Blotter: House fire displaces family

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A Hickory Creek family was displaced from their two-story brick home Friday morning after a fire.

Lake Cities Deputy Fire Chief Chad Thiessen said firefighters responded to a call from a neighbor who spotted smoke emitting from the residence around 9:20 a.m. in the 200 block of Red Bluff Drive.

Nobody, he said, was home at the time and no injuries occurred.

The fire wasn’t significant, but some items inside the home were burned.

“We were mostly working to get the smoke out,” he said.

The fire, was in the living area toward the front of the home on the first floor, officials said.

The exact cause has yet to be determined and Thiessen said the incident is under investigation.

Other reports

6400 block Interstate 35E — Police responded to an aggravated robbery at a truck stop Thursday night. According to reports, the clerk called 911 to report that an unknown male had presented a note demanding money. The man had a weapon, police said. The clerk complied with the request and the man left. Police said the case remains under investigation.

200 block Inman Street A 21-year-old Denton man reported to police that someone shot a gun through his apartment window before 1 a.m. Thursday. According to reports, officers observed a hole in the window that appeared to be from a bullet. A hole in the closet door appeared to be from the same round, and the round was found in the man’s closet, police said.

Round up

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

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 733 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-six people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 326 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 19 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls, one aircraft standby call, three medical calls, two gas leaks, one vehicle accident and assisted one agency.

Argyle firefighters assisted one citizen. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to four traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and one suspicious activity call.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, one smoke investigation, three traffic transport incidents and two structure fires. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to one animal cruelty report, one theft, and one suspicious activity call.

Bartonville police responded to four traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Corinth police assisted four agencies and responded to one assault, two disturbance calls, one forgery report, one reckless driver, two noise complaints, three suspicious activity calls, nine traffic calls, two traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.

Double Oak police assisted two agencies and responded to two traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted two agencies and responded to one intoxicated driver, one reckless driver, one suspicious activity, one theft, six traffic calls and two traffic incidents.

Highland Village firefighters responded to one structure fire.

Justin firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one verbal disturbance, two suspicious vehicles and three traffic calls.

Krum firefighters assisted one resident. Krum police responded to one criminal trespass report, one theft, four traffic calls and one theft report.

Lake Cities firefighters assisted two citizens and responded to one assault, two structure fires and three medical calls.

Lewisville police made 15 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one smoke investigation, two structure fires, three medical calls and assisted one citizen. Little Elm police responded to one Child Protective Services referral, two noise complaints, three reckless drivers, one noise complaint, two theft reports, two traffic transport incidents, two animal bite complaints and 40 traffic calls.

North East police responded to 13 traffic calls and two welfare concerns.

Northlake police assisted two motorists and responded to two reckless drivers, one suspicious vehicle, four traffic calls and one burglary.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one hunter complaint, one ordinance violation and one theft.

Ponder police responded to one theft and one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two traffic transport incidents and two medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to one noise complaint, and assisted one agency.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Sanger police responded to one theft and assisted one agency and one motorist.

— 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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