Denton County officers surrounded the Courthouse on the Square on West Hickory Street on Wednesday afternoon when a man was caught trespassing for the second time.
Chief Deputy Randy Plemons said the 19-year-old had been found opening a window in a restricted area of the courthouse earlier in the day.
“He was given a criminal trespass warning and asked to leave,” he said.
The man was in an upstairs area that was labeled unauthorized and had a lock on the gate, Plemons said.
Later that same day, the man was reported wandering in the courthouse again.
Plemons said the man was then handcuffed after questioning and charged with criminal trespassing.
Deputies searched his backpack and found nothing suspicious inside.
The suspect told deputies that he didn’t know the area was restricted, officials said.
9100 block of Greene Drive — A Providence Village man fell victim to criminal mischief Wednesday evening, Denton County Sheriff’s Office officials said. The man alleged his ex-girlfriend damaged his television, and although a specific amount wasn’t listed, the damage estimate was shown to be more than $500 and less than $1,500, according to sheriff’s reports.
8200 block Justin Road — Sheriff’s deputies responded shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday to a report that musical instruments had been taken from a Copper Canyon church without permission, according to sheriff’s reports.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 766 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-three people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 296 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 19 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to 17 medical calls, one building fire, one vehicle accident, one public service call, one gasoline or other flammable liquid spill and assisted two agencies.
Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call. Argyle police responded to one medical call, one suspicious vehicle call, four traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one report of gunshots heard, one reckless driver, one theft report, eight traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Bartonville police responded to one disturbance call, one suspicious activity, one theft report, four traffic calls and assisted three agencies.
Corinth police responded to one burglary, one criminal mischief report, two disturbance calls, one roadblock, one traffic transport incident, six animal complaints, 36 traffic calls, one fire and assisted two agencies.
Double Oak police responded to one disturbance call, one burglary and assisted one agency and one motorist.
Hickory Creek police responded to one noise complaint, three suspicious person calls, 22 traffic calls, one welfare concern, one animal complaint and assisted two motorists.
Justin firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one traffic transport incident.
Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one fire. Krum police responded to one disturbance, one ordinance violation and one welfare concern.
Krugerville police responded to one criminal trespass report, one traffic call and assisted one motorist.
Lake Cities responded to one fire, one structure fire, one traffic transport, one medical call and assisted one citizen.
Lewisville police made 12 arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one structure fire and two breathing problems. Little Elm police responded to six burglary reports, one Child Protective Services referral, four domestic disturbance calls, one forgery call, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, one theft report, two animal complaints and one suspicious letter/package.
Northlake police responded to one loose livestock call, 24 traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.
Oak Point police responded to one ordinance violation, two suspicious activity calls, one terroristic threat report, four traffic calls and unlocked one vehicle.
Ponder police responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one odor investigation. Pilot Point police responded to one fireworks complaint, one roadblock, one traffic call, one animal complaint and assisted one motorist.
Sanger firefighters responded to one fire and two medical calls. Sanger police responded to two disturbance calls, two reckless drivers, one theft report, five traffic calls, one medical call and assisted one agency.
The Colony firefighters responded to one excessive heat call, one motor vehicle accident and three medical calls.
Trophy Club police responded to three ordinance violations, three animal complaints and six traffic calls.
— Megan Gray
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.