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Blotter: Police say man had cocaine, marijuana near UNT

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Kyle Martin, Staff Writer

A 21-year-old man was arrested in possession of cocaine and marijuana near the University of North Texas campus early Friday, Denton police said.

Dakota Tinney was arrested at about 1:50 a.m. Friday after police were “flagged down about a suspicious person possibly selling narcotics,” according to a police report.

He was arrested while in possession of at least 1 gram of cocaine and less than 2 ounces of marijuana, police said.

Tinney has a prior criminal history dating back to 2014 involving drug charges, unlawful carrying of a weapon and assault to a family member.

Other reports

300 block of Campbell Lane  The parent of an elementary school student told police the boy was assaulted by another student and suffered a broken arm Friday afternoon, according to a police report.

At about 2 p.m., police were called by the 10-year-old boy’s parent, who made the assault claim. The student had to seek medical assistance, the report said.

200 block of Coronado Drive  A safe was taken from a 22-year-old man's apartment Friday, according to a police report.

Sometime before 4 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into the victim’s apartment when he was not home and stole a safe, according to the report. Police were dispatched to the scene at about 6:40 a.m.

The victim said he wants to press charges.

2700 block of Mill Pond Drive — The word “slut” was scratched into the hood of a 29-year-old woman’s vehicle, according to a police report.

The woman told police she believes her ex-boyfriend was behind the vandalism, the report said.

After investigation, police were unable to decipher a location for the incident “due to the timeline," according to the report. The repair to the vehicle is estimated to cost $500.


Between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, Denton police responded to 182 calls for service, made eight arrests, filed eight misdemeanor charge and filed 17 reports online — including one report of an officer who disposed of a bag that reportedly “smelled very bad.”

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