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Blotter: Man suffers minor injuries after car stalls on train track in Lake Dallas

No one was seriously injured Tuesday morning after a Denton County Transportation Authority A-train hit a Mercury Grand Marquis in the 200 block of West Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas, according to authorities.

Lt. Vikki Chandler, a Lake Dallas police spokeswoman, said the vehicle had stalled on the tracks at about 6:45 a.m. when the crossing arms came down.

The driver jumped out of the car "at the last minute" before the train hit it, she said.

The man was taken to Medical City Denton with minor injuries, but he was quickly released, Chandler said. He was the vehicle's only occupant.

The 11 passengers on the train also were not injured, according to DCTA spokeswoman Adrienne Hamilton. She said buses picked them up at the scene, and train service resumed at about 8:30 a.m.

Man arrested after threatening to shoot three people 

A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday one day after threatening to shoot three people at an apartment while brandishing a handgun, according to police.  

Samuel DollarhideDenton Police Department
Samuel Dollarhide
Denton Police Department

Samuel Dollarhide taken to Denton City Jail on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. 

Three Denton police officers responded to a disturbance at about 11 a.m. Sunday at an apartment in the 2100 block of Bolivar Street. 

The three victims said Dollarhide had been upset because some of his property was missing from a bag in the apartment, according to an arrest affidavit. He eventually left the apartment and returned about 20 minutes later, witnesses said. 

The victims said Dollarhide entered the kitchen and appeared to "cock" a gun. Dollarhide then walked around the living room while holding the gun by his waist, the affidavit said.  

The victims said he was "talking about his money" and threatening to shoot everybody in the apartment. The victims told police that Dollarhide never pointed the gun at anybody. 

Police later arrested Dollarhide and discovered he was a convicted felon.

Other reports 

1700 block of Teasley Lane — A woman kicked out a window in her ex-husband's apartment Monday after seeing him with another woman, according to a police report.

The woman was picking up their child at her 26-year-old ex-husband's apartment when she saw him there with a female friend, the report said. She got angry and broke the window, the report said. 

Officers filed a criminal mischief report, but no arrests were made. 

2400 block of Old North Road — Denton police arrested a 38-year-old man Monday after he reportedly grabbed his girlfriend by the back of her head and threw her to the ground at Foxcroft Acres Apartments, according to department spokesman Shane Kizer. 

James Daniels was taken to Denton City Jail on a charge of assault causing bodily injury. Daniels is the father of one of the victim's children, Kizer said. 

Kizer said Daniels initially got upset because he heard the woman talking to another man on the phone. He threw the phone against a door, grabbed her by the back of the head and threw her to the ground, Kizer said. 

The man initially denied the accusations, but another witness confirmed the assault to police, Kizer said. Daniels was taken to Denton City Jail. 


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

Thirty-five people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 147 calls for service and made eight arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one vehicle crash and one downed power line.