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Blotter: Sheriff's office creates position dedicated to tracking sex offenders

The Denton County Sheriff's Office recently created a position dedicated to registering and monitoring sex offenders. 

Sex offender registration Deputy John Goble will act as a liaison between the sheriff's office and the Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender registration program, according to a news release from the department. 

The deputy will make sure offenders are in compliance with state requirements and file charges when they violate those laws. Deputies and administrative assistants within the criminal investigation division at the sheriff's office previously handled sex offender registration, the release said. 

"This position enhances our ability to protect our most vulnerable citizens, our kids," Sheriff Tracy Murphree said in the release. 

Police: Man fires pellet gun at man at Kroger

A 30-year-old man was arrested on a terroristic  threat charge Sunday after he was accused of firing a compressed-air gun at another man at the Kroger in the 1500 block of South Loop 288. 

Police said the suspect told the victim he wanted to shoot him in the face. Responding officers found the suspect shortly after the incident and took him to Denton City Jail on the charge. 

Other reports 

4000 block of Interstate 35 — Two men stole a gaming machine from inside an Exxon convenience store early Sunday morning and fled in an SUV, according to a police report. 

Denton police officers responded to the call at about 4 a.m., but no arrests were made. 

100 block of Avenue A — Two women were pepper-sprayed early Sunday morning during an argument in the Fry Street bar area, police said. 

They told police they got into an argument with a group of girls. The report did not specify who used the pepper spray. No arrests were made, and the investigation is ongoing. 

900 block of Cleveland Street — A 21-year-old woman said she had been choked by one of her roommates Sunday after an argument at their apartment. 

Police were dispatched to the home at about 11:40 p.m., but no arrests were made. 

600 block of Audra Lane — A suspect on Sunday evening burglarized an east Denton home that five people were occupying at the time. 

Police said the suspect entered through an unlocked back door and stole several items from the residence. Some of the stolen items belonged to family members who were visiting from another country. 

4000 block of Mesa Drive — A 61-year-old man said someone broke into his Ford truck and rummaged through it on Sunday.

It's unclear whether anything was taken. No arrests have been made.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,471 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 122 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 481 calls for service and made 32 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 60 medical calls, eight vehicle crashes, one cooking fire and two grass fires.