Wednesday, July 31, 2013

                                THE COP SHOP

Thief steals cash, punches woman who chased him

Denton police searched for a man just after midnight Tuesday but did not find him. Witnesses in the 1800 block of West University Drive reported they were in a Mexican fast-food restaurant when the man grabbed the cash payment made by a customer that was lying on the counter. The man ran out the door with a woman in pursuit. the woman said she chased him for about a block before confronting him. The man punched her in the face, she said, and continued running.

Other reports

100 block of Duchess Street - A 30-year-old woman told police Tuesday that she put her wedding dress for sale on Craig's list. She received an offer and later, a check for $1,850. Before mailing the dress she checked with her bank and learned the check was fraudulent, according to the report.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

                               THE COP SHOP

Elderly man's daughter stealing from him

Denton police are investigating a report from the Texas Adult Protective Services Department that a 79-year-old man's daughter has drained his bank account and run up a credit account without his knowledge.
According to the report, the man went to his bank to check on his accounts, which should have contained $2,000. He found only a total $5 in his checking and savings accounts, according to the report. His daughter is the person who has been accessing the account, and the man also learned that she has charged a large amount of money on a credit card that he had not authorized. She has made no attempt to make payments, he said.

Other reports

7400 block of North Locust Street - A 26-year-old woman reported Monday that her former boyfriend is posting signs about her around her workplace. The man also constantly texts and calls her, she said.

Monday, July 29, 2013

                            THE COP SHOP

Man shot at apartment complex

Officers responded about 11 p.m. Sunday to a report of a lot of yelling and screaming at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Joyce Lane and the sound of a gunshot. On arrival they could hear screaming in the back of the apartment but no one answered the door. They forced the door open and went inside. They found no gunshot victim but detained everyone there until detectives arrived and sorted things out.
Meanwhile, a hospital emergency room employee reported that a 22-year-old man had just arrived with a bullet wound.
No further information was available Monday morning, but if I learn anything else I will post it.

Other reports

2500 block of Stella Street - Officers arrived about 10:40 p.m. and arrested two men, ages 22 and 23. Charges included public intoxication (non alcohol), possession of a controlled subject and four outstanding warrants. No further information was available.

Police posted 10 reports Monday.

Friday, July 26, 2013

                     THE STORY OF PIGBERT

     Kiefer walked all the way around Pigbert, sniffing. He was suspicious, puzzled and not really happy about the new member of our little family. Finally, at the end of his circle, he lifted his leg on Pigbert's base and peed. Then he pranced off and forgot the concrete bovine. He had conquered it.
     People have asked me about Pigbert since I wrote that he came to live with me. And so this morning I decided to tell his story.
     I'm not sure about his actual beginnings, but I know that he resided at some South Texas business with a "for sale" sign on his back. I know that my friends happened by and couldn't resist the massively heavy Berkshire with antlers and bought him during a hunting trip. They named him Pigbert.
     Former Denton Police Reserve Chief Art Behrens, the late, great Sgt. Steve Camp and John Lassiter divvied up the price and began plotting against various of their friends.
     It went like this: On a morning when they least expected it, various victims would walk into the front yard and find Pigbert there. He was black and white and sported deer antlers and a big smile. Not really an attractive combination. And somewhere, three grown men were giggling and waiting for an irate telephone call. He was not deemed a happy visitor to their yards. But he was hard to dislodge, since he weighed several hundred pounds. Some people think Pigbert is ugly and most of the recipients didn't want him decorating their premises.
     Police Chief Lee Howell was such a recipient.
He was but a lowly lieutenant at the time and he knew exactly who had deposited the pig on his Denton lawn. He dragged the hapless statue to his backyard and chained him to a tree. Let them stew about getting their precious piglet back, he thought.
     While he was at work one of the conspirators was also at work with bolt cutters, releasing him from captivity. Howell loaded him on his trailer and returned him with a few unkind words to Behrens. He bounced a little during the trip and his base cracked across a corner but his smile was intact.
     I met Pigbert on Christmas morn the year my late husband died. That year my yard was festooned with a 6-foot-tall pink flamingo pulling a fairly large sleigh. I thought the string of lights draped over the whole thing was lovely. I awoke on Christmas morning and walked into my yard. There, sporting a red nose in honor of his position, was Pigbert guiding the sleigh. After I stopped laughing I made it known in the right places that I planned to paint Pigbert hot pink to match the flamingo. He shortly disappeared.
     But I always remembered him with a smile. His goofy grin cheered up my first Christmas without Richard.
     Meanwhile, over the years, Pigbert fell from favor with the conspirators. He was heavy, for one thing, and as they aged the hunters enjoyed lugging him less and less from yard to yard. He abided at Behrens' house, and Sandy Behrens wasn't too fond of him either. So he wound up behind a shed in the back yard, lonely and forlorn.
     I saw Art a few months back and asked about the pig. Steve had died and John had moved away and Art wouldn't mind getting him out from behind the shed, he said. Would I want to adopt him?
     Of course I would.
     Pigbert would fit right in with my household, which I've been told is about half a bubble off plumb.
     So Art graciously had him delivered to my backyard. I love him and will take good care of him. He reminds me of some of my favorite people and he seems happy under a tree back there.
     I only changed one thing. I promoted him to Sergeant Pigbert in honor of Steve Camp. It was the least I could do and I think that up in cop heaven, Steve is smiling.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

                                 THE COP SHOP

Runaway girl found with two men

Parents of an underage girl reported to police Wednesday night that she had not come home and told officers where they believed she might be. Officers found her with two adults. A series of events followed that were not documented in the police report. But the girl was taken to the county juvenile detention center and one of the adults, who was 17, was taken to jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of K2, harassment of a public servant, criminal mischief over $500, resisting arrest and driving without a license.

Other reports

2500 block of Stockton Road - Officers responding to a report of family violence about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday found a man who had been stabbed several times by his wife. The 34-year-old man was admitted to a hospital and his condition was not reported. His 34-year-old wife was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. No further information was available.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

                               THE COP SHOP

Fleeing driver hits tree

An officer clocked a driver at 95 mph Tuesday on Interstate 35 and tried to make a traffic stop. The driver turned west on Hobson Lane and continued at speeds over 100 mph with the officer in pursuit. When the driver tried to turn from Hobson onto Country Club Road he lost control of the car. He went into a ditch and then hit a tree. He was not seriously injured and was charged with driving while intoxicated and evading arrest.

Other reports

100 block of Gable Court - A 28-year-old man told police about 5:30 Tuesday morning that he was robbed. He said three men walked up to him, hit him over the head and kicked him in the ribs. The men took the contents of his wallet, and said, and he last saw them running south on Locust Street. Officers searched for the men but did not find them.

Folks, I don't know what to do. I am trying valiantly to get enough information from the police reports that are available to me to write an interesting blog for you. But the information is so sparse that I am not able to do the job I want to do. Please let me know if it's worth it for you to read this blog or whether I should just stop trying. I want to give you good information but it is so difficult. - Donna

Monday, July 22, 2013

                                THE COP SHOP

Man threatens to "shoot up" woman's workplace

A terrified woman called 911 about 9:40 p.m. Sunday to report that her former boyfriend had threatened to come into her workplace with a gun and kill everyone inside. The 19-year-old woman said she holds a protective order against the man to keep him away from both her workplace and her home. She said she received a text from him with the threat and looked outside and saw him standing across the street. She locked the front door and called 911. When police arrived the man could not be found. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

2700 block of Stockton Street - While a family was attending a funeral Sunday someone broke into their home and took several items, according to a report. Among the missing property were a laptop computer, a tablet computer and several pieces of jewelry.

1300 block of Dallas Drive - A 25-year-old woman reported Saturday morning that she was assaulted by a man who tried to gain her telephone number at an apartment complex pool. The woman said she was at the pool about 11:40 a.m. and a man who was also there asked for her telephone number. She said no and he became angry and started yelling at her. She turned to leave and he grabbed her by the throat from behind, she said. She pulled away and he tackled her and knocked her to the ground. A friend of hers saw the attack and ran up to help. The man fled, according to the report.

2300 block of Fowler Drive - Police counseled with a 15-year-old boy after his family called for help. They said he was angry and turned on the gas on the stove. He said "instead of arguing we should all be dead," according to the report.

Friday, July 19, 2013

                             THE COP SHOP

Man caught pleasuring himself on street corner

Concerned callers told police about 9:20 p.m. Thursday that a man dressed in a white shirt and shorts was masturbating at the corner of North Ruddell and McKinney streets. Officers drove to the location and found the man. He was acting erratically aside from the pleasuring and they took him to a Denton mental hospital for evaluation.

Other reports

North I35 at McCormick streets - Callers reported about 6:35 p.m. Thursday that a man was lying on the service road apparently passed out. Officers determined that he was intoxicated. While they were rousing him another man walked up. He said that the drunk man had threatened him with a folding pocket knife a few minutes earlier and demanded cash. The victim said he gave the man a $10 bill.
The officers performed a field sobriety test on the suspect and he failed all signs, according to the report. They found the folding knife and a $10 bill. They charged him with aggravated robbery and public intoxication.
1800 block of South Loop 288 - the manager of a telephone store reported that a man came into the store about 5:15 p.m. Thursday and stole a cell phone that had been on display. The suspect replaced the real phone with a mock phone, the manager said. He had video of the theft and an investigation is continuing.
2700 block of West University Drive - A woman told police about 2:45 p.m. that she was inside a big box store for less than an hour. When she returned to the parking lot about 1 p.m. she discovered that someone had stolen the bumper from her car.
South Interstate 35 at Teasley Lane - A caller reported about 1 p.m. Thursday that a woman lost control of her car, nearly hit four other cars and ran into a wall. The caller followed the woman when she left the scene and kept officers apprised of her location until they found her. They found six different types of controlled substances in the 23-year-old woman's possession, according to the report, and they charged her with six counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

                                         MOMENTS OF LUCIDITY

It's been a strange day, mentally, and I want to make it clear that neither alcohol nor any drug, legal or otherwise, had anything to do with it.

It started early with that old "WKRP in Cincinnati" earworm awakening me later than I usually sleep. Kiefer was there beside me, along with both cats. They all seemed a little pissed that I was getting dressed. But I knew that I couldn't spend any time today in that recliner. It's one of those motorized thingies that go back with a push-button instead of a crank. Recently the right side lingers longer than the left, causing a sort of whomperjawedness that twists my back into a modified "S" shape if I stay in it very long. So I went shopping.

Buying air conditioner filters at Lowe's didn't do it for me, so I headed to Lewisville and my favorite cheap jewelry mecca. That wasn't the start of the strangeness, but when I was driving home, I saw a red convertible Toyota Solara. I've never been a top-down person but that one knocked my socks off. Or would have if I had worn socks instead of my wonderful new flipflops that my friend Trimble says make me look as though I should be floating down the Nile on a barge. Yes, they are that wonderful.

But I digress.

The red convertible was as firmly entrenched in my mind as the WKRP song. I drove home and immediately fired up Google to see what they cost and where I could get one. Now I have never been much of a Toyota fan, and I never before wanted a convertible. Furthermore, I can't afford a new car, convertible or otherwise. But now I HAD to have one. Had to. But I couldn't find one in a later model. My guess is that one of the sanity gods saw this whole lapse coming and commanded Toyota to stop making the things.

So I chilled for a few moments and then it happened again. I HAD to travel to New Orleans. Tomorrow, if possible. I've never been there or even drunk a Hurricane and can't afford a vacation but I was on a mission. I checked airline schedules and foraged for a train (not happening) and delved into boutique hotels. I finally got hungry and settled for pizza and one of those Dominoes brownies with melted chocolate in the middle and everything got warm and fuzzy and the urge faded.

I went to bed with a book and a glass of buttermilk. And suddenly, I was CONVINCED there was something swimming in the buttermilk. I didn't see it because I couldn't bring myself to look in the glass. Could it have been a shark? A spider, Dr. Johnny Fever? I don't know. I just kept sipping and not looking and telling myself that nothing was swimming in my buttermilk, silly, until the glass was empty. But something was down there. Maybe something is now doing the breast stroke in my stomach. I refuse to dwell on that.

I believe that had I simply put down my book and gone off to sleep I would be better in the morning and have forgotten this whole day like a bad dream. But somehow I knew you'd want to know about the shortage of Solaras, the price of a trip to The Crescent City and the monsters that lurk in the milky deeps. And now you do.

I'm back to bed now, to dream of nothing much, I hope. Maybe I won't sleep at all. But if all else fails, I always have WKRP. In Cin-cin-atttttttti....

Good night

                                 THE COP SHOP

Elderly woman loses roof

Police who arrived at a call in the 800 block of Edgewood Street Wednesday noticed that the house had no roof. An 89-year-old woman told the officers that a group of roofers came to her house and tore the roof off the house. She does not recall giving them permission to work on her house. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

800 block of West Massey Street - A man reported Wednesday morning that he awoke to find his laptop computer missing from his room. He believes that someone came into his room while he was sleeping and took the computer.

100 block of Duchess Street - A man told police Wednesday that he pays for his mother's cell phone usage. His brother borrowed the phone from her, he said, promising to have it back in an hour. The brother has not returned with the phone and he wants to press charges.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

                                                      THE COP SHOP

Freedom from jail short lived

Officers sent to break up an altercation at a house in the 600 block of Bradshaw Street about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday found a man who had been recently released from jail. He was drunk and causing problems, according to the report. He was attacking his mother, and when his former wife tried to stop him he bit her, she told police. The officers took him back to jail on charges of family violence assault.

Other reports

1200 block of Interstate 35E - An officer who had just mediated a conflict in a motel room had not made it out of the parking lot when he received another dispatch to the same motel. In the first call, two half-brothers had been fighting in a room. One of the brothers had agreed to leave for the night and had left on foot. The second call was to the same room, where a caller claimed there was drug activity going on. The officer knew there had been no drugs in the room when he was inside. The call came from a nearby convenience store, according to the report. He went to the store and viewed the video. It showed pictures of the brother who had agreed to leave the room making the 911 call. The officer found the suspect walking nearby and arrested him on a charge of making a false report.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

                              THE COP SHOP

Bird leads to ramming

A frightened older couple called 911 about 6:30 p.m. Saturday to report their car was rammed by an irate driver in a white pickup truck.
The male driver said he was on Interstate 35 at Oak Street and the pickup was tailgating him. When the truck eventually passed him he made an obscene gesture at the driver as he went by. The other driver became irate, he said, began yelling at him and intentionally rammed his car. He followed the pickup and called police. The other driver had to stop because his rear tire exploded due to damage from ramming the car, according to the police report. Officers arrived and arrested that driver on charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault.

Other reports

300 block of Audra Lane - Officers responded to a report of a stabbing about 2:40 a.m. Sunday and found a seriously injured man. He was taken to a hospital emergency room. The suspect fled before the officers arrived. No further was available.
3100 block of West University Drive - A caller reported an intoxicated person at a convenience store. Officers found the man passed out in the driver's seat of his car. he was holding a glass pipe, according to the report. In his clothing they found a quantity of methamphetamines and four prescription pain pills. He was arrested on two drug possession charges.
100 block of West University Drive - Just after midnight Monday a man called police from a pharmacy. he said he dropped off prescriptions for strong painkillers on June 18 and then left town. He returned early Monday and decided to stop by to pick up his medications. He was told by an employee that someone picked up his prescriptions and signed his name to the receipt.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

                                 THE COP SHOP

Octogenarian's money taken by fraud

An 81-year-old woman reported Friday that she wired money to a person she thought was a relative in trouble. The woman said she received a telephone call from someone claiming to know the relative asking for help on the relative's behalf. She was asked to withdraw cash from her bank account and wire it to an address. Specifics about the amount of cash or location of the place where it was wired were not available. The woman did as she was asked. Later, another relative helped her check on the welfare of the supposedly distressed relative and they learned there had been no trouble and no request for money. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

3500 south I35 East - A man reported to police about 10:30 p.m. Friday that the cashier of a store forced him out of the store at knife point. Officers arrived at the store to find it closed, so they were not able to hear the cashier's side of the story, according to the report.

7800 block of I35 - A caller to police about 10:30 p.m. Friday reported a car being driven recklessly. The caller followed the car and gave updates on its location until officers could arrive. An officer made a traffic stop. The 21-year-old female driver handed over an Oklahoma driver's license that did not belong to her. She was taken into custody. Both passengers, a male and female both in their mid-twenties - had controlled substances. One was charged with possession of marijuana and the second was charged with possession of a controlled substance.    

Thursday, July 11, 2013

                                                                 THE COP SHOP

Police find child porn on Twitter page

Acting on a tip from a caller, police went to a Denton man's Twitter page and found child pornography displayed there. No attempt had been made to make the page private or to block anyone from seeing the display, according to the report. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

3400 block of Joyce Lane - Officers sorted out the stories of a pair of roommates early Wednesday and decided to send the male roommate to spend the night at another place. Both the man and woman called 911 about 12:30 a.m. to report that the other had assaulted them. The man said he accidentally bumped her in passing and she started hitting him in the face. He fought back in self defense, he said, and damaged her vacuum cleaner in retribution. The woman said he broke her vacuum cleaner and she tried to intervene. He attacked her, she said, and she fought back. Both had small scratches to show for the encounter. He told the officers he would stay somewhere else for the night so they could both cool down.

2000 block of Winthrop Hill Road - An Argyle man said that his partner in a Denton business has cheated him out of more than $100,000 since  October 2012. 

3400 block of Joyce Lane - Someone took a man's wallet from his unlocked car that had the windows rolled down sometime between July 7 and Wednesday, according to a police report. There was no evidence of the identity of the suspect.
9100 block of Teasley Lane - Police took a woman to jail on a family violence assault charge after her husband called to report that she slashed him with a knife. The man said they were arguing over her relationship with another man and when he tried to leave she picked up a knife and cut him with it. Paramedics treated his wound at the scene but he refused to be taken to a hospital emergency room for further treatment.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

                             THE COP SHOP

Two victims report rental house scam

Two different victims reported to police Tuesday that they found a house they wanted to rent on and later discovered the person in contact information didn't have authority to rent the house. A woman reported that she contacted someone online about the house in the 1300 block of Stuart Road and received a contract via e-mail. She signed the contract and sent it back along with a deposit on the house. But later she learned that she did not have a legitimate deal on the rental. A man reported Tuesday that he also contacted the person listed on the rental site but didn't feel right about the information he received so he tried to rent the house using another method. He too later learned that the person representing himself as a rental authority had no connection with the house. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

2300 East University Drive - A man reported Tuesday afternoon that he left his truck parked on a lot belonging to a large church. When he returned, he saw that someone had broken several windows on the truck, keyed it down one side and put dents in the body. His wallet was also missing from the truck, he said. He believes he knows the suspect.

1500 block of East McKinney Street - Someone stole a man's cell phone and a bag of his medications from a homeless shelter, he reported Tuesday.

Denton police listed 20 reports on Tuesday, including two assaults, three instances of shoplifting, one information-only report, one instance of graffiti, two vehicle burglaries, one criminal mischief, one theft, one burglary, two reports of fraud, three reports of harassment, one interference with an emergency call and one case of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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                                THE COP SHOP

Couple recognize peeping tom

A woman called police from an apartment in the 500 block of South Carroll Boulevard Monday afternoon to report that she and her boyfriend caught a man peering through the blinds at her as she changed clothes in her bedroom about 4:40 p.m. The 20-year-old woman and her boyfriend rushed outside the apartment and found a man hiding in the bushes peeping through the window with his hands down inside his pants. He fled, but they recognized him as a maintenance man at the apartment complex, according to the police report. They want to file charges.

Other reports

2600 block of West Oak Street - Officers responded to a report of a disturbance about 1:30 p.m. Monday and found a mother screaming at her daughter. The mother said the daughter had forged her name on the rental contract for the apartment where she was staying and was not paying her rent. The bill had gone to a collection agency, which was harassing the mother.  

Monday, July 8, 2013

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                               THE COP SHOP

Only five reports were listed by 7 a.m. Monday for the 24-hour period between midnight Saturday and midnight Sunday. Included were one criminal trespass, one charge of driving while license suspended, one theft of a bicycle and two family violence reports. One family violence assault happened between a brother and sister who got into a pushing match over payment of the rent. The second happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of North Locust Street. A 27-year-old man said his roommate assaulted him. He had bleeding lacerations on his head. The 26-year-old suspect would not cooperate with police and was taken to jail on a family violence assault charge.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


                            THE COP SHOP

Driver strikes men on side of Interstate, Flees

Denton police are looking for the driver of a car that struck two Arlington men about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. According to a police report, the men were changing a tire on their vehicle and were outside the vehicle working on the flat tire removal. The other driver struck theirs, causing both men to suffer broken bones and serious cuts. Both were taken to an area emergency room for treatment. The driver fled. Investigating officers know the identity of the driver, according to the report, and are searching for him. No information was available on a description of name of the suspect.

Friday, July 5, 2013


                                         THE COP SHOP

 Woman caught huffing from inhalant behind Dumpster

People just couldn't seem to get along over the Independence Day holiday, with police reporting five incidences of family violence. One report involved a man beating his 65-year-old wife and interfering with an emergency call to police. She went to her sister's house and called 911. Officers went to the address where the assault occurred and the man complained of chest pains and was taken to a hospital. No major injuries were reported but officers made several assault arrests.

Other reports

South Loop 288 - A caller notified police Wednesday that a woman apparently was intoxicated on inhalant from  a spray can and was stumbling around a fast food restaurant parking lot and had almost been hit by a car. The caller followed the woman and reported that she was hiding behind a Dumpster. Officers found the 36-year-old woman behind the Dumpster, still huffing from the can, and charged her with public intoxication and possession of an inhalant.

4200 block of East University Drive - A caller told police that a man was standing near the roadway throwing rocks at cars Thursday about 9 p.m. The woman said a rock struck her car and damaged it. Officers found the man and charged him with public intoxication and criminal mischief.

From midnight Wednesday to midnight Thursday, police made reports of one criminal mischief, five assaults, one child abandonment, two cases of injury to a child, elderly person or disable person, one count of obstructing an emergency call, one business burglary, one case of possession of marijuana, one case of possession of a controlled substance, one case of possession of an inhalant, two arrests for public intoxication, one vehicle burglary, one theft of service and one credit card abuse. 


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Cop Shop

                                THE COP SHOP

Bank account looted

Someone contacted a woman's bank pretending to be her and asked that the mailing address be changed on the account, a woman told police Tuesday afternoon. The criminal also obtained a new debit card for the account. Over the past several days the debit card was used at a Dallas bank to loot the account of more than $4,000. An investigation is continuing.


 Other reports

1000 block of West Oak Street - Officers responding to a report that a home was burglarized shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday searched the house. They found a man hiding in a closet and arrested him on a burglary charge. When they searched his clothing they found nearly two grams of methamphetamines. That is considered more than an amount someone would have for his own consumption so a charge of delivery of a controlled substance was added.

On Tuesday officers made 13 reports including one assault, two thefts, one charge of delivery of a controlled substance, one charge of burglary, one fraud, one theft of service, one criminal mischief and one information only report. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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                              THE COP SHOP

After hours arrest

An officer checking Eureka Park after official closing hours Monday found a car with three teens inside about 11:50 p.m. The driver claimed to be 18 years old but a computer check showed he was only 17. He was smoking a cigarette in front of the officer. He was charged with a violation of the city park hours code, failure to identify and being underage while smoking.

Other reports

600 block of Bernard Street - A man reported that someone stole his guitar from his car Monday evening.
5300 block of East McKinney Street - Someone used a woman's identification to obtain a job, she told police Monday. Now the IRS is sending her letters demanding payment of taxes on the earnings.

Monday, July 1, 2013

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                                 THE COP SHOP

 Ice cream vendor robbed

Denton police arrested a 19-year-old man Saturday evening after an ice cream cart vendor identified him as the robber who took his money at gunpoint. The vendor called about 8 p.m. from the 9100 block of Teasley Lane. He said he was pushing his cart through a mobile home park when a man came out of one of the trailers and put a pistol to his head. The man demanded his cash, the vendor said, and he handed over $170. Then the man ran away. He was able to show officers which trailer the man exited and to describe him. Officers found the suspect and charged him with aggravated robbery.

Other reports

Cooper Creek at Mingo Road - An officer stopped a car about 1:30 a.m. Sunday on a traffic violation. During his investigation he found marijuana belonging to the 25-year-old driver, methamphetamines and several items of drug paraphernalia belonging to a 35-year-old female passenger  and a switchblade knife and glass pipe belonging to a 21-year-old male passenger. He took them all to jail on various drug and weapons-related charges.
100 block of West University Drive - A man walked into CVS Pharmacy Friday and indicated to employees that he had a gun hidden in his clothing. He demanded cash and was given money from the register. Then he fled on foot. An investigation is continuing.