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Blotter: Machete-wielding man threatens, robs woman in apartment

A man threatened to stab a 19-year-old woman with a machete in her apartment Monday before the man stole a wallet containing about $776 in money orders and $244 in cash, according to police.  

The woman said she was in her apartment with a friend at the Kingswood Apartments in the 3400 block of Joyce Lane. About 5 a.m., they were confronted by an "unknown male" wearing a grey hoodie pulled tightly around his face, Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer said. 

The man was armed with a machete and pushed both people in the woman's bedroom. He then threw blankets over the two people and rummaged through the woman's room, Kizer said. 

At one point, the woman stood up and the man said she "had five seconds" to sit down before he stabbed her, according to Kizer. 

The man fled the scene with the wallet and a pair of headphones. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.  

No injuries after BMW rear ends tanker near Little Elm 

The driver of a BMW was not injured on Tuesday after the vehicle crashed into the back of a fuel tanker and caught fire just west of Little Elm, authorities said. 

Denton Fire Department spokesman Kenneth Hedges said Denton hazmat crews responded to the scene at U. S. Highway 380 and FM2931. The tanker did not sustain any leaks or fire damage. 

Denton fire crews cleared the scene by 7:15 p.m., he said. 

Other reports 

200 block of Inman Street — A 36-year-old Lewisville man said he made eye contact with a suspect who sped off in his truck Monday night and nearly hit him the process, according to a police report. 

The victim, who worked for a private trash collection company, had been working at the Forum at Denton Station Student Apartments during the alleged theft. He said he left his vehicle running to collect trash bags. When he returned, he discovered the vehicle had been moved. 

He said a person, who was not described or identified in the report, was in the vehicle and made eye contact with him. The suspect then sped off and nearly hit the victim, police said. 

The vehicle's make and model were not specified in the report. 

2100 block of Mercedes Road — A 25-year-old woman said her live-in boyfriend repeatedly assaulted and choked her throughout New Year's Day, according to police.

The woman said she eventually was able to leave the south Denton home with a friend and call police about 7 p.m. Denton police are currently investigating the matter, but no arrests have been made.

2400 block of Alta Vista Drive — A south Denton resident said suspects threw eggs at his house from a moving car on Monday and later returned on foot to throw eggs at the front door. 

The victim said he had video footage of the incident, but the suspects' physical descriptions were not included in the online report. No arrests have been made. 


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

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 3,134 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 108 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 547 calls for service and made 52 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 88 medical calls, 10 vehicle crashes, one grass fire and one passenger vehicle fire.