Denton police investigators found a Bersa .380 handgun, 115 grams of methamphetamine, about 3 grams of tar heroin and a ballistic vest at the home of a known drug distributor in Lewisville, according to a Denton police arrest affidavit.
Kyle Fuchs, 32, was arrested Tuesday on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful possession of body armor by a felon. He is currently in Denton County Jail in lieu of a $150,000 bail.
Investigators believe Fuchs sold methamphetamine out of his Lewisville home, and a large portion of the drugs bled into Denton, according to Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer.
Police identified Fuchs during a weeks-long investigation into drug distributors in the city of Denton. On Tuesday, detectives organized a controlled methamphetamine purchase with Fuchs using a confidential informant, according to the affidavit.
Investigators provided the informant with money as they conducted constant surveillance of the drug deal. The informant then used the money to purchase around 125 grams of methamphetamine from Fuchs, the affidavit said.
Police were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Fuchs and a search warrant for his Lewisville home in the 700 block of Idlewilde Drive. Before a Denton police tactical team arrived at the home to execute the search warrant Tuesday, investigators arrested Fuchs as he left the area, the affidavit said.
Inside the home, Denton police opened a locked safe using a key that belonged to Fuchs, revealing the gun, a black zippered pouch of methamphetamine and a baggie of tar heroin, the document states. Police said they found the body armor in a nearby backpack.
Fuchs has an extensive criminal history, including several felony convictions on charges of tampering with physical evidence, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of body armor and manufacture of delivery of a controlled substance.
Theft suspect arrested after crashing stolen car, running from officers
A 16-year-old theft suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after crashing a stolen Toyota Corolla and attempting to run from officers at the intersection of Mingo Road and Bell Avenue, according to Denton police.
The juvenile was charged with theft over $2,500, evading arrest in a vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said in a press release. He was taken to Denton City Jail, where he was expected to be transferred to the Denton County Juvenile Detention facility.
A 67-year-old woman who was driving a Toyota Camry was hospitalized with a broken leg after the crash.
Police spokesman Shane Kizer said officers identified the teenage suspect earlier in the week during an investigation into multiple recent vehicle thefts in the city.
At 2:45 p.m. Friday, the investigator saw the boy driving a red Toyota Corolla on a city street. The investigator followed the suspect until he reached Mingo Road, where a patrol officer started following the boy in a marked police cruiser, police said.
The patrol officer activated his emergency lights as the Corolla picked up speed. When the Corolla entered the intersection at Mingo Road and Bell Avenue, the vehicle collided with a 1999 Toyota Camry that was turning left onto Bell, police said.
The boy fled toward Quakertown Park, and he was apprehended after a short foot chase, police said.
Intersection of West Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard — Denton police arrested a 36-year-old woman on a felony drug possession charge Thursday night after discovering two baggies of methamphetamine and a used methamphetamine pipe in a vehicle she had been driving, according to a police report.
Police searched the vehicle after arresting the 32-year-old male passenger on active traffic warrants during a traffic stop, the report said. The report did not specify the reason for the traffic stop, but both suspects were taken to Denton City Jail.
3000 block of Bandera Street — Police found several meth pipes on a 29-year-old man who tried to run from the officers before he was detained Thursday afternoon, according to a police report.
Patrol officers initially noticed the man walking with a woman north on Bandera Street. The officers stopped the pair and searched them with their consent, the report said.
The officers detained the man because he had an active felony warrant for a parole violation, the report said. During the detention, the man took off on foot before police apprehended him a short time later.
He was charged with evading arrest, as well the outstanding warrant, and taken to Denton City Jail.
From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:
The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 863 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 36 people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 137 calls for service and made 12 arrests.
Denton firefighters responded to 20 medical calls, one vehicle crash and one passenger vehicle fire.