What started as a traffic stop by a state trooper led to a roadway pursuit Tuesday night.
Lonny Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the traffic stop began on FM2164 between Denton and Sanger at 7 :38 p.m.
Haschel said a state trooper followed a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt south toward Denton.
“After turning a couple of city streets, the vehicle defrayed its tires when he hit a curb on the intersection of Hinkle and Magnolia,” Haschel said.
At that time, officials said the suspect — a 47-year-old man — and two passengers hopped out of the vehicle and ran on foot.
Haschel said the driver had outstanding parole warrants and they believe that’s why he ran.
By about 8 p.m., the driver and both passengers had been found, he said.
The driver was charged with evading arrest, along with parole violations, officials said.
100 block of Pear Tree Place — A 37-year-old man told police someone went into his garage and took several of his belongings between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday, Denton police reports show.
A list items taken and the value of the missing property were not included in the police report.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 829 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-nine people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police responded to 315 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 16 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to one chemical hazard — no spill or leak, one kitchen fire, two motor vehicle accidents, 19 medical calls, three good intent calls and two public service calls.
Argyle firefighters responded to three medical calls and assisted one citizen. Argyle police assisted one agency and responded to two suspicious activity calls and 13 traffic calls.
Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls and assisted one citizen. Aubrey police responded to one missing person call, one suspicious activity call, 16 traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one welfare concern.
Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to two traffic calls and one medical call.
Corinth police assisted four agencies and responded to two disturbance calls, one indecent exposure call, one suspicious activity call, one theft report, 16 traffic calls, one welfare concern, two traffic transport incidents and seven animal complaints.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police responded to three traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police responded to one burglary, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance call, one roadblock, 10 traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.
Justin firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic transport incident. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to two traffic calls.
Krum firefighters responded to one smoke investigation. Krum police responded to one suspicious activity call, six traffic calls and one smoke investigation.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one assault or sexual assault, two traffic transport incidents, one water main break and one odor investigation.
Lewisville police made nine arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to three medical calls and two traffic transport incidents. Little Elm police assisted one agency, responded to one assault, one burglary, one criminal trespass call, two disturbance calls, one missing person, four noise complaints, two suspicious activity calls, two thefts, 18 traffic calls, three welfare concerns, five traffic transport incidents and one animal complaint.
North East police responded to eight traffic calls, one welfare concern, one animal complaint, one traffic transport incident and one suspicious activity call.
Northlake police responded to one indecent exposure call, one ordinance violation, one theft report, 19 traffic calls and one animal complaint.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one smoke investigation, one medical call, one noise complaint and two traffic calls.
Ponder police responded to one traffic call.
Pilot Point police responded to one odor investigation and one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to two terroristic threat reports and four traffic calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call, one traffic transport incident. Sanger police responded to one assault, one disturbance call, one harassment report, two reckless drivers, five traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and one animal complaint.
The Colony firefighters responded to four medical calls, one vehicle fire, one odor removal and assisted three agencies.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one downed power line, assisted one citizen and responded to two medical calls. Trophy Club police responded to one animal complaint, one traffic transport incident, three traffic calls and assisted two motorists.
— 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.