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Blotter: Officers tracking ornaments report finding marijuana

What started as an alleged lawn ornament theft turned into a marijuana arrest for a Denton man Sunday.

Denton police officers were called to a home in the 1100 block of Beachwood Drive when someone reportedly stole lawn ornaments from the property.

As officers were driving in the area, they noticed a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle at a gas station three blocks from the residence, and they approached the vehicle, said Officer Ryan Grelle, police spokesman.

The officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Grelle said. The driver said he and his passenger were out mudding and had driven through the neighborhood where the ornaments were stolen. The driver eventually admitted to the theft, police said.

Lawn ornaments were found on the floorboard of the vehicle, Grelle said. When officers removed them, a backpack containing marijuana was discovered. The driver was charged with possession of marijuana and theft over $50.


Other reports

7100 block of FM2450 — Denton County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report of a terroristic threat. A man reported that another man entered the convenience store where he was and threatened to kill him. The two men have a history of conflict with each other, according to a police report.

The suspect threatened to go home, get his assault rifle and return to kill the man, according the the report. No physical contact occurred.

2000 block of Winthrop Hill Road — A woman reported that someone damaged her brick mailbox on Saturday or Sunday. The victim said a recently fired nanny may be responsible.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,495 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 111 people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 637 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 77 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 56 medical calls, one brush fire, one trash fire, two good intent calls, two motor vehicle accidents without injuries, two false alarms, one lock-out, one unauthorized burning, one carbon monoxide detector malfunction, two cooking fires, one unintentional smoke detector activation, one wiring equipment problem, one request for public service and one request to assist an invalid.

Argyle firefighters responded to six medical calls, four structure fires, three fire alarms, two fire department inspections, two grass fires, one vehicle fire, one illegal burn, one traffic incident, one locked vehicle and one hazardous materials call. Argyle police responded to 84 traffic calls, 38 building checks, eight 911 hang-ups, seven vacation watch calls, four road hazard calls, two requests to assist another agency, two complainants, one welfare check, one theft, one terroristic threat, one suspicious vehicle, one solicitor, one reckless driver, one request to assist a motorist and one missing person.

Aubrey firefighters responded to six medical calls, six traffic incidents, three locked vehicles, one fire alarm, one animal complaint, one water rescue, one fight, one controlled burn, one structure fire, one vehicle fire, one unknown fire, one intoxicated person, one overdose or poisoning, one safety inspection and one stabbing or gunshot call. Aubrey police responded to 26 traffic calls, three follow-up investigations, two thefts, two traffic complaints, two open doors, one fight, one unknown fire, one report of harassment, one request to assist a motorist, one reckless driver, one road blockage, one stroke and one terroristic threat.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 12 medical calls, five traffic incidents, three falls, two requests to assist a citizen, two structure fires, two suicide attempts, one fire alarm, one hazardous materials call, one illegal burn, one smoke investigation and one traumatic injury.

Krum firefighters responded to six medical calls, two illegal burns and one grass fire. Krum police responded to 20 traffic calls, three follow-up investigations, three ordinance violations, two administrative duty calls, two requests to assist another agency, two suspicious vehicles, one assault, one criminal trespass in progress, one disturbance, one emergency message, one narcotics report, one open door, one reckless driver, one suspicious person, one theft, one fainting and one vehicle complaint.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 14 medical calls, seven locked vehicles, six traffic incidents, two falls, two structure fires, two unknown fires, one fire alarm, one assault or sexual assault, one request to assist a citizen, one domestic disturbance, one drowning and one traumatic injury. Little Elm police responded to 50 traffic calls, nine follow-up investigations, eight vehicle complaints, seven narcotics reports, seven noise complaints, seven domestic disturbances, six disturbances, six requests to assist another agency, six close patrols, six suspicious vehicles, five reports of suspicious activity, five verbal disturbances, four fights , four road hazards, four solicitors, three Child Protective Services referrals, three prisoner transfers, three welfare checks, three requests to assist a motorist, three burglaries, three assaults, three administrative duty calls, two burglaries in progress, two medical emergencies, two 911 hang-ups, two missing persons, two ordinance violations, two suspicious persons, two terroristic threats, two warrant services, two thefts, one theft in progress, one fainting, one report of criminal mischief, one structure fire, one report of gun shots, one intoxicated person and one complaint of a juvenile.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two traffic accidents, two medical calls, one overdose or poisoning and one animal complaint. Oak Point police responded to 24 traffic calls, 14 administrative duty calls, five requests to assist a motorist, four follow-up investigations, three requests to assist another agency, two ordinance violations, two reckless drivers, two vehicle complaints, two welfare checks, one locked vehicle, one fainting, one report of suspicious activity, one special patrol, one sick person, one overdose or poisoning, one open door, one report of loose livestock, one criminal trespass in progress and one audible alarm.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls. Ponder police responded to three traffic reports, one administrative duty call, one theft and one domestic disturbance.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three requests to assist a citizen, two medical calls, one fire alarm, one vehicle fire, one traffic incident and one locked vehicle. Pilot Point police responded to six traffic calls, four close patrols, two reckless drivers, two noise complaints, two assaults, two domestic disturbances, one request to assist another agency, one report of criminal mischief, one disturbance, one funeral escort, one illegal burn, one report of loose livestock, one complainant meeting, one request to assist a motorist, one report of suspicious activity and one vehicle complaint.

Sanger firefighters responded to six medical calls, one fire alarm and one illegal burn. Sanger police responded to 10 traffic calls, four complainant meetings, three requests to assist another agency, three follow-up investigations, three reckless drivers, two administrative duty calls, two disturbances, two domestic disturbances, two reports of harassment, two requests to assist a motorist, two noise complaints, two suspicious activity calls, two welfare checks, one open door, one suspicious person, one suspicious vehicle, one theft, one narcotics report, one report of loose livestock, one illegal dumping, one report of gunshots heard, one fight, one burglary, one report of breathing problems and one alarm.

— Bj Lewis

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.