Blotter: Man jailed after weapon found in vehicle

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Denton police arrested one man in connection with an apparent case of road rage in which a passenger in one vehicle allegedly pointed a handgun at another motorist Sunday night.

An officer was dispatched in response to a report of a person with a gun in the 12000 block of North Interstate 35E.

The caller reported that the suspect threw something out of a silver vehicle and pointed a gun at him.

The officer located the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on I-35 at North Texas Boulevard and conducted a felony stop, detaining the driver and a passenger. The driver said that the passenger had displayed a handgun when another driver was flashing bright lights at them, but the passenger said there was no gun involved.

The officer then spoke to the complainant, who advised that he had flashed bright lights at the suspect vehicle to get its driver to move out of the fast lane. The vehicle moved, but then began to slow down, and that was when the passenger leaned out the window and pointed a pistol, the complainant said.

The officer located a black 9 mm pistol underneath the front passenger seat of the suspect vehicle, and the passenger was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Other reports

1000 block of South Avenue C — Several officers were dispatched after receiving a report of a fight. After further investigation, one man was arrested for assault family violence and another man was arrested for disorderly conduct-fighting in public.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,705 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve and 111 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 526 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 55 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 56 medical calls, two vehicle accidents with injuries, a controlled burn, a gas leak and assisted an invalid.

Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls, a fire alarm and a traffic transport. Argyle police assisted two agencies and responded to two special patrols and two abandoned vehicles.

Aubrey firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide call, a structure fire and two vehicle unlocks. Aubrey police assisted four agencies and responded to a noise complaint and a reckless driver.

Bartonville police assisted two agencies and responded to three close patrols a noise complaint, a report of theft, four traffic calls, an alarm, a traffic transport incident and a noise complaint.

Corinth police assisted three agencies and responded to two domestic disturbances and a report of found property.

Double Oak firefighters responded to an illegal burn. Double Oak police assisted an agency and responded to an illegal burn, 18 traffic calls and a welfare concern.

Hickory Creek police assisted five agencies and responded to four ordinance violations, a report of indecent exposure and a theft.

Justin firefighters responded to four medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Justin police assisted two agencies and responded to a report of gunshots heard.

Krum firefighters responded to eight medical calls, a structure fire and two vehicle unlocks. Krum police assisted three agencies and responded to a fight and a report of loose livestock.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to nine medical calls, a fire alarm, an illegal burn, a structure fire and six traffic transport incidents.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 13 medical calls, a fire alarm, a structure fire, three traffic transport incidents and two vehicle unlocks. Little Elm police assisted an agency and responded to a fight and six noise complaints.

Northeast police assisted three agencies and responded to 55 traffic calls.

Northlake police assisted three agencies and responded to a report of criminal mischief and a reckless driver.

Oak Point firefighters responded to an odor investigation and a vehicle unlock. Oak Point police responded to a report of criminal trespass and two ordinance violations.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls, an illegal burn, a traffic transport incident and two vehicle unlocks. Pilot Point police assisted an agency and responded to an illegal burn and a report of indecent exposure.

Ponder firefighters five medical calls and a structure fire. Ponder police assisted four agencies and responded to six building checks, a CPS referral, two open doors, a suspicious vehicle and eight traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls, a disturbance, a smoke investigation, a structure fire, two unknown fires, four traffic transport incidents and a vehicle unlock. Sanger police assisted two agencies and responded to four reckless drivers.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls, four alarm fires, a smoke investigation and a vehicle unlock. Trophy Club police assisted two agencies and responded to two 911 hang-ups, a fight and four ordinance violations.

— Bj Lewis


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