A masked armed robber got away with about $600 in cash Friday night from the Exxon convenience store in the 3600 block of South Interstate 35E, according to police.
Police say they believe it could be the same suspect in at least six other armed robberies at local hotels and convenience stores since Sept. 5.
On Friday, the man was completely covered, wearing a black rag over his face, a hoodie, black pants and gloves. According to witnesses, the man calmly walked into the store at about 10:30 p.m. and demanded the clerk empty the register, Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer said.
The suspect left on foot before police got the emergency call at 10:58 p.m.
Kizer said investigators are keeping tabs on known criminals in the city. He also said they're communicating with surrounding law enforcement agencies.
"[We're going] to check if someone with this [method of operation] has been arrested in another city," he said.
Police: Woman arrested after stabbing girlfriend
A 46-year-old woman told police she stabbed her girlfriend with a butcher knife "out of reaction" Saturday night, according to an arrest affidavit.
Officers were called to the Osis Apartments in the 2500 block of West Prairie Street at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
According to the affidavit, Barbara Trejo-Ramos said her 33-year-old girlfriend kept pushing and bumping her when she came to pick up her things from the apartment. Trejo-Ramos then picked up a 10-inch butcher knife and stabbed her girlfriend in the lower stomach "out of reaction," the affidavit said.
The woman was taken to Medical City Denton where doctors stitched up her wound, the affidavit said. She denied pushing Trejo-Ramos several times and said Trejo-Ramos punched her in the back of the head before she stabbed her.
Trejo-Ramos was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as two Denton Police Department warrants on charges of driving with an invalid license and no proof of insurance.
100 block of West Hickory Street — A Fort Worth firefighter suspected of ripping down and damaging two American flags on the Square in Denton posted cash bail Monday in Justice of the Peace Joe Holland's court.
An attorney representing Michael James Wagemann paid $295 bail at the Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 office, said Lt. Orlando Hinojosa, a spokesman for the Denton County Sheriff's Office. Hinojosa said Wagemann avoided jail because he paid his bail.
Wagemann has been charged with criminal mischief and was identified by surveillance footage at 2 a.m. Sept. 9, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. In the video, a man is seen pulling down two American flags and stuffing one in the fountains attached to the Confederate soldier monument.
The release said the sheriff's office issued an arrest warrant for Wagemann on Friday, but he failed to appear at the correct time. Hinojosa said now that Wagemann has posted bail, he can either contest the charge in court or pay a fine of up to $500.
1200 block of Hickory Creek Road — Officers detained a 15-year-old boy Sunday after he set off multiple alarms at McNair Elementary School, according to a police report.
Police responded to an alarm call at approximately 11:20 a.m. and met with a security guard. The guard said he believed someone was inside the building. When officers searched the area, they found the boy in the library lying on a beanbag chair and watching videos on a school-owned iPad, the police report said.
The boy was detained and charged with criminal trespassing. He was then released to his father.
1000 block of Crescent Street — A 50-year-old woman was arrested Sunday afternoon when witnesses told police she pulled her daughter out of a car and punched her several times.
Officers responded to the incident at about 2 p.m. According to a police report, witnesses saw the mother yank her 16-year-old daughter out of the car and throw her on the ground. They also reported seeing the woman punch the girl several times in the head.
The woman was arrested on an assault charge and the girl was taken to an emergency room with injuries to her stomach and head, the report said.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,384 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 132 people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 461 calls for service and made 25 arrests.
Denton firefighters responded to 66 medical calls, seven vehicle crashes, seven calls for public service and one grass fire.