Blotter: Police officers look into violent disturbance

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Denton police are investigating a disturbance that turned violent early Monday.

Officers and paramedics were dispatched to a fight/gunshot call in the 3400 block of Joyce Lane.

The caller stated that a lot of yelling and then a loud bang that sounded like a gunshot was heard.

As officers arrived, a gunshot victim from the residence was being taken by ambulance to be treated at a local emergency room.

According to the police report, officers attempted to make contact with the residents and could hear screaming inside.

They entered the apartment and secured everyone inside before contacting the criminal investigations division, which took over the investigation, according to the report.

Police spokesman Officer Ryan Grelle said there was no new information on the condition of the victim.

 

Other reports

3500 block of East McKinney Street — Someone called police in reference to three men who went to the caller’s vehicle and tried to open a door.

All of the men were said to be wearing black clothing, according to the report.

Upon arrival, the officer noticed four younger males walking through the playground area and wearing clothing that fit the description.

The officer parked and approached the group.

At about 50 yards between the officer and the group, some of them looked back at the officer who ordered them to stop, according to the report. At that point, two in the group took off running.

The officer provided a description of the two subjects and detained the two who did not run.

One of the detained men provided the officer with names of both people who ran and the apartment where one of them lived, according to the report.

No one would answer the door, the report said.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,988 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Ninety-seven people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 850 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 43 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 64 medical calls, three invalid assists, two motor vehicle accidents with no injuries, four vehicle accidents with injuries, a water or steam leak, one agency assist, one carbon monoxide incident, two unintentional alarms, one extrication of victims from a vehicle, one grass fire, three public service calls, one electrical wiring/equipment problem, one downed power line and one rubbish fire.

Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls, one alarm fire, one citizen assist, one unknown fire, one traffic incident and one vehicle unlock. Police responded to 143 calls, including 21 building checks, three motorist assists and three reports of suspicious activity.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, one alarm fire, one assault, one citizen assist, one illegal burn, one childbirth, one suicide attempt, two traffic incidents and one vehicle unlock. Police responded to 65 calls, including 43 traffic calls and one fireworks complaint.

Bartonville police responded to 15 calls, including 10 traffic calls and one agency assist.

Corinth police responded to 365 calls, including five noise complaints, three reports of a suspicious vehicle, one narcotics call and two reports of a reckless driver.

Double Oak police responded to 23 calls, including two 911 hang-ups, two agency assists and one open door.

Hickory Creek police responded to 111 calls, including one report of a burglary in progress, two domestic disturbance calls, one 911 hang-up and five ordinance violations.

Justin firefighters responded to four medical calls and one assault. Police responded to 25 calls, including one report of an intoxicated person, one domestic disturbance and five agency assists.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one assault, one electrical fire, one unknown fire, one suicide attempt, one traffic incident and one vehicle unlock.

Krugerville police responded to 28 calls, including two reports of a fight in progress, two open doors and one road blockage hazard.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, one citizen assist, one illegal burn, one overdose poisoning, one suicide attempt and two traffic incidents.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, one alarm fire, one citizen assist, one inspection, one smoke investigation and one structure fire. Police responded to 142 calls, including three noise complaints, four ordinance violations, 10 traffic calls and five reports of a reckless driver.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one illegal burn and one medical call. Police responded to 23 calls, including two reports of a suspicious vehicle, one open door and a report of a missing person.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and an assault. Police responded to 32 calls, including two reports of a suspicious vehicle and 12 traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls, two citizen assists, one controlled burn and one vehicle fire.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls, one grass fire, one stab/gunshot call, three traffic incidents and three vehicle unlocks. Police responded to 64 calls, including three reports of a suspicious vehicle, four noise complaints and two reports of criminal mischief.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to four medical calls and two vehicle unlocks.

— Bj Lewis

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.

 


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