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Blotter: Officers call off chase for safety reasons

Arrest warrants have been obtained for a suspect allegedly involved in a pursuit with Denton County Sheriff’s Department deputies that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour early Wednesday morning, Sgt. Larry Kish said.

Kish said deputies were called out to a domestic disturbance in the 3900 block of Blessed Smith Road at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and found that the alleged suspect had driven away in in a black four-door vehicle.

Kish said the suspect had to turn around for something, and that’s when deputies spotted him and began their pursuit. The suspect’s vehicle reached speeds of at least 100 mph and headed toward Fort Worth on FM156. Officials said the chase went through Ponder and Justin before being terminated.

“We decided for safety reasons to terminate the chase,” Kish said.

Rain and other factors were considered, according to officials.

Kish said they are moving forward and the warrants obtained include a charge of evading arrest, a felony offense.


Other reports

3100 block of Frontier Drive — Denton police responded to an assault Monday evening after a mother complained that her daughter, 22, was assaulted.

According to reports, a female was allegedly “grabbed and touched” in an offensive manner by her employer at a construction site.

1400 block of FM407 — Deputies responded to a burglary of a building in Northlake on Tuesday morning, according to reports. The complainant reported items, including a $600 headset, were stolen from his aircraft hanger, officials said.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 720 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-six people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 222 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 15 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 16 medical calls, two motor vehicle accidents, one outside equipment fire and one outside rubbish, trash or waste fire.

Lewisville police made eight arrests.

Argyle firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one smoke investigation, one illegal burn and one vehicle unlock. Argyle police responded to one reckless driver, 22 traffic calls and assisted two motorists.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to four traffic calls.

Bartonville police assisted one agency.

Double Oak police officers responded to one prowler call and one traffic call.

Hickory Creek police assisted one motorist and responded to one road block, one theft report and 13 traffic calls.

Justin police responded to one alarm fire.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls. Krum police responded to one follow-up investigation.

Krugerville police assisted one agency and responded to one animal bite and two traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire, five medical calls, one downed power line call, three traffic incident transports and one structure fire.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one alarm fire, four medical calls and one traffic incident transport. Little Elm police assisted three agencies and made one arrest, responded to three burglary reports, one Child Protective Services referral, one disturbance call, one roadblock, one theft in progress call and 15 traffic calls.

Oak Point police assisted one agency and responded to one loose livestock call, two ordinance violations, one suspicious activity call and one traffic call.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police assisted one motorist and responded to one reckless driver and two traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police responded to two close patrols.

Sanger firefighters assisted one citizen and one motorist and responded to five medical calls. Sanger police assisted five agencies and responded to one burglary report, one suspicious vehicle, one animal complaint, one traffic transport incident and seven traffic calls.

Trophy Club police assisted one agency and responded to one roadblock, one theft in progress, one animal bite report, one traffic incident transport and six traffic calls.

— Megan Gray