Blotter: Buildings evacuated after gas line punctured

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Lewisville Fire Department crews were forced to evacuate multiple businesses located along the intersection of East Corporate Drive and State Highway Business 121 Thursday, officials said.

Chief Tim Tittle said construction crews were running fiber optic lines along South Business 121 when they punched through a 2-inch gas line Thursday morning.

The first call, he said, was initiated at 11:04 a.m.

Firefighters evacuated two business strips housing many retail shops, businesses and restaurants — Corporate Village and Corporate Park — officials said.

As crews from the gas company were working on clamping the line, Timber Valley — a third business strip across the street from the other two — was partially evacuated for safety precautions.

No residential properties were ever evacuated, Tittle said.

In less than three hours, crews had the line clamped.

Business 121 was shut down in both directions until crews cleared the scene shortly after 2 p.m., Tittle said.

Other reports

3500 block of Patterson Road — Several windows were left broken by a juvenile recently, according to Denton County Sheriff’s Office reports.

At least 11 windows were destroyed in two mobile homes with damages estimated at $1,200, officials said.

1700 block of Teasley Lane — A woman was threatened at knife-point after she exited a bar Monday, police said.

The 29-year-old woman was talking to a man she met at a local bar when he followed her out and allegedly pulled a knife on her and held it to her throat, according to the report.

Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the woman was not harmed and was able to get away once someone walked past the two.

Roundup

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 769 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-seven people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 301 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 26 reports.

Denton firefighters responded to 16 medical calls and assisted one agency.

Argyle firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide alarm call. Argyle police responded to one disturbance call, eight traffic calls, one animal complaint, one loose livestock call, four suspicious activity calls and assisted one motorist.

Aubrey firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call and one water main break. Aubrey police responded to one theft, two traffic calls, one suspicious activity call and assisted one agency.

Bartonville police responded to three traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one medical call, one domestic disturbance, two forgery calls, two roadblocks, one criminal mischief report, four suspicious activity reports, one welfare concern, four traffic transport incidents, eight traffic calls, two traffic complaints, one reckless driver and five animal complaints.

Double Oak responded to six traffic calls.

Flower Mound assisted one agency and responded to one noise complaint and one traffic transport incident.

Hickory Creek police assisted two agencies, two motorists and responded to 34 traffic calls, one animal complaint and one criminal mischief report.

Justin firefighters responded to one illegal burn and one medical call. Justin police responded to two traffic calls, one suspicious activity call and assisted one agency.

Krum firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to three medical calls, one downed power line, one grass fire and one illegal burn. Krum police responded to seven ordinance violations, one traffic call, one animal cruelty report and one suspicious vehicle.

Krugerville police responded to three traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls, one sexual assault, two traffic transport incidents and one domestic disturbance call.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one assault call, one structure fire and four medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one assault call, one Child Protective Services referral, one narcotics call, one ordinance violation, assisted two motorists, responded to four suspicious activity calls, 20 traffic calls, one traffic transport and two animal complaints.

North Lake police responded to one roadblock, one welfare concern, 12 traffic calls and assisted one motorist.

Oak Point police responded to one animal complaint, one theft report and two suspicious activity calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.

Pilot Point firefighters respond to four medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to one burglary report, one medical call, three ordinance violations, 10 traffic calls and one road block.

Roanoke firefighters responded to one medical call.

Sanger firefighters responded to two grass fires, one vehicle fire, two medical calls and two traffic transport incidents. Sanger police responded to one assault report, one grass fire, one vehicle fire, one roadblock, three suspicious activity calls, one theft call, nine traffic calls, two traffic transport incidents and two animal complaints.

Trophy Club responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call and one medical call. Trophy Club police assisted one agency and responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, one Child Protective Services referral, one disturbance call, nine ordinance violations, two roadblocks, two suspicious activity calls, three thefts and two traffic calls.

— Megan Gray


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