Blotter: House fire leaves one firefighter injured

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A house fire Tuesday in the The Colony left a firefighter injured with a twisted knee, city officials said.

The Colony Fire Department responded to the fire in the 3700 block of Cottonwood Springs at about 5 p.m. Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal Carl McMurphy said the fire started in the garage and spread to the attic — where the firefighter twisted his knee.

The firefighter was taken to a Carrollton hospital and has since been released.

“He will be off a week of work,” McMurphy said.

The occupants of the house were not injured but were displaced for the night due to the fire spreading to an electrical box in the attic. McMurphy said an electrician needs to inspect the box to see what wires might have melted and need replacement before the occupants can move back in.

The home, he said, received much more damage from smoke than from fire.

An exact cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, city officials said.

Other reports

3300 block of Bent Creek Drive Police responded to a stolen-property call Tuesday night, according to reports. Police said a 63-year-old man said a toolbox was taken from the bed of his pickup at a location in Cross Roads. The man told police he did not notice the tools were missing until he arrived home that evening. The toolbox and tools were valued at more than $1,500, police said.

300 block of North Ruddell Street Police discovered a back door of a residence was kicked in during what they initially thought was a a burglary in progress Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, police quickly discovered that the burglary had occurred around noon. The family dog was reported missing, and the suspect, according to police reports, is allegedly the resident’s husband. No charges have been filed.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 775 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-one people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 229 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 11 reports.

Denton firefighters responded to one grass fire, one gas leak, one stalled elevator, one passenger vehicle fire, one building fire, 17 medical calls, one vehicle accident with injuries, one public service call, one good intent call and assisted one agency.

Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire, one odor investigation and one medical call. Argyle police responded to one roadblock, 13 traffic calls, one suspicious activity call and assisted one motorist.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one structure fire, and three medical calls. Aubrey police assisted two agencies and responded to 10 traffic calls and two suspicious activity calls.

Bartonville police responded to two traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to two disturbance calls, one harassment report, two reckless drivers, two thefts, 15 traffic calls, three traffic complaints, two welfare concerns, one traffic transport incident and five animal complaints.

Double Oak police responded to one solicitor complaint and four traffic calls.

Flower Mound responded to one traffic call and two structure fires.

Hickory Creek police responded to 17 traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Justin firefighters responded to one structure fire and three medical calls. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one suspicious vehicle and one traffic call.

Krum firefighters responded to one structure fire and three medical calls. Krum police responded to one structure fire, one noise complaint, five ordinance violations and eight traffic calls.

Krugerville police responded to three traffic calls, two suspicious activity calls and assisted one agency and two motorists.

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

Lewisville police made 14 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one water main break, one welfare concern, six medical calls two structure fires and assisted one citizen. Little Elm police assisted two agencies, two motorists and responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one narcotics call, 26 traffic calls, two welfare concerns, one traffic transport incident, one reckless driver, two animal complaints and three solicitor complaints.

Northlake police assisted one motorist and responded to one burglary and three traffic calls.

Oak Point police responded to one disturbance call, one report of gunshots heard, one noise complaint, one traffic call, one animal complaint and one suspicious activity call.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls and three structure fires.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to one disturbance call, one ordinance violation, two thefts, four traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Roanoke firefighters responded to one structure fire and two medical calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to one grass fire, one illegal burn, one structure fire, three medical calls and assisted one citizen. Sanger police assisted two agencies, one motorist and responded to one criminal mischief call, two disturbance calls, two traffic calls, one traffic transport incident, one animal cruelty report and one animal complaint.

The Colony firefighters responded to six medical calls, one downed power line and one house fire.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls and one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call. Trophy Club police responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, one criminal trespass, two medical calls three suspicious activity calls, four traffic calls, one traffic transport incident calls and two animal complainants.

— Megan Gray

Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.


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