Blotter: Driver escapes injury after vehicle catches fire

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A man was not harmed when his vehicle was consumed by flames Tuesday afternoon.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said crews were dispatched to the 800 block of Mayhill Road at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday after a driver smelled smoke coming from his vehicle. Hedges said the man pulled into a parking lot away from other vehicles and noticed flames coming from the engine compartment.

When firefighters arrived, flames had spread to the interior of the vehicle, Hedges said. After 15 minutes, the flames were completely extinguished.

The vehicle, valued at $20,000, was a complete loss, fire officials said.

No one was injured, and while the fire originated in the engine compartment, the exact cause is undetermined, Hedges said.

Other reports

200 block of Inman Street — Denton police responded to a dispute between a couple Tuesday night.

According to reports, both the man and woman told responding officers they wanted to file criminal mischief charges against the other.

Police said photographs were taken of alleged damaged property and a report was filed.

Photos were also taken of the 19-year-old woman after she alleged she had been assaulted by her boyfriend earlier in the day, reports show.

1100 block of Wintercreek Drive — Police are investigating an alleged fraud for a local bail bond company, according to a report.

The report stated that sometime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5, someone changed contact information on a account to gain access to money.

Roundup

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

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

Denton police handled 238 service and officer-initiated calls through the weekend and posted 20 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, one electrical short, one forest fire, one brush fire, one vehicle fire and one carbon monoxide detector activation.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police responded to one medical call, one report of loose livestock, 12 traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Aubrey police responded to one report of an intoxicated person, six traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Bartonville assisted one agency and responded to three traffic calls and two suspicious activity calls.

Corinth police responded to one burglary, one odor investigation, four road hazards, six suspicious activity calls, one theft, 26 traffic calls and assisted three agencies and one motorist.

Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to two traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police responded to five burglaries, one verbal disturbance, two roadblocks, one theft, nine traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call, one illegal burn and one traffic transport incident. Justin police responded to one burglary in progress and one reckless driver.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call, one roadblock and one traffic transport incident. Krum police responded to one report of loose livestock, one roadblock, four traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.

Krugerville police responded to one deadly conduct call, one roadblock, four traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one odor investigation and one illegal burn.

Lewisville police made seven arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls and one smoke investigation. Little Elm police assisted two agencies and responded to one assault, one burglary, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance call, one smoke investigation, one harassment report, two reckless drivers, one theft, three welfare concerns, one traffic transport incident and three animal complaints.

Oak Point police responded to one welfare concern, one animal complaint and two suspicious activity calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and assisted one citizen. Ponder police responded to one medical call and one traffic call.

Pilot Point police responded to one theft, one animal complaint and three traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to one grass fire. Sanger police responded to one auto theft, two theft reports, six traffic calls, one animal complaint and one criminal mischief report.

The Colony firefighters responded to three medical calls and one smoke scare.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to three medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to two medical calls, six traffic calls and six animal complaints.

— Megan Gray


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