A child called Denton police and said that adults were acting violently toward each other in their front yard, with a woman swinging a bat at a man while she held a young child.
Officers responded to the call at about 5 p.m. Wednesday in 1000 block of South Welch Street and reported seeing a woman swinging a bat at two men.
An officer reported he approached the woman and told her to drop the bat. The woman dropped the bat and walked toward her home, but not before she yelled an obscene word at an officer, telling him to leave.
The officer reported that he used force to detain the woman because she used violent force to resist arrest.
One of the men involved in the incident ran into the house. Police entered the residence and noticed that the door to the bathroom was locked. Officers knocked down the door and saw that the bathroom window was open. Officers searched the area and found the man hiding in shrubbery nearby.
The man and the woman were charged with resisting arrest and assault, the report states.
The children were released to their father, the report states.
7000 block of Mitchell Court — Two real estate employees reported to police that thieves hit two construction sites Wednesday night, taking copper tubing that was installed last week.
Officers were dispatched to Mitchell Court and the 8600 block of Bayberry Avenue in Lantana.
The two employees reported that the copper tubing was installed on Aug. 31, but when they returned to the two sites Wednesday, the copper was missing.
The men said the copper was worth about $3,100.
700 block of Dallas Drive —Thieves used a makeshift ramp of aluminum and steel to enter a man’s property and steal his John Deere utility vehicles on Wednesday, a police report stated.
At 10:30 a.m., a man told police that he noticed his equipment was missing after showing up for work in the 700 block of Dallas Drive.
The man reported his 550 John Deere and 8251 John Deere utility vehicles were stolen.
The vehicles were reportedly worth $19,939.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday
• Denton police handled 294 service and officer-initiated calls, including two shoplifting cases, four thefts, one domestic dispute, one medical call, one vehicle theft, one intoxicated person and one assault with bodily injury.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 630 calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-three people were booked into county jail.
• Denton firefighters responded to 37 medical calls, six traffic accidents, one smoke investigation, one building fire, two rubbish fires and one cooking fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to one fire alarm and one building fire.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one sexual assault, one medical call and one accident.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one accident and one assault.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one accident and one request to unlock a vehicle.
— John D. Harden
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.