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Blotter: Police arrest local man on deadly conduct charge

A Denton man was arrested on a charge of deadly conduct in connection with gas leaks in his home after allegedly threatening to hurt his roommates, according to a Denton police report.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call in the 3700 block of North Elm Street where the caller, who is the apartment manager, stated that a tenant told her that his roommate was intoxicated and had threatened to kill him. The manager told officers that it was the same man they had been called out for the night before, the report stated.

The roommate told officers he was afraid to go inside the house because of the suspect’s threat. After talking to everyone at the scene, officers discovered that the suspect had turned on the gas utilities inside of the home earlier that day and left them running, the report stated.

A female roommate also told officers that she woke up to the smell of gas inside the home again later that morning. The gas company had already been to the location and stated that everything was fine on their end, according to the report.

The woman said that when she got up to look, she found that all the stove burners were on without a flame, the hot water heater pilot light had been blown out and gas was leaking into the home, the report stated.

Officers arrested the suspect on a charge of deadly conduct.


Other reports

3200 block of Andalusian Drive — A caller reported that her husband had assaulted her son. Responding officers determined that the suspect did shove the victim, but the suspect claimed it was in self-defense. A report was taken and the parties were separated for the night, according to the report.

1900 block of Canyon Court — A woman told police that she had been scammed out of $3,200 after being told their grandson was stranded in Mexico.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 2,174 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, including 364 calls for sheriff’s deputies. A total of 82 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 741 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 41 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 72 medical calls, three motor vehicle accidents with injuries, two police matters, four outside rubbish fires, five calls to assist an invalid, two false alarms, one oil spill, one motor vehicle accident with no injuries and one authorized controlled burn.

Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls, one carbon monoxide call, one inspection and one traffic incident. Argyle police responded to 134 calls including 24 building checks and three calls for suspicious activity.

Aubrey firefighters responded to 11 medical calls, one carbon monoxide call and one traffic incident. Aubrey police responded to 72 calls including three motorist assists, one domestic disturbance and 31 traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to 22 calls including 10 traffic calls and one disturbance.

Corinth police responded to 490 calls including 77 traffic calls, six vehicle complaints, two 911 hang-ups and one call for gun shots heard.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide call. Double Oak police responded to 46 calls including 22 traffic calls, three close patrols and one suspicious vehicle.

Hickory Creek police responded to 89 calls including five reports of a suspicious vehicle, two reports of a burglary in progress and three ordinance violations.

Justin firefighters responded to three medical calls and one grass fire.

Krum firefighters responded to five medical calls, three structure fires and one vehicle unlock. Krum police responded to 41 calls including two ordinance violations, one gas drive off and one report of harassment.

Krugerville police responded to 19 calls including one domestic disturbance and 12 traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to eight medical calls and one water main break.

Little Elm firefighters responded to 16 medical calls, two alarm fires, one citizen assist and two inspections. Little Elm police responded to 172 calls including 30 traffic calls, three reports of a suspicious person, four reckless drivers and one prisoner transfer.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one illegal burn. Oak Point police responded to 57 calls including one audible alarm, one noise complaint and seven ordinance violations.

Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls and three structure fires. Ponder police responded to 25 calls including 12 traffic calls, one road hazard and seven close patrols.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four medical calls, three calls for citizen assists, one disturbance, one illegal burn, one suicide attempt, one traffic incident and one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police responded to 53 calls including five traffic calls, one vehicle complaint and one report of a missing person.

Sanger firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one citizen assist, one structure fire, one vehicle fire and one traffic incident. Sanger police responded to 68 calls including six reports of a suspicious person, six reports of a suspicious vehicle and 13 traffic calls.

— Bj Lewis