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Blotter: Woman reports unknown man banging on door

A woman reported she was afraid a man was going to kick down her door Saturday night after he pounded continuously, waking her and her husband.

The woman called police around 2 a.m. and reported that a man was banging on her door. She told police she didn’t recognize the man and that she was scared he would get in.

The woman reported her husband had a medical condition and was unable to move from the bed. Police responded to the couple’s home, which is located in the 800 block of Pinckney Drive.

When officers arrived they found a man laying face down in the grass in the couple’s backyard, the report stated.

The officers reported the man had cuts and bruises on his arms and face. Officers also noted that the man was covered in blood. One officer recognized the man for a previous incident, the report stated.

Officers reported that the man smelled of alcohol and was disoriented. After searching the man’s pockets, officers discovered 2.3 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine. The man was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and trespassing.

After police arrested the man, he fought with officers and tried to grab one officer’s Taser, which was securely fastened to the officer’s belt, according to the report. The suspect was then charged with resisting arrest.


Other reports

200 block of Avenue F — Denton police responded to a call about an argument turning violent, resulting in about $1,000 in damage caused by multiple bottles being thrown.

A man called police after he witnessed the argument between his cousin and two acquaintances.

The man told police he wasn’t outside during the argument, but he heard yelling. He told police he then heard a crash and noticed that a couple of beer bottles had been thrown through his window.

He also reported that beer bottles were thrown at his Chevrolet pickup truck, which resulted in about $1,025 in damage. The man and his cousin gave police the names of the suspects, who drove away before police arrived, the report stated.

No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed.

— 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.