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Blotter: Assault suspect pushes woman into door frame, spits in her face, victim says

Denton police are investigating an alleged assault in which a woman was pushed against a door frame and grabbed by the throat at her apartment, according to department spokesman Shane Kizer. 

He said police have not arrested the alleged 29-year-old suspect. About 1 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a disturbance at the apartment in the 700 block of South Elm Street. 

The 46-year-old victim said the suspect pushed her into the door frame, hurting her spine. She then fell onto a nearby table and hit the ground as the suspect yelled at her, she said. 

The suspect, she said, picked her up by the neck, spit in her face and smashed her phone when she tried to grab it. She said she couldn't breathe at one point when the she grabbed her neck.  

Kizer said the police report did not specify whether they were in a relationship.

Other reports 

2200 block of South Interstate 35E — A 33-year-old man was arrested on a theft charge and several outstanding warrants Wednesday after he was located in a JCPenny fitting room, according to a police report. 

A caller was with Golden Triangle Mall security when they asked police to kick the man out of the building, the report said.

The report did not specify what the man allegedly stole. He was arrested on charges of theft between $100 and $750. He also had two outstanding traffic warrants from Denton police, another theft warrant from Denton police and a possession of a controlled substance warrant out of Love County, Oklahoma. 

He was taken to Denton City Jail.

1900 block of North Carroll Boulevard — A customer at a cellphone accessory store gave an employee multiple counterfeit $100 bills for merchandise on Wednesday, police said. 

Police identified a suspect based on security camera footage from Cell World, but no arrests have been made. The report did not specify what the suspect bought with the $100 bills. 

1100 block of West University Drive — Two witnesses helped  Denton police identify an alleged burglary suspect's vehicle Wednesday after police responded to a report of a stolen purse at First Presbyterian Church. 

The suspect reportedly shattered the victim's  vehicle window and stole the purse, which only contained miscellaneous makeup items, a police report said. Witnesses believed they saw the suspect's vehicle near the location and provided a description of the suspect, which was not included in the online report. 

No arrests were made. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 954 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 57 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 129 calls for service and made seven arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 24 medical calls, one vehicle crash and one passenger vehicle fire.