Blotter: Police investigate bank robbery in Pilot Point

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Pilot Point Police Chief Ric Sadler said police are working on pulling surveillance video footage from a bank robbery Wednesday morning in the 700 block of U.S. Highway 377.

The local bank branch was robbed soon after it opened at 7:45 a.m. when a woman pointed what appeared to be a pistol at a bank employee, Sadler said.

“An undisclosed amount of money was taken before she fled on foot in an unknown direction,” he said.

Officials said a child care center is near the shopping center where the bank is located, as well as a school stadium.

The Pilot Point school district was on lockdown briefly Wednesday morning for precautionary measures, Sadler said.

Once police drove around and made sure the area was clear, the lockdown for the child care and area schools was lifted.

Sadler said the FBI is leading the investigation in the case. “We will work together with them, as well as the Denton County Sheriff’s Office investigators,” he said.

No injuries were reported, Sadler said.

Contact Sgt. Robert Powell at 940-686-2969 or Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS (8477) with any tips regarding the incident.

Other reports

1900 block of Walker Lane — A Little Elm High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after potential allegations that a student was on campus with a gun, police said.

Little Elm Police Chief Waylan Rhodes said a student was teased Tuesday at school and reportedly threatened to bring a weapon back to campus. The threat, police said, was strictly oral and did not stem from any social media postings.

No guns were fired on campus and there were no related injuries, officials said.

Once police were notified of the location of the student in question, the school was no longer on lockdown. Officials said the campus was on lockdown for about an hour and a half while police conducted a full sweep of the school building.

Rhodes said the student was with his mother in Dallas and was not in class Wednesday. No charges are pending, officials said.

Roundup

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

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 765 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-three people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 349 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 21 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 26 medical calls, two motor vehicle accidents and one gas leak.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one structure fire and three traffic transport incidents. Argyle police responded to one roadblock, 12 traffic calls and three traffic transport incidents and assisted one motorist.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls and two traffic transport incidents. Aubrey police responded to one assault, one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, five traffic calls and two traffic complaints and assisted one agency.

Bartonville police responded to three traffic calls, one traffic incident and one welfare concern.

Corinth police assisted one agency and responded to one forgery, one criminal trespass, one noise complaint, one reckless driver, one safety check, one theft, 33 traffic calls, one fire, nine animal complaints and two traffic transport incidents.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire. Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to eight traffic calls and one suspicious vehicle.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one medical call and one structure fire.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one medical call, one roadblock, 22 traffic calls and four traffic transport incidents.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to four traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic transport. Krum police responded to one assault or sexual assault, one suspicious activity call, one traffic transport incident and one animal complaint.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to nine medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call and two traffic transport incidents and assisted one citizen.

Lewisville police made 82 arrests from 7 a.m. Oct. 24 to 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls. Little Elm police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one burglary, three criminal mischief reports, two disturbance calls, one report of gunshots heard, two noise complaints, one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, five suspicious activity calls, nine traffic calls, four welfare concerns, one traffic transport incident and one animal complaint.

Northlake police responded to one domestic disturbance, one loose livestock report, one suspicious activity call, 12 traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Oak Point police responded to two traffic calls, three ordinance violations, one traffic transport incident and two animal complaints.

Pilot Point firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to one disturbance, one suspicious activity call and four traffic calls.

Sanger police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one medical call, one forgery call, one narcotics call, one reckless driver call, a traffic call and two animal complaint calls.

The Colony firefighters responded to four medical calls.

Trophy Club firefighters assisted one citizen. Trophy Club police assisted one motorist and responded to one ordinance violation, one roadblock, one suspicious activity call, two traffic calls and one welfare concern.

— Megan Gray


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