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Blotter: Denton police find gun, marijuana in 'suspicious' vehicle

Denton police found 12.5 grams of marijuana and a loaded shotgun Tuesday while they were investigating a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of North Interstate 35E and Bernard Street, according to a police report.

Police were dispatched to the intersection about 2 p.m. They later arrested the vehicle's 41-year-old male driver on a charge of possession of marijuana and two outstanding warrants for possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

He was taken to Denton City Jail.

Other reports

800 block of West University Drive — An employee from Enterprise Rent-A-Car said a customer had not returned or paid for one of its vehicles since Aug. 21.

Police took the report about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, but no arrests were made. The company still is trying to locate the car, the report said.

2700 block of Emerson Lane — Police did not arrest a teenage assault suspect on Tuesday night because of his mental and physical issues, according to a police report.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance about 7:30 p.m. at a northeast Denton home, where a 57-year-old female victim suffered minor injuries, the report said.

She did not require medical attention. Police filed a family violence report.

400 block of Bernard Street — Denton police kicked two people out of a laundry room Tuesday at the Oaks of Denton Apartment and later arrested one on an active warrant, according to police.

Someone reported trespassers who were charging their phones in the laundry room about 1 p.m., the police report said. Police issued one person a criminal trespassing notice and arrested the other person, a 34-year-old man, on an active warrant for evading arrest.

The man later was charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. He was taken to Denton City Jail.


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 868 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 40 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 141 calls for service and made eight arrests.