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Blotter: Traffic stop leads to arrests

A routine traffic stop for an expired registration sticker resulted in the arrests of two men Friday night.

When the Denton police officer made the stop off South Loop 288, she reported smelling what she believed to be marijuana smoke inside the vehicle.

The officer ran checks on both the driver and passenger, and the passenger had outstanding warrants, according to a police report. During the passenger’s arrest, police reported finding two cans of beer next to the passenger seat. The cans — one half empty and one almost full — were both cold, according to the report.

Police said the passenger admitted that one of the beers belonged to him and the driver said the other was his. When the passenger got out of the vehicle, the officer observed he had a work ID along with white ashes in his lap.

After conducting a probable cause search, a small, clear plastic bag containing marijuana was discovered between the driver’s seat and the center console, along with a small marijuana cigarette, the report stated. The officer also found a cigarette box in the vehicle glove box containing money and another marijuana cigarette, the report stated.

The driver and passenger were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and open alcohol containers in a vehicle, and the passenger was also brought in on the outstanding warrants, police said.


Other reports

100 block of Locust Street — A 24-year-old woman being treated at a Denton hospital Friday morning told police she had been assaulted around 1:30 a.m. on Locust Street near a bar and a bookstore. The victim suffered abrasions in the incident, according to a police report.

5000 block of Par Drive — A 31-year-old woman allegedly punched her boyfriend Friday night, leaving the 26-year-old man with a swollen face, according to a police report. The woman was charged with family violence assault causing bodily injury.



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

Sixty-nine people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police posted 26 reports online.

From June 16 through Saturday, Texas Woman’s University police responded to 46 calls for service, made five reports, conducted two escorts and reported 18 moving violations.

From June 16 through Thursday, University of North Texas police responded to one smoke investigation, one call about urination in public, one theft/credit card abuse report, two driving while license invalid stops and one burglary of a building. Officers made arrests in three driving while intoxicated cases, one possession of marijuana case, one driving while intoxicated/possession of drug paraphernalia case and on one outside warrant.

— Megan Gray