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Blotter: Man arrested after threatening bartender

A 37-year-old man was arrested Sunday after police said he drunkenly threatened a bartender.

When Denton police arrived at the Mellow Mushroom restaurant in the 200 block of East Hickory Street at approximately 8 p.m., the caller said an intoxicated man was refusing to leave and told a woman bar manager he would kill her, according to a police report. 

The man left the restaurant by the time police arrived, but another customer told officers the man was getting into a car across the street, the report said. When police approached the man, he became belligerent,  threatening officers and trying to fight, police said.

He was taken to jail and charged with public intoxication, obstruction and resisting arrest.

Other reports

2000 block of Westwood Drive — No arrests were made after a man told police his ex-partner pulled a gun on him Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the call at about 12:30 p.m. and talked to the 45-year-old victim. He told police he got into an argument with his ex when he went to pick up his child, according to a police report. 

The report said a gun was drawn during the exchange, but officers declined to make any arrests after looking at video footage.

3300 block of Country Club Road — Police are investigating the burglary of a vehicle and house that occurred early Sunday morning in a south Denton neighborhood.

Officers originally responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 2300 block of Bernard Street shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report. At the same time, a homeowner called to report a vehicle stolen.

Police confirmed the suspicious vehicle matched the description of the stolen vehicle and located it at a city park. Once the vehicle was processed as evidence, it was returned to the owner, who also said his or her home and another vehicle had been broken into.

 100 block of Woodrow Lane — A 28-year-old woman went to the Denton County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, where she said her husband stopped her from calling 911.

Officers spoke to the woman, who lives in the 3000 block of East McKinney Street, in the lobby of the sheriff's office before 6 p.m. She said her husband threatened her earlier that day, saying she "would be found dead," according to a police report.

When she tried to call 911, her husband took her phone and scratched her, she said. No arrests were made, but the case is pending.


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

Denton County Sheriff's Office dispatchers handled 2,431 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 95 people were booked into Denton County jail.

Denton firefighters responded to 73 medical calls, three vehicle crashes and one cooking fire.

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

Denton police posted 22 reports online.