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Blotter: Denton police break up fight while investigating assault in Fry Street area

Denton police broke up a bar fight that started Sunday night in the Fry Street area as they were interviewing the victim of an assault that occurred earlier in the evening, according to a report. 

The assault victim flagged officers down at about 2:30 a.m., saying two women pulled her hair and pushed her inside Fry Street Public House. As the officers interviewed the victim outside, a fight broke out inside the bar, the report said. 

A bar employee suffered minor injuries from the fight. Police identified suspects at the time, but no arrests were made in either case. 

Other reports 

1500 block of South Loop 288 — A 40-year-old man was arrested Sunday after fleeing from police during a traffic stop, according to a report. He was charged with evading arrest and taken to Denton City Jail. The report did not specify the reason for the stop. 

2200 block of South Interstate 35E — Two girls were taken to the Denton County Juvenile Detention facility on theft charges Sunday after being accused of stealing merchandise from several stores inside Golden Triangle Mall, police said. 

Police were initially called to a theft at Dillard's at about 4 p.m after the loss-prevention officer detained the pair, the report said. The report did not identify the other stores from which the girls allegedly stole. 

700 block of Londonderry Lane — A 29-year-old woman saw a burglary suspect flee in a blue Dodge Ram truck after she saw him inside her vehicle, according to police. 

The woman told responding officers she walked out of the laundry area in her apartment and saw the man in her vehicle. He fled the area when she confronted him, according to the police report. The investigation is ongoing. 

700 block of Fort Worth Drive — Police found evidence that someone broke into a local vape shop Sunday and rifled through merchandise behind the counter, but the police report did not indicate whether anything was stolen. 

Denton police received a report at about 4 a.m. that someone broke the front window of Vape 'N Vapor. No one was inside when responding officers entered the damaged store, but they noticed several items had been scattered around behind the counter, the report said. 

No arrests were made. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,528 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 123 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 440 calls for service and made 33 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 79 medical calls, nine vehicle crashes, one cooking fire and one passenger vehicle fire.