Blotter: Accused scofflaw booked on tolls complaint

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The Colony police booked a 41-year-old man into the Denton County Jail at about 4 a.m. Saturday on four counts of failure to pay tolls.

Records from 2012 showed the man owed the North Texas Tollway Authority more than $52,000 in past due tolls, fees and penalties. He was released Saturday evening after posting $1,342 bail.

NTTA announced in May a partnership with the Department of Public Safety to begin an enforcement program that includes towing vehicles and the possible arrest of habitual toll violators.

Other reports

1500 block of Seaborn Road, Ponder area — A Denton County woman called the sheriff’s office at 11:41 a.m. Saturday to report that metal objects fell from the sky, putting two holes in the roof of her home. A sheriff’s deputy noted on his report that the objects could be aircraft engine parts. He notified the Federal Aviation Administration for a follow-up investigation, according to a sheriff’s report.

3000 block of West University Drive — A store owner called Denton police at 8:11 p.m. Sunday to report that a white male came in and took two cases of beer without paying for them. An officer filed a report for theft under $50.

3300 block of Hofstra Drive — A 28-year-old Denton woman called police at 9:07 p.m. Sunday to report an assault. According to a police report, she was at her boyfriend’s house, where he was drunk and yelling. The woman decided to leave for the night, and an investigation is ongoing.

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,889 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 367 calls for sheriff’s deputies. A total of 102 people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 711 service and officer-initiated calls.

Denton firefighters responded to 81 calls, including 47 medical calls.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe


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