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Blotter: Motorist aggressively stops, causing collision with bicyclist

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Kyle Martin, Staff Writer

About 10 a.m. Saturday, officers responding to an accident concluded that a driver stopped aggressively in front of a bicyclist in the 3300 block of North Loop 288, causing a collision, according to a Denton police report.

The driver was not arrested after allegedly stopping in front of the bicyclist, who was reportedly riding on the shoulder of Loop 288 before the collision, and no major injuries were sustained, the report said.

The report was filed as aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Other reports

2300 block of San Jacinto Boulevard — A 27-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were arrested after police investigated a shoplifting call from a customer at Burlington Coat Factory on San Jacinto Boulevard, according to a report.

The caller told police that a man with neck tattoos stole “multiple hangers full of clothing and ran outside. "The suspect then ran around the parking lot finally getting into the passenger seat of an unoccupied vehicle,” the report said. “The suspect just sat in the passenger seat of the vehicle until police arrived.”

The suspect was “appearing to be high on narcotics” and could not control his body or stop moving, according to the report. 

Upon arrival, police located the stolen property and arrested the man. Police then located in the store and arrested a 30-year-old woman, supposedly the driver of the mentioned vehicle, “who also appeared to be high on narcotics,” according to the report.

The man was arrested on a charge of theft with two previous convictions; the woman was arrested on a charge of public intoxication from something other than alcohol.

7100 block of Bishop Pine Road — Police filed a report on Saturday regarding a 59-year-old woman’s stolen vehicle.

The vehicle, reportedly valued at $11,191, was taken without the woman’s consent by a known subject, the report said. The vehicle was entered into both the national and Texas crime information centers. The investigation is ongoing.


Between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, police filed 12 reports online, including five thefts, two assaults, and one possession of a controlled substance, which was found to be a small amount of heroin.