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Blotter: Man asks police to end harassment from suspect

A Denton man who told police he received drugs over the weekend also said he was on the receiving end of harassment from his dealer, according to a police report.

The man called Denton police to report harassing and life-threatening messages from the suspect. He said he had been given pain pills, using a small television as payment, and now the dealer wanted money, the report states.

Police told the man at one point that what he was doing was illegal and charges should be pressed against him.

The caller realized his mistake and commented that he was afraid for his life, the report said. He asked the police to have an officer call the suspect and tell him to cease the harassment.

The man reported that the harassment continued, even after the officer’s call. The officer went to the caller’s residence and took photos of the threatening texts. One of them referenced some movies the man took from the suspect, which the man did say were in his possession, the report states.

The officer took the movies to the suspect’s address to return them, but no one was home. When calling the suspect later, the man claimed the caller was the real dealer and a burglar and the only reason he contacted police was due to threats from a third party, the report said.


Other report

500 block of South Locust Street — A store employee reported to police that a man tried to pay for two alcoholic beverages with a fake $20 bill. When asked about the bill, the suspect left the store.

The employee reported the same man had been in the store twice the week before and passed two other fake bills.



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

•  Denton police handled 778 service and officer-initiated calls.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 221 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Eighty-one people were booked into county jail.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 52 medical calls, 13 vehicle accidents, three fires, four false alarms, three smoke detector activations, two assist invalid calls, an alarm system call, a system malfunction, tworubbish fires, two police matters, one public service assistance call, a service call and a smoke/odor removal call.

Argyle firefighters responded to an animal bite attack, a carbon monoxide alarm and a traffic incident.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls, an assault, a carbon monoxide alarm, a structure fire, a road hazard, a water main break and a welfare concern.

Krum firefighters responded to an assault, a disturbance, a structure fire, a suicide attempt and a medical call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to nine medical calls, three traffic incidents, two structure fires and an overdose.

Oak Point firefighters responded to an assault.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.

Sanger firefighters responded to an animal bite attack, a citizen assist, a disturbance, a grass fire, a structure fire, an odor investigation, a traffic incident and a welfare concern.

— 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.