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Blotter: Woman dies from fall off balcony in Carrollton

A 26-year-old woman was killed Sunday night after an apartment balcony railing gave way, Carrollton police said.

Carrollton police and fire departments responded to a fall from a third-story apartment balcony in the 1440 block of Carrollton Parkway at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. A man and woman had possibly been leaning on the railing when it gave way and they both fell, said Jon Stovall, spokesman for Carrollton police.

Officials believe that the man lived at the apartment and the woman was visiting.

Police said both were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where the woman was pronounced dead.

The man, according to Stovall, is still hospitalized and “in pretty bad shape with broken bones” but is expected to recover.

Stovall said the incident is not a police investigation at this point. The city of Carrollton will be making sure the appropriate investigation and repairs are completed.

No injuries from the falling debris were reported, Stovall said.


Other reports

2000 block of Lake Crest Lane — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight in the front yard of a person’s home Sunday evening. Deputies were dispatched after a caller stated a person was fighting him in the front yard with a tire iron, according to reports. Officials said the suspect was located and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

900 block of East Prairie Street — A 54-year-old woman reported to Denton police that she believed her sister stole two gold necklaces left by her late mother, reports state. The incident was reported Monday shortly before 1 p.m. when the female victim told police her sister pawned the necklaces.

During the police visit, the victim also told police the sister had opened up six credit card accounts in her late mother’s name, according to reports. Police said the case is under investigation.

500 block of Rose Street — Denton police said a person placed a wire inside the person’s electric meter, which caused the dials to not spin. According to reports, this allowed the resident to continue getting electricity from the power company without charge. No arrest was made and the case has been sent to a detective, police say.



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

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 787 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-three people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 268 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 32 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls, two good intent calls, one dumpster or trash receptacle fire, one oil or other combustible liquid spill and one public service assistance.

Argyle firefighters responded to two traffic transport incidents and two medical calls. Argyle police responded to one criminal trespass in progress, one suspicious activity call, 20 traffic calls and assisted one motorist.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, one traffic incident and unlocked one vehicle. Aubrey police responded to one domestic disturbance, one narcotics call, two road blockages, two suspicious activity calls, one theft report and 13 traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to four traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Carrollton police responded to 107 incidents and processed 163 people through the city jail from April 8 through Sunday.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic incident. Double Oak police officers responded to five traffic calls and one traffic transport.

Flower Mound police responded to one traffic call.

Hickory Creek police assisted two agencies and one motorist and responded to one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, one road blockage, two suspicious calls, one theft in progress and 20 traffic calls.

Highland Village firefighters assisted one citizen.

Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls. Justin police responded to one traffic call.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls. Krum police responded to one terroristic threat report, four traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Krugerville police assisted two agencies and responded to eight traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls, one structure fire, two traffic incidents, unlocked one vehicle and assisted two citizens.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two grass fires, one structure fire, one traffic incident and two medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one medical call , one Child Protective Services referral, two harassment reports, one missing person, one reckless driver, one road blockage, one suspicious vehicle, eight traffic calls, one traffic complaint, one welfare concern, two traffic incidents and assisted one motorist and one agency.

Lewisville firefighters responded to one structure fire and assisted one citizen. Lewisville police made eight arrests.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one ordinance violation, four traffic calls and two suspicious activity calls.

Ponder police responded to five traffic calls.

Pilot Point police responded to one domestic disturbance and two animal complaints.

Sanger firefighters responded to one fall. Sanger police officers responded to one deadly conduct call, three suspicious activity calls, six traffic calls, one traffic incident and assisted one motorist.

The Colony firefighters responded to five medical calls.

Trophy Club firefighters unlocked two vehicles and assisted one citizen. Trophy Club police responded to one noise complaint, two suspicious activity calls, 14 traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and one animal complaint.

— Megan Gray