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Blotter: Report: Four in custody after attempted escape

Four men are in custody after fleeing a residence they attempted to rob Friday morning, officials said.

Sandi Brackeen, spokeswoman for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, said four men in a green SUV hit an 18-wheeler on FM156 around 8 a.m. Friday while fleeing from the 1800 block of Cindy’s Lane.

She said the investigation is ongoing and the initial call into dispatch was for shots fired.

The wreck left motorists stuck in traffic during their morning commute right outside Justin, Brackeen said.

“The occupants of the green SUV were the only ones injured,” she said. “They suffered minor injures from the accident and were released.”

Three men were booked into Denton County jail on charges of aggravated robbery, Brackeen said, and the other went to the juvenile detention center.

Other reports

Robertson Street and South Bell Avenue — A woman in her 40s was found passed out on the railroad tracks shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, Denton police said.

Denton Fire Department spokesman Kenneth Hedges said a Union Pacific dispatcher called in to report that a conductor on a passing train saw a person laying on the tracks.

Hedges said when fire department personnel arrived, they found a woman lying underneath a stopped train.

She was taken to Denton Regional Medical Center in stable condition with an injury to her right leg, officials said.

Denton police made a report.

1400 block of San Marino Lane — A homeowner reported someone came into her garage and stole eight golf clubs recently, police said.

According to reports, sometime between 10 a.m. and noon Thursday, an unknown person entered into the 73-year-old woman’s garage and took the clubs.


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

* Fifty-two people were booked into Denton County Jail.

* Denton police posted 16 reports online.

From Sunday, July 20, through Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 39 calls for service, made five reports, issued 16 moving violations and made one arrest.

From Sunday, July 20, to Wednesday:

University of North Texas police responded to four medical calls, issued one citation for urinating in public, made two outside agency warrant arrests, one UNT warrant arrest, made one driving while intoxicated arrest, responded to one criminal mischief more than $50 less than $500 report and assisted one agency.

— Megan Gray-Hatfield