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Blotter: Man reports assault following argument with girlfriend

Man reports assault

A man’s argument with his girlfriend escalated into violence when the girlfriend’s relative assaulted him with a knife, the man told police.

The man reported on Monday morning that he was assaulted and attacked repeatedly in the 1500 block of South Loop 288 after getting into an argument with his girlfriend in a store, according to the police report.

The man made the report at the Denton Police Department and told police that he was punched several times by his girlfriend’s relative, according to the report. The man also told police that the relative held a knife to his throat.

Officers reported injuries to the man’s arm and throat. No arrests were made and the case is under investigation, according to the report.

Other reports

2400 block of West Hickory Street — A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday after he attempted to sell children’s books to a family by obtaining their banking information, according to a police report.

The family called police and officers arrested the man and charged him with solicitation without a permit and failure to identify. The man also had an outstanding warrant.

According to the report, the family told police the man knocked on their door stating he was selling books. The complainants allowed the suspect into their apartment to talk, but later the man requested money or banking information.

The family members told police that when they asked for the man’s information, he declined to give it to them. They asked the man to leave, and he did without incident. Officers located the man and arrested him.

1900 block of Virginia Circle — A man reported Monday morning that someone smashed the windshield and a side window of his vehicle and took some items from inside, according to a police report. The man had no suspect or witness information. The case is under investigation.


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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 591 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 41 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 187 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 15 reports online.

Denton firefighters assisted three invalids and police or another governmental agency and responded to 20 medical calls, two vehicle accidents and one smoke scare.

Argyle firefighters responded to one domestic disturbance and one medical call. Argyle police conducted two building checks.

Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls and one smoke investigation. Aubrey police conducted one building check, assisted one motorist and responded to five traffic calls.

Bartonville police responded to one traffic call, three traffic complaints and officers assisted one agency twice.

Corinth police responded to one structure fire, one noise complaint, 10 traffic calls, three reckless drivers, one medical call and one disturbance.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call. Double Oak police responded to one disturbance, one missing person, three traffic calls and one vacation watch.

Hickory Creek police responded to one harassment call, two traffic incidents and one abandoned vehicle.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police responded to one traffic call.

Krum police responded to one criminal mischief report, one missing person, one motorist assist, two traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one fire alarm, two falls, one structure fire, three medical calls and one vehicle unlock.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one fire alarm, three medical calls, one structure fire and one traffic incident. Little Elm police responded to one assault, four disturbances, one fight, one missing person call, three prisoner transfers, two thefts and one terroristic threat.

Northeast police assisted one motorist and responded to one suspicious activity call, two thefts and three traffic incidents.

Northlake police responded to one reckless driver and two traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one fall, one smoke investigation and one vehicle unlock. Oak Point police responded to one smoke investigation, two ordinance violations, three traffic calls, one traffic complaint and one vehicle unlock.

Ponder police responded to one forgery report and one theft.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to three traffic calls, 10 requests for patrols and one building alarm.

Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls and one traffic incident. Sanger police responded to one open-door call, five traffic calls and one medical call.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two fire alarms and one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to 23 building checks, one missing person, five ordinance violations, six traffic calls and two traffic complaints.

— John D. Harden