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Blotter: Boy drowns in apartment complex swimming pool

A 4-year-old boy drowned in a Lewisville apartment complex swimming pool Saturday night, according to Lewisville police and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Family members and paramedics attempted to revive Caleb Roye of Valley View, but it was too late, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10 p.m., according to police.

Lewisville Police Capt. Jay Powell said family members apparently lost track of the boy during a family gathering at the complex.

“It was just one of those cases where everyone thought someone else was watching him,” Powell said.

This is the fourth reported drowning in Denton County in two weeks.

Jaquis Jones, a 17-year-old Carrollton high school student, drowned near a boat slip at the Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville on June 8, and two 30-year-old Dallas men drowned in a Carrollton retention pond on the same day.

“We want to encourage people to wear life vests,” Powell said. “Life vests save lives.”

Powell also said it’s important that residents be aware of their surroundings, keep a close eye on their children and try not to swim beyond their ability.


Other reports

3800 block of Sonoma Drive — A man told police Saturday that his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son was responsible for bruises and scratches on her arm.

Earlier that day, police received a telephone call from a man who said that a friend had sent him text messages about being assaulted by her boyfriend, according to reports.

When an officer arrived at the location, he found that the girlfriend had multiple bruises and scratches on her right elbow, reports stated.

The boyfriend denied assaulting his girlfriend and told police it was likely her 3-year-old son caused the injuries, according to reports.

The girlfriend was not cooperative and stated that her boyfriend had allegedly assaulted her several hours earlier, according to the report. The case is still open, but the police officer arrested the boyfriend on a warrant issued in North Richland Hills, reports stated.

1800 Fort Worth Drive — A man reported that an employee burglarized his business Saturday, according to a police report.

The man reported that his employee allegedly stole $900 and the company van, according to the report.

No arrests were made at the time the report was filed and the case is still open, according to the report.

— John D. Harden