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Blotter: Missing 2-year-old found nearby after arrest of mom

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Julia Falcon, For the Denton Record-Chronicle

Denton police received a call about 9 a.m. Monday about a missing child in the 2100 block of Spencer Road. 

The caller told police she was cleaning her bathroom for 10 minutes when she noticed her 2-year-old was gone and the front door of her apartment was open, according to Denton police spokesperson Shane Kizer. 

About 9:30 a.m., a passerby said she saw a child walking around a parking lot after crossing the pedestrian bridge on Spencer Drive, about a mile from his residence. 

In the woman's apartment, police found a plastic container containing marijuana and gummies made with THC. The child is in custody of his grandmother while the investigation is ongoing. The mother was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. 

Other reports

Intersection of Mayhill Road, Prominence Parkway and Blagg Road — A high-pressure gas line was hit about 8 a.m. Tuesday by a contractor with the city of Denton — Zachry Construction Corporation. 

Mayhill Road temporarily was closed, and construction crews in the area were asked to stop work out of caution, city spokeswoman Jessica Rogers said. The gas line was shut down while Atmos Energy assessed the damage. 

The Denton Fire Department conducted air quality testing in the area, and no evacuations were made. The scene was cleared by the fire department about 10 a.m. 

900 block of West University Drive — About 7 p.m. Monday, a medical call was made from DATCU Credit Union. The patient was taken to a hospital and spit on a medic while in transit. 

The patient was not cleared by hospital staff, and no arrests were made. 


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 900 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 58 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 130 calls for service and made 14 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 26 medical calls, three vehicle crashes and one unauthorized burning call.