A man was arrested after passing out in a restroom at a big box store Tuesday in the 2700 block of West University Drive.
Police said an employee reported the 52-year-old man was “being rude” and “cussing” at customers and was possibly intoxicated.
The responding officer found the man sitting on a toilet inside a stall and reported that he almost fell off. The man was arrested and taken to the city jail.
Records show the man had three prior convictions for public intoxication, with three of them pending court dates. Police have concluded the man is an habitual violator and are requesting the charge be enhanced from a Class C to a Class B.
4700 block of Memorial Drive — The Colony firefighters responded to a fire at an area hotel about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
A night attendant at the hotel was making his rounds when he smelled smoke and called the station, said Carl McMurphy, assistant chief and fire marshal.
An estimated 30 rooms were evacuated as a precaution.
McMurphy said the fire was isolated to an area that was under construction from a previous fire last year.
The source of the fire is believed to have been electrical. No injuries were reported.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 819 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 29 people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 268 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 23 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, a stalled elevator, one vehicle accident with injuries and assisted one agency.
Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls. Argyle police assisted one motorist and responded to 17 traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls, one structure fire and two traffic transport incidents. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary, one report of a prowler, one theft, 11 traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one animal complaint.
Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to one reckless driver.
Corinth police assisted one agency and responded to three assaults, two disturbances, one indecent exposure, one medical call, one reckless driver, one theft, 39 traffic calls, five traffic transport incidents and eight animal complaints.
Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to two suspicious activity calls, 14 traffic calls and one medical call.
Flower Mound firefighters assisted one agency.
Hickory Creek police assisted two motorists and four agencies and responded to two suspicious activity calls and 31 traffic calls.
Justin firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Justin police responded to three traffic calls, two suspicious activity calls and one animal complaint.
Krum firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident and two medical calls. Krum police responded to one theft, five traffic calls and one welfare concern.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls, two traffic transport incidents and one structure fire.
Lewisville police made 15 arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls and one fire. Little Elm police responded to one assault, two disturbance calls, one vehicle fire, one disturbance, one harassment call, one intoxicated person, one noise complaint, one reckless driver, one suspicious activity, three traffic calls, one traffic complaint, three welfare concerns and two traffic transport incidents.
Northeast police assisted three agencies and one motorist and responded to one suspicious activity call, one theft, nine traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.
Northlake police assisted three agencies and responded to one burglary, 13 traffic calls and two traffic complaints.
Oak Point police responded to five traffic calls and one welfare concern.
Ponder firefighters assisted one agency and responded to one medical call and one traffic transport incident.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to one medical call, nine traffic calls, one animal complaint and one burglary.
Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls. Sanger police responded to one assault, three disturbance calls, one ordinance violation, one prowler, five suspicious activity calls, 16 traffic calls, one medical call and one animal complaint.
The Colony firefighters responded to two fires and three medical calls.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to three burglaries, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance call, one forgery fraud, 13 ordinance violations, two traffic calls and one animal complaint.
— Megan Gray