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Blotter: 10-year-old girl admits to scaring mother with steak knives

A 10-year-old girl was charged with deadly conduct after she threatened her mother Wednesday with steak knives in her apartment, according to a police report. 

Police spokesman Shane Kizer said they had been getting ready for church at the time. 

Denton police responded to a disturbance at the Rosemont at Pecan Creek apartments in the 3500 block of East McKinney Street about 6:45 p.m. There, officers learned the girl had threatened to kill her mother while holding a steak knife, Kizer said. 

When the mother took the knife away, the girl grabbed another knife and again threatened the mother, he said. She eventually threw the knife in the living room and walked out of the apartment. 

The girl later admitted to officers that she tried to scare her mother with the knives, according to Kizer. She was taken to the Denton County Juvenile Detention facility about 9 p.m.

Other reports

5300 block of East McKinney Street — A 38-year-old man was arrested in Grayson County on Wednesday after his wife said he assaulted her in Denton and took their 4-year-old child. 

Denton police responded to the wife's emergency call at the Ashli Oaks of Denton mobile home park about 9 p.m. Responding officers noticed injuries on the woman consistent with an assault, police said. 

They eventually located the man and child, who was unharmed, in Grayson County. The report did not say where in Grayson County, which borders the northeast corner of Denton County. He was arrested on a charge of assault family violence. It's unclear whether he was taken to Denton City Jail. 

1000 block of Brittany Street — A woman was arrested Wednesday after entering a a man's house where she was previously given a notice of criminal trespassing, according to police. 

The woman was arrested on a criminal trespassing charge and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. The report did not provide further details. 

4000 block of South Interstate 35E — A 35-year-old woman said Wednesday that someone used her identity to buy a Honda vehicle without her consent at Honda of Denton, according to a police report. 

Denton police filed a report but did not make any arrests. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 758 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 36 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 164 calls for service and made 11 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 12 medical calls, four vehicle crashes, one grass fire and one cooking fire.