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Blotter: Son charged after hurting mom, breaking TV

Denton police arrested a 22-year-old man on charges he assaulted his mom early Tuesday and broke a television.

Officers who responded to the residence in the 1000 block of Wilson Street noticed the 52-year-old woman’s wrist was swollen.

Officer Orlando Hinojosa, spokesman for Denton police, said it was unclear how the woman’s wrist was hurt but said officers determined her son had caused the injury. She did not seek medical help.

“During an argument, the son hurt her wrist before he threw something at a television, causing it to break,” Hinojosa said.

The son was charged with assault causing bodily injury/family violence and criminal mischief more than $50 less than $500.

Other reports

2000 block of Burning Tree Lane — A 41-year-old man reported his tools were taken after someone broke into his trailer.

The man told police the burglary took place sometime between 8 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The missing tools, records show, are worth more than $3,000.

500 block of Ridgecrest Street — A 78-year-old woman was a victim of fraud recently, according to a Denton police report.

After 3 p.m. Tuesday, the woman told police that she was contacted by a person claiming to be her grandson.

Reports show the caller needed $1,800 to get out of jail in the Dominican Republic and the elderly woman paid the money.


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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 648 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve and 33 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 250 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 20 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 25 medical calls and one electrical wiring equipment problem.

— Megan Gray