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Blotter: Man suspected of causing damage that he reported

A man who called Denton police officers to his apartment to investigate a broken window ended up being suspected of causing the damage.

Officers responded to a call in the 200 block of Hann Street and found the man who called them to be acting paranoid and unable to focus and answer questions. The man said a friend of his, who was staying at his apartment for a few days, came home from work intoxicated and caused problems. The man said he told his friend he was being disrespectful and had to leave. At that point, the friend broke out one of the apartment windows and said he was coming back later that day to get him, the man said.

Police looked for the friend but could not find him.

Later that day, police were called to the same address and found that the friend had returned, according to the report. The friend said it was the other man who was causing problems and that he didn’t cause the damage to the window. It was noted that the glass was on the outside of the apartment. The man had claimed the friend was outside the apartment when the window was broken.

The friend said he only returned to the apartment to get his medicine and leave. The man was said to be home, but when police knocked, he did not answer. Police could see inside the apartment but could not see the man, leading them to think he was inside but hiding from them, according to the report.


Other reports

1000 block of West Eagle Drive — Officers made contact with a man who said his bike was stolen. The man said both the bike and the chain he used to secure it to a rail were gone.

The man said he noticed two men in the area the day of the bike theft and suspected them of being involved in the theft.

1900 block of North Ruddell Street — A woman reported that she suspects her former boyfriend, who lives in the same apartment complex, of breaking the windshield on her vehicle. The woman said her ex lives in the same apartment complex. She said she tries to avoid him and parks her vehicle nearby to keep it out of his sight. A witness told police they saw a man who fit the ex-boyfriend’s description taking a hammer to the windshield.

When the witness asked the man what he was doing, the suspect made an obscene gesture in his direction and started walking back toward the apartment complex.



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

•  Denton police handled 323 service and officer-initiated calls.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 685 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-three people were booked into county jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, four vehicle accidents with injuries, a lock-out, and an unauthorized burning.

Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls, an alarm fire, an animal bite report and a vehicle unlock.

Krum firefighters responded to three citizen assist calls, two carbon monoxide alarms, an alarm fire, an animal bite, a fight in progress, a controlled burn, a traffic transport incident and a medical call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to three medical calls, an alarm fire, an inspection, a suicide attempt and a traffic transport incident.

Ponder fire firefighters responded to a grass fire.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to a medical call and a traffic transport incident.

Sanger firefighters responded to two water main breaks and two medical calls.

— Bj Lewis


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.