Blotter: Suspect hits officer

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A Denton officer was punched in the chest by a man at a local medical facility, according to police reports.

Police said the incident began after a man called into police shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, the man, who was incoherent, agreed to be transported to a medical facility on Scripture Street. While in the waiting room, the man questioned why the officer was holding his identification.

Reports show the 26-year-old became upset over this and asked the officer to “stop doing that to my ID.” Police said the officer told the suspect he could have his identification back if he wanted it and as the officer extended his hand to return the ID, the suspect struck the officer in the center of his chest with a closed fist.

The suspect, reports show, was taken to the ground and placed in double-locked handcuffs after resisting the officer.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the officer did not require medical assistance because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

The man was charged with assault of a public servant and resisting arrest and transported to the city jail without incident, records show.

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 819 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 204 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 20 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to one fire, one vehicle fire, one gas leak, one vehicle accident and 27 medical calls.

Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire, one traffic accident and responded to two medical calls. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to one criminal trespass call, two suspicious activity calls, seven traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one vehicle complaint.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one downed power line, three medical calls, two fire calls and one traffic accident. Aubrey police responded to two fires, four traffic calls and one traffic complaint and assisted one agency.

Corinth police assisted four agencies and one motorist and responded to one domestic disturbance call, one disturbance call, one burglary, one medical call, three suspicious activity calls, one theft, 21 traffic calls, three welfare concerns, two traffic accidents and two animal complaints.

Double Oak police responded to one suspicious activity call and five traffic calls.

Flower Mound police responded to one suspicious activity call and one welfare concern.

Hickory Creek police assisted one motorist and responded to one ordinance violation, 20 traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Justin police responded to four traffic calls and one narcotics call.

Krum firefighters responded to one traffic accident and four medical calls. Krum police responded to one suspicious activity call and eight traffic calls and assisted one motorist.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls and one traffic accident.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one structure fire, one electrical fire and one traffic accident. Little Elm police responded to one criminal trespass call, two disturbance calls, two forgery reports, one harassment call, one noise complaint, one suspicious activity call, 27 traffic calls, one ordinance complaint, three welfare concerns, two traffic accidents and one animal complaint and assisted one motorist.

Northeast police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one suspicious activity call, nine traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Northlake police assisted one agency and responded to one theft call, one traffic accident and one traffic call.

Oak Point firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call. Oak Point police assisted one motorist and responded to one suspicious activity call, one animal complaint and two traffic calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls and one traffic call. Ponder police responded to one theft call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and one fire call and assisted two citizens. Pilot Point police assisted one agency and responded to two suspicious activity calls, seven traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one animal complaint.

Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls. Sanger police assisted one agency and responded to one criminal trespass call, one disturbance call, one suspicious activity call, two traffic calls and one traffic accident.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one smoke investigation. Trophy Club police responded to one forgery report, two suspicious activity calls, seven traffic calls, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

— Megan Gray-Hatfield


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