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Blotter: Police continue search for hit-and-run suspect

Denton police are still asking residents to keep an eye out for the driver of a vehicle that hit and seriously injured a cyclist early Monday in the 1400 block of East University Drive.

Police said the 52-year-old male cyclist's injuries were not life-threatening. Denton Fire and Rescue responded to the crash at 1:42 a.m., after the driver had fled the scene without providing information to authorities, police said.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a silver Dodge Charger or Dart, or Chrysler 200 or 300, made between 2011 and 2017, according to police.

Department spokesman Shane Kizer said Tuesday afternoon that investigators had not narrowed down the description of the vehicle, which is missing its passenger-side mirror. Police are asking anyone with information to call Officer Sean Aja at 940-349-7941.

Other reports

3200 block of Bob-O-Link Lane — A 31-year-old man told police Monday that his ex-girlfriend, whom he had allegedly assaulted, was harassing him through phone calls and text messages, according to a police report.

Before a police officer made his way to speak with the man at an east Denton home, the officer found out the man had been charged with assault in Missouri, the report said. The ex-girlfriend was identified as the victim in that case, the report said.

Police filed a harassment report, but no arrests were made.

2500 block of Old North Road — Denton police arrested a 35-year-old man on a possession of marijuana charge after they pulled him over for speeding on Old North Road.

After officers pulled the man over at about 7:30 p.m., they discovered he had an active Denton County warrant for possession of marijuana. Police then smelled marijuana coming from the car, according to a police report.  

Officers detained the man on the warrant,  and he later admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle's center console. He was taken to Denton City Jail on the warrant and the possession charge.

2200 block of Bell Avenue — Denton police are investigating an alleged burglary Monday at the Grandview Gardens apartments.

Police said a suspect entered the apartment through the balcony door , but it was unclear whether anything was taken from the residence. No arrests were made.

1300 block of Bernard Street — A person believed to be to an employee at Carriage House Assisted Living Center stole 60 hydrocodone pills from a narcotic lock box in the building Monday, according to a police report.

Hydrocodone is a prescription pain reliever. A woman reported the alleged theft at 3:30 p.m., and no arrests were made.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 919 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 35 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton police handled 146 calls for service and made seven arrests. 

Denton firefighters responded to 17 medical calls, three vehicle accidents and one call for public service.