Tuesday, August 27, 2013
THE COP SHOP
Caller threatens to detonate bomb
Police responded about 2 p.m. Monday to a pharmacy in the 100 block of West University Drive after an employee called 911. The employee said that she received a telephone call from a man with a Middle Eastern or Indian accent. The man instructed the woman to load four Green Dot Cards with $500 each and wait for further instructions. He said that he had hidden a bomb in the store the previous night and that if she did not hand over the cards the bomb would be detonated. He said the store was being watched. He also threatened to harm the woman and her family if she did not do as he told her. The store manager said that other stores in the Metroplex had received such calls as well. Denton firefighters responded to the store and searched for a bomb but none was found. The fire marshal is working with police, and an investigation is ongoing.
Colorado Boulevard at Mayhill Road - An officer sent to check out a report of a reckless driver found the vehicle about 7:45 p.m. Sunday. The man appeared to be heavily intoxicated, and a breath test showed his alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit, according to the police report. The officer searched the car prior to releasing it for impound and found a bag of cocaine in the cup holder near the driver and another bag of cocaine in the driver's door panel. The man was charged with reckless driving, DWI, and possession of a controlled substance.
1700 Wayne Street - Police took a 16-year-old girl to juvenile detention Sunday evening after a disturbance at her home. The girl's mother told officers that the girl grabbed a knife and held it to the mother's throat.