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Blotter: Two arrested at Studio 6 motel on drug charges, warrants

A man and woman were sitting in an old white van at 3 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a Studio 6 motel when a Denton police officer wondered what they were doing, according to a police report. 

The woman, Sandra Pickel, and the man, Folarin Marbury, were later arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, as well as multiple active warrants. Pickel is 53 years old, while Marbury is 46. 

The officer had been patrolling near the motel in the 700 block of Fort Worth Drive. Denton police say the motel is a known high-crime area, and Denton police actively patrol the parking lot on a regular basis. 

After the officer saw the two people in the van, he discovered that one of the occupants had a warrant for burglary of a motor vehicle, the report said. 

He arrested both suspects on the drug charges. The woman had two outstanding warrants for driving with an invalid license and failure to yield. The man, who had an outstanding warrant for burglary of a vehicle, received an additional charge of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. 

They were taken to Denton City Jail. 

Other reports

1400 block of Crescent Street — A caller said someone had been staying in a building owned by First Baptist Church of Denton without permission on Thursday.

The caller said the person broke into the building, but no arrests were made. The police report did not specify whether officers went to the church to investigate the claim.

200 block of Coronado Drive — Two 21-year-old roommates said someone broke the sliding glass door of their apartment between Wednesday night and Thursday morning and stole items, which were not specified in the police report.

A Denton police officer was dispatched to the Coronado Oaks Apartments about 7 a.m. Thursday, but no arrests were made.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 717 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 28 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 160 calls for service and made 19 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 26 medical calls, three vehicle accidents and one gas leak.