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Blotter: Broken tooth leads to assault investigation

A medical professional in the 2200 block of South Loop 288 called police Monday morning after a patient entered his office with visible signs of abuse, according to a police report.

The caller told police that the patient had been assaulted but that she had not made a report to police, according to the report.

When officers interviewed the woman, she told police that she had been attacked by her boyfriend the night before and that he broke one of her teeth, according to the report.

The woman told police that the damaged tooth required dental work. The case is under investigation.

Other reports

700 block of North Elm Street — An officer pulled a vehicle over early Monday afternoon after the motorist’s license plate was flagged as having an outstanding warrant, according to a police report. When the officer approached to speak to the driver, he reported that there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

The driver was arrested on the warrant and the officer then conducted a search of the vehicle.

Under the steering column, the officer found a plastic baggie that contained 20 pills believed to be a controlled substance, according to the police report.

The man was also charged with possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 3.

300 block of South Wood Street — An afternoon at a park ended with one man arrested and two others receiving citations for drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol.

Officers had approached a parked vehicle at Phoenix Park where three men were sitting at about 2 p.m. Monday. A K-9 unit was brought in to assist the officers, and the dog gave a positive alert on the car and one of the men, according to the police report.

Officers recovered drug paraphernalia from inside the vehicle and on one of the men, the report states. One man received two citations.

Another man was released without charges. A third man was arrested after refusing to sign a citation for possession of alcohol in a city park.


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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 732 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, with 49 people booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police responded to 306 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 36 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 14 medical calls, one Dumpster fire, one grass fire and two vehicle accidents.

Argyle firefighters handled one structure fire and two medical calls. Argyle police conducted two building checks, two motorist assists and 18 traffic stops.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one structure fire and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police responded to five traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Bartonville police responded to seven traffic calls and one solicitor complaint.

Corinth police conducted 33 special patrols, responded to one reckless driver and handled 32 traffic calls.

Double Oak police responded to one criminal mischief report and 12 traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police responded to one auto theft report, one forgery/fraud, three road blockage hazards and 14 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters responded to one grass fire, one structure fire and one medical call. Justin police responded to one assault report and one traffic call.

Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls. Krum police responded to one fireworks complaint, one report of a terroristic threat, three traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm fire, three medical calls, one traffic incident and one vehicle unlock.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls, one fall and one structure fire. Little Elm police responded to five building checks, one fall, one harassment report, seven ordinance violations, one road blockage hazard, 12 traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one vehicle complaint.

Northeast police responded to eight traffic calls and one courtesy escort.

Northlake police responded to one road blockage hazard, 12 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one fire alarm. Oak Point police responded to one abandoned vehicle, one prowler, one reckless driver and three traffic calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call and one fire alarm. Ponder police responded to one medical call and one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to one disturbance and one traffic call.

Sanger firefighters responded to five medical calls. Sanger police responded to one auto theft report, three medical calls and three traffic calls.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one fire alarm and one fall. Trophy Club police responded to 19 building checks, one burglary-in-progress call, one fall, two noise complaints, two ordinance violations, 20 special patrols, five traffic stops and three welfare concern checks.

— John D. Harden

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