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Blotter: Woman tracks alleged abuser back to scene of assault

A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police said he assaulted his girlfriend in her apartment in the 400 block of Bryan Street, fled the scene and later returned to the residence.

The woman, 21, said her boyfriend took her car, phone and wallet following a physical altercation, according to a police report. When police arrived at the Springhill Apartments about 9 a.m., they noticed a knot on the side of the woman's forehead near her eye, the report said. The suspect had already fled the scene.

After the responding officers left the apartment, the victim called police again, saying she was tracking his phone. She said it showed him driving back to her apartment, where officers eventually returned and arrested him on a charge of assault causing bodily injury.

Other reports

1800 block of South Loop 288 — A woman on Tuesday said her ex-boyfriend became angry with her and twisted her arm to prevent her from calling police, according to a police report.

The 22-year-old woman said she and the suspect had been in a relationship for two years and it just ended a month ago. She told police that the suspect became angry because he felt she lied to him, according to the report.

He allegedly grabbed her arm and twisted it when she tried to call 911. She was able to complete the call before dropping the phone, but the suspect fled when the 911 dispatcher answered, the report said.

No arrests were made.

600 block of North Ruddell Street — A 24-year-old woman made a harassment report to police on Sunday after she said someone she knew called her 30 times in 20 minutes.

The report did not identify the alleged suspect. The woman said the suspect was calling her repeatedly and called an additional 16 times while on the phone with Denton police dispatch, the report said. The woman told police he had been threatening to "shoot up" her home.

She told police the suspect didn't live in Denton, but she said the suspect was going to get some relatives to complete the task.

1200 block of Peak Street — A 51-year-old woman said she noticed items were missing from her home on Tuesday after she saw her neighbor leaving the residence, according to a police report.

Police spoke with the neighbor, who denied entering the house. Police filed a burglary report, but no arrests were made.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,040 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 33 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton police handled 156 calls for service and made 17 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 45 medical calls, three vehicle accidents and one sprinkler activation.

From Saturday to Wednesday:

Denton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 385 calls involving fireworks and nine shots heard calls.