Blotter: Officials: Apartment fire displaces residents

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A fire at an apartment complex on Sam Bass Road on Monday led to a move for some residents.

Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth Hedges said maintenance work on a staircase started a small fire inside a wall shortly before noon Monday.

“The fire was quickly extinguished by our units,” he said.

Denton Fire Department officials said the two apartments damaged in the fire are not habitable until the walls can be repaired.

“The apartment management did state they had available units for the affected tenants,” Hedges said.

There were no reports of injuries.

 

Other reports

1400 block South Loop 288 — Denton police responding to an alarm at a business early Monday morning found the back door of the building pried open and the safe sawed open. The manager of the business advised nothing was unaccounted for, records show.

3100 block Jim Christal Road — Staff members of a lumber company reported Monday that someone had pried open the front door to the business over the weekend, cut the phone and alarm wires in the office and ransacked the place, according to police reports. The only items reported missing were a utility knife and some ink pens.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 783 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-five people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 276 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 29 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls, one smoke scare, one building fire, one public service call, one bomb scare-no bomb, two electrical equipment issues and assisted two agencies.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls. Argyle police responded to one suspicious vehicle, 14 traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls, one animal bite attack and assisted one citizen. Aubrey police responded to two traffic calls, one medical call, two welfare concerns and two animal complaints.

Bartonville police responded to five traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Corinth police responded to one forgery call, one verbal disturbance, one missing person, eight suspicious activity calls, one theft in progress, two theft reports and four animal complaints.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police responded to one ordinance violation, one theft report and three traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency, assisted four motorists and responded to one suspicious person, 20 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Justin firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one medical call, one water main break and assisted one citizen. Justin police responded to one carbon monoxide or hazmat call and one welfare concern.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call. Krum police responded to one criminal trespass in progress, eight traffic calls, one medical call and assisted one agency.

Krugerville police responded to one down power line, one reckless driver and two traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls, one stabbing/gunshot and assisted one citizen.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one assault, one auto theft, two Child Protective Services referrals, one verbal disturbance, one harassment report, one narcotics call, two reckless drivers, two roadblocks, one suspicious vehicle, one theft, 15 traffic calls, one welfare concern, one traffic transport incident, one animal complaint and assisted one agency.

Lewisville police made six arrests.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one domestic disturbance, one roadblock, two suspicious vehicles, 12 traffic calls, one animal complaint and assisted one agency and one motorist.

Ponder police responded to four ordinance violations and two traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to one reckless driver, three traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Sanger firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault, two medical calls and assisted one citizen.

The Colony firefighters responded to three medical calls and one sprinkler activation.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls and one assault/sexual assault. Trophy Club police responded to one assault, three disturbance calls, one intoxicated person, three roadblocks, three suspicious activity calls, six traffic calls, one welfare concern, one animal cruelty report, one animal complaint and assisted one motorist and one agency.

— Megan Gray

 


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