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Blotter: Report: Traffic stop leads to arrest

An inactive headlight led to an arrest of a North Carolina man Wednesday.

While a Denton police officer was conducting a stationary vehicle patrol at the corner of Teasley and Londonderry lanes, the officer saw a blue Chevrolet Impala turning from Londonderry onto Teasley with the passenger-side headlight out, according to police reports.

The officer followed the car to a nearby bar and approached the driver to let him know his headlight was out, the officer reported.

Dispatchers advised the officer that the vehicle’s plate returned with a warrant hit.

The driver identified himself to the officer with a North Carolina driver’s license and the name on the license was the same name as on the warrant on the vehicles’ plates, according to the police report.

The officer also noticed a girl sitting in the passenger seat who, when questioned, said she was 16, he noted in his report.

The driver was arrested on outstanding warrants related to traffic violations, failure to appear in court and possession of drug paraphernalia from cities south of Denton County, according to police reports.


Other reports

1100 Block of Teasley Lane Numerous construction items were reported missing from a construction site, according to a Denton police report.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 799 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-four people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 294 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 24 reports online.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, one water main break and one carbon monoxide call. Police responded to seven traffic calls and four building checks.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one animal bite attack, one citizen assist and one medical call. Police responded to four traffic calls, one close patrol, one motorist assist, one funeral escort and one report of a suspicious vehicle.

Bartonville police responded to one 911 hang-up call, one follow-up investigation, one domestic disturbance and two administrative duty calls.

Corinth police responded to 47 traffic reports, one abandoned vehicle and one intoxicated person.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one alarm fire. Police responded to one 911 hang-up call and six traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police responded to one ordinance violation, 29 traffic calls and one road blockage hazard.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls and an odor investigation. Police responded to a domestic disturbance, a theft report and a warrant service.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one inspection, one odor investigation and a traffic transport incident. Police responded to a criminal trespass report, a structure fire, four follow-up investigations and one report of an open door.

Krugerville police responded to two close patrols, one funeral escort, one report of a suspicious vehicle and one walk-through call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two alarm fires, five medical calls, one vehicle fire and one traffic transport incident.

Little Elm firefighters responded to five medical calls, one carbon monoxide alarm, one alarm fire and one citizen assist. Police responded to six calls for reckless drivers, two reports of an intoxicated person and one juvenile complaint.

Northlake police responded to 12 traffic calls.

Oak Point police responded to one report of suspicious activity.

Ponder firefighters responded to three medical calls. Police responded to two agency assists, two follow-up investigations and one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls, one vehicle unlock and one welfare concern call. Police responded to three close patrols and one missing person.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call, one grass fire and one controlled burn. Police responded to six motorist assists and one criminal mischief report.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to an inspection, one citizen assist and one alarm fire. Police responded to 13 ordinance violations, eight traffic calls and two reports of a suspicious vehicle.

— Bj Lewis