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Blotter: Report: Officer issues citation, releases juveniles

A Denton police officer released two juveniles to their parents with a citation and a warning after the juveniles were caught shoplifting in a store on Saturday, according to the officer’s report.

A caller reported at 6:20 p.m. that he had detained the juveniles in his store in the 2700 block of West University Drive.

The caller told police that he was unable to reach the parents of either suspect. After an investigation, the officer determined that the juveniles had committed theft under $50, and he then transported them to their homes.

The juveniles were released to their parents with a citation, according to the report.


Other reports

400 block of Ame Drive — Police responded to a welfare concern call Saturday after a woman reported that a man was sitting in a minivan outside an apartment building, according to an officer’s report.

The caller told police that she believed that the man had been involved in a domestic disturbance because she had heard him fighting with a woman in a nearby apartment, the police report stated.

The officer visited the apartment complex but did not locate the male subject.

The officer made contact with the female resident of the apartment and she alleged that her husband had assaulted her earlier in the night, head-butting her and splitting her lip, the report stated.

The officer noticed that the woman had a fresh wound on her lip, and an assault report was taken and submitted, according to the police report.

No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed and the case is still open.

5500 block of South Interstate 35E — Officers responded to a reckless driver call at 8:24 p.m. Saturday after a vehicle struck another car and failed to stop, according to an officer’s report.

The officer caught the suspect and arrested him for driving while intoxicated.

During the arrest, the suspect resisted and was aggressive toward the officers, according to the report.

Upon investigation, the officers discovered that the man’s driver’s license was invalid, upgrading his charge to a higher offense.

The man was charged with resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and driving with an invalid license, according to the report.

— John D. Harden