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Blotter: Three men arrested on drug paraphernalia charges

A Denton police officer responded to a call about a man panhandling Sunday near a gas station in the 300 block of West Eagle Drive.

The caller gave police a description of the man, and the officer found the man getting into a vehicle with two other men, according to the officer’s report.

The officer ran the vehicle’s license plate and was advised that a warrant for the vehicle had been issued in Lewisville.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and received consent from the driver to conduct a search.

During the search, the officer discovered drug paraphernalia in the front and back seats. All three men told the officer that the items were not theirs.

All three men were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the police report.

The officer also discovered cocaine in the front pocket of one of the men, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to the police report.


Other reports

400 block of Mobile Drive — A Copper Canyon woman reported to county deputies that a person she knows allegedly made fraudulent charges using her debt card on Saturday.

The woman told deputies that the card had been stolen and she knows the person who took it, according to the report.

According to the deputies’ report, no arrests were made at the time the report was filed.

1000 block North Bell Avenue — A man accused his fiancee of stealing his prescription medication at 3:52 p.m. Sunday, according to a Denton police officer’s report.

An officer responded to the man’s apartment complex and the man told police that his financee stole the medication while he was out of town, according to the police report.

The case is still open.



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

Denton police handled 893 service and officer-initiated calls over the weekend and posted seven reports online from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, including three drug possession calls, two thefts and one runaway report.

Denton firefighters responded to 62 medical calls, three building fires, one lock out, one flammable liquid spill, one grass fire and one gas leak.

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,981 service and officer-initiated calls. One hundred and one people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of four thefts, one burglary of a habitation and one burglary of a vehicle.

Argyle firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one vehicle fire and one vehicle unlock. Argyle police officers responded to four administrative calls, two agency assists, 32 building checks, one juvenile complaint, 76 traffic calls, seven vacation watch calls and one welfare concern.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two fire alarms, two illegal burns, one structure fire, one traffic incident, one vehicle unlock, one welfare concern and seven medical calls. Aubrey police officers responded to one administrative call, one suspicious vehicle and 23 traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to one agency assist, two follow-up investigations, one motorist assist, three noise complaints and one reckless driver report.

Corinth police responded to one abandoned vehicle, seven agency assists, one assault report, one auto theft in progress, one building check, two loose livestock reports, two missing person reports, 143 special patrols, 34 traffic incidents, six noise complaints, four reckless drivers, four suspicious activities, eight welfare concerns and 51 vacation watch calls.

Double Oak firefighters responded to two medical calls. Double Oak police officers responded to five agency assists, one medical call, three noise complaints and four traffic incidents.

Hickory Creek police officers responded to nine agency assists, one fall, one motorist assist, two suspicious person calls, four suspicious vehicles, two thefts in progress, 52 traffic calls and one welfare concern call.

Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls, one structure fire, one illegal fire burn, one smoke investigation and one fainting. Justin police officers responded to four agency assists, one auto theft report, one medical call, one harassment report, one motorist assist, one suspicious person and seven traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fall, one structure fire, one suicide attempt and one vehicle unlock. Krum police responded to one administrative duty, one agency assist, three follow-up investigations, one forgery fraud, one harassment report, two missing person reports, one suspicious person call and nine traffic calls.

Krugerville police officers responded to three agency assists, one illegal burn, one follow-up investigation, one theft report and 18 traffic incidents.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical alarms, 11 medical calls, one vehicle unlock, three falls and two traffic incidents.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one fall, three grass fire reports, one structure fire and two traffic incidents. Little Elm police officers responded to one abandoned vehicle, four agency assists, two building checks, one grass fire, seven follow-up investigations, one report of gunshots, one intoxicated person, five juvenile complaints, four narcotics reports, seven reckless driver reports, 45 traffic incidents, three welfare concern and one theft in progress.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one structure fire and one fainting. Oak Point police officers responded to one burglary report, one domestic disturbance, one fire/smoke investigation, one motorist assist, one prowler, one special patrol and 19 traffic incidents.

Ponder firefighters responded to three medical calls and one structure fire. Ponder police officers responded to one building check, three close patrols, one open door, one special patrol, three suspicious vehicles and 10 traffic incidents.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one fall, one medical call, one vehicle complaint, one vehicle unlock and one traffic incident. Pilot Point police officers responded to two agency assists, 12 close patrols, two disturbances, one loose livestock report, three suspicious vehicles, six traffic incidents and two welfare concerns.

Sanger firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one citizen assist, one smoke investigation, one traffic incident and two vehicle unlock calls. Sanger police officers responded two agency assists, one civil service, one emergency mischief report, two emergency messages, one juvenile complaint, one loose livestock, one noise complaint, one prowler, six reckless drivers, four suspicious person reports, three suspicious vehicles, 26 traffic incidents and one vehicle unlock.

— John D. Harden

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. 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).