Police detained a minor after he seemingly brought a gun to a fishing rod fight Saturday evening.
A group of children was fishing in a pond near Oakmont Country Club in the 6500 block of Pine Hills Lane when a second group of children approached them.
Both groups were trying to fish close to each other, but it is not clear if that was the source of the confrontation. It is also not clear if the children knew each other beforehand.
An argument escalated into threats of violence when one boy pulled out what looked like a handgun and pointed it at other kids. Officers later determined it was a BB gun with the orange cap removed, said Lt. Preston Pohler, Denton police spokesman.
While it is not illegal to alter a BB gun in that way, Pohler said it is “certainly something we don’t advise for public safety reasons.”
A 12-year-old was listed as a victim in police reports, and the boy who brandished the BB gun was taken into custody on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Denton police assisted Corinth officers while investigating the incident.
100 block of South Loop 288 — Police have identified a man who allegedly threatened a 7-Eleven employee with a knife.
“An employee of the store stated a known male was yelling profanities outside the store and the employee asked the male to leave,” Pohler said. “The male then threatened the employee and displayed a large knife.”
The man appeared to be yelling at nobody in particular. The 39-year-old employee then told the man to put the knife away, police.
The man complied and fled the scene before police arrived.
No arrests were made.
1200 block of North Interstate 35E — Late Saturday night, a semitrailer jackknifed on I-35E, blocking all three northbound lanes, Pohler said.
It tore up guardrails, which wrapped around the vehicle. Fire department workers responded to assist with oil and diesel leaks, and officials with the Texas Department of Transportation arrived an hour later to assist with traffic control.
One lane was still blocked at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
700 block of Boardwalk Lane — A woman told police Saturday afternoon that she wanted two men inside her home to leave.
An argument started between the trio when the woman woke up and couldn’t find her cellphone, according to a police report. “The males did not have her phone but voluntarily left for a while to neutralize the disturbance,” the report states.
Both men said they were related to the homeowner, who was not involved, and that they both live there as well.
No arrests were made.