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Blotter: Police dog locates fugitive

A police dog helped locate a man who fled from officers trying to serve an assault warrant Sunday afternoon.

According to a Denton police report, officers were dispatched to a Laundromat in the 700 block of Hercules Lane after a caller said there was a fugitive at the location. Officers drove to the area at about 1 p.m., but the 24-year-old suspect fled the scene before police could serve his outstanding warrant for assault causing bodily injury, a police report states.

Police pursued the man but eventually lost him until a police canine found him in a nearby backyard, according to the report.

The man was taken to Denton City Jail on a charge of evading arrest. He also was charged with the outstanding Denton County warrant.

Other reports

1000 block of Shady Oaks Drive — A Fastenal warehouse was burglarized early Sunday morning, but a Denton police report did not specify whether any items were stolen. 

According to the report, officers responded to the business after the burglar alarm sounded at about 6 a.m. They collected evidence from the scene, but no arrests were made. The report did not provide further information.

3400 block of Fall Meadow Street — Denton police did not make any arrests after apartment dwellers willingly surrendered an unspecified amount of controlled substances to officers on Sunday night, according to a police report.

Police responded to a call at the Autumn Ridge Apartments at about 11:30 p.m. After speaking with the residents, police said the residents agreed to surrender the controlled substances, which were not listed in the report.

Police collected evidence at the scene. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,299 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 100 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton firefighters responded to 66 medical calls, eight vehicle crashes, one building fire and one grass fire.

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

Denton police posted 16 reports online.