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Blotter: Witness detains man who allegedly knocked down two women near Square

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Kyle Martin, Staff Writer

A 25-year-old man was arrested on assault charges Friday evening after knocking two women to the ground near the downtown Square, according to Denton police Officer Bryan Cose. 

The suspect, Cody Burkett, reportedly jumped on the two women with his arms spread open, causing them to fall to the ground, Cose said. A witness saw the incident and detained the suspect until police arrived at the scene in the 100 block of South Locust Street. 

The two victims, ages 18 and 19, were from Argyle and Denton, according to a police report for the case. 

Other reports

1400 block of West University Drive —  A 34-year-old woman was arrested Friday after trying to cash a forged check connected to a 81-year-old Denton woman's bank account, according to a police report. 

Chasity Rushing was arrested and held Saturday on a charge of forgery of a financial statement in the Denton City Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail, according to city records. 

1000 block of Dallas Drive — Someone stole a vehicle from a car dealership Friday after taking it for a test drive and failing to return it, according to a police report. 

Police say they have identified the suspect and are conducting an investigation. The report did not list the make or model of the stolen vehicle.

Roundup

From 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, Denton police responded to 161 calls for service, made nine arrests, filed 16 charges, including one felony and 15 misdemeanor charges, and filed 13 reports online.