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Blotter: Incident in parking lot leads to several arrests

Profile image for By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe / Staff Writer
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe / Staff Writer

Denton police were dispatched to a fight call at 8:54 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Village East Drive to find two men and three women standing outside a vehicle.

One of the men was upset, looking around as if he was looking for someone or something. He kept repeating that he was going to die. The officer tried to calm the man, who eventually told the officer that he had smoked some K2 and now wished he hadn’t, according to the police report.

The man then began to pray out loud to God, the officer reported.

Another officer arrived to assist, and they had the men and women sit on the curb. As they sorted out the stories, they learned that all the people had been in the vehicle. The officers could see what appeared to be K2 — a synthetic form of marijuana — and other drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, according to the report.

As the officers transported the men and women to jail, the other man became increasingly upset, cussing at the first man in Spanish and blaming him for the trouble they were in. Meanwhile, the first man kept saying he was going to die.

At the jail, the officers discovered that the second man was not who he said he was, according to the police report. In addition to drug charges, they booked him on three outstanding warrants and a charge of failure to identify.


Other reports

2800 block of South Interstate 35E — Denton police took a call about a burglary of a vehicle outside a seafood restaurant at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

A man told the officer that he went inside to eat sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. When he came out at about 2:40 p.m., he saw the window of his truck had been smashed and his guitars were gone, according to the police report.

He reported missing a Warwick 5-string bass and bag, worth $1,140, and a Callings acoustic guitar, with a case, worth $5,000. However, he told police that his iPad was still in the vehicle. The suspect may have reached through the windows to get the guitars, according to the officer’s report.

700 block of Wagon Trail — A man called sheriff’s deputies to report the theft of roofing material sometime between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. He reported missing 90 bundles of shingles and eight rolls of felt from a residence.

The man told the deputy that some of the material had been taken off the roof using a ladder made of scrap lumber, and that the material would have had to been taken from the backyard, through the house and out the front door. Whoever took the material also would have needed a large truck or trailer to haul it away, according to the deputy’s report.

2000 block of Lakeview — A man called 911 after he tried to run off his son-in-law late Friday. The man told deputies that his daughter had come to his door crying and covered in food because she and her husband had a fight.

The couple live in a trailer behind his house, so the man went to the trailer and told his son-in-law to leave. His son-in-law then hit him in the face and torso, and then threatened him with a beer bottle, according to the deputy’s report.

When the man’s sister got between them, the man called 911 and the son-in-law left with a friend briefly. The son-in-law returned to threaten the man with a steel pipe, according to the deputy’s report.

The man refused treatment from the paramedics but later went to the emergency room where the deputy found out the man had a broken rib, according to the deputy’s report.

10300 block of State Highway 114 — Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at about 3 a.m. Saturday to find a rock on the ground outside a convenience store window.

Deputies obtained surveillance video from the time of the alarm and saw two men throwing rocks at the store and trying to squeeze through the burglar bars, according to the deputy’s report.

The store owner told deputies that two men had come at closing time a few days before wanting to get in, but he refused. He told the deputy that one man threw a ketchup packet at the window.



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

•  Denton police handled 749 service and officer-initiated calls.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,633 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 315 calls for deputies.

One hundred people were booked into county jail.

•  Denton firefighters had 91 calls, including 53 medical calls, two building fires, one cooking fire, six requests for assistance or public service, three steam or smoke investigations, one downed power line and one lock-out, and 10 vehicle accidents, including four with injuries,

Argyle firefighters responded to five medical calls and one fire alarm.

Aubrey firefighters responded to seven medical calls, five traffic incidents and one call each for a fire alarm and vehicle unlock.

Krum firefighters responded to six medical calls, two illegal burns and one downed power line.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to seven medical calls, five traffic incidents, four fire alarms, two smoke investigations and one call each for a grass fire, vehicle fire and fire of unknown origin.

Oak Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic incident.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, two vehicle unlocks and one call each for a traffic incident and an odor investigation.

Sanger firefighters responded to six medical calls and two traffic incidents.

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881. Her email address is .


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.