Blotter: Couple displaced by fire

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Denton firefighters responded to a house fire in Robson Ranch after receiving a call shortly before noon Thursday.

Brad Lahart, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said crews were able to extinguish the fire but the home in the 11000 block of Clemson Drive was severely damaged.

A married couple believed to be in their early to mid-60s, lived in the two-story house, said Lahart. The couple, who were unharmed, will be staying with relatives who live nearby.

Officials working the scene said they believe the fire started in the garage and then quickly spread to the attic and the top story of the house.

“We initially started to extinguish the fire internally but because of the possibility of the roof collapsing, we moved all firefighters outside the home,” Lahart said.

Lahart said the house sustained water and smoke damage.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.

“As we were clearing out, relatives and the homeowners were coming to salvage any photos and other personal belongings they could,” he said.

 

Other reports

4600 block of West University Drive — A rental company was broken into shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The fence at the rear of the property was cut and a front window was broken, according to reports. The store manager said several expensive tools were taken but he was not able to get a detailed list to the officer at the time he responded.

Police said photos of the damage were taken and placed into evidence.

3000 block of Osage Lane — An officer responded Wednesday morning after someone reported two pairs of earrings missing.

Denton police responded Wednesday morning to an owner of a cleaning company. Police said she suspects one of her employees of theft.

According to reports, a 54-year-old woman told police two sets of earrings were stolen from her home.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 889 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-one people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 304 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 21 reports online.

Denton Fire Department reports were not available. Firefighters went to Waco to pay respect to first responders who died in the fertilizer plant explosion in West last week.

Argyle firefighters responded to one fire, one carbon monoxide alarm and two medical calls. Argyle police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to 32 traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to six medical calls and one structure fire and unlocked one vehicle. Aubrey police responded to three traffic calls and two medical calls.

Bartonville police responded to one traffic call and one animal control.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police responded to one fire call, one forgery call and one traffic call.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one suspicious vehicle call, 21 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Justin firefighters responded to one assault or sexual assault and two traffic accidents. Justin police responded to one criminal mischief report and one traffic call.

Krum firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call and one traffic accident. Krum police responded to two roadblocks, one suspicious activity report, two animal complaints and one traffic call.

Krugerville police assisted one agency and responded to one suspicious activity call and nine traffic calls.

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

Little Elm firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to three traffic transport incidents. Little Elm police assisted one agency and one citizen and responded to one assault report, one burglary report, one Child Protective Services referral, two criminal mischief reports, one domestic disturbance call, one narcotics call, 16 traffic calls, two suspicious activity calls, one animal bite and one traffic transport incident.

Lewisville police made 13 arrests.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one structure fire. Oak Point police responded to one person with a gun, one animal complaint and four traffic calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Ponder police assisted two agencies and responded to one loose livestock call, one missing person report, six ordinance violations and one vehicle complaint.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one alarm fire and assisted two citizens. Pilot Point police responded to one ordinance violation and two traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to one alarm fire and one traffic transport incident. Sanger police responded to one criminal mischief report, three disturbance calls, one reckless driver, two noise complaints, two suspicious vehicles, one vehicle complaint and two traffic transport incidents and assisted three motorists.

The Colony firefighters responded to six medical calls, one motor vehicle accident, one public service call and one gasoline or other flammable liquid call.

Trophy Club firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one assault report, one burglary report, one harassment report, one intoxicated person, two ordinance violations, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity calls, six traffic calls and two animal complaints.

— Megan Gray

 


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