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Blotter: Police arrest man after reports of two robberies

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By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer

In two separate locations Monday night, a convenience store employee and a student were taken by surprise when a man pulled a gun and demanded their money.

Denton police were called after the man pulled a gun on the convenience store employee in the 500 block of South Locust Street.

The employee had locked the door at 9 p.m., he reported.

He told police he opened the door for the man because he thought he recognized him as a previous customer.

The man walked toward the employee, who was behind the register, and told the employee to give him all the money, which the employee did. The employee told police he was ordered to the floor as the man walked backward out of the store and got into the front passenger side of a car.

While at the scene, the officer received a call about another attempted robbery near the corner of Avenue B and Hickory Street.

A student told police he was walking to his car on Avenue B about 11 p.m. Monday when a car slowed down and the passenger asked for directions.

The student reported that there were two other men in the back seat and a woman was driving the car.

The passenger got out of the car, pointed a gun at the student and demanded he give him his money, according to the report. The student told the man he didn’t have any money, so the man said he’d just take his backpack.

The man got back in the car without taking anything, the student reported.

Police later arrested one man on two counts of aggravated robbery.


Other reports

300 block of North Bradshaw Street — A man was at a friend’s house Sunday night when he was struck in the head by another man with a large wrench, according to a Denton police report.

The wounded man told police the other man began to disrespect him, so he said they should go to the street and fight. As they were walking to the street, the other man hit the first man in the back of the head with a large wrench, the wounded man reported.

The other man fled while a friend took the wounded man to the hospital, the report stated.

Officers talked with a neighbor who heard an argument early Monday morning. He told police he didn’t go outside, but when his daughter went to the car in the morning, the driver-side door was splattered with blood.

Blood was also splattered on the sidewalk and a large mallet-type object was found nearby, the officer reported.



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

•  Denton police handled 215 service and officer-initiated calls, including 11 thefts, one assault, one robbery, one fraud call, four criminal mischief calls, one attempted robbery and one threat.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 631 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-seven people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two thefts and one burglary.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 14 medical calls, two fires, two alarms, one gas leak and one accident.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, one carbon monoxide/hazmat call, three citizen assists and one fire.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two alarms, three medical calls, one citizen assist, three fires, one smoke investigation and two accidents.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls, two fires and one accident.

Little Elm firefighters responded to six medical calls and two fires.

Ponder firefighters responded to two fires.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one alarm, one fire, one citizen assist and one accident.

Sanger firefighters responded to one animal bite call and two medical calls.

RACHEL MEHLHAFF can be reached at 940-566-6889. Her e-mail address is .


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.