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Blotter: Police arrest two Denton men on burglary charges

After a concerned person reported following a reckless driver shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, police arrested two men on burglary charges.

The caller, police reported, said the driver of a pickup was driving recklessly before he pulled into a gas station and let out a passenger. Reports state the passenger then broke into the store, loaded his pants pockets with items and then grabbed beer cans on his way out.

Shortly after police arrived, the responding officer noticed a man with two beers in his hands and plastic sticking out of his pants. The man matched the description of the suspect. The officer approached the man and detained him.

After observing photos from security cameras at the gas station, the officer placed the man under arrest on a charge of burglary of a building. During the booking process, officers were able to learn the location of the driver, and that man was also arrested on a burglary charge and booked into the city jail, according to reports.

The men are from Denton; one was 19 and the other was 21.


Other reports

500 block of North Austin Street — A man was arrested on an assault causing bodily injury charge Friday after he allegedly abused his girlfriend. The 40-year-old girlfriend reported to police that she was hit, grabbed and pinned to the ground by her 42-year-old boyfriend.

1100 block of West University Drive — A passenger riding in the back seat of a vehicle pulled over during a routine traffic stop was arrested on active warrants and also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

During the traffic stop shortly before midnight Friday, police officers obtained consent to search the vehicle. The officers found a meth pipe in one of the bags belonging to the back-seat passenger, reports state. The 32-year-old woman was arrested on three outstanding arrest warrants and was also issued a citation on the possession of drug paraphernalia charge. She was booked into the city jail.



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

Twenty-seven people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police posted nine reports online.

From Sunday, Nov. 24 to Saturday, Nov. 30:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 63 calls for service, two reports, three escorts, 12 moving violations and two arrests.

From Sunday, Nov. 24 to Tuesday Nov. 26:

University of North Texas police responded to one assault with bodily injury, arrested one person on a felony warrant on a delivery of marijuana charge, made one theft report and responded to one outside agency warrant arrest.

— Megan Gray