Blotter: Body found at gas station

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Body found at gas station

A body of a 45-year-old man was found inside a vehicle at a gas station near Mayhill Road on Wednesday in Denton, officials said.

Officer Ryan Grelle said someone called in to report the deceased man and officers came out. No foul play is believed to be involved.

Officials said the body, which was on its side in the seat of a box truck, appeared to have been decomposing for about a week.

Troy Taylor, chief death investigator for the county, said the man hasn’t been identified and his cause of death is pending toxicology reports.

Other reports

State Highway 114 and John Day Road — A 38-year-old man who was hit Thursday by a slow-moving 18-wheeler is in a local hospital. Denton County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report shortly after 6 a.m. that a pedestrian had been hit on private property near a construction site.

Sandi Brackeen, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said the semi was traveling under the speed limit at the time of impact.

The man was transported by CareFlite to an area hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

University Drive at Cornell Lane — A man in his 30s remained in a Plano hospital Thursday after his vehicle hit a piece of construction equipment along the road, officials said.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said crews responded to the accident shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday and the man was unconscious upon arrival.

The initial assessment revealed he suffered severe traumatic injuries, Hedges said.

He was transported by CareFlite to a hospital in Plano where he remains in unknown condition.

3500 block of Belmont Street — A 24-year-old woman reported to police that her father assaulted her during an argument Wednesday evening.

According to reports, officers determined the father was the aggressor during the altercation and charged the 65-year-old Denton man with assault causing bodily injury/family violence and with interfering with an emergency call.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 582 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 42 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 305 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 22 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls, one aircraft standby, one vehicle accident and one good-intent call.

Argyle firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call. Argyle police responded to one road block and six traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one structure fire, one traffic transport incident and three medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one criminal mischief report, one structure fire, seven traffic calls, two traffic complaints, one medical call and one welfare concern.

Bartonville police responded to one forgery call, one roadblock, one suspicious vehicle and four traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted three agencies and one motorist and responded to one missing person, one noise complaint, two reckless drivers, seven suspicious activity calls, 21 traffic calls, one medical call, one traffic transport incident and two animal complaints.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one smoke investigation. Double Oak police responded to one smoke investigation, one suspicious activity call and three traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted two agencies, one motorist and responded to one disturbance, one fight in progress, one ordinance violation, one suspicious vehicle and 26 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters assisted one agency. Justin police responded to one traffic call and one criminal mischief report.

Krum firefighters responded to four medical calls. Krum police responded to one suspicious activity call, one theft in progress, 11 traffic calls and one medical call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to six medical calls, one controlled burn, one structure fire, one traffic transport incident and one water main break.

Lewisville firefighters responded to one fire. Lewisville police made 10 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one structure fire, one medical call and one traffic transport incident. Little Elm police responded to one burglary report, two criminal mischief reports, four disturbance calls, two forgery calls, one missing person report, two noise complaints, one roadblock, three suspicious activity calls, 48 traffic calls, two welfare calls, four animal complaints and four traffic transport incidents.

Northeast police assisted three agencies and one motorist and responded to 13 traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.

Northlake police responded to two harassment reports, one road block, two traffic calls and two forgery/fraud reports.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Oak Point police responded to one criminal mischief report, two medical calls, one suspicious activity call, three theft reports and one traffic call.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire, one odor investigation and one traffic transport incident. Pilot Point police responded to one criminal mischief report, two suspicious activity calls, seven traffic calls and two animal complaints.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call. Sanger police assisted two agencies, one motorist and responded to six medical calls, eight traffic calls, three welfare concerns and one animal complaint.

The Colony firefighters responded to four medical calls, one motor vehicle accident and one gas leak.

Trophy Club police responded to one indecent exposure call, one criminal mischief report, two ordinance violations, one suspicious activity call, six traffic calls and assisted one motorist.

— Megan Gray


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