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Blotter: Illegal knife allegedly brandished in fight at bar

A Christmas Eve bar brawl between several men turned serious when someone allegedly pulled a knife.

Denton police responded to a local bar in the 1700 block of Teasley Lane after midnight Monday. The man accused of pulling the knife appeared very intoxicated, officers reported.

Police found an illegal knife — a double-edged dagger with a metal handle — in the suspect’s possession.

Witnesses and the parties involved told police that the man initiated the altercation and then proceeded to provoke the situation further by pulling out his dagger.

The man was arrested and charged with unlawful carrying an illegal knife and public intoxication.

 

Other reports

1800 block of Bernard Street — Denton police responded to a business burglary that occurred sometime overnight Monday or early Tuesday morning.

Owners told police that someone had entered by manipulating a door, took several tools from the shop and left through a roll-up door, according to a police report.

The value of the tools is unlisted.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday, Denton police posted 12 reports online.

From Dec. 17 through Sunday, Carrollton police responded to 122 incidents.

— 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.