Blotter: Man tells police he was assaulted at truck stop

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A 52-year-old man was assaulted at a truck stop early Wednesday morning, according to Denton police reports.

Police said they were dispatched to a truck stop in the 6000 block of Interstate 35E after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in connection with someone bleeding with an injured jaw.

According to reports, the man told police he was asleep when someone knocked on his door. He recognized the person as someone he works with, and let him inside. Reports state that the man laid back down to sleep and the person he let in used the restroom.

Police reported the 52-year-old said the person he let in came up and started hitting him multiple times in the face, head and chest with a metal object. He did not know why he was assaulted, reports show.

Police said the man had a large gash on the right side of his jaw with what appeared to be skin peeled back. The man was taken to a local hospital before he was later transferred to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital for surgery, officials said.

Other reports

10200 block of East FM455 — Deputies from the Denton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about criminal mischief Wednesday afternoon. According to reports, a boat was spray painted and the damage was reported to be $15,000. The case is still under investigation.

26600 block of East U.S. Highway 380 — According to Denton County Sheriff’s Office, someone said their payroll check was taken and cashed in Providence Village without permission. The check was worth less than $1,500, reports show.

Roundup

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

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 777 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-six people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 338 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 31 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 24 medical calls, two gas leaks, one water leak and two motor vehicle accidents.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and one grass fire. Argyle police responded to one reckless driver and 10 traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls and three traffic incidents and assisted one motorist. Aubrey police assisted four agencies and responded to one loose livestock call, one suspicious activity call and four traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to two traffic calls and one traffic incident.

Corinth police assisted two agencies and two motorists and responded to one verbal disturbance, five medical calls, one suspicious activity call, two thefts, 21 traffic calls, one traffic complaint, two welfare concerns, six traffic incidents and three animal complaints.

Double Oak police responded to six traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted four agencies and one motorist and responded to one ordinance violation, 24 traffic calls, one traffic incident and one suspicious activity call.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one disturbance call and six traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls. Krum police assisted three agencies and responded to one medical call, one noise complaint and one fraud report.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, three traffic incidents and one odor investigation.

Lewisville police made 13 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one structure fire and one carbon monoxide alarm. Little Elm police responded to two burglary calls, one criminal mischief report, one missing person report, 16 traffic calls, one welfare concern, one animal complaint and one criminal trespass report.

Northlake police responded to one follow-up investigation and 13 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic incident. Oak Point police responded to one auto theft, one reckless driver, one suspicious activity call, one traffic incident and one animal bite report.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls. Ponder police responded to one loose livestock report and one theft.

Pilot Point firefighters assisted one citizen. Pilot Point police responded to one burglary, 11 traffic calls, one animal complaint and two suspicious activity calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call and two traffic incidents. Sanger police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one disturbance call, one missing person report, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, two suspicious activity calls, one theft report, one animal cruelty report and one traffic incident.

The Colony firefighters responded to four medical calls, one outside trash fire and one gas leak.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one traffic incident and one sexual assault or assault and assisted one citizen. Trophy Club police assisted one agency and responded to one domestic disturbance, two suspicious activity calls, 10 traffic calls, one harassment report, one welfare concern and two animal complaints.

— Megan Gray


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