Blotter: Afternoon accident shuts down Interstate 35E

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A driver dozing off behind the wheel caused a multi-vehicle collision along Interstate 35E on Monday afternoon, shutting the highway down for several hours, police said.

Lewisville police Capt. Jay Powell said a driver fell asleep and rear-ended a car in front of him at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. According to reports, the vehicle that was rear-ended swerved into the middle lane of the highway, where it struck an 18-wheeler.

Powell said the 18-wheeler was pushed to the center median of the highway where it hit a guard rail and a light pole. The pole, he said, fell onto the other side of the highway and damaged at least one car when it fell.

Officials with 35Express said northbound I-35E, north of State Highway 121 Business, was shut down while crews cleaned up the accident.

No major injuries were reported, police said.

Other reports

Valley View Parkway at Kingston Drive — A single-vehicle accident knocked down a power pole at about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Lewisville police Capt. Jay Powell said the driver struck the pole and knocked it down into the street, causing the road to be closed for about three hours. Powell said there were no reported injuries.

Electricity was briefly knocked out in some areas while Texas Municipal Electric worked on repairs, officials said.

3900 block of George Owens Road — A Kubota tractor valued at $25,000 was stolen from property in Denton County recently. Sheriff’s deputies said a water tank was also reported missing from the property. An investigation is underway.

Roundup:

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,490 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 126 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 1,128 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 18 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 78 medical calls, one grass fire, one vehicle fire, two vehicle accidents, one unauthorized burning, one carbon monoxide incident, one water or stream leak, one fire, one outside trash fire and one Dumpster fire.

Argyle firefighters responded to three grass fires and nine medical calls. Argyle police assisted three motorists and responded to 52 traffic calls, one suspicious activity call, one traffic incident, one animal complaint and one loose livestock call.

Aubrey firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, one missing person, one illegal burn, two grass fires and two traffic incidents and assisted three citizens. Aubrey police assisted five agencies and responded to one assault, one grass fire, three suspicious activity calls, one terroristic threat report, 55 traffic calls and one traffic incident.

Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to 17 traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Corinth police assisted nine agencies and 10 motorists and responded to one deadly conduct call, two domestic disturbance calls, one loose livestock call, one criminal mischief report, one missing person, one reckless driver, 18 suspicious activity calls, 110 traffic calls, two traffic complaints, three medical calls, five welfare concerns and six traffic incidents.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one traffic call. Double Oak police responded to one burglary, one medical call, one suspicious activity call and one theft report.

Flower Mound police responded to one grass fire.

Hickory Creek police responded to one burglary report, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance, one indecent exposure call, three reckless drivers, five suspicious activity calls, two thefts, 46 traffic calls and three traffic incidents.

Justin firefighters responded to one controlled burn, three grass fires, two illegal burns, one structure fire and seven medical calls. Justin police responded to three disturbance calls, one intoxicated person, 22 traffic calls, one welfare concern and assisted five agencies.

Krum firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, one grass fire, one smoke investigation, one traffic incident and one odor investigation. Krum police assisted two agencies and responded to one illegal dumping, three suspicious activity calls, one verbal disturbance, 44 traffic calls, one theft, one traffic complaint and one welfare concern.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 21 medical calls, one grass fire, one structure fire and five traffic incidents.

Lewisville police made 64 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 14 medical calls, one grass fire, one illegal burn, three traffic incidents and one vehicle fire. Little Elm police responded to two burglaries, two Child Protective Services referrals, three criminal mischief calls, two criminal trespass calls, one medical call, seven disturbance calls, one illegal dumping, two missing person reports, 18 ordinance violations, three reckless drivers, 15 suspicious activity calls, 54 traffic calls, three theft reports, eight welfare concerns and seven traffic incidents.

Northeast police assisted three agencies and one motorist and responded to two suspicious activity calls, one theft in progress, one theft report, 59 traffic calls and four traffic incidents.

Northlake police assisted three agencies and responded to one harassment report, one narcotics call, one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, one suspicious activity call and 89 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one assault, one illegal burn, one missing person, one water main break and one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one assault, two criminal mischief reports, one missing person report, six suspicious activity calls, one theft report, 10 traffic calls, one water main break and two welfare concerns.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls and one structure fire. Ponder police assisted three agencies and responded to one medical call, one suspicious activity call, 16 traffic calls and one alcohol violation.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one grass fire, one assault, one traffic incident and five medical calls. Pilot Point police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary in progress, three burglary reports, one criminal mischief report, two disturbance calls, one forgery/fraud call, five traffic calls, one suspicious activity, five traffic calls, one welfare concern and three traffic incidents.

Sanger firefighters responded to one entrapment, one assault, six medical calls, one grass fire, one vehicle fire and one traffic incident. Sanger police responded to one auto theft report, one burglary report, one intoxicated person, one narcotics call, seven reckless drivers, one grass fire, four disturbance calls, three suspicious activity calls, one terroristic threat report, seven traffic calls, three welfare concerns and four traffic incidents.

The Colony firefighters responded to 15 medical calls, one motor vehicle accident, one grass fire, one vehicle fire and one unauthorized burn and assisted seven agencies.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to four medical calls, one smoke investigation and one traffic incident. Trophy Club police assisted one agency and responded to one medical call, 14 ordinance violations, seven suspicious activity calls, one theft report and 19 traffic calls.

— Megan Gray


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