Blotter: Man sought by police sneaks out of restaurant

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A man driving a vehicle sought by police tried to give officers the slip Saturday night by walking into a fast-food restaurant and leaving through a different door, according to a police report.

Earlier in the evening, a police officer saw the vehicle pulling out of a nearby motel on Fort Worth Drive and then watched as the driver quickly pulled into the restaurant parking area.

As the driver walked into the restaurant, the police officer ran the vehicle’s license plate and discovered there was a warrant attached to the vehicle.

The officer waited outside at first but later entered the restaurant when the man never returned, according to the report.

The officer reported the man had left the restaurant using another door. The officer then went back to the motel and after some time saw the man walking back toward the restaurant.

As the man got back in his car, the officer approached the vehicle and saw the man allegedly throw a glass crack pipe into the back seat, according to the police report.

The driver was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

Other reports

200 block of Inman Street — A woman reported she was assaulted by another woman Sunday evening and that during the assault her cellphone was stolen, according to a police report.

The complainant told police her assailant was the same woman who had hit her car two days earlier, according to the report.

While officers were investigating the incident, the second woman called police to report that she had been assaulted by the first woman.

According to the report, both women had visible injuries and the case is still open.

1300 block of Maple Street — A woman called 911 reporting she had been assaulted in a car, according to a police report.

After officers arrived, they made contact with the caller and five others who were in the vehicle during the alleged assault, according to the report.

During the investigation, the officers discovered a male suspect had allegedly assaulted two women in the car.

The man was identified but fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.

The case is still open.

— John D. Harden

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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