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Blotter: Mental health patient goes back to hospital after discharge, ride with police

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Kyle Martin, Staff Writer

***This story has been updated to reflect that the patient rode home with officers of the Denton Police Department.***

A 34-year-old mental health patient recently discharged from a local hospital was taken back to the hospital when he was injured while Denton police officers dropped him off at his home, according to a Denton police report. 

Police said while officers were driving the man, who is a client of Denton County MHMR, to his home after his discharge from a local hospital. Initially, the man could not tell officers where he lived, but officers were later able to get an address from him and took him home, the report said. 

The man refused to exit the vehicle and was injured during the extraction, police reported. He had to be transported back to the hospital via ambulance to receive some form of treatment about 1:45 a.m. Friday, the report said. 

No other information was immediately available on Saturday. 

Other reports

600 block of Carroll Boulevard — A 26-year-old woman was arrested on a charge of family violence assault causing bodily injury on Friday, according to a police report. 

Police officers responded to a domestic violence call in the area about 10 p.m. Friday. A 31-year-old man from Thackerville, Oklahoma, was named as a victim in the report. 

100 block of Heritage Lane — A 29-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were arrested on intoxication and marijuana charges about 3 a.m. Friday, according to a Denton police report.

Police reported the two were publicly intoxicated on something other than alcohol and in possession of more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds of marijuana. 

No other information was immediately available Saturday. 

100 block of Avenue A — A 24-year-old woman's phone was reportedly stolen from her purse on Friday in the Fry Street area, according to a police report. 

About two hours later, the woman reportedly used an app to track her smartphone, and it showed the phone was in Duncanville. 


Between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, Denton police responded to 180 calls for service, made 19 arrests, filed 38 charges, comprising two felonies and 36 misdemeanors, and filed 13 reports online.