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Blotter: Intoxicated man threatens Denton police officer during arrest in Fry Street area

A 42-year-old man tried to fight people in the Fry Street bar area early Thursday morning before he was arrested on public intoxication and obstruction charges, police said.

Police initially arrested him on the charge of intoxication with three prior convictions until he repeatedly threatened to assault the arresting officer in the 100 block of Avenue A, according to the police report. He was then charged with obstruction or retaliation and was taken to Denton City Jail.

The man also had two outstanding local warrants for jaywalking and public intoxication.

Other reports 

2700 block of Clubhouse Drive — One man was arrested on an active speeding warrant Thursday after a woman said he assaulted her at a north Denton home. 

The woman, 37, did not have any visible injuries when responding officers arrived on the scene, according to the police report. Police arrested the 38-year-old man at about 1 a.m. 

600 block of East Hickory Street — Witnesses said a man on the Denton County Transportation Authority A-train threatened other passengers on Thursday and was later found urinating in public, according to police. 

The 28-year-old man appeared to be high on drugs, according to the responding officer. It's unclear what the man told the other passengers. He was arrested on a charge of urinating in public. 

 1400 block of Bernard Street —  A woman thought she left her spare set of keys in her car when it was stolen from her apartment's parking lot Thursday, according to a police report. 

She said the keys had been inside her purse, which she left in the vehicle. The report did not include a description of the vehicle, and no arrests have been made. 


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 928 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 30 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 131 calls for service and made nine arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 21 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and one grass fire.