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Blotter: Police negotiate with man at residence about child

A 28-year-old woman called Denton police at about 11 a.m. Tuesday and reported that her boyfriend, also 28, pointed a gun to her head before she left for work.

According to police, the girlfriend said she was ending the couple’s relationship when the boyfriend said “no” and pulled the gun on her. She was able to leave their home in the 800 block of North Ruddell Street to go to work, police said.

Their 18-month-old daughter was left with the boyfriend.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the department, said police negotiated with the boyfriend from shortly after 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. to get the child back to her mother.

“At no point in time was the child ever held hostage with a gun,” Grelle said.

Officials said they wanted everything to end peacefully so SWAT team members refrained from coming into the home.

“The suspect was coming out with the child in his arms and talking to us on the front porch,” Grelle said.

After nearly four hours of negotiations, he turned himself over to police. The child was then handed over to her mother, police said. An investigation is continuing.


Other reports

700 block Sunset Drive — Denton police responded Monday morning to a burglary of a building call at a convenience store. The caller reported someone had broken into the building and trashed the place. Cigarettes, neon signs and the security cameras were allegedly stolen, police said.

2400 block of East University Drive — A 31-year-old woman was the victim of criminal mischief Monday morning, police said. The woman told police someone had cut the gas cap off her Ford Expedition.

4700 block of Belz Road — Sheriff deputies responded to a fraud report Monday afternoon. A man stated that someone had filed his taxes without his permission.

4400 block of Country Club Road — A criminal mischief report was filed by sheriff’s deputies Monday after a man reported his property was damaged. According to reports, $600 worth of damage was done to game cameras and other property.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 617 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 321 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 21 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one good-intent call, one public service assistance call and one smoke detector activation due to malfunction call.

Lewisville police made 11 arrests.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire and four inspections. Argyle police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, one road block, one suspicious vehicle and one terroristic threat report.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm carbon monoxide call and two medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one theft report and one traffic call.

Bartonville police responded to one traffic call.

Carrollton police responded to 112 incidents and processed 139 people in the city jail from Monday, March 18 to Sunday.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire. Double Oak police responded to four traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to 28 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one unknown fire and one traffic incident. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one suspicious activity call and one animal complaint.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call, one chemical fire and two traffic transports. Krum police assisted one agency and responded to one chemical fire, one follow-up investigation, four traffic calls, one traffic transport and one medical call.

Krugerville police responded to one road blockage and three traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic transport.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, one illegal burn, one vehicle unlock and one medical call. Little Elm police responded to two assault reports, one burglary report, one Child Protective Services referral, one disturbance call, one domestic disturbance call, one gunshots heard call, one loose livestock call, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity calls, 10 traffic calls, one welfare concern and one traffic transport.

Oak Point police assisted one motorist and responded to one vehicle complaint, three suspicious activity calls, seven traffic calls and two animal complaints.

Ponder firefighters responded to one chemical fire. Ponder police responded to one criminal mischief in progress and one chemical fire.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police responded to one loose livestock call, two traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and one welfare concern.

Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls. Sanger police responded to one disturbance call, one fraud call, one suspicious person, one theft report, one traffic call and one animal complaint.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to a one alarm fire, one medical call and one vehicle unlock. Trophy Club police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one follow-up investigation, 10 ordinance violations, one theft report, one suspicious vehicle, four traffic calls, one medical call, one animal complaint and 17 special patrol calls.

— Megan Gray