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Blotter: Denton police look for suspect in sexual assaults near UNT campus

Denton police are investigating a string of sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults near the northwest side of the University of North Texas campus, according to an official notice sent to university faculty, staff and students. 

Denton police have not been able to confirm the number of incidents or whether victims were injured in the sexual assaults. The victims do not know the suspect, who had entered the victims' residences, according to the university's notice. 

The most recent incident occurred at about 4 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment in the 2300 block of West Hickory Street, according to Denton police.  The female victim woke up to find a man on top of her, and then he fled her apartment, Denton police Lt. Chris Summitt said. 

"We're deploying every investigative resource we have," Summitt said. "It is the top priority for our major crimes unit."

No arrests have been made. 

Other reports 

1600 block of East McKinney Street — A man said his wife was "going crazy" and injured him early Thursday at an apartment before police arrested the 50-year-old woman on an assault charge, according to a police report.

The man, 43, told dispatchers at about 2 a.m. that his wife had scratched him "all up." The man gave police his wife's name, and said he would be waiting for responding officers outside by his truck.

Police said the man had visible injuries when they arrived. His wife was taken to Denton City Jail.

2600 block of West Oak Street — A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning after his girlfriend said he assaulted her at his residence at the Uptown apartments.

Police said the woman suffered a bump on her forehead and a cut lip, as well as abrasions on her chin, elbow and hand. She was also hemorrhaging from her eyes, according to the police report.

The 22-year-old woman said the fight started at the suspect's apartment, where he punched, choked and kicked her, according to the report.

Officers received the disturbance call at about 7 a.m. and later contacted the woman at her apartment in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street. The suspect was at the woman's apartment when police arrived, the report said.

Police spoke with the couple and eventually arrested the man on a charge of assault causing bodily injury. The man also had an outstanding Denton police warrant for disturbing the peace.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 1,104 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 51 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton firefighters responded to 34 medical calls and two structure fires.

Denton police posted 22 reports online.