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Blotter: Mom disappears after leaving kids with sitter

A mother reportedly dropped off her three children with a baby sitter more than a week ago and never returned, according to a police report.

According to the report, the baby sitter got in touch with family members of the children, who have been caring for the youngsters for at least a week.

Police were dispatched to a family member’s home Sunday night in the 1800 block of Wayne Street to make the police report. Child Protective Services was contacted and an information report was completed.

The family members told police they did not believe the mother was in any danger but added that she’s avoided their phone calls. The case is still open.

Other reports

1700 block of Woodbrook Street — A man was arrested Monday and charged with marijuana possession after an officer initiated a traffic stop because the man’s vehicle had expired registration and unconfirmed insurance, according to a police report.

During the traffic stop, the officer detected the odor of marijuana from the vehicle, according to the report.

The officer conducted a probable cause search of the driver and vehicle. The driver reportedly admitted to possession of marijuana, the report stated, and officers located a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle where the driver said it would be found.

1102 block of Vine Street — A young woman called police early Sunday night after her 19-year-old friend told her she feared for her life because of a domestic disturbance, according to a police report.

According to the report, the 19-year-old said she “felt danger at home,” and the caller said she believed it was in reference to an argument between her friend and her friend’s mother.

The mother was arrested and charged with assault when she attempted to physically discipline her daughter, according to the police report.

The case is still open.


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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 1,909 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 105 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 701 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 15 reports online. Denton firefighters responded to 61 medical calls, one gas leak, two traffic accidents, one building fire and two trash fires.

Argyle firefighters responded to one fire alarm and three medical calls. Argyle police conducted seven building checks, two motorists assist, 15 traffic calls and two ordinance violations.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one assault, nine medical calls, three fires, one smoke investigation and two traffic incidents. Aubrey police conducted one building check, two reckless drivers, 24 traffic incidents and one medical call.

Bartonville police assisted another agency twice, responded to one open door and nine traffic incidents.

Corinth police responded to one burglary, two disturbances, one domestic disturbance, one intoxicated person, one report of loose livestock, one missing person, three motorist assists, two open doors, two reckless drivers, one theft, six traffic complaints, two welfare concerns and 56 traffic-related calls.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one domestic disturbance, one harassment call, 18 traffic incidents and one welfare concern. Double Oak police responded to one courtesy escort and nine traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police responded to one disturbance, 55 traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical alarm, one grass fire, one illegal burn and one traffic call. Justin police responded to five traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Krum firefighters responded to one assault and one medical call. Krum police responded to one harassment call, one open door, one reckless driver and one criminal trespass.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to 10 medical calls, one smoke investigation and three traffic incidents.

Little Elm firefighters responded to six medical calls and two traffic incidents. Little Elm police responded to one auto theft, 16 building checks, 10 close patrols, five disturbances, two intoxicated people, six noise complaints, three ordinance violations, one prisoner transfer, two reckless drivers, 55 traffic calls and seven suspicious vehicles.

Northeast police responded to one assault, one open door, two medical calls, 40 traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.

Northlake police responded to one domestic disturbance, one motorist complaint, one medical call and 40 traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one burglary call, one indecent exposure and two domestic disturbances.

Ponder firefighters responded to one assault. Ponder police assisted one agency and responded to two assaults, one harassment, two suspicious people and nine traffic calls.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one assault, four medical calls and one traffic incident. Pilot Point police responded to one fight, one prowler, two motorist assists, one suspicious person and 34 traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls and one vehicle unlock. Sanger police responded to one auto theft, one burglary, two criminal mischief calls, five disturbances, one harassment, one noise complaint, one open door, one ordinance violation, two reckless drivers, four thefts, 28 traffic calls and one medical call.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one fire alarm, one electrical fire, one grass fire, one odor investigation and one traffic incident. Trophy Club police assisted an agency and responded to 24 building checks, one criminal mischief call, one disturbance, one report of gun shots, one noise complaint, 28 ordinance violations, one reckless driver, 20 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

— John D. Harden