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Blotter: Man purporting to be Perry’s pal hospitalized

A Denton police officer reported he knew a man he caught trespassing was harmless and needed help after the man announced his intentions to run for president with Gov. Rick Perry.

At about 6 p.m. Saturday, a man reported that a shirtless, unknown man was spotted on private property owned by his friend in the 9300 block of Chrystal Road.

The responding officer found the shirtless man who reportedly told the officer that he was interested in buying the property and building a shelter for homeless Native Americans with Perry’s assistance.

The officer reported he suspected the man was mentally ill and sought to get him help.

As the officer took the man into custody, the man reportedly said he was good friends with Troy Aikman and Drew Brees.

No charges were filed against the man and he was sent to a hospital for treatment, according to the report.


Other reports

200 block of Bryan Street — A woman reported Saturday that the apartment next to hers might have been burglarized after she noticed the front door was busted in and the owners were away.

Officers, who responded to the call at about 5 p.m., searched the apartment to determine whether anything was missing from the apartment. Upon entry, officers reported that several high priced items like TVs, computers and other electronics were left untouched.

One officer reported that he found a jar of marijuana in plain view on a living room table. The officer reportedly requested a warrant to search the apartment after attempts to reach the homeowner failed.

Officers collected 31 grams of marijuana and several pills of a dangerous drug, according to the police report. After recovering items such as baggies and scales, officers suspected that the tenant manufactured and delivered drugs, according to the police report.

Police confiscated several electronic items like flash drives, memory cards and computers.

Officers made contact with the tenant, who reportedly said he was at work in Plano. Officers waited several hours for the man, but he did not return home.

No arrests were made at the time of the report.

— John D. Harden


Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.