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Blotter: Local police charge man with aggravated assault

Denton police arrested a homeless man after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 300 block of West University Drive early Monday morning.

The man told police he was trying to help the homeless man when he became upset and pulled out a knife, said Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the Denton Police Department.

The homeless man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a weapon.


Other reports

3000 block of East Trinity Mills Road in Carrollton — Carrollton officers arrested a suspect after the robbery of a bank Friday morning, Carrollton police said Monday.

Following an investigation, Dallas resident Rodney DeWayne Womack was arrested and is being charged with aggravated robbery, the crime report stated. Womack was arrested with assistance from Addison and Dallas police departments.

900 block of Industrial Street — A woman reported to Denton police Sunday that someone broke into her car through a window that was left slightly open for a couple hours.

The officer reported seeing the window pushed down, which appeared to be the point of entry.

The woman told the officer that her wallet, with more than $200 and several gift and debit cards, was the only item stolen.

1500 block of West University Drive — Denton police received a call Sunday afternoon about a restaurant employee allegedly stealing money from two girls at the drive-through, according to a police report.

The mother of one of the girls said the employee stole $10 from her daughter and $5 from her daughter’s friend, a police report states.

The employee told police that it was counterfeit currency.



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

•  Denton police handled 768 service and officer-initiated calls over the weekend and posted 10 reports online from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, including five thefts, two burglaries, two assaults and one fraud report.

•  Denton firefighters responded to two alarms, 65 medical calls, three agency assists, two fires, one call about excessive heat or scorch burns with no ignition, one accident, three public service calls, two false alarms, one gas leak, one call of shorted electrical equipment, two good intent calls, one smoke detector and one call to remove victims from a stalled elevator.

•  Reports from the Denton County Sheriff’s Office were not available due to the holiday. Twenty-five people were booked into county jail from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday.

— Rachel Mehlhaff

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.