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Blotter: Police chase man believed to be intoxicated

A report of an intoxicated man sent Denton police on a chase Saturday afternoon along Interstate 35E.

At about 2:50 p.m., an officer responded to the disturbance in the 700 block of South Interstate 35E but could not determine that the man was intoxicated. The man’s girlfriend told police that he had become psychotic, according to the report.

After things quieted down, the man attempted to jump into the back of a moving vehicle and injured himself. According to the report, the man had cut his left hand on an unknown object.

Police detained the man, believing it was best for his safety, but while waiting for the ambulance, the man took off running through traffic across Teasley Lane and then across the freeway.

Police caught the man in the 1700 block of Westminster Drive at 3:52 p.m., according to the police report. He was arrested and booked into the city jail on a charge of evading arrest and/or detention.

Other reports

1200 block of Loop 288 — Denton police responded to a call from a store manager in the 1200 block of Loop 288 at about 1 p.m. Saturday after the manager overheard an employee telling another employee about killing people for money.

Another manager questioned whether the employee was mentally unstable, as he had been seen cutting off the heads of mice captured in the store, according to the police report. The officer took reports for terroristic threat and cruelty to animals. An investigation is ongoing.

1800 block of Crescent Street — Denton police arrested a 36-year-old woman after responding to a domestic disturbance call about 11 p.m. Saturday.

The woman told police that she and her mother were in an argument. The woman said her mother didn’t live there but wouldn’t leave the house, according to the police report. The woman was booked on a charge of assault causing bodily injury, family violence.

900 block of West Congress Street — A 30-year-old Denton man called police after arriving home to find the back door of his house open at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. He told officers that he did not want to go into the house after the discovery.

Not only did the officers find that the door had been forced open but they also worked with the occupant to determine what was missing from the house, according to the police report. The investigation is ongoing.


A total of 24 people were booked into the Denton County jail Saturday. As of Sunday morning, 18 people were being held in the city of Denton jail.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

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.