Blotter: Knives used in two separate robberies

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Two men were robbed at knifepoint Tuesday during separate incidents, police said.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, a 17-year-old male was walking in the 1000 block of University Drive when he was assaulted by an assailant armed with a knife and robbed. Police responded to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton where the 17-year-old was receiving treatment from injuries he sustained during the incident, reports stated.

A phone, backpack and cash were taken from the victim, officials said.

The 17-year-old has been treated and released from the hospital.

Later that day, a University of North Texas student was walking in the 200 block of Fry Street when he was confronted by two men, Denton police said. One man pulled a switchblade knife on the student and demanded his backpack and everything in his pockets.

The two got away with the backpack, smart phone and $100 cash, according to police reports. The student was not injured.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the two incidents are not related and each is under investigation.

Other reports

7000 block of Burger Road — A small barn fully engulfed in flames Tuesday night sparked a half-acre grass fire, Denton fire officials said.

Firefighters were dispatched at 6:33 p.m. and the fire required mutual aid from Aubrey, Pilot Point and Sanger fire departments.

An estimated $5,000 worth of property damage was reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown. No electricity was connected to the barn, said Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department.

1800 block of Shady Oaks Drive — A 33-year-old Lake Dallas resident reported that someone broke into her storage unit Tuesday.

When she arrived at her unit, the woman told police, the lock had been removed and some items were missing, according to police reports.

2200 block of South Interstate 35 — A 22-year-old man was arrested on warrants after police were called to an early morning domestic disturbance Tuesday.

Officers arrived to discover a 22-year-old man and 21-year-old woman with superficial cuts on their necks.

Police said the man had many small scrapes on his face that appeared to be from fingernails.

The man was arrested and brought to the city jail on outstanding warrants.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 820 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 46 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 336 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 23 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls, one building fire, one smoke or odor removal, one steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke call, one good-intent call, one brush or brush and grass mixture fire, one vehicle accident and one public service call.

Argyle firefighters responded to one odor investigation, one traffic transport incident, two medical calls and assisted one citizen. Argyle police responded to two ordinance violations, six traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls, one odor investigation, one traffic transport incident and one structure fire.

Bartonville police responded to three traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Corinth police assisted four agencies and responded to one burglary, one structure fire, one forgery report, one noise complaint, one reckless driver, 18 traffic calls, three traffic complaints, two welfare concerns, three traffic transport incidents and two animal complaints.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police responded to 12 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and one animal complaint.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one grass fire.

Hickory Creek police responded to one reckless driver, one medical call, 13 traffic calls, two traffic complaints, one welfare concern and one traffic transport incident.

Justin firefighters responded to one smoke investigation and one medical call. Justin police responded to one forgery report, one suspicious activity call and three traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call. Krum police assisted three agencies and responded to one domestic disturbance, two suspicious activity calls, six traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, one medical call, one traffic incident, one structure fire and one water main break.

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

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one illegal burn, one structure fire, one traffic transport incident and assisted one citizen. Little Elm police assisted two motorists, one agency and responded to one assault, one arrest, one burglary, two Child Protective Services referrals, three disturbance calls, one fight, one illegal burn, one narcotics call, one medical call, one theft, five suspicious activity calls, 16 traffic calls, one welfare concern, one traffic transport incident, two animal bite reports and one animal complaint.

Northeast police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary, five traffic calls, one animal complaint and one criminal mischief report.

Northlake police assisted two agencies and responded to one medical call and 13 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one disturbance call, one report of loose livestock and one traffic call.

Ponder police responded to one reckless driver.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one illegal burn, one water main break and one medical call. Pilot Point police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one noise complaint, two suspicious activity calls, six traffic calls, one medical call and one water main break.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call, one illegal burn, one smoke investigation and one structure fire. Sanger police responded to one criminal trespass call, two disturbance calls, one medical call one reckless driver, three suspicious activity calls, nine traffic calls and assisted one agency.

The Colony firefighters responded to five medical calls, one accident and one smoke or odor removal.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one grass fire and three medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to two disturbance calls, one forgery report, two suspicious activity calls, seven traffic calls, two animal complaints and assisted one motorist.

— Megan Gray


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