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Blotter: Police find drugs, weapons after pulling over vehicle

A 30-year old man from The Colony is in Denton County Jail on a $268,000 bond after police pulled him over because his license plate light was out and found numerous weapons and drugs in his vehicle, according to jail records.

Lt. Darren Brockway of The Colony police said the suspect is a convicted felon and is not allowed to have firearms in his possession. Brockway said one of the guns was listed as stolen.

According to police reports, an officer attempted to pull the vehicle over for several blocks, but the man would not stop until the officer got on his car’s PA system and ordered him to pull over.

Police said they could see pieces of a “crystal-like rock” in plain view in the driver’s seat and in a clear plastic bag on the console. Police said the 30-year-old man told the officer it was meth.

Marijuana was also found inside the vehicle, according to the arrest report.

The man was charged with evading arrest, theft of a firearm, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance Penalty Group 1, possession of controlled substance Penalty Group 3 and five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Brockway said the man’s wife, a passenger in the vehicle, was also arrested on outstanding warrants. She was later charged with failure to identify after she lied about her name all the way to the jail, he said.

Other reports

2200 block of North Carroll Boulevard — Denton police arrested a 20-year-old man at the North Texas Fairgrounds shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.

According to a police report, an officer was flagged down by a large group of people who said a man was assaulting another man behind a concession stand.

Police said they observed a large 20-year-old man assaulting a smaller 19-year-old man. The larger man was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury and with resisting arrest and evading arrest.

2400 block of Bowling Green Drive — Denton police and city animal control officers seized 36 dogs and one bird from a residence in the North Lakes subdivision Thursday morning. According to reports, the officers responded at 8:24 a.m.

Officer Ryan Grelle, department spokesman, said no charges have been filed and the case is under investigation.


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 748 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-seven people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 300 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 29 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to one chemical spill or leak and 15 medical calls and assisted two agencies.

— Megan Gray-Hatfield