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Blotter: Police respond to robbery at fast food restaurant

Denton police were dispatched to a robbery at a fast-food restaurant Friday in the 2100 block of Sadu Court.

According to an officer’s report, an unknown suspect entered the restaurant before 11 p.m. Friday, presented a “gun-like object” and demanded money from the cash register. Police reported the individual fled on foot.

Police interviewed witnesses and canvassed the area but were unable to locate a suspect, according to the report.


Other reports

1100 block of FM156, Ponder — A woman reported to a Denton County Sheriff’s deputy that her apartment door was sealed shut with super glue Sunday. The woman also reported a cat litter box being dumped out in front of her apartment door.

According to a deputy’s report, the woman attempted to open her apartment door Saturday night and it was glued shut, keeping her from entering the apartment. The woman stayed at another location because she was unable to access her apartment.

The woman suspects her neighbor is responsible. She told the deputy that Friday she called the police on her neighbor after smelling marijuana coming from their apartment unit. According to the deputy’s report, she said residents in the nearby apartment have been staring at her as if they are angry.

5000 block of Par Drive — A Denton police officer was dispatched to a welfare concern call Sunday afternoon, when a woman reported observing a small child running in a parking lot unattended wearing only a diaper.

According to a police report, the woman recognized the child as a neighbor who lives in a nearby apartment. She said she noticed the apartment door to the child’s residence partially opened and knocked on the door before entering. The woman told police she entered the apartment and checked the bedrooms but was unable to locate anyone inside.

The police officer reported that the child was released back to the parent. No charges were issued but Child Protective Services was notified, he said.

12000 block of U.S. Highway 380 — A man reported to a sheriff’s deputy that an unknown object was thrown from a passing motorist Friday, damaging the windshield of his car.

The man told the deputy he was traveling westbound and noticed a convoy of six school buses traveling eastbound. As he passed the second bus, an unknown object was thrown from the bus, according to the deputy’s report.The man believed the object to be a plastic soda bottle. He told a deputy he was unable to read the names on the school buses as they passed by and because he was pulling two trailers, he was unable to turn his vehicle around to follow the buses, according to the report. The deputy reported checking the roadway but was unable to locate the object allegedly thrown from the bus.

300 block of West University Drive — A man reported to Denton police Friday night that an individual struck his vehicle in a fast-food restaurant parking lot as he was pulling out of a parking space. When he tried to get the vehicle’s information, the driver and two of his passengers assaulted him.

According to the report, the man sustained pain to his face and back. The three individuals, according to the report, left without giving information required for the accident.

North Bell Avenue and University Drive — A woman reported to Denton police Friday afternoon that two males robbed her at gunpoint Thursday as she walked to her car. According to an officer report, the woman said the men got away with her purse, backpack and bracelet in an older model “Suburban with faded black paint.”



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

•  Denton police handled 792 service and officer-initiated calls, including reports of five information reports, six thefts, nine assaults, three criminal mischief reports, a violation of a bond/protective order, three burglaries of a habitation, two credit card/debit card abuse reports, a possession of a controlled substance, three aggravated robberies, an interference with an emergency call, two possessions of drug paraphernalia, two criminal trespass reports, a burglary of a motor vehicle, two runaways, five forgery reports, an aggravated assault, a robbery and two harassment reports.

•  Denton County Sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,203 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Ninety five inmates were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of three criminal mischief incidents, interference with child custody, a theft and the burglary of a motor vehicle.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 48 medical calls including a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident, a smoke detector activation, alarm sounded due to malfunction, a motor vehicle accident with no injuries, smoke scare, three requests to assist an invalid, assist police or other governmental agency, two public service assistance calls, two vehicle accidents with injuries, a flammable gas or liquid condition, a Dumpster or other outside trash receptacle fire, a person in distress and an unauthorized burning.

Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fire alarm, an illegal fire burn and a traffic accident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to seven medical calls including a medical alarm, a grass fire, a structure fire, a traffic accident and a request to unlock a vehicle.

Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls including a carbon monoxide report, an electrical fire and a traffic accident.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to six medical calls including a carbon monoxide alarm, a request to assist a citizen, a fire smoke investigation, two structure fires and a traffic accident.

Oak Point firefighters responded to a medical call, an illegal fire burn and a suicide attempt.

Ponder firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide or hazmat report and an illegal fire burn.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four medical calls including an illegal fire burn, a psych or suicide attempt, a traffic accident and a water main break.

Sanger firefighters responded to seven medical calls including a medical alarm, a disturbance, a traffic transport incident and a welfare concern.

— Britney Tabor


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.