Blotter: Warehouse store evacuated as safety precaution

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A bulk warehouse store in the 2800 block of West University Drive was evacuated for safety precautions Tuesday morning, Denton fire officials said.

The Denton Fire Department received a call at 10:44 a.m. in regard to a smoke investigation, Brad Lahart, spokesman for the department, said.

“The fire department upgraded the call to a structure fire call to be on the safe side,” he said Tuesday.

Officials said firefighters found no fire or smoke when they arrived. Lahart said a piece of refrigeration equipment was malfunctioning in the cafe area.

The building evacuation was part of the store’s safety plan that was put into effect prior to the fire department’s arrival, according to officials.

 

Other reports

1100 block of Dallas Drive — A man was arrested after a traffic stop late Monday night, Denton police said. According to reports, the 26-year-old man was stopped for driving with a headlight out. Police said he had an occupational driver’s license but did not have the certified court order in his possession as required by law. Reports show he was then placed under arrest and transported to the city jail.

3000 block of Interstate 35 — A staff member of a flooring store called Denton police Monday to report that someone broke into the business during the night. The caller told police that the intruder broke an overhead light above the side entrance of the building before punching the deadbolt and prying open the door to take $7.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 704 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-one people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 274 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 17 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 17 medical calls, one bomb threat, two good intent calls, one gas leak and one vehicle accident with injuries.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical and one traffic call. Argyle police responded to one road block, 23 traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and assisted one motorist.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one assault report, three medical calls, two illegal burns and unlocked one vehicle. Aubrey police responded to one report of loose livestock and one forgery call.

Bartonville police responded to one road block, five traffic calls, one welfare concern and one traffic transport incident.

Carrollton police responded to 130 incidents and processed 170 people into the city jail from April 14 through Sunday.

Double Oak firefighters responded one medical call. Double Oak police responded to one medical call, seven traffic calls and one road block.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary report, two suspicious activity calls and 23 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call, one traffic call and one traffic transport incident. Justin police responded to one theft report, one traffic transport incident and assisted two agencies.

Krum firefighters responded to one animal bite attack and two medical calls. Krum police responded to one prowler call, one theft report, nine traffic calls, one welfare concern and assisted one agency.

Krugerville police responded to one close patrol, two traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls and one traffic transport.

Little Elm firefighters responded to five medical calls and one grass fire. Little Elm police responded to one abandoned vehicle, two auto thefts, one criminal mischief report, one criminal trespass in progress, two disturbance calls, one domestic disturbance, one grass fire, two ordinance violations, one medical call, one reckless driver, five suspicious activity calls, two theft reports , three animal complaints and seven traffic calls.

Lewisville police made 14 arrests.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one assault report and one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one assault report, one burglary report, one criminal mischief investigation, one missing person and one prowler.

Ponder police responded to seven traffic calls and three ordinance violations.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one vehicle complaint. Pilot Point police responded to one abandoned vehicle, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance call, one indecent exposure call, one narcotics call, four traffic calls, one animal complaint and assisted one agency.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call and one domestic disturbance. Sanger police responded to one theft report, six traffic calls, one welfare concern, one animal complaint, one traffic transport and assisted three agencies.

The Colony firefighters responded to six medical calls.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to one criminal mischief report, five ordinance violations, two suspicious person calls, 16 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, two welfare concerns , one animal bite report and two animal complaints.

— Megan Gray

 


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