Police blotter

Corinth police were still searching for a man Wednesday evening who they say robbed Independent Bank in the 5100 block of South Interstate 35E around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Lt. Jimmie Gregg said a man who police believe is connected to other robberies in the Lewisville area was able to get away from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money before authorities arrived on the scene.

Gregg said no one was injured inside or around the bank. He said the man walked into the bank and slid a letter demanding money to one teller. The teller obliged. Gregg said the man was dressed in women’s clothing.

Police have not yet filed a report on the matter, Gregg said Wednesday evening. They are actively investigating the robbery, he said, and there will be more details sometime Thursday.

Independent Bank is next door to Corinth Montessori School, which was temporarily on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

Gregg said the bank should be open Thursday for normal business hours.

Cocaine found in man’s nursing home room, police say

A police field test determined that a white powdery substance found in a 68-year-old man’s room in the Brookdale Senior Living center was cocaine, according to a police report.

A staff member at the Brookdale South center in the 2000 block of Lillian Miller Parkway called Denton police about 10 a.m. Tuesday to report what she believed to be a controlled substance, police said.

The resident, police said, was out of town when the staff member found the cocaine. The nursing home told police that whenever residents go out of town for a couple days, staff members enter their room to ensure they took their prescribed medications with them. During one such check Tuesday, the staff found the cocaine, police say.

A police spokesman said authorities have not decided how to proceed with the case. Police filed a report.

Other news

9000 block of Teasley Lane — A 15-year-old Denton girl said a man exposed his genitals to her and offered a ride in his truck Tuesday, according to a police report.

The report says the girl was walking around her neighborhood when she noticed the man drive past her a few times before he stopped alongside her. The girl told police he asked her for directions on how to get to “a pharmacy.” He then offered her a ride.

She noticed the man’s genitals were exposed, so she took out her phone in an apparent attempt to photograph the man, but he fled, police said. Police were called a little after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

A report was filed. Police have only vague details about the man’s description and his vehicle.

8000 block of Winding Stream Drive — A man called Denton police Tuesday to report his vehicle was stolen, but it turned out the man’s vehicle had been impounded months ago after Denton police marked it as abandoned.

Police said the man’s vehicle was parked on the side of a Denton road back in May. Assuming it was abandoned, Denton police slapped an orange tag on the vehicle, and a Denton towing company towed the vehicle May 30.

The man has since recovered his vehicle, police said.

1000 block of Clover Lane — A man told police Tuesday that “OH HELL NO” was spray-painted onto one of his trees, according to a police report. The caller told dispatchers that somebody broke his fence to get into his yard. Police filed a vandalism report.


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

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 997 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 142 service and officer-initiated calls and made six arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 23 medical calls and three vehicle crashes.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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