Blotter: Report: Father accidentally strikes son with car

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Denton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sandi Brackeen said deputies were dispatched at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday to the 9700 block of Industrial Road near Justin, where they found that a 32-year-old father had accidentally struck his 6-year-old son with a car.

Brackeen said the father and son had arrived at a business and parked, and the father thought his son had already gone inside the building. According to a news release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, when the father attempted to move the car, the boy was in front of the car and was struck by the vehicle.

Officials said the father dialed 911 immediately. The boy’s injuries were non-life threatening, but Brackeen said the boy was taken by CareFlite helicopter ambulance to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

The incident, officials said, was determined to be an accident.


Other reports

900 block of Frame Street — Denton police arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with an assault call Monday morning. Reports stated a 29-year-old woman suffered injuries to her face and scalp in the incident.

The man was charged with assault causing bodily injury family violence, police said.

600 block of Audra Lane — An altercation between a boyfriend and girlfriend resulted in a torn shirt, bite marks and scratches, police said.

After midnight Monday, reports stated that the two 27-year-olds were fighting, and when officers arrived, they observed the boyfriend was bleeding from multiple scratches to both sides of his neck and had a bite mark on his right shoulder. His shirt, police said, was also torn.

The boyfriend told police that when they began to fight, he said he was going to leave, making his girlfriend more upset. This, he said, caused her to scratch and bite him. Police said the girlfriend did not have any injuries, and was charged with aggravated assault family violence.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 821 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-five people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 285 service and officer-initiated calls and 28 reports were posted online.

The Denton Fire Department did not have reports available as of press time.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls and one traffic incident. Argyle police responded to one traffic incident, one animal complaint, two loose livestock calls, 18 traffic calls and two forgery/fraud calls and assisted one motorist and one agency.

Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic incident. Aubrey police responded to one auto theft, one theft, three traffic calls and one medical call.

Bartonville police responded to one traffic call.

Corinth police assisted four agencies and responded to one burglary, four disturbance calls, one road hazard, one robbery, seven suspicious activity calls, one theft, 42 traffic calls, three welfare concerns, three traffic incidents and six animal complaints.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one alarm fire. Double Oak police responded to six traffic calls.

Flower Mound firefighters assisted one agency.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one disturbance call, one ordinance violation, one reckless driver and 19 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call and one assault/sexual assault. Justin police responded to one assault/sexual assault.

Krum police responded to one suspicious activity call, one welfare concern and seven traffic calls and assisted three agencies and one motorist.

Krugerville police responded to one investigation.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to three medical calls.

Lewisville police made eight arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to three medical calls and two traffic incidents. Little Elm police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to two criminal mischief calls, four domestic disturbance calls, two ordinance violations, three suspicious activity calls, 11 traffic calls, one welfare concern and two thefts.

Northlake police responded to two suspicious activity calls and 30 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one medical call, one theft, three traffic calls and two ordinance violations.

Ponder police assisted one agency.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one traffic incident. Pilot Point police assisted one agency and responded to one fight in progress, five ordinance violations, one traffic transport incident and two road blocks.

Sanger firefighters responded to one structure fire and assisted one citizen. Sanger police responded to one auto theft, one structure fire, one fraud call, one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, four traffic calls and two suspicious activity calls.

The Colony firefighters responded to five medical calls and one gas leak.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one criminal mischief call, one harassment report, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, one road block, one medical call, four suspicious activity calls, three traffic calls, two welfare concerns, two animal complaints and one traffic incident.

— Megan Gray


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