Blotter: Officers catch up with hit-and-run suspect

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Denton police officers caught up to a man believed to have fled the scene of an accident Sunday.

Officers were called to apartments in the 500 block of North Loop 288 in reference to a hit and run. The caller reported that the suspect hit her and then left the scene without giving his information.

She followed him and he went into one of the apartment units.

The reporting officer made contact with the man and conducted an investigation, after which the suspect was arrested for leaving the scene of the accident and driving while intoxicated, the report said.

Other reports

2500 block of North Bell Avenue — An officer was dispatched to an apartment complex after reports that two persons posing as maintenance personnel had stolen items from an apartment.

The victim reported that the people had said they were hired by the complex to perform a follow-up inspection. They took items while in the apartment, according to the report.

2400 block of Old North Road — A woman reported that her boyfriend punched her in the face and left the apartment before officers could arrive.

2500 block of Charlotte Street — Police responded to a call about a fight between six or seven people at a residence.

Officers arrived on scene and arrested one suspect for assault and criminal mischief.

The report said the suspect was transported to the Denton City Jail.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,656 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Eighty-seven people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 731 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 40 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 63 medical calls, six smoke alarm malfunctions, three vehicle accidents with injuries, two water or steam leaks, two smoke or odor removals, two calls to assist an invalid, two police matters, one chemical spill or leak, one chimney or flue fire, one unauthorized burning, one person in distress, one electrical wiring problem and one good-intent call.

Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls, two alarm fires, one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, two grass fires, one structure fire and two vehicle unlocks. Argyle police assisted two agencies and responded to one abandoned vehicle, four building checks and two 911 hang-ups.

Aubrey firefighters responded to 11 medical calls, two alarm fires, one report of downed power lines, one grass fire, one illegal burn, two structure fires, one traffic transport incident, one vehicle unlock and assisted a citizen. Aubrey police assisted six agencies and responded to two reports of reckless drivers and a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Bartonville police assisted an agency and responded to reports of a criminal trespass in progress, a 911 hang-up, six traffic calls, two audible alarms and one vehicle unlock.

Corinth police assisted five agencies and responded to one vehicle complaint, four road blockage hazards and two reports of a suspicious vehicle.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police assisted two agencies, one medical call, two close patrols, one report of criminal trespass, two follow-up investigations, 11 traffic calls, two audible alarms, one report of animal cruelty and five vacation watch calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted 10 agencies and responded to a report of criminal mischief, a disturbance, a domestic disturbance, a follow-up investigation, a 911 hang-up, two motorist assists, one report of a reckless driver, two reports of a suspicious vehicle, 12 traffic calls and met with one complainant.

Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls, one alarm fire, one report of downed power lines, three structure fires and assisted a citizen. Justin police assisted five agencies and responded to reports of one auto theft, a structure fire, harassment, suspicious activity, an audible alarm, 11 traffic calls and assisted a motorist.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls, two grass fires, one fire smoke investigation, one unknown fire, one traffic transport incident and one vehicle unlock. Krum police assisted three agencies, escorted a funeral and responded to a grass fire, two medical calls, a road blockage hazard, 11 traffic calls, an audible alarm, one animal complaint and met with a complainant.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 16 medical calls, one carbon monoxide alarm, seven alarm fires, one animal bite attack, two structure fires and three odor investigations.

Little Elm firefighters responded to nine medical calls, six alarm fires, three structure fires, one odor investigation, a traffic transport incident and three vehicle unlocks. Little Elm police assisted three agencies and responded to a prisoner transfer, two 911 hang-ups and a solicitor complaint.

Northeast police assisted two agencies and responded to two disturbances, a report of downed power lines, one report of gunshots, a 911 hang-up, a report of an open door, a solicitor complaint, a report of a suspicious vehicle, 33 traffic reports, one walk-through and two warrant investigations.

Northlake police responded to a close patrol, two follow-up investigations, one report of found property, a 911 hang-up, a harassment report, a complaint of hunters, a road blockage hazard, two reports of a suspicious vehicle, a report of a terroristic threat, three traffic transport incidents, an audible alarm and 15 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to five medical calls and a structure fire. Oak Point police responded to one report of burglary and a structure fire.

Ponder firefighters responded to three medical calls, one structure fire, one traffic transport incident and a water main break. Ponder police assisted four agencies and responded to a medical call, six traffic calls and an animal complaint.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to five medical calls, a grass fire and assisted a citizen. Pilot Point police assisted two agencies and responded to two reports of assault and two 911 hang-ups.

Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls, one fire smoke investigation and a traffic transport incident. Sanger police responded to two noise complaints and three reckless drivers.

The Colony firefighters responded to a structure fire.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two alarm fires, one structure fire and a medical call. Trophy Club police assisted four agencies and responded to a report of a burglary in progress, a juvenile complaint and a report of gunshots heard.

— Bj Lewis


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