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Blotter: One of two drive-by shooting suspects arrested

A man was arrested Thursday night in connection with a drive-by shooting earlier that day in Denton. 

Miguel RubioDenton Police Department
Miguel Rubio
Denton Police Department

Miguel Rubio, 17, was booked into Denton City Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of alcohol by a minor. Rubio was one of two suspects detained Thursday, but the second suspect is still in the hospital, according to Denton police spokesman Bryan Cose. 

About 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Denton police responded to several 911 calls in the 800 block of North Ruddell Street. According to Cose, two men in a car were shooting in the direction of another vehicle in the residential area. No one was hit by the gunfire, Cose said.

When officers found the suspect's vehicle, Cose said they tried to pull the car over for a traffic stop. The suspect kept driving, and police chased after them until the car crashed into a utility pole near Mingo Road and Nottingham Drive, Cose said.

It's unclear whether Rubio was driving the vehicle. Both suspects suffered minor injuries in the crash, and one was taken to an unidentified hospital. 

Other reports 

2100 block of Sadau Court — A burglary suspect stole money from three cash registers at a Taco Bell on Thursday after hiding in the restroom until the business closed, according to police. 

The man was caught on video surveillance footage inside the store about 10 a.m., but the police report did not include a physical description. No arrests have been made. 

100 block of West Eagle Drive — A 30-year-old man damaged property at O'Reilly Auto Parts on Thursday after the store declined to give him a refund for an earlier purchase, police said. 

He eventually was arrested on a criminal mischief charge about 1:30 p.m. Police said the man became upset after he was denied the refund and "caused a breach of the peace." He was taken to Denton City Jail. 

The report did not specify what the man purchased. 

2700 block of West University Drive — A man exposed himself to an 18-year-old woman Thursday while she was working the drive-through at a Raising Cane's restaurant, according to police. 

The woman saw the man's penis when he drove up to the window to get his food, the police report said. The report was filed at 7:30 p.m., but no arrests were made.


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled  service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 30 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 171 calls for service and made 13 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 19 medical calls, one gas leak and one call for public service.