Two people were taken to a local hospital Thursday afternoon when their Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into a large construction vehicle in south Denton.
Denton police responded to a major accident report at the intersection of Robinson and State School roads about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. According to a press release, a 42-year-old man was driving a Caterpillar front-end loader south on State School Road. He stopped at the intersection and began driving through, the press release said.
When the front-end loader was in the middle of the intersection, a 37-year-old man driving his motorcycle west on Robinson Road and his 32-year-old female passenger smashed into the side of the front-end loader. Witnesses told officers that the motorcycle didn't stop at the stop sign and that neither of the occupants were wearing a helmet, according to the release.
The driver of the front-end loader wasn't injured, but the two motorcycle riders were transported to Medical City Denton. The man suffered head injuries, while the woman suffered a broken arm. Both were in stable condition, Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer said early Thursday evening.
2600 block of West University Drive — Two department store employees claimed a customer used counterfeit bills to pay for clothes Wednesday afternoon.
A cashier at Kohl's department store called police when a man walked out of the store after paying for his items with two fake $100 bills about 4:30 p.m. The cashier told officers no one realized the money was fake until the man was in his car.
According to a police report, the man waited in his car for a passenger who was coming out of Ross Dress for Less. Ross employees told officers that the passenger also paid for merchandise with a fake $100 bill.
The pair left the store in a silver Dodge Charger, according to the police report.
8100 block of Swan Drive — An 18-year-old man told officers Wednesday night that he was being blackmailed.
The man called police at approximately 8 p.m., saying someone was threatening to release a lewd video of him if he didn't pay them by Friday. It was unclear in the police report if the man knew the person who was threatening him.
No arrests were made, but a report was generated.
2800 block of West University Drive — A thief got away with four cases of beer at a local gas station on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police report.
A RaceTrac employee contacted police about 4:30 p.m. when an unknown man came in and took four "cases" of Bud Light without paying. Though there's not a universal definition of how many beers are in a case, the term usually refers to packages of 18, 24 or 30.
The man left by the time police arrived, but a report was made.
Teasley Lane and Dallas Drive — A 40-year-old woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after police found drugs on her during a traffic stop, according to a police report.
Officers pulled the woman over at approximately 1 a.m. because one of her headlights wasn't working. According to the report, police saw the woman throw something out of the driver's side window.
Officers found out the substance was methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy, a psychoactive substance used primarily as a recreational drug. The woman was arrested and was taken to Denton City Jail. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance between one and four grams.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 885 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 60 people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 144 calls for service and made 12 arrests.
Denton firefighters handled 14 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and two outside trash fires.