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Blotter: Officials identify woman fatally struck by 18-wheeler

The 60-year-old woman who was fatally struck by an 18-wheeler early Wednesday morning has been identified as Shawn Massey. 

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office has yet to release her city of residence. 

Investigators said Massey attempted to walk across the northbound lanes near the Dallas Drive exit about 1:24 a.m. She died from the impact of the 18-wheeler, which was carrying produce, police said.

The northbound lanes had been shut down at South Loop 288 for about five hours while police investigated the scene. The lanes were re-opened about 6:30 a.m. 

The reason she tried to cross the interstate is still unclear, Cose said. 

Other reports 

2800 block of South Interstate 35E — A call about a reckless driver led to two people's arrest Thursday night on drug and alcohol charges, according to a police report. 

Police first received a report of a potentially intoxicated person driving a white Chevrolet Malibu at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. The caller said the driver almost hit her vehicle. 

Officers and paramedics arrived on the scene about 5:30 p.m. and contacted the occupants of the vehicle, the report said. A 22-year-old woman eventually was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. 

A 36-year-old man was charged with non-alcohol public intoxication and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, according to the report. Both were taken to Denton City Jail. 

2000 block of Stockbridge Road —  A man said he was attacked by two people who stole several unspecified personal items from him on Wednesday. 

According to the police report , the robbery occurred near the Providence Place II apartments, but the victim filed the report Thursday afternoon at Medical City Denton. 

Police were dispatched to the hospital about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. No arrests were made. 

100 block of West Hickory Street — Police said a man stole six bar mats from the Loophole Gastropub & Ale House on Thursday and left without paying for his beers. 

The man was with two other men, and none of them payed for their drinks, the police report said. Officers responded about 1:15 a.m., but no arrests were made. 

2200 block of West University Drive — A Denton police officer gave a homeless man a courtesy ride back to his camp in the city on Thursday after he was reported for waving a knife, according to police. 

The officer didn't see the man holding a knife when he arrived at an area near Kwik Car Wash  about 7:40 a.m., the police report said. The officer said the man wasn't hostile, but he still instructed him not to return to the property.  

The officer gave him a ride without filing charges. 

3900 block of Teasley Lane — A 65-year-old man said someone stole his wallet from his car on Thursday while he was airing up his tires. 

He said someone entered the car at a Valero gas station and took a bag containing the wallet. Police responded at 5:30 p.m., but no arrests were made. 

Intersection of North Locust Street and Coronado Drive —  Police found a "marijuana cigar" on the floorboard of a vehicle Thursday after pulling the driver over for speeding, a police report said. 

The report, however, did not specify whether the officer cited the driver for speeding, possession of marijuana or both. No arrests were made. 

2400 block of Lillian Miller Parkway — An employee at The Exchange Gold Store said a man switched a real gold necklace with an identical fake one during a transaction Thursday evening. 

He said the real necklace was worth about $800. No arrest were made. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 1,015 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 39 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 190 calls for service and made six arrests.