Denton police said two brothers, ages 7 and 4, went for a ride in their parents’ truck Sunday morning — without their parents.
At around 10:40 a.m. the boys took the keys to the vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of their home in the 1100 block of Hope Street.
According to reports, the 7-year-old managed to start the truck and drove out of the driveway and onto Hope at a high rate of speed before turning onto Chapel Drive.
On Chapel, the truck swerved off the road, striking a large tree and deploying the truck’s airbag, officials said.
Reports show the 7-year-old was not wearing a seat belt and the 4-year-old was wearing a center lap belt only.
Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for Denton Fire Department, said the two boys were complaining of stomach pains when medics arrived and they were transported to Denton Regional Medical Center. Police said the two were later transported to Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the incident is still under investigation.
200 block of South Bonnie Brae Street — Three men in their early 20s reported that they were robbed late Monday evening. The men told police the robbers had a handgun, Grelle said. The items reportedly taken were not listed.
2300 block of Lookout Lane — A 32-year-old man told police his daughter’s mother took property from his residence when the daughter moved out. The specific items were not listed.
1700 block of Bernard Street — A gas station was broken into shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, according to a police report. Police said numerous items including cigarettes, beer, cash, the office safe and a computer were taken.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m Tuesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 696 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-three people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 289 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 42 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to 21 medical calls, one vehicle accident, two public service calls and one construction or demolition landfill fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police assisted two motorists and responded to 12 traffic calls and one traffic transport.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to one forgery call, one theft report, four traffic calls and one traffic transport.
Bartonville police responded to one suspicious vehicle call.
Corinth police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary, one grass fire, one domestic disturbance, one loose livestock call, one suspicious vehicle, 12 traffic calls, two traffic transport incidents and seven animal complaints.
Double Oak police responded to one harassment, one suspicious activity call and three traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police assisted one motorist and responded to one reckless driver, two suspicious persons, 29 traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.
Justin firefighters responded to four medical calls and one assault/sexual assault. Justin police assisted one agency.
Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire, one structure fire and one medical call. Krum police responded to one burglary, one structure fire, one traffic call and one medical call.
Krugerville police assisted one motorist and responded to one traffic call.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls, one grass fire and one traffic transport incident.
Lewisville police made 12 arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic transport incident and assisted three citizens. Little Elm police responded to one criminal mischief report, two disturbance calls, one medical call, one reckless driver, one road hazard, three suspicious activity calls, one theft, two animal complaints, two traffic transport incidents and 22 traffic calls.
Northlake police responded to one report of gunshots, one reckless driver, 17 traffic calls and one traffic transport incident and assisted three motorists.
Oak Point police officers responded to one forgery call, one ordinance violation and one welfare concern.
Ponder firefighters responded to one grass fire and one structure fire.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one grass fire and two medical calls. Pilot Point police assisted one motorist and responded to two suspicious vehicle calls and 13 traffic calls.
Roanoke firefighters responded to one medical call.
Sanger firefighters responded to one structure fire. Sanger police assisted one agency and responded to one assault, three disturbance calls, one follow-up investigation, one narcotics call, four reckless drivers, two suspicious activity calls, five traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.
Trophy Club police responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one criminal mischief report, one medical call, three suspicious activity reports, one theft and 12 traffic calls and assisted three motorists.
— Megan Gray