Blotter: Chase through county leads to arrests of three men

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Three men are in custody after fleeing from Lewisville police early Thursday morning, officials said.

Lewisville police Capt. Jay Powell said officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Interstate 35E a little before 4 a.m, when a caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked near a hotel. A short time later, police were dispatched to an alarm call at a gas station in the 300 block of Southwest Parkway.

“It turns out that the two calls were related,” Powell said in an e-mailed statement.

As Lewisville police officers arrived in the 300 block of Southwest Parkway, a pursuit began, officials said.

“We went through Lake Dallas, Denton and eventually Sanger,” Powell said.

During the chase along North Interstate 35E, stolen property was allegedly thrown from the suspects’ vehicle, according to police.

After the pursuit ended in Sanger, Lewisville officers arrested a 21-year-old on charges of burglary of a building and evading arrest in a motor vehicle, Powell said.

A second man, 19, was also charged with burglary of a building; and a third man, 25, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said officers assisted Lewsiville during the pursuit. On Thursday at about 3 a.m., the police responded to a report of a burglary of a building in the 1700 block of Bernard Street.

Grelle said his department is working with investigators to match up surveillance video of Denton’s suspect with the three men detained by Lewisville officers.

“I do suspect they will make a charge linked to our robbery, but I can’t say for certain at this time,” Grelle said Thursday.

Powell said multiple cartons of cigarettes and an unknown amount of money were recovered.

Police said a fourth suspect initially got away, but Powell said investigators are checking on a arrest made by the Collin County Sheriff’s Office.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 684 service and officer-initiated calls since Tuesday for the agencies they serve. Forty-four people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 275 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 17 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 11 medical calls and assisted one agency.

Argyle firefighters responded to one assault and two medical calls. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to five traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls and one fire. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to one animal complaint, 13 traffic calls and two traffic complaints.

Bartonville police responded to three traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted two agencies and two motorists and responded to one auto theft, one burglary in progress, one forgery, one found property, two reckless drivers, three roadblocks, one suspicious activity call, 20 traffic calls, one animal complaint, one theft and one ordinance violation.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one sick person. Double Oak police responded to one follow-up investigation, one suspicious vehicle and six traffic calls.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one unknown fire and one traffic call.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one reckless driver and one suspicious person.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls. Justin police responded to one harassment report and one noise complaint and assisted one agency.

Krum firefighters responded to one traffic incident. Krum police assisted two agencies and responded to one report of loose livestock, one disturbance call and five traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to seven medical calls and assisted two citizens.

Lewisville police made 11 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire. Little Elm police assisted two agencies and responded to one assault, one disturbance, one harassment report, three noise complaints, one ordinance violation, seven suspicious activity calls, one terroristic threat, 29 traffic calls and three traffic incidents.

Northeast police assisted one motorist and responded two suspicious activity calls and eight traffic calls.

Northlake police responded to one roadblock and 10 traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire. Oak Point police responded to three traffic calls, two animal complaints and one criminal mischief report.

Pilot Point firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to two traffic calls, one animal complaint and one medical call.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls and one unknown fire. Sanger police responded to one disturbance call, three suspicious activity calls and two traffic calls and assisted one agency.

The Colony firefighters responded to seven medical calls, two motor vehicle accidents, one electrical short and one smoke call.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one fire and two medical calls. Trophy Club police assisted one agency and responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one ordinance violation, one suspicious vehicle, two welfare concerns and three traffic calls.

— Megan Gray


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