four noise complaints, three suspicious activity calls, three suspicious persons, two abandoned vehicles, two structure fires, two loose livestock calls, two motorist assists, two road blockage hazard calls, one domestic disturbance, one forgery fraud, one intoxicated person, one meet complainant, one missing person, one open door, one person with a gun, one reckless driver, one safety inspection, one theft report, and one fainting.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call. Double Oak police responded to 13 traffic calls, 11 vacation watch calls, three agency assists, one disturbance and one alarm.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to 65 traffic reports, two motorist assists, two agency assists, one auto theft report, one burglary report, one criminal mischief report, one illegal dumping, one meet complainant, one noise complaint, one suspicious person, one suspicious vehicle, one theft report, one unconscious fainting and one welfare concern.

Justin firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one medical call, one fall, one structure fire, one traffic transport incident and one traumatic injury. Justin police officers responded to 14 traffic reports, four suspicious activity, two agency assists, two follow-up investigations, one meet complainant, one missing person, one prowler, one road blockage hazard, one suspicious person, one vehicle complaint and one welfare concern.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls, three falls, two traffic transport incidents, two vehicle unlocks and one controlled burn. Krum police officers responded to 29 traffic reports, six ordinance violations, four agency assists, three loose livestock calls, two motorist assists, two welfare concerns, one medical call, one CPS referral, one suspicious vehicle and one vehicle complaint.

Krugerville police officers responded to 18 traffic reports, one agency assist, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation and one suicide attempt.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, four traffic transport incidents, three citizen assists, two structure fires, one animal bite and one fall.

Little Elm firefighters responded to five traffic transport incidents, three sick people, two falls, two traumatic injuries, seven medical calls, one fire alarm, one citizen assist, one fire department inspection, one electrical fire, one grass fire, one structure fire, one overdose, one stroke and one vehicle unlock. Little Elm police officers responded to 67 traffic, seven meet complainants, six noise complaints, six ordinance violations, six burglary reports, six close patrols, five suspicious vehicles, five vacation watches, four vehicle complaints, four theft in progress, four building checks, four disturbances, three administrative duty, three road hazards, three suspicious activity calls, two domestic disturbances, two 911 hang-ups, two harassment reports, two reckless drivers, two theft reports, one abandoned vehicle, one alcohol/tobacco violation, one assault report, one auto theft report, one convulsions/seizures, one criminal mischief in progress, one criminal trespass in progress, one escort courtesy, one fall, one intoxicated person, one missing person, one overdose poisoning, one suspicious person and one traumatic injuries.

Oak Point firefighters responded to three medical calls, one assault, one citizen assist and one domestic disturbance. Oak Point police officers responded to 18 traffic calls, six administrative duty calls, three alarm audibles, two agency assists, two assault reports, two noise complaints, two suspicious activity reports, one follow-up investigation, one report of gun shots heard, one harassment report, one suspicious vehicle one terroristic threat report and one medical call.

Ponder firefighters responded to two traffic transport incidents, one illegal burn and one fall. Ponder police officers responded to eight traffic reports, seven building checks, four close patrols, two reports of open doors, two suspicious vehicles and one motorist assist.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four citizen assists, two illegal burns, two traumatic injuries, two hemorrhage lacerations, one allergies call, one convulsions/seizures, one structure fire and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police officers responded to seven traffic reports, three follow-up investigations, one administrative duty report, one convulsions/seizures, one disturbance, one domestic disturbance, one medical emergency, one motorist assist, one noise complaint, one road blockage hazard, one suspicious activity call, one suspicious vehicle and one welfare concern.

Sanger firefighters responded to eight medical calls, three vehicle unlocks, one animal bite, one stabbing or gunshot and one traffic transport incident. Sanger police officers responded to 12 traffic reports, five vehicle complaints, four agency assists, four theft reports, three welfare concern, one abandoned vehicle, one burglary report, one criminal trespass in progress, one disturbance, one fall, one follow-up investigation, one missing person, one reckless driver, one suspicious person and one terroristic threat report.

— Bj Lewis


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