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Blotter: Man pulled over for speeding ends up in jail

Denton police pulled over a 43-year-old man for speeding and ended up taking him to jail Tuesday.

According to reports, police said the man’s vehicle was clocked at 57 mph where the speed limit is set at 45 near University Drive and Loop 288.

Police said the officer asked for the man’s driver’s license and proof of insurance. A computer check showed his license was under suspension.

Reports show the man was placed under arrest and charged with driving without a license.

Police said the vehicle was towed, and the passenger in the vehicle was given a courtesy ride to the police lobby to wait for another ride.

Other reports

1500 block of Canary Drive — A 20-year-old woman in Paloma Creek reported to a sheriff’s deputy over the weekend that she continues to be harassed by an ex-boyfriend.

According to reports, the woman told the deputy her ex-boyfriend was creating online accounts under her name and sending rude and harmful messages to her family and friends.

Sheriff’s officials said the woman alleged she has already asked him to stop harassing her and he continues to do so.

3900 block of Montecito Road — An elderly woman reported that someone took rings from her residence without permission, according to Denton police reports.

Records show the three rings, valued at more than $1,500, went missing sometime between July 4 and July 22.


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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 863 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-four people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 318 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 29 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 25 medical calls, one unauthorized fire, one fire call and one motor vehicle accident and assisted one agency.

— Megan Gray-Hatfield