Victims turned the tables on a burglar Wednesday afternoon after catching the man inside their apartment.
Denton police said two 22-year-old men were returning to their apartment on Colorado Boulevard when they noticed their apartment door was dead-bolted. After attempting to gain entry through one of their windows, police said the two heard their door open.
According to reports, that’s when a man walked out of their apartment with a screw driver in his hand. Police said the two men had the intruder step back into their apartment and empty out his pockets.
The man did not want them to call police and, when he was told the apartment residents were going to report the incident, the man walked out of the apartment without being stopped again. The men did not want to stop the suspect since he was still holding the screw driver, police said.
700 block of Londonderry Lane — A 27-year-old man was charged with assault family violence after he allegedly punched his girlfriend multiple times in the face, police said. The girlfriend alleged the assault took place in front of a 2-year-old girl living in the apartment, police said. Reports show officers were able to locate the suspect while he was playing soccer at Mack Park where he was placed under arrest.
600 block of Audra Lane — Police officers were dispatched at 3 a.m. Wednesday to a possible domestic violence call after a man was trying to get into his ex-girlfriend’s residence. When police arrived, they arrested and charged the 23-year-old with public intoxication.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 843 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-nine people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 293 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 18 reports.
Denton firefighters responded to six medical calls.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, one traffic transport incident and assisted two residents.
Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, two traffic transport incidents and assisted one resident. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to one theft, eight traffic calls, two traffic complaints and one animal complaint.
Bartonville police responded to two traffic calls.
Corinth police assisted four agencies, two motorists and responded to one deadly conduct call, one disturbance call, one structure fire, three loose livestock calls, two harassment reports, one assault, five suspicious activity calls, one theft, two traffic transport incidents and seven animal complaints.
Double Oak police assisted one agency, two motorists, one reckless driver and responded to four traffic calls and six traffic transport incidents.
Flower Mound responded to one traffic transport incident.
Hickory Creek police responded to one forgery report, three thefts, 23 traffic calls, one welfare concern, three traffic transport incidents and assisted two motorists.
Justin firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic transport incident. Justin police responded to one suspicious activity call and assisted two agencies.
Krum firefighters responded to one theft, six traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Krugerville police responded to five traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident, one structure fire, five medical calls and assisted one resident.
Lewisville police made 16 arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one structure fire, one vehicle fire and two traffic transport incidents. Little Elm police responded to two Child Protective Services referrals, one vehicle fire, one forgery report, two noise complaints, one reckless driver, two suspicious activity calls, one theft, 31 traffic calls, five welfare concerns, three traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.
Northlake police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one harassment report and eight traffic calls.
Oak Point police responded to one traffic call, one animal complaint and assisted one agency.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one hay fire. Pilot Point police responded to five traffic calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls and one hay fire. Sanger police assisted four motorists and responded to one assault, one intoxicated person report, two reckless drivers calls, one suspicious vehicle call, five traffic calls, one traffic complaint, three welfare concerns and one traffic transport incident.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to four medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one forgery report, one overdose poisoning incident, one assault, four suspicious activity calls, one terroristic threat report, 10 traffic calls and two animal complaints.
— Megan Gray