Blotter: Traffic stop leads to arrests

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Denton police officers found a lot more than expected in a traffic stop Sunday evening.

When conducting the stop in the 400 block of Dallas Drive, the officer noticed that two men inside the vehicle were nervous and then discovered that one of them had a marijuana cigarette.

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded several items of drug paraphernalia and both men were placed under arrest, the report said.

During a more detailed search of the men’s belongings, officers found methamphetamine, prescription pills, marijuana, a handgun and ammunition, police said.

The driver was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was charged with unlawfully carrying weapons, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, and a number of charges of possession of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, the report said.

Other reports

200 block of West Oak Street — A mother-daughter trip to a bar ended up with the mother behind bars on an assault charge.

Officers responded to a complaint that a 29-year-old woman had been assaulted at a local bar by another woman who pushed her down. Officers detained a suspect, a 22-year-old woman, around the corner but the victim said she had been assaulted instead by the mother of the person detained.

The mother, 45, was later located hiding behind a shed at a nearby church and was arrested for public intoxication and assault by contact, police said.

1200 block of Johnson Street — Officers responded to calls about a man assaulting a woman.

Three Denton officers arrived at the scene and spoke to the woman, who said her boyfriend had come home late and began to argue with her. She said he got physical and began to hit and choke her. She stated that he hit, bit, choked and kicked her.

Two other witnesses on the scene said they had seen him choking her.

The report said the woman had visible injuries and that she wanted to press charges.

1800 block of South Loop 288 — An employee reported a woman had left the store with several items for which she did not attempt to pay.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,961 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, with 109 people booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 820 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 36 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 62 medical calls, two vehicle accidents with no injuries, five vehicle accidents with injuries, five smoke detector malfunctions, a water problem, a call to assist an invalid, a public service assistance call, general cleanup on a vehicle accident, a building fire, two service calls, a gas leak, a downed power line, a grass fire, a water or steam leak and a carbon monoxide incident.

Argyle firefighters assisted a citizen and responded to five medical calls, one alarm fire and one odor investigation. Argyle police assisted an agency and responded to five building checks, one noise complaint and a solicitor complaint.

Aubrey firefighters assisted two citizens and responded to nine medical calls, two alarm fires, one grass fire, one structure fire, one vehicle fire, one odor investigation and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police responded to one vehicle fire and a report of criminal mischief in progress.

Bartonville police assisted three agencies and responded to four close patrols, one 911 hang-up, one solicitor complaint, three special patrols and 11 traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted three agencies and responded to two 911 hang-ups, two reports of gunshots and three reports of suspicious vehicles.

Double Oak police assisted two agencies, conducted one follow-up investigation and responded to one complaint of a solicitor, one suspicious vehicle, 15 traffic calls and three vacation watches.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and two motorists and responded to a medical call, an electrical fire, one noise complaint, a reckless driver, two reports of a suspicious person, three reports of a suspicious vehicle, 79 traffic calls and two welfare concern calls.

Justin firefighters responded to four medical calls, one grass fire and two illegal burns. Justin police assisted three agencies and responded to two reports of suspicious activity, one report of theft and one vehicle complaint.

Krum firefighters assisted a citizen and responded to three medical calls and two unknown fires. Krum police responded to an unknown fire, a report of an open door and reckless driver.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, one alarm fire, one electrical fire, one illegal burn, one fire/smoke investigation, one structure fire and two odor investigations.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 12 medical calls, a carbon monoxide alarm, two grass fires, a structure fire and a traffic transport incident. Little Elm police assisted three agencies and responded to six building checks, two disturbances and three noise complaints.

Northeast police assisted three agencies and responded to a report of criminal mischief, three reckless drivers and an ordinance violation.

Northlake police assisted eight agencies and responded to two 911 hang-ups and a reckless driver.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, two grass fires and one illegal burn. Oak Point police assisted an agency and responded to a report of gunshots and a complaint about a juvenile.

Ponder firefighters responded to an electrical fire and a medical call. Ponder police assisted an agency and responded to an electrical fire, a reckless driver, a report of suspicious activity and 22 traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and a grass fire. Pilot Point police responded to two abandoned vehicles and three reports of suspicious activity.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls, one structure fire and a traffic transport incident. Sanger police assisted two agencies and responded to a burglary report and six reckless drivers.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls, two alarm fires, a grass fire and a traffic transport incident. Trophy Club police responded to two complaints of solicitors, 36 special patrols and a report of an open door.

— Bj Lewis


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