Blotter: Police: Man robbed at knife point

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A 19-year-old man told police he was robbed by knife point Thursday evening, according to reports.

Police who responded to a call at Interstate 35E and McCormick Street at 6:30 p.m. Thursday were talking to a 49-year-old man when they were approached by the 19-year-old who claimed he had been robbed by the other man.

The 19-year-old, police said, alleged the two had been talking when the older man became agitated and began to act irrationally. The older man then displayed a black pocket knife in a threatening manner and demanded money, the 19-year-old alleged.

The 19-year-old, police said, gave the 49-year-old a $10 bill and then left the area to get away prior to the arrival of police.

Police said the suspect was charged with aggravated robbery and public intoxication.

The 19-year-old, police said, was left uninjured.

 

Other reports

East Sycamore and Industrial — A car hit a parked vehicle, then ran over a residential gas meter, causing a gas leak for more than an hour Friday afternoon near the intersection of East Sycamore and Industrial streets, Denton police and fire officials said. Four streets were closed after the accident occurred at 5 p.m. Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said two homes and one business was evacuated. The incident was cleared after an hour and a half and no injuries were reported. The driver of the vehicle that hit the gas line, officials said, was not found at the scene.

 

Roundup

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

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

Denton police handled 408 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 35 reports online.

Denton fire log was not available as of press time.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls and one carbon monoxide or hazmat call. Argyle police responded to three suspicious vehicles and seven traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, one downed power line and one traffic transport incident.

Corinth police assisted three agencies and three motorists and responded to one burglary, one assault, one electrical fire and one animal cruelty report.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one structure fire, one vehicle fire, two medical calls and two traffic transport incidents. Little Elm police responded to one courtroom arrest, one assault, and one terroristic threat report.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call. Sanger police responded to one reckless driver, three traffic calls and one welfare concern.

— Megan Gray

 


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