Blotter: Two men drown in retention pond Saturday

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Carrolton police officers are investigating the deaths of two 30-year-old Dallas men who drowned in a retention pond on Saturday.

According to a police report, the men and several of their relatives were fishing from the bank of the pond, located in the 3300 block of North Interstate 35E.

One of the men entered the water but could not swim back to the bank, according to the police report. The other man entered the water in an attempt to help the first man, but he also could not swim back to safety, the report stated.

Authorities said the two deaths were the second and third drownings reported over the weekend.

Jaquis Jones, a 17-year-old Carrollton high school student, drowned near a boat slip at the Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville early Saturday morning.

Jones was with about 15 to 20 other students at Lewisville Lake celebrating the end of school, officials said.


Other reports

700 block of South Locust — An elderly motorist was pulled over Saturday after an officer observed the driver weaving in and out of traffic.

After pulling the motorist over, the officer noticed the vehicle’s registration had expired in 2010, the inspection sticker had expired in 2009 and the man’s driver’s license had been expired since 2011, according to the report.

According to the police report, the driver also could not show proof of insurance.

The man told the officer he was homeless and refused to be taken to a shelter, according to the report.

The officer observed that the man had trouble walking, even though he used a cane.

The officer impounded the man’s car, and he was given a citation for not having insurance, according to the report.

The officer gave the man a ride back to the police station to see if there were any resources that could be offered to the man, according to the report.

— John D. Harden


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