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Blotter: Woman, boy rescued at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

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Julia Falcon, For the Denton Record-Chronicle

Police received a call from a bystander at Denton's Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after hearing someone yell for help, according to Denton Fire Department spokesman Kenneth Hedges. 

A woman in her 20s and an 8-year-old boy were trapped by 4 to 5 feet of water while they were hiking. 

The woman was using GPS on her phone to guide the two on a trail, but got lost once her phone battery ran out. Denton Fire/Rescue located the two, extracted them by boat and transported them to Medical City Denton, Hedges said. 

Both victims were in stable condition after being exposed to the cold, and the scene was cleared by 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Other reports

Six vehicles were burglarized late Friday night into early Saturday morning in several Denton neighborhoods, according to police reports. 

Four vehicle break-ins were reported in the 2000 block of Paisley Street, with another in the 2600 block of Nottingham Drive and one in the 1900 block of Emerson Lane. One man told police his car looked like it was shot at by a BB gun.

No arrests or charges have been made.

100 block of North Woodrow Lane — A 34-year-old Savannah man who was reported missing last week was found Saturday evening, according to a release from the Denton County Sheriff's Office.

Jaden Schmalzried had been reported missing after leaving home in the Savannah area and not arriving for work in Plano. 

He is now safe at home.

100 block of West Hickory Street  — At about 1 a.m. Saturday, police arrested a man on a warrant for a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. When police arrived at the jail with the man, the officers noticed he was chewing on something, according to a police report. 

Officers reported that they discovered marijuana in the man's mouth and tried to get him to spit it out. The man was charged with possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.


From 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, Denton police handled 162 calls for service, made 12 arrests, and filed three felony charges and 23 misdemeanor charges.