A man wearing a ski mask robbed a fast-food restaurant shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, leaving two employees in a freezer, Denton police said.
Police said the man entered the business in the 2000 block of Colorado Boulevard armed with a black handgun and demanded money from two employees.
Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the suspect had the employees take cash from a drawer and put it into a money bag.
Grelle said the man then placed the two employees into the restaurant freezer.
Police said the suspect was described as a white male, about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, black pants and black mask.
The amount of cash taken wasn’t released and an investigation is underway.
3900 block of Teasley Lane — Two adults and three children were displaced from their home Monday evening by a fire that began on their back porch.
Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said the call was dispatched at 4:49 p.m. and when firefighters arrived, fire was showing from the back porch of the double-wide mobile home.
Hedges said the blaze had already spread to the home’s interior, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.
No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross assisted the family with temporary housing.
3900 block of Gayla Lane — A 21-year-old Lewisville resident told police that he was assaulted at about 11 p.m. Saturday and needed hospitalization, according to a police report.
The man told police he was struck on the head and knocked unconscious.
Two hours later, he woke up and discovered he had been assaulted repeatedly, the report stated.
Police said the victim went to the hospital to seek further medical treatment Monday.
3100 block of Hartlee Field — Jewelry valued at more than $20,000 was reported taken from a residence Monday morning, according to Denton County Sheriff’s Office reports. No further details were available.
1500 block of North Mayhill Road — A 29-year-old man was taken to the hospital by friends after he was stabbed in the stomach early Monday, according to police reports.
Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the stabbing stemmed from an argument inside a vehicle. No arrests have been made at this time, he said.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 694 service and officer-initiated calls and booked 44 people into Denton County Jail.
Denton police responded to 295 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 22 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, one building fire and one vehicle accident.
Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to one reckless driver report, one suspicious activity call, 19 traffic calls and one report of loose livestock.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one traffic accident and six medical calls. Aubrey police assisted two agencies and responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one medical call, 11 traffic calls, one traffic accident and two animal complaints.
Bartonville police responded to four traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Corinth police responded to one auto theft, one criminal mischief call, two forgery reports, one harassment call, two missing persons reports, two noise complaints, one medical call, three thefts, four welfare concerns, two traffic calls and four animal complaints and assisted five motorists.
Double Oak police assisted one agency and responded to one suspicious activity call and eight traffic calls.
Flower Mound police responded to a report of illegal dumping.
Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to 16 traffic calls, two traffic complaints, two welfare concerns and two animal complaints.
Justin firefighters assisted one citizen. Justin police responded to two traffic calls, one suspicious activity call, one traffic complaint, one traffic accident and one animal complaint.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls and one traffic accident. Krum police assisted one agency and responded to one suspicious activity call, one theft, two traffic calls and one welfare concern.
Lake Cities firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one missing person report, two medical calls and one traffic accident.
Little Elm firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to two carbon monoxide or hazardous materials calls, one assault, one structure fire, six medical calls and three traffic accidents. Little Elm police assisted one agency and responded to one animal complaint, one burglary, one criminal mischief call, two criminal trespass calls, one domestic disturbance call, one narcotics call, one animal complaint, four traffic accidents, six traffic calls and two suspicious activity calls and assisted one motorist.
Northeast police assisted one agency and responded to 17 traffic calls.
Northlake police responded to two reckless drivers, one suspicious activity call and three traffic calls.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two welfare concerns. Oak Point police responded to one ordinance violation, one suspicious activity call and four traffic calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one fire and one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters assisted two agencies and responded to two traffic complaints, one traffic accident, one animal complaint and one animal cruelty report.
Roanoke firefighters responded to one welfare concern.
Sanger police responded to one ordinance violation, one suspicious activity call, two traffic calls and one animal complaint.
The Colony firefighters responded to five medical calls.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to three medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one sexual assault, six burglaries, one forgery report, one noise complaint, two theft calls, three traffic calls, two welfare concerns, one traffic accident and one animal complaint.
— Megan Gray