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Blotter: Pair found hiding in ditch with pot, weapons

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Julia Falcon, For the Denton Record-Chronicle

Police stopped when they saw two young men, ages 19 and 15, hop into a ditch in the 600 block of North Bradshaw Street at about 3 p.m. Saturday. 

The 19-year-old had a torch lighter in his hand, commonly used for drugs, according to a police report. He told officers he was not using any narcotics and consented to a search. During the search, officers reported finding 20 grams of marijuana, a stolen firearm, a firearm with the serial number rubbed off, and brass knuckles.

The man was placed under arrest and charged with theft of a firearm, tampering with identification numbers, having a switchblade and brass knuckles, carrying a weapon in a weapon-free zone, and possession of marijuana. The 15-year-old was released to his mother.

Other reports 

400 block of Bryan Street — An officer responded to a domestic disturbance call Saturday. Two women were arguing, police reported, and one of the women, a 29-year-old, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and assault causing bodily injury and family violence. 

1800 block of Loop 288 — Target loss prevention employees contacted Denton police about a shoplifter Saturday. A 40-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly attempting to shoplift about $282 worth of merchandise, according to a police report. 

Roundup

From 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday:

Twenty-eight people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton police handled 152 calls for service and made 20 arrests.