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Blotter: Food truck catches fire at community market

A food truck caught fire at the southeast corner of the Denton Community Market on Saturday morning, officials said.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said the call came in at 10:24 a.m. and the fire was put out quickly.

The truck, he said, was in the parking lot near Sycamore Street when the generator on the truck caught fire.

The unit was attached to the rear of the vehicle and had just been repaired, Hedges said.

Everyone was able to get out safely and there were no reports of injuries.

Hedges said the generator was a total loss, while the truck had some minor damage.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.


Other reports

4900 block of South Interstate 35E — Denton police obtained an at-large warrant Friday after a man obstructed a roadway, police said. A call about a suspicious vehicle blocking the service road came in shortly after 3 a.m. Friday, reports stated.

During the investigation, the responding officer determined that the driver of the vehicle, a 67-year-old man, was intoxicated.

The man was arrested and brought to jail, police said. While at the jail, the driver began having chest pains and was transported and admitted to Denton Regional Medical Center for treatment.

A warrant was issued on a charge of obstructing a highway or other passageway and a citation was issued for public intoxication, police said.

2600 block of Old Denton Road — Carrollton police took a robbery suspect into custody Saturday afternoon.

The suspect, police said, was a bank robbery suspect who fled the scene in a black Dodge pickup.

Officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle and followed it until the truck crashed into several vehicles parked in a restaurant parking lot in the 2600 block of North Josey Lane. The suspect, police said, then fled on foot and entered a retail store behind the restaurant.

The store was evacuated by police before they caught the suspect and brought him to the city jail.

No injuries were reported and what, if anything, was taken has yet to be determined, police said.



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

Seventy-five people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

Denton police posted 23 reports online.

From Sunday through Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 68 calls for service, one report, two escorts and 25 moving violations and made two arrests.

From Sunday through Thursday:

University of North Texas police responded to one medical call, made two public intoxication arrests, issued one citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, issued one citation for consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and issued one citation for public urination. Police arrested one suspect for failure to identify and driving while an invalid license and with expired motor vehicle insurance, responded to one vehicle striking a fence, made one driving while intoxicated arrest and assisted one outside agency with a K-9 unit.

— Megan Gray