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Blotter: Agencies investigate fifth ‘suspicious’ fire in Frisco

An arson investigation is underway in Frisco after firefighters responded to the city’s fifth fire in the same neighborhood in two months.

Firefighters were called to the fire at a residence in the 600 block of Burr Oak Drive at 3:35 a.m. Thursday morning, according to reports. The fire, near the back of the house, was quickly extinguished, city officials said.

No one was hurt and the house had only minor damage.

The fire is the fifth labeled by fire investigators as “suspicious” in the neighborhood since May 20. Over the weekend, firefighters responded to a blaze at a house listed for sale in the 700 block of Burr Oak. A cause for that fire has not been determined, officials said.

Investigators said at least three previous fires in the same neighborhood were intentionally set. Two of the three previous fires involved houses under construction in the 12000 block of Viola Drive. The third neighborhood fire involved a vehicle in the 700 block of Talon Drive.

The Denton Fire Department, Frisco police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are assisting with the investigation.

Dana Baird, spokeswoman for the city, said residents can report suspicious activity by calling 972-292-6010 or 911.

Anonymous tips to the Frisco Police Department can be made by texting FRISCOPD with the tip to 847411 (tip411).


Other reports

900 block of Pockrus Page Road — A 911 call placed by a crying woman led Denton police to a residence Wednesday. Records show that the return call from dispatch was answered by a man, who gave the address.

The dispatcher then heard him speak to the woman and tell her that he was going to get arrested, police said. The man left prior to officers’ arrival. The woman alleged she had been assaulted and choked and that the man had held a knife to her throat, reports state.

2500 block Stockbridge Road — A 34-year-old woman was taken into custody by Denton police after she allegedly stabbed her husband, police said.

When officers arrived at the couple’s apartment at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, they found that the husband, 34, had been stabbed multiple times, reports state.

The woman was charged with aggravated assault family violence-serious bodily injury, reports state. Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the department, said the man was stabbed in the side and is in the hospital. No further information about his condition was available.



From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 783 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-five people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 277 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 25 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 22 medical calls, two oil or flammable liquid spills and two vehicle accidents and assisted one agency.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, one stab/gunshot and one traffic incident. Argyle police responded to one domestic disturbance, three suspicious activity calls, one animal complaint and seven traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one grass fire and two medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one road blockage and 13 traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one noise complaint, two road blockages, one suspicious activity call, 22 traffic calls and seven animal complaints.

Double Oak police responded to two theft reports, eight traffic calls, one traffic incident and two suspicious vehicles.

Hickory Creek police responded to one criminal trespass, one fireworks complaint, two suspicious vehicles and 13 traffic calls and assisted two agencies.

Justin firefighters responded to one structure fire and two medical calls. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one disturbance call, one reckless driver, one road blockage and one medical call.

Krum police assisted one agency and responded to two ordinance violations, nine traffic calls and two animal complaints.

Krugerville police responded to five traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to seven medical calls and one structure fire.

Lewisville police made 17 arrests. Lewisville firefighters responded to one structure fire.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one structure fire, two medical calls and one traffic incident. Little Elm police responded to two Child Protective Services referrals, one criminal trespass call, two narcotics calls, one reckless driver, one terroristic threat report, 16 traffic calls, one welfare concern, three traffic incidents, three animal complaints and two disturbance calls.

Northlake police assisted two agencies and responded to one reckless driver, one theft report, 10 traffic calls, one traffic incident and one welfare concern.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one grass fire. Oak Point police responded to one animal complaint and one traffic call.

Ponder police responded to two traffic calls.

Pilot Point police responded to one traffic call.

Sanger police assisted one motorist and responded to one harassment complaint, one reckless driver, one road blockage, one traffic call and one theft.

The Colony firefighters responded to two medical calls, one vehicle accident and assisted one agency.

Trophy Club police responded to one Child Protective Services referral, one disturbance call, one report of gunshots heard, one ordinance violation, nine suspicious activity calls, three animal complaints and seven traffic calls.

— Megan Gray

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