Denton police arrested a 31-year-old Lewisville man on a robbery charge Wednesday morning stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident at a big box store.
Police said the man was seen placing a phone adapter into his pocket on May 12, then paid for one adapter and a drink. Employees of the store followed him out to the front of the store and when they approached him, the man claimed he had a gun and would shoot. Police said he fled in a black Lincoln sedan with a female passenger inside.
During the investigation, police said the picture of the vehicle’s registered owner did not match that of the suspect. When police contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, he said he had sold the car to a woman earlier this year.
A sworn statement from police shows the vehicle was located at a motel off State Highway 121 in Lewisville, where the suspect had been living. The police said the man has a long criminal history, including two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, four counts of failure to identify as a fugitive and theft.
He is being held on $8,468 bond for the robbery charge, and has multiple cases from Farmers Branch and one from Collin County.
1800 block of South Loop 288 — A 25-year-old Lake Dallas man said he was assaulted after trying to report a fight Monday afternoon, according to police.
Officers were dispatched to a fight near a store in the area and found a man who said he had witnessed the fight.
Police said the man tried to call 911, but one of the the people involved in the fight pulled out a knife, threatened to kill him and tried to take his phone.
An offense report was completed, police records show.
3700 block of Pockrus Page Road — A string of disturbance calls Monday afternoon ended abruptly after a man pulled pulled down his pants in the middle of the street.
Police said a man had come to the caller’s home trying to start a fight. He left and began causing a new disturbance down the street, reports show.
The caller then reported the man yelled about the caller’s children before pulling his pants down and exposing himself.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 694 service and officer-initiated calls and booked 30 people into Denton County Jail.
Denton police responded to 312 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 24 reports online.
Denton firefighters assisted one agency and responded to one vehicle accident, one unauthorized burning, one gas leak, 23 medical calls, one removal of victims in a stalled elevator and one carbon monoxide incident.
Argyle firefighters responded to one traffic accident and one medical call. Argyle police assisted one motorist and responded to nine traffic calls and one loose livestock call.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one vehicle fire and seven medical calls. Aubrey police assisted four agencies and responded to one burglary, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance call, four traffic calls and one assault.
Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to one harassment complaint, one traffic complaint and one animal complaint.
Corinth police assisted two agencies and responded to two Child Protective Services referrals, one disturbance call, one ordinance violation, one suspicious activity call, 25 traffic calls, one traffic complaint, one traffic accident and four animal complaints.
Double Oak police responded to 13 traffic calls and one animal complaint.
Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one theft, 12 traffic calls and one traffic complaint.
Justin police responded to one disturbance call and two traffic calls.
Krum police assisted one agency and responded to one disturbance call, one harassment call, one narcotics call and one traffic accident.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to two structure fires, one water main break and two medical calls.
Lewisville police made 12 arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to three medical calls, two structure fires and one traffic accident. Little Elm police assisted three agencies and responded to one Child Protective Services referral, two disturbance calls, one fight, one structure fire, one harassment call, two narcotics calls, three noise complaints, one noise violation, four suspicious activity calls, two thefts, 16 traffic calls, two traffic accidents and five animal complaints.
Northeast police responded to one disturbance call, one vehicle fire, one harassment call, one ordinance violation, one suspicious activity call, two thefts, 14 traffic calls and one animal complaint.
Northlake police responded to two suspicious activity calls, 13 traffic calls and one traffic accident.
Oak Point firefighters responded to three medical calls. Oak Point police responded to one burglary call, two medical calls, one theft, two welfare calls and one animal bite report.
Ponder police responded to two traffic calls.
Pilot Point firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police assisted two agencies and responded to two disturbance calls, one noise complaint, one theft, two traffic calls and one traffic complaint.
Sanger police assisted two agencies and responded to one disturbance call, one missing person, two noise complaints, one reckless driver, two suspicious activity calls, three traffic calls and one animal complaint.
The Colony firefighters assisted one agency and responded to one vehicle accident and one medical call.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one odor investigation. Trophy Club police responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one criminal mischief report, three suspicious activity calls, two theft calls, two traffic calls and four animal complaints.
— Megan Gray