Blotter: Police respond to bomb threat at pharmacy

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Denton police responded Monday afternoon to a bomb threat in the 100 block of West University Drive.

Police said the manager of a local pharmacy reported that someone called one of his employees and demanded she provide him with money cards. If the employee didn’t comply, the caller said a bomb in the building would be detonated, according to the report.

A news release issued by Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer said the manager of the store reported the caller said a bomb was placed inside the business overnight and the business would be blown up if the orders were not followed.

Kizer said similar incidents have been reported at the chain pharmacy’s other locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The caller, police said, was aggressive with the employee over the phone and demanded the employee add $500 to each of four money cards. The employee reported she and her family were also threatened.

The Denton Fire Department responded and inspected the building but did not find any suspicious device.

The investigation is ongoing, Kizer said.

Other reports

1800 block of North Ruddell Street — A 21-year-old woman was a victim of aggravated assault Monday morning, police said.

Reports show the woman alleged she and her boyfriend had an argument and during the argument, the boyfriend, 19, put his hands around her neck and hit her.

The woman, police said, had left upon their arrival, but the boyfriend was there.

During the investigation, police said they were able to determine that the 19-year-old was the aggressor. He was charged with assault causing bodily injury-family violence.

3400 block of Joyce Lane — A 30-year-old man was charged with assault and arrested by Denton police Monday night.

Reports show the man allegedly struck his wife in the face while he was heavily intoxicated.

Police said he was also breaking out their apartment windows.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 825 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-five people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 351 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 25 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to one bomb scare, one grass fire, one vehicle accident and 13 medical calls.

Argyle firefighters responded to fire. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary, 18 traffic calls, one suspicious vehicle and one loose livestock call.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one disturbance, one medical call, transported three traffic incidents and assisted one citizen. Aubrey police responded to two traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Bartonville police responded to three traffic calls and one suspicious activity call.

Corinth police assisted six agencies and two motorists and responded to one gunshots heard, one missing person, four reckless drivers, one road hazard, three suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, 19 traffic calls, two traffic complaints, two traffic transport incidents and six animal complaints.

Double Oak police responded to 12 traffic calls.

Flower Mound assisted one agency.

Hickory Creek police responded to one theft, 21 traffic calls, two traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one assault.

Krum police responded to one missing person, four traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Krugerville police assisted one agency and responded to one assault, one ordinance violation and one traffic call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two traffic transport incidents, one grass fire and three medical calls.

Lewisville police made six arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one odor investigation, four medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Little Elm police responded to one assault, one Child Protective Services referral, two criminal trespass in progress calls, one missing person, one reckless driver, one road hazard, two suspects activity calls, three noise complaints, seven ordinance violations, one medical call, one harassment report, 21 traffic calls, two animal complaints, one welfare concern, two traffic complaints and assisted two agencies.

Northlake police assisted one agency and responded to one suspicious vehicle, an animal complaint and 28 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one disturbance call. Oak Point police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one missing person, one ordinance violation, one disturbance call, one forgery call, two traffic calls, one animal complaint, one suspicious person and one traffic transport incident.

Ponder police responded to one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one traffic transport. Pilot Point police responded to five ordinance violations, nine traffic calls and one suspicious vehicle.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls. Sanger police assisted two agencies and responded to one assault, two disturbance calls, two reckless drivers, one traffic call and two welfare concerns.

The Colony fire department responded to five medical calls, one smoke or odor removal, one electrical shortage and assisted one agency.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one structure fire and two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one criminal mischief report, six suspicious activity calls, one traffic transport, two traffic calls, 14 ordinance violations, one missing person, four animal complaints and two forgery calls.

— Megan Gray


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