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Blotter: Police arrest three people after call about handgun

A call to Denton police re­porting a person with a gun led to three arrests early Friday, according to police reports.

An officer responded to the 300 block of West Eagle Drive shortly before midnight Thurs­day after dispatch received the call.

According to reports, the officer found one man in possession of a pistol and marijuana. The officer found a second man who had carried or displayed the pistol, and an underage female who had been consuming alcohol.

Statements from four witnesses were obtained and the gun, marijuana and a bullet were placed into evidence, re­ports stated.

The three suspects were booked into Denton City Jail and charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana, tampering with identification numbers and consumption of alcohol by a minor.



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

- Denton police handled 290 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 25 reports online. 

- Denton firefighters re­sponded to 21 medical calls, one electrical problem, one gas leak, three vehicle accidents, one mobile home fire, one victim removal call, one trash or rubbish fire, one smoke detector activation, one hazardous condition, three service calls and one hazmat release.

- Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 692 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve.

Twenty-eight people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls, one traffic transport and one vehicle unlock. Argyle police officers re­sponded to 10 building checks,  one follow-up investigation, one missing person, as­sisted one motorist, made two special patrols, checked one suspicious vehicle, made 21 traffic calls and handled four vacation watches, one vehicle complaint, one traffic incident, one animal complaint and one walk-through.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four fire alarms, one smoke investigation, one structure fire, one traffic transport and two vehicle unlocks. Au­brey police officers assisted two agencies, responded to one disturbance call, carried out one follow-up investigation, took one harassment report and handled one traffic call.

Bartonville police responded to one audible alarm.

Double Oak firefighters re­sponded to one structure fire and one medical call. Double Oak police officers responded to one disturbance call and two traffic reports.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to one domestic disturbance call, one reckless driver, three suspicious vehicles, 16 traffic calls, one walk through and one welfare concern.

Justin firefighters responded to one assault or sexual as­sault and one traffic incident. Justin police officers assisted one agency and responded to one burglary report, one disturbance call, one follow-up investigation, one road blockage hazard, one suspicious person, two traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fire alarm and one odor investigation. Krum police officers as­sisted one agency and responded to one animal complaint, one civil service call, one close patrol, one medical call, one follow-up investigation, one narcotics check and one odor investigation.

Krugerville police officers assisted two agencies, met one complainant and responded to one animal complaint and six traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters re­sponded to three fire alarms, one assault or sexual assault call, two medical calls and one traffic transport call.

Lewisville police made eight arrests.

Oak Point firefighters re­sponded to one smoke investigation and one structure fire. Oak Point police officers re­sponded to two audible alarm calls, one animal complaint, one criminal mischief in pro­gress, one follow-up investigation, one suspicious activity, two suspicious vehicles and one vehicle complaint.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls. Ponder police officers made one auto theft report.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one fire alarm and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police officers responded to two close patrol calls, one domestic disturbance call, one road blockage hazard and one traffic call.

Sanger firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one medical call and one traffic transport. Sanger police officers assisted one agency, responded to one audible alarm, one animal complaint, one medical call, one close patrol call, one follow-up investigation, one meet complainant, one missing person, one motorist assist, one suspicious activity, one suspicious person, one traffic call, three traffic transports and three walk-throughs.

— Megan Gray


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.