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Blotter: Mother chokes 10-year-old daughter in hospital

Police responded to a report Thursday of a female patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton choking her 10-year-old daughter.

Hospital staff intervened and separated the two before reporting the incident, according to the report. The mother left the hospital against medical advice before police arrived, the report said. 

No arrests were made.

Other reports

2500 block of Bowling Green Street — A Denton police officer discovered an 80-year-old woman's house was broken into Thursday after responding to a call reporting a suspicious person in a neighborhood, according to a police report.

The report said someone was home at the time of the burglary, but it did not specify whether anything was taken. No arrests were made.

1900 block of Cordell Street — A man and woman arrived at their home Thursday to find all of their belongings were placed on the curb by the landlord, according to a police report.

The two victims — a 37-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man — filed a report for criminal mischief, but no arrests have been made.

700 block of South Interstate 35E —A woman told police Thursday she was assaulted by another woman in the Applebee's parking lot in Denton, according to a police report.

Officers did not make any arrests when they contacted the 21-year-old victim, the report said. The report did not provide further details.

2800 block of South Mayhill Road — An 18-year-old Coppell man said he blocked a punch from a man trying to assault him Thursday at Mayhill Hospital, which treats psychiatric patients.

The man said the suspect punched him in the back before police arrived about 10 a.m. No arrests were made. It's unclear whether police contacted the alleged suspect in person.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 996 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 33 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton police handled 168 calls for service and made 7 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, three vehicle crashes and one person in distress.